NORHED Call for Partnerships : 2016 NORHED Funding Programme addressing Education for Development

Deadline: 15 February 2016 Norway invites university partnerships to submit applications for its Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) funding. NORHED aims at strengthening Higher Education Institutions within key areas for development. The focus for this call is quality improvement for primary and lower secondary education. Eligible Countries Ethiopia, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal, Niger and South Sudan Thematic priorities The … [Read more...]

REACH Trust Fund-Knowledge, Learning and Innovation Grant! Supporting Efforts towards Better Education Services

Deadline: 16 November 2015 Education is the most powerful weapon for development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty, raising incomes, promoting economic growth and shared prosperity, and for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. Focusing towards the importance of education today, the need of a developed world and keeping in mind the issue that with 57 million children not in school today and 250 million more not acquiring basic skills necessary for … [Read more...]

NED Grants to NGOs Working to Advance & Promote Democracy Worldwide

Deadline: 2 October 2015 The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations around the world to apply for its 2015 grant funding. NED yearly funds hundreds of projects of organizations that are working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. The foundation provides more than 1000 grants per year to NGOs promoting democracy in more than 90 countries. Funding decisions … [Read more...]

Norad Grants to Civil Society Organisations: Oil for Development Programme 2016-2018

Deadline: 1 October 2015 Norad is currently accepting proposals from civil societies as a part of the Oil for Development Programme for the period from 2016 to 2018. The main approach in the Oil for Development Programme is capacity development through institutional collaboration. Norwegian public institutions enter into long-term agreements with public institutions in a partner country. Thematic Areas Applicants are asked to submit proposals within the following thematic … [Read more...]

WYA & United Nations Democracy Fund Emerging Leaders Training Programme 2015: Training Young Leaders in 5 Arab Countries

Deadline: 1 December 2015 The World Youth Alliance (WYA) Middle East in collaboration with United Nations democracy Fund is currently inviting applications for its Emerging Leaders Training Programme 2015 Round 3 to train young leaders in five Arab countries. The fund is intended to build the capacity of potential young Arab leaders. The funds will connect and build the capacities of 620 youths on the main topics of the project. The grant available for this training is 200,000 USD. World Youth … [Read more...]

Norad’s Oil for Development Programme: Grants for NGOs in 12 countries

Deadline: 1 October 2015 The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has an NGO grant programme called Oil for Development Programme and it is currently accepting proposals from organizations in 12 countries. The aim of the Oil for Development Programme is to reduce poverty by promoting economically, environmentally and socially responsible management of petroleum resources. The main approach in the Oil for Development Programme is capacity development through institutional … [Read more...]

NORHED Seed Funding to Build Competence within Research and Higher Education

The Norwegian Program for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED), the program of Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), works to strengthen capacity of higher education institutions in Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs). The universities and other higher education institutions in the South; universities and higher education institutions in Norway who collaborates with institutions in the South; and regional organizations that aim to … [Read more...]

Eligibility Criteria for NICFI

Eligibility Criteria for NICFI (Norwegian Forest and Climate Initiative Grant) Applicants can be civil society actors working within the field of reduced deforestation and forest degradation in targeted developing countries. Independent competence centers or think tanks with an idealistic, non-commercial purpose and inter-governmental organizations outside UN may also apply. Applicant must demonstrate significant relevance and competence to one main thematic priority, but cross-thematic … [Read more...]

A Comprehensive Guide for NGOs Working with Small-Scale and Artisanal Mining

Introduction Across the globe the mining industry has experienced massive growth since the beginning of the 20th century. While large-scale mines cause much social and environmental harm, it is believed that small-scale and artisanal mines pose an even greater threat. Small-scale mining is a largely illegal and unregulated operation that consists of small enterprises initiating mining projects in developing countries. This guide outlines some of the major issue areas connected to mining, … [Read more...]

Top Ten Donors for HIV and AIDS Projects Worldwide

1. UNAIDS The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners, including NGOs, to maximize results for the AIDS response. 2. AUSAID The principal focus for Australia's … [Read more...]

Top Ten Grantmaking Donors for NGOs in Kenya

According to Global Humanitarian Assistance, Kenya received $537 million in official humanitarian assistance in 2011, making it the world’s eighth largest recipient of aid. NGOs received over  $95 million in 2011 to be used on development projects throughout the country. 1. AGRA In this East African nation of 37 million people, agriculture employs 75 percent of the population, and most food production is in the hands of smallholder farmers. AGRA supports improved access to credit, market … [Read more...]

The World’s International Development Agencies

An aid agency is an organisation dedicated to distributing aid. Most developed countries manage their Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) contributions through a government body. A list of the major National Development Agencies is below: Australia - Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Austria - Austrian Development Agency - ADA [] The Austrian Development Cooperation[1], Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (aws) [2] Belgium - Ministry of Foreign … [Read more...]

Climate Change-Related Issues and Focus Topics

The majority of people understand climate change as an environmental issue; however, in addition to its clear environmental effects, climate change is also a significant livelihood and development issue. As global temperatures rise, disrupted weather patterns and natural disasters will plague agricultural lands, disrupt important ecosystems and destroy the livelihoods of already vulnerable communities of developing countries. These effects will be most strongly felt among poor rural, … [Read more...]

Bilateral Funds for Climate Change

USAID: The US government issues grants to NGOs through a number of different agencies; however, USAID is its primary distributor. USAID has a 5- year Global Climate and Development Strategy that is effective through 2016. The initiative operates through three objectives and three priority areas of action: Adaptation, Mitigation and Integration; and Adaptation, Clean Energy, and Sustainable Landscapes, respectively. Mostly through USAID, the US government provides climate change assistance to … [Read more...]

2013-2014 Oslo International Summer School (ISS) Scholarships

The International Summer School (ISS) is pleased to offer 2013 Scholarships to pursue  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Program at University of Oslo in Norway. Scholarships may cover- travel costs the basic on-campus or off-campus fee extra course fees pocket money (NOK 3000). Eligibility- Eligibility for Bachelor’s courses- Applicants who study Scandinavian Studies at their home university Applicants from the Caucasus or the Balkans Applicants from the former … [Read more...]

Call for NORHED seed funding 2012

The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for development (NORHED) is a new programme launched by NORAD starting from 2013. NORHED seed funding aims  to develop an application for a main NORHED project, within one of the NORHED sub-programmes. The NORHED programme aims at strengthening capacities in higher education and research institutions to contribute to a more and better qualified workforce, increased knowledge, evidence-based policy and decision-making … [Read more...]

NORAD’s Next Round of Partnership Support to International Organizations and Networks

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has issued guidelines for providing financial support to international organizations and networks from January 2010. In this regard, it is currently accepting applications from organizations and networks under its support scheme. It plans to support only limited number of organizations due to budgetary constraints and priority will be given to applicants from South working in the gender and/or environment. According to the guidelines, … [Read more...]

NORAD’s Civil Society Funding on Climate Change

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has announced the availability of funding support to NGOs under the Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative – Civil Society Support. Applications for this grant opportunity can be made by “Norwegian, international and national coalitions, institutions and non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to NGOs, especially those with identified local partners.” Projects proposed should be implemented in … [Read more...]