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Interviewing Emmanuel Mutua who engages in Farming

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2023 Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Scholarships for mid-career professionals

The objective of the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to society’s sustainable and inclusive development by strengthening the skills and knowledge of both individuals, groups of individuals and organisations. The key priorities for the programme are Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and the Rule of Law. Cross-cutting themes relevant to all activities of the programme include Private Sector Development, Climate and Inclusion of Women and Marginalised Groups.

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for a selection of:

  • short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
  • master’s programmes (duration 12 to 24 months).

Eligible Countries

Countries

You may be eligible for an OKP scholarship if you are a national of and working in:

Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

Requirements for the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme.

A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:

  • motivated;
  • living and working in an OKP country;
  • proficient in English or French;
  • working in one of the priority areas for their country;
  • can motivate using and transferring their knowledge and experience in their employing organisation after their studies;
  • agreeing to the OKP obligations and conditions (133.9 kB).

Language

You need English or French language skills to follow classes in the Netherlands. Demands for certificates showing language skills differ per education institution.

Priority themes per country

The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme are;

  • sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • security and rule of law
  • food and nutrition security
  • water management

Method of Application

You cannot apply online on this website. Please follow the steps below and apply through the Dutch education institution of your choice.

  1. Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country.
  2. Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria.
  3. Find a course on the OKP course list. Please find a study, using the filter ‘Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)’.
  4. Ask your employer whether they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship.
  5. Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements and the link to apply online.
  6. Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, government statement (if required).
  7. During an application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch education institution. Please be aware of the application deadline of the educational institution of your choice.

Application Deadline:  March 12, 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme

https://www.studyinnl.org/finances/orange-knowledge-programme

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Join in and learn from Emmanuel Banney from Liberia

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Join us and learn from Nancy Kimani,CEO and Founder Spirit of Giving CBO

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Interviewing Dr.Robbin Omeka, Coordinator ANIKA INITIATIVE

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Meet Morris Andati,Founder Smart Talk Cafe

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Join us for an engaging discussion with Susan Wairimu,Founder,Inspire Teenagers Foundation

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Youth engagement in Agriculture

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Interviewing Alex, CEO and Co-Founder,FUNDIS,a FinTech Enabled Platform

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Disability Inclusion

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 Future for Nature Awards 2023: A Chance to Win €50,000

Deadline: 28-Aug-22

Are you a young (between 18 to 35 years old) and dedicated nature conservationist committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants? Do you combine passion with action to create concrete results in nature conservation? Are you the future for nature? If yes, then 2023 Future For Nature Awards is for you!

Each year FFN awards three young, talented, and ambitious nature conservationists with the FFN Award.

Aims

The Future For Nature aims to:

  • Reward and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of species of wild animals and plants
  • Stimulate Award winners to sustain their dedicated work
  • Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis
Award Information

This award provides the winners with international recognition, €50,000 for their nature conservation work, and a warm welcome to the growing FFN Family!

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria must be met to be eligible to apply for the Future For Nature Awards 2023 and will be used in the selection procedure for the Award winners.

  • The candidate:
    • Must be born on or after the 31st May 1988 and before the 31st of May 2005.
    • Has achieved substantial and long-term benefits to the conservation status of one or more animal or plant species.
    • Has demonstrated commitment, determination, and passion for conservation work.
    • Has demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurship, and a clear view of conservation work.
    • Has been creative and innovative in his/her work.
    • Has demonstrated to be honourable in the conservation work performed.
    • Must be determined to continue his/her conservation work, as the Award aims to stimulate the winner’s future work. It is not an “end of career” prize.
    • Is able to explain his/her conservation work in proficient English (written and spoken).
  • The award should be used for a conservation initiative of the winner’s own choice and implemented by him/her.
  • The award should be used for the conservation of animal or plant species. The conservation initiative can involve a component of (fundamental) research, but this should not be the main focus. The relevance of the proposed activities to species conservation and the practical impact should be made clear.
Additional Remarks
  • Winners will present their work at the Future For Nature Award event at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The event will take place in May 2023. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Future For Nature Foundation.
  • Future For Nature will not allow administrative deductions to be made or claimed by mother organisations.
  • From all applications, 6 to 10 nominees will be selected. These applicants will be asked to provide additional information (written info, photos, video), which will be used to select the final three Awardees.

For more information, visit https://futurefornature.org/apply/

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Youth Excel Photo Contest 2022

Are you a young changemaker between 15-35 years old? Do you have photography skills? Do you want to showcase your photography skills with the world?  

USAID’s Youth Excel program is launching a 6-week global photo competition to encourage young people from Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and North Africa to share images reflecting five main themes:  

  • Youth Mental Health and Wellness 
  • Youth at The Forefront of Economic Development 
  • Youth and Decision-Makers at Work 
  • Youth Driving Decisions Through Data 
  • Gender and Inclusion 

The contest will run from June 6, 2022 to July 17, 2022. Contestants must submit original photos and own the rights to the photos. Please review the submission instructions and terms and conditions here

Who is eligible to submit an entry

Young changemakers between 15-35 years old from Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and North Africa.

How to submit an application 

Participants must submit their entries using this form.

Participation in the Youth Excel’s photo contest authorizes IREX, USAID and the Youth Excel program to use the winning images on the IREX website and other communication channels for IREX and Youth Excel such as social media, publications, collateral and more.  Other entries may also be used by the Youth Excel program and USAID.

Deadline

July 17, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Prize

First place winner from each theme will receive a special prize valued at USD $200-$300. Prize will be announced soon!

The deadline for entries is July 17, 2022. Learn more and submit your images here: https://bit.ly/YEPhotoContest

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Open Call for Young African Agrifood Changemakers

Deadline: 31-Jul-22

Are you a young farmer or agripreneur in Africa who is introducing new technologies or approaches to tackle climate change, food loss and waste, or malnutrition? Are you a community organizer or a policy advocate who is creating inclusive space for people to access sufficient, healthy food? Are you a changemaker working towards fairer and more sustainable agrifood systems?

The World Food Forum (WFF) Africa team is calling for the nomination of young African changemakers who are striving to make the agrifood systems fairer and more sustainable and who can share their strong visions, recount their actions and inspire others to follow.

WFF is an independent, youth led global network of partners facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the aim to spark a global movement that empowers young people everywhere to actively transform agrifood systems to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and a better food future for all.

The selected change makers will be featured in a story series on the regional page of  the WFF website and are invited to take active part of the WFF community and movement to transform their agrifood systems in their own unique ways.

The WFF flagship event will take place from 3-5 October 2022.

Nomination and Selection Criteria
  • Is younger than 35 years old
  • Is African or a person who work to change Africa’s agrifood systems
  • Has her/his own vision on how to change Africa’s agrifood systems
  • Has been taking concrete actions in accordance with her/his vision
  • Supports WFF’s vision and aims.
  • Is eager to inspire with each other by sharing visions and experiences.
Nomination and Selection Process
  • One can nominate 1) her/himself or 2) others she/he knows well.
  • WFF Africa team will reach out to the selected candidate on first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit http://www.world-food-forum.org/highlights/detail/en/c/1155670/

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2023 Global Good Fund Fellowship Program

The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month program supporting the leadership development of social enterprise leaders across the globe. The Global Good Fund develops each innovator by pairing them with professional executive coach and c-suite business executive who serves as a mentor, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.

The Global Good Fund creates a better world by investing in society’s most innovative entrepreneurs. The Global Good Fund Fellowship is for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of positive social impact organizations. This program is for emerging leaders, entrepreneurs who are 40 or under, with diverse ethnic, religious, economic, geographic and gender experiences. Ideal entrepreneurs are in a leadership role, and are dedicated full-time to their organization that’s over 1-year-old.

Requirements

  • The Global Good Fund Fellowship is open to social enterprise leaders based anywhere in the world, who are trying to make the world a better place through business.
  • Ideal Fellows are dedicated to their own self-discovery and development, under 40 years of age, hold a leadership position at their social enterprise, operating for 3-5 years and demonstrate coachability.

Applicant criteria:

  • The enterprise that the candidate leads is at least two years old;
  • The enterprise must have at least one full-time employee in addition to the candidate;
  • The applicant is committed full‐time to running their enterprise.
  • Applicants should not be currently receiving formal coaching/mentoring support; if they are applying for other fellowships within the 2022 fellowship cycle, please make sure it is indicated within your application.
  • The applicant has to be in a position where they have decision-making power.
  • The applicant is preferably under the age of 40 and, if not, can demonstrate coachability and openness to learning. 

Organization requirements:

  • An organization can be a for-profit, non-profit or hybrid.
  • An organization can be international, domestic (US-based), or both.
  • The organization’s core mission must be related to social impact. 
  • The Global Good Fund Fellowship is primarily focused on selecting enterprises in the following sectors: Financial Technology, Environment, Education, Economic Mobility, and Health; however we will consider applicants who fall outside of these areas.
  • The organization has a set and sound business model with the ability to scale in the long term.

Benefits

  • – 360° Assessment
    Leadership Development Plan

Executive Coaching + Business Mentorship

Each Fellow is paired up with 1 dedicated professional executive coach and 1 dedicated c-suite business executive who serves as a mentor. Over the 12 month Fellowship period Fellows receive intensive 1:1 executive coaching and business mentorship sessions via phone/Skype/WhatsApp.

Annual Summit

Fellows participate in an annual Global Good Fund Summit each spring. This 4-day event provides a platform for networking between Fellows, Executive Coaches, Business Mentors, Alumni, and The Global Good Fund staff. The Summit is a curated leadership development experience for each Fellow.

Targeted Funds

Each Fellow receives a $10,000 grant. These funds are to be used explicitly for the implementation of his/her Leadership Development Plan and on leadership development with a special focus on experiential learning.

Peer and Subject Matter Expert Network

Fellows are part of a global cohort of social entrepreneurs. The Global Good Fund facilitates regular interaction among the Fellows. Fellows are encouraged to engage each other, Alumni, and Content Experts in tackling leadership development challenges. 

How Program Work:
Each Fellow is paired up with [1] dedicated professional executive coach and [1] dedicated c-suite executive who serves as a business mentor. Over a 12 month period Fellows connect with their executive coach and business mentor via phone/Skype/WhatsApp.

PHASE I: PRELIMINARY QUESTIONNAIRE

May – June
Phase I consists of a preliminary questionnaire that is reviewed for alignment with Fellowship criteria.

HASE II: COMPREHENSIVE APPLICATION

July – August

Phase II of the application has a video and written component.

You will be asked to record a short that addresses the following topics: 

  •  – Your motivation to set-up your enterprise
  • – The mission and objectives of your enterprise
  • – The reasons why you and your enterprise are unique
  • and address a specific problem more effectively than other enterprises.


You will provide written answers to questions that assess your leadership, the enterprise, and social impact. 
Each candidate’s video and written application will be reviewed and scored on a 1-5 scale, 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest score. Candidates with the highest cumulative scores will advance to Phase III.

PHASE III: INTERVIEW

October – November
Part III of the application consists of a 30-minute video interview. Candidates will be required to invite 1 attendee to their interview. This must be someone who knows the candidate and their work. It can be a colleague or a community member impacted by their work. Both the candidate and attendee are expected to be present throughout the interview. 

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://globalgoodfund.org/fellowship/apply/

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The Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund has launched a new USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator, AFCIA) to foster innovation in adaptation in developing countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. The primary objective of the AFCIA is to support developing countries to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies. Based on technical assistance services, 25 micro-grants projects will be implemented for 5 years to enhance climate resilience and adapt to climate change in the countries.

Moreover, the AFCIA will facilitate knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices, strengthening opportunities of South-South and triangular cooperation on innovation in adaptation among the countries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The AFCIA will provide small grants to developing countries to support innovation for effective, long-term adaptation to climate change and is part of the Adaptation Fund’s Innovation Facility.
  • UNEP-CTCN will conduct technical assistance, implementing micro-grants projects in developing countries on a competitive basis.
  • The eligible countries in the AFCIA include developing countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that do not have National Implementing Entities (NIEs) accredited with the Adaptation Fund (113 countries in total as of April 2021).
  • Among them, priority will be given to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Budget per grant: Up to USD 250,000

Application deadline: 30 September 2022

For more information, including how to apply, please visit https://www.ctc-n.org/technical-assistance/adaptation-fund-climate-innovation-accelerator-afcia

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The Coaching Fellowship

The Coaching Fellowship has launched a request for applications to join its Unlock Your Leadership Program. The one-year programme Designed to accelerate leadership capacity, it is the only program that is specifically created for high-potential and early-career women working in social and environmental change. Women who are selected to join the Unlock Your Leadership program will become part of the Women’s Impact Alliance.

This special group of women impact leaders are selected based on the scope and scale of their impact, their potential to accelerate change, and their commitment to self-development.

Eligibility criteria:

The Unlock Your Leadership Program is open to any early stage career woman leader and women-identifying individuals based anywhere in the world, who are today transforming our world for the better. Applicants should be:

  • A high potential early career woman leader
  • Strongly committed to changing the planet and can demonstrate existing change
  • Doing something extraordinary
  • Dedicated to her self-discovery and development
  • Willing to speak freely about both her difficulties and triumphs
  • Realistic about her goals for coaching (feasible for completion within a six-month period)
  • Clear on what she can expect from coaching (see: “What Is a Coach?” for further clarification)
  • Open to being challenged by a coach to explore outside her comfort zone
  • Willing to give her coach feedback on their coaching conversation and relationship
  • A strong commitment to the value of fellowship and community
  • Program places are prioritized for non-profit and social impact leaders. We do consider applicants from for-profits who clearly demonstrate their organizations’ social impact and mission

Application deadline: 12 August 2022

For more info, including how to apply, please visit https://www.tcfs.org/program/

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Travel grant for 3RD AFRICAN SYMPOSIUM ON MYCOTOXICOLOGY joint MYTOX SOUTH

It is with immense pleasure to announce that the 3rd African Symposium on Mycotoxicology will be jointly presented by the African Society of Mycotoxicology (ASM) together with MYTOX-SOUTH in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 04 – 07 September 2022. The in-person conference will be held under the auspices of the International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM).

The host country, South Africa, has a rich history of mycotoxin research while the conference town of Stellenbosch is an agricultural hub that provides an ideal setting for this long-awaited conference.

For this conference, the International Society of Mycotoxicology (ISM)
awards four travel grants to motivated students from low- and middle-income
countries.

Please share it with your network! The application deadline is *June 20*.Click on the link below to apply.

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Global Good Fund

Deadline: 30 June 2022

The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program for young social entrepreneurs who remain in their workplaces. Each fellow is offered mentoring; resources for leadership assessment; a peer network; and financial support. Past fellows represent enterprises for agriculture; environment; solar energy; and other green development. The program is open to applications worldwide. Candidates should be under age 40. The pre-application deadline (Phase 1) is 30 June 2022.

To apply please visit up this Link: https://globalgoodfund.org/fellowship/apply/

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The One Young World Peace Ambassador Scholarship

The One Young World Peace Ambassador Scholarship, delivered in partnership with the European Commission, aims to empower young people to build more cohesive and peaceful societies.

Scholarship recipients will participate in the One Young World Summit 2022, which will see 2,000 young leaders from 190+ countries descend on Manchester for the global forum for young leaders. During the Summit, delegates will present and debate solutions to our time’s most pressing issues alongside senior leaders. Scholarship recipients will join a community of over 200 Peace Ambassadors who have participated in the programme since 2017. The 2022 Peace Ambassador Programme will have a focus on the role of disinformation in fuelling hate speech, conflict and violent extremism.

Peace Ambassadors will receive*:

Access to the One Young World Summit which takes place 5 – 8 September 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Roundtrip travel to Manchester and back to the country of origin.

Hotel accommodation for the duration of the Summit.

Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner during the One Young World Summit.

Membership of the One Young World Ambassador Community

Profiling in various media outlets.

 Eligibility Requirements

Aged 18 – 30** by 5 September.

Candidates need to be actively engaged in the fields of peace building, conflict resolution, tackling disinformation, or countering violent extremism. 

Available to join the programme full time between 4 and 8 September 2022

Nationals of countries considered to be ‘developing or emerging’ according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook and selected countries that are affected by conflict are eligible to apply. See ‘Eligible Nationalities’ below.


For more information please visit this link:

Application Deadline – Sunday 26 June 2022

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, early applications are strongly advised.

https://www.oneyoungworld.com/scholarships/ec-peace-ambassador/2022/apply?fbclid=IwAR0OnlnsnkGu8oYn6zIK91y0rSd4OlRovHmKEeAiU4wQMBTthNxkM-vDK9U

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ICMA Scholarships 2022 at Uganda Martyrs University

The Uganda Martyrs University is offering education funds and additional financial support to exceptional students who are willing to undergo a degree program at the Institution through the ICMA scholarships.

Why study at Uganda Martyrs University? Uganda Martyrs University is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, research, advancement of knowledge, and community engagement.

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a private university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda. The University is owned by the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Uganda. It is licensed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. UMU consists of seven faculties, two institute, six campuses, nine departments, and three schools. As of March 2022, total student enrollment is 4,632. Of these, about 1,500 students were residential, while nearly 3,000 students were enrolled in UMU’s distance learning programs. The number of staff members was over 400

UMU was established in October 1993 with 84 students and two academic departments: the Institute of Ethics & Development Studies and the Faculty of Business Administration & Management.

At the university’s 24th graduation ceremony on 8 November 2018, 2040 candidates graduated with certificates, diploma, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The vice chancellor informed hose present that 17 new courses had been introduced, including the Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Inclusive Education, bring the total number of courses on offer to 136. A new Faculty of Engineering at the campus in Fort Portal, in Western Uganda, was also declared open.

Eligibility criteria for the ICMA scholarships.

  • Applicants must have high school certificates with an excellent academic record.
  • Applicants must be Sub-Saharan African and Asia-Pacific countries’ students.
  • Applicants must have to meet the entry requirements of the university.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of your competence in written and spoken English.

Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and the following countries in the Asia Pacific: India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Type: Undergraduate

Value of Award: Education fund

Number of Awards: 35

Eligible Field of Studies: Undergraduate programme will be awarded in finance offered by the University.

Method of Application: Applicants must take admission in the ICMA programme at the University.

Application Deadline: Applications is still receiving applications for the August Intake 2022

Visit The Official Website For More Information