…ending hunger through mobile technology
The International Sustainability Academy is a 9-month program for the support of committed people in their projects and research into the implementation of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The program is aimed at people who are already involved in activities in connection with SDGs. These could be students, career starters, Start-up founders or entrepreneurs. Those taking part come from countries that are on the so-called DAC list (Development Assistance Committee of the OECD).
Each participant has an individual program based on the chosen research or business project. The main focus is on the close exchange amongst the scholarship holders during individual research work. Program modules are practical training sessions of weeks or days in companies and institutions, Best Practice visits in Hamburg and elsewhere in Germany, Master Classes by international networked speakers and cooperation with selected universities. A 10-week German language course rounds off the program.
This is a scholarship, which includes the costs of living in Germany. For participation in the program and accommodation there are no costs incurred to the scholarship-holder. ISA covers the following cost:
€ 1,300 per month expenses (includes own research and as applicable, excursions and internships)
The accommodation (private, furnished flat-share room (ca. 12m²) with shared bathroom and kitchen)
The return flight (Economy Class (max. three stopovers, flight from the home country airport) (airport transfer in the home country may be granted under justified circumstances)
Airport transfer in Hamburg with public transport
Monthly ticket for the use of public transport in Hamburg
Costs of group excursions
BMZ sponsorship regulations apply
How to apply
An application is only possible online using the template on this website. Closing date for applications process is 7 months before the beginning of the respective program course. Please read the Selection process for detailed information.
Selection is based on the following requirements and the dimensions deduced from them:
TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India have agreed to offer fellowships to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
Submitting your application
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.
Applications can only be submitted via online portal once the call is open.
Please use the “apply now” button at the bottom of this page to start your application once the call is open.
Opening date of this fellowship: 11 February 2020
Closing date of this fellowship: Extended to 31 July 2020
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
Submitting your application
Results of the fellowship selection should be available toward the end of 2020 or early 2021, and selected candidates will be able to start their fellowship NO earlier than beginning of 2021.
The African Women Leadership Fund Initiative was set up by the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa with the aim of making a social impact for women across the African continent.
The Economic Commission for Africa and its partners, through the African Women Leadership Fund Initiative (AWLFI), aims to create a sustainable platform to accelerate the growth of women-owned and operated investment funds and companies across Africa.
The Economic Commission for Africa has partnered with the Standard Bank Group to assist with the manager selection process which involve an extensive due-diligence process.
AWLFI WILL BE ROLLED OUT IN THREE FUND PHASES. THESE ARE:
There have been previous calls to participate in the AWLFI. If you have applied previously, please confirm your application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is this for?
Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the AWLFI is suitable for:
Established women fund managers in the listed or private market space who own, or partly own, an asset management firm
Women professionals working in existing and established firms with suitable fund management experience (experience can be as a co-fund manager) in the listed or private market space
IF YOU’RE A WOMAN WHO MEETS THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE CLICK ON ONE OF THE BUTTONS BELOW TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Women-owned Asses Management
I am a woman who owns an investment management firm
For women fund managers
I am a woman who manages an investment fund
The 2020 SLA High Growth Coaching Program is run in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance – a consortium of Oxfam, Butterfly Works and VC4A focused on driving job creation and youth employment in Nigeria.
The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young women and men in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia. The project aims to enable them to generate sustainable and living incomes – by finding regular employment or starting enterprises.
The SLA High Growth Coaching Program is a 3-month program to provide growth focused entrepreneurs with coaching and support to scale their businesses.
Deadline June 20
This is a digital program open to women led businesses across Nigeria.
THE HIGH GROWTH COACHING PROGRAM IS AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS WITH SUPPORT FROM YOUR OWN PERSONAL BUSINESS COACH AND A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN TO KEEP YOU ACCOUNTABLE.
We are looking for entrepreneurs who have launched their businesses and are looking for targeted support to grow and scale. The businesses must be based in Nigeria or have operations in the country.
‘Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-ups’ (SAIS) is a project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Our goal is to support African start-ups in scaling their digital innovations; these innovations should enable users in the agriculture or food sector to increase their income.
SAIS is looking for innovative start-ups that are about to scale rapidly and apply digital solutions to the agriculture and food sector which enable their users to improve their income. In addition, digital products or services that help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 are a plus and will be taken into special consideration.
Deadline June 30
Selected start-ups will participate in a nine-month Investment Readiness Programme fully funded by
GIZ-SAIS. The program includes:
Throughout the duration of the program, the SAIS team will facilitate contacts and interactions with potential investors and business partners.
You can apply if your innovation is listed in one of the following categories or technologies
These facilities are granted throughout the study period, as follows:
7.2 Foreign citizens have the following obligations:
The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative has grown tremendously with increasing interest and appreciation for World Heritage protection, preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites over the past ten years.
In this context, we are pleased to launch the World Heritage Volunteers Campaign 2020, which welcomes the participation of all interested organisations and institutions, and additionally offers an opportunity to apply for not only one-year cycle, but two-year cycle process (more details in the application section below).
In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.
The World Heritage Volunteers Campaign 2020 shall aim to:
1) Raise awareness among young people, volunteers, local communities, and concerned authorities of the need to protect and promote World Heritage;
2) Involve young people in World Heritage preservation through concrete projects at sites;
3) Empower young people allowing them to learn skills, basic preservation and conservation techniques and raise their capacity as future decision-makers and global active citizens;
4) Strengthen sustainable cooperation between non-profit organisations, site management, communities and authorities;
5) Identify best practices and develop non-formal education tools to facilitate stakeholders’ participation in the World Heritage education;
6) Mainstream gender equality in all stages of the projects and geographical diversity among the World Heritage properties where the action camps take place.
In order to get involved in or renew your commitment to the protection and preservation of World Heritage through voluntary action and non-formal education, please fill in the online application:
If you have difficulties to access the online form, please download the application from the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4tsrcvz and send it to email@example.com (for projects in Africa, Arab States and the Americas), to firstname.lastname@example.org (for projects in Europe) or email@example.com (for projects in Asia), with a copy to the World Heritage Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In order to make the Initiative more sustainable and reinforce the commitment of the organisations, a two-year cycle process is being proposed this year. This process provides the opportunity to all interested organisations to implement projects not only for a one-year cycle (2020) but also for a two-year cycle (2020 and 2021). The two-year cycle aims to facilitate the application procedure, to help the organisations in improving the quality, sustainability and promotion of projects, and to contribute to stronger cooperation among the partners and stakeholders. After the first year of project implementation, the organisations of the two-year cycle will receive a pre-filled application form to complete and confirm the implementation of their projects for the next year. If their first year project evaluation is positive, the organisations will be able to implement the projects for the second year.
Note: a call for projects of WHV Initiative will go out every year with the options of the one-year cycle and the two-year cycle.
Please submit your application at the latest by 19 January 2020 at 23:59 CET (Paris Time)
For selection, proposed projects must fulfil the set of criteria below (mandatory).
Following the selection of the projects, a confirmation letter will be sent to the participating organisations. The organisations will receive a list of online educational materials as a resource to support their awareness-raising activities.
The World Heritage Centre will send an official information letter, accompanied by the project profile and the complete list of the selected projects to relevant National Commissions, Permanent Delegations, UNESCO field offices, and site management authorities.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, CCIVS, European Heritage Volunteers and Better World representatives may visit some of the selected projects in order to ensure adequate follow-up and improvement of the overall World Heritage Volunteers initiative.
They will contact directly the concerned organisations to schedule the visit.
The promotion of the projects to a large audience through local and national media coverage will be facilitated by the use of promotional material during the projects and the authorisation to carry the Patrimonito logo, which associates the World Heritage Volunteers projects to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme. Representing a young guardian, the Patrimonito logo* symbolises the interdependence of culture and nature. Created on the basis of the World Heritage emblem, the central square is a form created by people (culture) and the circle represents nature, the two being intimately linked. The emblem is round like the world, but at the same time, it is a symbol of protection.
Up to US$25,000 to travel abroad to conduct PhD research under the supervision of a host
research advisor at a university or research institution located in a World Bank member country for a 6 to 10-
month period starting between July and October 2020.
Visit the RSMFP page of www.worldbank.org/scholarships for the complete list of eligibility and selection criteria,
eligible fields of development, and the application process. The call for applications will be opened during
January 16 –February 13, 2020.
During that time, the application and the opportunity to email questions will be available.
The Fellows Programme is designed to attract fellows, typically PhD students, researchers and professors, who have an advanced level of relevant technical knowledge and experience in any field of the Organization. They are willing to fulfil their specialized learning objectives and at the same time, contribute their technical expertise and knowledge through time-bound arrangements with FAO. Assignments should be in line with FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.
Tasks and responsibilities
The fellow will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR), prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the fellow.
Information to applicants
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from the global south and Indigenous Peoples are encouraged to apply.
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
Candidates are requested to attach to their application a research proposal, copy of their academic qualifications and copies of their language proficiency certificates.
All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office.
FAO does not provide remuneration to fellows.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the recruitment website Jobs at FAO at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
Application Deadline: 31st July 2020 9:59:00 PM