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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Environment and Climate Action in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in the following countries: Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, and South Africa. CFLI provides funding to projects that implement environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, water management, among other thematic priorities. The average contribution is between C$15 thousand to C$30 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to community organizations, non-profit organizations, local governments, academic institutions, and international non-profit organizations. The deadline for submission is 29 May 2020. Details

World Trade Organization — Young Professionals Program

The World Trade Organization (WTO) seeks applications from qualified young professionals (up to 32 years) who are nationals of a developing or least-developed country. The Young Professionals Program (YPP) offers selected young professionals the opportunity to gain work experience in the WTO. Each professional may express interest in up to three areas of the WTO, including Agriculture, Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures, Trade and Environment, among many others. Young Professionals receive a monthly salary starting at CHF 3,500 (depending on their qualification). The application deadline is 29 May 2020. Find more information here

Global Landscapes Forum — Digital Conference: Food in the Time of Crises

The 2020 theme of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is “Food and Livelihoods.” On 3-5 June, GLF will host a global digital conference on integrated land use with focus on long-term planetary health and human well-being in times of Covid-19. The conference will illustrate a future for sustainable agriculture and food production systems, including topics like climate action, biodiversity conservation of important ecosystems, forestry, and regenerative agriculture. Interested participants who can’t afford to pay the participation fee of US$10 can apply for a free ticket. Solidarity tickets to support participants from developing countries are also available for purchase. Registration is accessible here

Climate Tracker — Southeast Asia Media Research Analysis

Climate Tracker seeks people with media experience to co-design a regional media analysis of Coal across Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Participants will undergo two weeks of online training and personal mentorship before starting the project. Winners will earn a monthly salary of up to US$400 and get published on a co-authored book about the media landscape of coal coverage. Interested candidate have to submit their application by 11 June 2020. More

Global Environment Facility — Community-based Projects in Malaysia

The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme in Malaysia seeks concept notes for community-based projects in biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, prevention of land degradation, and reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants. Eligibility extends to community-based non-profit organizations, NGOs, and other grassroots organizations. The average grant size is US$25 thousand. Concept notes have to be submitted by 15 June 2020. Find the call

British Council — Newton Fund Institutional Links with Mexico

The Newton Institutional Links provides grants for research and innovation collaboration between the UK and Mexico. Subject areas for the collaborative research include local development challenges such as extreme weather conditions, access to affordable health care, food and energy security, among others. Proposals are submitted jointly by a principal investigator in the UK with a principal investigator in Mexico. Grants range from £50 thousand to £300 thousand over two years. The deadline for proposals is 26 June 2020. Link

Young Water Solutions — Young Water Fellowship West Africa

The Young Water Fellowship targets young entrepreneurs. Selected Fellows will be invited to participate in a 10-days training workshop in Ivory Coast. The workshop aims to empower its participants to implement projects addressing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), water pollution, and water scarcity. All training costs (flights, transportation, accommodation, meals) are covered by the organization. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 to 30 years old, be fluent in French, intend to stay in Ivory Coast for at least 1.5 years after the training and spend at least 15 hours per week to work on their social business. The call for applications is open until 28 June 2020. Click here

International Sustainability Academy — Scholarship in Hamburg (Germany)

The International Sustainability Academy (ISA) offers up to 12 scholarships for an 8-month research stay in Hamburg (Germany), together with a further month of sponsorship in the participant’s home country. Applicants are expected to already be working on a project or research in their home country, ideally on the theme of climate protection. The costs for accommodation (flat-shares), work station, international travel, health insurance, a monthly allowance of €1,300, and a 10-week German language course are covered by the scholarship program. Applicants have to be nationals of a least-developed country on the DAC list. The application deadline is 30 June 2020. Link to the ISA scholarship

UK Aid Direct — Impact Grants to End Poverty

UK Aid Direct funds projects addressing urban poverty. Actions under this call within the scope of the Terra Viva Grants Directory may focus on sustainable agriculture, water resources, and energy access, among others. Grants between £250 thousand and £4 million are available for projects lasting between 3-5 years. Organizations must provide 25% of the funds per project as match funding. Impact grants are to small- and medium-sized non-profit organizations registered in the UK or in a developing country (full list in the announcement). The deadline for submitting applications is 30 June 2020. Impact Grants

UK Aid Direct — Community Partnership Grants to End Poverty

UK Aid Direct funds community projects addressing urban poverty. Actions under this call within the scope of the Terra Viva Grants Directory may focus on sustainable agriculture, water resources, and energy access, among others. Grants of up to £250 thousand are available for projects lasting 3 years or less. Community Partnership grants require no match-funding. Grants grants are to small organisations registered in the UK or in a developing country (full list in the announcement). The deadline for submitting applications is 30 June 2020. Community Partnership Grants