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GLOBAL GOOD FUND 2021 FELLOWSHIPS FOR YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

We are accepting applications for the 2021 Fellowship from Monday, May 18 – June 30, midnight ET The Global Good Fund creates a better world by investing in society’s most innovative entrepreneurs. Our application process is selective and highly competitive, but also inclusive, constructive and engaging. WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR. The Global Good Fund Fellowship is for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders …

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Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 – COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

  Closing date for applications: 5 June 2020   Introduction to the Forum The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) threatens to undo the hard-earned health, economic and social development gains that Africa has registered since 2000. COVID-19 has overrun well-resourced healthcare systems of some developed and developing countries and several organizations, including WHO, have issued cautionary …

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UNECA Youth Innovators Competition and Design Bootcamp 2020 on COVID-19

Closing date for applications: 5 June 2020 Background The United Nations Commission for Africa and its partners are pleased to invite youths from all walks of life to the first COVID-19 Innovation Competition and Design Bootcamp 2020, to be held virtually form 15-26 June 2020.  The Bootcampwill bring together a selected number of students from across the …

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The Children’s Prize 2020 for Individuals and Organizations passionate about global child health ($150, 000 Prize)

Application Deadline: 28th June, 2020. The Children’s Prize is awarded to scientifically-minded individuals with a passion for global child health and a strong commitment to verify the impact of their work. Between 2013 and 2017, the Prize has awarded over $1,700,000.00 to such individuals and organizations across the globe. In 2014, two projects were selected …

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Call for Nomination: 2020 UNESCO International Literary Prize for Innovation Literacy

Application Deadline: 12th July, 2020 (midnight, Paris time) UNESCO has now opened its call for applications and nominations for the 2020 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. This year UNESCO will reward five individuals or organizations around the world for their outstanding projects that promote literacy within the theme ‘Teaching and learning literacy: the role of educators and changing …

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TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award 2020 for Female scientists (USD 4,000 cash award)

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The award will honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Deadline 30 June 2020 Partner Organizations – Eligible Nominees from Least developed countries …

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Call for Ideas: UNICEF Covid-19 Innovation Challenge 2020 for young Africans

Application deadline: 13th June, 2020. OVERVIEW COVID-19 is impacting us all as we deal with the new normal of social distancing and lockdowns. Misinformation and fake news amplify our fears. Hard realities like loss of income, job insecurity, stalled education, food shortages and lack of cleanwater, force us to explore unique ways to cope. While …

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Innovation Challenges 2020 for innovators and ecosystem builders

Rethinking the digital economy’s value chains during Covid-19 Deadline: 31 July 2020 The 2020 edition of the ITU Innovation Challenge will be taking place amid a global pandemic caused by Covid-19. This has resulted in stress on value chains and countries’ readiness for a digital economy, significantly affecting social conditions worldwide. Global supply, production, consumption and …

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UNECA/Standard Bank Group African Women Leadership Fund Initiative 2020 for African Women Fund Managers

Application Deadline: 30th June  2020 Women fund managers encouraged to apply for african women leadership fund membership The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Standard Bank Group are calling on women fund managers across Africa to apply to join the African Women Leadership Fund initiative (AWLF), an innovative impact fund that will provide …

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Several Job opportunities at Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development Services (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) headquartered in Arlington, VA is looking for qualified candidates to serve in a number of roles for an anticipated investment and agriculture export program in Rwanda.  We are looking for visionary leaders, strong managers and creative thinkers who work well with partners, and who have a passion for and a commitment …

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Sub-Saharan Roster of Consultants – UNICEF

Sub-Saharan Roster of Consultants in Child Poverty, Public Financial Management and Social Protection, including Emergency Cash Transfers – UNICEF Opening Date Thu Apr 30 2020 08:00:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) E. Africa Standard Time Closing Date Sun May 17 2020 22:15:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) Locations: Africa: Angola, Africa: Botswana, Africa: Burundi, Africa: Benin, Africa: …

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DevOps Engineer – One Acre Fund

Deadline: July 6th 2020. ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our …

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Field officers ( 12 Positions) – Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC) is a non-governmental Organization whose aim is to address issues of negative masculinity, gender inequality by engaging men to play a significant role and as partners with women in preventing GBV and promoting gender equality and healthier families. To date, RWAMREC operates in 21 Districts. The implementation …

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12 YOUTH RESEARCHERS (500 USD STIPEND)

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 10th May, 2020 LOCATION: Homebased STIPEND: $500 (USD) ABOUT RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being side-lined. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to …

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Shell LiveWIRE ‘Top Ten Innovators’ highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation (30,000 USD).

Application deadline: 10th June, 2020 By competing in the Top Ten Innovators competition, entrepreneurs have the chance to receive prize funding, direct mentoring support from Shell staff, and the opportunity to integrate within and benefit from vast market linkages within Shell’s global network. Category 1Energy Transition Enterprises that are providing disruptive innovations within the clean …

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2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards (100,000 euro prize)

  Introduction Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards recognize and support eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science in alternating years. The 2021 edition of the …

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Venture Cup Denmark University Startup World Cup 2020 for University Startups Worldwide ($15, 000 USD Prize)

Application Deadline: 14th June, 2020. Community of the best university startups worldwide Venture Cup Denmark hosted the first University Startup World Cup back in 2015 with 37 university startups from around the world. It turned out to be a great success, and it has been running ever since in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Despite reaching millions of …

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The Young African Phosphorus Fellowship Award Program (Win up to $5,000 U.S. Dollars)

The Young African Phosphorus Fellowship Award Program is co-sponsored by the African Plant Nutrition Institute (www.apni.net), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (www.um6p.ma), and OCP Group (www.ocpgroup.ma). Benguérir, Morocco — 7 April, 2020 — The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) has announced a new fellowship program to encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) management in African agro-ecosystems. …

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For Entrepreneurs! D-Prize Challenge 2020/2021 for Social Entrepreneurs to fight Poverty ($USD 20,000)

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time) D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet millions of people still don’t have access. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? We will …

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The Land Accelerator 2020 (Africa) Program for Young African Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: 17th May, 2020.   The Land Accelerator returns to Nairobi, Kenya, for the third time in 2020. This is an exciting four-month program and curated network for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland. It is anchored by an intense week-long workshop that will take place from October 2 -9, 2020 in Nairobi, …

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Alibaba GET Global Challenge 2020: Digital Solutions During and Beyond COVID 19

The African Leadership University in Collaboration with the Alibaba Business School Global Ecommerce Talent Programme is organizing the Africa edition of the GET Global Challenge 2020. The Challenge is themed: Digital Solutions during COVID-19 and beyond. The Africa edition is a part of the larger Global competition hosted by Alibaba Business School and is taking place in …

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2020 GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion (£250, 000 grant funding)

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. Applications are now open. Are you a start-up or SME in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia? Are you helping people get online for the first time using mobile internet? You could be eligible to apply for an equity-free grant of between £100,000 …

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ALU/ALIBABA BUSINESS SCHOOL GET GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2020(14,000 USD OF BUSINESS FUNDING AND DIGITAL ECONOMY DISCOVERY TRIP TO ALIBABA HEADQUARTERS IN HANGZHOU, CHINA)

Application deadline:4th may, 2020 WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Open to individuals 18-30 years of age Teams of 3-5 people with at least one member able to communicate effectively in English Language Have a new business idea or a running business that is less than 1 year old Have not received more than $100,000 funding …

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NOTE: All dates mentioned above could be subject to change as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Application Deadline: 18th June, 2020 Agrifood entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in Africa today. Before the global coronavirus pandemic, we liked to say agribusiness is a trillion-dollar opportunity. Now, everyone on the planet understands that agribusiness truly is a critical industry. The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize aims to find Africa’s brightest young agrifood entrepreneurs. We are …

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME (EEP) 2020

Application deadline: 18th April, 2020. The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is a youth-led pan-African initiative that is committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for clean energy transition and climate resilience Africa through a multidisciplinary network of various stakeholders active in sustainable energy, environment, and climate change fields across the globe. In …

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Call for nominations: World Food Prize Laureate 2020 ($250,000 Prize)

The deadline for submitting a nomination is May 1. Nomination Criteria The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system. …

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Logo competition: Apply for Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Logo Completion 2020 for young people (500 Euros Price)

The deadline for applications is the 9th of May 2020 YIL and GLF are calling young people to action, to design the new logo for Generation Restoration, a youth-led, youth-centred initiative that will run throughout the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).   Prize The winner will receive 500 euros and the opportunity to showcase their design …

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Africa Business Hero 2020 Completion for Young African Entrepreneurs: Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) (1.5 Million USD Prize)

Application Deadline: 9th June, 2020 The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic entrepreneur program in Africa. We aim to identify, spotlight and support African entrepreneur heroes creating impact in their communities and building a more inclusive economy for the future. CALLING ALL HEROES! Submit an online application & video …

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COVID 19! IWMF EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS ($2,000 USD GRANT)

THE IWMF EMERGENCY FUND PROVIDES WOMEN JOURNALISTS WITH: Small grants for psychological and medical care for incidents directly related to threats and crises caused by one’s work as a journalist; Three months of temporary relocation assistance in the event of crisis or threat; Legal aid to counter threats of imprisonment or censorship; Non-financial assistance in …

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Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge

Grant Overview The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United …

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UNFCCC 2020 Momentum for Change Awards for Climate Solution (Fully covered attendance to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland)

Application Deadline: 30 April 2020 Submit Your Activity! Watch the video The search for the United Nation’s Global Climate Action Award is on! Applications are being accepted from 5 February through 30 April 2020. Spearheaded by UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, the UN Global Climate Action Award shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of …

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One Young World Politician of the Year Award 2020 (Fully funded to the Summit in Munich, Germany)

Application Deadline: 18th April, 2020 According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 2% of parliamentarians globally are under the age of 30 and just 14% are under 40. The issue is exacerbated by policies in 73% of countries which restrict young people of voting age from running for office. Lack of representation raises the substantial risk …

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VITATECH/UNESCO Pitch Challenge 2020 at VIVATECH Event in France

Application Deadline: 22nd April 2020 WHAT’S VIVATECH? This international event is a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products and is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society! VivaTech is dedicated to the growth of startups, hosting more …

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The Future Generation Art Prize Global Contemporary Competition 2020 (The main prize winner receives US$ 100,000)

Application Deadline: 20th May 2020 About the prize The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Prize supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 100 …

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Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship Program 2020 for Social Impact Start-ups (to win 120, 000 USD of free Azure cloud and 1,000 USD/month of GitHUB Enterprise and more)

Application Deadline: Ongoing Microsoft GlobalSocial Entrepreneurship Are you an innovator impacting our world for the better? Whether you’re addressing skills development, sustainability or accessibility, we’re passionate about supporting your social venture with technology, connections and community to help your team thrive. The Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship Program supports social impact startups with technology, connections and …

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MEST Africa Challenge 2020: Scale-up Pitch Completion for early-stage African Start-ups (Win up to 50, 000 dollars in equity Investment)

Application deadline: 18th April, 2020 The Search for Africa’s Emerging Tech Talent Starts Now! Tech Entrepreneurs from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda are invited to pitch their startups for a chance to win over $50,000 in equity investment and the opportunity to join MEST’s incubator network.  The top …

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Job opportunities

Open positions ( Deadline: March 27,2020) 1.System Administrator 2. Quality Analyst 3.Integration engineer 4. Full stack Developer 5. Data Analytics Lead

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Districts Environmental Officers

Background. Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), has obtained funds from different development partners to support the Government of Rwanda in its commitment to deliver on its development agenda. It is in this framework that REMA would like to recruit competent employees on the positions of: Position: Districts Environmental …

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Software Engineer

About AOS Since 2007, the Government of Rwanda has partnered with Korea Telecom, a leading global ICT service provider, to bring in cutting-edge ICT technologies. This trusted and long-term partnership evolved into the strong agreement to collectively achieve bigger goals: developing the ICT sector into a vibrant industry, positioning Rwanda as the regional ICT hub, …

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[Call for Projects] – Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its related consequences in other sectors of various economies across the globe, CcHUB is looking to fund and provide research and design support, via our Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects. These include, but not limited to, projects in the following areas:  Last mile communication: educating the public and …

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