Are you a youth driving change in your community?Register your details with Amref Health Africa and Advocacy Accelerator

Deadline:February 12, 2018

Amref Health Africa and the Advocacy Accelerator are implementing the Youth Advocacy Project, a newly funded initiative working with youth, partners and communities to strengthen the voice, skills, and participation of youth across Kenya to advocate for youth-identified policy and resource priorities in the areas of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Young people under the age of 35 make up 70% of the Kenyan population, yet often face huge barriers to engaging with decision-makers and making the changes they seek, especially in the areas of gender equality and SRHR.  The Youth Advocacy project will work with youth across Kenya to overcome and remove these barriers in order to take advantage of the huge opportunities that currently exist for youth to shift Kenya’s political landscape.

Amref Health Africa are looking for youth advocates who are driving change in their community.Register your details by clicking on the link below:
http://youthadvocacyportal.com/ 

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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Call for Proposals by UN Climate Resilience Initiative and InsuResilience

Deadline: Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 at 20:00:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Developing countries, and particularly the poorest and most vulnerable communities, are disproportionately affected by climate change. Exposure to shocks, such as floods and storms, and stresses such as droughts or changing rainfall patterns, can also affect those who are not poor but remain vulnerable. With the frequency of such events set to rise with climate change, communities’ capacity to absorb climate shocks and stresses represents a key component of climate resilience.

Climate risk insurance and social protection measures can help reduce affected populations’ vulnerability to shocks and stresses. Well-designed climate risk insurance schemes, when applied as part of broader risk management strategies, can act as a buffer for people shortly after an event occurs and protect people from falling (back) into poverty. Social protection, such as cash transfers and retraining, together with a wide range of other programmes aiming to reduce poverty and vulnerability, is increasingly recognised as a tool to help communities to adapt to climate impacts. Social protection can also improve incomes in the long term.

The UN Climate Resilience Initiative and InsuResilience are seeking innovative ideas for linking climate risk insurance with other forms of social protection to further enhance communities’ ability to absorb the impacts of climate change. The contest winner will receive seed funding to implement the proposal (worth 40,000 euros) and mentoring, training and technical assistance (worth 12,000 euros).

Judging Criteria

We are calling for proposals that outline an innovative, practical solution combining climate risk insurance with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts.  Proposals could take the form of new schemes, products or methodologies or build on existing approaches.

This contest seeks proposals that:

  • Are linked to a specific context;
  • Highlight how the proposed innovation will enhance the target group’s’ capacity to absorb and cope with climate impacts;
  • Address how long term feasibility and local ownership could be secured in the proposed approach.
  • Include a detailed budget with a timeframe for implementation (detailed budgets will be requested at semi-finalist stage).

Proposals can be at any stage of development:

  • Well thought-out ideas that require additional research, design or planning;
  • Comprehensive strategies or schemes that are ready for prototyping or implementation;
  • Initiatives and projects that have already achieved success and are ready to be scaled;
  • Best practices that need refinement or support in order to scale;
  • Methodologies for designing  or improving the design of strategies and schemes.

Judges will be asked to evaluate proposals on the following criteria:

  1. Feasibility: Feasibility of the actions proposed in the proposal. Judges with different kinds of expertise will evaluate the technical, economic, social, and political feasibility of the proposals.
  2. Impact: Impact and ability of the actions proposed to contribute to vulnerable communities’ ability to  absorb and cope with climate shocks and stresses. This includes the impact of the proposal in reaching a number of vulnerable people on the ground and the magnitude of the proposal’s impact on communities’ and individuals’ capacity to absorb.
  3. Novelty: Novelty of the proposal’s ideas. Innovative thinking and originality in a proposal will be valued more than encyclopedic knowledge.
  4. Presentation Quality: Proposals that are well-presented will be favored over those that aren’t. Presentation quality includes how well written a proposal is, how well it uses graphics or other visual elements, and how compelling are its artistic representations of possible future worlds (if any). Semi-finalists will also evaluated on the quality of the proposed detailed budget for the use of seed funding for implementation.

The Climate CoLab Impact Assessment Fellows can help you estimate the potential impact your proposal can have on preventing fatalities and damages, which the Judges will take into consideration when assessing your proposal.  See your proposal’s Impact tab for more details.

Judges will evaluate proposals, and deliberate as a group to select the Semi-Finalists, Finalists, Winners, and possibly other awardee(s) at their discretion.  Judgments of desirability are also made in the final stage of the contest, by the Climate CoLab community through popular vote, and by the Judges through their selection of the Judges’ Choice winner(s).

For the contest schedule and phases, please see the blue schedule bar on the contest.

Prizes

The Judges’ Choice Winner will be selected by the judging panel.  The UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R and InsuResilience will provide the Judges’ Choice Winner with seed funding for implementation of the proposal (worth 40,000 euros) and mentoring, training and technical assistance (worth 12,000 euros) as outlined below.
Seed funding for implementation of the winning proposal (worth 40,000 euros)
The Judges’ Choice Winner will receive seed funding to support the implementation of the winning proposal. The funding will be spent according to a budget submitted by the team, to be agreed on with the contest organisers. Budgets detailing how the seed funding would be spent will be requested from semi-finalists to the contest. The terms and conditions associated with the seed funding will be set out in an agreement with the winning team.
Mentoring, training and technical assistance (worth 12,000 euros)
Mentoring, training and technical assistance will be provided to the  Judges’ Choice Winner. Suitable mentors will be identified to support the implementation of the winning proposal, with online and face-to-face mentoring provided on a monthly basis for the duration of three months. In addition, a training and technical assistance plan will be developed with the winning team, with the support of the mentors identified. The form of support will be determined depending on the team’s needs but could include a relevant training course or a field study on a relevant topic.  The details will be set out in an agreement with the winning team.
The Judges’ Choice Winner will also receive wide recognition and visibility by MIT Climate CoLab.

The Popular Vote Winner will be chosen by popular vote, at the semi-finalist stage of the contest. The Popular Vote Winner will win an expenses-paid trip (including flight, accommodation, and meals to attend the InsuResilience Global Partnership Forum in 2018 during COP24, where the winner will be given the opportunity to present the proposal to a community of practitioners, policymakers and private sector representatives.

Additional awards and prizes may be given by either the Judges or MIT Climate CoLab in order to recognize other top proposals.  See contest rules for details.

Submit Proposals: https://climatecolab.org/contests/2017/absorbing-climate-impacts

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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Call to writers courtesy of US Embassy Nairobi

This is a call to all writers. Please register at the link below
https://tinyurl.com/yartbng3

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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OYAOP Ambassadors Program for SDGs

Oya Opportunities is one stop opportunity sharing platform made for the youth who wish to fill colors in their dreams. This platform is created mainly of the youth. Oya Opportunities believes the mantra to success is “opportunity at correct time and hard-work”, so this platform is created so that no youth has to terminate their dreams due to lack of information about opportunities. Hence, Oya Opportunities is a global platform for connecting the active and ambitious youths of today with the opportunities around the world. Oya has been working in more than 45 different countries with the help of Ambassadors and are connecting to more than 1 million youths with the help of our platform.

Oyaop Ambassadors Program is a platform where active youths from various corner of the world are selected as the country representative. These Ambassadors have some responsibilities as well as some benefits.

Who is eligible??

  • Active and ambitious youth
  • Can be committed for at least 1 year of period
  • Should be capable to aid the concept of Oyaop
  • Have good social profile

Ambassadors Responsibilities *

The major responsibilities of the Ambassador are listed below

  • Promote Oyaop-themed content
  • Help in organizing the event organized by Oyaop
  • Assist in leading the Oyaop group and other management-related discussions.
  • Update the Oyaop page/group regularly.
  • Generate new concept for the promotion and management of Oyaop.
  • Promote UN SDGs in your country and region

*The details of responsibilities will be mailed upon your selection

How will Ambassadors be benefited?

All Oyaop Ambassadors will receive the following benefits:

  • Special recognition in our ambassadors page.
  • Direct access to the Oyaop team and conference organizing team.
  • Recommendation letter from Oyaop.
  • The most active Ambassador will receive Ambassador of the year award.
  • Yearly meeting of Ambassadors.
  • Access to a global publishing platform and distribution system.
  • Priority assistance from the Oyaop team.
  • Receive scholarships to attend Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp organized by Oyaop in different nations.
  • Receive scholarships to attend Oyaop partner organization’s events.
  • Opportunity to be involved in the Oyaop core team.

 

To be an ambassador,click on the link below to apply
http://oyaop.com/oyaop-ambassadors-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 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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World Youth Essay Competition

1700 USD Grand Prize | Submit your essay online!

Topic and Criteria

The WYEC 2018 gives you the unique opportunity to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most! There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as

  • aspects of society
  • environmental issues
  • science and technology
  • global affairs
  • and more.

The essay has to be between one to eight pages in the English language. You can also use pictures and graphics in your essay to visualize your words. Please submit your essay as PDF file (preferred). The WYEC 2018 jury judges each essay individually based on various criteria which may include creativity, writing style, knowledge skills and more. The WYEC 2018 Finalists will answer three short questions towards personality and achievements: The jury selects the winners based on your essay and your personality!

Eligibility | Who can participate?

All high school and university students can participate in the WYEC 2018 international essay competition. The WYEC 2018 is open to students from all countries! Every student is welcomed to submit his essay. Because WYEC 2018 wants to encourage students from certain countries, the jury gives special attention to submission from these countries:

Nepal, India, Mauritius, Germany, Thailand, Gambia, Philippines, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Zambia, Indonesia, Morocco, France, Brazil.

If you are from one of these countries, you have a great chance to become a finalist and we highly encourage you to participate in WYEC 2018!

Prizes and Awards

The jury receives many outstanding submissions from all around the world. The WYEC awards honor a variety of excellent essays from exceptional youths and students.

WYEC Grand Prize 2018

The overall best submission receives the WYEC Grand Prize 2018 of 1700 USD. The exceptional student that receives the WYEC Grand Prize will be invited to Germany for a special winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered! In Germany, you will meet with current international leaders and professionals.

WYEC 2. Prize and 3. Prize

The second and third best submissions receive the WYEC 2. prize and 3. prize of 2018. The award honors your extraordinary writing style and your creative mind. The 2. Prize and 3. Prize Winners will also be featured in one of the world’s most notable youth journals: You will be interviewed by journalists towards your motivation to inspire other youths around the world!

10x Award of Excellence

The jury selects ten submissions for exceptional creativity, knowledge or language skills. You will receive the WYEC Award of Excellence to obtain encouragement and honor for your future achievements and professional career.

All Finalists

All finalists will receive a special WYEC finalists certificate with honorable jury notes.

All Participants
All participants will receive a WYEC 2018 participation certificate.
Timeline and Deadlines
 01.1.2018 | Submission Opens
You have now time to collect your ideas, to be creative and to write your essay. You can submit your essay online via the submission form here: Submit Essay. You have time to submit your essay until 31. March 2018 at 23:59 UTC+0 time.
 31.3.2018 | Submission Deadline
The WYEC 2018 jury reads all essays and makes a careful evaluation based on your submission. The jury will determine the finalists of WYEC 2018 until 19. April 2018.
 09.4.2018 | Announcement of Finalists
WYEC 2018 is about the story and the person behind it! In the second stage, all finalists will answer three short question so that the jury learns more about your personality, your achievements, and your talent!
 31.5.2018 | Deadline for Finalist Questions
The WYEC jury will make a final decision based on your essay and your answers to nominate the Grand Prize Winner, 2. Prize, 3. Prize and ten Awards of Excellence.
 11.6.2018 | Announcement of Winners
The winners will receive their awards and jury feedback. The Grand Prize Winner will be invited to Germany for a special WYEC 2018 winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered!
until 30.9.2018 | Grand Winner Ceremony
Click on the link below to submit
http://wyec2018.glsci.org/submit

 

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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Apply to attend UNLEASH 2018 in Singapore

The 2018 Program will be held in Singapore, and the innovation lab will run from May 30 – June 6, 2018.
The next cohort of talents can apply for UNLEASH 2018 at www.unleash.org.
This year we are looking for more young people, who are committed to creating positive change and help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. You can read more about the requirements for becoming a talent at www.unleash.org/sdg-talents.

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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Apply to attend the 8th African Conference of Sexual and Reproductive Health in South Africa

SRHR Africa Trust  will be supporting Young Leaders to attend the 8th African Conference of Sexual and Reproductive Health 12 – 16 February 2018, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
The SRHR Africa Trust (formerly known as the Southern African AIDS Trust – SAT) through its Regional Youth Hub Programme (#SAT4YOUTH) supports the meaningful engagement of young leaders and activists in key policy, decision-making spaces and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) platforms.
As part of the #SAT4YOUTH #NextGeneration capacity building programme, SAT will support two youth from Africa who are aged (18-25 years) to attend the 8th African Conference of Sexual and Reproductive Health (12 – 16 February 2018) which will be held in Johannesburg. This is a fully-funded opportunity which covers travel costs, accommodation and conference registration to represent SAT and youth in Africa.
To apply;
 You must be a member of SAT Regional Youth Hub, to register https://form.myjotform.com/72322552090549
 Submit proof of abstract submission or invitation letter.
 Two page CV including date of birth, nationality and two contactable references.
 Motivation letter detailing your interest/ work in SRHR, how you will contribute to the conference and how your participation will lead to SRHR activism/ advocacy post the conference.
 Copy of a valid passport for travel.
Applications (supporting documents listed) should be directed to choonara@satregional.org before 26th January 2018.
*Only successful applicants will be notified and are required to adhere to SAT’s travel agreements i.e. procedures and guidelines for participating in conferences/ policy platforms.

 

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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Nominate a lady or a girl to receive The Zuri Award

Do you know any ladies or girls creating a positive change through work in their communities or Inspiring other women through exceptional displays of leadership or Rising against all odds and being courageous in the face of adversity?

Go Gaga Experiential inaugurated the Zuri Awards in 2017 to recognize and support exceptional women who are dedicated to:

1. Creating positive change through work in their communities;
2. Inspiring other women through exceptional displays of leadership;
3. Rising against all odds and being courageous in the face of adversity.

The Zuri Awards involves a series of awareness generating activities that lead up to a Gala Award on March 9th which marks International Women’s Day.

The awards are open to individuals, NGOs and corporates. Individuals can either self nominate or nominate a woman, corporate organization, or NGO that they feel deserve recognition for their achievements. The selection criteria for nominations are as follows:

1. Running projects that have an impact on women’s livelihoods;
2. Taking risks to change existing social and/or cultural norms;
3. Standing up for what the individual or organization believes in.

The Zuri Awards will be judged by a panel of five jurors and given in the following categories:

1. Corporate Award: Open only to organizations that are for profit and that work towards gender parity within their organization or as their CSR agenda
2. NGO Award: Open only to NGO’s that work towards gender parity
3. Leadership Award: Open to individuals
4. Innovation Award: Open to individuals
5. Impact Award: Open to individuals

Watch the amazing stories of the Zuri Awards 2017 Winners and Nominees: http://iwd.gogagaexp.com

Nominate the lady or girl of your choice by clicking on the link below and enter their details
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXjUwUdHo0UvvYqpiTqHHk2cehlUto21L_oxDD8Fi_phqDSw/viewform?c=0&w=1

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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[Register] 2nd AYM Retreat & Youth Empowerment Forum 2018, Accra – GHANA

Deadline for Registration: 20th Feb 2018.

Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) afrikayouthmovement.org is a pan-African, action-oriented, youth-led movement that strives for the participation, development and leadership of African youth to transform Africa and achieve their rights to peace, equality and social justice. AYM has become a strong political youth voice in Africa’s debate on youth and development. We are now a global African community of more than 10,000 organizations, youth activists, scholars, citizens and survivors from more than 40 countries.

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Last year, we established a groundbreaking model of youth forums that started in Nairobi, Kenya on 20 March 2017 and brought together 80 youth leaders of grassroots initiatives from 20 countries. Please read Forum report here https://goo.gl/Pcp15f. Following the forum, our members launched hubs in Ghana and Democratic Republic of Congo and replicated the forum model in Nigeria and Uganda and spent 2017 spreading our vision of pan-Africanism, campaigning and standing in solidarity with our members in Togo, Cameroon and Libya. Read more about our members actions on 2017 newsletter https://goo.gl/dn2NbU

This year, we are organizing our 2nd Youth Empowerment Forum on the International Mother Earth Day, in Accra, Ghana, on 22nd April, 2018. We aim to host the event at the University of Ghana, gathering +100 participants and giving them a platform to question, brainstorm and critically address global agenda from the lens of Africa’s agenda; most importantly examine the role of the youth in creating the Africa We Want and engage with different stakeholders. African youth have an important role to play in pushing governments to formulate comprehensive policies and incorporate the agenda into national development strategies. The mantra of “Leave No One Behind” means the inclusion of all especially the poorest and most marginalized, youth, women and children. Following up on last year forum, we will focus on the agreed intersection of the two agendas; (1) Governance and Leadership (2) Peace and Justice (3) Employment (4) Education (5) Health (6) Agriculture (7) Youth and Women Empowerment.

Prior to the forum, we will convene for AYM’s 2018 Retreat reflecting on the impact of AYM on African Youth and evaluating our engagements with United Nations, African Union and Country Hubs. The Retreat will take place 18 – 21 April, 2018 . AYM retreat will be 4 days strategic and evaluation meeting, gathering 40 AYM members (old and new) to strategize and co-create ways to strengthen our continental youth led movement (limited spaces).

NOTE: AYM does NOT provide funds to cover the travels and accommodation for participants but you can request a sponsorship letter to fundraise for your participation.

For Participants based in Ghana, 10 USD participation fees will be applied and $30 for other African delegates.

To apply click on the link below
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLZpkLnW5A5wfG8IPumCA4u-nhJsMdn3YqAWdAWtaeg_lXiA/viewform

Email: info@afrikayouthmovement.org for all inquiries and further information.

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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Call to all Film Makers and Students by US Embassy Nairobi.Sign up

Are you a film student or professional.US Embassy Nairobi is looking for you.Kindly sign up by clicking the link below
https://tinyurl.com/yayt3qfj

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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DFID Call for Applications: Kenya Jobs for Youth Programme

The United Kingdom will provide up to £5M over 3 years to support an innovative, market-led youth employment programme that seeks to improve economic opportunities for youth in Kenya.

Through a flexible fund facility, the programme will test innovative projects that show potential for large-scale impact in creating new productive jobs for young men and women, with the ambition that proven concepts will be scaled-up either by DFID under a subsequent business case, or by other stakeholders.

High-potential projects will be selected under three categories, and awarded an initial grant of up to £100,000 each over 9 – 12 months. Projects that show positive progress will be awarded a second round of grant to further demonstrate sustained potential. DFID Kenya will hire a fund manager to support implementation of the programme including pre-screening calls for proposals, as well as offering coordination and M&E support.

Deadline:Thu 28 February 2018
Start Date of Project: 1st September 2018

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply using DFID supplier portal.

For more information visit:https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/pages/public/supplier/publicbulletin/viewPublicNotice.cmd?bm90aWNlSWQ9NzEyNjA%3D

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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Apply to attend Kenya’s National Volunteer Program courtesy of Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is recruiting recent university graduates 21-30 years of age ,to volunteer for at least 6 months in counties across Kenya.

Deadline:16th February 2018

To apply,visit www.g-united.or.ke

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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 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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Apply to attend The East African Youth Summit 2018 in Kigali,Rwanda

The 2018 East African Regional Youth Summit is one of the initiatives aiming at contributing youth inclusiveness, understanding and full participation in the EAC related matters. This is a scaling up effort as similar conferences have been held in Kenya and Uganda [in 2014 and 2015 respectively] under agenda of Climate Change and 400 youth participated. The conference motto was; “we speak to be heard, we act to demonstrate and we start to be followed-EAC let’s go green”.

The main goal of 2018 East African Youth Summit is to offer a platform to the East African youth to engage and enlighten themselves with vast understanding on EAC related matters and enhance their fully participation and therefore tap the opportunities availed by EAC integration process.

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The 2018 East African Regional Youth Summit aims at bringing 400 youth across East African countries to Kigali, Rwanda for four days summit in April, 2018. The contribution of this summit is to tackling current global and East Africa region challenges such as SDG’s, migration, unemployment, the rise of violent extremism, youth participation and engagement, innovation and technology, elections to list a few. The following tentative topics are expected to be presented and discussed;
1) The unemployment among the EAC youth and the future ahead
2) Peace and security threats and the role of youth in East African region
3) Technology and innovation-the hopes of the East African youth
4) The young women and the gender equality space across East Africa region
5) The role and contribution of youth in the governance of East African governments

East African Regional Youth Summit theme; “Youth and East Africanzation Bretix lessons for deeper integration”

Whilst the aftershock of the Brexit is still rumbling in Europe, it is important for Youth in the East African Community to reflect critically on the same as they contemplate the future of the EAC. It is meaningful for youth in East Africa to unearth the crucial lessons from the Brexit and be able to contribute to policy discussions inherent in the EAC regional integration processes.

To apply click on this link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2eXmAfSDQ3KaafxOHL6MG6L9TWGDEzq-_oNgDIPyl2PsTJw/viewform

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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Apply to attend The Next Generation Leadership Program in Meru County courtesy of IPI

ngl.jpgOur next Next Generation Leadership Program will be held from February 4th to 8th February, 2018 at International Peace Intitiatives ,Tiriji ,Meru County, Kenya. We work with young people to find who they are, discover their life’s purpose and choose the direction they wish their lives to take.

What kind of leader are you?

If you are coming from around Tharaka Nithi County and Meru County and have not applied yet, you may probably be missing an opportunity to connect with yourself, a space to define and tap into critical values that under-gird your life and most interestingly connect to attributes that enable you to live a life you enjoy living!

Visit the youtube link for more information:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oif9sgWuWqM

Apply here:https://2018ngl.wufoo.com/forms/z15bm8b503zvygb/

To find, discover and choose these is to find true joy in life:
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicator

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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Mobile Learning Week 2018 courtesy of UNESCO

Mobile Learning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference. Mobile Learning Week 2018 is being organized in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for ICT. The event will be held from 26 to 30 March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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The 2018 event will be organized under the theme “Skills for a connected world”. Participants will exchange knowledge about the ways governments and other stakeholders can define and achieve the skills-related targets specified by Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4).Expression of interest and submissions of papers have been extended to 26 January 2018.

Submit Symposium Proposal(link is external)     /     Submit Workshop Proposal

The conference, consisting of four related sub-events, will facilitate actions to:

  • Define and mainstream digital skills in education;
  • Innovate skills provision for jobs in the digital economy;
  • Close inequalities and gender divides in digital skills; and
  • Map and anticipate the changing needs for digital skills.

The sub-themes and sub-events of the conference are explained in detail in the concept note. Overall, Mobile Learning Week 2018 will provide a platform to share exemplary practices in mobile learning, with a specific focus on blending ‘non-digital’ education approaches and mobile learning applications in order to reduce inequality, spur innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and bridge formal and non-formal systems.

Programme

  • Workshops – Monday 26 March

The Workshops will facilitate demonstrations of innovative policies, research, projects, and mobile learning solutions. Workshop presenters will be selected from wide range of international organizations, NGOs, governmental agencies, and academic institutions that are implementing digital skills development programmes. Sixteen workshops will be conducted.

  • Symposium – Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March

The Symposium forms the core of Mobile Learning Week and will feature opening and closing remarks from UNESCO, ITU and other partner organizations, keynote speeches, high‐level plenary addresses, and over 60 breakout sessions.

  • Policy Forum – Thursday 29 March

The Policy Forum will offer a platform to discuss the different pathways that governments are using to support the development of the digital skills required in the digital economy.

► Download the Policy Forum agenda.

  • Strategy Labs – Friday 30 March

Strategy Labs will be hosted by UNESCO and ITU partner organizations to help guide the conceptualization and refinement of projects for defining frameworks, assessing digital skills across groups and across time, and anticipating the changing needs for digital skills.

Documents:

Announcing: Call for proposals – Successful Collaboration Across Sectors for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

The deadline for proposals to be submitted has been extended to 21 January 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Are you part of an inspirational collaboration across sectors and that has resulted in solutions and achieved success for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health?

PMNCH has launched a global call for proposals to find out what countries are experiencing as they collaborate across sectors? What innovative practices are emerging which enable this collaboration? What are the impacts? What can we learn? We seek proposals to develop case studies from low-, middle-, and high-income countries that will provide inspiration, insight, and ideas into what worked and why, as well as the challenges addressed, in collaborating across sectors. To be eligible the collaboration must also address at least one of the six EWEC priority themes:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Adolescent Health and Well-Being
  • Quality, Equity and Dignity in Services
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Empowerment of Women, Girls and Communities
  • Be undertaken in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings with women, children and/or adolescents as a target population

Twelve inspiring examples of collaborations across sectors designed to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health will be selected for development as a case study. They will also be included as a special issue of a leading global health journal, and launched at the 2018 Partners’ Forum, an important advocacy moment in the EWEC calendar. The case studies will be widely profiled, promoted and disseminated through traditional and digital media channels.

Find out more


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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Call for Proposals: Critical/Feminist African Development Project

We invite proposals for a new project on development policies and initiatives of governments and policy institutions across Africa in the immediate post-independence period. The project, Post-Colonialisms Today, will apply feminist and heterodox approaches to economics to recover the key policies that sought to address the material, cultural, and spiritual limitations imposed by colonial regimes, and identify ideas that can be usefully adapted to on-going development challenges in Africa.

We welcome proposals from African scholars and activist intellectuals to join this project. Up to USD 5000 will be offered to support the fulfillment of each accepted proposal. In addition to considerations of merit and relevance, proposals must show a feminist as well as heterodox approach to analysis of social and economic development. For more info, please visit the project site (https://postcolonialisms.regionsrefocus.org/), or see the full Call for Proposals and concept note.

Proposal abstracts of approximately 500 words must be sent no later than 26 January 2018 to: postcolonialismstoday@regionsrefocus.org. Please include your full name, affiliation, and contact information. Selected proposals will be announced in February 2018.

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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Call for Applications:2nd Annual General Assembly Meeting of the African Youth Commission.

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 African Youth Commission (AYC) officially announces #AYCGA2018: The African Youth Commission’s Annual General Assembly Meeting.  The second edition of #AYCGA is scheduled to take place in Victoria Falls, Republic of Zimbabwe from 23rd to 27th of March, 2018. We would be delighted to host you and request your valuable inputs to the theme of the meeting ‘Championing Youth Oriented Agenda for the Promotion of African Unity and Development’ and conversations at this year’s meeting.

This year, under the patronage of Honourable Patrick Zhuwao, the Minister of Labour and Social Services of Zimbabwe, the GA will bring together 100 delegates from Africa and Diaspora for a very extraordinary session. Delegates will participate in a pre-youth forum to discuss the role of young people in contributing to the attainment of African Union Vision: ‘’Integrated, prosperous & peaceful Africa driven by its own citizens & representing a dynamic force in the global arena’’. The pre session will allow delegates from Africa and Diaspora to work in a seven-committee team on Agenda 2063 Aspirations:

  1. A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development
  2. An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance
  3. An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law
  4. A peaceful and secure Africa
  5. An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, values and ethics
  6. An Africa where development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of its women and youth
  7. Africa as a strong, united and influential global player and partner

If you would like to attend,kindly click on the link below to apply:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOf9gWc5Zj1a6F5roaISdFimh0uePyoV9yOQnFhiMjyc0YAg/viewform

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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Apply Online Now: Opportunity for TWO Young People to Join the FP 2020 Reference Group 2018

Calling All Young Family Planning Champions:

FP2020 Now Accepting Applications for 

Reference Group Youth Members

Application deadline: January 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EST/2 p.m. GMT

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The fundamental right of individuals (including young people) to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children to have is central to the vision and goals of FP2020.

Yet today, many of the more than one billion young people (ages 10-24) living in the 69 FP2020 focus countries do not have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care programs that meet their needs and empower them to determine matters related to their sexuality for themselves. Unfortunately, many young people are prevented from accessing and using modern forms of contraception due to discrimination, stigma, and a lack of information.

FP2020 is seeking applicants interested in a leadership role in the movement to provide insights and expertise to address these challenges and to strengthen young people’s voice and participation within the partnership. Successful candidates will be family planning champions in their country and well-connected to national, regional and/or global networks committed to ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and adolescents.

Please see below for more information. Click here to apply.

About FP2020 Reference Group

FP2020 is governed by the Reference Group, which sets the overall strategic direction and drives coordination among the partnership’s stakeholders. Reference Group members are drawn from governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, donor agencies, and the private sector, and are accountable for ensuring that 120 million more women and girls have access to voluntary family planning information, services and contraceptives by the year 2020. Serving as a Reference Group member offers a unique opportunity for meaningful participation for young people at the highest level of FP2020’s governance.

More information about adolescents, youth and family planning can be found here.

Position Description

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is accepting applications for two young people to join our Reference Group, which provides leadership and oversight across the FP2020 partnership’s efforts and currently comprises 23 members representing multi-lateral organizations, civil society, governments, and the private sector.

The Youth Representative Seat on the FP2020 Reference Group is intended to incorporate the perspectives of young people and provide an opportunity for meaningful participation at the highest levels of FP2020’s governance. The two individuals selected through this process will participate in all Reference Group activities and share the seat during in-person meetings.

The Youth Reference Group Members will serve as a critical link between FP2020 and networks of adolescents and young people in the family planning community. Successful candidates will have the ability to articulate insights that reflect a strong understanding of issues, concerns, and opportunities that are unique to young people and adolescents.

Eligibility Criteria

The Youth Representatives on the Reference Group must be filled by individuals who:

  • Are a member of at least one youth network engaged in work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people, specifically related to ensuring the right to contraceptives;
  • Born after January 1, 1990 (in the year 2020 you must be 30 or younger);
  • Are able to serve for a two-year period;
  • Are available to participate in two annual Reference Group meetings each year and an additional 1-2 global convenings each year (approximately 3 weeks of travel per year);
  • Are from one of FP2020’s focus countries.

Qualities

To successfully serve on the Reference Group, applicants should demonstrate the following qualities and capabilities:

  • Proven advocate for family planning both in their own country and globally;
  • Well-versed in sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, especially those related to young people and family planning;
  • Well-connected to youth networks and organizations in their own country and globally;
  • Comfortable voicing their perspective and the perspective of other young people amongst high-level leaders in the family planning community;
  • Prepared to present ideas and solutions to the major challenges impacting adolescent and youth access and use of contraception.

Please complete the following application using this link or by submitting all application materials by email to youth@familyplanning2020.org by January, 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET/2 p.m. GMT

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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Be part of the Greenovation Startup Challenge 2018

Do you believe that you have the next big innovative agribusiness idea that will transform the agricultural sector?
Be part of the Greenovation Startup Challenge 2018 for a chance to win funding and mentorship.
Submit your proposal to agribusiness@strathmore.edu before 31st January 2018
Click here for more information -> https://goo.gl/MZVxQ4

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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