Launch of Trooping the Colours Book and FES Alumni Network Launch

Milestone made. Pleasure to be among 25 young Kenyan leaders who underwent PLDP and PLGP programme featured in the book”Trooping The Colours, Young Kenyan leaders as Agents of Change 2002-2016 “courtesy of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

a3.jpgThe FES Alumni Network Launch took place on 13th September 2017.

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The book was launched  by Chief General Maria Apondi Okongo,Honourable Shem Ochuodho and outgoing Kenya Fes Representative Heinz Borgarts. Among the leaders featured in the book are politicians and civil society leaders namely Violet Mbiti, Honourable Kipchumba Murkomen, Honourable Shebesh,Caren Wakoli, Abraham Muriu, Honourable Alice Wahome, Ashura Michaels, Moses Bakari, Benson Musungu, Honourable Bernadette Muyomi,Honourable CEC Kajiado Caroline Chege, Honourable Chege Mwaura,Christopher Mwabingu, Geoffrey Mogire, Inviolata Mwali, Jedidah Maina, Kepta Ombati, Honourable Martha Wangari, Peter Mbae, Honourable Rachael Kamweru, Richard Kavemba, Simon Oloo,Stella Agara, Teddy Mwambire, Titus Kaloki and Ambassador Yvonne Khamati

a2.jpgViolet Mbiti Foundation Executive Director is also featured in the book.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Violet Mbiti Foundation involved in the enactment of youth friendly Nairobi County Integrated Development Plan by the County Government

Pleasure that Violet Mbiti Foundation has been invited to attend The Nairobi CSOs County Governance Participation Training courtesy of The International Republican Institute and National Endowment for Democracy.Theme:Supporting Marginalized Groups Democratic Participation in Kenya.Being taken through how to engage with the County Assembly and County Executives.

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Glad that Violet Mbiti Foundation has been elected by fellow youth Civil Society Organizations to be in the core team that will push for youth agenda to be included in the Nairobi County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) by the Members of County Assembly and The County Executive.This is courtesy of The International Republican Institute.

This is a key milestone as we will be actively engaged in Nairobi County Governance by engaging with the MCAs and County Executive.The draft Nairobi County Integrated Development plan will be released tomorrow September 30th 2017 in all the sub counties in Nairobi.As fellow youth,kindly visit the sub county office in your locality,go through the document and share your 3 recommendations via youthprojectskenya@gmail.com .

Our task is to push for youth recommendations to be included in the CIDP.We will work closely with MCAs to make this happen.Thereafter the Nairobi County Executive in charge of Finance will prepare the County Budget which will be based on the CIDP.So go tomorrow to your Nairobi sub county office, pick the document and go through it

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Apply:Tuwezeshe Akina Dada Fellowship -Tanzania.

CDF in partnership with FORWARD UK is ‘Calling all young women leaders’ To take part on the TUWEZESHE AKINA DADA Fellowship – Tanzania.
Tuwezeshe Akina Dada is an international project funded by Comic Relief. with the aim of mobilizing young women to  be agents of change within their communities in the campaign against Gender Based Violence. The project will take place across the UK linking it with partners in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Somaliland, part of the project is to amplify voices of young women in the diaspora community and in Africa.
In Tanzania the project is implemented by Children’s Dignity Forum – CDF which is a non profit, non partisan organization working to promote the rights of children and empowering young women  .
The fellowship will provide a five days residential leadership training at an exclusive venue in Dar es salaam where young women will be trained as future leaders as well as getting an opportunity to initiate their own projects in the communities they come from.
All applications forms and a CV of not more than 2 pages should be submitted to tuwezeshetanzania@gmail.com
 before the deadline which is Midnight (EAT) 21st September 2017.
Application form can be found on the link below
Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Latest Global Opportunities – conferences, awards, fellowships and scholarships, competitions, grants and jobs for You!Courtesy of Opportunity Desk

 

Fellowships (27) 

• Obama Foundation Fellowship for Civic Innovators Worldwide

• Open Society Presidential Fellowship 2018 in New York, USA

• Mandela Washington Fellowship 2018 for Young African Leaders

• NonprofitCoach™ Global Leaders Fellowship 2018

• Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator for Tech Start-ups

• Aviva Global Graduate Leadership Programme 2018

• Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists at University of Michigan

• Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship 2018

• Sydney Policy Lab Fellowship Program 2018

• Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Research Fellowship 2018 (Funded)

• Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship 2017/18

• Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard 2018

• Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation 2018

• James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship 2018 (Up to $15,000)

• She Entrepreneurs Leadership Programme 2018 (Funded)

• Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins University 2017-2018

• Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia 2018 (Fully-funded)

• CBYX Fellowship for Young Professionals from the United States

• KOP Netherlands Fellowship Programme to Study in Holland 2018

• Royal Society/Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship 2017

• AfyaBora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership 2018

• Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

• UN/Italy Long-term Fellowship on GNSS and Related Applications

• Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2018-2019

• Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program at Columbia University

• STIAS Iso Lomso Fellowships for Early Career African Researchers 

• Australia Awards Africa Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2018

Jobs/Internships (10)

Job

• World Bank Group IFC’s Young Professionals Program 2018

• Kasahorow Writers’ Language ICT Content Translator Program 2017

• UNSSC is hiring an Individual Contractor – Turin, Italy

• IYF Representative Needed in Americas & Caribbean Countries!

• ILO Geneva is looking for a Communications Officer!

• Postdoctoral Researcher Needed at Climate Service Center, Germany

• Standard Chartered International Graduate Programme 2018

• Call for CSO Co-Chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee

• GSK Esprit Commercial Pharmaceuticals Leadership Development

Internship

• Google Software Engineering Intern Needed for Winter 2018

Grants/Competition/Awards (35)

Grants

• World Bank/SVRI Grant for innovation to prevent gender based violence

• Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) 2018/19

• Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) Winter Program 2018

• Miss.Africa Seed Funding for Women-led Tech Initiative 2018

• Small Grants for Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017

• International Visegrad Fund: 2017 Visegrad+ Grants Programme

• IDRC Fund for Strengthening Engineering Research & Training in Africa

• International Visegrad Fund: 2017 Visegrad Grants for Organizations 

• Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism Grant 2017

• Apply for Learning Disabilities Foundation of America Grant 2017

Competition

• Chivas Venture Competition for Social Entrepreneurs 2018

• SWFF Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest 2017

• Apply for IXL Innovation Olympics Fall 2017 ($6,000)

• What’sFlame Young Entrepreneur’s Internet Marketing Scholarship

• Carnegie Council International Student/Teacher Essay Contest 2017

• ACCCRN Storytelling Competition 2017

• TSL International Schools Essay Competition and Debate 2018

• Trust for Sustainable Living’s Schools Sustainability Challenge 2018

• PepsiCo Change The Game Challenge 2017 (Win a Trip to New York)

• MITEF Arab Startup Competition 2018 (Over USD 160K in Prizes)

• Earth Science Week Photography Contest 2017

Awards

• Borealis Student Innovation Award 2018 (Win a trip to Sweden)

• King Hassan II Great World Water Prize 2018 ($100,000)

• Lemelson-MIT Prize for Mid-Career Inventors 2018 ($500,000)

• GHTC Innovating for Impact Awards 2017

• Nominate a Rising African Leader for the Future of Women Award

• International VELUX Awards 2018 for Students of Architecture 

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

 

 

Are you seeking a Job, Internship or want to start your own Business?Join the Youth Employability Project courtesy of Barclays Bank and Care International Kenya

Are you a youth in Nairobi county and seeking a JOB, Internship or want to start your own Business? Here is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. The Youth Employability project targets to empower 5000 youth with employability skills (Work Skills, People Skills, Money Skills and Entrepreneurship Skills). The courses take at most four hours to learn from the Empoyability Skills portal. At least 2500 young people from those who successfully undertake the courses will be networked linked to internship, job opportunities, apprenticeships and business support within the country.

To sign up please follow the following steps;
1.Click on https://readytowork.barclays/home and sign in as a learner with your email. Do not use twitter or facebook.
2.Note; on the institution section click on OTHER option, then on institution description type in CARE as your institution. This will help us in tracking your registration.
3.Choose Email as your mode of communication.
4.Populate your profile with all relevant information.
5.On the task bar on your profile click Learning skills to take your courses.
6.Upon completion and download of the four skills certificates (Work Skills, People Skills, Money Skills and Entrepreneurship Skills ), please click Completion form (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfZD142q6bk9cGayd…/viewform ) and upload the fours skills certificates for our tracking and action.
7.NO OTHER Certificates should be uploaded other than the four skills courses.

DO NOT pay anything to anyone.
Feel free to contact Care International Kenya via phone on 254 742 990 351 and on email: youthemployability@care.or.ke

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Apply to The International Finance Corporation Young Professionals Program

Deadline:October 10

IFC’s Young Professionals Program is a unique opportunity to launch your career as a global investment professional helping to build the private sector in developing countries. You will join as an Associate in the Investment, Advisory or Treasury streams and will be based in Washington DC for at least one year. You will build your expertise through engagements in different countries, close to IFC’s clients. The program is open to final year students working toward an advanced degree such as an MBA, JD, other relevant Masters degrees or recent graduates.

Program Features:

  • 3-year program with 2 to 3 rotational assignments either in a regional hub or a different industry department or in another World Bank Group institution
  • Participating units include Financial Institutions Group; Infrastructure and Natural Resources; Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services; TMT, Venture Capital & Funds; Public Private Partnership; and Treasury and Syndications
  • Leadership exposure and development that provides strong opportunities for growth
  • Active coaching throughout the program

For more information, download our program brochure. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by 12 midnight EST.

To apply click on the link below:
http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/careers_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/ifc+careers/recruitment+programs/ifc+young+professionals+program

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Apply to become a Mandela Washington Fellow

Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Information

Timeline

  • September 13, 2017 Application opens
  • October 11, 2017 Application closes
  • January – February 2018 Semifinalists interviewed by local U.S. embassies and consulates
  • Late March 2018 Applicants are notified of their status
  • April – May 2018 Visa processing and Pre-Departure Orientations for finalists
  • June 2018 Fellowship begins in the United States

Selection Process

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is conducted as a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semifinalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in their home countries. If selected for an interview, applicants must provide a copy of their passport (if available) or other government-issued photo identification to verify eligibility.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered.
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The U.S. Department of State and IREX reserve the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible.

Applications not meeting the above technical eligibility requirements will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you do not meet the technical eligibility requirements for this program, we invite you to visit exchanges.state.gov for information on other U.S. Department of State exchange opportunities.

What are the criteria for selection?

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, interest and professional experience in the sector/track selected.
  • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

Application Information

The application will collect basic information and will include questions regarding the applicant’s professional and academic experience, including educational background; honors and awards received; extracurricular and volunteer activities; and English language proficiency. We will also request a résumé (with dated educational and professional background), and personal information (name, address, phone, email, country of citizenship). Additional elements, such as letters of recommendation or university transcripts, are OPTIONAL and may supplement your application.

To apply,click on the link below:
https://yaliapp.irex.org/Logon?ReturnUrl=%2f

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Apply:LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography Competition

Deadline: 10 November 2017

This is the twenty-first consecutive year in which Doctors of the World–Médicos del Mundo (MdM-Spain) has conducted the LUIS VALTUEÑA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION.

Conditions of entry are detailed below:

WHO CAN ENTER The competition is open to adult amateur and professional photographers of any nationality.

THEMES Photographs must be related to any of the following themes: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND FORMAT Each participant will be allowed to submit a maximum of ten photographs, which can be distinct or part of a series. Only photos taken between January 2016 and October 2017, which have not been previously entered, will be accepted. Photos must be submitted in digital format. Photographs must be sent in *JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi/ppp, all high quality (12) compressed images with an Adobe RGB or SRGB color profile. The images must have a minimum size of 40 cms on their smallest side. The digital image’s original structure can only be manipulated through darkroom techniques such as adjusting the brightness, contrast and color, underexposure and overexposure. No other change to the original digital image will be allowed. Only single frame photos will be accepted.  Photomontages and multiple exposures will be excluded from the competition. In case of doubt about a possible digital alteration of the image, beyond what is allowed in the conditions of entry, the organization reserves the right to request from participants to supply the original unretouched photo file as recorded by the camera, or a scanned copy of any unaltered negative or slide.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES Photographs must be sent in *JPEG format via WeTransfer. The digital images must not bear any mark identifying the entrant. The images will be sent by E-mail with the subject line: XXI PREMIO LUIS VALTUEÑA + ENTRANT’S NAME AND SURNAME Along with the photographs, entrants must ALWAYS submit a completed entry form downloadable.

In compliance with Spanish Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data and its complementary regulations, MdM-Spain advises that participants’ personal data sent with their application, including their email address, will be incorporated into a file for processing purposes, which remains the property of the association. The purpose of this data collection and processing is to facilitate the development of the competition and to enable us to contact you if you are one of the winners according to competition rules. If you wish, you can exercise your right to access, rectification, cancellation and opposition under the law by writing to: MdM-Spain, C/ Conde de Vilches nº 15, 28028 Madrid, Spain.

DEADLINE Entries can be submitted at any time from 0.00 17th July 2017 until midnight 10th November 2017 (Spanish time).

UNIQUE PRIZE The following unique prize will be awarded:

PRIZE: The winner will receive a project grant of 6,000 euros (amount before tax, which depends on the winner’s nationality and situation) to develop a photography project composed of at least 50 photos and a 30 minute video shoot related to the work of MdM-Spain, whether in Spain or in other countries where the organization is undertaking humanitarian action or international cooperation programs. The winner together with MdM-Spain will define the objectives and the development of the project, taking into account common interests and the operative security conditions related to possible destinations. The amount of the grant should cover all expenses needed to develop the project. Once the project’s terms are settled, MdM-Spain will not demand an account of those expenses. The grant will be given in three parts: 50% after the judges’ decision, 25% when the project starts and the remaining 25% when the project concludes. The photo project will have to be finished before the 15th December 2017.

SELECTED PHOTOS Along with the winning entries, MdM-Spain will select other photos from all those submitted to form part of a travelling exhibition. In their promotion, MdM-Spain will identify the photographers whose works have been chosen.

JUDGES’ DECISION The judging panel, made up of leading photographers and MdM-Spain representatives, will meet 45 days after the submission deadline in order to select the winners. After meeting and coming to a decision, the panel will announce:

  • the winner of the project grant
  • at least three finalists, as previously mentioned.

The work of these successful entrants will feature in the travelling exhibition. The panel’s decision will be reached by simple majority of its members with no right of appeal. The panel may choose not to award a given prize if there is a lack of qualified entries. The panel’s decision will be conveyed to the creator of the winning photo or photo series, along with the other finalists, by phone or email using the information supplied on the entry form. This will occur before December 15th of the relevant year.

WITHDRAWAL OF ENTRIES SUBMITTED If a photographer wishes to remove his/her entry, they must lodge a request at least twenty (20) days before the closing date for submissions, viz. 30th November 2017. This can be done via an email sent to  MdM-Spain will then arrange for the entry to be returned.

AWARDS CEREMONY The awards ceremony will be held at a public event during January or February 2018 at a time and place to be determined.

To learn more visit http://www.medicosdelmundo.es/premioluisvaltuena/?page_id=35&lang=en

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: WORLD AIDS DAY 2017

Deadline: 12 September 2017

Young women’s bodily rights, HIV prevention, and intersections with violence against women.

For World AIDS Day 2017, AWDF is offering grants to support activities by African women’s organisations focused on young women’s bodily rights, HIV prevention, and intersections with violence against women. We encourage approaches that address the underlying needs to support young women to make positive choices around their bodies and health, and build societies that support their right to live free from violence in the context of HIV and AIDS.

We particularly welcome applications from organisations of women living with HIV, groups of women living with disabilities, and from young women’s groups. AWDF encourages innovation- so do send in your creative ideas.

How to apply

Please follow the application guidelines below. Note that the maximum amount of grant allowed is $2,000. Applicants must fit AWDF’s general grantee guidelines (women-led, African women’s rights organisations).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant Organisation:

  • Must have been in existence for at least 3 years
  • Must be duly registered, at least with its local government structure
  • Must be led by a woman and have a focus on Women’s Rights
  • Must have the needed organizational structures for effective implementation of the project
  • Must have an appreciable financial management system to properly account for funds received
  • Must be capable of reporting back on the outcomes of the project
  • Must be highly recommended by a donor agency, a grantee or partner of AWDF or the local government office
  • Must complete the necessary application forms
  • Must have an annual budget not more than $100,000

Grant Size & Period

The grant size is a $2,000.  Therefore eligible projects should have a budget of not more than $2,000 to be supported by AWDF funds. The grant period will be for 4 months from the date of award.

How to Apply

Interested small sized women’s rights organisations should send in their proposals using the required application guidelines to the AWDF secretariat via email to awdf@awdf.org; shirley@awdf.org.  The applicant must also complete and include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form

NOTE:  Please note that this is a very competitive process. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

2017 WORLD AIDS DAY Full Application Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

Financial Management Form

AWDF Budget worksheet 2017

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Apply:Joint WHO-AFRO/TDR/EDCTP Small Grants Scheme for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty

Deadline for applications: 17 November 2017

Only applicants from the WHO African Region eligible

This call is for applications for implementation research that can cover a range of diseases, conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes.

The aim of this call is to strengthen capacity for implementation research conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes. Diseases covered include malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections, yellow fever, and neglected tropical diseases. Implementation research activities supported by this call may be complementary to those supported through other stakeholders interested in these diseases.

The focus is on the following priorities, with illustrative research areas below. Note that this is not an exclusive list of submission possibilities:

  • Community case identification and management of illnesses including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections, yellow fever, and neglected tropical diseases
  • Community involvement in the delivery of health interventions
Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be based in African institutions, including national tropical/communicable disease control programmes, ministries of health, academic institutions, research institutes; and non-governmental organizations.

Applications are particularly encouraged from qualified applicants who are in the earlier career stages, are women, or are from the group of least-developed countries.


Further information and application process

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

20 Fully Funded Scholarships

1. Obama Foundation Fellowship – goo.gl/AVP1Uu

2. NonprofitCoach Global Leader – goo.gl/EVSkML

3. Mandela Washington Fellowship – Coming soon!

4. GSBI for Social Entrepreneurs – goo.gl/Mspoev

5. AfyaBora Health Fellowship – goo.gl/HRehcN

6. Alfa Fellowship Program – goo.gl/dZs82P

7. She Entrepreneurs 2018 – goo.gl/na2Czi

8. Woodrow Wilson Fellowship – goo.gl/ZmTgAu

9. WEF Young Global Leader – goo.gl/zEAfVp

10. Robert Bosch Fellowship – goo.gl/e2fhYX

11. Hong Kong PhD Fellowship – goo.gl/o925z3

12. Health Systems Media  – goo.gl/SYeJrR

13. Mo Ibrahim Fellowships – goo.gl/VcuA3Y

14. Cullman Center Fellowship – goo.gl/8CbPYj

15. Women Deliver Young Leaders – goo.gl/d2pQPB

16. Dart Center  Fellowship – goo.gl/mBt4Rw

17. ICANN61 Fellowship – goo.gl/xNFSyL

18. IDEX Global Fellowship – goo.gl/gQJgTm

19. Global Young Academy – goo.gl/vktYjr

20. Vital Voices GROW Fellowship – goo.gl/QbPPqS

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Funding opportunity for Women and Persons with Disability courtesy of Arthur B.Schultz Foundation

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its Grant program to provide opportunities for women and people with physical disabilities in developing countries.

Focus Areas & Priorities

  • Mobility Solutions: A world with equal access to mobility and related services for all.
    • Work with established in-country, technologically appropriate wheelchair manufacturers;
    • Take a preventive approach by addressing early childhood issues and interventions;
    • Employ a substantial percentage of disabled workers;
    • Evaluate their work and adapt to changing situations.
  • Women’s Empowerment – education,leadership & entrepreneurship: A world with opportunities for all women to receive an education, assume leadership roles and achieve economic independence.
    • Work in developing countries (see geographic regions below);
    • Emphasize leadership and mentoring in their projects;
    • Support women entrepreneurs;
    • Offer high-quality and innovative educational opportunities from high school through university level;
    • Are well-established in the communities in which they work and employ local staff;
    • Evaluate their work and adapt to changing situations;
    • Are located in rural areas and urban slums;
    • Are relatively small (less than $750,000 in Operating Funds).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have an operating budget less than $750,000.
  • Are located in the geographic regions listed below.
  • Share foundation’s Mobility Solutions and/or Women’s Empowerment vision.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit Letter of Inquiry (LOI) via given website.

Eligible Countries:

  • East Africa:Kenya,Rwanda,Tanzania,Uganda
  • Central America: Guatemala,Honduras and Nicaragua

For more information, please visit http://absfoundation.org/grant-seekers/priorities/#absms

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

 


Launch Pad Accelerator Class 5 Applications for growth-stage startups

Deadline:October 2nd 2017

Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration program for growth-stage startups from emerging markets. Through this program, startups get the opportunity to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world. The program offers equity-free support, Google product credits, and an all-expense-paid training in San Francisco.

Are you up for the challenge?

Have you and your team set out to address a real challenge for your home city, country and region? Would you like to join an elite community of startups from around the world? Are you ready to scale your tech startup into a thriving, tech company with help from Google?

If you answered yes to ALL of these questions, we should work together! Apply now for Launchpad Accelerator, currently accepting applications from select countries in:

  • Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda)
  • Asia (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam)
  • Europe (Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine)
  • Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay)

Application deadline for Class 5 applications is Monday, October 2nd at 9am Pacific time. We’re looking to enter new countries and regions in future classes of Launchpad Accelerator, so if you’re not based in one of the countries above, please stay tuned!

To apply click on the link below:
https://launchpad-forms.firebaseapp.com/login

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Call for Applications: Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project in Johannesburg

Deadline: 29th September 2017

The Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) at Wits Journalism is seeking applications from African and Chinese journalists to participate in the Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project in Johannesburg in November 2017.

Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project

This will be a practical skills and training Workshop at Wits Journalism in Johannesburg, and a Fieldwork Project where participants will be given time, support and mentoring by working professional journalists to undertake an Africa-China reporting investigation in Johannesburg/Gauteng.

The premise of this Workshop is that African and Chinese journalists can work together for better results in reporting and investigating important Africa-China issues. The Project will select five African and five Chinese journalists, and will pair them together in five teams of two each based on proposals submitted by the journalists and the theme selected by each (see below). The Project will pair participants well in advance of the Workshop and give them time to communicate and familiarise with each other; the objective is for them to learn as much as possible from each other and work well together.

Workshop delegates will arrive in Johannesburg on 6 Nov. The Workshop will consist of two stages: training and skills development Workshop (around three days, 7-9 Nov.), and the Fieldwork Project (around ten days, 10-19 Nov.). During the training and skills development stage, all the workshop participants will undergo practical training as well as refine and align the investigation they will do. For the fieldwork/reporting stage of the Workshop, the Project will assign assistants from the Wits Journalism Department and working journalists as mentors to each team, who will undertake their investigation under the guidance of the following mentors who are professional and experienced journalists:

  • John Bailey (eNCA)
  • Kevin Bloom (The Daily Maverick)
  • Phillip de Wet (Mail & Guardian)
  • Carien du Plessis (freelance)
  • Richard Poplak (The Daily Maverick)

Chinese journalist Huang Hongxiang will also be available to assist the journalists during the Workshop. All five teams must complete their investigations by November 20 and present their findings to the best extent possible at the Project’s Africa-China Journalists Forum that takes place on this date at Wits University.

The Project will provide airfares, accommodation, reporting stipends and other related expenses for each participant. As this is a Reporting Workshop, applicants will be expected to include a specific Africa-China research proposal in their applications as well as select a theme from the list below. It is essential that applicants provide a reporting proposal for a topic that can practically be investigated in Johannesburg/Gauteng during the time of the Workshop and is an important Africa-China issue.

Africa-China reporting themes

The Project has selected the following options for applicants to select Africa-China reporting themes for the investigations to be undertaken as part of this Workshop (the following is a guideline that applicants can use for additional themes/ideas):

  • Industrialisation & development (e.g. implementation of the 2015 FOCAC action plan on industrialisation; special economic zones; impact of Chinese imports on Africa’s manufacturing sector; Chinese support for African industrialisation; joint programmes, projects and activities; specific cases of cooperation or successes and failures; the link between Chinese policy banks and investment in the manufacturing sector, etc.)
  • Business, the economy & trade (Africa-China business interactions; business deals and money flows; training and skills transfers; balance of trade between Africa and China; actors such as state-owned enterprises and individual enterprises and their partnership with the African corporate sector; role of financial institutions; corporate social responsibility, etc.)
  • Agriculture & food security (e.g. impact of Chinese agricultural demonstration centres in Africa; private Chinese investors in the African agricultural sector; link between China and the UN in the food and agricultural sector; Chinese support for African agriculture; joint programmes, projects and activities; specific cases of cooperation or successes and failures; training and support for African farmers and workers, etc.)
  • The environment (e.g. Africa-China cooperation on UN-led climate initiatives; wildlife poaching, trafficking and illicit trades; impact of Chinese investments on African ecologies, etc.)
  • Culture, language & education (e.g. people-to-people interactions and mechanisms; migration from China to Africa and from Africa to China; cultural assimilation and barriers; Chinese language in African schools and universities; soft power, etc.)

How to apply

African and Chinese journalists are invited to send applications addressing the requirements below in an email entitled “APPLICATION: AFRICA-CHINA REPORTING WORKSHOP 2017” to

africa-china@journalism.co.za BY NO LATER THAN 29 SEPTEMBER 2017.

Applications should contain the following:

  • Applicant CV and short personal bio (no more than 250 words)
  • List of applicant’s previous published reporting on Africa and/or Africa-China, including online links where available
  • Clear indication of which theme is preferred based on the five suggested above
  • Proposal for a relevant and specific Africa-China topic to be pursued during fieldwork/reporting stage of the Workshop. This proposal must be practical and not too broad in scope (see the Project’s guidelines [中文] for reporting grant applications that call for proposals with a relatively narrow focus around specific projects or issues)

Please take note of the following when preparing proposals:

  • Applications should be submitted in English; only MS Word or PDF formats will be accepted
  • Due to the nature of this Workshop applicants must have a reasonable English ability

For any further questions please email Project staff at africa-china@journalism.co.za.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is now accepting applications

Deadline: September 11th 2017

Eligibility: Aged 18-35

Innovative Leadership Training

Refine your leadership potential in Public Management, Business & Entrepreneurship and Civic Leadership.

 

The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya serves 14 countries in East and Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Center is overseen by Deloitte East Africa and is supported by a growing number of African and international partners.

Selected participants will engage in leadership training across three tracks of study: (1) Business and Entrepreneurship, (2) Civic Leadership, and (3) Public Management in a 4-week residential format with a focus on individual and team leadership skills, innovation, creative learning, and communication. The program’s emphasis is on interactive and experiential learning which fosters each participant’s ability to contribute both individually and in teams.

Selection Process and Criteria

Selection for participation in the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa will be conducted as a merit-based, open competition. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semi-finalists will then be interviewed before a final selection is made and an invitation to join the program is issued.

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications:

  • A demonstrated leadership in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • Active engagement in public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude.
  • A demonstrated knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the sector/track selected, and
  • A commitment to apply leadership skills and training to benefit your country and/or community after the program.

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

 

Who Should Apply?

Competition for the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is merit-based and open to young East African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are 18 to 35 years of age at the time of application submission,
  • Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Burundi, Central African Republic. Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda,
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya, and
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

Click on the link below to apply:
https://www.yalieastafrica.org/registration/public/index.php/index/index

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Apply to The Obama Fellowship Program

Deadline:6th October 2017

The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.

The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more – who are altering the civic engagement landscape. By engaging their fellow citizens to work together in new and meaningful ways, Obama Foundation Fellows will model how any individual can become an active citizen in their community.

The inaugural class of 20 Fellows will be integral to shaping the program and the community of Fellows for future years. For this first class, we’re seeking participants who are especially excited about helping us design, test, and refine the Fellowship.

Our two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow will pursue a personalized plan to leverage Fellowship resources to take their work to the next level.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Civic innovators

We’re looking for individuals who are working to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways. We are inspired by a broad vision of what it means to be “civic,” one that includes leaders tackling a range of issues, in both traditional and unconventional ways.

Discipline diverse

We need people working from all angles and with different perspectives to strengthen our communities and civic life. This fellowship is for organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more. It is for those working within systems like governments or businesses, as well as those working outside of formal institutions.

At a tipping point in their work

Successful applicants have already demonstrated meaningful impact in their communities, gaining recognition among their peers for their contributions. Now, they stand at a breakthrough moment in their careers. They’re poised to use the Fellowship to significantly advance their work, perhaps by launching new platforms, expanding to broader audiences, or taking their work to a national or global stage. If you’ve already gained global recognition for your work or if your civic innovation work has just begun, you may not be the ideal candidate for this program.

Talented, but not connected

We are committed to expanding the circle of opportunity to include new and varied voices. Thus we have a strong preference for civic innovators who are not currently connected to the networks and resources they need to advance their work. If you’re not sure whether you fit this description, feel free to apply — and make sure to articulate how the resources of the Fellowship would uniquely impact your work.

Good humans

We are building an authentic community. A strong moral character is essential for the strength of this community, the integrity of the program, and the longevity of its value. We’re seeking inspirational individuals who demonstrate humility and work collaboratively with others towards shared goals.

To apply,visit the link below:
https://www.obama.org/fellowship/apply/

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Apply to be part of the Young Professionals Program at The African Development Bank (AfDB)

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. We attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its regional member countries.

30 candidates will be recruited for the 2018 cohort.

To be eligible for the program, you should:

– Be a citizen of a regional or non-regional AfDB member country
– Be 32 years of age or younger by 31st December, 2017
– Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, with outstanding academic credentials
– Have at least 3 years work experience in the areas related to our high priority areas (Hi-5s).
– Demonstrable on-the-ground/hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries
– Have passion for Africa’s Development
– Demonstrate strengths in leadership including leading others
– Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others
– Effectively work in teams with adaptability to a diverse environment
– Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results-orientation and problem-solving capability
– Business Acumen and innovation mindset.
– Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
– Have skills that enable you work in a digital environment and embrace technology as it evolves
– Be willing to live in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire the Bank’s Headquarters, and travel to undertake country assignments.”

Apply by 11 September 2017

Details about the application process, eligibility criteria are available on the AfDB website: https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp/

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Visit these website links that provide opportunities for youth

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Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?