D4Dblogging competition for bloggers from Africa and Europe

The African Union – European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Hub invites bloggers from Africa and Europe to participate in its first blogging competition: How can Africa and Europe work together to tackle disinformation and protect human rights in the digital age? The competition is open to all bloggers interested in freedom of speech, disinformation, open internet, and digital rights and principles. We are looking for blogs that present original views on how to tackle online disinformation through human rights-based actions, create awareness of the issues at stake, and foster new ways for Africa-Europe collaboration in the field. Context The AU-EU D4D Hub is hosting a Town Hall debate at the

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Internship Immersion Program of Young Graduates in ECOWAS Institutions – Call for applications

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) launches theimmersion internship program for young graduates in ECOWAS institutions.• The program is open to young graduates from the ECOWAS Member States,aged 35 years or less. Opening date of the call: September 12th, 2022 Closing date of the call: September 28, 2022 Date : 12 Sep 2022 – 28 Sep 2022 Venue : ECOWAS Commission, Town : ABUJA Country : Nigeria ECOWAS 2022 internship call form T0R Intership-Eng-final 2022

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Road Safety Reporting workshop: Call for Applications for African Journalists and Media Trainers

Africa has the highest road traffic fatality rate in the world. Over 800 people are killed in road crashes every day, more than half of them vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. It’s a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. It’s also a huge story that needs to be told. The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with Science Africa, is hosting a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24th-26th October 2022. The goal is to equip journalists to report on key road safety issues and to prepare them to train others on this crucial topic.  Applications from journalists and media trainers from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania will be

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Call for Applications: Climate Change Journalism Fellowship for West African Journalists

The global climate change crisis is real and affecting all regions around the world. In West Africa, the climate change crisis is having a heavy impact on lives and livelihoods in nearly every country. The effects of the crisis have included drought, food insecurity, and pastoralist movement in search of feed for livestock among other conditions that are partly or fully connected to conflicts, inequality and instability in the region. Despite the alarming effects of the climate change crisis in the region, there has not been commensurate action to counter the development and mitigate its effects. There’s limited public awareness about the issue and its connection to many of the

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Master’s Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth (Up to JPY 1,000,000)

Background on the African Business Education Initiativefor YouthAt the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), held inYokohama in 2013, then Prime Minister Abe Shinzo announced the “African BusinessEducation Initiative for Youth” (hereafter referred to as the “ABE Initiative”). This is a strategicfive-year plan providing 1,000 youths in Africa with opportunities to study at Japaneseuniversities as well as to do internships at Japanese enterprises. ABE Initiative builds on theconcept that there is a need for human resource development in both private and public sectorsof Africa through cultivating a strong human network between Japan and Africa.At the TICAD 7 held in Yokohama in 2019, the initiative was renewed as

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Tarbell Fellowship for Journalists up to $50,000 stipend

The Tarbell Fellowship is a one-year programme for early-career journalists intent on improving the world. The fellowship represents a unique opportunity to do great journalism, covering topics that could have a major impact on the lives of billions, such as global poverty and existential risks. Fellows receive a stipend of up to $50,000 to support placements at major publications and independent freelance reporting. The programme incorporates expert speakers, feedback & mentorship from experienced journalists and a two-week journalism summit in Oxford. Upon graduation, we expect fellows to bring their impact-focused perspective to major newsrooms and publications around the globe. The 2023 Tarbell Fellowship will run from March 1st 2023 –

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Apply for The Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge (YouthADAPT Challenge)

The Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge (YouthADAPT Challenge) is an annual competition and awards program for youth-led enterprises (50% women-led) jointly organised by the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) as part of the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program YouthADAPT Flagship Program. This challenge seeks to boost sustainable job creation through support for entrepreneurship and youth-led innovation in climate change adaptation and resilience across Africa. What you will be awarded? In this edition of the challenge, 20 innovators will emerge as winners at an award show and will have access to post-award support in the forms of:-  100,000 USD grant for each winner

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EELC seeks Candidate Attorney for Bertha Justice Fellowship programme.

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) is a registered law clinic whose staff of social justice lawyers specializes in education law and policy, through conducting public interest litigation, legal research and advocacy, and community lawyering, to advance the right to equitable, safe, and quality basic education in South Africa. The EELC also aims to develop young, skilled attorneys and law graduates in public interest litigation. EELC seeks to appoint two (2) Candidate Attorney for its’ Bertha Justice Fellowship programme. Location:Cape Town Key Responsibilities: Assist in strategic litigation cases. This includes conducting legal research, as well as writing, sorting, filing and paginating pleadings, briefs, legal opinions, and other court documents, and

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IST-BRIDGE International Postdoctoral Scholarship Program 2022/2023 (funded)

Are you eager to perform cutting edge basic research in an international environment? Do you want to push the frontiers of science and work with supervisors and colleagues that are among the best in the world? Apply now for the IST-BRIDGE International Postdoctoral Programme 2022/2023. The IST-BRIDGE programme at Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) offers fully funded (two-year) postdoctoral fellowships for highly qualified candidates who have completed or will soon complete their PhD or equivalent in the natural or computer sciences, mathematics or any related discipline. IST-BRIDGE postdocs’ careers will be enhanced by a flexible ‘career-tracks’ training programme and optional non-academic secondments, placements in ISTA research support units, and academic

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OBAC Scale-Up Immersive Program for Black Mid-career Content-creators/producers

Applications are open for the OBAC Scale-Up Immersive Programme 2022-2023. Scale Up Immersive is a four (4) month virtual programme that provides ten (10) Black-owned media production companies founders who are looking to scale-up and transition into the immersive space; with industry expert consultation, workshops, case studies and mentoring in addition to a rapid prototyping lab with access to state-of-the-art immersive media production facilities and technologies. OYA Black Arts Coalition (OBAC) and CFC Media Lab will select a minimum of ten Black mid-career content-creators/producers with the objective to increase the capacity to operate successfully in this growing sector, diversify the talent pool in immersive media and be poised to access

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Now Open: World Bank Legal Internship Program – Spring 2023

Applications are invited for the World Bank Legal Internship Programme – Spring 2023. The World Bank Legal Internship Programme allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest research experiences into the World Bank’s daily operations and improve their legal skills while working in a multicultural environment. The objective of the programme is to provide you first-hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank by closely collaborating with staff in the Legal Vice Presidency. As part of their team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring development professionals and senior management, you will get the chance to contribute to the legal services offered by the Legal Vice Presidency

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Project T-MAX Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Programme for young Nigerians

Project T-Max is a Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) framework designed to equip Nigerians with Technical & Vocational skills while maximizing existing private and public TVET centres & resources across the country. The Project is part of the Federal Government’s intervention to alleviate poverty from at least 100 million Nigerians by the year 2030. Requirements: Age Limit: 18-35 Must be Resident in the State Must be available to attend the full course of the Programme Must be able to read and write in English Pilot States Enugu, Ogun, Lagos, Gombe, Edo, Kaduna, Nassarawa Skill Sectors ICT Automobile Furniture Works Welding & Fabrication Plumbing & Fittings Tiling & Interlocking

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Viewfinder 2022 Accountability Journalism Fellowship

Are you a mid-career journalist who wants to take your reporting on topical, public interest issues in South Africa to new heights? Viewfinder is offering a fellowship for reporters to investigate and then produce impact-driven journalism on accountability failures in the country.  We are particularly interested in exposing abuses of power or inexcusable failures by large institutions that negatively affect marginalised people or communities. The fellowship and our editorial support will enable you to investigate, research and develop your proposed reporting project. During the second half of the fellowship period, we will work with you to produce a short film or broadcast segment and a long-form written exposé rooted in

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Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships 2023/2024 for Women in STEM. ($50,000 yearly grant)

The Schlumberger Foundation announces its Faculty for the Future fellowship award recipients for women from developing and emerging economies to pursue post-graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading research institutes around the world. This new round of awards demonstrates the Schlumberger Foundation’s long-term commitment towards building a community of highly qualified role models who can help narrow the gender gap in STEM disciplines by inspiring more women to study science. Fellowships are awarded based upon an applicant’s academic ability, leadership qualities and engagement in STEM outreach activities in under-served communities in their home countries. With support from the Foundation, Fellows have achieved academic excellence throughout

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UNDP/AU/UNECA Africa Youth in Trade Innovation Challenge 2022

Applications are open for Africa Youth in Trade Innovation Challenge by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held in Partnership with the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). This initiative prioritizes Entrepreneurship, Export Development and Market Entry Strategy Development to expand and advance trade within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Requirements for UNDP/AU/UNECA Youth in Trade Innovation Challenge Qualification Open to Youth living and working across Africa. How to Apply Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Development Programme UNDP on eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com to apply For more details,visit UNDP website Application Deadline September 9, 2022

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Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program for Women SMEs

Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, open to women in West and Central Africa. We are currently running cohorts in Cameroon and Nigeria. While our application portal is always open, selected candidates will only be contacted when they have been selected for a new cohort. Each Cohort is open to at least 15 and at most 25 women. To know if you qualify for our program read the Eligibility Criteria Below. To know when we launch a new cohort kindly subscribe to our newsletter.  Eligibility ≥ 51% owned by a woman or,   ≥ 20% owned by a woman and have ≥ one woman as CEO/COO (President/Vice President); and

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Medical Research Council (MRC) African Research Leaders 2023 (£750,000 in grants)

Apply for funding to support excellent global health research and strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We aim to attract and retain exceptionally talented ‘rising star’ individuals who will lead high quality research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. Researchers should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a UK-based mentor as part of a partnership between the African and UK institutions. Awards will provide support for up to five years and the requested amount should not exceed £750,000 in total. Medical Research Council (MRC) African Research Leaders 2023 (£750,000 in grants) Who can apply Lack of grant funding and research infrastructure in many

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D-Prize Challenge 2023/2024 for Social Entrepreneurs to fight Poverty ($20,000)

D-Prize seeds new ventures that distribute proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet we have found many proven interventions with large delivery gaps. Millions of people still don’t have access to basic poverty-fighting tools. Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists. Eligibility Requirements D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of our awardees

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Ekiti State Digital Skills Academy (EDSA) for youths in Ekiti state

The Ekiti State Digital Skills Academy (EDSA) is an initiative designed to provide youths in Ekiti statewith the technology and soft skills competence needed to access local and global job marketopportunities. Impact outcomes for the initiative include a reduction of unemployment amongst theyouth population and an increase in economic inflow for Ekiti state. Those Eligible To Apply Youths between the ages of 16-35 years who currently reside in Ekiti State. Applicants must have basic digital literacy. Learning Tracks With four different learning tracks available to learn from Product Design Product design is a process of creating user-friendly solutions using various design tools. In this track, beneficiaries will learn about the

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Sterling Management Development Program (SMDP) for young Nigerian graduates.

The Sterling Management Development Program (SMDP) is a bespoke recruitment campaign that leads into an intensive 12-month rotational program, where you can gain insight and cross border exposure to enable you to emerge as a well-rounded professional equipped with different skills & competencies you can apply to different areas within Sterling while you also GROW personally. In addition, the Sterling Management Development Program aims to develop Next-Gen leaders who will largely contribute to the design of the future of Sterling. Eligbility Requirements A minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience from any sector. A minimum of Master’s degree or relevant professional certification from an accredited institution in or outside Nigeria. Applicants must

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Africa No Filter Last Mile Film Fund for African Filmmakers ($15,000 grant) 2022

Africa No Filter is launching the Last Mile Film Fund to finance African filmmakers who are working on the last steps of their projects. The Last Mile Film Fund offers grants of up to $15,000 for feature-length films and up to $10,000 for short films. Films must have appealing storylines that challenge stereotypical narratives of Africa. The grant, which is open to applicants in the continent and the diaspora, will fund narrative-changing films that are in the final stages of production. Films must have appealing storylines that challenge stereotypical narratives of Africa and should be ready for completion and premiere by 31 August 2023. The following criteria will be applied:

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Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships (for least developed countries and Commonwealth fragile states) to Study in UK (Fully Funded) 2023/2024

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from least developed countries and fragile States in the Commonwealth, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university. The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. It operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for

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Sterling Management Development Program (SMDP) for young Nigerian graduates.

The Sterling Management Development Program (SMDP) is a bespoke recruitment campaign that leads into an intensive 12-month rotational program, where you can gain insight and cross border exposure to enable you to emerge as a well-rounded professional equipped with different skills & competencies you can apply to different areas within Sterling while you also GROW personally. In addition, the Sterling Management Development Program aims to develop Next-Gen leaders who will largely contribute to the design of the future of Sterling. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA A minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience from any sector. A minimum of Master’s degree or relevant professional certification from an accredited institution in or outside Nigeria. Applicants must

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CFI Naija in Lights, Training for skills Program for Nigerian photojournalists: support to build a personal project and exhibition

Are you a professional Nigerian photographer exercising press photography or reportage for the media or on social networks? Are you looking to improve your technical and visual literacy skills and you would like to cover the 2023 general elections? Do you need help to refine your career plan and build your career in photojournalism? “Naija in Lights” is a 12-month project implemented by CFI in partnership with StoryMi Academy, Radio France internationale (RFI) and the Alliances Françaises network in Nigeria and revolves around two main components : Component 1 – Two 7-day training sessions. The first will be devoted to photography techniques and the identification of an individual project (technical

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How startups can position themselves for partnerships with industry leaders

The year is 2022, and it is safe to say we are living in a technocentric world already. There is no going back. It is our responsibility to make sure that we drive innovations that bring about positive change for a better future. In this month’s edition of the Catalyst, we will have amazing sessions with three industry experts to discuss how they’ve been able to get partnership and funding opportunities from established organizations through innovation for social impact across Africa or the world at large. It’s easy to see why corporate partnerships with startups make sense because these startups can benefit from corporate funding, resources, customer access, and a

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