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GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize for African Entrepreneurs

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is back to support food warriors who are fighting to transform Africa’s food system. The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2022 inspires young entrepreneurs to engage in a food revolution that makes a positive impact on communities, the environment, and the local economy. Applications open on 19 April 2022, and this year Generation Africa wants to support Food Warriors who battle climate change, hunger, and poverty. Now in its fourth year, the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition has become a cornerstone in the African agrifood industry, reaching millions of young people with a message of hope and opportunity. 

Are you ready to thrive as an agrifood entrepreneur? Then power up your inspiration. 

First, join the GoGettaz Community when you enter the competition and you’ll get access to education, mentorship, and investment networks to help you launch, grow, or scale your agrifood venture.  

Next, check out the information on this page before you start your application for Africa’s biggest agripreneurship competition. You could be one of two US$50,000 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS in the 2022 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition.


Eligibility Criteria for the GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a fantastic opportunity for young African agripreneurs to take their business venture to the next level. In addition to the US$50,000, the competition also offers top agripreneurs the opportunity to attend the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) and make their mark.

This year, COVID restrictions permitting, the top Gogettaz agripreneurs will travel to the AGRF Summit which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda.

All our finalists will also receive mentorship, programming linkages and guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.

The Entrepreneur

  • Entrepreneur is aged 35 or below on the date of submission to the competition, and is legally recognised as an adult in country of nationality
  • Entrepreneur holds nationality (with an official ID) from a country which is a member of the African Union
  • Entrepreneur is the founder/co-founder of the venture he/she represents in the competition and plays an active role in its operations and leadership
  • Entrepreneur has no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offence, and will provide a signed declaration to that effect, if requested

Prize:

  • At the AGRF in September 2022, the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition will award one man and one woman with a US$50,000 grand prize each, to launch, grow, or scale their businesses. F
  • our Food Warrior Awards will also be presented to GoGettaz finalists who are making a positive impact with their businesses.
  • Finalists will participate in the AGRF 2022 Agribusiness Deal Room where they could meet future partners, investors, or clients.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

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Ecobank Ellevate Leadership Training Programme for women-owned businesses

The Ecobank Ellevate Leadership Training Programme is for businesses owned by women, managed by women, businesses with a high percentage of female board members or employees and companies manufacturing products for women. The new Ellevate Programme provides services and tools to help you succeed.

Ecobank, whose official name is Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI), is a pan-African banking conglomerate, with banking operations in 36 African countries. It is the leading independent regional banking group in West Africa and Central Africa, serving wholesale and retail customers. It also maintains subsidiaries in Eastern and Southern Africa. ETI has representative offices in Angola, China, Dubai, France, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

The Ellevate Leadership Training Programme forms part of ‘Ellevate Equip’, the brand name for all capability and training support initiatives for Ellevate by Ecobank, the bank’s gender financing programme. This Leadership Training programme is being delivered to an initial cohort of 40 top tier Ellevate customers from 10 African countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This is a unique training programme designed and delivered by the Ecobank Academy in partnership with the Global Business School Network and supported by its members, School of Business, INSEAD Africa Initiative and INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), Lagos Business School, MIT Sloan Global Programs, Stanford Seed, and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Benefits of the Ecobank Ellevate Leadership Training Programme

The selected business leaders will learn how to:

  • • Identify and work on key leadership challenges.
  • • Master leadership perspectives – reframe challenges with a growth mindset
  • • Think strategically to advance individual and corporate objectives
  • • Build resilience – effectively manage stress, uncertainty, and setbacks.
  • • Leverage on action learning to identify new business opportunities and improve other areas for business growth.
  • • Gain a complete view of themselves as leaders.
  • • Effectively lead high performance teams.

For More Information on the Ecobank Ellevate Leadership Training Programme:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://www.ecobank.com/ug/commercial-banking/ellevate

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GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize for African Entrepreneurs

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is back to support food warriors who are fighting to transform Africa’s food system. The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2022 inspires young entrepreneurs to engage in a food revolution that makes a positive impact on communities, the environment, and the local economy. Applications open on 19 April 2022, and this year Generation Africa wants to support Food Warriors who battle climate change, hunger, and poverty. Now in its fourth year, the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition has become a cornerstone in the African agrifood industry, reaching millions of young people with a message of hope and opportunity. 

Are you ready to thrive as an agrifood entrepreneur? Then power up your inspiration. 

First, join the GoGettaz Community when you enter the competition and you’ll get access to education, mentorship, and investment networks to help you launch, grow, or scale your agrifood venture.  

Next, check out the information on this page before you start your application for Africa’s biggest agripreneurship competition. You could be one of two US$50,000 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS in the 2022 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition.


Eligibility Criteria for the GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a fantastic opportunity for young African agripreneurs to take their business venture to the next level. In addition to the US$50,000, the competition also offers top agripreneurs the opportunity to attend the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) and make their mark.

This year, COVID restrictions permitting, the top Gogettaz agripreneurs will travel to the AGRF Summit which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda.

All our finalists will also receive mentorship, programming linkages and guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.

The Entrepreneur

  • Entrepreneur is aged 35 or below on the date of submission to the competition, and is legally recognised as an adult in country of nationality
  • Entrepreneur holds nationality (with an official ID) from a country which is a member of the African Union
  • Entrepreneur is the founder/co-founder of the venture he/she represents in the competition and plays an active role in its operations and leadership
  • Entrepreneur has no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offence, and will provide a signed declaration to that effect, if requested

Prize:

  • At the AGRF in September 2022, the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition will award one man and one woman with a US$50,000 grand prize each, to launch, grow, or scale their businesses. F
  • Our Food Warrior Awards will also be presented to GoGettaz finalists who are making a positive impact with their businesses.
  • Finalists will participate in the AGRF 2022 Agribusiness Deal Room where they could meet future partners, investors, or clients.

For More Information: https://genafrica.org/gogettaz/

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2022/2023 Ernest & Young Graduate Trainee Program

As a Tax Staff through the Ernest & Young Graduate Trainee Program you will be a professional member of Tax practice. Together with the substantial investments in technology, knowledge, and learning resources for our audit professionals, you will be part of the team that delivers quality Tax services to our clients and their stakeholders.

key responsibilities

As a Tax Staff you will deliver quality Tax services to our clients and their stakeholders.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Recognize potential audit issues or unusual relationships from basic analysis of the financial statements and communicate them to the team.
  • Clearly and accurately document the execution of specific audit procedures as defined by the
  • Engagement objectives, client’s engagement history, and planned audit approach. Challenge procedures used in the past and attempt to enhance audit techniques.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and competence in the client’s environment.
  • Maintain a strong client focus, be responsive to client requests, and develop/maintain productive working relationships with client personnel. Stay informed of current business/economic developments relenvant to the client’s business.
  • Develop people through teamwork, integrity, and leadership. Collaborate with team members to set goals and responsibilities.
  • Contribute ideas/opinions to the audit teams and listen/respond to other team members’ views. Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery. Bring potential opportunities to the team’s attention. Seek, develop, and present ideas to apply EY’s knowledge and services.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree 
  • Successfully passed ICAN, ACCA examination
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong dedication to teamwork
  • Integrity within a professional environment

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment

Benefits of the Ernest & Young Graduate Trainee Program

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Ernest & Young Graduate Trainee Program

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Nicholas Musembi, budget champion,addresses County Government officials on Machakos CIDP 2018-2022

One of the budget sessions was a mock presentation on Machakos County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) for the financial year 2018-2022. Watch Pastor Nicholas, budget champion, as he addresses County Government officials during a public participation forum.Training conducted by Violet Mbiti Foundation in partnership with UraiaTrust.

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Global Opportunities Regional Scholarships at University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton is pleased to announce the Global Opportunities Office Regional Awards. There are 20 scholarships of £3,000 per year for students from the following regions:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • East Asia and Pakistan
  • Europe
  • The Americas

The University of Wolverhampton is a public university located on four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England. The roots of the university lie in the Wolverhampton Tradesmen’s and Mechanics’ Institute founded in 1827 and the 19th-century growth of the Wolverhampton Free Library (1870), which developed technical, scientific, commercial and general classes. This merged in 1969 with the Municipal School of Art, originally founded in 1851, to form the Wolverhampton Polytechnic

Eligibility criteria for the Global Opportunities Regional Scholarships

  • Applicants must be accepted and hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme.
  • Applicants must be paying an international tuition fee.
  • Applicants are required to hold at least a minimum of ABB at A Level or equivalent qualification to be admitted at the University of Wolverhampton.
  • Applicants are required to attain minimum scores in the following English language proficiency tests:
    • IELTS – 0 with no less than 5.5 in any component
    • TOEFL – 79 overall with no less than 19 in all four skills
    • PTE Academic – 54 with no less than 51 in all skills
    • CAE – Level B2
    • CPE – Pass
    • Trinity College London ISE 11- B2 Pass
    • Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam (WEPE) – 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pakistan, Europe, and America

Type: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Value of Award: £3,000

Number of Awards: 20

Method of Application: Applicants are required to submit an admission application on the university portal. Students who wish to apply for the opportunity are required to submit a 500-word statement on how they would benefit from this application and submit it via mail to international@wlv.ac.uk with a subject line ‘Global Opportunities Regional Award’ and the student ID number.

Please fill in and submit the Regional Scholarship form by 31st July 2022. Please submit your predicted grades if you do not have your final results by then, the award will be dependent on your final results.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2022

https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-fees–scholarships/

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Grants for Civil Society and NGOs

Deadline: 20-May-22

In the framework of the International Decade for People of African Descent, OHCHR is inviting proposals to support projects of civil society and non-government organizations that aim at promoting and protecting the human rights of people of African descent through the IDPAD grant scheme.

Funding Information

The IDPAD grant scheme is for a maximum duration of 12 months and the amount requested from OHCHR for the implementation of the project cannot exceed 15,000 USD.

Project Activities

Projects can include the following activities, amongst others:

  • seminars, workshops, trainings;
  • capacity building activities;
  • institutional strengthening activities
  • advocacy
The following activities will not be covered:
  • individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, congresses;
  • one-off conferences;
  • capital expenditure, eg land, buildings, equipment and vehicles individual scholarships for studies or training courses;
  • supporting political parties;
  • sub-contracting
Eligibility Criteria
  • The IDPAD grant scheme provides financial support to projects that aim at promoting and protecting the human rights of people of African descent worldwide.
  • Each organization can submit only one application under each call for proposals. They give priority to applications submitted by small and grassroot organizations.

For more information, visit https://www.ohchr.org/en/grants-civil-society-and-ngos

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University Of Cape Town African MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2022

The Mastercard Foundation in partnership with the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Invites applications from Africans who are looking to pursue a degree program in UCT.

These scholarships cover the full period of study and are renewable annually subject to satisfactory performance and participation in the activities and opportunities offered by the programme. Successful candidates will be required to commit themselves to returning to their home countries and to invest their gained skills and education in their country’s social and economic growth.

Although UCT was founded by a private act of Parliament in 1918, the Statute of the University of Cape Town (issued in 2002 in terms of the Higher Education Act) sets out its structure and roles and places the Chancellor – currently, Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe – as the ceremonial figurehead and invests real leadership authority in the Vice Chancellor, currently Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, who is accountable to the University Council. Consisting of 57 departments organised in 6 faculties and the multidisciplinary Centre for Higher Education Development, the university has approximately 29,000 to 30,000 students in the liberal arts, pure sciences and professional degrees ranging from bachelor’s degree (NQF 7) to Doctoral degree level (NQF 10). A vibrant student community consisting of over 100 societies and clubs caters to diverse interests such as religion, politics, culture, community outreach and sport, prominently appearing in national leagues such as, but not limited to, the Varsity Cup. The historic (and ongoing) academic, sporting and political rivalry between UCT and Stellenbosch University brought about the nickname “Ikeys”. Stretching over six campuses in the Cape Town suburbs of Rondebosch, Hiddingh, Observatory, Mowbray and the V&A Waterfront, the medium of instruction is solely in the English language.

UCT is the highest-ranked African university in the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and its Commerce, Law, and Medicine Faculties are consistently placed among the hundred best internationally. It is the only African member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), within the World Economic Forum, which is made up of 26 of the world’s top universities Five alumni, staff members and researchers associated with UCT have won the Nobel Prize. As of March 2020, 35 UCT staff members are A-rated NRF researchers (constituting 30% of the national total) and 88 staff members are members of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa.

Eligibility criteria for the University Of Cape Town African MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

 In order to be considered for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town, applicants must be:

  • Academically talented, must value learning and be driven to complete their education.
  • Economically disadvantaged and facing significant financial barriers to accessing education.
  • Committed to giving back to their own communities once studies are completed, to return to their home countries and take a leadership role in promoting social and economic improvement.
  • Citizens and residents of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Wanting to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level (Masters by research and coursework or research Masters, only). Honours applicants will be considered from 2016.

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa

Type: Postgraduate

Eligible Field Of Study: Commerce, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law or Sciences

Application Process: To apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must first apply to UCT for academic study and placement. Only applicants, who have applied for academic study and placement at UCT, can submit an application for a Mastercard Foundation scholarship.

Click Here To Apply For MasterCard Postgraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2022

For More InformationVisit The Scholarship Webpage

http://www.mcfsp.uct.ac.za/

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2022 ACU Higher Education & the SDGs Challenge Grants

Universities are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. Applications are now open for the Higher Education and the SDGs Challenge Grants to fund collaborative work around the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Open to professional and academic staff at ACU member universities, the grants focus on the following ACU Higher Education and the SDGs Network priority themes:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Research
  • Estates and stewardship
  • Engagement and impact
  • Partnerships

From sourcing energy-saving and clean energy options for selected Fijian schools, to supporting women’s economic empowerment by addressing the financial literacy and gender-based disparities in access to finance – the grants have been used to fund a diverse range of activities, projects, workshops, and events. Applications could include ideas for:

  • Virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration, sharing and co-development of learning materials, tools, training and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at Higher Education Institution’s (HEI’s)
  • Virtual fellowships, comparative analyses, research management and uptake capacity building
  • Integrating sustainable development into operations
  • Sharing SDG learning content and materials
  • Developing SDG-focused research strategies
  • Co-creating research for impact, community engagement, and partnerships for the goals

Grant

  • Four grants of GBP 2,500 are available.  
  • Method of Application for the ACU Higher Education & the SDGs Challenge Grants 
    To apply, you will need to:
    • Supply an outline of the project and a detailed time plan, including what it will involve and how it will address the Higher Education and the SDGs Network’s themes. The project time plan is requested for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.
    • Submit a letter of support from the Executive Head or equivalent of your institution to demonstrate their support for the programme of work proposed and the ways they will provide support for your project. The letter of support also acts as a reference for the project lead.
    • You will also need to attach the project lead’s CV.
    Grant applications that allow matching or additional funds from the applicant’s institution will be looked upon favourably but it is also not essential.Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
    • Project goals and feasibility
    • Impact and outputs
    • Experience and skills of the project lead and institution support
    • Alignment with the themes of the Higher Education and the SDGs Network
    • Collaboration
    Application Deadline: May 3rd, 2022For More Information:Visit the Official Webpage 
  • https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-university-staff/grants/higher-education-and-the-sdgs-challenge-grants/
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UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201. Formerly known as the DPI Training Programme for Broadcasters and Journalists from Developing Countries, the programme was renamed in 2003 in honor of Reham Al-Farra, a 29-year-old Jordanian public information officer who was killed in the 19 August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young (22 to 35), working journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations. Hosted every autumn at UN Headquarters, the programme brings a select group of journalists to New York to cover the opening of the General Assembly for their news outlets.

During the 3-week programme, fellows have an opportunity to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. In previous years, fellows have met with the UN Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and permanent representatives to the United Nations. The programme also arranges visits to various news organizations, such as the New York Times, Democracy Now! and BuzzFeed.

Since its founding in 1981, the fellowship has been awarded to 611 journalists from 168 countries. Upon completion of the programme, fellows are expected to continue working in journalism and promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home countries. The programme does not provide basic skills training, as all fellows are working journalists.

Eligibility Requirements for the UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

To meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must:

  • be between 22 and 35 years old
  • be a full-time working journalist
  • be fully proficient in written and oral English 
  • be able to connect virtually daily for three weeks during working hours NY time from around mid-September to the beginning of October 2022
  • be a national of a developing country or country in transition, as defined by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (see list of eligible countries below)

Application Deadline: 30 April 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://www.un.org/en/raf

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Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Program Competition 2022

Fempower joins the world in honoring women’s accomplishments in #breaking the bias in the digital economy.  This special month, Miss.Africa Digital a.k.a Fempower has extended its call for the application of its sixth round of Seed Fund inviting Women in Tech across Africa to apply.

Requirements for the Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Program Competition

  • Current resident of an African country in Continental Africa
  • Individuals (at least 18 years of age), or a representative of a non-governmental organization (NGO) or social enterprise based in Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting activities supporting women and girls in computer science or STEM fields
  • Commitment to developing and contributing to a virtual community for supporting women and girls initiative
  • Projects eligible for grant funding include, but are not limited to:
  • Computer science workshops and training for women and girls.
  • Early incubation of female tech entrepreneurs
  • Programming and app development programs
  • Hackathons and coding boot camps for girls

Benefits

A unique award for the most outstanding winning initiative to start or expand their capacity

3 winners:

1st receives 5,000 USD
2nd and 3rd receive 1,000 USD each

DCA Academy Boot Camp Accelerator

6 weeks of tailored support and training for scaling to enable them successfully launch or expand their initiative to increase their digital opportunities in tech-related inventions, training, and leadership roles

Media Package

The Seed Fund Impact Award will also offer the 1st Winner a Media Package worth 1000 USD.

Comprehensive Networking

Unlimited access to the FemPower Digital Portal comprising of former winners and alumni as well as other girls and women community members.

The Seed Fund Impact Award will facilitate meetups and symposiums, capacity building support, and advisory and market linkages of members and participants to network and exchange ideas.

Expert Coaching

Access to Expert Coaching and Mentorship from DCA Digital Academy experts to produce tangible enhancement in terms of career development and talent mobility.

For More Information: https://missdotafrica.digital/proposal-competition-2021/

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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students from anywhere in the Commonwealth the opportunity to gain a degree, while developing new skills, experiencing life in another country, and building their global networks.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Eligibility criteria for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

  • Applicants must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level.
  • Applicants need to provide proof of English language ability if English is not your first language.

Eligible Countries: All Commonwealth countries

Type: Masters

Value of Award: Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity for cultural exchange and academic collaboration in unique environments across the globe

Award allowances include:

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living expenses (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flight
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research support grant (on request)

Duration of Programme: 2 years

Number of Awards: A total number of 12 awards are available under this scholarship program.

Method of Application: Before submitting an application, please review the available courses and entry requirements below – in addition to the application guidanceFor more information, please read the FAQs.

If you already have a MyACU account, you can access the grant application form here.

If you do not already have a MyACU account, please ensure that you first register for an account here and then follow the instructions in the registration email to log in to the system before accessing the application form.

Application Deadline: 24 May at 16:00 UTC

Visit The Official Website For More Information

https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-students/scholarships/queen-elizabeth-commonwealth-scholarships/

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The African Liberty Writing Fellowship Program 2022/2023

The African Liberty Writing Fellowship program is a year-long program designed to train young Africans interested in the academia, media, public policy, or any other critical-and-analytical-writing-related career, in opinion article writing. Accepted applicants will complete a five-week mandatory online course. The top thirty-five candidates from the five-week training will be admitted as African Liberty Writing Fellows.

The program, from the 5-week training to the last day of fellowship, is done entirely online.

African Liberty was founded in 2007 as a project of the Cato Institute and IMANI Africa, thereafter the Atlas Network. It is a platform for advancing individual freedom, peace, and prosperity in Africa by promoting civil discussion and debate about social, legal, economic, and world issues affecting Africans.

They identify and train young promising African freedom advocates in professional journalistic writing and help them kickstart careers in journalism and policy by working with Africa-focused think tanks and partner media outlets.

They produce and promote original reporting, interviews, and commentary to raise the level of substantive discussion both among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world.

They carry out these responsibilities through a network of young writers, researchers, and commentators covering topics related to human rights, free expression, economic development, technology, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and much more.

African Liberty is an editorially-independent platform powered by African Students For Liberty (ASFL).

Requirements for the The African Liberty Writing Fellowship Program

  • An applicant has to be enrolled in, or must have graduated from, an African institution of higher learning. Or, be an African pursuing higher education outside the continent.

Benefits

  • This is a paid fellowship. Compensation is contingent upon a monthly assessment. Please beware that we do not consider financial compensation until a fellow is inducted.

Program Details

  • Program start date is July 11, 2022, and end date is July 11, 2023.

The program, from the 5-week training to the last day of fellowship, is done entirely online.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2022

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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 DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarships 2022

The DAAD is providing tuition, stipends, and accommodation for a two-year degree program at the University of Ghana.

The DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarships progra aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub Sahara Africa.

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian national public universities. It was founded in 1948, in the British colony of the Gold Coast, as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programs and awarded degrees. After independence in 1957, the college was renamed the University College of Ghana. It changed its name again to the University of Ghana in 1961, when it gained full university status. The University of Ghana is situated on the West view of the Accra Legon hills and at the northeast of the centre of Accra, now has various schools, institutions, colleges and departments and has over 40,000 registered students.

Eligibility criteria for the DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarships

To be eligible, you must;

  • have completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) with above-average results of Second-Class Upper Division or equivalent.
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals or permanent residents of an African country
  • have obtained a good first degree, at least a second class lower division in Agriculture, Botany, or related field from a recognized university.
  • have a test score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Eligible Countries: Africa

Type: MPhil

Value of Award: Tuition, Stipends, and Accommodation

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Eligible Field of Studies: MPhil in Seed Science and Technology.

Method of Application: Applicants must have to enroll in the MPhil degree programme at the university.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2022.

Visit The Official Website For More Information

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7AS6D0rtNOyQXWhugVEsUVCGIsfFLwl/view

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2022 Internews’ Earth Journalism Network Virtual Reporting Fellowships to the UNCCD COP15

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is pleased to announce a virtual fellowship program that will support selected African journalists to cover the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in May 2022.

The UNCCD COP15 will be a key gathering to review progress made to control and reverse further loss of productive land from desertification, land degradation and drought. The theme for this year’s event — ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’ — is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.

A mix of representatives from national, regional, and local governments, science and research communities, the private sector, international and non-governmental organizations and all forms of media are expected to address these issues during the two-week event, which is scheduled to take place from 9-20 May 2022.

Eligibility Requirements for the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network Virtual Reporting Fellowships

To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house and reporting from a low- or middle-income country in Africa;
  • Be of African citizenship;
  • Have a good command of the English language;
  • Have previous experience reporting on desertification and degradation issues, and can clearly indicate the kinds of stories they might pursue during the conference;
  • Be available between 7-20 May 2022;
  • Commit to participate in all Fellowship activities;
  • Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer or supervisor who can confirm that your news reports will be published or broadcast in an established media outlet. Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must provide a letter of support from a media outlet for which they intend to report.
  • Benefits
    • Ten African journalists will be awarded virtual fellowships and receive training, mentorship, and other support to facilitate remote reporting on this important event.
    • Internews’ Earth Journalism Network are particularly keen to hear from journalists with a background in reporting on land use, or any of the other key issues relevant to the conference.
    • Selected fellows will have the opportunity to engage with their fellowship cohort and share knowledge and ideas for effective reporting on the issues. They will benefit from a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation workshop, daily briefings, mentoring, and interviews and sessions with high level officials. Veteran regional journalists will provide valuable insight into the proceedings from on the ground in Abidjan, as well as tools, resources, editing and guidance as needed to support fellows story production.
    • All fellows will also receive a communications stipend, to ensure that they have consistent access to the virtual activities of the fellowship.
    For More Information:Visit the Official Webpage
  • https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/earth-journalism-network-2022-virtual-reporting-fellowships-to-the-unccd-cop15
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The JAMII Femmes Programme 2022 for African women Entrepreneurs

In 2022, Women In Africa and The Coca-Cola Foundation join forces to support 20,000 African women entrepreneurs over the next three years through the “JAMII Femmes” initiative. The JAMII Femmes initiative aims to increase the impact of African women entrepreneurs on the African economy and support the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable development that will contribute to positive change in Africa by improving the quality of life of tens of thousands of people.

For this first year, the Coca-Cola Foundation and Women In Africa are offering a multi-phase programme to 7,000 women from three countries.

The first phase is a 4-month digital training phase, conducted by WIA’s partner, Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest network of private higher education institutions, which will enable them to develop skills in:

  • behavioural intelligence,
  • critical thinking,
  • creativity and design thinking,
  • communication, collaboration,
  • entrepreneurship.

In the second phase, selected beneficiaries will have access to grants.

Finally, in the third phase, selected beneficiaries will be able to participate in an accelerator programme, after which a special prize of USD 10,000 will be awarded per country.

Eligibility Requirements for the The JAMII Femmes Programme

  • Women over 18 years old
  • Nationals * or residents of Nigeria, Kenya or Ivory Coast
  • Entrepreneur
  • Mainly in the Agriculture sector and/or in relation to the sustainable development objectives defined by UNESCO

*Please note that the applicant’s business or project must have a direct impact on the African continent. The candidate must be able to be present in the country of selection if she is selected for the acceleration phase, in case she does not reside there.

The 3 pillars of the programme

Access to education

7,000 women entrepreneurs will benefit from a digital programme on entrepreneurship and social and personal skills. The sessions, led by WIA’s knowledge partner and Africa’s first and largest network of private higher education institutions, Honoris United Universities, will provide women with a principled approach to developing creative ideas, as well as knowledge on leadership and management skills.

With the accelerator programme, 70 women entrepreneurs from 3 countries will benefit from an in-depth support programme and coaching.

Access to finance

600 women entrepreneurs will receive grants to support their business development and increase their impact on communities. 

At the end of the programme, one laureate per country will receive a prize of $10,000 to support her project.

Network access and visibility

The programme will give participants lifetime access to the WIA network, and thus, to potential collaborators throughout Africa.
WIA will create an Advisory Council for each country, composed of local personalities who will accompany the programme. Therefore, women entrepreneurs will be able to be in contact with these prominent personalities. 
They will be highlighted on WIA’s social media throughout the programme.

Application Deadline: May 31st 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://wia-initiative.com/jamii-femmes-eng/

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The Africa Business Heroes Competition 2022

Africa Business Heroes (ABH) is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs. The mission is to showcase and grow local talent who are creating positive impact in their communities and beyond, and inspire a movement of African entrepreneurship. Over a ten-year period, the program will recognize 100 African entrepreneurs and provide grant funding, training programs, and broader support for the broad African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Africa Business Heroes directly supports talented and promising African entrepreneurs through its namesake Prize competition. Each year the Prize selects ten “business heroes” from across Africa that compete for their share of USD 1.5 million in grant funding. During the competition, participants have also exclusive access to training, mentoring and learning programmes, as well as to a community of like-minded African business leaders.

Eligibility Requirements for the The Africa Business Heroes Competition.

To apply for the ABH competition, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant should be …the Founder or a Co-Founder of the company.
  • Applicant has …African citizenship or is the child or grand-child of an African citizen.
  • The Company is …registered and headquartered in an African country, and primarily operates in Africa.
  • Company is …post-idea stage and has at least 3 years of revenue.

Benefits:

  • ABH finalists receive invaluable training and mentorship, and the opportunity to network with the ABH’s growing community of talented and inspiring minds. ABH Finalists will pitch their business to a global panel of legendary judges to win a share of the $1.5 million (USD) award. All applicants become a part of the ABH Community where they have access to insightful, educative and inspiring events and will receive feedback on completed and eligible applications.
  • Learn about yourself & business
  • Receive invaluable feedback
  • Develop skills to tell your story
  • Join an entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Access exclusive mentorship and training
  • Gain global recognition & exposure
  • Pitch to business legends and win your share of USD $1.5 million
  • 1st Prize Winner: $300,000
  • 2nd Prize Winner: $250,000
  • 3rd Prize Winner: $150,000
  • Other Top 10 Finalists (7): $100,000
  • Global Immersion Program (Hangzhou, San Francisco, South East Asia): $100,000

JUDGING PROCESS

To identify our heroes, ABH run a 4-step application process.

Round 1

  • An online review of submitted applicants to determine our Top 50 Finalists.
  • Each application will be reviewed by two judges.
  • The Top 50 Finalists will be determined by the average scores of all applications.

    Round 2
  • Video-Call interviews with two established business leaders who engage in a 1 hour and a half in-depth assessment of the company and finalist.
  • The Top 20 Finalists will be determined by the average scores of all 50 Finalists.

    Due diligence
  • The Top 20 Finalists will need to pass due diligence checks by ABH partner: Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in order to move to the Semi-Finale round.
    Semi-Final Pitch
  • Theshort-listed finalists will pitch to a panel of distinguished and experienced panel of investors, business leaders and professionals who will determine the Top 10 Finalists.

Application Deadline: June 26th, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN74) Fellowship Program 2022

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened the  Fellowship Program application round for ICANN74. This round is open only to those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship because ICANN74 is a Policy Forum. The meeting is scheduled for 13-16 June 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. If ICANN74 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.

The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, are assigned a mentor, and receive training across different areas of knowledge and skill building before, during, and after an ICANN Public Meeting. Travel assistance to attend the meeting is also provided.

Eligibility criteria for the ICANN74 Fellowship Program

Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply to the ICANN Fellowship Program.

Participants of the Fellowship Program must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN’s work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the global Internet
  • Complete mandatory ICANN Learn course(s); learn more here
  • NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at time of selection
  • Policy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship
  • Have previously received no more than two fellowships; second and third time fellows must prove their involvement and engagement in one of the ICANN communities 

Requirements

Fellowship recipients are expected to:

  • Engage in Fellowship Program Mentoring processes
  • Complete additional required ICANN Learn courses
  • Attend the ICANN Public Meeting and required activities, including but not limited to ICANN Fellowship sessions during the ICANN Meeting
  • Network and interact with program alumni and community members
  • Complete the post-meeting survey

Participants are encouraged to actively contribute to ICANN policy development processes and Fellowship alumni network upon completion of the Fellowship Program.

Method of Application

Application round for ICANN74 Policy Forum is now open.

Only those who have successfully completed an ICANN Fellowship (Fellowship Alumni) are eligible to apply for a Policy Forum fellowship. Please note, that you need an ICANN Account in order to apply for the Fellowship Program.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://www.icann.org/fellowshipprogram

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Acumen East Africa Accelerator for Ventures Serving Displaced People

Refine and develop a scalable business model that advances sustainable livelihoods for forcibly displaced populations in East Africa.

 To assist social entrepreneurs who work in or seek to expand into this space, this accelerator will equip leaders with the moral leadership lessons, business skills, and learnings from our portfolio companies to confidently scale their enterprises and build scalable, inclusive, and sustainable solutions.

Supported by the IKEA Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and in partnership with the Refugee Investment Network

Eligibility Requirements for the Acumen East Africa Accelerator for Ventures Serving Displaced People

This accelerator is open to entrepreneurs who:

  • Run a for-profit social enterprise based in Kenya, Uganda, or Ethiopia
  • Are advancing self-reliance in and between forcibly displaced populations and their hosting communities in at least one of the following ways:
    • Serving communities vulnerable to displacement, forcibly displaced populations and/or hosting communities as customers
    • Providing decent work and employment to communities vulnerable to displacement, forcibly displaced populations, or hosting communities
    • Sourcing from communities who are affected by displacement, communities vulnerable to displacement, or hosting them
  • Have a demonstrated track record of at least 1-3 years, some market traction, and are preparing to scale
  • Favorable consideration will be given to teams promoting climate resilient solutions

Program Details:

  • Refine and develop a profitable and scalable business model
  • Identify key opportunities for growth while supporting either displaced or hosting communities through market, workforce, and value-chain entry points
  • Develop the hard-edged leadership skills necessary for building better, inclusive, and sustainable business solutions
  • Sharpen your presentation skills and practice pitching to an audience of investors and entrepreneurs — with a chance to receive a share of US $75,000 of grant funding
  • Build a professional network and community of social entrepreneurs in East Africa who are committed to tackling displacement and inequality

Benefits

  • Over 10 weeks, two members of your leadership team will learn the essentials for building a scalable business model that achieves both profitability and impact. Working virtually alongside a close-knit cohort of entrepreneurial peers, you’ll examine how your business model currently serves forcibly displaced people and their host communities and test strategies to further access the FDP market. You’ll learn how to finance your business as it scales, practice pitching, and receive feedback and tips from Acumen’s network.
  • As a participant, you’ll also have access to industry and impact-specific case studies, video tutorials and practical readings, and receive invaluable one-on-one support and guidance from our team. Each week, you’ll complete assignments designed to help you think critically about your business model and introduce best practices to reach and serve forcibly displaced populations, and then join weekly interactive Learning Labs alongside your cohort members to give and receive feedback and learn together.
  • Throughout the journey, you’ll dive into Acumen’s Moral Leadership practices, like Listening to Voices Unheard and Partnering with Humility and Audacity. These skills are vital for any leader looking to reimagine what society and the workforce can look like and drive actionable change.
  • The program will culminate with a virtual closing session where you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your venture. The top three ventures selected will receive a share of US $75,000 of grant funding. 

Timeline:

  • Applications Open: March 15, 2022
  • Orientation: June 21, 2022
  • Final Showcase: August 25, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

https://app.acumenacademy.org/ventures-serving-displaced-people-accelerator

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The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship 2023

The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation offer a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing outstanding work in their area of specialization, are also interested in other, interdisciplinary approaches—following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The Einstein Forum is a foundation of the German federal state of Brandenburg that serves the public as an open laboratory of the mind. Through a varied program of conferences, workshops, podium discussions, and lectures it brings together original thinkers from all over the world to test new ideas—and interrogate conventional ones—with a general audience.

Topics span the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, ethics and politics. Whatever the subject, speakers are urged to think outside traditional academic boundaries. Our multidisciplinary emphasis encourages dialogue not only among experts from different fields but also, and just as importantly, between specialists and the public at large.

Underlying the Einstein Forum’s programming, along with the books and articles published by our staff, is an abiding belief that thinking has a purpose besides advancing scholarly and scientific knowledge. It must provide orientation, foster curiosity, and inspire creativity. Moreover, like Albert Einstein himself, it must be committed to social responsibility. In espousing these ideals, the Einstein Forum works to restore Potsdam’s traditional role as a center of Enlightenment thought.

Requirements for the The Wittenstein Foundation/Einstein Forum Fellowship

  • Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. 
  • Applications for 2023 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. 

At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Wittenstein Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.

A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship, but can be the beginning of a longer project.

Benefits

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.

The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022.

For More Information: https://www.einsteinforum.de/about/fellowship/?lang=en