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Technische Universität München — Online Course: Introduction to Land Management

The Technische Universität München (TUM), in partnership with edX, offers an online course on the basics of land management. Participants will learn why, when, and where sustainable land management is most needed and what the potential application fields of land management are. Topics include demographic change, globalization and climate change. The course is for free and no previous knowledge of land management is required. Enrollment is open. About this course

United Nations Foundation — Empowering Girls

The United Nations Foundation seeks passionate female change-makers from all around the world for the Girl Up Teen Advisor program. Teen Advisors receive skills-based trainings, professional development opportunities, hands-on learning, and networking opportunities. Applicants may develop projects that empower girls and women including one or more subject areas of the Terra Viva Grants Directory. Applicants who represent underrepresented backgrounds in regards to race/ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status etc., are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due by 29 February 2020. 2020-2021 Girl Up Teen Advisor

Earth Journalism Network — Reporting on Critical Environmental Issues in the Pacific Region

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to journalists based in the Pacific Islands to report on critical issues related to climate change, biodiversity, pollution, and the illegal wildlife trade. Selected journalists will receive an average of US$ 1,500 in funding to cover travel and field reporting costs to produce of in-depth or investigative stories focused on environmental challenges in the region. Grants are open to early- and mid-career journalists. Deadline for applications is extended to 31 March 2020. More information

Thomson Reuters Foundation — Story Grants: Reporting the Energy Transition in Southeast Asia

The Thomson Reuters Foundation invites journalists and editors from Southeast Asia to participate in a three-day training program on climate change and energy transition. The Foundation will provide mentoring support and a number of small story grants to journalists and editors who completed the training. To be considered for this opportunity, participants must submit an application that includes a story proposal and budget. The application deadline is 04 March 2020. Click here

AQUAEXCEL2020 — Access to Aquaculture Infrastructures

The AQUAEXCEL2020 project invites proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilizes the aquaculture experimental facilities of any of their participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The transnational access program offers access to facilities and expertise not available in the applicants’ own country. Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits to the chosen research infrastructure for periods of up to three months. Associated travel and subsistence expenses will be paid for. Applications have to be submitted by 06 March 2020. More information here

Earth Journalism Network — Fellowships for the UN Ocean Conference 2020

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) announces a new fellowship program for journalists interested in covering the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal (June 2020). EJN will pay for travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected fellows and provide any other support relating to the trip. Fellows will also benefit from two days of orientation and special briefings prior to the conference. Selected participants must be professional journalists or represent an established media house. Deadline for applications is extended to 07 March 2020. Find the fellowship

French Embassy in Cameroon — Environment and Biodiversity Protection in Cameroon

The French Embassy in Cameroon provides support to the Cameroonian civil society organizations with the objective to foster sustainable development projects. Submitted projects should focus on environment and biodiversity protection, e.g. conservation of threatened species, fight against poaching, creation/development of a green industry, integration of indigenous and/or peripheral communities of Protected Areas, and the inclusion of women in environmental protection. (Note: Projects with focus on citizenship and human rights are also being accepted.) The required financing shall range between €10 thousand and €60 thousand for a maximum of 15 months. Eligibility extends to Cameroonian CSOs. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 08 March 2020. Find info

US Department of State — Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

The U.S. Embassy South Africa announces an open competition for organizations to submit concept notes to carry out a training program for women entrepreneurs in South Africa in collaboration with the Arizona State University. (Note: This announcement seeks implementing partners. It does NOT seek applications for participation in the program.) The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) participants will engage in lessons on business management and network with mentors from their regions and the United States. The implementing partner will also be expected to organize a pre-launch training program for facilitators throughout South Africa, to occur in Johannesburg. The estimated total project funding is US$37 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education. All applications must be received by 15 March 2020. Link

Sacred Fire Foundation — Protecting Indigenous Worldviews

The Sacred Fire Foundation supports Indigenous wisdom keepers and communities worldwide. Initiatives that preserve and promote indigenous perspectives and worldviews, preserve sacred sites and native food traditions, ceremonies, languages, healing practices, and traditional art are welcome. Grants are up to US$5 thousand. Eligibility extends to individuals, groups and non-profit organizations. Applications have to be submitted by 20 March 2020. Details

US Department of State — Supporting Women in Equatorial Guinea

The U.S. Embassy in Malabo invites project proposals with focus on women issues and economy diversification in Equatorial Guinea. Projects need to address the social or economic inclusion of women (i.e. equal rights, training in business development skills, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit, and opportunities for women) or diversify the Equatoguinean economy. The Embassy expects to make 4 grants of up to US$7 thousand for projects with a duration of up to 7 months. Eligibility is open to all individuals and non-profit organizations whose work directly affects Equatorial Guinean populations. All applications must be received by 22 March 2020. Link