American University of Beirut (AUB) Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (Funded) is now open

The Fall 2024-25 on-campus and online graduate American University of Beirut (AUB) Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is now accepting applications. This program, which is a collaboration between the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Mastercard Foundation, offers full scholarships to students who are passionate about making a difference in their communities. The main objective of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is to empower young individuals to become catalysts for change in their communities, countries, and regions. Through this program, scholars will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops, courses, fieldwork, and their degree-specific classes. This comprehensive approach ensures that students receive a well-rounded education and are equipped with

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UN SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellowship Program 2024 Application Call

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) launched the Local Pathways Fellowship (LPF) program with the aim of empowering and equipping young leaders from cities around the world to make progress on Sustainable Development Goal 11. The LPF program trains, supports, and connects young thought leaders, activists, and innovators who are working to transform cities and urban areas. While candidates from any city and country are encouraged to apply, SDSN Youth strives to ensure diversity of regional representation among the fellows. To be selected as a Local Pathways Fellow, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Have an interest in sustainable development and be passionate about the

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Apply for the USADF African Women Entrepreneurs Program-Reimagined Grant For Women-Owned Enterprises

The USADF, in collaboration with the United States Department of State Africa Bureau, is pleased to announce the 2024 USADF African Women Entrepreneurs Program-Reimagined grant. We are now accepting applications for the second cycle of this grant, and we encourage eligible applicants from the following countries to apply: Namibia, Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, and Zambia. To be considered for this grant, applicants must meet the following requirements: the business must be woman-owned, 100% African-owned and managed, legally registered and operating in the country of application for at least 3 years, and have a banking history of no less than 12 months. Here are the eligibility criteria: – The

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Join the Allan Gray Makers Startup Academy Incubation Program For Aspiring Artisan Entrepreneurs

The Allan Gray Makers StartUp Academy is an 8-month incubation program designed to support aspiring artisan entrepreneurs in the Plumbing and Electrical trades. This fully funded program offers business training and support to help participants start their own businesses. Starting on April 15, 2024, the program will be full-time and in-person. Thanks to the funding from Allan Gray Makers, all program costs are covered, including a basic transport allowance. All we ask for is your commitment, time, and energy! Here’s what the program includes: 1. Training in Entrepreneurial Mindset, New Venture Creation, Marketing and Sales, Business Management, Financial Management, Branding, E-skills for business, and Personal Mastery. 2. Opportunities to work

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Apply for the Zayed Sustainability Prize Fund For Global Sustainability Pioneers ($5.9m in Prizes)

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is funded by the Abu Dhabi Government to pay tribute to and carry forward the legacy of sustainability and humanitarianism established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. Masdar, the renewable energy company of Abu Dhabi, oversees the management of the Zayed Sustainability Prize. Throughout the year, a committed team diligently works on organizing the Prize. The Zayed Sustainability Prize recognizes excellence in six different categories. Health Food Energy Water Climate Action, and, Global High Schools Eligible Regions The Americas (North and South) Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Europe & Central Asia

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Enroll in the Nalafem-eCornell TAKE THE LEAD Online Courses for Women

Nalafem, a leading organization dedicated to empowering women, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Mexoxo and eCornell University. Together, we are offering an extraordinary opportunity for 20,000 young women from Kenya and Nigeria through the TAKE THE LEAD PROGRAM. This program is designed to provide these participants with the tools and resources they need to excel in various areas of their lives. By completing approximately 20 hours of online courses provided by eCornell, these young women will have the chance to become certified in crucial skills such as leadership, entrepreneurship, time management, and career exploration. The TAKE THE LEAD PROGRAM aims to equip these young women with the

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Call for Applications in the Google Internship Programs for 2024 – Various positions open

We highly encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible for the Google Internship position, as we may close the openings earlier based on our hiring status. Our team will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, so it’s in your best interest to apply early. We appreciate your patience while we carefully consider your application. Joining the Google Internship Program will take you on an exciting journey that not only boosts your career but also provides you with invaluable experiences and memories that will stay with you forever. If you’re ready to embrace the future of technology and become part of a company that makes a global

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Apply for Google Software Student Training in Engineering Program (STEP) Intern, 2024

About the position Google is dedicated to promoting diversity in the field of computer science and software development, especially among historically underrepresented groups. Many aspiring computer scientists would greatly benefit from a program that bridges the gap between academic studies and professional internships. Google’s goal is to inspire these underrepresented students to continue pursuing their passion through such a program. With this in mind, we are excited to announce the 2024 Google Software Student Training in Engineering Program (STEP) internship in India. This opportunity is open to underrepresented groups who will be in their second year of university studies by the summer of 2024 and are studying Computer Science or

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Internship Position Open At Google – Silicon Engineering Intern, 2024. Apply Now

About the position: As a Silicon Engineering Intern, you’ll be part of a team that designs and develops the hardware, software, and networking technologies that power Google’s services. From circuit design to system design, you’ll be involved in every step of the process, including high volume manufacturing. Your work will have a direct impact on the machinery used in data centers, ultimately affecting Google users. With the opportunity to join various teams, you’ll have a chance to explore different areas of interest. If you’re a Silicon Performance Architect Engineer, your role will involve developing architecture models, analysis tools, and simulation infrastructure for our silicon products. As a Silicon Power Engineer,

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Apply for the Afri Women Innovation Grant ($5,000 grant)

The Afri Women Innovation (AWI) Grant, part of the EquiHER initiative, aligns with the United Nations SDG and aims to support African women with promising business ideas or existing companies in Africa. In 2023, the AWI Grant will provide entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and financial support of $5,000 to 500 women across the African continent. No matter the size of your idea, whether it’s small or already established, we firmly believe that even the tiniest idea has the potential to create significant change. And if you have a substantial idea, it can go even further. Your business idea doesn’t have to be groundbreaking; what truly matters is its ability to bring

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Recruitment into Federal Fire Service, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services begins. Apply now

To fill open posts in the Federal Fire Service (FFS), the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) is accepting applications from adequately qualified individuals for full-time appointment CLASS A: CADRE INSPECTORATE I. Fire Inspector (IF) CONPASS 07 It is required of applicants that they hold a registered nurse (RN), registered midwife (RM), or registered nurse/midwife (RNIM) credential from an accredited institution. II. CONPASS 06 Assistant Inspector of Fire (AIF) Candidates must possess a National Diploma (ND) or NCE in a relevant field from any accredited polytechnic institution. CATEGORY B: CADRE ASSISTANT I. CONPASS 04 Fire Assistant II (FA II) The GCE Ordinary level, SSCE/NECO, or other similar

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Entries open for the AFRICACDC-Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellowship Programme

The Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellowship Programme is now accepting applications for its 4th Cohort. The Africa CDC is committed to promoting diversity and encourages applicants from all African Union Member States. This cohort will introduce a Mental Health track, so Public Mental Health Professionals are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, women in senior positions within Government Ministries and National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) are also encouraged to apply. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme was launched by the African Union Commission in partnership with the Kofi Annan Foundation. It aims to develop senior public health professionals from

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NELGA Research Communication Workshop is accepting applications (Funded to Tanzania)

The NELGA Research Communication Workshop is designed to enhance the visibility and accessibility of NELGA’s research findings, with the ultimate goal of fostering better collaboration between research and policy. During the workshop, you can expect engaging presentations, insightful case studies, and interactive sessions that delve into the practical aspects of land governance in Africa. Our expert speakers and facilitators will be there to provide you with invaluable tools and strategies for effectively communicating your research findings. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to receive personalized coaching and mentorship sessions after the workshop. As for the application process, all you need to do is submit a proposal and a short biography.

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Applications open: TaiwanICDF’s International Higher Education Scholarship Program (Funded)

The TaiwanICDF’s International Higher Education Scholarship Program offers scholarships for higher education and has collaborated with well-known partner universities in Taiwan to develop undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs. Eligibility Requirements: 1. Be a citizen of a country on the List of Countries Eligible for TaiwanICDF Scholarship and meet any specific criteria set by your country and/or government of citizenship. 2. Not be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) or an overseas compatriot student. 3. Meet the admission requirements of the partner university you have applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship. 4. Be able to fulfill all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau

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Apply for the Media Challenge Fellowship Programme for Journalists and Media Students

The Media Challenge Initiative is currently accepting applications for its Media Challenge Fellowship Program from journalism and media training institutions. This fellowship program aims to provide selected applicants with the necessary time and resources to engage in intensive practical training, transforming them into versatile and skilled journalists. The Media Challenge Fellowship Program is a highly competitive multimedia journalism training program that is awarded to the most outstanding journalism students from the Inter-University Media Challenge. This challenge is a practical reporting competition held in 14 universities across Uganda. This fellowship program is an integral part of the Media Challenge Initiative’s strategic vision to cultivate the next generation of journalists who possess

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Call for proposals to advance civic technology and digital engagement across Africa by Charter Project Africa and AU-ECOSOCC,

The Charter Project Africa, in partnership with the AU-ECOSOCC, is initiating a call for proposals to promote civic technology and digital engagement throughout Africa. The aim is to strengthen democratic governance and encourage citizen participation in continental institutions. This call invites potential applicants to collaborate with AU-ECOSOCC in refining and improving their digital engagement strategies. The priorities include audience analysis, testing messaging and channels, developing an engagement strategy, and establishing effective feedback mechanisms. Eligibility Criteria: This opportunity is open to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, including social enterprises, in the civic and tech ecosystem. Applicants must be registered in an AU Member State. Organizations with a proven track record in

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Cohort 2 Application for CcHub and Mastercard Foundation EdTech Accelerator Program is open

Cohort 2 Application for CcHub and Mastercard Foundation EdTech Accelerator Program is open. CcHub and Mastercard Foundation have joined forces to support edtech startups that are creating innovative tools to improve learning outcomes and provide equal and high-quality education for the future generation of Africa. By participating in our accelerator program, startups can take advantage of a range of benefits. Equity-Free Funding Support & Mentoring Investor Network Eligibility Startups must be registered in Nigeria and be Africa focused. Startups must be building solutions that address challenges across K-12, tertiary education and vocational skills training. The Edtech Solution must posses these two qualities The startups  must be EdTech Solution Based The

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Apply for the Youth Ambassador Programme 2024

The Festival of Hope, in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), offers the Youth Ambassador Programme to empower young individuals who are passionate about creating positive change. This program aims to support and enhance the social impact projects that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By participating in online workshops and discussions, Youth Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn, brainstorm ideas, and collaborate with others to make a meaningful difference in their communities while also addressing global challenges. Moreover, this program not only provides assistance to these young changemakers but also fosters a supportive, kind, inspiring, and safe online community for individuals aged 12 to 19. Why become a

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Applications are open for Lens Based Incubation Programme 2024 ($10,000 grant)

The Lens Based Incubation Programme is dedicated to fostering the development of creative ideas and transforming them into successful products and businesses. By embracing the artistic, technical, experimental, and innovative aspects of lens-based approaches, participants have the opportunity to create new and meaningful visions of Africa. Additionally, participants have the chance to win up to USD$10,000 in seed funding. During or after the programme, participants are provided with the necessary support and resources to establish their own Lens-Based Creative Businesses. This includes assistance in business development, finance management, branding and communications, legal matters (IP), website and platform development, and product development. MAD House by tikera Africa is a Creative Incubator,

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Applications open for FATE Institute Fellows Program 2024

The FATE Institute Fellows Program is a fellowship program that spans over 2 years. Its purpose is to bring together policy experts, economists, and academia in order to support the reform processes of entrepreneurship policies. These reforms aim to address the key gaps that are currently limiting the potential of the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem. We are delighted to announce that after the successful launch of the pioneer cohort in 2022, we are now accepting applications for the next cohort. Eligibility: 1. A strong passion for working directly on policy issues that have an impact on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nigeria. 2. Academic excellence and the ability to contribute to the

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Call for Applications for Pitchers at BlueInvest Africa for registered African businesses

BlueInvest Africa is specifically designed to support African businesses that are already involved in various sectors of the blue economy, including start-ups. It also aims to engage Small, Micro, and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in Africa that have innovative ideas with potential for further development in the African market. The event expects to have around 200 attendees on-site, as well as remote participants from Africa and Europe, including investors and entrepreneurs. The main goals of BlueInvest Africa are to foster valuable business connections, create opportunities for potential partnerships, showcase real-world business projects, and facilitate the exchange of best practices and innovative ideas. The event has a clear objective of highlighting the

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Call for Applications: Display Europe Micro-Grants for individual journalists and small media organisations

The European Cultural Foundation is calling on individual journalists and small media organizations to apply for a micro-grant. This micro-grants program aims to promote the creation of journalistic content on important topics. The goal is to establish a European media landscape that is firmly rooted in public values and inclusivity, striving to create a collective platform that reflects the diverse realities shared across the continent. They are particularly interested in individuals and small media organizations that are eager to collaborate across borders with pan-European relevance, focusing on themes of urgency and innovative storytelling. What do they offer? To facilitate collaboration among journalists, Hostwriter will provide a dedicated channel on their

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Nigeria partners UNIDO to set up MSME training academy

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) has partnered with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to establish a formal MSME training academy in Nigeria. This academy aims to provide training and support to small business operators of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in order to enhance their knowledge and skills, and ultimately contribute to the country’s economic growth. To develop the framework for this training academy, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), and UNIDO will collaborate to design an implementation plan. During a meeting with the UNIDO delegation in Abuja, the Minister for Industry, Trade

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Now Open: RAISEAfrica – Renewables Accelerators for Innovative Startups and Entrepreneurs in Africa

RES4Africa Foundation is excited to announce the launch of RAISEAfrica – Renewables Accelerators for Innovative Startups and Entrepreneurs in Africa – an initiative that aims to accelerate the growth of innovative startups and entrepreneurs in Africa’s renewable energy sector. In collaboration with Enel Green Power (EGP), Energias De Portugal (EDP), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and South African Institute of Chartered Accounts Enterprise Development (SAICA ED), RES4Africa is committed to empowering young talents and visionaries to shape a sustainable future for the continent. RAISEAfrica offers a comprehensive range of programs, including pre-acceleration and acceleration programs, tailored specifically for the renewable energy industry in Africa. This initiative is

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Call for applications: GCSP Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security

The 2024 GCSP Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security is now accepting applications! This prestigious prize aims to honor groundbreaking ideas that have the potential to address the most pressing challenges in peace and security. We welcome applications from individuals and organizations from all around the world, with a particular emphasis on concepts that go beyond national boundaries in their scope or thinking. Whether your concept revolves around transformative technologies, pandemics, biothreats, autonomous weapons, climate change, human rights, cybersecurity, education, disarmament, or any other relevant field, we encourage you to apply and showcase your innovative vision. 1. The applications for this opportunity are open to individuals from all

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