Apply Now: ACFODE Mentoring Programme

From: kyomuhendobelinda@gmail.com

Dear Partner,
Hope this finds you well.
Action for Development (ACFODE) wishes to announce a mentorship opportunity for young people aged between 18-35 years. The program DECIDE NOW! is aimed at equipping young people with knowledge and skills to enable them live full independent and responsible lives.

Are you at a stage in your life where you need to make important decisions? Are you an entrepreneur who needs to learn more about your business? Are you fresh out of school and you are not sure of what career to take? Do you feel you need to personally equip yourself to compete favorably in today’s challenging environment? Do you have an inspiring story to share? Do you have an idea that can cause positive change in the community but don’t know how to execute it? Do you need an experienced person to walk the journey of self discovery with you?
Then this is the right program and opportunity for you.
The DECIDE NOW! Program will run for one year starting 1st July 2017 until June 2018.


1. Aged between 18 – 35 years
2. Ability to commit 1 day of the month to the program
3. Be able to speak and write English

To apply, complete the application form here before Sunday 18th June, 2016 at 5.00PM. (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScT2ZlItKnjLRVB69…/viewform)
For more information please contact Kyomuhendo Belinda on 0782885386

Females are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please share with your networks.

Kind Regards

Belinda Kyomuhendo
Action for Development
ACFODE House, Plot 623/624
P.O.Box 16729, Kampala – Uganda
Tel: +256 414 531812
Twitter: @BelindaK_

Google News Lab powers digital journalism training for 6,000 journalists in Africa

Few journalism institutions offer training programs in digital tools, and news organizations often lack the capability to use new digital technologies in their reporting.

That’s why we’re supporting a new initiative that will offer journalists across Africa training in skills like mobile reporting, mapping, data visualization, verification, and fact checking. In partnership with the World Bank and Code For Africa, this project aims to train more than 6,000 journalists by February 2018, in 12 major African cities: Abuja, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Freetown, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lagos, Nairobi and Yaounde. By providing the instruction and support to better use available digital tools available, we hope to empower journalists across Africa to produce cutting-edge and compelling reporting.

For more information and how to register please visit up this Link https://academy.codeforafrica.org/


Register to attend: GlobalGiving Online Fundraising Workshop in Kampala 2017; 06/20/2017

Did you know that GlobalGiving offers online fundraising workshops for hands-on, in-person training? GlobalGiving will be hosting one of these learning opportunities in Kampala on 06/20/2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EAT – You should join us!

During this workshop, Global Giving will be sharing tools and strategies for improving your online fundraising. You will also have the chance to network and share knowledge with other non-profits!       Register at this Link https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/workshop/ggof-workshop-in-kampala-2017


The AAU Graduate Internship Grant

This has been brought to our attention which might be of interest to you.

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its support for students from its member institutions to acquire employable skills before graduating from their universities. Through support from its development partners, namely African Capacity Development Foundation (ACBF) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured funds for its member universities in good standing (whose annual subscription payment to AAU is up to date) to offer small grants of up to US$600 per student for graduate internships.

Please encourage your students to apply online at:


The deadline for application is Friday 19th May, 2017.

Conditions for the Award of the Grant

•        Grant applicants should be students pursuing post-graduate degree programmes. Applicants should note that the grants are for training purposes only and not meant for the completion of theses or dissertations.

•        Applicants shall commit to undertake an internship programme for a period between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24 weeks).

•        Applications should be supported with an authorisation note from the Head of Department of the applicant’s university as well as an official acceptance letter from the establishment wishing to host the intern.

•        All applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae.

•        A detailed but confidential supervisory report would be required from the host institution on the progression of the applicant during the period of internship, and from the university of the applicant on academic progress after the period of internship.

•        Past beneficiaries of the AAU Internship Scheme are not eligible to apply.

•        Consideration would be given to applicants who have no practical work experience.

Selection Criteria

Selection of successful applications would be based on a quota system revolving around gender (at least 40% of beneficiaries should be females); country (not more than 10 applicants per country) and language (at least 30% from Francophone institutions).

With kind regards,
Michael Brobbey


GODAN Secretariat
Nosworthy Way
Wallingford, OXF OX10 8DE
United Kingdom

Request for Applications: YouthPower Learning Grants
Issuance Date: February 27, 2017
Questions Closing Date/Time: March 13, 2017, 21:00 GMT
Answers provided 14 days prior to the closing date.
RFA Current Closing Date: April 13, 2017, 21:00 GMT
Making Cents International under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded contract YouthPower Learning is launching a request for applications (RFA) for two grants:
YouthPower Learning Grant for Advancing the Evidence Base for Gender-Transformative Positive Youth Development (RFA#002-2017)
YouthPower Learning Grant for Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peacebuilding or Mitigating Violent Extremism (RFA#003-2017)

Invitation to join the Entrepreneurship Competition 2017 – an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on ESD

Dear Entrepreneurship Campus members,

We are happy to launch today on March 15th our 2017 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition edition.

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an “activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).”

You want to change the world for the better!
You are interested in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!
You are between 15 and 35 years old and have a creative idea and/or
innovative project!
You would like to take a free online course in entrepreneurship education!
You are eager to get in touch with innovative people around the world!

Join this global online youth competition!

Click here to submit an idea!

Click here to submit an already ongoing project!

Click here to take free online courses in entrepreneurial design and education!

If you haven´t done already, register today at the Entrepreneurship Campus, meet like-minded people, make new friends, and be part of this global innovative online community!

Our global creative online platform empowers young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to engage in a more peaceful and sustainable world. All participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We are looking forward to your innovative ideas and projects!

And if you know friends who have an innovative idea or/and existing project with a societal impact, do send them this email. Thank you!

Be the change you want to see on our beautiful planet Earth!


Johanna, Vjollca, Patrick and Christian and the whole Entrepreneurship Campus Team

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This initiative is co-funded by Comic Relief and the Department for International Development (DFID). It is based on the belief that the African diaspora in the UK are significant contributors to social change in Africa but that their work is often overlooked by funders, non-governmental organisations, governments and the business sector. We believe that greater support would enhance social development in Africa.

There are two phases to the initiative, the first was from 2009 – 2014, and the second phase is from 2014 – 2020. This initiative will be delivered in collaboration with external partners who are experts in their relevant fields. Programme activities will commence in Summer 2016. For any enquiries, please contact cgi@comicrelief.com.

For more information visit up this LINK

Young Leaders Programme in Belgium.

Applications are invited by the European Commission to take part in the Young Leaders Programme in Belgium. EDD 2017 will take place in Brussels on 7 and 8 June 2017.
All expenses (Visa, travel, accommodation) will be covered by the European Commission. https://www.youthop.com/conferences/young-leaders-programme-2017-brussels-belgium

Apply for Fully-Funded Leadership Program at YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa

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Dear YALI Network Member,

We are happy to announce that the application window for Cohorts 17, 18, and 19 of the fully-funded leadership program offered by the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is now open. This program is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which was launched by the U.S. government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.

Since it opened its doors to the first cohort in July 2015, the Center has graduated 1,095 young African leaders who are sparking change and growth in their communities. Want to join them? Then consider applying for an upcoming cohort of the program by visiting the Center’s website at www.yalieastafrica.org.

Selected participants will engage in leadership training across three tracks of study: (1) Business and Entrepreneurship, (2) Civic Leadership, and (3) Public Management in a 4-week residential format with a focus on individual and team leadership skills, innovation, creative learning, and communication.

We also encourage you to check out U-Learn, the Center’s virtual library which contains free courses, videos and articles. The library is open to the public in order to increase the Center’s reach to thousands more young leaders across East and Central Africa.

PLEASE NOTE: The application window will close on February 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM EAT. Do not delay; begin working on your application NOW! Direct any questions to admissions@yalieastafrica.org.

Good luck!

The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Team

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP)

Apply to become a Professional Fellow and travel to the US for six weeks in fall 2017! The fall program dates are tentatively set for October 10-November 17, 2017.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division. For details, visit this Link https://www.youthop.com/fellowships/professional-fellows-program-2017-usa

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Jacobs Foundation: Global Fellowship Program for Research on Child and Youth Development
Deadline: 31 March 2017
All Countries
The Jacobs Foundation is seeking applications for its “Global Fellowship Program” for Research on Child and Youth Development. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. For more information visit up this link http://jacobsfoundation.org/what-we-do/research-funding/jacobs-research-fellowship-program/

Applications Open for Empowerment through Education Scholarship Program for Developing Countries!

Deadline: 1 April 2017
Developing Countries
The Wells Mountain Foundation (WMF) is currently inviting applications for its Empowerment through Education (ETE) Scholarship Program that will provide undergraduate scholarships to developing country nationals to study in their home country or a neighboring country. For more information please visit up this Link http://www.wellsmountainfoundation.org/our-programs/scholarships/ete-application/


A global search for nature-based local solutions for sustainable development

The Equator Initiative announces a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2017. This year’s prize will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. The Equator Prize winners will join a prestigious network of 208 community-based organizations from 70 countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002. Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2017, culminating in an award ceremony at the beginning of Climate Week.

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Equator Initiative will also launch a web portal of local nature-based solutions to sustainable development. The platform will serve to connect communities around the world

This year’s Equator Prize winners will feature innovative solutions related to protecting, restoring and/or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development, such as food security, water security, sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. Crosscutting issues include advocacy for land and water rights, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. The selection of winners will emphasize replicability and scalability of community initiatives to achieve progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Local communities from rural areas in 145 countries are eligible to be nominated. For the first time, nominations are open to indigenous peoples’ groups from any country, operating in rural areas. For full eligibility requirements and selection criteria, please click here.

Submit nominations for the Equator Prize 2017

To access the online nomination system, please visit prize.equatorinitiative.org 

Nominations may be submitted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

Nominations must be submitted by 8 March 2017.

From: Carolyne Kirabo <carolyne.kirabo@yunussb.com>
Dear Entrepreneur,
We at Yunus Social Business in conjunction with USAID are looking for high impact social businesses to join our 4th Accelerator Program.
We define a social business as any business whose sole purpose is to solve a social problem in a financially sustainable way either by providing essential products or services to the poor, or by ensuring improved income opportunities for the poor. If your business is
registered and creating impact in the Agriculture, Education, Water & Sanitation and Renewable energy sector, we invite you to apply for our accelerator program by following this link _ <https://emory.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_abi3c3jDIgc8nSl >_
Application process is open from 13th February to 12th March at Midnight
Our accelerator offers a world class program that consists of:
– Access to needs specific COACHING AND MENTORING
– Repositioning your BUSINESS MODEL FOR GROWTH
application of your value proposition
– Opportunities for LOW COST FINANCING
Please follow this link http://www.yunussb.co.ug/eligibility-criteria/
_ to know if your business is eligible to apply
For any questions, please reach out to any of our Investment Managers on
+ 256 392 177 026 or via carolyne.kirabo@yunussb.com or
We look forward to hearing from you.
Carolyne Kirabo
Investment Manager
Yunus Social Business Foundation Uganda Ltd
ARK House Kanjokya Street Plot 52
Email: carolyne.kirabo@yunussb.com
Mobile: +256706464118
Skype: carolyne.kirabo
Website: http://www.yunussb.com

Innocent Foundation — Seed Grants for Sustainable Agriculture in the Developing World

The program area “seed funding” makes grants to partner NGOs to deliver small-scale agricultural projects that have strong local impacts in the developing world. In addition to grant for agriculture, past projects include several that address water, forests, biodiversity, and related issues in environment and natural resources. Applying organizations must be registered charities in the UK. Grants are up to £30 thousand per year for three years. http://www.innocentfoundation.org/what-we-fund/tell-us-about-your-charity


UNESCO Office in Venice — MAB Youth Forum

Deadline: 30 May 2017

The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites applications for the MAB Youth Forum to be held at the Po Biosphere Reserve in Italy, September 2017. The Forum is open worldwide to individuals ages 18 to 30 who live or work in Biosphere Reserves, or who study or conduct research in these areas. Participants will be nominated by their respective biosphere reserve managers/coordinators, and supported by their MAB National Committees. The Youth Forum will cover the travel costs of up to 100 participants, particularly from least-developed countries and small-island developing states. In addition, the event will pay for the accommodation costs of up to 250 participants. The deadline (tentative) for applications is 31 May 2017. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/venice/about-this-office/single-view/news/2017_mab_youth_forum_committed_to_sustainable_development/

Government of Hungary — Masters Degrees in Agriculture for Developing Countries 2017-2018

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the government of Hungary announces scholarships for MSc degrees in agriculture at participating Hungarian universities. The fields of specialization are rural development and agribusiness, horticulture, and agricultural water management.  Applicants should be residents and nationals of the developing countries listed in the announcement. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2017. http://www.fao.org/europe/news/detail-news/en/c/462407/

Earth Journalism Network — Grants for Stories on Biodiversity

Deadline: 17 Feb 2017

The Earth Journalism Network is offering a second round of reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity, or explore new conservation-based solutions. Preference is for proposals that focus on new topics or stories that have not been widely covered. Eligibility for funding extends to journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues. http://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/2017-biodiversity-story-grants-1

MASHAV — International Professional Courses in Agriculture

Deadline: 24 Feb 2017

Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) offers short courses in Israel in subject areas of agriculture, climate change, and related themes. Courses are available in English, Spanish, Russian, and French. http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/mashav/Courses/Pages/default.aspx

Swedish International Development Agency — International Training Programs

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The programs include one on sustainable urban water and sanitation.  The invited countries are Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, and Uganda. Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities, or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector. https://itp.sida.se/itp/Programcatalog.nsf/dspobjProgrammesByTarget?readForm&target=AF&year=2017


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