Apply for ESD Scholarship Programme 2016-2017 in Estonia!

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) is currently inviting applicants from young diplomats and civil servants for its training program International Relations and European Integration taking place at the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn. The training course includes three thematic modules:

  • International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Diplomatic Studies

Scholarship Covers

  • tuition fee
  • monthly allowance (450 EUR)
  • accommodation in Tallinn (incl. utilities and internet connection)
  • health insurance in Estonia during the studies
  • cost of Schengen visa and Estonian residence permit
  • scholarship does NOT cover the costs of travel to and from Tallinn

Eligible Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Nepal, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Holds the citizenship of Eligible Countries (mentioned above).
  • Is not older than 35 years (when applying).
  • Has very good command of English (speaking, reading, writing skills are required on the level of advanced).
  • Is currently employed by the foreign or civil service of the above listed countries and has been employed there at least one year.
  • Is highly motivated to learn about international relations and related disciplines.
  • Priority will be given for the candidates strongly motivated to continue their professional careers within the service of their respective country/territory.
  • Is hard working, co-operative and ready for cross-cultural study environment.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Scholarship Programme.

DFID: Future Infrastructure & Economic Development Programmes in Nepal

Deadline: 1 June 2016

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is in the final stages of developing the next 5 year plan for support to Nepal. For the Business Case approvals, DFID is soon launching number of new competitive opportunities to fulfill its commitments.

DFID will hold two early market engagement events during the month of April to discuss specific future programmes requirements in Nepal. These include:

First

  • Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in Nepal – Building Back Better
  • RAP3 Mugu – Humla Link Road Programme

Second

  • Women’s Economic Empowerment

Priority Areas

The program priority areas include:

  • improving infrastructure;
  • increasing economic development and improving access to jobs;
  • expanding the response to the post-earthquake reconstruction.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to register themselves to DFID supplier portal in order to apply.

For more information, please visit the following link

https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/pages/public/supplier/publicbulletin/viewPublicNotice.cmd?bm90aWNlSWQ9NjU5MDA%3D

Nepal Health Sector Programme III: DFID’s Initiative to Support Health Sector in Nepal

Deadline: 29 April 2016

Department for International Development (DFID), with an intention to implement a new programme of support to Nepal Government, is currently seeking applications for its program titled- Nepal Health Sector Programme (NHSP) III.

The new programme will be an integral part of the third sector wide approach (SWAp) in the health sector in Nepal and is likely to form a combination of financial aid and technical assistance. The main purpose of the technical assistance will be to improve the efficiency of the entire Government of Nepal’s health sector programme. It will need to align to the new five year health sector plan (Nepal Health Sector Programme– 3) and work alongside Government and other donor partners. The technical assistance will need to focus on the critical areas that are constraining the delivery of both equitable and quality health services and the efficiency of the health service delivery system.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to register themselves to DFID Supplier Portal.

For more information, please visit NHSP III.

Apply for APN South Asia Media Fellowship on Climate Change!

Deadline: 15 May 2016

APN and the University of Peradeniya are currently inviting applicants for its fully funded two-day South Asia Media Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The media visit is designed to engage media in expanding efforts to raise awareness about, and disseminate information on and lessons learned from, APN funded projects on global change and sustainability issues.

The theme for the media visit is Home Garden Systems in the face of Climate Change.

Activities

The activities planned for the media visit are:

  • A visit to village sites implementing Home Garden Systems
  • Local governance and media seminar on Home Garden Systems in South Asia: Raising public awareness through media on Home Garden Systems and food security

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant is a journalist/media worker at a media company based in an APN Member/Approved Country in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
  • Applicant must have a good working knowledge of English
  • Applicant should have keen interest in environmental communication/journalism.
  • Experience in environmental reporting is preferable.
  • Young/early-career journalists/media workers under 40 years of age are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the online application form via given website and upload a short CV and a brief profile of the media company.

For more information, please visit Media Fellowship.

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/

Apply for 7th Earth Care Awards 2016: Protecting Land and Water Resources

Deadline: 31 March 2016

Applications are open for 7th Earth Care Awards (ECAs) 2016 to promote resilience to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gases in the development of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The objective is to reduce emissions, adopt approaches to protect land and water resources and promote innovations for reducing impacts, emphasizing appropriate environmental action.

Award Categories

  • Community based mitigation and adaptation in water resources, agriculture, forestry and other land use
  • Innovations for climate protection
  • GHG mitigation in Large Enterprises
  • Leadership in Urban Climate Action

Eligibility Criteria

  • The awards invite applications across its categories from countries in South Asian Region – India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
  • Government departments, Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), Community based Organizations (CBOs), Local Community Groups (Joint Forest Management groups, Water Users Associations; Organizations or parts of organizations (self-accounting profit centres) in the private and public sector supported by multilateral/bilateral agencies.
  • The project/activity reported should have been conceptualized and implemented during the period from April 2005 to March 2015 with proven and verifiable results.
  • The operations of the applicant must be carried out independently; project objectives, benefits, responsibilities, authorities, results, etc. should be clearly defined. This must be clearly documented, for example, in the project proposal, project report and publication and annual report, organization plan or its equivalent.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application from via given website.

For more information, please visit Earth Care Awards.

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation Research Grants 2016: Supporting Academic & Scientific Research

Deadline: 18 April 2016

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) is seeking applications from Asia- Pacific researchers for its Research Grant Programme 2016. The Programme supports academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, with the aim of strengthening research capacity of young researchers in that region.

Grants are available only for individual researchers, but not for groups/teams, to enhance their skills, knowledge, and experience through their own research work.

Grant Information

The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two year.

Eligible countries

Asia-Pacific region include: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

Eligibility criteria

An applicant must:

  • be a national of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region (mentioned above).
  • be a researcher/scientist, who works full-time or is enrolled in a doctoral course, conducting research at a research institution or relevant organisation in one of the countries.
  • have sufficient experience and skills in conducting and managing the proposed research.
  • be able to communicate in English.
  • not have another application to the NEF.
  • not have another on-going research or publication project funded by the NEF at the time of application submission.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a completed application form and a recommendation letter via given website.

For more information, please visit Research Grants.

Asia Foundation’s Civil Society Fund: The South Asia Water Governance Program to Support Transboundary Water Issues

Deadline: 22 March 2016

The Asia Foundation is seeking proposals from eligible non-government (NGO) and civil society organisations (CSOs) for Civil Society Fund (CSF) of the South Asia Water Governance Program (SAWGP) that will support civil society and community engagement on transboundary water issues in the South Asia region.

The CSF seeks to promote regional cooperation in the management of the Himalayan river systems in order to deliver sustainable, fair, and inclusive and climate resilient development of water resources. It aims to deliver regional benefits and therefore proposed projects must involve engagement between two or more countries in the region.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan

Focus Areas

  • Implement innovative transboundary water initiatives that seek to engage directly with communities living in transboundary water environments.
  • Collaborate, share knowledge, experiences and best practices on transboundary water issues.
  • Build CSO awareness of the impacts and implications of transboundary water governance decisions and build their capacity to engage in transboundary water decision making processes.

Grant Information

Grant activities will be funded for 12-16 months and up to 20 grant awards will be awarded in two lots.

  • Lot 1: Up to $ 150,000 – $ 450,000- 5 Awards
  • Lot 2: Up to $ 150,000– 15 Awards

Eligibility Criteria

  • Type of organisation: Grants will be limited to not-for-profit organisations. ‘Not-for-profit organizations’ include international and national civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-government organisations (NGOs), consortia, networks, federations and membership bodies, think tanks, academic institutions etc. but exclude government bodies (national, regional or local) and individuals.
  • Registration: Applicants must be based in one of the CSF focused All CSOs/NGOs applying must be registered under the applicable CSO/NGO laws of the country in which they are located. All CSOs/NGOs must be eligible to receive foreign donor funds.
  • Experience: Applicants must have a strong track record of work on water governance and management, with at least three years of programming on such issues in at least one of the following CSF focus countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal. Applicants must have a track record of working directly with or supporting community engagement and participation.
  • Geographic scope: Initiatives funded through the CSF must be transboundary in nature. Therefore, proposals must involve work in two or more CSF focus countries.
  • Consortia: Applications from consortia, partnerships or networks of two or more CSOs are preferred. For all consortia, a lead organisation must be declared, and all consortium partners should be not-for-profit organisations.
  • Capacity: Applicants must have demonstrable financial and human resource capacity to execute large donor funded projects, and in the case of INGOs, in multiple countries.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Civil Society Fund.

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.