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Summit Foundation

The Summit Foundation is committed to a world where people can thrive and nature can flourish—a world in which one is not sacrificed for the other. The Foundation seeks to promote the health and well-being of the planet – its people and its natural environment – by achieving a sustainable global population, protecting the earth’s […]

A Comprehensive Guide for NGOs Working with Gender-Based Violence

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By Janou Hooykaas Introduction Gender-based violence (GBV) can be defined as any act that causes physical, sexual or emotional harm and reinforces gender inequality. Women are disproportionately affected by GBV (although it applies to men and boys, as well), yet women’s rights issues remain hugely underfunded with the majority of aid still reaching males. GBV […]

The OECD invites Applications for Co-operative Research Program Research Fellowship on Biological Resources in Agriculture

Deadline: 10 September 2014 The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) invites applications from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries and individuals interested to conduct research projects abroad for the Co-operative Research Program (CRP) Research Fellowships on biological resources in agriculture. The Research fellowship aims to strengthen the international exchange of ideas […]

A Comprehensive Guide for NGOs Working with Small-Scale and Artisanal Mining

Introduction Across the globe the mining industry has experienced massive growth since the beginning of the 20th century. While large-scale mines cause much social and environmental harm, it is believed that small-scale and artisanal mines pose an even greater threat. Small-scale mining is a largely illegal and unregulated operation that consists of small enterprises initiating […]

The Government of Canada launches Religious Freedom Fund Call for Proposals

Deadline: 24 July 2014 The Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) through its Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), is launching a Religious Freedom Fund call for proposals. The call is intended to achieve one or several of the following outcomes: Increased capacity of religious communities to access the public space […]