The Center for International Private Enterprise Global Editorial Cartoon Competition 2012 aim to highlight creative ways of capturing key issues affecting the development of countries. The cartoons can be submitted on the themes: democratic governance, entrepreneurship and youth empowerment.
The competition is open to everyone. Participants may submit cartoons in all three categories and a maximum of two cartoons
per category. Submissions must be work original to the artist.
First place winners in each category will receive $1,000
The Grand Prize winner will receive $2000
Deadline: 23:59 UTC/GMT on July 15, 2012.
For more information/guidelines/how to submit entry
The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) is providing small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries. It supports women’s
organizations based outside of the United States by providing small grants for an array of community needs up to $7,500 USD.
The areas of support area:
Health and nutritional support
Literacy and leadership training
Educational seminars and workshops
Women’s human rights
Organizations that are governed and directed by women.
All interested applicants must complete a Letter of Intent (LOI).
The Letter of Intent must be submitted by a non-profit, non-political organization.
The proposal addresses the empowerment of women and girls and will lead to action and sustainable change in the community.
The proposal clearly reflects the participation of the community/ target group in its development and design.
The project addresses sustainability after VGIF funding with continued involvement in the larger community.
Women are well represented in the leadership, staff and management of the organization and project.
The organization can demonstrate its ability to manage resources and funding from external sources.
The Letter of Intent provides reliable email addresses as well as phone numbers.
The proposal must present a true budget with a clear explanation of all items. The budget amount requested from VGIF must not exceed $7,500 USD.
Other sponsors or potential funding for this project must be clearly identified.
The timeline of activities is realistic and achievable and the project can begin upon the awarding of grants by VGIF in mid-May.
VGIF will consider inclusion of an amount, not to exceed 10% of the total grant, for administration of the project to the executing
organization in the country where the project is located.
Deadline to submit LOI:31 July 2012.
For more information contact
The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills
through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home
As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking,
and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their
Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars.
The Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more
about American culture and to network with their American peers. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.
*an undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
*a minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
*limited or no prior experience in the United States
*demonstrated leadership qualities
*a record of public service in the community
*English language ability
Candidates from various countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia and the Western Hemisphere can apply.
Visit http://www.tinyurl.com/d7ax4h3 for more information.
Friends of the less privilege cordially invites you all to come celebrate the children’s day with the less privilege kids of Makoko and the Environs. This is a once in a life time opportunity to show love to these special kids.
These kids needs our love and care. With just ₦10 or a pen or a pencil, you’ll contribute greatly towards putting smiles on faces. You can be a part by donating materials, cloths, foods, educational materials, slippers, bathing and washing soaps, School bags etc to this course. You can even come with already prepared food in take away packs to the venue.
It promises to be fun with loads of music and other side attractions. For enquires, call 08160009049. Friends of the less privilege
The Abuja+20 project is a pre RIO+20 campaign that hopes to identify pathways for people, local communities, corporate bodies, schools, Media, NGOs, Government MDAs and the International Community to share best practices aimed at promoting Green Economy and Sustainable Development.
In June, 2012, world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro (RIO+20) to build a new consensus on global actions to safe guard the future of the planet and the right of future generations to live a healthy and fulfilling lives. Thus, as a build up RIO+20, the MyCity+20 (Abuja+20) project was developed to allow children and youth from different backgrounds to contribute and proffer solutions to issues affecting the future they want.
To this end, if you’re working in the area of environment and sustainable development, or you’re simply just a friend of the environment, you’re here by invited to the Abuja+20 event.
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012
Venue: Millennium Park, Abuja
Dress code: Blue top with Black or Blue Jeans
Special Guest of Honour:
Hajiya Zainab Mailafiya
Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry Of Environment
National Coordinator, NIGERIACAN
Barr. Nkiruka Nnaemengo
National Cordinator, Sustain Nigeria
Coordinator, Nigerian YOUTHCAN
Coordinator, Earth Hour Nigeria
Vice President, AIESEC Nigeria
By participating in Abuja+20, you will be joining in a global community who are making a resolution to change their lifestyle in the name of sustainability.
For additional Information/Agenda/Press Statement and Position Paper please contact:
0706 681 7374
0806 869 9956
Sustain Nigeria, Rio+20, Road to Rio+20, Rio+you, MyCity+20, Nigerian Youth Climate Action Network, Fresh and Young Brains Development Initiative, Africa Youth Initiative on climate Change Nigeria, 60+ Hear Hour Nigeria,, AIESEC Nigeria, Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition, Earth Hour Nigeria in partnership with FME, AIT, NTA, Salini Nig ltd, Indomie, UNIDO Nigeria, Nice and Neat Concepts and Buzzent Network.
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) is proud to announce the launch of a Fellowship program that will send
journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP18) in late 2012.
The Fellowships are open predominantly to journalists from developing countries, but
journalists from the US and Russia are also welcome to apply.
As part of the fellowships, the CCMP will cover travel, lodging and daily subsistence expenses, arrange press accreditation at
COP18, and provide other support services. The Fellows will benefit from a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation session, breakfast briefings, a field trip and a media clinic.
To be eligible for this fellowship applicants must be:
A journalist from the developing world, USA or Russia
Able to illustrate passion and commitment to reporting on climate change issues
Able to travel to Doha, Qatar to arrive no later than 29th November 2012 and leave no later than 8th December 2012
Have proven support from an editor, producer or supervisor.
Applicants are required to submit an application before the May 29, 2012 deadline. Winners to be announced in September.
To apply click here http://www.tinyurl.com/7jx4sq2
UNESCO Chair Regional International Leadership Forum Announcement – Call for Applications November 2012
The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, in collaboration with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, invite applications for the first Asia Regional International Leadership
Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum, to be held November 1 – 10, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Applications must be received by July 13, 2012.
About the Forum: The Forum seeks to empower young leaders by involving them
in finding solutions to emerging human rights problems, and nurturing individuals to be effective leaders in the field of human rights.
To this end, the Forum will focus sharply on global human right issues (with an emphasis on the Asia region), and seeks to:
1. Examine regional applications of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as international human rights instruments.
2. Expand the knowledge relevant to human rights concepts and practice
3. Build a network of solidarity among human rights leaders
4. Provide tools and a platform for open debates
5. Provide programmes, activities and processes necessary for human rights leadership
6. Promote the sharing of experiences and understanding Different themes relevant to issues of concern at the global and regional levels will be covered.
Themes may include, health and human rights, education, the environment, the plight of child soldiers, the use of media/social media, fundraising, conflict resolution and transformation; litigation and advocacy.
Relevant issues also include, but are not limited to, human trafficking, the plight of children, refugees, hunger, HIV/AIDs,
gender discrimination, racism, classism, democracy, the environment, human rights and business and peace education.
Young people between the ages of 18-35, with strong interest in and commitment to human rights preferably with community
service experience, and with demonstrated ability to work on solutions to human rights problems, should apply.
Conference will be held in English only. Fluency in English is required. Applicants will be selected based on the strength of their application essay, demonstrated commitment to human rights (understanding and practical/hands-on experience), potential impact on the individual and their potential
contribution to the Forum, regional and gender representation.
Conference organizers will provide all conference participants with dormitory housing, meals, resource materials and a
certificate of participation.
Programme details and application material can be accessed by linking to http://www.tinyurl.com/6rphcwv
MAPPING AFRICAN DIASPORA YOUTH ORGANISATION IN EUROPE: The African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE) invites you to register into their Network.
Have you previously participated or currently participating in ADYNE activities?
Have you participated in any Africa-Europe cooperation activity?
Are you a youth organisation that works with
African Diasporas’ based in Europe?
Are you looking to plug into a vibrant European –wide network that brings together many similar organisations?
Do you want your voice and concerns collectively represented at many Local, National and International forums?
If the answer is yes, then join ADYNE today!
The African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE) invites you to register into their Network.
Registering your organisation:
In order to benefit from this network, you need to register your organisation. To do this all you need to do is complete this
very simple form: http://www.tinyurl.com/7x78wu2 and share link with other relevant organisations you are aware of.
ADYNE is an African youth-led initiative driven by young people of African descendants living in Europe. Its core aim is to facilitate a platform that serves the interests of young people across Europe by creating a space that allows for active
participation in constructive dialogue between African and European societies.
The data collected will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used for internal purposes. Registration should take no more than 4 minutes! Here is the
form again: http://www.tinyurl.com/7x78wu2
Register by June 1st!
Next steps: Once your completed form is received, a member of the ADYNE
committee will be in touch with the follow up and information.
For further information or queries, please contact the ADYNE team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
On the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (known as Rio+20) taking place from June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a coalition of youth organizations in the United Kingdom organize London+20 in the city of London at the British Youth Council, on 5th June 2012 from 10am to 5pm UK time, the same day with the World Environment Day.
Organized under the slogan ”The UK Youth committed to The Future We Want ! ”, the event will be a one day program including plenary discussion, working sessions, exhibition and simulation of the Rio+20 Conference. London+20 is part of a global movement called ”MyCity+20” started by students of universities in France, who had the amazing idea to encourage global youth to host simulations of Rio+20 in their cities worldwide in order to learn how this
process of international negotiations works.
London+20 is open to all young people aged between 15 and 25 based in any part of the United Kingdom and from any country around the world (However, we don’t cover travel costs for international participants). Applicants must be passionate, active or interested by sustainable development and environmental issues. They need to be
affiliated with a school, university, youth-led organization, youth network, enterprise, company, etc.
80 participants will be selected to attend London+20 and they will not only learn what
sustainable development is, but will have an opportunity to understand how children and youth contribute to the discussions and outcome of Rio+20 and experience a simulation of the conference towards a focused political document including the
two conference themes and highlighting its other seven priority areas.
If you are interested to participate and meet the criteria above, please fill in the application form at
http://www.tinyurl.com/cmletd7 by Wednesday 30th May at 23:59pm UK Time.
Make sure to provide all requested information in all questions. Once you have applied, we encourage you to check your inbox on 1st of June to know if you have been selected and start preparing your participation.
Please also help us to promote this call for applications. If you have any question or concern, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and brochure please email email@example.com
The African News Challenge mission is to support digital innovation and
experimentation that seeks to improve the quality and impact of African journalism by using new digital tools and techniques for ‘making’ news, new ways for audiences to engage with news, and new models for media organisations to sustain themselves.
The challenge is open to news pioneers from anywhere in the world, but entries must have an African media partner who will help develop and test the innovation. Projects that are designed for Africa will stand a better chance of receiving support.
The African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) will provide grants from $12,500 to $100,000 for the best projects aimed at strengthening and transforming African news media. Grantees will also receive technical advice, startup support and one-on-one mentoring from the world’s top media experts. Of particular interest are proposals that improve data-based investigative journalism, audience engagement, mobile news distribution, data visualization, new revenue models and workflow systems.
Deadline: 10, July 2012
Application and additional information available here