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ICMA International -- Fellows Program in Environmental Sustainability, ASEAN Countries

posted May 20, 2015, 3:22 AM by Site Manager

With funding provided by the U.S. Department of State, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is offering an Environmental Sustainability Professional Fellows Program for 50 professionals from Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Additionally, the program will select 10 participants from the USA. The fellowships will build the capacity of young leaders to address local environmental sustainability challenges related to climate change, sustainable energy, and environmental justice. Each fellow will spend four weeks working with a local government, organization, or company in the USA -- concluding with a final program in Washington, DC. The application deadline is 30 May 2015. Link

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves -- Raising Awareness About Clean Cooking in Ghana

posted May 20, 2015, 3:13 AM by Site Manager

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is implementing a strategy in collaboration with the government of Ghana to enable 50% of Ghana’s population to access LPG technology by 2020, and 50% to access clean cooking solutions by 2020. In support of the strategy, the Alliance is seeking to educate students in Ghana's secondary schools about the dangers of cooking over open fires and about the existence of cleaner, more efficient solutions. The Alliance seeks to design and implement curricula that can be tested and evaluated against several outcomes. The pilot testing should focus on one of the following areas of Ghana: Western, Central, Ashanti, Eastern, or the Greater Accra region. Grant funding is up to US$75 thousand. The deadline for letters of intent is 05 June 2015. Link

Oxford University International Growth Center -- Research on Growth Policy in the Developing World

posted May 20, 2015, 3:07 AM by Site Manager

The International Growth Center (IGC) makes grants for research on key development themes (Research Program) and on selected developing countries of Asia and Africa (Country Program). The themes include policies related to energy access and sustainability (among others). The Country Program currently includes Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India (Central and Bihar), Liberia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Other countries of interest include Afghanistan, Kenya, Malawi, and Nigeria. Projects can be sponsored under either the Country or the Research Program, or jointly. The IGC will give priority to proposals that feature significant participation from the developing world. The application deadline is 21 June 2015. Link

U.S. Department of State -- Air Pollution in North India

posted May 1, 2015, 2:26 AM by Site Manager

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi invites program proposals for a series of workshops focused on air quality issues in North India. Through these workshops, the Embassy seeks to connect U.S. air quality experts with local stakeholders so as to share insights and best practices in the campaign to reduce air pollution in North India. The workshops will be held in New Delhi and three to four other cities in North India. These workshops should include participation by local policymakers, advocates, experts, and community members. The ideal program will also involve the local business community so that it can understand how air pollution affects its interests. Funding Opportunity NDRFP15-05. The application deadline is 22 June 2015. Link

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) -- NAMA Funding for Low-Carbon Development

posted May 1, 2015, 2:23 AM by Site Manager

Germany's BMU is a partner of the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change in establishing the NAMA Facility to address climate change (promotion of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions). The Facility announces its third call for project proposals from national governments and qualified delivery organizations in developing and emerging economies. The NAMA Facility is open to fund NAMAs across a range of countries and sectors. The deadline for concept outlines (i.e., preliminary proposals) is 15 July 2015. Link

Smart Villages -- Energy Innovations for East Africa

posted Apr 12, 2015, 7:16 AM by Site Manager

Smart Villages has launched an Energy Innovation Challenge for young entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers in East Africa. The initiative seeks ideas for distributing or implementing existing technologies, or for developing promising new technologies, for energy generation or storage in off-grid villages. The winners will participate in the Cambridge Development Initiative training course at the University of Dar es Salaam, and compete for a prize of US$3 thousand. The closing date is 17 April 2015. Link

Global Village Energy Partnership -- Energy Enterprises in Africa

posted Apr 12, 2015, 6:07 AM by Site Manager

The Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) is a nonprofit organization to support the development and growth of small and medium energy businesses in developing countries. GVEP offers business and technical services, as well as access to funding. GVEP accepts expressions of interest for energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa from entrepreneurs, management teams, and project developers. Applicants specify if they are seeking loans, investments, or grants. Link

UNESCO and the International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) -- Training in Russia on Energy Resources 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:20 AM by Site Manager

UNESCO in collaboration with the ISEDC in Russia will offer 20 fellowships for a one-month program of capacity-building in sustainable and renewable energy. The program in October 2015 is open to applicants from developing countries and countries in transition that are UNESCO member states. Instruction will be in English, although candidates (not over age 35) should be proficient in Russian. The application deadline is 22 May 2015. Link

Toyota Foundation -- International Grant Program 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:04 AM by Site Manager

The Toyota Foundation supports projects focusing on challenges and issues shared among Japan and other Asian countries. The call for proposals in 2015 includes "Forum Grants" to continue support for projects begun in 2013/2014, including in the subject areas of renewable energy for communities, and consensus-building on local environmental issues. Eligible countries are Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. The application period is 13 April 2015 through is 12 June 2015. Link

Visegrad Fund -- Strategic Grants 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:54 AM by Site Manager

The Visegrad Fund calls for strategic projects that facilitate the transfer of know-how in the Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) and partner countries in defined themes. In 2015, one of the themes connects the Visegrad countries with Ukraine on issues of energy con­ser­va­tion and effi­cient and sus­tain­able use of energy through capac­ity build­ing, train­ing, tech­ni­cal assis­tance, and expo­sure to good practices. Grants average €40 thousand for projects up to three years. The application deadline is 15 April 2015. Link

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