Applications open for ACU’s Human Resources in Higher Education Community Grants for HR Practitioners

The Association of Commonwealth Universities ACU’s HR in HE Community Grants aim to support Human Resource practitioners in higher education by fostering collaboration and sharing best practices. These grants provide financial assistance for organizing projects that align with the goals of the HR in HE Community and promote the importance of HR work.

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Africa Digital Epidemiology and Innovation Network Innovation Challenge for Healthtech Innovators in Africa

The Africa Digital Epidemiology and Innovation Network (ADEIN), a manifestation of the Design for Health Practice at CcHUB, has declared the commencement of its innovation Challenge with the theme: Emerging Tech and Digital Interoperability: Innovating for Resilience and Improved Healthcare Delivery.

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Applications for the Ecopreneur Network Class of 2024 are now OPEN (up to $100,000 investment)

The Ecopreneur Network Class of 2024 offers a comprehensive support program aimed at propelling the most ambitious ocean for-profit startups towards achieving significant global impact. Participants in the network receive personalized services that evolve in tandem with their ventures, including mentorship, strategic advice, networking opportunities, workshops, access to the Alliance digital platform, and other resources.

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Applications open for the Elevating the Voices of Women in Agriculture in Africa Award ($5,000 Prizes)

The Elevating the Voices of Women in Agriculture (EVWA) Campaign by the Ban Ki Moon Center is dedicated to increasing awareness of the challenges faced by women farmers in Africa. Through the EVWA Changemakers Campaign and the EVWA Council, the BKMC is committed to shining a spotlight on the issues and mobilizing efforts to empower women farmers in Africa. Despite making up nearly half of the world’s smallholder farmers and producing 70% of the continent’s food, women in Africa encounter significant barriers in accessing resources such as land, finances, and education due to gender disparities and the impact of climate change. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR Elevating the Voices of Women

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Apply for the Mastercard and data.org Artificial Intelligence to Accelerate Inclusion Challenge

The Mastercard and data.org Artificial Intelligence to Accelerate Inclusion Challenge is a global initiative that aims to accelerate inclusion and economic empowerment through innovative AI solutions. As artificial intelligence continues to advance rapidly, it is crucial to ensure that these solutions promote inclusive economic growth, address inequalities, and foster inclusion for individuals and communities.

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Applications open for the YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program – YOUTH IN AGRI-BUSINESS

Applications are currently being accepted for Cohort 50 of the YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program in Accra, focusing on “YOUTH IN AGRI-BUSINESS.” The selection process is based on merit and is open to all eligible candidates. Shortlisted applicants will undergo interviews before the final selection is made. Participate in the onsite training for agri-business professionals serving vulnerable groups along the value chain. Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities offered through the program. Eligibility for the YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program – YOUTH IN AGRI-BUSINESS Eligibility criteria include youth with innovative businesses or social initiatives in agriculture Those working in public organizations that cater to the

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Applications open for the Cascador Entrepreneurial and Leadership Initiative ($5,000 Cash Stipend)

Cascador accelerator program has launched the 2024 edition of its Cascador Entrepreneurial and Leadership Initiative, a program aimed at providing selected entrepreneurs with strong financial support, intensive training, and mentorship. Cascador serves as an accelerator program specifically designed for mid-stage entrepreneurs in Africa who are actively scaling their mission-driven companies. Our primary focus is on cultivating strong leadership skills, developing clear value propositions, creating appropriate funding plans (including equity, debt, and grants), establishing a robust network of local resources, and fostering a supportive community of peers. Program Components of the Cascador Entrepreneurial and Leadership Initiative The program encompasses a combination of in-person and virtual experiences, ensuring a comprehensive learning journey.

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Apply for the KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator Competition

The deadline for the KPMG Tech Innovator 2024 competition is rapidly approaching, and we urge you not to miss the chance to present your startup’s innovation to the world. If you have not done so already, now is the perfect time to utilize the valuable resources available in your Pitch Toolkit. This toolkit is specifically designed to assist you in creating a compelling narrative and delivering a successful pitch that will distinguish you from the competition and impress the judges. Benefits of the KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator Competition Participating in the KPMG Tech Innovator 2024 Competition provides numerous advantages that go beyond the competition itself. ✅ An exceptional opportunity

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Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential with the NASDAQ Entrepreneur Pitch Toolkit

The Entrepreneur Pitch Toolkit is the ultimate digital resource for entrepreneurs who want to master the art of pitching. Developed in collaboration with industry experts, our recently updated toolkit offers everything you need to create compelling pitches that captivate investors, customers, talent, and supporters. Why Perfecting Your Pitch Matters As an entrepreneur, you are constantly seizing opportunities, recruiting and retaining top talent, and adapting to changing market demands. To excel in these endeavors, it is crucial to master the art of the pitch. Delivering concise and impactful presentations that garner support and drive your business forward is essential. That is why the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center has partnered with industry experts

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Applications open for the Junior Achievement Nigeria Venture in Management Program

The 2024 Junior Achievement Nigeria Venture in Management Program is now accepting applications. This program, known as ViMP, is a week-long intensive program developed by JA Nigeria and Lagos Business School (LBS). Its purpose is to equip selected members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and recent graduates under the age of 27 with the necessary skills for the workforce and an understanding of various aspects of business management, including making critical business decisions. We strongly encourage applications from recent graduates who are entrepreneurs, business owners, or individuals with aspirations to become entrepreneurs in various fields of interest. Eligibility for the Junior Achievement Nigeria Venture in Management Program To

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Entries open for the 2025 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards stands out as the premier competition for photographers and artists in the field of photography. Consisting of four distinct competitions (Professional, Open, Student, and Youth), participation is open to all at no cost, with the grand prize amounting to $25,000. Over the past 16 years, the Awards have established themselves as a highly esteemed platform for photographers, both established and up-and-coming, thereby propelling their careers to new heights. The Sony World Photography Awards have a remarkable global presence, enabling photographers to advance their careers to new heights. From the very start, these Awards have been dedicated to promoting inclusivity and accessibility by offering free entry.

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Applications open for the Global Youth Hackathon on Food (prizes ranging from USD $500 to $3,500)

The Global Youth Hackathon on Food Waste aims to involve enthusiastic individuals in creating innovative solutions at the community level to tackle the issue of food waste. Through collaboration and mentorship, participants will refine their proposals and develop actionable initiatives that can make a significant impact in reducing food waste within their communities. Those interested in participating can submit their preliminary proposals in English, which will be evaluated by a diverse panel consisting of members from WFF, KidsforSDGs, and technical experts. The top 15 proposals will be chosen to take part in the hackathon. Each project will be assigned a mentor from a pool of food waste experts, both from

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Applications open for Giving Joy Grants for Women-led Initiatives ( Grants up to $500)

Fall Grant Round: 1 June – 30 September. Anticipated award date: Spring 2025. Due to the high volume of applications we receive at Giving Joy, we will ONLY consider applications submitted between June 1st and September 30th, 2024. Please DO NOT submit applications before June 1st, 2024 Eligibility: Giving Joy Grants for Women-led Initiatives Women ages 18 and up. You can use the grant to start a new business, or expand your existing business. You can also use the grant to start or expand a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO), charity, or propose a specific activity or project you would like to implement. You can apply for a grant from any country or

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CALL FOR APPLICATION – TRANSFORMING NIGERIA YOUTH PROGRAM FOR YOUNG NIGERIAN WOMEN

The Transforming Nigerian Youths program, brought to you by the Young Africa Works-MasterCard Foundation in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, offers a unique opportunity for aspiring Nigerian female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 35 years. Benefits: 1. Free Company Registration. 2. Free Website and Logo design upon program completion. 3. Verified Google My Business Account and Logo 4. Access to Funding Opportunities after completing the program. 5. Free Trademark Registration, Business Registration, Company Incorporation, Branding Package, and Social Media Manager. 6. Post-Business Registration Regulatory Compliance Facilitation. 7. Personalized Business Consultation with a Certified BDSP (Business Development Service Provider) in Nigeria. 8. Free Market Access Events

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Ecobank launches 2024 Fintech Challenge with US$50,000 Prize: APPLY NOW

The 2024 Ecobank Fintech Challenge is now accepting applications for both early-stage and established startups to collaborate with Ecobank in its 35 African markets. This year marks the 7th edition of the Fintech Challenge. Despite the growing presence of fintech in Africa, a McKinsey report highlights the challenges faced by fintech startups in the region, including scaling, regulatory hurdles, and funding constraints. The Ecobank Fintech Challenge aims to address these challenges by offering a grand prize of US$50,000 and the opportunity to expand solutions across Ecobank’s vast network. “Partnering with fintechs is crucial for promoting financial inclusion in Africa. At Ecobank, we are committed to supporting fintechs through our Growth,

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N8 Million Scholarship to be Won in the Heirs Insurance Essay Championship for Students in JSS1 – JSS3

The 2024 Heirs Insurance Essay Championship is in full swing and the entries have started pouring in. Encourage your children and wards in JSS1 – JSS3 to participate and stand the chance to win N5 Million scholarship and more! Prizes to be won: Winner: N5 Million Scholarship 1st Runner-up: N2 Million Scholarship 2nd Runner-up: N1 Million Scholarship Winner’s School: N1 Million Grant Addition: The three finalists will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to the iconic Transcorp Hilton, Abuja for the final presentation of their essays. Essay Details: Topic: If I Could Invent Something New Word Count: Not more than 500 words Writing Format: Essay must be typed and not handwritten Submission Deadline: July 7, 2024 This competition is open to all schools

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Applications open for the StarNews Business Competition (cash Prized up to N5million)

African video streaming platform StarNews Mobile and the Global Black Economic Forum (GBEF) have issued a call for entries for the launch of the StarNews Business Competition. Organized by StarNews Mobile and GBEF in collaboration with MTN and the United Nations Agency for International Development (USAID), this initiative aims to support Nigeria’s most promising SMEs with grant funding and partnership opportunities in the United States. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to NGN5 million (US$4,000) from StarNews, access to a network of investors, and exposure on the StarNews web platform. The top three winners will also receive coaching from GBEF’s Academy for Advancing Excellence

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Applications open for the Anthology Short Story Competition (€1,000 prize)

The Anthology Short Story Competition was established to acknowledge and promote creative writing, as well as provide a platform for publication. It is open to writers of any nationality, residing anywhere in the world, who can submit original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language. There are no restrictions on theme or style, but the stories must not exceed 1,500 words. Writers are welcome to submit as many entries as they desire, with each submission requiring a separate entry form and entry fee. While not mandatory, it is recommended that writers refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting their work. This will allow them to

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Application open for the Social Shifters Global Education Challenge ($10,000 funding)

The Fitch Group x Social Shifters Global Education Challenge aims to address the issue of education deprivation among children worldwide. According to UNESCO, an estimated 244 million children are unable to access education due to various social, economic, and cultural factors. Our Shared Education Challenge Education is not just a privilege but a fundamental human right that empowers individuals to improve their socio-economic status and break free from the cycle of poverty. Shockingly, there are currently 244 million children and young people who are not enrolled in schools, and approximately 70% of 10-year-olds struggle to comprehend basic written text. This crisis in education is perpetuated by high levels of poverty,

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The Global Bridging Fund For Entrepreneurs in Africa and Asia (Up to $5,000)

The Global Bridging Fund serves as The Bridge International(TBI)’s initiative to recruit social entrepreneurs and enterprises interested in taking part in TBI’s crowdfunding campaign. TBI is actively seeking out individuals and organizations who are passionate about making a positive impact on society to participate in our crowdfunding campaign. TBI’s mission is to support local entrepreneurs in achieving self-reliance through crowdfunding efforts that promote coexistence and inclusive growth. Additionally, TBI collaborates with a network of local governments, research institutes, universities, and private enterprises to connect strategic and cost-effective businesses. BENEFITS $5000 seed funds at 0% interest rate Connections to TBI’s network of experts Partnership opportunities with global institutions and corporations ELIGIBILITY

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SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION for the Women Agripreneurs of the Year Awards (WAYA)

This Women Agripreneurs of the Year Awards (WAYA) is exclusively for members of VALUE4HER. By submitting your entry, you will automatically become a member and receive an invitation email to activate your Account within 15 minutes. Please activate your account to stay updated on the status of your entry. If you are already a member, you will not receive the email. Go to the official awards portal HERE Register an account/login to your account if you are already an existing user Start your entry (save it in-progress) Submit your entry The initiative aims to empower women entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector by providing them with access to markets, finance, and

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Applications open for the UNDP Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme

Applications for the 2024 UNDP Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme are now available. The Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator Programme, based in Lagos, Nigeria, is a Pan-African initiative supporting startups that meet specific criteria: 1. Utilize technology solutions in the financial services sector. 2. Contribute to achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). 3. Demonstrate high scalability. 4. Have a defensible position in the market. 5. Possess a strong monetization strategy. To be eligible, technology-focused entrepreneurs and startup founders across Africa aged 18-35 must meet the following criteria: 1. Founders must be citizens of an African country. 2. Startups must be locally owned and based in any African country. 3. Utilize technology in

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Applications open for the Village Capital Empowering Sustainable Entrepreneurship Africa

With the support of Norad – the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Village Capital has introduced Empowering Sustainable Entrepreneurship Africa, a program focused on building a transformative ecosystem in Africa. The program aims to enhance the capacity and impact of Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) and early-stage startups with a climate focus in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. We are commencing Phase One of the initiative, which involves identifying 14 community-led ESOs that have demonstrated high performance. These selected ESOs from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania will collaborate on addressing specific challenges within their ecosystems and developing strategies to identify and support startups with high potential. Additionally, they will

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Applications open for the develoPPP Ventures grant of up to €100,000 for suitable growth investments)

develoPPP Ventures focuses on young companies that have an innovative business model aimed at improving living conditions in developing or emerging countries and have plans to expand. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides a grant of 100,000 euros through a matching-funds model for suitable growth investments. If your start-up is pursuing a high impact business model in a developing or emerging economy and has already successfully completed the formation phase, you can explore the opportunities for growth funding offered by develoPPP Ventures. Scaling new solutions in developing and emerging economies Through develoPPP Ventures funding, the BMZ supports young companies that are already operating in a

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