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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announces ReliefWeb Research & Innovation grant

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announces ReliefWeb Research & Innovation grant | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

This programme encourages and enables original research and writing on issues and trends relating to humanitarian needs and response.

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Regarding eligibility, the guidance states that applicants should either have relevant academic credentials, such as an MA or a PhD, be currently enrolled in an advanced degree programme or have work experience relevant to their proposal. Applicants that propose field research are generally expected to be residents of that country or to have extensive experience working in that context, as well as relevant language skills.

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Freedom of Communication in the Digital Environment Initiative funded by Open Society Foundations

Freedom of Communication in the Digital Environment Initiative funded by Open Society Foundations | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Freedom of Communication Initiative’s goal is to advance policies that protect free expression, privacy and due process in the new communications environment.

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In their analysis of the challenge, OSF state that low- and middle-income country governments are adopting domestic regulation of digital communications networks that often enshrine curtailments of basic freedoms into law. Driven by the agendas of intellectual property enforcement, cybersecurity and curbing child pornography, Western standards are increasingly seen by OSF to be coming into conflict with human rights norms. Changes in global governance of the internet are likely with repressive regimes gaining in influence through their economic development. The Freedom of Communication Initiative’s goal is set in the light of this "to advance policies that protect free expression, privacy and due process in the new communications environment".

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UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity promotes sustainable development and poverty reduction

UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity promotes sustainable development and poverty reduction | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Complete information is available on the International Fund for Cultural Diversity, including pages on the aims, scope and guidelines on the use of the IFCD.

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The Fund 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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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund grant opportunity for projects addressing environmental degradation

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund grant opportunity for projects addressing environmental degradation | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Fund seeks to enhance civil society efforts to develop and implement local government and community-level planning processes to mainstream biodiversity conservation, and leverage donor and project funding for livelihood activities.

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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. CEPF is designed to safeguard biodiversity hotspots – the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on earth. This call for proposals is open for both large and small grants, with large grants having an expected average size of US$100–150,000 for 1-4 year projects.

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Southern African Development Community Water Fellowships Programme facilitates reports on water issues

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The mission of this program is to address issues of water management; water governance, infrastructure development, capacity development, climate change adaptation, and/or social development, making the critical linkage between these priorities and the impact on ordinary people. Through this program  three fellows from the SADC region will be awarded to produce a short documentary, photo reportage or short publication that tells a compelling story of the importance of water as a resource in any one of the SADC river basins. The story telling should draw the linkages between water as a life-giving resource and any one of the range of development objectives and priorities that are critical to the sustainability of water resources.

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Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development Call for Proposals funds development projects

Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development Call for Proposals funds development projects | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

TRAID is a charity committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling and campaigning at home.

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TRAID will consider projects that combat the negative impacts of the textile supply and production chain on people and/or the environment. Projects can tackle issues relating to any of the stages in the chain, e.g., growing; harvesting; spinning/weaving/knitting; bleaching/dyeing/washing and treatment; cutting and sewing; recycling/disposal). TRAID seek to fund projects that (1) Reduce inequality, (2) Involve the local partner and beneficiaries in the project design, and include them in its implementation, monitoring and evaluation, (3) Build the capacity of the local organisation(s), and address the capacity of local stakeholders to advocate for their own rights where applicable, and (4) Protect and improve the environment or do it no harm.

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USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative opens Call funding solutions to humanitarian challenges

USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative opens Call funding solutions to humanitarian challenges | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative is a special opportunity for applicants to the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) competition whose proposals address challenges in the humanitarian sector. Funded with support from DFID, the Initiative is run in collaboration with USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.

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The Initiative will support winners of the DIV competition —including technology, business models, policy practices, and more—that have on-the-ground evidence of their capacity to support humanitarian response and disaster preparedness around the world. These might include programs that specifically relate to: (1) Reduction of mortality and morbidity and strengthening emergency health initiatives, (2) Protection of vulnerable populations, (3) Prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition, (4) Provision of safe shelter and settlements, (5) Support to communities to recover livelihoods, (6) Enhanced use of data, and monitoring of program performance and impacts, or (7) Improved disaster risk reduction in low-income, high-risk countries.

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The Buckminster Fuller Institute offers its 2013 Challenge as a Call for Proposals

The Buckminster Fuller Institute offers its 2013 Challenge as a Call for Proposals | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Proposals invited for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge which is providing grants of up to $100,000 to find a solution that has significant potential to solve one of humanity’s most pressing problems, according to the expertise of the applicant.

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This prize program is a call to the world’s artists, scientists, designers, architects, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs committed to playing a transformative role in addressing the chosen issue. Entries can span a spectrum of scale as well as subject matter – from macrostrategies restoring and maintaining ecosystems necessary for life on earth to thrive, to community-based ventures that have global relevance.

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Call for Proposals from African Development Bank concerning the AfDB Migration and Development Fund

Call for Proposals from African Development Bank concerning the AfDB Migration and Development Fund | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is pleased to announce the 3rd call for proposals of the Migration and Development Fund (MDF). Award...
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This call for proposals aims to strengthen and support the development of new and innovative financial products and services which reduce the current high cost of money transfers by migrants, and diversify the supply of existing financial solutions to meet the expectations of both migrants and their families in the West of Africa. NGOs and other organizations in those countries are invited to submit their proposals online by the deadline of February 28th, 2013.

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New Call for Proposals in the 2013 Rising Voices Microgrant Competition

New Call for Proposals in the 2013 Rising Voices Microgrant Competition | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the launch of a new platform for the 2013 microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects.
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Beginning with the 2013 round of microgrant funding, Rising Voices has developed a new platform where applicants can publicly share their ideas with the broader community. This open process can enable greater opportunities to seek feedback and to help facilitate connections between groups located in the same geographic area or working around the same issue. Rising Voices will provide up to five microgrants in the amount of $2,500-4,000 to successful applicants that have demonstrated a strong and clear idea how to best provide training and ongoing support to their local community members. Selected grantee projects will join the Rising Voices community of projects and be featured prominently across the Global Voices network.

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Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge funds projects that provide sustainable access to safe water

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge funds projects that provide sustainable access to safe water | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Innovative proposals are being sought to ensure improved sanitation for at-risk communities in developing countries. Two winning projects will be announced with a first-prize winner awarded $50,000 and the second prize winner receiving $25,000 in addition to a feature in Water Research, an official journal of the International Water Association.

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This Challenge contributes to the Water for Life Decade (2005-2015), established by the UN General Assembly in support of the Millennium Development Goal to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water and stop the exploitation of water resources. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 900m people in the world are without safe drinking water, while over 2.6bn people do not have improved sanitation facilities.  Poor access to safe water and sanitation contributes to health crises in many developing countries, and increasingly leads to violent conflict.

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UNAOC Call for Applications for the Youth Solidarity Fund

UNAOC Call for Applications for the Youth Solidarity Fund | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has launched a new call for applications for the Youth Solidarity Fund which provides seed funding to outstanding youth-led initiatives that promote long-term constructive relationships between people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

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The Fund links small scale and local work to larger movements for social and global change. The YSF supports the development of young peoples’ organizations and other means for their work to have an even broader and deeper impact and to be expanded. It was established to answer the calls for action made around the world by youth organizations since the creation of the UNAOC. The grant can be up to $25,000 per project. There is no minimum amount requirement; on average, winning proposals receive $20,000. The deadline to apply for this fund is 13 February 2013.

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations launched 2013 Call for Applications.

 

Deadline is February 13, 2013, 23:59 New York City time.


Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF)  support youth-led projects addressing areas of primary concern to the  UNAOC, i.e. fostering  mutual respect, understanding and  long-term  positive relationships between peoples of different cultures and religions.


The  YSF awards grants (up to USD 25,000) to  selected  projects that demonstrate innovative  youth approaches to intercultural or interfaith dialogue. The proposed budget will have 90% of costs associated with direct project activities and only up to 10% of it will cover Project Coordinator’s salary/fees. Office rent cost, utilities and purchase of technical equipment (e.g. computers, copiers, printers,  cameras, telephones, etc), other than stationery for events, workshops, meetings, cannot be part of the budget;


Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) It’s only supports projects that are entirely developed and  managed by youth for the benefit of youth. The age definition used by the UNAOC to characterize youth is  a person who is between 18 and 35 years old.

 

Geographical Coverage of the 2013 Call for Applications

2013 YSF Call for applications will welcome

proposals from youth organizations officially registered and operating in the following countries:

Algeria; Angola; Bangladesh; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; CentralAfrican Republic;  Chad;  Comoros;  Congo;  Côte d'Ivoire;  Democratic Republic of the Congo;  Djibouti; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea:Guinea-Bissau; India; Iran;Iraq; Israel; Jordan;  Kenya;  Lebanon;  Lesotho;  Liberia;  Libya;  Madagascar;  Malawi;  Mali;  Mauritania;Mauritius;  Morocco;  Mozambique;  Namibia;  Nepal;  Niger;  Nigeria;  Pakistan;  Palestine; Rwanda;  São

Tomé and Príncipe;  Senegal;  Seychelles;  Sierra Leone;  Somalia;  South Africa;  South Sudan;  Sri Lanka;Sudan; Swaziland; Syria; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

 

Proposals submitted by a coalition of youth organizations from different countries are acceptable only in cases when the leading implementing  youth  organization is registered in one of the above countries.

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Disability Rights Fund announces the 2013 “Advancing Rights for All” grant cycle

Disability Rights Fund announces the 2013 “Advancing Rights for All” grant cycle | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at country level in the Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, and Eastern Europe/the former Soviet Union (fSU).

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The Small Grants funding stream helps organizations to build a broader movement to advance the CRPD at state and local levels. Organizations can use funds from DRF to broaden or diversify their membership, strengthen their capacity with respect to the CRPD, participate more actively in decision-making processes, or address specific articles of the CRPD. While DRF welcomes applications from any disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs), they encourage grassroots, emergent and more marginalized groups to apply. Small Grants are one-year grants that support a range of activities.

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The Small Grants funding stream helps organizations to build a broader movement to advance the CRPD at state and local levels. Organizations can use funds from DRF to broaden or diversify their membership, strengthen their capacity with respect to the CRPD, participate more actively in decision-making processes, or address specific articles of the CRPD. While DRF welcomes applications from any disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs), we encourage grassroots, emergent and more marginalized groups to apply. Small Grants are one-year grants ranging between USD 5,000-20,000 which support activities under the following priority areas:

 

(1) Increase DPO skill in addressing the CRPD by

(a) Building more inclusive organizations or partnerships; and/or

(b) Internal capacity building; and

 

(2) Rights-based advocacy and monitoring through:

(a) Increasing DPO participation in decision-making processes regarding the CRPD at                                 state or local levels; and/or

(b) Directly addressing implementation of CRPD Articles.

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List of IDRC and DFID joint funding opportunities for civil societies with upcoming deadlines and dates

List of IDRC and DFID joint funding opportunities for civil societies with upcoming deadlines and dates | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Deadlines to apply for IDRC/DFID joint call for concept notes, youth grants for grassroots NGOs, Korean Foundation’s green grants and other various opportunities are approaching currently. If societies have not yet submitted your proposals, they still have time to do so.

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The latest NGO funds listed here include:

• IUCN Small Grants for Protection of Nature
• $25,000 Grant for Empowerment of Women
• The International ReSource Award: $150,000 grant opportunity

• Human Rights Fellowships from OHCHR

• Arab Women Professionals Fellowship Program
• Grameen Foundation Fellowship Program

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Grants are available for working together for Tolerance in Europe from Open Society Foundations

Grants are available for working together for Tolerance in Europe from Open Society Foundations | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Open Society Think Tank Fund offers support for joint initiatives of EU think tanks combining comparative research, advocacy, and communication efforts to tackle various forms of intolerance.

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The Open Society Foundations notes in their blurb that they are concerned that intolerance and populism are growing in Europe, constituting a serious threat to the openness of our societies and democratic governance. They feel that one aspect to explore is how much these new approaches can gain from comparing differences between various European countries. The Foundations state that this grant-making line supports projects that embody joint initiatives of think tanks in at least two EU member states combining comparative research, advocacy and communication efforts to tackle various forms of intolerance.

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International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) opens Call – Small Grants for Purchase of Nature

International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) opens Call – Small Grants for Purchase of Nature | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

IUCN NL Small grants for the Purchase of Nature (SPN) enables local partners to take direct action and save nature. SPN provides funds for the purchase and protection of threatened wildlife habitats and vulnerable ecosystems.

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Creating a wildlife reserve is a well known instrument to preserve habitats that are important for wildlife – in particular endangered species – that would otherwise be destroyed.  By buying threatened natural areas and getting legal protection for them, the NGOs are in a unique position to make conservation history. By providing funds SPN enables local NGOs to put a hold to this and create natural reserves. This direct intervention is an exceptionally valuable approach, as it places ownership and management responsibility in the hands of capable local conservation organizations. All NGOs must submit a pre-proposal first. The SPN will invite NGOs to submit a full proposal after a positive assessment of the preproposal.

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UN Climate Change secretariat supporting Women for Results under 'Momentum for Change'

UN Climate Change secretariat supporting Women for Results under 'Momentum for Change' | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Momentum for Change: Women for Results showcases women-led activities that address climate change as “lighthouse activities” that will demonstrate measurable impact on the ground.

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The intention is the activities have the potential for replicability and scaleability at the local, national and international levels. The Momentum for Change Advisory Panel will select a small number of activities to be recognized during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland from 11–22 November 2013. Momentum for Change: Women for Results is implemented with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Youth for International Development has announces grant availability for grassroots organizations

Youth for International Development has announces grant availability for grassroots organizations | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Youth for International Development is committed to achieving sustainable youth development through its Grants Programme for 2013

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Through its grant making, it supports innovative organizations, youth groups and Community Based Organizations that are working towards empowering youths through various programmes and initiatives to reduce poverty, create employment, free expression, development and implementation of youth policies at national level, promote democratic values, improve the environment through various environmental programmes. When making grants, it thinks about long-term strategies, knowing that lasting social and economic change among the youth can only be achieved through efforts of all stakeholders in the field of youth empowerment. In this Programme, the organisation seeks to fund grassroots organizations that are best positioned to reach youths and provide them with programs and services in priority areas of entrepreneurship, agribusiness, health (HIV/AIDS & underage pregnant girls), environmental innovative initiatives and capacity development.

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Project Inspire opens '5 Minutes to Change the World' – a grant for the empowerment of women in 2013

Project Inspire opens '5 Minutes to Change the World' – a grant for the empowerment of women in 2013 | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

This is a joint initiative by UN Women Singapore and MasterCard to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

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Launched in 2011 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world and win a US$25,000 grant.

The grant must show creativity and sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through access to business and livelihood skills. Entries should be submitted in the form of either a 5-minute video OR a 2-page A4-sized proposal.

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Univ. of Aberdeen opens research project award to study Comparative Statecraft & Constitutional Thought

Univ. of Aberdeen opens research project award to study Comparative Statecraft & Constitutional Thought | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The subject areas for this research programme will be Anthropology, History, Law, Politics & International Relations, Religious Studies.

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The research framework should account for an analysis of developments in ths subject area in positive terms, whose bases of legitimacy are understood in their own conceptual and cultural terms. The statecraft and thought should be brought together under a single comparative frame, initially augmented by a single seminar series so that conclusions and insights can be shared across cultural, historical and religious categories. The work should be drawing together the considerable supervisorial expertise in this area that University of Aberdeen has accumulated.

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FRIDA (Flexibility Resources Inclusivity Diversity Action) Young Feminist Fund – 2013 Call for Proposals

FRIDA (Flexibility Resources Inclusivity Diversity Action) Young Feminist Fund – 2013 Call for Proposals | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

A Call to strengthen the capacity of young feminist organizations through general support grants to be used over 12 months while being open to renewal.

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FRIDA is committed to funding organizations and initiatives that are unlikely to be funded by more traditional funding sources. This may mean that traditional funding sources are either not interested in the particular area of work or that it is too radical for most conventional funding sources. They use the term ‘feminist’ broadly to refer to individuals working within women’s movements or in other social movements to promote and work towards the safety, equality, justice, rights and dignity of girls, women and other marginalized groups. Based on the understanding that fundamental discrimination occurs within patriarchal systems of domination in all societies, young feminists are determined to challenge, address and change the root causes of these existing inequalities, rights violations and injustice.

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UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

These grants focus on promoting youth empowerment as the solution for better urban governance.

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This fund promotes the poverty reduction aims of Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat Agenda for better, more sustainable and equitable towns and cities throughout the developing world. It provides grants of up to $25,000 for new ideas and solutions for job creation, good governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure. Applicant organizations must be led by young people aged 15-32 years and be based in cities or towns in developing countries to qualify for a grant. Support will be provided primarily for those working to improve slum conditions and to raise opportunities for young people growing up in poverty. Projects encouraging gender equality or involving partnerships with the government or the private sector are particularly encouraged.

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US State Dept. Request for Proposals: Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa

US State Dept. Request for Proposals: Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US Department of State has issued a Request for Proposals for the promotion of democracy, human rights and Rule of Law in Africa.

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Proposals should include concepts and proof of capacity to manage projects for the following issues and regions/countries:

1) Africa Regional, The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) (approximately $750,000 available).

2) Kenya (approximately $700,000 available): DRL’s goal is to strengthen accountability for past and ongoing election-related and politically motivated human rights abuses committed by security forces or others.

3) Nigeria (approximately $500,000 available): DRL’s goal is to address human rights abuses, especially as they relate to the security sector, including the police and military.

4) Sudan (approximately $1,000,000 available): DRL’s goal is to promote meaningful political participation among youth and other future leaders through civil society organizations (CSOs), including in the context of the 2015 elections.

5) Zimbabwe (approximately $750,000 available): DRL’s goal is to enhance civil society’s ability to foster a more democratic Zimbabwe that is responsive to citizens at the local level.

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Ploughshares Fund Grants – currently available to support work for a world without nuclear weapons

Ploughshares Fund Grants – currently available to support work for a world without nuclear weapons | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world, placing very few restrictions on their grantmaking.

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The Fund amplifies and coordinates the work of grantees to (1) develop winning strategies that push forward the vision of a nuclear-weapons free world, (2) bring together experts, analysts, lobbyists and activists to create and win shared campaigns (3) build a bipartisan legislative consensus for eliminating nuclear weapons, and (4) expand the public’s knowledge and catalyze public support for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

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European Fund for the Balkans open Call – Envisioning Europe “THINK AND LINK” Regional Policy Programme

European Fund for the Balkans open Call – Envisioning Europe “THINK AND LINK” Regional Policy Programme | Funding Opportunities in Programmes Supporting Projects & Research | Scoop.it

The programme seeks to foster inclusive and evidence-based policy making in the Western Balkans by initiating research projects which are relevant from the perspective of the Copenhagen criteria, embedded in a regional capacity building and networking programme cycle.

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Applications are encouraged to be made by emerging think-tanks, policy-oriented NGOs, independent policy institutes, and policy relevant research groups. The benefits of being selected to participate in this programme include funding for a research project, support through a capacity building and networking programme cycle and the mentorship support. This programme goes beyond providing only project grants by involving the successful applicants in 2 capacity building seminars and regional networking opportunities.

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Application deadline: February 20, 2013

Final decisions communicated to applicants: by March 29, 2013.

Think and Link Programme duration: April 2012 – December 2012

Capacity building seminar (I seminar): May, 2013.Research period: April – September, 2013.Final papers to be submitted by: September, 2013.Dissemination period: October – December, 2013.Final seminar (II Seminar): November, 2013.