ICT Update: Call for Articles - opening access and rights for use
ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for our forthcoming issue on opening access and rights for use. We would like to hear from people working on improving access to digital materials through the adoption of Creative Commons licences and Open Access approaches. Have your Agricultural or rural development program either benefitted from making information available in open access forms or making more materials available with creative commons licences.
Open Call to Innovators: Apply to present at G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture
In an exciting opportunity, the G-8 is inviting innovators to apply to present ideas that demonstrate how open data can be unleashed to increase food security at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data in Agriculture on April 29-30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Deadline: 28 February 2013
The Rockefeller Foundation: CENTENNIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE
In celebration of our centennial, The Rockefeller Foundation is calling on your ingenuity to chart new paths, paths that will transform the lives of billions working in informal economies across the globe. Submit your idea by April 1, 2013. As many as 10 of the Finalists will be invited to apply for a grant of up to US $100,000 each and win support in proposal writing to enable the further development of submitted ideas.
Deadline: 1 April 2013
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Yahoo! Fellow in Residence
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to invite applications for the position of Yahoo! Fellow in Residence for the academic year 2013-2014. This one academic year position is funded by the Yahoo! Fund on International Values, Communications Technology and the Global Internet, which was established at Georgetown University by a gift from Yahoo! Inc. The Yahoo! Fellow will be chosen by Georgetown University from applicants drawn from the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors.
Deadline: 8 April 2013
MyCOE / SERVIR Initiative in West Africa
The MyCOE / SERVIR Initiative in West Africa is a 10-month fellowship program for undergraduate and graduate students in eligible countries in West Africa who are currently enrolled in any field at an institution of higher education in an eligible country with ideas and plans for research that address themes of Women in Climate Change and Food Security using geographic technologies. Students are invited to propose a research and outreach project and will be competitively selected on the basis of their long-term potential to contribute to these topics in the region.
Deadline: 30 April 2013
OFID Scholarship Award 2013/14
OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master's degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2013. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support students or candidates for Master’s degree studies. The applicant must be from a developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master's (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.
Deadline: 1 May 2013
One Fine Day Film Workshop
African filmmakers telling their own stories, this is what One Fine Day Film Workshop is about.
Treasuring African stories and wanting to enable talented filmmakers to reach a larger amount of viewers, the independent film production company ONE FINE DAY FILMS developed with DW Akademie and GINGER INK a training workshop concept called One Fine Day Film Workshop.
Deadline: 1 May 2013
The Yara Prize 2013-For A Green Revolution in Africa
As part of the company’s centennial celebration in 2005 – and in response to the call for an African Green Revolution – Yara launched its prize to recognize outstanding contributions to African agriculture. In 2013, the Yara Prize will have a specific focus on young women and men who are making a particular effort within agriculture paying particular attention to innovation and entrepreneurship.
Deadline: 3 May 2013
Best agriculture student already practising his trade (The Observer)
New mobile service could boost farming (The Observer)
The frame of things (USAID)
Engaging youth in agriculture. Investing in our future (Global Food for thought)
The Best Investment We Can Make for Our Future (Global Food for thought)
Overcoming the twin challenges of youth unemployment and food insecurity: what role for agricultural employment? (Global Food for thought)
Inspiring a new generation of farmers and ag-professionals critical to meet future food needs (Global Food for thought)
Promoting entrepreneurship through social media (ICT Update)
Promoting interactivity (ICT Update)
Research-based advice for farmers (ICT Update)
Sharing local knowledge (ICT Update)
The right information at the right time (ICT Update)
Handheld digital data collection (ICT Update)
Improving Quality and Uptake of Agricultural Mobile Innovations – 27th February, 2013
Cell Phone Mediated Audio Conferencing as an Effective Information Delivery Tool among Women in Livestock Rearing (Indian Research Journal of Extension Education)
Information Communication Technology for Agriculture Development (Journal of American Science)
Smartphones come to Ugandan farmers' aid (AlJazeera)