YCSRR Africa: Building Youth Leadership Call for Applications

The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is organizing the Africa Regional Training for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Advocates to build knowledge of youth activists on the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review processes on regional and international levels, and assess how their commitments have been implemented at the country level. The training will be held from February … [Read more...]

WHO Call for Letters of Intent Grants Programme for Implementation Research

The World Health Organization (The Alliance Health Policy and Systems Research-HSS/AHPSR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases-IER/TDR, Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction-HRP and the Child and Adolescent Health and Development-FCH/CAH) has announced a Call for Letters of Intent Grants Programme for Implementation Research as part of an Implementation Research Platform lead by the Alliance for Health Policy and … [Read more...]

Download End Water Poverty’s Advocacy Guide for influencing MDGs

End Water Poverty, “an international campaign to end the global injustice that causes millions to live without access to clean water and sanitation” has come out with the Advocacy Guide: UN High-Level Plenary on the MDGs to help “organise lobbying activities in order to influence the outcome of the UN’s MDG+10 Summit in September 2010.” The Millennium Development Goals or the MDGs set by the Heads of the State in 2000 to achieve targets to end world poverty by 2015 will be gathering this year … [Read more...]

The Stockholm Challenge Awards 2010

The Stockholm Challenge is a pioneer in promoting the use of ICT tools and technologies for the development of people and society. The Challenge, now owned by the Royal Institute of Technology (RIT) and mainly sponsored by SIDA, Ericsson and the City of Stockholm, helps “counteract social and economic disadvantage, wherever it occurs, by promoting the use of ICT for development. It is mostly targeted towards developing regions and community or social sectors such as gender equality and … [Read more...]

World Summit Youth Award

“The WSYA (World Summit Youth Award) selects and promotes best practice in e-Content and technological creativity, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation. WSYA is therefore both a showcase to the world for young … [Read more...]

NGOs invited to submit nominations for the Informal Interactive Hearings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Source link: http://www.awid.org The ‘MDG Summit,’ a High-level Plenary Meeting is to be held from 20-22 September 2010. As part of providing inputs to the preparatory process, the UN General Assembly has requested the President of its 64th session to convene “Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with Non-governmental organizations, Civil society organizations and the Private sector.” The Hearings will take place from 14-15 June 2010 at the UN Headquarters in New York. There … [Read more...]

European Funding for building capacities of Civil Society and Local Authorities in Pakistan

The European Commission (EC) has this call for proposals, “Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development: Actions in Pakistan, 2009-2010” with the overarching objective of reducing poverty in the context of sustainable development including the pursuit of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aims at strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and local authorities as a pre-condition for a more equitable, open and democratic society through support to their “own … [Read more...]

Grant Support for Social Inclusion and Social Protection of Informal Economy Workers and Vulnerable Groups…1

The European Commission’s (EC) thematic programme called as ‘Investing in People’ has been developed with a broader aim of reducing poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There are several components and themes under this programme to address various development issues in poor and developing countries. One of these themes also includes the need to promote social cohesion, employment and decent work conditions in low-income regions of the world. … [Read more...]

Grant Support for Social Inclusion and Social Protection of Informal Economy Workers and Vulnerable Groups…2

Under this 2009-2010 call for proposals, the European Commission is considering to provide grant support for actions relevant for providing social protection to informal economy workers and vulnerable groups. Earlier, the EC made financial allocations for evaluating social policies on social protection. During the current call, it is seeking to promote social protection as an important means for building capacities of informal economy workers and other vulnerable groups so that they are not only … [Read more...]

Grant Support for Social Inclusion and Social Protection of Informal Economy Workers and Vulnerable Groups…3

Proposals can be submitted under this call for proposals to the EC for projects addressing the social protection needs of the informal workers and most vulnerable groups such as elderly people, people with disabilities, children, ethnic minorities, and migrants. Proposal guidelines list out some actions or activities (not exhaustive) that can be proposed in the project: “Collection, exchange, transfer and dissemination of good practice concerning community-level interventions for the … [Read more...]

Grant Support for Social Inclusion and Social Protection of Informal Economy Workers and Vulnerable Groups…4

The minimum and maximum amounts proposed under this call for proposals are €500,000 and €2,000,000. The EC will support up to 80% of the total costs of the project for local organizations but for international agencies, the grant will not exceed more than 50% of the total costs. The EC encourages applicants to seek partnerships with other agencies or generate local resources for this programme. Projects can be implemented only in the least-developed and low-income countries listed below. Least … [Read more...]

IPPF’s Advocacy Flexi Fund for NGOs for Promotion of MDGs

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has announced a call for applications from civil society organizations from low income countries under its Advocacy Flexi Fund. There are grants available up to US $10,000 to undertake advocacy work for the promotion of the Millennium Development Goal 5b (MDG5b): universal access to reproductive health by 2015. The MDG5b comprises of: Millennium Development Goal Five: Improve Maternal Health Target a: Reduce by three quarters the maternal … [Read more...]

Project Funding for Grassroots NGOs working for Secure Land Access for the Poor

Facilitated by UN-HABITAT, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) works “to contribute to poverty alleviation and the Millennium Development Goals through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure.” The Network under its Grassroots Mechanism has issued a call for proposals to provide project funding to initiatives working “for the scaling up of innovative, participatory approaches to improving the secure access of poor women and men to land.” This 2010 funding is provided by GLTN … [Read more...]

International Services Association ~ INSA-India

Established in 1982 with support from Global Health Action, USA, the International Services Association is committed to the vision of ‘A Just Society living with Health and Development’. INSA India lives its vision by building capacities, advocacy, and being a lead agency for innovastive programs at scale up levels. A unique aspect of our work is the structured personalised follow up services built into every program. As a trainer organization, INSA-India offers training opportunities for all … [Read more...]

EC’s ‘Good Health for All’ has Grants for NGOs for Advocacy and Strengthening of Health Systems and Policies

The European Commission is requesting NGOs to apply for its new funding opportunity made available under the theme of “Good Health for All.” The adoption of ‘Programme for Action on the Crisis in Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Developing Countries 2007-2013’ in 2006 by the EC led to a deeper understanding of the critical issues faced in the area of human resources to achieve better healthcare globally.  There are a number of challenges faced by the public sector in planning, recruiting, … [Read more...]

UNIFEM’s Fund for Gender Equality Announced

After a long wait, UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) has finally announced that it is seeking proposals from NGOs (and also governmental agencies) in developing countries under its newly established "Fund for Gender Equality" which aims to “accelerate progress toward the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment.” The Fund will promote new multilateral initiative to achieve gender equality, reduce discrimination, poverty and work towards achieving the objectives of the … [Read more...]

Applications invited for the $100,000 One Africa Award 2009

The One Africa Award is an opportunity for African NGOs working to make change in the lives of the communities through their interventions. The award is actually opened to individuals and advocacy groups along with NGOs in African countries working towards advancing one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The award will honor the individuals and organizations working in this field across the continent. The winning individual, group or organization will be able to win a cash … [Read more...]