[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Active Grants”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tour][vc_tta_section title=”January 2019″ tab_id=”1543571506160-533279c4-9cd5″][vc_column_text]Lead2030 Applications Live

Deadline: January 5, 2019

In its first year, Lead2030 will provide $500,000 to the most impactful youth-led initiatives, businesses or movements that are making a tangible impact on a selected Sustainable Development Goal.

Funding is equally divided across 10 SDG Challenges, each of which is supported by a Lead2030 Challenge Partner.

In addition to funding, each Challenge Winner will be connected with a team of expert mentors from the supporting business and its partners.

For the opportunity to receive this transformative support, explore the Challenges and apply before 5 January 2019.


ChangeMakers and ChangeLeads

Deadline: January 7, 2019

The purpose of Project Pakati – through the African Leadership Institute – is to create spaces and opportunities where young people can identify synergies and collaborate, resulting in the execution of collective agendas and activities that drive the African developmental agenda forward. In keeping with this, Pakati is calling for 150 ChangeMakers and three ChangeLeads to work on a youth representation project.


Common Wealth Foundation Grant Programme 

Deadline: January 7, 2019

The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. The Foundation believes in the power of stories and storytelling for social change and will award grants for creative approaches that have the potential to influence public discourse.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The African CSO Excellence Awards

Deadline: January 11, 2019

The African CSO Excellence Awards is a joint initiative between EPIC-Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation. The Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity to achieve program impact. The African CSO Excellence Awards reward organizations that demonstrate excellence across eight key elements of organizational capacity: Strategic Ability and Adaptability, Leadership and Governance, Financial Health and Management, Human Resources and Staff Development, Operations, Communications, Partnerships and Alliances, Monitoring and Evaluation.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Deadline: January 13, 2019

The Arrell Food Prizes recognize global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact. In 2019, two awards will be given: One award will recognize a researcher, or group of researchers, who has advanced understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety and/or human nutrition, with a significant positive impact on society. Likely themes include: food science, the environmental impact of agriculture, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, soil health, food animal health and production, pest management, supply chain management, food processing, food packaging, food safety, food consumption, human nutrition, food retail/marketing.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]UN Women Fund For Gender Equality

Deadline: January 18, 2019

The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 22nd funding cycle in 2018, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund Strategic Plan 2015-2020, (b) under the “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current refugee crisis and (c) under the “special window” addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]AI For Social Good

Deadline: January 22, 2019

Google.org is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Support to Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture in Uganda (PESCA)

Deadline: January 29, 2019. 

The EU is seeking proposals from eligible organisations to contribute to a competitive, job-intensive, environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture sector in Uganda.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”February 2019″ tab_id=”1542975113408-087916bd-1716″][vc_column_text]Heineken Africa Foundation

Deadline: February 1, 2019

In partnership with a local Heineken brewery in select African countries, local or international NGOs can apply to receive funding for projects in maternal/child care and WASH (Water, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Health). The Heineken Africa Foundation provides funding and administrative assistance. The local brewery supports through means of manpower, expertise and monitoring. The NGO is responsible for the implementation and continuation of the project.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Open Society Fellowship

Deadline: February 4, 2019

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Motorola Solutions Foundation

Deadline: February 4, 2019

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is now accepting 2019 inquiry requests. The deadline to submit the 2019 inquiry form is February 4, 2019. All 2019 applicant organizations will be notified in late-March if they have been selected to submit a formal application. Grant award decisions will be announced by early-August 2019.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Amplify Change: Strengthening Grant

Deadline: February 5, 2019

Strengthening grants support time-limited projects (up to 12 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more priority themes (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence) of AmplifyChange. Grants range between EUR40,000 – 100,000 and can be used to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]SEED Foundation Grant

Deadline: February 6, 2019

SEED Foundation pools together companies committed to supporting groups of African farmers. Our goal: give our committed corporate sponsors the opportunity to achieve their societal engagement by supporting family-based agricultural initiatives. Our mission: support agricultural and rural development in Africa so as to strengthen food security and living conditions for the more vulnerable populations.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Van Tienhoven Foundation For International Nature Protection

Deadline: February 14, 2019

Van Tienhoven Foundation is a small foundation that makes grants on the basis of the estate of Pieter Gerbrand van Tienhoven.

They are concerned about life on earth and the delicate balance between human life, nature and biodiversity. They believe local people are instrumental and key to conserve and restore nature and species populations. They believe that small grants can have a great impact, but only if small grants lead to change in policy and practice.


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Deadline: February 15, 2019

“Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program in USA is a unique first-of-its-kind program offered to select groups of both emerging women entrepreneurs and seasoned Kenyan women entrepreneurial leaders.

The Women for Africa Foundation, through collaboration with Babson College and Banco Santander, will offer a transformational and very unique learning experience designed to accelerate the impact and success of the participating entrepreneurs’ businesses. The program includes an intensive one-week residency at Babson’s main campus located near Boston, Massachusetts, the USA in addition to e-learning, coaching, and mentoring post-program in Nairobi.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Advocacy Academy

Deadline: February 20, 2019

Women Deliver is excited to launch our Advocacy Academy: three, brand new advocacy skill-building opportunities exclusively for Women Deliver 2019 Conference registrants! Led by some of the world’s leading advocates for gender equality and girls’ and women’s health and rights, these sessions will help emerging advocates sharpen skills, build connections with allies and peers, and practice proven methods for policy change. They’ll also equip advocates with tools and techniques to leverage the Women Deliver 2019 Conference to build and grow partnerships, and advance strategic advocacy initiatives.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]World Bank: IDEAS To Transform The Lives Of Billions 

Deadline: February 24, 2019

Despite significant progress in recent years, one billion people are still unable to prove their identity, and millions more have forms of identification that cannot be reliably verified or authenticated. In an increasingly digital age, the lack of verifiable identification often results in exclusion from economic opportunities and a variety of social and political rights.

THE CHALLENGE: How can digital identification systems in developing countries be better designed or adapted to protect people’s privacy and empower them with greater control over their personal data?

PRIZES: Cash prizes totaling $100,000 with a top prize of $50,000.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Youth Champions Initiative

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Rise Up is launching the third cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative (YCI), in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Following a competitive selection process, Rise Up will select 22 visionary young people working in Packard Foundation priority geographies – India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the United States. YCI integrates intensive capacity building, leadership development, mentoring, project funding, and technical assistance to enable young leaders to launch creative new initiatives to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in their countries.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]UNICEF Innovation Fund Call for Data Science & A.I

Deadline: February 28, 2019

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to 100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit  technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]World Food Programme

Deadline: February 28, 2019

The WFP Innovation is receiving innovative applications and proposals to help fight and end hunger.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Apply now for the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund for targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program

Deadline: February 28, 2019

From government, to civil society, to the private sector and beyond, the Obama Foundation is looking for changemakers who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good within their sphere of influence and have clear potential for impact and commitment to integrity.

Those selected as Obama Foundation Africa Leaders become members of a dedicated and self-sustaining community of changemakers that spans the African continent. Leaders are committed to ongoing learning and peer mentoring through in-person gatherings and robust online engagement. Those who are selected to participate in the program will need to be in Johannesburg, South Africa from July 10 through July 15, 2019.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science

Deadline: February 28, 2019

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI) is pleased to invite interested female scientists to apply for the second round of the AIMS NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe and frequent droughts, both of which exacerbate food insecurity and health problems in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa.

The AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS) seeks to increase women’s participation in, and contribution to, to a more sustainable societal response to climate change.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for YouthLead Ambassadors – Apply Now!

Deadline: February 28, 2019

YouthLead is announcing its new YouthLead Ambassador activities for young changemakers. We seek a self-directed and motivated youth with a proven track record in mobilizing other young changemakers and youth in the course of their change making activities.
Who Are YouthLead Ambassadors?
YouthLead Ambassadors are local changemakers with a proven track record in mobilizing other young changemakers and youth in the course of their change making activities. Applicants need to have demonstrated that they can mobilize youth. As well as tech-savvy to navigate and post on the YouthLead platform and have a basic understanding of social media tools (Facebook and Twitter). (Applicants need to have a profile on YouthLead).

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”March 2019″ tab_id=”1546933804120-a320dc1b-37fe”][vc_column_text]Join our Editorial Team

Deadline: March 1, 2019.

Philanthropy Circuit is soliciting contributors for its new editorial team launching 1 March 2019. The Editorial Team will be a body ofexperts who curate critical information about philanthropy in Africa, changing the narrative about giving in the continent.

We are looking for contributors who can write analytical and engaging articles that serve as authoritative/definitive subject-matter guides to practitioners or to individuals interested in topics related to African philanthropy.

To be considered for this opportunity, apply here by Wednesday 27 February 2019.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: March 1, 2019.

The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Advancing Infectious Disease Detection and Response in Nigeria

Deadline: March 4, 2019.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to conduct high quality public health research. Research projects may be quantitative, qualitative, and /or mixed methods epidemiological studies to conduct and monitor epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory-based projects, surveillance, and research of important diseases in Nigeria, including but not limited to address acute febrile illness, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic and vector borne diseases; environmental health issues effecting infectious diseases (such as water and air); vaccine-preventable diseases; biosafety and security; and other public health threats of local importance.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Positive Action Challenges: Reaching All Children

Deadline: March 5, 2019

Are you already providing social protection alongside HIV testing, treatment and care for children (ages 0-18) in low or middle-income countries? Can you document an intervention that demonstrates how social protection supports HIV testing, treatment and care for children in low or middle-income countries? Then respond to the Positive Action Challenge to receive funding.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]AmplifyChange @ Women Deliver 2019 Opportunity grant

Deadline: March 5, 2019.

This Opportunity grant will fund projects that will support movement building for SRHR. We will support new ideas to sustain and scale up established movements or support the creation and growth of nascent movements. The movement building work should contribute to successful advocacy campaigns to advance SRHR.

A shortlist of five (5) finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas live in front of a panel of SRHR expert judges during the final day of the Women Deliver conference on 6 June 2019. We will review the proposals using similar criteria to what we normally use (including the relevance of the proposed project, the potential to make sustainable impact, and the organisational profile and capacity). Due to the nature of the event, we are looking for confident, passionate advocates who aren’t afraid of public speaking.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Opportunities at African Philanthropy Forum (APF)

Deadline: March 8, 2019.

This Opportunity grant will fund projects that will support movement building for SRHR. We will support new ideas to sustain and scale up established movements or support the creation and growth of nascent movements. The movement building work should contribute to successful advocacy campaigns to advance SRHR.

A shortlist of five (5) finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas live in front of a panel of SRHR expert judges during the final day of the Women Deliver conference on 6 June 2019. We will review the proposals using similar criteria to what we normally use (including the relevance of the proposed project, the potential to make sustainable impact, and the organisational profile and capacity). Due to the nature of the event, we are looking for confident, passionate advocates who aren’t afraid of public speaking.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]US Embassy Grant in Zimbabwe

Deadline: March 15, 2019

The U.S. Embassy Harare Public Affairs Section (PAS) Harare invites proposals for projects that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Zimbabwe through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Nominate a young changemaker for the Children’s Peace Prize 2019!

Deadline: March 15, 2019

The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. Winning the International Children’s Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winners’ message reached more than 1, 2 billion people!

Nominate your changemaking candidate now! Last year we received 121 nominations from 45 countries around the world. We are looking for young changemakers between 12 and 17 years around the world. The nomination process is simple, but please make sure to check the requirements beforehand.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]USADF-All On Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge

Deadline: March 15, 2019

USADF and All On invite you to submit proposals for innovative off-grid solutions to “power up” underserved areas of Nigeria. Applicants should be developing, scaling up or extending energy technologies to off-grid areas of Nigeria.

To apply, applicants should complete the the application form below and send required attachments, to OffGridChallengeNigeria@usadf.gov between February 1 and March 15, 2019. For details on eligibility and full application instructions, please refer to the Request for Proposals document below.


Deadline: March 17, 2019

The Pan-African Lawyers Union (PALU) and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are calling for applications from lawyers and civil society organizations based in East Africa to participate in a forthcoming litigation surgery on the protection of civic space. The litigation surgery will be held in Arusha, Tanzania between 1-2 May 2019. All applicants are required to submit a current or potential case involving the protection of civic space for discussion and workshopping.

The application deadline is 17 March 2019. To apply, please complete the online application form available here.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Youth Think Tank

Deadline: March 17, 2019

The Youth Think Tank (YTT) is a research group made up of young people. In partnership with Restless Development, it trains and mentors young people to conduct research, collect evidence, and document youth needs, challenges, and aspirations. Each year, a new cohort conducts research in their communities and makes recommendations based on their findings. Research is focused on key issues that affect youth. The YTT was launched in 2012, and since then, it has grown to 58 researchers from seven countries across the continent.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund

Deadline: March 21, 2019

Through the Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund, Access Agriculture is requesting young people to propose innovative ideas to make a business, or expand their existing business, around the dissemination of agricultural videos. Through this competitive grant, the most inspiring and promising young entrepreneurs will receive a Digisoft smart projector. This projector has an in-built computer and contains the entire Access Agriculture library with over 200 videos in more than 75 international and local languages. The smart projector comes with a battery and a portable solar panel, so videos can be shown without the internet or electricity.

By building on the ICT skills and networks of young men and women, we believe we can better train farmers and make agriculture more attractive to youth and reach more women.


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Comic Relief’s Children Survive and Thrive 

Deadline: March 22, 2019

Comic Relief is offering up to £300k to fund projects in Kenya and Malawi  that focus on community action for early childhood development – to help make sure that all children have the best possible start, and become happy, healthy and confident individuals. These projects can be in education, sports, and social technology.  Applicant organisations must have a minimum annual income of £75k.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for expressions of interest to become a local champion in Futures Literacy in Africa

Deadline: March 24, 2019

The Imagining Africa’s Futures project is launching a call for expressions of interest for local champions in Africa. Local champions are expected to be key constituents of UNESCO and its partners’ effort to conduct research in Futures Literacy by co-designing and co-running Futures Literacy Laboratories in their local communities. Local champions can be a team of driven individuals or organisations.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Civil Society Scholar Awards

Deadline: March 29, 2019

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagement with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Nominations for the World of Children Award

Deadline: March 31, 2019

World of Children provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide.

Award benefits include a minimum $75,000 multi-year cash grant provided to the individual’s organization, media and educational opportunities, and recognition at the Awards Ceremony & Benefit in New York City in November 2019.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Circular Economy Programme Application

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Apply for the first in a series of circular economy learning offerings and join a global community of circular economy practitioners. This unique, free-to-learn programme has been designed to include a collaborative online phase and an exclusive four-day immersive workshop in London. Completing these two initial phases will lead to you shaping your role as an Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular economy pioneer.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Become a 2019 ONE Champion in Nigeria

Deadline: March 31, 2019

ONE in Nigeria is recruiting for its 4th cohort of the ONE Champions Program. This is a voluntary program where ONE will recruit, train, and support 50 emerging leaders between 18-35 years of age who will champion causes ONE supports at the grassroots, state and federal level in Nigeria. ONE advocates and campaigns on education, health, agriculture and transparency as a means to fight poverty with focus on gender and youth.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”April 2019″ tab_id=”1547631725250-8735b40c-d4ad”][vc_column_text]Impact Makers and Creators

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Impact Makers and Creators is a fully-funded, three-month business accelerator for ideation-and-growth-stage social and creative entrepreneurs.

The programme will support entrepreneurs to build their businesses, make their impact sustainable and reach wider communities and beneficiaries through their work.

Impact Makers and Creators is an ambitious programme that will work with 120 Ideation-and Growth-Stage social and creative entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg and support them in building their social and creative businesses, make their impact sustainable and reach wider communities and beneficiaries through their work.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship Programme

Deadline: April 1, 2019

The scholarship programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities. The applicant should be affiliated to an African university/research center and have a proven track record of extensive research experience. The Institute strives to achieve a fair distribution of scholarship positions in regards to gender and geographic focus.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development 

Deadline: April 2, 2019

Are you part of a small and growing eco-inclusive enterprise that continues to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to your target markets? The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the most innovative and promising locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in developing and emerging economies. Each year, multiple award categories are offered, ranging from country- or region-specific awards to SEED Low Carbon Award Winners and SEED Gender Equality Award Winners.

The SEED Awards 2019 are now open for applications. Apply now to take your enterprise to the next level. Up to 66 prize packages will be awarded to locally-driven and early-stage enterprises, which leverage their innovative business solutions to solve social and environmental challenges across Africa and Asia.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Registration for Code Jam 2019 is open

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Code Jam is back for its 16th year! Join the Code Jam community and take on a series of challenging algorithmic puzzles designed by Google engineers. You’ll have a chance to earn the coveted title of Code Jam Champion and win 15,000 USD at the World Finals. Do you have what it takes?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Audio/visual reporting grants & Investigative reporting grants

Deadline: April 14, 2019

The Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) at Wits Journalism and partner China House are inviting journalists to submit proposals for two opportunities: Africa-China audio/visual reporting grants or investigative reporting grants with total budgets of around US$3,000 per grant. See How to apply below and Potential focus areas in the appendix for examples of previous topics.

The Project provides capacity building and facilitation in the form of reporting grants, workshops and other opportunities for journalists to investigate complex dynamics and uncover untold stories. The Project encourages journalists to emphasize on-the-ground impact and perspectives to illustrate how the lives of the people of Africa are changing amid the comprehensive phenomenon of Africa-China interactions (more about the Africa-China Reporting Project).

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Skills Initiative for Africa

Deadline: April 15, 2019

SIFA is an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC) supported by the German Government to strengthen occupational prospects of young people in Africa.
To begin with eight countries have been selected as pilot countries – Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.

SIFA finances skills development projects in several African countries. Projects should contribute to employment-oriented skills development for young people.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Supporting Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Urban Africa

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Culture at Work Africa is looking to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations. Projects will seek sustainable outputs and will foster multi-stakeholder national and transregional cooperation, inclusive societies, cultural diversity and equal dignity for all.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Adobe Awards

Deadline: April 17, 2019

The Adobe Awards are open to all aspiring young creators who are over the age of 18. Adobe tools must have contributed to the creation of your entry.

Career art and design professionals are NOT eligible to enter the Adobe Awards. If you have professional experience and training in any creative field that puts you at a distinct advantage over students and emerging creators, your entry will be disqualified.

For the full list of competition eligibility criteria and more details on judging, refer to the official rules.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]New FemBioBiz Acceleration Program: call for applications

Deadline: April 20, 2019

Hivos, SANBio and partners are looking for ambitious women leaders in green a/o agri-food related businesses. Women who want to grow their business through an acceleration program, and gain regional exposure and access to international markets. Participants stand a chance to win prizes in their countries, attend the SA Innovation Summit, and enjoy additional opportunities in and outside of the continent.

The program targets both women business owners who already run a company, as well as entrepreneurial students with exciting business ideas involving agri-food, health, (bio)waste, natural beauty products or nutrition. Innovation is particularly important, and both formal and informal businesses are welcome to apply.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) Grant

Deadline: April 20, 2019

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Our headquarters is in Dakar and we have country offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.

OSIWA supports innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond to the broader deep-seated political, justice and socio-economic roadblocks to open society in West Africa. We seek to seize new opportunities and deploy novel methods, including technology and the arts, to address open society challenges.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Global Giving Accelerator

Deadline: April 26, 2019

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help you take your fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, you’ll be entered into an Accelerator campaign where you’ll raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to graduate and secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform.

Any registered nonprofit (anywhere in the world!) is eligible to apply. We’ll support you as you reach out to your own networks, and tell your story in new and compelling ways. Donors can give in USD or GBP, helping you reach your supporters in the US, the UK, and beyond. We’ll also provide matching incentives for your donors, and bonus prizes for the most successful participants.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for Applications: West Africa Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery

Deadline: April 28, 2019

MLDI is calling for applications from English-speaking lawyers based in countries that are members of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and the Republic of Cameroon to participate in a practical litigation workshop on the right to freedom of expression, digital rights and the internet.

Successful applicants will be funded to attend the litigation surgery in early July in Accra, Ghana. After completing the training, attendees will also become active members of a digital rights legal network through which there will be opportunity for engagement regionally and internationally.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]ICT IN EDUCATION INNOVATIONS

Deadline: April 30, 2019

This Call is for African innovators to submit their relevant ICT based education innovations that are being successfully applied in African education systems. The innovator may be an individual or an organization, including government, non-government and for-profit agencies.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for experts – WHO Global Malaria Programme

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently issuing a “Call for experts” to serve as members of the newly formed GDG. This roster will also be used as the basis to convene future ERGs and technical consultations to provide advice to WHO. Applications from the following groups are welcome, noting that this is not an exhaustive list:

  • malaria experts in all technical areas;
  • national malaria control programme managers;
  • representatives of groups most affected by malaria, such as service users and representatives of disadvantaged groups;
  • experts in assessing evidence and developing guidelines informed by evidence; and
  • other technical experts including surveillance, health systems, health economics, equity, human rights and gender; community engagement; etc.

If you would like to add your name to this roster, please complete the following questionnaire.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for Applications: 2019-2020 Fellowships from “Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The “Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites scholars working in the field of African studies to apply for fellowships in the Bayreuth Aca- demy of Advanced African Studies (BA).

Funded through the Excellence Strategy of Germany’s federal and state governments since January 1, 2019, the aim of the cluster is to reconfigure African studies at the conceptual and the structural levels. The cluster is conceived as a transformative space for the systematic study of African and African diasporic ways of life, enabling new forms of inter- and trans- disciplinary cooperation. The BA was founded in 2012 as a space for engaged scholarship and debate in the study of Africa and is now part of the “Africa Multiple” cluster.

In the academic year 2019-2020, the BA offers up to twenty short- and long-term fellowships. These are designed to enable scholars of African studies to pursue projects of significance to the cluster’s theoretical and thematic agenda while immersed in a vibrant community of re- searchers coming from more than fifteen academic disciplines. Fellows will be in residence for a period ranging from one to six months, during which they will carry out their research in an efficiently managed environment with excellent working conditions.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for experts – WHO Global Malaria Programme

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently issuing a “Call for experts” to serve as members of the newly formed GDG. This roster will also be used as the basis to convene future ERGs and technical consultations to provide advice to WHO. Applications from the following groups are welcome, noting that this is not an exhaustive list:

  • malaria experts in all technical areas;
  • national malaria control programme managers;
  • representatives of groups most affected by malaria, such as service users and representatives of disadvantaged groups;
  • experts in assessing evidence and developing guidelines informed by evidence; and
  • other technical experts including surveillance, health systems, health economics, equity, human rights and gender; community engagement; etc.

If you would like to add your name to this roster, please complete the following questionnaire.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”May 2019″ tab_id=”1548229529289-0b4adf15-c98e”][vc_column_text]WISCI GIRLS STEAM CAMP

Deadline: May 1, 2019.

The Women in Science (WiSci, for short!) Girls’ STEAM Camps are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school girls from around the world to dive into the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills, in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses paid.

Since 2015, WiSci Camps have been made possible thanks to private-public partnerships amongst the U.S. Department of State, Girl Up, Intel, Google, and many other incredible partners who want to close the gender gap in STEAM through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training.

WiSci Camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn for two weeks together, Girls are the heart of the WiSci program. WiSci facilitators teach girls to value taking risks, to bounce back after failing, and to build the reliance to keep trying again.

Applications for the 2019 Camps are now OPEN!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Violence Across the Lifespan

Deadline: May 1, 2019.

EVAWI is inviting workshop proposals for our 2020 International Conference. Our conference promotes innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to gender-based violence.

We are seeking proposals from workshop presenters that meet our mission and the conference objectives, which are to:

  • Improve responses to victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking, elder abuse, and other gender-based crimes
  • Enhance collaboration among criminal justice and community professionals through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of those who perpetrate gender-based violence
  • Promote effective prevention and risk reduction programs

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders

Deadline: May 6, 2019.

Your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policy making.

As a member of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for ten days of advanced policy and leadership development programme at leading institutions. You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Following your time in the UK you will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be an influential leader in your country and beyond.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Program (KAD-DIP)

Deadline: May 12, 2019.

Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Program aims to nurture digital entrepreneurship and create opportunities in Kaduna State by equipping entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge required to start and grow their digital enterprises. The program provides training, mentorship, peer learning and access to partnerships and investors to innovative entrepreneurs.  Participants in the program will be guided and nurtured through a series of activities designed to help idea stage and young entrepreneurs find their footing and grow.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]African Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Each year the AWIEF Awards recognise, honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa and across industry sectors, for their economic performance and contribution to Africa’s growth and social development. AWIEF salutes these women for their passion and determination in making a difference in their countries and on the continent.

The AWIEF Awards cover emerging and established entrepreneurship in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Pioneers or not, AWIEF Awards candidates are women who have demonstrated outstanding vision and inspiration, and have overcome challenges to make a significant social impact and/or become successful in their businesses along AWIEF’s core areas of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and socio-economic development

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Getty Images – Reportage Grant

Deadline: May 15, 2019.

The Getty Images Reportage Grant continues the tradition of our Editorial Grants program, which, from its founding in 2004, has supported independent photojournalists around the world by providing the creative freedom necessary to pursue work that is personally important to them. (Above: a photo by grantwinner Paula Bronstein, from her project “The Cost of War.”)

Grants will be awarded by independent judges selected by Getty Images for their expertise and experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with compelling a visual narrative in a documentary feature format, taking into account the caliber of portfolio, the project’s merit and professional ability.

Prizes and benefits

  • $15,000 prize (three available)
  • Winners will be announced in September
  • Receive recognition in media coverage of grant winners
  • Assurance that you retain copyrights to the images you submit for judges’ review
  • Option to have Getty Images’ editorial guidance throughout your project

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]YOUNG LEADERS – 2019 EDITION

Deadline: May 17, 2019.

The French-African Foundation has launched the Young Leaders program in response to the immense global challenges which require a new generation of leaders whose ambition is to become true agents of change. In 2019, this program will be held under the double high patronage of the President of the French Republic Mr. Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo.

Selected candidates must show the talent, passion and shared values that have the potential to contribute to transformative change in Africa and in France. This program represents an exceptional opportunity to engage with other candidates as well as with national and continental leaders in the public and private secto


Secretary-General Peacebuilding Fund’s Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2019

Deadline: May 20, 2019.

African Union Youth Envoy is now receiving applications for the Secretary-General Peacebuilding Fund’s Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2019. #GYPI2019 #Youth4Peace Promoting inclusive peacebuilding through innovative initiatives empowering women & young people.



Deadline: May 24, 2019.

The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation , GreenTec Capital Africa , and with the contribution of the  World Bank , FAO  and other partners, Pitch AgriHack 2019.

The program aims to support the development of services offered by young e-agricultural start-ups and help accelerate the adoption of innovations for higher productivity in the agri-food sector. The competition is open to young founders of e-agricultural start-ups, men and women, aged between 18 and 35 years old. It is more specifically companies that own platforms (applications, websites, hardware using software, etc.) offering digital services to the agricultural sector. 50% of the finalists will be companies founded or co-founded by women.

Applicants must be nationals and residents of all African countries (North Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa and West Africa) and the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries signatory to the Cotonou Agreement with the European Union.

The final will take place during the 2019 edition of the Forum on the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRF 2019) organized by AGRA and various actors, in Ghana, Accra in September 2019.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Wildlife Poaching & Trafficking Journalism Training Workshop, July 2019

Deadline: May 26, 2019.

The Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) at Wits Journalism and partners Khetha(WWF) and VukaNow (USAID) invite journalists who report on wildlife poaching and trafficking from countries in Southern Africa (see specific countries below) to submit applications to participate in the Wildlife Poaching & Trafficking Journalism Training Workshop that will take place in South Africa in July 2019.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2019

Deadline: May 30, 2019.

The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East. This 9th edition unfolds in two phases: first the candidates participate to a national competition, then an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners. At both the national and international step, the viewers of this site can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist. Registration starts on Monday, 4th of March 2019.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]SAB Lerumo by KickStart

Deadline: May 31, 2019.

As the South African Breweries, one of the things we do really well is to manufacture quality products. With over 124 years of experience, we have gathered and mastered a few award winning techniques under our belt. Why not share the expertise with those who will also one day become leading product manufacturing giants. Our wish is to strengthen the industry, with women in the forefront. Are you a women-owned local beverage manufacturer? SAB Lerumo by KickStart is looking you. Apply now!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”June 2019″ tab_id=”1551081285303-8399c370-f5a1″][vc_column_text]Call for applications for the 7th African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

Deadline: June 1, 2019

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa (RIA) are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 7th African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This year the school will be held immediately prior to the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), which will take place in the first half of September 2019. Final dates and location will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for Applications for The Young Women Ambassador/ Mentorship Programme

Deadline: June 5, 2019

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund, in partnership with the SDN, is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Women Ambassador/Mentorship programme. This programme is a part of the More Women in Governance (M-WIG) project being implemented by both organisations to promote gender equality in governance and decision making spaces in Rivers State. The mentorship programme is a developmental opportunity aimed at equipping young women with the knowledge and leadership skills equip mentees with the knowledge and skills necessary for those aspiring for a career in politics within the Niger Delta and Nigeria as a whole. The Programme aims to do this by connecting and fostering a relationship between women, who have participated extensively in politics (mentors), and young women who are politically ambitious (mentees).

Why participate?

This programme will provide mentors with the opportunity to contribute to a more inclusive political system in the Niger Delta region of the country, and equip mentees with the knowledge and skills necessary for those aspiring for a career in politics. It will also provide participants with the opportunity to expand their networks, and raise their leadership profiles.

You are invited to participate in this programme as a mentee if you are:

  • A female between the ages of 18-35 who is currently enrolled in a higher learning institution; however, women with strong political will and exceptional qualities but are not part of any tertiary institution will also be considered
  • Enthusiastic about participating in the promotion of gender inclusive governance within your community
  • Willing to apply the knowledge and skills gained during the programme to advocate to stakeholders and sensitise other citizens about the importance of increased female political representation

A two-day workshop will be held in Rivers State for applicants, to provide them with training on participating in the mentorship process to yield political and personal growth strategies. The mentees will be matched with their mentors afterwards. Both mentors and mentees will receive a manual to guide the mentorship structure. This programme is open only to females who reside in Port Harcourt.

Please fill out the mentee online application form and if you have any questions, contact confidence@stakeholderdemocracy.org and ssuleiman@womenfund.org

Programme duration is 3 months and the deadline for application is the 5th of June 2019

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Seed Transformation Program Admission

Deadline: June 15, 2019

Apply to the Seed Transformation Program in East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, or India to gain access to Stanford’s general management training, coaching, and networking support, and transform your career and your organization. Eligibility Applicants must: Be a CEO or founder of a company or market-driven social enterprise. Lead a company with a strong value proposition and potential to grow with an annual revenue between US $150,000 and US $15 million that is registered in East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, India, or Sri Lanka. Have a management team of at least two people in addition to the CEO or founder.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LEADING FROM THE SOUTH ROUND 4

Deadline: June 17, 2019

AWDF is happy to invite proposals for grants from all eligible women-led and women’s rights groups and organisations in Africa and the Middle East under Leading From the South. Applications are due 17 June 2019.

LFS is a funding initiative designed and managed by AWDF and three other women’s rights organisations: Women’s Fund Asia, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur and Indigenous Women’s Fund (FIMI). Under this initiative, AWDF aims to scale up its grantmaking and advocacy initiatives to promote women’s rights, amplify their voices, increase economic opportunities and improve access to spaces of decision-making.

AWDF is mandated to fund in all 54 African countries. Under the Leading from the Southinitiative AWDF has expanded its grantmaking mandate to include selected countries in the Middle East.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]USAID’s Inclusive Health Access Prize

Deadline: June 28, 2019

USAID is offering $150,000 in prizes to private organizations with a track record of affordably, accountably, and reliably expanding health care access to the poor and most vulnerable through public-private integration, while also demonstrating a vision for expanding this approach to new geographies.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Each year UNILEVEr provides up to eight winners with financial support to help them grow – with the overall winner of the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize receiving €50,000. All winners attend a residential Accelerator Programme run by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, followed by a year of mentoring support completely tailored to their needs. That could range from business support through to personal development coaching – whatever is most needed to help that entrepreneur and their business succeed. And where it’s right for both sides, we’ll support the entrepreneur to open doors and make new business connections – whether that’s within Unilever or elsewhere.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2019 INNOVATE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Are you an early stage start-up based in the Somali region? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation, or developing a tech-enabled product or service addressing a big local need? Are you passionate about your business idea? Apply for Innovate Accelerator today!

Innovate Ventures is the leading Somali start-up accelerator and technology fund. The program partners with VC4A, Telesom and Oxfam as part of Work in Progress! project. To date, the programme has graduated over 40 start-ups and has invested almost $100,000 in its graduates. As part of the acceleration package, you will receive training, mentorship by domain experts, access to an extensive business network, visibility and a chance to get investment.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for Reporting Grant Applications: Climate Change Impacts and Youth-Initiated Solutions in Nile Basin Countries

Deadline: June 30, 2019

InfoNile invites young journalists aged 35 and below in the Nile Basin countries to submit proposals for in-depth investigative multimedia journalism stories on climate change impacts and youth-initiated solutions in rural communities of Nile Basin. These stories are part of a series of stories focusing on climate change and youth-driven initiatives in mitigating the effects of climate change funded by CIVICUS and will also feed into a final data journalism project including interactive maps and stories.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]SAP’s Skills For Africa Program – Lagos – Nigeria 2019 Job

Deadline: June 30, 2019

SAP Skills for Africa Programme invests in the future workforce and delivers a comprehensive program which combines technical and soft skill elements over a set period of time. At the end of the program and upon successful graduation the trainees become certified SAP consultants, with a guaranteed temporary job placement within the SAP Ecosystem for initial work experience purposes.


What the programme offers you:

  • Three month full time SAP training programme at no cost to you
  • Hands-on simulated project exercises throughout the programme
  • Official Associate Level SAP Certification
  • Possibility of an internship in the SAP ecosystem after training, based on performance

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for Applications: NELGA research fellowships on land and gender

Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) is a partnership of leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education, training and research on land governance.

NELGA invites its partner institutions’ staff members or students with a background in land governance or gender studies to apply for funding for research fellowships on Land and Gender.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • have completed at least a first university degree (undergraduate) at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education;
  • return to their studies at the end of the fellowship;
  • be nationals of an African country;
  • be granted leave of absence by their home institution for the purpose of conducting a field study.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Maypole Fund

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Grants from the Maypole Fund have contributed to a wide range of activities. So far, Maypole money has helped with printing leaflets, mounting exhibitions and making videos.

Here is a very specific example out of very many:

  • a Maypole grant helped to finance legal costs for women arrested for opposing British arms sales to the Indonesian government to use against East Timor.

Deadlines for funding applications are: 31 January and 30 June of each year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”July 2019″ tab_id=”1553768829768-c53722d2-1140″][vc_column_text]Miss.Africa Digital announces 2019, Round IV Seed Funding Tech Initiative for women in Africa

Deadline: 2 July, 2019

Miss.Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing a Seed Fund in Africa that will offer grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles.

The program is interested in learning about successful activities that are currently supporting women and girls in STEM, and through this effort, we identify how we might support scalability and their impacts.

The 2019 Seed Grant for the amount Five Thousand US dollars (USD 5,000) will assist the winning initiative to start or expand their capacity.

A second category of One Thousand United States Dollars (USD 1000) will be granted as a prize for two other applicants from emerging African countries that create further socio-economic value for women by effectively leveraging tech opportunities.

To apply, please fill the form with the instructions in the portal below or send your Expression of Interest (EOI) to the email: eoi(at)dotconnectafrica.org

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]NESTLE R&D INNOVATION CHALLENGE FOR STUDENTS

Deadline: 7 July, 2019

The R&D innovation challenge will take place in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South-Africa. The goal is to work collaboratively with universities to identify sustainable and scalable science and technology solutions that help to accelerate the innovation of products that meet local consumer needs. The R&D innovation challenge calls for novel solutions across four areas: environmentally friendly packaging solutions, sustainable cocoa plantlets affordable nutrition and new routes to market.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]SponsorsYouth in Landscapes Camp

Deadline: 14 July, 2019

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]SDG-focused African startups invited to apply for Merck programme

Deadline: 17 July, 2019

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Autumn School for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Deadline: 17 July, 2019

Participants of the Autumn School will…

  • get to know more about the life and work of other young changemakers from African countries and Germany;
  • acquire useful tools to further develop their business;
  • exchange resources and experiences and set the base for long-term virtual or regional exchange;
  • gain support and motivation to act as drivers of change for sustainable entrepreneurship in their own region;
  • be part of ASA’s extended alumni and partner network.


Deadline: 21 July, 2019

GoGettaz is a competition for innovative, young entrepreneurs pursuing the trillion-dollar opportunity of Africa’s agri-food sector. If you are a young agripreneur with a pioneering business venture, you could win one of two US$50,000 cash prizes that will help you change your world and transform the agri-food business.

One male and one female winner will be chosen based on the innovation, originality, scalability and environmental sustainability of their business venture.

All applicants benefit from inspiration, education, and support via access to an online platform for entrepreneurs.

GoGettaz. Revolutionise entrepreneurship. Reimagine agri-food. Win $50,000.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Summer of Solutions 

Deadline: 30 July, 2019

The “Summer Of Solutions” is a call for applications from young people around the world to create innovative technology-based solutions to global challenges.

This is a new initiative launched by the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with the United Nations Technology and Innovation LabsUnited Nations Development Programme, the Office of Information and Communications Technology and Unite Ideas.

The 2019 #SummerOfSolutions aims to solve climate challenges:

  1. #OpenCI Platform Challenge: develop an information systems solution that can serve as a platform to enhance the access of localized climate and market information.
  2. #CircularEconomy Challenge: present ideas for ICT tools and business process innovations that are related to the Circular Economy and can result in rapid and far-reaching improvements for society.
  3. #EthicalFashion Challenge: present ideas for ICT tools and business process innovations that are related to Ethical Fashion & Textiles, which can result in rapid and far-reaching improvements for society.

Selected participants and their ideas will be showcased at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in
New York City in September 2019.

Pick your challenge, get involved and help change the world!


Deadline: 31 July, 2019

Financial allocation

The AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund is looking to award an indicative amount of EUR 18,000,000 to agri-enterprises as financial support. The funds will be allocated through three (3) separate calls for proposals. This second call will allocate up to approximately EUR 8,000,000.


Size of financial support

Any financial support requested from AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund in the second call must fall within the following range:

  • Minimum amount: Euro 200,000
  • Maximum amount: Euro 750,000

The Challenge Fund will award financial support to cover a maximum of 50% of the total value of the proposal. The balance (i.e. the difference between the total cost of the proposal and the amount requested as financial support) must be financed from matching funds in the form of cash/cash equivalents, credit or equity from external financiers. In cases where applications are made by consortia the match fund contributions can be provided by any of the consortia members.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]ITU Innovation Challenge 

Deadline: 31 July, 2019

Do you have what it takes to create a digital world?

We encourage you to follow all the required steps to maximize your winning chances:

Stage 1 (step 1-2): Submit your idea, get 15 votes from other members in the community in order to move to stage 2 and contribute by commenting and liking other ideas.

Stage 2 (step 3-4): Submit your final proposal by taking into consideration the feedback from stage 1 by filling-out and submitting the supporting documents from your respective challenge. The winner will be announced based on the final submissions and contributions to the community.

The challenge is open for all nationals, and there is no age limit for applying. However, terms and conditions apply for specific events and winner selection. 

Up to 10 global winners will be chosen by a jury of experts and will be taken to one of the two flagships events in digital innovation held in Korea and Hungary. This will include

  • Get a flight* from your location and accommodation
  • Receive access to the event and Bootcamp training on ITU’s digital innovation tools
  • Access a network of digital innovation leaders
  • and more…

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

Deadline: 31 July, 2019

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains aims to scale digital solutions for the agricultural last mile and improve smallholders’ financial inclusion, livelihood and climate resilience. The Fund prioritises enterprise services targeted at organisations (e.g. agribusiness, cooperatives, etc.) procuring from smallholders with the focus on those living on less than USD 2 per day.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Join the Movement and create a Peaceful and Sustainable World!

Deadline: 31 July, 2019

This global platform empowers young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to engage in a more peaceful world. Participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”August 2019″ tab_id=”1553772347894-cad16b5e-9759″][vc_column_text]Young SDG Innovators

Deadline: August, 2019

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This ten-month accelerator programme activates future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives.

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is designed to engage your company’s brightest and best talent in not only advancing your sustainability efforts but driving innovation and delivering tangible solutions with potential market value for your company.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Africa Agri-food Development Programme (AADP)

Deadline: August 2, 2019

The Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP) is a joint initiative between the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Objective of the AADP is to develop partnerships between the Irish Agri-Food Sector and African countries to support sustainable growth of the local food industry, build markets for local produce and support mutual trade between Ireland and Africa.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]4th Amani Training For Africa

Deadline: August 3, 2019

This training provides you with:

Tools and practices to nurture your inner peace, good habits and mindful leadership skills such as self-discipline, mental clarity, and compassion. Those tools are destined to take you to the next level of your overall performance.

A space to connect, share and learn among other young people from across the continent. This is an opportunity to awaken the pan-African spirit and collaboration in your projects for sustainable peace and positive development in Africa and the world.

An opportunity to inspire your community as a Peace Agent: A Peace Agent is an active peace builder who guides others in the endeavor of building sustainable peace starting with their own practice and community sharing.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]GREENHOUSE LAB

Deadline: August 4, 2019

The first of its kind in Nigeria, GreenHouse Lab is a three-month accelerator focused solely on early-stage, female-led or female focused technology start-ups across Africa, as well as African run start-ups domiciled overseas with products that are scalable in African markets.

Apply today for the opportunity to receive world class tech entrepreneurship training, a minimum of 100K USD and access to a global network of mentors and investors.

Application Process

• Make sure you have a venture profile published on the VC4Africa platform with your most recent pitch deck attached.

• Apply for the program via the online application form

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme

Deadline: August 5, 2019

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have launched the TEF – UNDP Youth Entrepreneurship Programme to empower an additional 100,000 young African entrepreneurs over the next 10 years with seed capital, business management training and mentoring.

This Programme is borne out of the Foundation’s tried and tested approach to philanthropy which prioritises African entrepreneurs as the key enablers of economic development.

The first phase of this partnership titled the “TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme” will be implemented this year (2019) and will empower 2,000 entrepreneurs from the following countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad region: Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Nigeria.

We have prepared responses to your “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) for additional clarification:

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Next Generation Nigeria

Deadline: August 7, 2019

Next Generation is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives. The stated aims of the programme are to:

1.Understand youth attitudes and aspirations

2.Amplify youth voice

3.Support better youth policy-making

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

Deadline: August 17, 2019

The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education recognise African-driven and African based organisations addressing skill gaps, financial insecurity and underemployment through innovative entrepreneurial education programmes.

With an emphasis on sustainability, the awards offer monetary prizes up to $15,000 as an investment in organisations whose inspirational work is transforming the futures of African Youth. Supported by The Saville Foundation and managed by Teach A Man To Fish, the Pan-African Awards combine the aims and expertise of both organisations.

Looking for the French version/En français?


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Cartier Women’s Initiative 

Deadline: August 19, 2019

Cartier Awards calls on female entrepreneurs worldwide to register for her 2020 edition of the Award week.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2019 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award

Deadline: 30th August, 2019

Call for African management research proposals

Emerald and AFAM (Africa Academy of Management), in association with INASP and the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD), are delighted to offer a research grant for an African project in the field of management research. The award will offer £2,500 (approximately US$4,000 equivalent) to fund the winning research project.

Applications should address the following theme: Fostering a research culture driven by growth and sustainability in Africa.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2019 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award

Deadline: 30th August, 2019

Call for African management research proposals

Emerald and AFAM (Africa Academy of Management), in association with INASP and the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD), are delighted to offer a research grant for an African project in the field of management research. The award will offer £2,500 (approximately US$4,000 equivalent) to fund the winning research project.

Applications should address the following theme: Fostering a research culture driven by growth and sustainability in Africa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”September 2019″ tab_id=”1546934534120-ec835c12-fc0b”][vc_column_text]Ford Motor Company’s Conservation and Environmental Grants programme

Deadline: 1st September, 2019

Ford Motor Company’s Conservation and Environmental Grants programme has become an annual event in the Middle East and North Africa. Since its inception in 2000, the GCC/Levant chapter of the Ford Grants has supported more than 200 projects with $1.71 million granted to date.

The programme was created to empower individuals and non-profit groups donating their time and effort to preserve the environmental well-being of their communities. By providing necessary funding and visibility, we hope to encourage the multiplication of similar grassroots efforts that will serve as catalysts for change across the globe.

Over the past 17 years, Ford’s green initiative has seen support and praise from various governmental and non-governmental environmental authorities including the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Emirates Wildlife Society and the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). In 2015, the programme was extended to cover Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Reimagine Education Conference & Awards

Deadline: 1st September, 2019

Reimagine Education is a global competition rewarding innovative approaches aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes and employability, offering $50,000 in funding to the overall winner/s and 16 ‘Oscars’ of Education. It culminates in an international conference for all those seeking to shape the future of education.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Google News Initiative Challenge 

Deadline: 2nd September, 2019

As part of this program, the GNI will fund a set of projects from around the world that meet specified criteria, with the intent of producing learning and thought leadership to share with the wider industry.

Google is proud to launch the GNI’s first Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Africa & Turkey Region. The Challenge will focus on reader engagement and new business models in any form. Google will fund selected projects up to USD $150,000 and will finance up to 70% of the total project cost. Special discretion on the total project cap may be considered by the Jury depending on the scale and impact of a very large collaborative effort.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Young Women Social Entrepreneurs Call for Applications

Deadline: 5th September, 2019

Are you a young woman running a start-up social enterprise in KISUMU, KILIFI or THARAKA NITHI County?
Akili Dada is looking for you!

You are the right candidate for this program if you meet ALL of the following criteria;

A young woman aged 25-30 years old.
Currently residing in Kilifi, Kisumu or Tharaka Nithi County.
Running a social enterprise i.e. a business with a social change goal.
Running an enterprise that has been in operation for at least 1 year, but not more than 2 years.
The founder or co-founder of the enterprise.
Passionate about transformative leadership and sustainable community development.
Proficient in English.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for to Transform Innovative Solutions Waste to Wealth

Deadline: 6th September, 2019

This year, World Habitat Day is calling attention to the issue of waste, wishing to change the discourse into a positive one, where waste is presented as an opportunity to bring about wealth and change in the communities and cities where we live. UN-Habitat is calling for you to share your innovative solutions and best practices that transform waste to wealth. The objective is to collate the best solutions and innovative practices from around the world and present these at World Habitat Day for practitioners to take home and be inspired to replicate them.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Innovation Centre (IC- Media Futures)

Deadline: 7th September, 2019

The new Innovation Center (IC)- Media Futures brings together great innovative minds and media professionals from East Africa who are leading change in their spheres of influence with the aim of supporting, training and incubating their oustanding ideas into economically viable realities.

Powered by the German development bank, KfW, amd om collaboration with DW Akademie, the Innovation Centre aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship to enhance media viability through a combination of research, training, mentorship, coaching, knowledge sharing, incubation and acceleration services. The Innovation Centre is based in Nairobi and will provide a co-working space, time and support for concrete leading-edge innovation projects that strengthen Media Viability across the region.

The Innovation Center provides an environment in which innovators-in-residence will undergo a rigorous and immersive training programme that will familiarize them with principles of media viability, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. In essence, the Innovation Center is the crucible for the next generation of media entrepreneurs, where great ideas supporting the future of high-quality journalism in East Africa are turned into reality.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]ADDIS ABABA MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME 2019

Deadline: 9th September, 2019

C40 in partnership with the city of Addis Ababa will contribute to the emergence of the next generation of climate leaders by sharing knowledge and experience through an ambitious mentorship program dedicated to women in C40 cities. The C40 Addis Ababa Women4Climate Mentorship Program will match committed leaders from the business sector, international organizations, and community organizations with emerging female leaders. The mentors will share their knowledge and experiences, supporting the mentees in becoming powerful leaders in their chosen field including politics, NGOs, business, media, and community groups.

Addis Ababa is proud to be the first African city to launch a Women4Climate Mentorship programme. The aim of the program is to support emerging women leaders to become more expert influencers while mobilising others in their efforts to accelerate climate action in meeting Addis Ababa’s sustainable environmental targets.

Addis Ababa is seeking mentees from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds who are developing innovative projects or ideas that will help the city to become more resilient to the increasing vulnerability caused by climate change.

Applications due by 9th September, 2019. Please refer to the attached guidelines to support your application.

For more information call: + 25 191 328 35 73

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence

Deadline: 13th September, 2019

The 2020 Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence Call for Proposals is now open.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, roughly 938 million women. The costs of gender-based violence (GBV) are substantial. Violence against women and girls impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality broadly.

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) have partnered to address this global pandemic by launching the Development Marketplace to Address Gender-Based Violence. The Development Marketplace awards teams from around the world with funds to support evidence-based research, interventions, and other activities related to GBV prevention and response.

The Awards, first launched four years ago, honor GBV victims and survivors, and are held in memory of Hannah Graham, daughter of longtime World Bank Group employee John Graham. Listen to an interview with John Graham. The winning teams receive up to US$100,000 each.


Reducing Violence through Education

Reducing Violence through Parenting Interventions

Reducing Violence through understanding Violence Against Women and Children

Reducing Violence through Economic Empowerment

Reducing Violence through Physiological Interventions

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call for Innovation Proposals: Regional Health Innovation Exchange 2019, Africa

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Please use this form to submit an innovation that you would like to be considered for inclusion in the regional Health Innovation Exchange event for Africa. The event is planned for November-December 2019, with exact dates and location to be confirmed. Participation in the event will involve showcasing your innovation at a Health Innovation Marketplace, with possible participation in pitch sessions, panel discussions, workshops and/or site visits. The innovator will be expected to be present throughout the event. The innovator will be responsible for organizing and covering any travel and accommodation costs, with a limited number of stipends available to selected innovators from low and lower middle-income countries. Participation in the event will give innovators access to a variety of global health leaders, decision makers, investors and innovators.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: September 15, 2019

The U.S. Embassy Harare Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.  This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding requests.  Please carefully follow all instructions below. 

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Open Call – West Africa Creative Enterprise Support Programme Abuja

Deadline: September 18, 2019

The West Africa Creative Enterprise Support Programme is an extension of our Creative Hubs Programme which was first launched in 2017, which aims to upskill young and emerging creative entrepreneurs towards the development of successful businesses which create job opportunities and prosperity in respective countries. We will do this through training, mentoring, coaching, internships opportunities, etc.

This call is for fashion and fashion-tech* entrepreneurs in Abuja, Nigeria, to apply and participate in the Creative Enterprise Support Programme taking place in Abuja from November 2019 until May 2020.

The programme offers enterprise, artistic, technical and skills training to existing and potential fashion and fashion-tech entrepreneurs in Abuja.

(*Technology that is used to improve fashion and/or the fashion experience. Some of these technologies are; 3D printing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and technical materials).


Deadline: September 27, 2019

An image can convey a powerful message without the use of a single word, and a series of images can tell an entire story. This past month alone, shocking photographs of the burning Amazon and São Paulo darkened with ash unlocked a story of deforestation, large-scale agricultural and mining operations, and attacks on Indigenous communities. In harnessing the power of visual documentation and storytelling, how can we apply the use of photography to stories of environmental protection and potential solutions in order to understand how we can best move forward?

For this assignment, 20 photographers will be asked to visually illustrate the environmental projects supported by the GCCA+ in 10 different countries. Themes will span from energy (solar and other renewable energy), nature-based solutions, climate displacement, coastal resilience, climate finance, gender, waste management, mangroves restoration, and more.

Projects will take place for a 1-2 week period over the course of October 2019 to April 2020, and we are looking for photographers from the following countries to document the local environmental projects:

  • Africa: Ghana, Togo, Djibouti, Chad, Mozambique, Sudan, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria
  • The Caribbeans: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Oceania: Papaua New Guinea, Marshall Islands
  • Asia: Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bhutan

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Open Call for Urban Development Projects

Deadline: September 30, 2019

The 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) will be a momentous occasion for all stakeholders in sustainable urbanization to come together, join forces and build new partnerships. The Cities Investment Platform, launched at WUF10, aims to bring together cities with investors, foster new partnerships and provide opportunities to make sustainable urbanization investable.

Financing the delivery of the SDGs requires new approaches to project development and resource mobilisation. Through this open call UN-Habitat would like to invite local and regional governments to submit their investable projects for consideration in the First Cities Investment Platform.

This information will be used in two ways: Chosen projects will have the opportunity to be presented in a high-level international setting to private and commercial investors. The interactive session during WUF10 will provide a platform for city leadership to present specific projects to a core group of experts, including private and commercial investors as well as international development banks and financial institutions. These experts will respond with feedback, and provide suggestions and input on taking the projects forward towards investability.

In addition, all relevant projects submitted will have the chance to be included in an online database of projects, which will provide a digital platform by which investors can be connected to cities. The interactive database will continue beyond WUF10, and will support UN-Habitat’s ongoing activities with the Capital Advisory Platform.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Young Peacebuilders Initiative

Deadline: September 30, 2019

The Young Peacebuilders is a peace education initiative that is designed to support young people in gaining skills that can enhance their positive role in issues of peace and security and in preventing violent conflict. It also brings visibility to the initiatives, actions and projects initiated by young people towards peace and the promotion of diversity and dialogue. As such, it responds to recent international policy recommendations outlined in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2250 and 2419 on Youth, Peace and Security and the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism.

UNAOC intends to implement this programme in different regions of the world to grow and strengthen the global movement of young peacebuilders. Through this action, UNAOC is committing to support young people’s participation in peacebuilding with a growing coalition of partners.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence

Deadline: September 30, 2019

The 2020 Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence Call for Proposals is now open.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, roughly 938 million women. The costs of gender-based violence (GBV) are substantial. Violence against women and girls impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality broadly.

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) have partnered to address this global pandemic by launching the Development Marketplace to Address Gender-Based Violence. The Development Marketplace awards teams from around the world with funds to support evidence-based research, interventions, and other activities related to GBV prevention and response.

The Awards, first launched four years ago, honor GBV victims and survivors, and are held in memory of Hannah Graham, daughter of longtime World Bank Group employee John Graham. Listen to an interview with John Graham. The winning teams receive up to US$100,000 each.


Reducing Violence through Education

Reducing Violence through Parenting Interventions

Reducing Violence through understanding Violence Against Women and Children

Reducing Violence through Economic Empowerment

Reducing Violence through Physiological Interventions

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”October 2019″ tab_id=”1550040884944-1200ecd3-9584″][vc_column_text]Nominations – Grinnell College 

Deadline: October 7, 2019

The 2019 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will provide a platform for all partners involved in youth development to synergize around policies, programs and partnerships that will connect youth for continental transformation.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]YouthConnekt Africa

Deadline: October 9, 2019

The 2019 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will provide a platform for all partners involved in youth development to synergize around policies, programs and partnerships that will connect youth for continental transformation.


Deadline: October 14, 2019

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (the “Foundation”), is financing the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship positioni in the African Development Bank (the “Bank”). The Fellow will perform the functions and duties of the position at the headquarters of the Bank in Abidjan, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, or in any other location from which the Bank carries out its operations.

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship Programme is a selective Fellowship that prepares the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with unique work opportunities at the most senior level of prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations, whose mandate is to improve the economic and social prospects of Africa.


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]GlobalGiving Accelerator

Deadline: October 18, 2019

What’s the GlobalGiving Accelerator?

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving community.


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Young Leaders Programme Fellow – Africa Delivery Hub

Deadline: October 19, 2019

You’ll collaborate with colleagues and clients to solve their toughest business problems.

This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations. You’ll also have the opportunity to present results to client management, and implement recommendations in collaboration with client team members.

In this role you will gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm. Young Leaders receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams. This support includes a Partner from your local office or the practice assigned to you to help guide your career as well as formal training in your 2- 3 years. Additionally, you’ll receive guidance and support from your local office in the selection of client projects, helping you to develop your skills and build your network.


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Call For Proposals – British Council 

Deadline: October 22, 2019

We now invite you to submit a proposal that meets the conference theme and subthemes. 

We review all submissions to ensure that we maintain the highest quality and include the broad range of learning technology research, practice and policy which will be of interest to our conference audience. Each proposal will be reviewed by tertiary education experts prior to being presented to the Going Global Steering Committee who will decide on the content going forward into the conference programme.

Please review the proposal guidelines  prior to developing your proposal in order to ensure that your proposal content meets our criteria.

There are four types of proposals which can be submitted. Please apply via the online submission forms available in the table below. The pdf versions of the application forms available at the bottom of this page are for reference only.


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Chivas Venture

Deadline: October 31, 2019

We’re looking for entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues. If your business was created to drive positive change, we want to hear from you.



[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]UNESCO Hamdan Prize for the effectiveness of teachers

Deadline: October 31, 2019

The 2019-2020 call for nominations is now open

The UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers was created in 2008 to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities.

Awarded every two years, the Prize is generously supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. It amounts to US $300,000, which is equally divided between three winners whose projects aim at improving worldwide the performance and effectiveness of teachers.

The winners are selected by an International Jury composed of five distinguished professionals chosen for their high-level of knowledge and experience in teacher-related issues.

The Prize will be awarded for the sixth time at a ceremony that will take place during World Teachers’ Day celebrations at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2020.

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2019-2020 Prize is 31 October 2019 (midnight, Paris time). Applications are to be emailed to: teacherprize@unesco.org(link sends e-mail) with the mention in the subject “UNESCO-Hamdan Prize application”.

To submit an application, please download the guide, the application form and the nomination form.

Download the Statutes of UNESCO-Hamdan Prize.


[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”November 2019″ tab_id=”1567687227730-3e076ae5-821b”][vc_column_text]STANDARD CHARTERED WOMEN IN TECH INCUBATOR COHORT 3

Deadline: November 5, 2019.

What is the Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator Kenya Program?

The Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator Kenya is Africa’s leading women in tech incubator, aligning with calls for more diversity in technology and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership excellence. The program is an initiative of Standard Chartered in partnership with Strathmore University ‘s @iBizAfrica. The program combines world class startup support with local and international experience to provide Africa’s most competitive and attractive startup incubation program focusing on immersive learning, mentorship, building and growing Africa’s next iconic startups taking on the continent’s most relevant challenges and opportunities.

Who are we looking for?
We are seeking to recruit the best entrepreneurial minds, women-lead startup teams leveraging on technology as a key driver of innovation in business. The applicant must:
  1. be a woman
  2. be the CEO with equal or majority ownership in the company
  3. 18 and above
  4. of Kenyan nationality
What are the the program thematic areas?
Applicants may submit applications across but not limited to the following thematic areas:
  1. Agribusiness
  2. Education
  3. ICT
  4. E-Commerce
  5. E-Health
  6. Fintech
What do Participants Get?
  1. Three months incubation at Strathmore University’s leading business and innovation incubator
  2. Mentorship from world class mentors
  3. Coaching by top business, technology and legal professionals
  4. Immersive, world-class entrepreneurship curriculum
  5. Networking and exposure to expand your business networks
What do Winners Get?
  1. USD 10,000 or KES 1,000,000 equity-free grant seed funding for the top 5 winners
  2. 9 months ongoing support from Standard Chartered and @iBizAfrica to assist with go-to market and scale.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Participants must be physically available to attend the program over the three months incubation
  2. Participant accommodation costs are not catered for

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

Deadline: November 8, 2019.

The Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, granted by Médicos del Mundo Spain recognizes the work of professional photographers who, through their images, denounce inequities, injustices and abuses, or testify to the situations that propitiate them or that fight.

By giving this prize the proper name of the photographer and cooperator Luis Valtueña, tribute is paid to his memory and that of three other cooperating members of the association who were murdered in Rwanda (1997) and in Bosnia (1995) when they were carrying out actions humanitarian

This award also wants to highlight human values and evidence all kinds of violations of people’s rights. Doctors of the World is firmly committed to documentary photography to raise awareness among the general public and promote social mobilization, in order to contribute to the eradication of the worst of diseases: injustice.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Chief S.L Edu Research Grant

Deadline: November 30, 2019.

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) with support from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) offers research grants to Nigerian citizens wishing to undertake research work in fields related to nature conservation and sustainable livelihood.  The grant shall be to support a PhD programme. This year’s theme is “Human-Wildlife Conflict“.


VISION:   NCF has a vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with nature.


MISSION: This vision is what drives the following NCF mission statements:

  • The preservation of a full range of Nigeria’s biodiversity which includes species, ecosystems and genetic biodiversity
  • The promotion of sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations; and
  •  The advocacy of actions that minimize pollution and wasteful utilization of renewable resources.


Candidates will be selected based on (among others) the quality of their research proposal.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2020 Ockenden International Prizes

Deadline: November 30, 2019.

Ockenden International is looking for projects, activities and/or programmes (each ‘a project’) which promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people.  You can enter a project run by your organisation or you can nominate a project managed by a non-profit partner or affiliated organisation.  In these entry rules, ‘the organisation’ refers to the organisation which managed the project.

Judging Criteria

The judges will, in particular, look for:

  • Projects that promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people. These may be projects that are led by or have a high level of participation from displaced people themselves; projects providing education, legal assistance, livelihood assistance; and any other programmes that help refugees and/or displaced people build stable, independent lives.
  • Projects that have proved to be highly effective in improving the lives of refugees and/or displaced people.Projects that have led to real change in the lives of refugees and/or displaced people.
  • Effective initiatives, with measurable evidence of outcomes.

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”January 2020″ tab_id=”1554416407221-036f5470-df79″][vc_column_text]Volvo Environment Prize

Deadline: January 2020

The span of disciplines and activities for which nominations can be made is wide and includes all disciplines which have relevance to the environment. The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”65px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]