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International Workshop on Resource Mobilization (IWRM) Asia 2015

The Resource Alliance has a 12 year history of organizing the International Workshop for Resource Mobilization (IWRM). It is widely recognized as the leading training for building the fundraising capacity of non-profit organizations in the emerging economies.  Host countries have included India, Thailand, Uganda, Malaysia, South Africa and Kenya.

The International Workshop on Resource Mobilization (IWRM) Asia 2015 will be held from 24-27 August at The Piccadilly Hotel, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India.

IWRM Asia Bursaries

  • Bursary benefits – Bursary winners will get a 50% reduction on the four-day delegate place at the IWRM Asia 2015.
  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must represent a non-profit organization based in Asia with an annual budget of less than USD200,000.
    • Applicant organizations should not propagate political or religious doctrines.
    • Applicants should have an understanding of the English language.
  • Apply – Participants interested to apply for a bursary place must download the application form and return it via email.

Eligibility Criteria for IWRM Workshop 2015

Applicants can be the

  • Head of civil society organizations/ NGOs and institutions who are responsible for the sustainability of their organizations
  • Directors and board members who are responsible for ensuring that their organisations have adequate resources
  • Programme and project cordinators who are also responsible for mobilising, managing and accounting for project finances and other resources
  • Directors of fundraising, development and communications
  • Fundraising, marketing and grant officers/managers
  • Representatives from government institutions and ministries with the responsibility of mobilising, managing and accounting for finances and other non-financial resources
  • Representatives from trusts, foundations, and charity networks interested in learning more about the fundraising sector
  • Representatives of commercial organizations operating in the charity fundraising sector
  • All those whose job involves mobilising, using and accounting for resources and managing their donor relations
  • Individuals who want to build their careers in fundraising
  • Resource mobilisation and fundraising consultants.

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Equator Prize 2015: UNFCCC COP21 Conference in Paris

Deadline: 27 May 2015

The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

The Equator Initiative is accepting nominations for the Equator Prize 2015 to strengthen and highlight the role of indigenous peoples and local communities at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP21).

The Equator Prize 2015 will be awarded to 20 outstanding local and indigenous initiatives that are advancing innovative solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Each winning initiative will receive US$ 10,000 and be supported to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events at the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris, France in December 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must:
    • Have been in operation for at least 3 years
    • Be a community-based or local group, operating in a rural area
    • Be located within a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), excluding countries with a high level of development
  • Eligible initiatives are Community-based organizations, Community-based enterprises and cooperatives, Community-based initiatives associated with conserved areas or other biological reserves, Indigenous groups, Women’s groups, Youth groups, Non-governmental organizations

Eligible Countries

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia– Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldovo, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
  • Middle East and North Africa– Afghanistan, Algeria, Dijbouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean– Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • Asia and the Pacific– Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa– Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia,  Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius,Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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ICFJ Global Health Reporting Contest for Journalists

ICFJ Global Health Reporting Contest for Journalists

Deadline: 24 May 2015.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has recently announced a competition- Global Health Reporting Contest to recognize the best media coverage of maternal, child health, and other urgent health issues.

The contest applies to a story or stories published or broadcast in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa between Dec. 1, 2014, and May 24, 2015.

Applicants can submit one or more of the following for the health reporting contest. There is no limit to the number of submissions.

  1. Feature articles
  2. In-depth, investigative or explanatory stories
  3. Multimedia reports
  4. Videos, documentaries or discussion programs.

Focus Countries

Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan African Countries

Benefits

Six winners will receive a cash prize and a 10-day study tour to the United States as part of regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination.

Contest Topics

  • Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality.
  • Reducing disease transmission from mother to child.
  • Preventing malnutrition.
  • Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health.
  • Responses to the Ebola epidemic.
  • Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Journalists employed by print, broadcast or online media in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa qualify for this contest. The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists.
  • Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly in the region.
  • Submissions may be made in English, French (Africa), Hindi (India), Mandarin/Cantonese (China), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia). Submissions in other languages must include an English translation.
  • Applicants can submit more than one entry.
  • Stories focusing on above topics published, broadcast or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Africa between Dec. 1, 2014, and May 24, 2015, qualify for the contest.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted using the form available on the website. Applicants must provide links to websites that published or aired the stories between Dec. 1, 2014, and May 24, 2015. Stories can also be uploaded to YouTube/Vimeo, Dropbox, or SoundCloud including links in the application.

For more information, please visit ICFJ-GHR Contest.

UNESCO Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Engineering

Deadline: 12 June 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling applications for UNESCO Poland Co-sponsored Fellowships Programme in Engineering. It aims to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhance international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland. 45 fellowships will be awarded of 6 months duration each in Poland, starting on 1 October 2015.

Facilities offered:

  • Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
  • Accommodation at the AGH UST Student Campus organized for fellows by the UNESCO AGH Chair.
  • Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (approximately US $450) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses and accommodation in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance.
  • A one especial allowance of 1350 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland, this sum will cover different activities related to your stay in Krakow, such as an obligatory medical check-up upon arrival (in accordance with the internal regulations for all students); cultural, historical and/or touristic visits, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to your studies.
  • International travel expenses: (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO under its Regular Program Budget.
  • Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. The costs of this health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO on behalf of awarded fellows.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa – Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Asia and the Pacific – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean – Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela(Bolivarian Republic of).

Submission Process

Candidatures should be submitted per invited Member State. Original applications in duplicate must be channeled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to Chief, Participation program and Fellowships Section by deadline. All application should be endorsed by the National Commission from the country of the candidate.

For more information, visit UNESCO.

DBS Foundation Grant Program 2015

Deadline: 31 May 2015

The DBS Foundation has issued call for applications for its various grant projects. DBS Foundation grant program helps social enterprises with monetary grants to make their project sustainable and to make them able to examine feasibility of the product and to scale their business to improve social impact on society.

Types of Grants

  1. Pilot/prototype grants of up to SGD 50,000 – This is for social enterprises with new, innovative and scalable ideas that address relevant social problems. Social enterprises with a prototype ready for testing or a pilot-stage idea that needs funds to begin.
  2. Organisational grants of up to SGD 100,000 – This is for social enterprises that have been in operation for at least 2 years and need support to build up their organization e.g. acquiring fixed assets, building a team, product research and development, marketing, etc. Grants are expected to be directly used to grow the business, further social impact and/or ensure sustainability.
  3. Scale-up grants – This is for social enterprises that have been operating for over 3 years and seek grants and other forms of financing to scale up.

About DBS Foundation

DBS Foundation was announced in February 2014 with a SGD 50 million fund in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th year as a nation. Promoted by DBS Bank, the foundation signals our serious commitment to addressing the region’s evolving social needs through championing social entrepreneurship.

Eligible Countries – China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Eligibility Information

DBS do not fund:

  • Specific individual fellowships/stipends and personal expenses, charities or NGOs primarily dependent on donations.
  • Religious organisations for religious purposes, election campaigns, general fund-raising drives or event sponsorships.

Application Procedure

Download the grant application document and send the duly filled application form via email with subject as – ‘DBSF Grant Application Grant Type-Name of your Business/Venture’.

For more information, visit DBS Foundation.

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