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GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund grants available to implement Mobile Communications for Development

GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund grants available to implement Mobile Communications for Development | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The goal is to promote greater mobile access and usage by resource-poor women in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific

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The objective of the Innovation Fund for NGOs is to provide seed funding in order to (1) accelerate the use of mobile technology to achieve development-related goals, specifically the empowerment of resource-poor women, (2) provide solutions to the barriers to women’s adoption and use of mobile phones and VAS, (3) generate lessons and models of success which can be shared with the wider development community, as well as mobile operators, and (4) stimulate productive partnerships between NGOs and mobile operators in order to achieve these objectives at scale.

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Common Fund for Commodities issues Call for Proposals funding innovation "to make a difference"

Common Fund for Commodities issues Call for Proposals funding innovation "to make a difference" | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

This Call supports commodity development activities that benefit the poor in more than hundred countries around the world.

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Through financial support, the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) seeks to support implementation of innovative interventions that target new opportunities in commodity markets leading to commodity-based growth, employment generation, increases in household incomes, reductions in poverty, and enhancements in food security. Any proposed intervention should be scalable, commercially viable and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains. The objectives of the CFC-supported projects are: (i) Social – to create employment (particularly for youth and women), increase household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security. (ii) Economic – to enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition, improve competitiveness of producers and their organisations, and support the financial sector development. (iii) Building partnerships – to build effective and cost-efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders for commodity-based development.

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Ockenden International Prize available to organizations working for refugees & other displaced peoples

Ockenden International Prize available to organizations working for refugees & other displaced peoples | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Prize provides up to $75,000 of funding to projects, programmes or activities in Africa, the Middle East or Asia

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The project, programme or activity (referred to as the ‘project’) is the focus of the application: the project submitted must benefit refugees or displaced people – anywhere except the United Kingdom. The project submitted must have been initiated no earlier than 1 May 2010, while helping refugees and displaced people must be the prime focus of the project rather than an ancillary benefit, with a strong emphasis in the project's work towards promoting self-reliance. The applicant must be able to show that there have been measurable achievements and outcomes that are leading to real change in the lives of the beneficiaries helped: to this end, where possible, evidence of independent external evaluation should be provided. The judges will, in particular, look for approaches that have proved to be highly effective in improving the lives of refugees and displaced people through work that has been carried out in especially difficult circumstances.

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JPI Urban Europe announces 2nd Call for proposals concerning the development of European urban areas

JPI Urban Europe announces 2nd Call for proposals concerning the development of European urban areas | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

This programme finances RDI projects linked to a range of urban issues

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The urban issues in this programme include demographic, economic and social changes, as well as climate change., It also addresses technological aspects of city development, such as the management and use of energy, transport issues, ICT applications in city management, and the like. The call encourages transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral projects. Partners should prepare highly innovative projects with the participation of universities, private companies, public authorities and end users. Topics covered may incude Governance of Urban Complexity, or Urban Vulnerability, Adaptability, and Resilience. The call is open to bodies in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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Call for Proposals released by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

Call for Proposals released by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Proposals are invited on the theme of Supporting Human Rights and their defenders where they are most at risk

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The global objective of this Call is to enhance the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries and situations where they are most at risk and where human rights defenders and civil society organisations work under severe constraints and are most under pressure. The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support and protect human rights and their defenders by reinforcing their capacities to do their work in the short and long-term, as well as providing tangible support and means of action to local civil society in the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in some of the world’s most difficult, dangerous, repressive and unpredictable political situations and/or where they are the most vulnerable and threatened. The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is € 15.000.000. The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 18 months nor exceed 36 months.

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Call for Proposals for UK-based Cultural Activities to Promote Awareness of Key Communication Themes

Call for Proposals for UK-based Cultural Activities to Promote Awareness of Key Communication Themes | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The European Commission Representation in the UK is supporting efforts to promote awareness of communication themes as set by the European Commission.

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For this programme, grants ar being provided for identified cultural events. The objective of this project is to bring an awareness of common issues as they are discussed at European and national level to the local community. The subject areas include (1) Economic recovery and growth, (2) European Year of Citizens 2013, (3) Mobility of artists, (4) Creativity and creative industries, and (5) Multilingualism. Applicants must be be non-profit-making, have legal personality, be registered in one of the EU Member States, and be independent of the public authorities.

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The Veolia Environnement Foundation supporting international projects on environmental conservation

The Veolia Environnement Foundation supporting international projects on environmental conservation | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Foundation is a leading private-sector foundation in France that supports non-profit community-oriented projects

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Every project is accompanied by a Company employee sponsor, providing the expertise of employee volunteers in emergency aid and development. The Foundation focuses on three priority areas: (1) Humanitarian emergencies and development aid, (2) Social cohesion and job counseling, and (3) Environmental conservation and biodiversity protection. For the selection procedure, project leaders are generally international outreach organizations, associations, workforce development agencies, or institutions. The Foundation does not support grants for projects that are personally led by a Company employee. The Foundation acts within the framework of corporate patronage. Unlike sponsorship or sponsoring operations, no commercial gain is sought in return for the financial assistance granted. The project supported must fit into certain action areas: (1) Humanitarian crises and development aid, (2) Social cohesion and job counseling, or (3) Environmental conservation and biodiversity protection.

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Seeing is Believing Innovation Fund opens call for proposals to deliver eye care technologies

Seeing is Believing Innovation Fund opens call for proposals to deliver eye care technologies | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Fund aims to fund grants between $10,000 to $200,000 to projects that develop and test ideas, new technologies or operating models for delivering eye care with the potential for high impact or even systemic change.

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The fund is prepared to target projects with a higher degree of uncertainty around the outcome than traditional grant funding in order to allow space for organizations or individuals to experiment with new ideas and approaches that have the potential to become viable new, cost-effective approaches to helping tackle avoidable blindness. Innovation Fund will seek to support funding of projects at either a Pilot stage where it grants funds to projects that are developing tests to assess a new approach, operating model or technology with potential for impact, or projects preparing for scale where there has been previous demonstrable success at a pilot or experimental stage.

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The Robert Carr Fund for Civil Society Networks (RCNF) Request for Proposals addressing HIV issues

The Robert Carr Fund for Civil Society Networks (RCNF) Request for Proposals addressing HIV issues | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The second Request for Proposals is addressed to global and regional civil society networks addressing any issue related to the consequences of HIV transmission

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The Fund provides grants to both global and regional networks, but with a positive funding bias towards proposals submitted by consortia of networks, followed by proposals submitted by global networks, followed by proposals submitted by regional networks. Regional networks are encouraged to form or join a consortium for a joint application. Inspired by Dr Robert Carr's commitment to vulnerable communities and protecting their human rights, the RCNF is aimed at supporting global and regional civil society networks addressing critical factors for scaling up access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It is also aimed at protecting the rights of inadequately served populations across the world. Regional networks can apply for a minimum of $ 100,000 and a maximum of $ 350,000 per network per year, for two years maximum. Global networks can apply for a minimum of $ 100,000 and a maximum of $ 500,000 per network per year, for two years maximum.

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First Peoples Worldwide’s work for Indigenous development offers grants from Keepers of the Earth Fund

First Peoples Worldwide’s work for Indigenous development offers grants from Keepers of the Earth Fund | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Keepers of the Earth Fund has been designed to provide for locally-initiated development projects in Indigenous communities around the world through grants for projects that are conceived and implemented by Indigenous communities themselves.

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The First Peoples Worldwide’s Keepers of the Earth Fund provides grants to projects to control, utilize, leverage, retain, create, and increase the assets of Indigenous communities. Among these assets are land, culture, language, kinship networks, subsistence activities and personal efficacy. Projects may be geared toward addressing issues such as food security, securing rights to ancestral lands, mitigating the effects of climate change, or preserving and renewing cultural values and traditional knowledge. The agency is willing to fund and re-fund the same partner NGO to further continue its work over a period of several years. This kind of approach ensures long-term sustainability and stronger impact. Besides, the grantees have been covering a wide range of issues from livelihood to conflict management to cultural preservation.

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The Elsevier Foundation offers Guidelines for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program

The Elsevier Foundation offers Guidelines for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Grants of up to US$50,000 per year for a total of US$100,000 will be offered to New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries.

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The objective of this program is to improve access to scientific, technical and medical information. The 2013 program priorities include: professional librarian training enabling librarians to serve as pivotal advocates in their research ecosystems and projects which demonstrate the link between research access, training, usage and health impact. Priorities will also include projects that demonstrate a strong outcomes evaluation and have the potential for a strong model or multiplier effect. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate, among other things, (1) Professional training enabling librarians to serve as pivotal advocates in their research ecosystem and in prevention of brain drain, (2) Projects with a strong outcomes evaluation focus demonstrating the link between research access, training, usage and health impact, and (3) Projects which offer innovative global health partnership models.

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GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund grants available to implement Mobile Communications for Development

GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund grants available to implement Mobile Communications for Development | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The goal is to promote greater mobile access and usage by resource-poor women in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific

Robin Beecroft's insight:

The objective of the Innovation Fund for NGOs is to provide seed funding in order to (1) accelerate the use of mobile technology to achieve development-related goals, specifically the empowerment of resource-poor women, (2) provide solutions to the barriers to women’s adoption and use of mobile phones and VAS, (3) generate lessons and models of success which can be shared with the wider development community, as well as mobile operators, and (4) stimulate productive partnerships between NGOs and mobile operators in order to achieve these objectives at scale.

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UN Women applies 2013 SEED Awards for innovative projects on gender equality & women’s empowerment

UN Women applies 2013 SEED Awards for innovative projects on gender equality & women’s empowerment | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The program mission is to to help the most promising start-up entrepreneurs, women-led enterprises and other social and environmental inspiring businesses to integrate ideas and proposals to address pressing local issues.

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Innovative entrepreneurs from emerging economies, developing and least-developed countries can send their applications to win a tailor-made support package to help expand their business. The award includes expert advice on developing their business plans for the winners, as well as their participation in specially-designed workshops to enhance their skills, and benefit from high-level profiling of their enterprises through an international network of businesses, governments and development institutions.

 

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MacArthur Foundation Call for Proposals to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

MacArthur Foundation Call for Proposals to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The aim of the program is to accelerate innovation in secondary education programming, research, and development in selected countries.

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The focus is both upper and lower secondary education. Where schooling at the upper level is further divided between traditional general secondary education and vocational education, Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) is focused on increasing the relevance of general secondary education learning.  PSIPSE supports programs and projects targeted to the formal education system and informal programs that help students transition to or re-enter the formal system.  PSIPSE is interested in four thematic areas: demand, improving teacher effectiveness, promoting employment-relevant skills, and alternative educational models for learning.

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USAID announces Development Grants Program funding for local NGOs to foster grassroots implementation

USAID announces Development Grants Program funding for local NGOs to foster grassroots implementation | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Grant opportunity for sustainable grassroots development through support for local development initiatives through strengthening the capacity of the organizations.

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This program recognizes that a vibrant and active NGO sector is fundamental to promoting a healthy civil society, one which is accountable and responsive to citizens’ needs. USAID established this program to increase the number and quality of local NGOs – and US organizations – that can meet the needs of the communities they serve and contribute to the objectives of the Agency. The Program is closely aligned with Agency initiatives to strengthen and sustain civil society by improving capacities of the organizations to address today’s development challenges and priorities.

USAID has earmarked a budget of up to $45 million in funding, a substantial portion of which will support activities that strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of the organizations.

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Robin Beecroft's comment, July 11, 2013 2:42 AM
Good luck, Francis. Do post back here if your application is successful.
solomon tesfaye's comment, July 13, 2013 4:02 AM
Very interesting for new organisation organization"bright future pastoralist and agropastoralist initiative".But i have question? how is the application process, is it competitive?how new local NGOs get opportunity?
Robin Beecroft's comment, July 14, 2013 3:01 AM
Yes, it is competitive, Solomon, but there is $45 million, so if your ideas are strong and the match the criteria for the programme, I am sure you will stand a good chance. Do feel free to use the link I provided and ask questions directly to them.
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Mama Cash Red Umbrella Fund opens Call that mobilises resources to bring human rights for sex workers

Mama Cash Red Umbrella Fund opens Call that mobilises resources to bring human rights for sex workers | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Red Umbrella Fund aims to strengthen and ensure the sustainability of the sex worker rights movement by catalysing new funding specifically for sex worker-led organisations and national, regional and global networks.

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The Red Umbrella Fund provides funding to sex worker-led organisations and networks that can be based in any country, registered or unregistered, and led by women, or men, or transgender people. In 2013, the Red Umbrella Fund is prioritising groups, organisations and networks that contribute most strongly to the Fund’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities. Organisations need to have an inclusive approach towards more vulnerable or excluded groups within the sex workers’ movement e.g., migrant sex workers, transgender sex workers, sex workers living with HIV, etc. They  must also be committed to democratic principles, shared leadership, and have annual budgets below 200.000 Euros. For the 2013 Call for Applications, the Fund has a total budget of 500.000 Euros with which they expect to make about 25 grants in total.

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The Red Umbrella Fund is launching its third call for applications, the first ever to provide two-year-grants for sex worker-led organisations and networks  worldwide.


To find out if your group or organisation is eligible for funding from the Red Umbrella Fund, please see the Red Umbrella Fund website.

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Peace Direct launches their new grant opportunity for peacebuilders to support the growth of impact

Peace Direct launches their new grant opportunity for peacebuilders to support the growth of impact | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Mapping Local Peacebuilding – Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders is a global competition under the Insight on Conflict programme to find the best emerging peacebuilding organizations.

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The deadline is 9 August 2013. Selected organisations will receive $4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities. The award provides an opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peacebuilder conference, or visit another peacebuilding organisation, and promote work online. In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of their process to find partner organisations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. There is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must be a registered organisation or community association, established for at least 2 years, and be undertaking peacebuilding work. The organisation must have a maximum annual turnover of US$40,000, be based in the country/communities where the work will be done, and be independent – not an in-country or satellite organisation of an international NGO. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21.

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Gender Innovation Lab seeks organizations with projects for economic opportunities for men & women

Gender Innovation Lab is inviting Expressions of Interest from eligible organizations on impact evaluations of their projects.

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The deadline is 8 July 2013. The purpose this program is to increase women’s, or men and women’s, agricultural productivity, entrepreneurship, employment, and economic voice and empowerment.

 

The designated benefits from this funding include gaining important insight into and a scientifically-sound quantitative assessment as to how well their program or project is working, and why it is working at that level.

 

The Gender Innovation Lab has funding to support costs associated with a) the impact evaluation design stage, aka “concept note development”, b) all or part of the data collection costs, and c) for select projects a small amount of funding to support the implementation of a innovative intervention that targets gender issues.

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Dept for Int. Development (UK) opens Call for Proposals to Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research

Dept for Int. Development (UK) opens Call for Proposals to Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

In partnership with the  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), DFID invite new and innovative proposals across several new areas in the fields of international development and humanitarian assistance.

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The these three new areas are 'Urbanisation and Risk in Africa', 'Poverty in Urban Spaces', and 'Disability, Inequality and Poverty'. The objectives of this program is to (1) Fund new thinking on international development issues, (2) Raise the quality and impact of social science research in development, (3) Encourage multi-disciplinary research, (4) Give access to international development research funding to a broader set of actors. All three research programmes are open to UK and non-UK researchers based in higher education institutions, research organizations and other organizations with a credible research capacity. Each programme will last for a maximum of three years.

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Human-Centered Design Micro Grants open at HCD Connect to find practices for meeting poverty challenges

Human-Centered Design Micro Grants open at HCD Connect to find practices for meeting poverty challenges | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Where optimists take on our world’s challenges by sharing stories, questions & resources'

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This program focuses on projects using human-centered design towards agriculture-related projects. HCD Connect will be accepting applications from 1 June 1 until 15 July, and will consider the information provided in the application as well as your participation on the HCD Connect platform as part of the selection criteria.

 

In order to be eligible to apply for a Microgrant, a project must be related to agricultural development and to have drawn from, or be planning to employ, the methods and approaches of human-centered design. In addition, someone from the project team must create a story on HCD Connect detailing the project or proposed project.

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AGFund announces nominations are open for project proposals Fighting the Phenomenon of Street Children

AGFund announces nominations are open for project proposals Fighting the Phenomenon of Street Children | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The programme is to encourage the protection of children subject to danger and the provision of an environment appropriate enough for their growth in addition to the steadiness of the developing communities.

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The Arab Gulf Programme for Development has this prize for pioneering human development projects in the field of Street Children's welfare. The UN, International and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, NGOs, universities and research centers all over the world are invited to apply. Funding will stand at $500,000.

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DHI has an open Call for Applications to their Women's Water Fund to advance career opportunities

DHI has an open Call for Applications to their Women's Water Fund to advance career opportunities | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Women’s Water Fund offers career opportunities in the field of water resources development and management.

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The purpose of this program is to to provide programme participants with insight and inspiration that can help them advance into more senior management roles. The Fund supports short capacity building visits to Denmark. The visits will include a combination of formal training and “hands-on” interaction with managers in public authorities and in the water industry. The Fund will cover all travel, accommodation and living costs. It is the intention that the Fund will maintain longer duration contact with the participants. The capacity building visits include short courses in career development and management in the water sector, water governance, water resources, and environmental technologies. The courses will also consist of meetings with, and visits to, Danish organisations in the field of water.

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The Advancing Partners and Communities’ Project makes grant opportunity through its Call for Proposals

The Advancing Partners and Communities’ Project makes grant opportunity through its Call for Proposals | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The APC project is funded for five years as well as being managed by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health to be implemented by JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc (JSI).

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Qualified organizations are invited to submit proposals to the JSI in support of wheelchair service development in less resourced settings. The goal of the award is for people with disabilities in developing countries to have greater access to affordable and appropriate wheelchairs and services. It is anticipated that one grant of $9 Million USD for a project of up to four years will be awarded. It is expected that the project will be implemented in at least five countries and utilize at least ten sub-awards to qualified wheelchair providers. The Application should encompass activities that (1) expand the provision of wheelchairs; (2) provide training for wheelchair service personnel; and (3) foster an enabling environment toward effective wheelchair service management and development.

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Berghof Foundation opens Call for Proposals to gain grants for Innovation in Conflict Transformation

Berghof Foundation opens Call for Proposals to gain grants for Innovation in Conflict Transformation | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Berghof Foundation is supporting conflict stakeholders and actors in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

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The grant focuses on the roles and nonviolent strategies by which young people contribute to constructive conflict transformation. The call encourages the submission of project proposals based on research, education, arts and practice that should empower young people to act as agents of conflict transformation and to become actively engaged as change-makers and motivated peacebuilders. Proposals should offer creative ideas and innovative approaches on (1) Fostering nonviolent strategies and approaches of youth to resist against repression, injustice or foreign occupation, (2) Developing applicable youth-specific approaches to post-war reconciliation, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, (3) Dealing constructively with youth-related violence and its root causes, (4) Strengthening youth organisations as bridge-builders (across borders, ethnic barriers, cultures or social classes), and (5) Empowering youth as agents for a culture of peace.

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ITU Telecom World opens Young Innovators Competition to discover ICT solutions to development challenge

ITU Telecom World opens Young Innovators Competition to discover ICT solutions to development challenge | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Ten winning finalists will be selected to attend ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok, taking part in workshops, pitching sessions, mentoring and networking.

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Organized by the ITU Telecom World, this competition is looking for innovative solutions which can really make an impact on the world and improve people’s lives by using connected technologies (ICTs) to address one of their Six Grand Challenges: (1) Improve employment opportunities for young people and migrant workers, (2) Reduce food and water wastage at individual and retail level, (3) Facilitate access to public services for the elderly, (4) Improve natural disaster prediction and response, (5) Improve road safety for both drivers and pedestrians, and (6) Protect sensitive personal data and inspire the creation of local digital content.

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Int. Fund for Cultural Diversity launches Call for proposals to foster a dynamic cultural sector

Int. Fund for Cultural Diversity launches Call for proposals to foster a dynamic cultural sector | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

UNESCO is accepting proposals that seek to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing and least-developed countries so they might gain resources from a multi-donor fund established under the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

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International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) supports projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction of new cultural policies and cultural industries, or strengthening existing ones. The use of the IFCD may take the form of legal, technical or financial support, or expertise, and must be consistent with the objectives of the IFCD.The IFCD is notably used to promote South-South and North-South-South cooperation, while contributing to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts, where appropriate, in the cultural field.
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