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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

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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/