Nominations Open for Midwives4all Prize 2016: Saving the Lives of Mothers, New born & Families!

Deadline: 6 April 2016

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is currently inviting applicants for its Midwives4all Prize 2016 with a motive to increase the visibility of their good work in saving the lives of mothers, new born and families.

The Midwives4all Prize, a certificate of recognition, is awarded to an exceptional midwife who has demonstrated her/his achievements as a change-agent in the midwifery profession through education, provision of services, regulation, research, midwifery association development, and/or advocacy in his/her country.

Eligible countries

Nigeria, Ethiopia, Columbia, Romania, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Angola, Zambia, Mexico, Belarus, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a midwife and a national of one or more of the eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • Be a midwife actively working in the public or non-profit health sector in clinical work, education, association, regulation, research, advocacy, or outreach
  • Be a positive role model—dynamic, motivated, passionate and an agent for change
  • Promote and participate in building a positive work environment, staff growth, mentorship, learning and development, if applicable
  • Her or his story should illustrate the challenges faced in their daily work and how these challenges have been overcome

How to Apply

Applicants must download the nomination form via given website and submit the required documents:

  • Nomination form
  • A current CV or Resume
  • A current Photo of the Nominee
  • Two letters of Support or References for the nominated midwife

For more information, please visit Midwives4all Prize 2016.

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UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Applicants are invited to apply for UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Research Fellowships Programme whose aim is to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhance international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland.
The fellowship will be an opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

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 & 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
  • Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine
  • Latin America & 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)

Facilities Offered

  • By Polish Authorities:
    • Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
    • Accommodation at the AGH UST Student Campus organised for fellows by the UNESCO AGH Chair
    • Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (1 USD = approximately 3.9 PLN)
  • By UNESCO:
    • International travel expenses
    • Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Individuals from the member states (mentioned above) are eligible to apply.
  • Hold the Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degrees.
  • Be proficient in reading and writing English.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application from via given website.

For more information, please visit Fellowships Programme.

Common Fund for Commodities: 8th Call for Proposals to support Business Activities

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for its 8th Call for Proposals to support of commodity development activities in eligible countries. The CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries.

Objectives

  • Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
  • Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
  • Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that:

  • Operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries (mentioned above) or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in the value chains
  • Have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements.
  • Share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, Please visit: http://common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

Call for Proposals: GBIF Capacity Enhancement Support Program 2016

Deadline: 11 April 2016

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is accepting proposals for its 2016 Capacity Enhancement Support Programme, which seeks to enhance the long-term capacity of GBIF Participants through collaborative projects. GBIF mission is to provide free and open access to biodiversity data.

The programme aims to address specific capacity needs identified by Participants by facilitating capacity transfer and collaboration at the regional and global levels. Participants for capacity enhancement projects based on combinations of the following types of action:

  • Mentoring activities
  • Regional training support
  • GBIF advocacy actions
  • Documentation
  • Needs Assessment

Funding Information

The maximum total funding request is fifteen thousand euros (€15,000) per project.

Eligible Countries

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Chile, Colombian, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Korea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The 2016 call is only open to GBIF Participants (mentioned above).
  • All project concept notes and proposals must be jointly prepared by all the partners involved in the project, with one Participant acting as the main contact point in each proposal.
  • Only concept notes that have been endorsed by the Head of Delegation or Node Manager of a GBIF Participant and in which all partners have confirmed their participation will be considered eligible for evaluation.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the Concept notes via given website.

For more information, please visit Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

Inter-American Development Bank: Promoting Regional Public Goods in Latin America & the Caribbean

Deadline: 7 April 2016

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced 2016 call for Proposals under the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects aimed at resolving shared challenges and seizing opportunities for development through regional cooperation.

Cross- cutting Issues

  • Gender equality and diversity
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Institutional capacity and the rule of law

Grants available

The size of the grant typically ranges between US$0.6 and US$ 1.2 million per project.

Eligible Countries

Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of three borrowing member countries (mentioned above) of the Bank are involved in the production of the RPG.
  • Public national, sub-national and local institutions in the IDB’s borrowing member countries with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the Bank.
  • Private, non-profit entities that are legally established in one of the IDB’s borrowing member countries.
  • Latin American and/or Caribbean regional or sub-regional institutions with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the IDB.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit call for Proposals.

UNESCO World Heritage Youth Forum 2016: Deepening Youth Knowledge and Understanding!

Deadline: 25 March 2016

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is seeking applications from young people for its World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 entitled “At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage” that will  be held from 29 June, 2016 – 12 July, 2016.

The Forum will provide the opportunity to exchange ideas, broaden their outlook and contribute to the discussions and immerse in topics such as urban life and its culture, natural landscape, importance and protection of constructions and the silhouette of the city within the scope of multi-layered heritage.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Cuba, Finland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Qatar

Aims

The aim of the Forum is to deepen youth knowledge and understand the importance of:

  • the implementation of the World Heritage Convention
  • the working methods of the World Heritage Committee
  • the challenges and opportunities of the protection of multi-layered World Heritage sites

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Aged from 22 to 28
  • Fluent in English
  • Citizens of one of the Member States of the current World Heritage Committee as mentioned above in eligible countries
  • Involved in heritage-related fields such as; World Heritage Studies (Landscape), Architecture, Urban Planning, Constructional Engineering, Archaeology, Sociology, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnography, Economy, History, Art History, Communication, Law, Tourism, Natural and Cultural Heritage, Geography, International Relations
  • Motivated, active and driven individuals interested to implement the outcomes of the Forum in their respective countries

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit World Heritage Youth Forum 2016.

Capital Magnet Fund: Serving Low-income Families and Communities across America

Deadline: 30 March 2016

The Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI), U.S. Department of Treasury is seeking applications from organisations for Capital Magnet Fund to spur investment in affordable housing and related economic development efforts that serve low-income families and low-income communities across America.

The CDFI Fund was established by the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, as a bipartisan initiative.

Through the Capital Magnet Fund, the CDFI Fund provides competitively awarded grants to CDFIs and qualified non-profit housing organizations. These awards can be used to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.

Organizations that receive Capital Magnet Fund awards are required to produce housing and community development investments at least ten times the size of the award amount, generating a multiplier effect that means that more low-income people and low-income communities nationwide will have housing options within their financial reach.

Objectives

  • To empower America’s economically distressed communities
  • To increase economic opportunity
  • To promote community development investments for underserved populations and in distressed communities in the United States.
  • To promote economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

Eligibility Criteria

Capital Magnet Fund Applicants must be:

  • A certified CDFI, or
  • A non-profit organization operating with a principal purpose of developing or managing affordable housing solutions
  • All Applicants (regardless of entity type) must demonstrate that they have been in existence as a legally formed entity for at least three years prior to the funding round application deadline.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically at the address mentioned on the website.

For more information, please visit Capital Magnet Fund.

Be a Part of Young Scientist Support Program 2016! Build Your Capacity in Climate Science

Deadline: 28 February 2016

The APEC Climate Center (APCC) is currently inviting applicants for its Young Scientist Support Program (YSSP) 2016 that aims to help build capacity in the field of climate science and help increase the application of climate science by utilizing the most advanced scientific knowledge to enhance the socio-economic well-being of member economies and partners around the world.

Research Themes

  • Production of climate data and information by operating a real-time system based on a multi-climate model ensemble (MME) technique
  • Study of seasonal prediction and associated uncertainties to provide services for extreme weather, hurricane frequency, and so on
  • Research and development of extreme climate monitoring techniques
  • Research and development of the preparation process for natural disasters

Benefits

  • Round trip in economy-class airfare
  • Net salary of KRW 2,000,000 per month
  • KRW 60,000 will be offered to cover the visa issuance fee

Program Information

  • May – September 2016 / the APEC Climate Center, Busan, the Republic of Korea
  • The exact period will be determined after the selection process.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Age: Under 40 years old
  • Degree: Postgraduate degree (preferred) in atmospheric science, meteorology, statistics, earth sciences, or other related disciplines
  • Language: Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Country of citizenship: Cambodia, Chile, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam
  • Eligibility: Working as an officer and/or researcher in government agencies

How to Apply

  • Applicants must download the applications form via given website and submit required documents:
    • A letter of recommendation
    • Cover letter with a brief description
    • Detailed research proposal
  • Successful candidates will be notified by 16 March 2016.

For more information, Please visit Young Scientist program.

Apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund of up to US$100,000: Open Source Technology Solutions for Children!

Deadline: 26 February 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications for its open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people.

UNICEF works with governments, civil society organizations, and other organizations around the world to advance children’s rights to survival, protection, health, development and participation and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Eligible Countries

  • Central & Eastern Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States :Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • East Asia & Pacific: Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati,Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Eastern & Southern Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Republic of Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Middle east & North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
  • South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Latin America & the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of)
  • West & Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Focus Areas

  • Products for youth under 25 address a range of needs including learning and youth participation.
  • Real-time information for decision-making: allows the situation of the most vulnerable to be understood by those who have an ability to address their circumstance.
  • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power finance, sensors and transport.

Grants available

UNICEF will consider applications for funding of approximately up to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UNICEF is looking to provide investment-style funding to early-stage tech startups. Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:
    • A private company/institution registered in a UNICEF programme country (mentioned above).
    • Working on open source technology solutions (or willing to be open source) under the following licenses:  Software: BSD, AGPL, LGPL and Content and designs: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA or CC-SA
  • Projects funded need to increase the ability of children to access information and to increase opportunity and choice. Specifically, projects should align with one of UNICEF Innovation’s three portfolio areas:
    • products for youth under 25 to address a range of needs including learning and youth participation
    • real-time information for decision making and governance
    • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power, finance, sensors and transport.
  • Generating publically exposed real-time data that can be / is measured

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to complete and submit the EOI Response form available on the given website.

For more information, Please visit Solutions for Children.

New Zealand Development Scholarships for Candidates from Selected Developing Countries!

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Applicants are invited for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) funded by the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society or private business organisations.

NZDS are for postgraduate study in New Zealand and are available to candidates from specific Latin American and African countries, some Chinese provinces, and from Nepal, Timor-Leste and Mongolia. NZDS are also available for undergraduate study to candidates from Timor Leste.

Eligible Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Algeria, Angola, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Mongolia,  Nepal,  Timor-Leste, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Suriname

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Development Scholarships. Applicant

  • must be at least 18 years old at the time he/she start the scholarship.
  • The country applicant is living in is in the list of eligible countries.
  • is a citizen of the country he/she is living in.
  • have been living in this country for at least the last two years (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).
  • must confirm that he/she is not currently serving in the military.
  • want to study in New Zealand or in the Pacific and applicant from Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.
  • want to study at a level that is listed as available for his/her country for the scholarship that he/she is applying for.
  • is expected to meet Immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific country he/she will study in.
  • is expected to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) to get into his/her preferred programme of study.
  • should confirm that he/she have not been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship because of poor academic performance or personal conduct.
  • can demonstrate that the study he/she want to do will enable him/her to contribute to the sustainable development of his/her home country.
  • should be committed to return to his/her country for a minimum of two years at the end of his/her scholarship to contribute to his/her country’s development.
  • should have at least two years of work experience (part time or full time, paid or voluntary) unless he/she is applying straight from school or during his/her first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can pick the application form from the New Zealand High Commission or Embassy in their country or apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit New Zealand Development Scholarship.