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Reckitt Benckiser — Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)

The Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 6 seeks to increase water-use efficiency within households and drive responsible water usage. The challenge welcomes solutions that educate households (especially in countries and regions at greatest risk to the consequences of water scarcity) and drive innovative ways to reduce water usage through focused behavioral change methods or technological innovation. The winner will receive a US$50 thousand project grant and 12 months of mentorship from a team of RB professionals. The initiative must be youth-led (founded by a person aged 18 – 30). The application deadline is 05 January 2020. About the SDG 6 challenge

Mondi Group — Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

The Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 12 seeks solutions that address necessary changes required to avoid unnecessary waste production. Projects can focus on alternative solutions for waste streams; retail recycling, consumer behavior, cross-industry collaboration; or the reduction of post-harvest losses. The winner will receive a US$50 thousand project grant and 12 months of mentorship from a team of Mondi Group professionals. The project must be youth-led (founded by a person aged 18 – 30). The application deadline is 05 January 2020. About the SDG 12 challenge

Center for Mediterranean Integration — Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest

The Center for Mediterranean Integration and partners invite applications for the 4th Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest. Winners will participate in the CMI 2020 World Water Day workshop in Murcia, Spain (March 2020) with covered travel and accommodation. World Water Day 2020 will focus on “Water and Climate Change.” Young researchers, entrepreneurs and activists (18-35 years) working on water challenges in the Mediterranean from Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey are eligible to apply. Team applications will be accepted. Applications can be submitted in English and Arabic. Deadline for applications is 15 December 2019. Find the contest

United States Agency for International Development — Power Africa: Young Leaders in the Energy Sector

Power Africa accepts applications from young leaders in the energy sector to participate in a four-week career development training workshop (February/March 2020). Successful applicants will be provided round-trip transportation, lodging, meals, and course materials. Young leaders (between 18-35 years) from Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe with experience in the energy sector are eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is 15 November 2019. Find details

International Fund for Agricultural Development — Photo Contest: Youth and Rural Development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launches a photo competition to promote youth participation in rural development in Latin American and the Caribbean. IFAD seeks images that show young people engaged in rural areas in the region. Ten selected photos will be exhibited during the official ceremony of the Rural Youth Innovation Award (June 2020). The top three winners will receive an all expenses paid trip to the ceremony. Participants should be between 18 and 35 years old. The closing date is 16 December 2019. Click here

Field Museum — Visiting Scholarships for Student Research

The Field Museum (Chicago, USA) supports basic research on its collections by interested students and scholars throughout the world. The Museum offers a modest number of grants and fellowships, including funding for short-term visits of up to three months for collection-based research studies. Grants to examine specimens in the Museum’s collections are open on a competitive basis to all individuals in the national and international scholarly community working on problems related to natural history. The deadline to apply for the visiting scholarships is 15 November 2019. Link

TravelGrants — Youth Travel Grant Opportunity 2019

TravelGrants supports young activists, changemakers, charities, students, social media influencers, and artists from around the world with travel grants. The travel project must represent an opportunity to gain intercultural knowledge and learn about an environment other than the applicants. The winner will receive a US$500 travel grant. Participants have to be between 18 and 35 years old. The deadline for the submission is 31 December 2019. Find out more

ASEAN Foundation — FutureReady ASEAN Competition

Future Ready ASEAN is an online platform with learning tracks to foster digital skills, in particular computer science. The FutureReady ASEAN Competition invites ASEAN youth to develop a blog site on a pressing challenge in the ASEAN region across one of the four following sub-themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Water. The competition is open to all ASEAN youth aged 15 to 35. The finalists will be invited to present their blog at a final event in Bangkok, Thailand (28-29 November 2019). The winner receives US$2 thousand. Submissions close on 13 October 2019. About

International Fund for Agricultural Development — Meat Value Chains for Women and Youth in Africa

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) seeks proposals for grants to  implement inclusive red meat value chains for women and youth farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa. The IFAD will support livestock development in the targeted countries Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The grant amount under this call is up to US$2 million. The applicant must ensure a minimum counterpart contribution of 50%. Deadline for the submission of applications is 30 October 2019. More

International Food Policy Research Institute — Short Video Contest

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks short videos (1-2 minutes) for the “My Food our Future” video contest. The video should offer ideas and solutions to access healthy and affordable diets. Young filmmakers from all around the world have the chance to win a US$500 prepaid gift card. The competition is open to young filmmakers between the ages of 10 and 25. The deadline for submissions is 01 October 2019. More information