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Thomson Reuters — Photojournalism Grants

The Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants program offers ten grants of US$8 thousand for photojournalists and students to produce a photo project and develop their visual storytelling skills. The project can be a work-in-progress or a new idea across multiple themes, including environmental justice, climate change, and many others. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35. The application deadline is 31 December 2019. Find out more

WWF-India — Climate Solver Awards

Climate Solver is a climate innovations platform developed by WWF to strengthen the development and widespread use of low carbon technologies. WWF-India invites submissions from small and medium enterprises that offer technologies that significantly lowers carbon emissions or provide sustainable solutions to enhance energy access. Indian enterprises, businesses and companies are welcome to submit an application. The deadline for application is 15 January 2020. About the Climate Solver Awards

Renewable Energy Performance Platform — Women-Owned Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

With funding from the UK-Government, the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) invites application for gender-themed request for proposals targeting women-led renewable energy projects in Africa. Successful applicants will have access to financing services, technical assistance, capacity building and access to risk mitigation instruments. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 January 2020. More

Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia — Innovation Program 2020

Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Southeast Asia invites applications for a fully funded Incubation Program which will provide participants with the frameworks, mentorship and resources to start a company. Teams or individually are invited to create lasting solutions to Southeast Asia’s pressing problems in the themes of “Energy Transitions”, “Future of Food & Agriculture”, and “Circular Economy.” Candidates have to be 18-35 years old. Participants receive a fully funded trip to Singapore to participate in a 9-day workshop. Up to US$5 thousand funding is available to promising startups. Applications have to be received by 18 January 2020. More about this opportunity

PNG-Australia Partnership — Off-Grid Electrification Program Papua New Guinea

The PNG-Australia Off-Grid Electrification Program (Pawarim Komuniti) supports access to clean energy in rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea. The Program will support local off-grid energy solutions such as solar home systems, and others, to provide rural households, community service facilities and businesses with affordable access to clean energy. Selected organisations will receive funding in the amount of between PGK250 thousand and PGK3 million. Pawarim Komuniti will accept proposals from legally registered national or international private companies and NGOs eligible to work in Papua New Guinea. Applications have to be submitted by 20 January 2020. Link

UNESCO World Heritage Centre — World Heritage Volunteers Youth Campaign

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre announces the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2020. The WHV encourages young people to undertake concrete actions and to play an active role in the protection, preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites. Legally registered public or private organisations and institutions are invited to submit a project proposal for practical, hands-on workshops with youth focus. Each organisation is eligible to apply for a maximum of 4 projects to be carried out at different World Heritage sites. Projects should have a minimum 10 day duration and involve as much international volunteers as possible. Applications have to be submitted by 19 January 2020. Link to instructions

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Palestine)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to US$20 thousand) for projects that support the conservation of plants that are critically endangered or have highly restricted ranges within Palestine. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English, French and Arabic. LOIs must be submitted by 30 January 2020. More

Nigeria Energy Forum — Africa Energy Innovation Competition 2020

NEF invites applications for the 5th Africa Energy Ideas Competition which aims to accelerate the development of early-stage energy firms across Africa. The competition is open to early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries. Young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 years from Africa are invited to participate and nominate a relevant local research institution or organization. Winners will pitch their proposed prototype model at the 2020 Nigeria Energy Forum, in Lagos (Nigeria) and a cash prize of up to $5 thousand. The deadline for proposal submission is 30 January 2020. Click here

Rockefeller Foundation — Food System Vision Prize

The Rockefeller Foundation invites organizations across the globe to develop and submit their vision of a regenerative and nourishing food system. Project ideas must tackle global problems, including overpopulation, climate change, or soil, air and water pollution. Selected visionaries will receive US$200 thousand in project funding to help implement their ideas and participate in an accelerator during which they will have access to media and storytelling training. Submissions must be received by 31 January 2020. More about the prize

Women4Climate — Tech Challenge

The C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge seeks women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. Thematic areas of interest are: Adaptation and risk cities response, Healthy public buildings, and Green and healthier streets. A total of US$40 thousand in funding will be split among the winners to support their experimental phase. Applicants can apply from anywhere in the world as their solutions can be piloted in any city. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020. Find the Tech Challenge 2020