Halton Foundation Grant 2024

Who can apply for Halton Foundation Grant?

A Halton Foundation grant is typically awarded to a non-profit organization researching how to improve human wellbeing in indoor environments. Grants may also be applied by organizations that develop solutions aiming for better indoor environmental quality.

What kind of grants are awarded?

  • One-time grants which are single-year grants for a specific purpose
  • Multi-year grants for no longer than three years; and,
  • Start-up program grants

Grants are awarded based on grant applications.  The application period is from July 1st to September 1st

A decision on grants is made by November 1st. The successful applicant will be notified of the grant award and the grant decision will be announced on the Halton Foundation website.

Depending on the scope and nature of the project or program, the amount of the grant may vary between thousands of dollars and tens of thousands of dollars. Grants shall not exceed 30 000 € per year.

Grants have been awarded in several areas including helping children with asthma, funding for the Himalayas Stove project, and providing grants to universities that research indoor environmental quality.

For more information visit, Halton Foundation Grant

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Commonwealth Professional Fellowship 2024/2025

COMMONWEALTH PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIPS – INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE FELLOWS

Overview

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are for mid-career professionals from low and middle income countries to spend a period of time at a UK host organisation working in their sector for a programme of professional development.

Purpose: To provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces.

Fellow eligibility

To be eligible for these Fellowships, prospective Fellows must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Have at least five years’ full-time, or equivalent part-time, relevant work experience, in a profession related to the subject of the fellowship programme, by the proposed start of the fellowship – voluntary work experience will not be counted towards this minimum
  • Be in employment at the time of application at an organization that they will return to upon completion of the fellowship
  • Provide at least two references, one of which must be from their current employer. Any applications for which references are not received by the reference closing date will be considered ineligible.
  • Not have undertaken a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship within the last five years (at the time of taking up the award)

Eligible countries

Bangladesh
Belize
Botswana
Cameroon
Dominica
Eswatini
Fiji
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
St Helena
St Lucia
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Togo
Tonga
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

For more information visit, commonwealth professional fellowship

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Fidelity GreenTech Innovation Challenge 2024

Fidelity GreenTech Innovation Challenge 2024

Empowering Innovative GreenTech Solutions for a Sustainable Agricultural Future in Ghana

What is the GreenTech Innovation Challenge?

The Fidelity GreenTech Innovation Challenge has been launched to support groundbreaking GreenTech solutions that address key challenges within Ghana’s agricultural value chain.

The challenge will offer entrepreneurs business development support, coaching/mentorship and over GHS 1 million in grants! The challenge targets three tiers of entrepreneurs, each at different stages of development: Ideation, Scale Up, and Commercialization. Our goal is to foster sustainable innovations that can transform the agricultural landscape in Ghana.

Why Participate?

Participating in the Fidelity GreenTech Innovation Challenge offers a multitude of benefits including:

  • Access to grants of over GHS 1 million and other business growth resources.
  • Mentorship from industry experts.
  • Networking opportunities with key stakeholders.
  • Exposure and visibility for your business.
  • Potential partnerships and market expansion.

How to Apply?

Follow these simple steps to apply for the GreenTech Innovation Challenge:

Step 1

Choose your category based on the stage of your business

Step 2

Prepare your application materials (as stated under each category)

Step 3

Submit your application through our online portal by 21st July 2024

For More Information Visit, Fedelity GreenTech Innovation Challenge


IJP German-Northern European Programme 2024

NORTHERN EUROPE / GERMANY

The German-Northern European Programme sees itself as a forum for dialogue between the five Nordic and three Baltic states and Germany. It was launched in 2000, initially with the five Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Since 2015, the exchange has been expanded to include the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The programme thrives partly on the fact that Germans’ interest in the political systems and social developments in Northern Europe remains high. Conversely, Northern Europeans and Balts are increasingly interested in Germany – as a major trading partner, but also as a cultural and political source of inspiration.

The programme comprises a total of up to 22 fellowships. While the participants from the Nordic and Baltic states visit a German editorial office, eleven German fellows travel to one of the eight Nordic and Baltic countries.

The introductory conference in one of the capitals brings together the participants of the programme. In discussions with leading representatives from politics, business and society, the journalists can learn about current topics and about German-Northern European-Baltic cooperation. At the end of the programme, the fellows come together again in Berlin for a closing event to exchange views on their working stays abroad and to explore further research together.

APPLICATION

Applications are open to journalists between the ages of 18 and 45 who work as freelancers, trainees or editors in one of the above listed countries. Language skills in German are not a prerequisite for applications from Northern Europe. A working knowledge of English is expected. Further details on the application process can be found in the current call for applications.

For More Information Visit, IJP German-Northan European Programme

 


Global Health Corps (GHC) African Leadership Accelerator 2024

What does the Africa Leadership Accelerator offer emerging public health leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa?

The new Africa Leadership Accelerator brings Global Health Corps’ renowned global health leadership curriculum to rising leaders currently working in public health roles in organizations across Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.

Across nine months, fellows will engage in virtual leadership academy workshops, in-person retreats, executive coaching, professional mentorship, and more all while continuing to work at their current organization.

We intentionally cultivate a leadership experience that fosters inclusivity and a sense of belonging throughout the learning journey. The Africa Leadership Accelerator is more than a fellowship–it’s a community.

The Africa Leadership Accelerator is a good fit for high-potential, early-career public health leaders committed to growing their personal and professional development skills. Public health is a broad field and we are excited to consider applicants across sectors – local health ministries or state agencies, government agencies, universities, community-based and non-governmental organizations, and private sector employers.

We are committed to advancing diverse leaders, and especially welcome applications from:

  • Ministries of Health
  • Community based-health
  • Health IT
  • Data informatics and analytics
  • Environmental Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Health communications


To be eligible for the Africa Leadership Accelerator Fellowship, you must:

  • Be age 21-35 by September 1st, 2024
  • Be a citizen of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, or Zambia.
  • Be currently employed full-time in a non-clinical public health role for at least six months at the time of application.
  • Be currently employed by a public health organization operating in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, or Zambia and has expressed written support for your participation in the program.
  • There are no specific education or training requirements to be eligible for participation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT, GHC

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UNCCD Training Workshop for French Speaking Journalist 2024

Training workshop for French-speaking journalists

Prior the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the UNCCD, the Convention Secretariat is organizing a training session for French-speaking journalists who cover the African continent on desertification and the role of the media in promoting sustainable land management practices.

This training will take place during 2-6 September 2024, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the sideline of the 20th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Journalists will have the opportunity to exchange with experts in sustainable land management and desertification, and to participate in a field visit.

Eligibility and selection criteria

The call is open to French-speaking journalists interested in environmental issues. Each applicant must submit:

  • A letter of recommendation from the editor-in-chief of the applicant's organization. Freelancers must provide a copy of the press card.
  • A cover letter of one page maximum explaining the journalist's interest in participating in the workshop.
  • Links or copies of the last three reports or publications on the subject.

Complete application files can be sent to press@unccd.int by 11:59 pm Central European Time (CET) on 21 July 2024, indicating as subject: “Candidature pour l'atelier d’Abidjan”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT, UNCCD WORKSHOP

 


UN OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2025

About the programme

Indigenous Fellowship Programme

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People. The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge about the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. This training programme is available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian and Portuguese.

How to apply

We strongly encourage you to send your application form well before the deadline. Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed. Both parts I and II of the application form must be signed and sent by regular post to the following address:

Mr. Morse Caoagas Flores
Coordinator, Indigenous Fellowship Programme
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
48, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta, Office 2-05
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Scanned applications are also accepted and can be sent to the following email: ohchr-fellowship@un.org and copy: morse.flores@un.org

Application forms need to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.

Any other questions?

Any question pertaining to the Indigenous Fellowship Programme can be e-mailed to: ohchr-fellowship@un.org .

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT, UN OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship


World Summit Award (WSA) Young Innovators 2024

WSA Young Innovators

The WSA Young Innovators Award is an open call. The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team - at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 26 (born on or after January 1, 1998).

  • Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every start-up, social entrepreneur, NGO, student or individual!
  • Submissions for the WSA Young Innovators can contain all mobile and web-based solutions, such as: apps, web pages, applications for wearables, kiosk installations, SMS based products, games and interactive productions. There is no limitation regarding the platforms or channels the solutions work with.
  • All submissions have to be launched products. No drafts, ideas or unfinished projects can be accepted.

Why apply for the Young Innovators Award?

The contest gives participants a chance to pitch their solution to a global network of national experts, building valuable connections in the process. The winners will get win the chance to join WSA in Hyderabad India for the 19th WSA Global Congress. This will give winners the chance to:

  • Connect with likeminded people including partners, investors, and fellow impact entrepreneurs
  • Join the knowledge society of thought leaders, innovators and stakeholders in a community that fosters collaboration over competition
  • Access unique opportunities through WSA's global network
  • Learn globally and act locally - get to know specialists solving similar problems to you, and transfer their learnings to your local ecosystem

Rules

  • Submission guidelines encompass adherence to human rights principles and exclusion of content promoting violence, fraud, racism, or discrimination
  • The WSA Young Innovators award is open to those under 26 from UN and UNESCO member states
  • Only launched products with local impact and alterations from previous submissions are eligible
  • Producers grant WSA non-commercial exploitation rights for promotional purposes
  • English is the official language for communication and database information
  • Incomplete or guideline-defying submissions may be disqualified at the jury's discretion

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT, WSA Young Innovators

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Putlize Centre AI Accountability Fellowship 2024-2025

OVERVIEW

We seek to support journalists and newsrooms that represent the diversity of the communities impacted by AI technologies. The Fellowship is designed for reporters from all beats, desks, and formats who want to broaden, deepen, and diversify reporting on artificial intelligence with an accountability lens.

Journalists need to apply with a reporting project they wish to pursue during their Fellowship. We encourage enterprise and accountability projects that use a variety of approaches—including data analysis, records requests, and shoe-leather reporting—to delve into the real-world impact of algorithms on policy, individuals, and communities.

In its first year, the Fellowship supported 10 Fellows reporting in 10 countries. The 2022 cohort of AI Accountability Fellows reported on themes crucial to equity and human rights, such as the impact of AI on the gig economy, social welfare, policing, migration, and border control.

Who is eligible to apply? 

  • Staff or freelance journalists working on a wide range of platforms, including print, radio, video, and multimedia.
  • Team players with the experience and/or ability to work collaboratively across newsrooms and borders.
  • Reporters with a deep interest in how AI impacts the world, and why this issue matters to our global well-being.
  • Reporters willing to participate in outreach activities related to their investigations, such as events at schools and universities.
  • Reporters can be based anywhere. The Fellowships are remote.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT, Putlizer AI Accountability Fellowships

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Milestones Makers Programme for Entrepreneur

Milestone Makers

At the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, we’re committed to investing in the individuals taking big risks to solve problems in new ways. That’s why we created Milestone Makers, a way to help mid-stage entrepreneurs set, hit, and celebrate milestones critical to company growth.

What does the program offer?

The program begins with access to the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center’s prestigious network, partners, and community, including professional resources offered by leading industry experts. This includes:

  • Milestone setting strategy and practice for this quarter and next
  • Coach (1:1 professional coaching specially matched for you)
  • Business mentors and peer support curated to your needs, aspirations, and definitions of success
  • Development of key marketing assets and opportunities including a your photo & logo on the Nasdaq tower in Times Square, New York City, upon graduation. Plus, media coverage and distribution through the Nasdaq Center and Nasdaq media.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT, MILESTONE MAKERS PROGRAM

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