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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020-2021 at McGill University

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications are invited for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020-2021 at McGill University. The McGill University and the Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
This scholarship program is designed to sponsor outstanding, community engaged students to attend university who otherwise would not have the opportunity, thereby, fostering the development of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition to financial support, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities. This application is for MASTER’s (non-thesis) applicants only.

To be eligible for consideration for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Master’s Program at McGill, you must:

  • Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University (see Program List);
  • Have never registered for/completed any graduate studies;
  • Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member from the department you wish to apply to;
  • Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see List of Eligible Countries);
  • Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  • Have an intent to return to your country immediately upon the completion of your degree with the goal of transforming your community through social and economic development;
  • Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country;
  • Must be less than 35 years old at the time of application


Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021 for emerging leaders to study at the University of Columbia (Fully Funded)

The application for the 2020-2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program is now open.
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University brings together rising leaders from around the world who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges in their communities, countries and regions. Over the course of an academic year, the Obama Foundation Scholars will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills and to build new capacities and networks that will accelerate their impact in their home countries.

Eligibility Requirements

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from around the world who meet the following criteria:
  • Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
  • Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “tipping point” in their careers
  • Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
  • Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamwork

Scholar Benefits

  • Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City
  • A furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University
  • All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University
  • Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program
  • Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities
  • Leadership development programming led by the Obama Foundation that will help scholars gain the real-world skills, tools and experiences to expand the impact of their work when they return home


A complete application, submitted entirely online, includes the following materials:

Complete online application form

Resume/curriculum vitae

The resume/curriculum vitae should be a chronological listing of your employment and academic history, and other significant activities, including any awards, publications, or other achievements․

Personal video statement

The personal video statement should be a short video (no longer than five minutes in length) introducing the applicant and their work to the selection committee. Applicants will upload their video statement to a video hosting service, like YouTube or Vimeo, and will include a link to their video in the online application. Additional information on the requirements for the personal video statement can be found in the online application.

Responses to short essay questions

The short essay questions help the selection committee understand the applicant’s work, their motivation and how the program fits into their career trajectory. Applicants will submit their essay questions in the online application.

Proof of English proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting scores from one of three exams: The internet-based or paper-based exams of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). No other exams will be accepted.
This requirement is waived for applicants who:
  • have completed an undergraduate degree – not a master’s or graduate degree – in a country where English is an official language;
  • have previously taken the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exams in the last five years and scored at or above the minimum requirement of 100 (TOEFL-IBT), 600 (TOEFL-PBT), 7.0 (IELTS), or 68 (PTE Academic). If applicants qualify for a waiver under this exception, they must upload a scanned copy of their score report to the online application to ensure their application is eligible for review. If they did not score at or above the required minimum or no longer have a copy of their old results, they must retake an English proficiency exam.
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Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2019 for Professional Artisans (€50,000 Euros cash prize)

Deadline: October 30, 2019

The Loewe Foundation launches the fourth edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. The Loewe Foundation seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft.
The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the Loewe Foundation aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.


  • The prize awarded to the winner is €50,000 Euros in cash
  • The shortlisted and winning works will feature in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Paris in Spring 2020


  • All participants must be professional artisans 18 years or older
  • Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’)
  • All nationalities are welcome

All entries should

  • Fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.
  • Be an original work, handmade or partly handmade
  • Have been created in the last five years
  • Be one-of a-kind
  • Have won no prizes previously
  • Demonstrate artistic intent

Make sure the work:

  • Demonstrates artistic intent in addition to technical proficiency
  • Is an original piece, handmade or partly handmade
  • Is recently created (in the last five years), and one-of-a-kind, and has not won any prizes previously
  • Is innovative, in the sense that it updates tradition
  • Falls within an area of the applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.


Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa 2019 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: August 13, 2019
Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, is looking for journalists based anywhere in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means.
Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the scheme, signing an agreement to this effect. These elements include:
The production of stories on illicit financial flows
A mentoring support scheme that will help produce these stories
Intensive training on reporting illicit finance with a workshop from 22 – 23 October 2019
Attendance of a two-day conference related to illicit financial flows in Cape Town as part of the workshop


  • If selected, you will take part in one intensive workshop (5 days) covering illicit finance, reporting on companies, accounts and budgets, and investigative techniques. The Workshop will take place in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • During the workshop you will also attend a two-day conference related to illicit financial flows. Being at the conference will allow you access to leading experts on illicit financial flows.
  • You will propose one or more story ideas that you wish to work on within the scheme – we will provide experienced journalists to help you pursue your stories right up to publication/broadcast.
  • You will have exclusive access to expertise through our network of illicit finance experts.
  • You will also have access to story ideas and editorial advice, and will be invited to share your own expertise with participants from other regions.


  • Successful applicants will receive a full bursary that will cover air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, local transfers and meals. Please note that you need to check visa requirements and ensure you have the necessary documentation required. The cost of your visa and any other related costs will be the responsibility of the participant.
  • If you should be selected for the mentoring programme, the maximum story grant they can provide is USD 500. Please note that grants awarded vary depending on the anticipated resources required to complete the story. Any proposed costs without a detailed explanation will not be considered.


  • Open to journalists with at least two years of professional experience and fluent English
  • It is an advantage if you are familiar with investigative journalism, reporting on finances and/or dealing with numbers more generally, but if you have a strong motivation to learn about and understand these issues then we will consider your application. Early career journalists are invited to apply
  • You must be able to spend significant time working on illicit finance stories
  • Both freelancers and staff journalists may apply. Journalists working for a news organisation will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to take their work
  • Journalists working in any medium or multiple media are welcome to apply (print, online, radio or television)
  • Journalists should be based in Africa and working for one or more African media organisations
  • Journalists applying must have fluent English
  • Please note that if you have previously attended a Wealth of Nations programme at any point or a TRF training in the last 12 months you are not eligible for this course


  • Have the following ready before you begin your application:
  • Two work samples
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation and confirming that they will publish any story produced through the programme.

Click here to apply
For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The Alongside Wildlife Foundation announces 2019 Request for Proposals

Deadline: 8 November 2019

The Alongside Wildlife Foundation has announced a Request for Proposals specifically for projects that are led by or will increase involvement of minorities and members of marginalized groups in wildlife conservation.
The Alongside Wildlife Foundation has awarded over $10,000 to wildlife conservation projects around the world.

Beyond the overarching goal, the Alongside Wildlife Foundation will support projects that involve:
collecting data (including basic natural history information) that can inform plans that allow people to live alongside wildlife;
communicating science to communities with the goal of reducing human/wildlife conflict, and/or;
implementing science-based strategies for living alongside wildlife populations.

The Alongside Wildlife Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity supported by a grassroots network of people passionate about wildlife. Through research and outreach, they promote science-based solutions for living alongside wildlife in perpetuity.

Funding Information
The Foundation anticipates providing up to $10,000 to 1-2 projects.

How to Apply

Get a Chance to Explore planned Project with ZIS Foundation Travel Grant

Deadline: 15 February 2020
Do you want to discover the world? if yes, then ZIS Foundation Travel grant is the right choice.
ZIS Foundations is currently inviting applications for Young people across the world who want to go travelling off the beaten track with an independently planned project. As, it is their journey, they have to decide which travel topic will best suit them. whether It’s art, nature, politics or sports.

zis wants to enable young people to prove themselves outside school standards and to autonomously shape their own projects. zis is first and foremost an experiential learning concept. Intercultural education plays a part just as the desire to make young people more autonomous. On the other hand zis scholarships have enabled many young people to travel who could not have afforded it otherwise.

About 30 volunteer mentors from various professions work for the zis Foundation. Most of them have gone on a zis journey themselves. their tasks include the selection and supervision of the travel projects. they meet every year in March to select the new travel projects and discuss the previous year’s trips.

Funding Information
The foundation will give 600 euros totally independent of their academic achievement, their parents or nationality.

Before the Journey

  • If application is shortlisted, They will no longer be on their own in the further preparation of their trip. They will be supported and personally mentored by a person who has extensive experience with zis journeys. They will give them tips, answer their questions and, ultimately, approve their scholarship as soon as their plans have matured.

During the Journey

  • As soon as they ‘ve started their journey, They ’ll have to stand on their own two feet. They’ll organise their time, manage their expenses and find their contacts. Their topic will be their key to the country and its people. They will gather impressions and experiences and visit people who have something to say about their topic. They’ll see how it’s possible to immerse themselves in the culture of their host country in only 4 weeks. Their travel diary, in which they’ll capture their daily impressions, will be their constant companion.

After the Journey

  • After their return, they‘ll have three months to summarise their impressions and experiences in a project report, a piece of art or craft or an alternative documentation. They should report on what they discovered about their topic on the journey, and how the trip changed their perspective and views. they can be creative and illustrate their topic with pictures or other material. Producing an artistic piece of work is another great way of capturing their experiences and questions surrounding their journey topic.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be 16 and 20 years old;
  • Applicants can be from all nationalities.

How to Apply

Future for Nature Awards for Conservationists 2020 (Up to €50,000)

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Are you a passionate conservationist with unlimited dedication and willpower to protect species of wild animals and plants? Are you under 35 years old? Apply now for the Future for Nature Awards 2020.
The Future For Nature Foundation (FFN) supports young, talented, and ambitious nature conservationists committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants. They believe in the power of the individual. Therefore, they select a new generation of nature conservationists worldwide who they believe make the difference for the future of nature. Natural leaders who inspire and with their drive and ‘stubbornness’ achieve impressive results. Annually, they put three of these promising young people in the spotlight.


  • The winners each receive 50,000 Euros and the prestigious FFN Award during their annual flagship Award event. The winners may spend the money at their own discretion in the service of nature conservation; after all, they know better than anyone where the money is most needed. Future For Nature offers much more than just one-off financial support.
  • Winning the FFN Award gives the winners international recognition for their work and opens doors that were previously closed.
  • FFN offers the winners a platform and brings their stories to the attention of conservationists, financiers and a wide audience, allowing them to increase their impact and gain more access to funds.
  • They also give the (former) winners an extra stage via the Future For Nature Academy. This is an independently functioning committee, which now works in 8 cities for and by students with the aim of inspiring students to become active in nature conservation and to offer them resources such as lectures, networking and workshops.
  • FFN is building a growing community of (previous) winners, dedicated men and women who inspire each other and form a family of like-minded people. FFN offers them the opportunity to meet each other and continue to learn with each other in order to continue their fight for nature as efficiently and effectively as possible.

The candidate:

  • Should not be older than 35 years and no younger than 18 years on April 30, 2020.
  • Has achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal and/or plant species or for a specific population of one or more animal and/or plant species.
  • Has demonstrated commitment, determination and passion for conservation work.
  • Has demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurship in his/her conservation work.
  • Has been creative and innovative in his/her work.
  • Has demonstrated to be (cost) effective and integer in the conservation work performed.
  • Must be determined to continue his/her conservation work, as the Award aims to stimulate the winner’s future work. It is not an “end of career” prize.
  • Is proficient in English to be able to reach a large audience.


Thomson Foundation’s Young Journalist Award 2019 is now open

Deadline: 16 August 2019
The Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is seeking applications for its Young Journalist Award 2019.

The Thomson Foundation annual journalism competition dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious journalists from across the globe.

As they invite entries for the prestigious Young Journalist Award, they shine the spotlight on the work of three former Young Journalist Award winners from Russia, Syria and Sudan who show unprecedented resolve to defend media freedom.


  • AGE: Entrants must be 30 years of age or under on 26th November, 2019.
  • LOCATION: For the purpose of this competition the “developing world” is defined as countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) of $20,000 or less. Entrants should be from a country that meets the GNI criteria and reporting from/in that country or, if not in their country of origination, in another country fitting the same GNI criteria.
  • LANGUAGE: Entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.
  • VERIFICATION: Entries should be accompanied by a letter from the applicant’s current editor, on headed company notepaper verifying that it is the published work of the entrant.

How to Apply

United Republic of Tanzania: Volunteer Country Liaison

Organization: Nobeah Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Aug 2015


The Nobeah Foundation is the not-for-profit counterpart of Nobeah Technologies Ltd.,a technology company focusing on technology with deep potential for social impact as well as the strong growth prospects required for sustainability. The innovative technology developed by Nobeah Technologies Ltd. targets transformative change, aiming to dramatically impact areas such as literacy, and health care. But in addition to these immediate potential impacts, Nobeah's core values are to seek deeply insightful solutions that reach the heart of social challenges, changing the very equations so that they solve themselves in a sustainable way. The Nobeah Foundation was created to distribute technologies from Nobeah Technologies Ltd. on a subsidized or free basis where those technologies could have dramatic impact.

Across Africa the Nobeah Foundation will raise money from both local and international donors to sponsor free or subsidized distribution of the technologies from Nobeah. Through these activities the foundation will achieve its goal of supporting insightful game-changing innovations that impact the very equations of human suffering and limited opportunity so solutions emerge organically, then building capacity for the solutions to sustain themselves and provide a solid platform on which further innovations may find anchor.

Some of the areas relevant to this position in which Nobeah Foundation is researching solutions are below.

· Afripad – a radically cost effective hybrid e-reader/computer set to revolutionize access to educational materials and to transform educational outcomes.

· FreeSunPower Solar Panels – a modular solution which through ease of deployment and expansion is intended to dramatically accelerate adoption of renewable energy based on solar power.

· Hybrid Grid Electrification with Nobeah's Renewable Energy Solutions – a mini grid solution intended to accelerate rural electrification while increasing resilience. This solution also will act as the power source for the Afripad.

· Internet Caching Solution – stores (caches) internet content offline so that children in schools without any internet connectivity can still enjoy a rich educational browsing experience.

· Nobeah Distributed Discrete Work Management Methodology (DDWMM) – the DDWMM is Nobeah’s signature methodology and is key to Nobeah’s business operations. It will enable complex projects to be broken down into simple work units that can be completed remotely by less experienced resources to help in creating local jobs in Africa.

· Nobeah Off-Grid Power Solution – an easy to use and tool-less renewable energy solution that is modularly expandable from serving the needs of one individual to serving the needs of many.

· NobeahSmartwire – Nobeah’ssmartwire provides a means to create a mini-grid from Nobeah’s renewable energy solutions without the need for tools or specialized expertise, in order to dramatically accelerate electrification.

· Women and Girls Technology Mentoring – Nobeah already has agreements for large internship programs signed with various universities in Nairobi. This mentoring program will solicit donor funds to bring more young women into those programs with a focus on giving mentorship for the technology industry as a whole rather than on Nobeah’s specific needs.


ROLE: Country Liaison(s) – multiple positions available.

LOCATION: Any city, Tanzania

COMPENSATION: This position is volunteer.

Summary of Position:

The Nobeah Foundation is seeking a Volunteer Country Liaisonto prepare for the launchof itsoperations in Tanzania. The position will report to the Executive Director in Kenya. The role of the Volunteer Country Liaisonis to work with Nobeah headquarters in Kenya to contribute to the effort of identifying and defining Nobeahprogrammes throughout Africa, but primarily tohelp guide the effort of understanding how to customize Nobeah'sprogrammes for Tanzania. This role will also help identify new programmes as well as define recruitment needs for Tanzania andidentify partnership opportunities within the country.

This position is flexible to work anywhere between 5-40 hours a week, some of which are preferred to be M-F from 9-4:30pm. The position accommodates 100% remote work. Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office is very helpful.

We look forward to your application. In the mean time we invite you to visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.nobeahfoundation.org

The role will be required to spend a few hours per week volunteering to familiarize themselves with our overall leadership and strategic direction, and how they could be adapted for maximum programmatic effectiveness and impact within Tanzania. This includes the overall direction and management of the organization’s research and educational programs, resource development, finances, personnel, contracts, and organizational assets. It is hoped that within 6-12 months a Volunteer Country Liaison might become familiar enough with our culture, governance structure, staff and management structure, finances and funding sources, research, advocacy and educational programs for them to take a paid administrative role helping to guide the operations of the Nobeah Foundation as it becomes established in Tanzania.

The Volunteer Country Liaison will establish collaborative working and personal relationships with the organization’s board of directors, staff, consultants, research and community partners, donors, foundations businesses and volunteers and follow regular updates on the Nobeah Foundation’s programs while contributing timely and concise progress assessments.

Whenever required to be a spokesperson the Volunteer Country Liaison will serve as a knowledgeable, articulate and effective advocate, in person and in writing, for the organization.

Inclusive in the responsibilities this position will be groomed for are:


• Actively engaging and energizing the Nobeah Foundation spokespeople, partners, volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.

• Developing core programs and organizing efforts to deliver and manage these core programs to the community served by the Nobeah Foundation.

• In partnership with the board, staff and other stakeholders evolve a vision and strategic roadmap for the organization’s sustainability and growth.

• Explore opportunities for growth and new programs; focus on strengthening and creating new partnerships/relationships that support Nobeah and its mission.

• Oversee recruiting, supervision, retention, motivation and evaluation of staff to ensure they are well-suited for their positions and for the challenges facing the organization; develop a performance evaluation and review system with emphasis on well-defined goals, clear responsibilities, options for and clarity around staff growth and development and levels of accountability for all staff.

• Be fully informed of national and local developments that may impact the Nobeah Foundation’s programs.


· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and internet research

· Must have a computer and readily available internet access.

· Advanced degree, ideally an MBA, with a number of years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.

· Proven problem solving skills and financial experience in the non-profit, public or private sectors; a master in business or a master in non-profit management would be helpful but not required.

· A track record of success in framing a diverse fund development strategy including foundation and grant writing, fundraising events and solicitation of donations from individuals and businesses.

· Outstanding oral and written communication skills, a history of public advocacy including excellent public speaking skills adaptable to a variety of constituencies, general public, scientists/researchers and funders.

· Ability to lead an organization with creativity and vision, a dedication to excellence, humility and a sense of humor.

· Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.

· Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.

· Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.

· Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

· Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

How to apply:


To apply for this position send an email to hr@nobeahfoundation.org with your resume attached and with the subject line: “Re: Application for Volunteer Country Liaison – Tanzania”. Please ensure your name and other contact details are both in your resume and in the email itself.



Employer: Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism

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How To Apply:
All application should be sent through Recruitment Portal with the following address. http://portal.ajira.go.tz/ (This address can be found also in Public

Application Deadline: 24-07-2015