United Nations World Youth Report 2013 - Youth Migration and Development
The United Nations is in the process of preparing its 2013 World Youth Report (WYR) on Youth Migration and Development. The Report will offer a multidimensional account and/or perspective of the life experiences of young migrants and young people affected by migration. On Wednesday 23rd January 2013 we will launch a 4 week online, interactive discussion platform aimed at bringing together young migrants and other young people affected by migration to share with us, and each other, their stories and experiences. We are looking to engage with young people aged between 15-35. Have you or a family member been through a migration experience? How was your journey? What are your thoughts?
Creating opportunities for 300 million young people in the next 3 years
Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative is designed to create opportunities for 300 million youth in 100 countries over the next three years. Moving forward, Microsoft is committing the vast majority of their corporate cash giving to support nonprofit organizations that serve youth, and they’ve developed a range of new youth-focused Citizenship initiatives.
Vote for the changes that would make the most difference to your world!
The United Nations and partners want to hear from YOU! MY World is a global survey asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. Results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda. Tell us about the world you want, because your voice matters.
Deadline: Vote as soon as possible!
Consultant Opportunity Solicitations for Enterprise and Capacity Development
Fostering Agricultural Competitiveness Employing Information Communications Technologies (FACET) project
Deadline: 28 January 2013
Adobe Youth Voices
Does your organization work with youth aged 13-18? Do you have a passion for youth development? Are you looking to integrate innovative digital media programming into your work? Join us in engaging youth all over the world with the tools and training to express themselves creatively!
Deadline: 31 January 2013
Vacancy: Siyashesha Leadership Incubator: Research Assistant
Siyashesha Leadership Incubator is a nonprofit organisation that develops skills, builds opportunity and connects young leaders from across South Africa through the Activate Leadership and Public Innovation Training Programme. Siyashesha seeks to appoint a young graduate Social Media/Escalator/Research Assistant, based in Cape Town.
Deadline: 31 January 2013
FAO Vacancy: International Consultant on Forest Administration
The International Consultant on Forest Administration will work under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia (REU), the direct technical supervision of Senior Forestry Officer (FOEI), the operational supervision of Field Programme Officer (REU), and in close collaboration with the National Consultant on Forest Administration, other project consultants and counterparts.
Deadline: 10 February 2013
FAO Vacancy: FISHERY INFORMATION OFFICER
Under the overall supervision of the Chief, FIPS, and the technical supervision of the Fishery Information Officer (Editor-in-Chief of ASFA), the incumbent will be responsible for the preparation of FAO's bibliographic input for inclusion in the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) bibliographic database.
Deadline: 15 February 2013
FAO Vacancy: Programme Officer (Partnership & Resources Mobilization)
Under the overall guidance of the ADG/ Regional Representative and the supervision of the Senior Field Programme Officer of the Regional Office, the incumbent will provide support and facilitate partnerships, networking and resources mobilization as well as manage contacts and programming relationship with national, regional and international development partners, NGOs, and the private sector and share all relevant information aiming at improving implementation of programmes. The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening partnership and knowledge networks within and outside the Organization, supporting country-level actions, guided by FAO’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) as well as increasing South-South and triangular cooperation.
Deadline: 19 February 2013
The Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development Fellowship Programme
The Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), on behalf of the Government of Hungary, has established a Fellowships programme for Master of Science (MSc) degrees for students originating from some selected countries.
Deadline: 28 February 2013
Women in Business Challenge 2013: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Growth
Participate in the 4th edition of the business plan competition for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
The competition is open to women entrepreneurs of emerging countries who have created a business plan, which fulfill the eligibility and evaluation criteria. Since its creation in 2009, Women in Business has provided support, coaching, visibility and finance to over 600 women heading businesses in emerging countries. 15 finalists have been supported and coached, 4 of whom have been awarded as laureates.
Deadline: 30 April 2013
Registration for IAALD 2013 World Congress is now opened!
IAALD World Congress 2013 at Cornell University is an opportunity for participants to explore, share, and discuss emerging priorities in discovery and access systems, content-management tools, and institutional or individual collaborations, in a content-rich era that is shaped by open-source technology, user-driven content, and partnerships.
The three-day Congress will feature contributed paper discussions, panels with leading experts, and interactive workshops with plenty of time for networking with colleagues.
Deadline: 8 July 2013
Fish Farming As Panacea To Youth Unemployment (Modern Ghana)
ICT to improve poultry farming (IPP Media)
Farming in the smartphone age (CBC News)
Using film to communicate research: Useful guides and blogs (Research to Action)
Global competition preparing women entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level (How we made it in Africa)
Eight mobile ventures win $2.4 million in funding via Knight News Challenge (Knight Foundation)
Benin agri market launches ICT project (BizTech Africa)
Mobile Technology Drives Entrepreneurship in Many of the World's Developing Economies (Huffington post)
Nigeria's Agriculture Sector to Create Jobs (AllAfrica)
Knowledge to adapt (The Broker Online)
The “radio star” thrives: New toolkit dissects how mobile technology can strengthen agricultural radio projects (AgriLinks)
Meet the Market - AGRICULTURE Apps by Klab (Rwanda) – February 7th, 2013
Mobile technologies for food security, agriculture and rural development: Role of the public sector (FAO)
Cirad Research on Esoko (Esoko)
Information and communication management strategy development: A toolkit for agricultural and rural development organisations: Facilitator’s guide (CTA Publishing)
Tulane's New National ICT Resource Tool (ICT Works)