Applications for the Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative is open from 13 September to 11 October. Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is YALI’s flagship program. It brings up to 1,000 African civic, business and community leaders aged 25–35 for six weeks of academic coursework, leadership training and networking at U.S. universities. For more information and to apply, please click here.
The Green Climate Fund is seeking a Gender and Social Specialist to mainstream gender in all of the Fund’s operations, policy work and initiatives; to provide support on addressing social aspects so as to ensure the operations’ compliance with the Fund’s Environmental and Social Safeguards; and engendering adaptation and mitigation strategies and promoting practical approaches for embedding social sustainability and gender sensitivity throughout all of the Fund’s work streams. Applicants… Read more >
Visionaria Network is now accepting applications for the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Fund (EETF). EETF is a small grants fund designed to partially subsidize training programs for organizations working to sell cookstoves and other energy products in East Africa to train their sales staff or entrepreneurs in critical business, empowerment and leadership training. The EETF will support organizations in conducting trainings using the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook for entrepreneurs and sales agents – particularly women… Read more >
Ashden is seeking entries for its 2018 Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards. Ashden wants to hear from enterprises and programmes in the UK, developing countries and emerging economies that are blazing a trail in increasing access to energy, demonstrating excellence in sustainable buildings, promoting cleaner forms of transport, and driving innovation in the field of sustainable energy. Entry to the Awards is free, with 10 winners receiving up… Read more >
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a potential applied research study on clean cooking and unpaid work. Contingent on approval of funding (up to $150,000), the Alliance is seeking to identify qualified partners to help improve the sector’s understanding of the impacts on girls and women’s livelihoods, well-being, and education through cleaner and more efficient cooking, and leverage ongoing efforts to conduct… Read more >