#iwant2work4africa – World Bank Social Media Internship Search
To help us do more to reduce poverty and create opportunity for the people of Africa, the World Bank’s Africa team is looking for two social media interns who are creative, smart, and committed to excellence.
Deadline: Get started as soon as possible!
Be part of the solution become a Dryland Champion!
Dryland Champions is a new programme designed to honor activities by individuals and/or organizations and business respectively that make a practical contribution to sustainable land management (SLM) practices. Under the Dryland Champions motto “I am part of the solution,” the initiative focuses first and foremost on people, their commitment and endeavors for improving the livelihoods of populations and the conditions of ecosystems affected by desertification and drought.
Deadline: Apply as soon as possible
APPLY: IPF Green Call for Volunteer Writers and Bloggers
IPF GREEN is looking for volunteer writers and bloggers to contribute content for the site as we embark on this journey. While IPF welcomes applications from writers from the Global North kindly note that priority will be given to young writers and bloggers from the Global South.
Deadline: Apply as soon as possible
UNESCO Launches Free Online Course on Media and Information Literacy (Short Deadline!)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a free online course that supports Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue. The course which is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals will be offered over 13 weeks, from February 25 to May 31, 2013 and will be led by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia.
Deadline: 18th January 2013
World Agroforestry Centre Vacancy: Research Assistant (Short Deadline!)
The selected candidate will work as a member of CIMMYT’s Global Conservation Agriculture Program (CIMMYT-GCAP), and will be based at ICRAF HUYE (Butare)-Rwanda offices. The research assistant will play a key role in a large multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team. The selected candidate will interact closely with ICRAF’s research team in Rwanda and CIMMYT’s team in Ethiopia and Kenya, and will work closely with advanced research institutes ( ICRAF and CIMMYT), national research and extension programs (RAB), national universities (NUR), NGOs, and private sector stakeholders in Rwanda.
Deadline: 19th January 2013
2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC) is a global competition for university students who have big ideas about how to change the world. Students who compete in the DSIC get automatic access to a global community of mentors and social innovators. Plus, more than twenty student teams will win a total of $140,000 in cash prizes! To put it simply, we help students turn ideas into reality.
Deadline: 28th January 2013
New consulting opportunity: Call for briefing paper ideas/authors related to ICT, agriculture and Africa
FHI 360 has an open call for consultants to write new briefing papers related to ICT, agriculture and sub-Saharan Africa.
Deadline: 28th January 2013
The Tattarillo awards 2013
The International Thesis Award "Award Tattarillo" (in le seguenti Tattarillo award) for Bachelor's, MS and PhD theses is organized by "Engineers Without Borders - Florence NPO" (Engineering without Borders - Florence, in le seguenti ISF-Fi) in the memory of Thomas Fiorentino friend and fellow in Environmental Engineering at the University of Florence, who tragically died in November 2003.
Deadline: 31st January 2013
Call for Applications: Youth Solidarity Fund
The Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) provides seed funding to outstanding youth-led initiatives that promote long-term constructive relationships between people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. The Fund links small scale and local work to larger movements for social and global change. The YSF supports the development of young peoples’ organizations and other means for their work to have an even broader and deeper impact and to be expanded. It was established to answer the calls for action made around the world by youth organizations since the creation of the UNAOC.
Deadline: 13th February 2013
FAO Vacancy: Partnership Officer (Monitoring/Right to food)
Under the overall guidance of the Director, OCP and the direct supervision of the Chief, Partnerships and Advocacy Branch, OCPP, in close coordination with the Corporate Communication Branch, OCPC, the Agricultural Development Economic Division, ESA, the Legal Office, LEG and as part of one or more multidisciplinary teams, the incumbent will contribute to the development and strengthening of partnerships with all the different actors to accomplish FAO’s mandate.
Deadline: 15th February 2013
Call for Applications: Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards
The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards aim to encourage the most vulnerable category of entrepreneurs in their most vulnerable phase: women entrepreneurs starting up. Since their inception in 2006, they have accompanied over 100 promising female business-owners and recognized 32 Laureates.
Deadline: 8th March 2013
Call for Applications - 2013 MILEAD Fellowship
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women ages19 – 25, living in Africa and the Diaspora.
Deadline: 15th March 2013
Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value
Do you run an innovative programme, an inclusive business or a social enterprise in the area of nutrition, water, or rural development? Get the chance to scale up your impact by nominating your initiative for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value. The Prize is awarded every two years and helps innovative, commercially viable, and high impact initiatives achieve social scale and financial sustainability. The Laureate receives an investment of up to CHF 500 000 (approx. USD 530 000) to scale up or replicate his initiative.
Deadline: 31st March 2013
The road to ICT – Part 2 (Trinidad and Tobago Newsday)
The farmers leading a Twitter revolution (Farmers weekly)
Mobile app for farmers (The Fiji Times Online)
Farm doctors on call (The Hindu)
Women, Technology, and International Development (US department of State Official Blog)
Africa: Using ICTs for transformational development (World Bank blog)
Young professionals in agriculture: the social reporters of GCARD2 (New Agriculturist)
The role of financial services within mobile agriculture: who is going to meet smallholders’ demand for finance? (GSMA)
Collaboration & Business/Project Idea Development orgnised by KLab (Rwanda) - January 22nd, 2013
CocoaLink profile (USAID)
The Value of Advice: Evidence from Mobile Phone-Based Agricultural Extension (HBS Working knowledge)
Application of ICT in Agricultural Sector: Women’s Perspective (International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE))
GROW! (Official Trailer) – (Cinetic)