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UN Women -- Fund for Gender Equality, 3rd Call for Proposals

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:48 AM by Site Manager

The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality conducts a global bi-annual grants cycle to advance women's economic and political empowerment. Applications are invited from women-led CSOs in developing countries on themes that include environmentally sustainable development and access to and control of land, natural resources, and other economic assets.  Grants requests can be US$200 thousand to US$500 thousand for programs of two or three years.  Applicants can submit their applications in English, French, Spanish, Russian, or Arabic. The application period is 09 March 2015 through 05 April 2015.  Link

Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) -- MENA Scholarship Program

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:46 AM by Site Manager

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to professionals from ten MENA countries for short courses of two to twelve weeks in the Netherlands.  Subject areas include agriculture, environment, and many others.  The program invites applications from professionals up to age 45 who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries:  Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Tunisia.  The application period closes 07 April 2015. Link

Global Development Network -- Rural Development Strategies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:44 AM by Site Manager

The Global Development Network invites university students in MENA countries to submit essays on strategies for improved rural development. Issues may include food security, water management, climate change, biodiversity, demographic pressures, and institutions and government policies. Eligibility extends to university students ages 21-29 in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Twenty selected students will be invited to participate in GDN's Annual Global Development Conference in Morocco, with travel and accommodation paid by the conference. The deadline for submissions (English, French) is 10 April 2015. Link

Lawrence Foundation -- Grants for Environment

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:42 AM by Site Manager

The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects in environment, education, and other themes. There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented. Average grant size is over US$10 thousand. The two deadlines for applications are 30 April and 01 November of each year. Link

University for Peace -- Masters Programs in Environment, Development, and Peace 2015-2016

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:33 AM by Site Manager

The masters programs at UPEACE are open to applicants worldwide. Themes include environmental security and governance (including a specialization in climate change), sustainable natural resources management, and several others. The university offers partial tuition waivers in some cases. The application deadline is 30 May 2015. Link

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship -- Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:31 AM by Site Manager

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship fosters social entrepreneurs as a catalyst for social and environmental change, with an emphasis on under-served populations. The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Competitions take place in different world regions. Winners are invited to the regional meetings of the World Economic Forum, and are offered other networking opportunities. The deadline for the Global Competition is 31 May 2015. Link

NextWorldNow Community Investments -- Call for Proposals 2015

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:26 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Mar 1, 2015, 8:27 AM ]

NextWorldNow is committed to working with community leaders who are solving difficult social problems. This includes social problems related to water, sanitation, deforestation, smallholder productivity, and food security -- among other subject areas. For 2015, NextWorldNow will invest up to US$10 thousand in grants or interest-free loans in one or more projects. The application deadline is 01 July 2015. Link

Philip Henman Trust -- Grants for Development Projects

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:14 AM by Site Manager

The Philip Henman Trust makes grants to UK-based development organizations, with few restrictions on thematic areas. Support is normally between £3 thousand and £5 thousand per year, with a maximum total of £25 thousand. The closing date for applications is 10 September each year. Link

HIVOS -- Green Entrepreneurship

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:08 AM by Site Manager

The HIVOS program in Green Entrepreneurship aims to build the capacities of rural men and women, and small and medium enterprises, in ways that combine environmental sustainability and economic development. Subject areas include smallholder agriculture; renewable energy; carbon finance; and others. New and first-time partners apply for either a small grants contract or a regular grants contract. The small grants are limited to €15 thousand.   Focus countries in HIVOS are Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Syria, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  There are no application deadlines.  Link

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