Submit Projects for Risk Award of €100,000: Increasing People’s Resilience to Risks and Disasters

2016 Applications are yet to open The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Global Risk Forum Davos (GRF) and Munich Re Foundation (MRF) jointly invite individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies for Risk Award up to €100,000 to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The award may concentrate on population development, water as a resource, and other risk. Ideas involving the … [Read more...]

The JTI Foundation: Supporting Disaster Management Programs around the World

The JTI Foundation (Stiftung JT International) is a charitable organization registered under Swiss law and financially endowed by JT International SA. Since its inception in 2001, the JTI Foundation has cooperated closely with institutions involved in disaster relief, and helped to fund emergency operations across the globe. The JTI Foundation is a member of the Association of Swiss Grantmaking Foundations (Swiss Foundations). The Foundation helps people who have been struck by disasters, and … [Read more...]

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The GE Foundation Supporting Humanitarian Issues around the Globe

The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of General Electric Company, invests in initiatives that work to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. The Foundation focuses on education, health, environment, public policy, human rights, disaster relief and community success around the globe. The GE Foundation also supports employees and retirees engaging in their communities through its Matching Gifts program and United Way campaigns. The Foundation aims to solve some of the … [Read more...]

NGOs invited to apply for ESCAP Trust Fund Call for Proposals

Deadline: 30 September 2015 The ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness is inviting NGOs, governments, intergovernmental-agencies, UN agencies, academic institutions and others to apply for funding to build and enhance tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness capacities, particularly in end-to-end early warning for coastal hazards. The 2013-2016 strategy of Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness has three main pillars: Regional … [Read more...]

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CDI Short Course Integrating Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Management (DRM) to Promote Resilience (28 March 2016 to 8 April 2016)

Deadline: 15 February 2016 Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation (CDI) will conduct short term course on "Managing Risk in the face of climate change" from 28 March 2016 to 8 April 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. This course is organised in cooperation with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre. Managers, policy makers, specialists and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of risks and hazards and climate change who work in public and civic society sectors, for … [Read more...]

Caribbean Development Bank’s Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund

Deadline: 7 August 2015 The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is announcing its third call for concept notes for the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) with a purpose of providing grants to communities across the Caribbean to support the costs of undertaking projects to strengthen the population’s ability to react to and reduce the risk of exposure to natural hazards. The Community Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) Fund finances projects which reduce the risks of natural disasters and … [Read more...]

IIED announces Call for Proposals – the gender dimensions of urban climate change resilience

Deadline: 20 July 2015 The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is inviting proposals (PDF) for original research projects which contribute to an improved understanding of the gender dimensions of urban climate resilience in Asia. The funding is available for research institutions and individual researchers based in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to undertake policy-relevant research in a city or cities that have initiated planning or programmes for climate change … [Read more...]

USAID: Developing Next Generation of Humanitarian Leaders

Deadline: 3 August 2015 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/OFDA’s Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Division (HPGE) is seeking applications from humanitarian stakeholders to contribute in the growth and development of the next generation of humanitarian leaders in the field of humanitarian assistance. Funding Information USAID will provide up to US $4 million approximately to support the program. Objective The objective of the program is to broaden … [Read more...]

Vodafone Foundation Uses Mobile Communication Technologies to Enhance People’s Quality of Life

The Vodafone Foundation received recognition from the Charity Commission for England and Wales on 4 December 2001. Globally, the Foundation makes social investments by funding projects which support health, education, accessibility and disaster relief and preparedness through the use of mobile technology. The objective is to utilize innovative mobile technology in mobilizing social change and improving people’s lives. Programs Vodafone Instant Network Programme – The Vodafone Foundation … [Read more...]

Tearfund Works to Eliminate Poverty

The Tearfund was founded as The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund in 1968.Tearfund is a Christian organisation.The aim is to help the people in the world who are in the greatest need, regardless of race, religion, gender or nationality. Major Working Areas The Greatest Need - poor communities, marginalised groups, vulnerable adults, children. Lasting Local Change - local church, whole person, community empowerment gender and relationships, education. Global Issues - conflict, … [Read more...]