Meet the 2020 Global Youth Changemakers

NIGERIA YOUNG CHANGEMAKER AWARD 2020

APPLY FOR THE 2020 NIGERIA YOUNG CHANGEMAKER AWARD

Aim : To celebrate six (6) young people in Nigeria for excellent development work and
measurable impact. The award shall also include three (3) most active Global Youth
Network state coordinators. The award shall be presented in proxy during the Global Youth
Network’s Ghana Youth Camp.

Nomination Criteria:
● The nominee must be a Nigerian citizen and the development work conducted in the
country for you to be eligible to apply for the Awards.
● The nominee should not be older than 35 years on 31st December 2020;
● You cannot edit your entry after submitting it, so ensure you cross check your
application well before submission.
● Please make sure all personal details are entered accurately, including contact
details, as this may be used in the awards adjudication process.
● If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact the Awards
Coordinator by email.

ELIGIBILITY:
● 1. Legally Registered
● 2. Not less than 1year of operation
● 3. Age should be 20-35
● 4. Should be an NGO or social enterprise.

BENEFITS :
1. Promotion for 1 year
2. Sharing their story
3. Become our ambassador (Nigeria young change maker ambassador).


Apply here

2020 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program (Win Micro-grants of $2,000)

Fellowship Program
  • Washington, DC

Established in 2004, the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a prominent human rights advocate and ASIL member. Helton died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad together with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others.

Funded by contributions from ASIL members, interest groups, and private foundations, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue fieldwork and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.

Since its founding the Helton Fellowship Program has supported more than 80 young lawyers pursue projects on four continents, expanding the capacity of dozens of international and non-governmental organizations.

Fellows undertake their projects in association with an established educational institution, international organization, governmental agency, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international law, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. ASIL does not assist in securing organizational sponsorship for Fellows. In acknowledgment of Arthur Helton’s commitment to human rights and humanitarian affairs in the field, preferential consideration may be given to applications demonstrating a significant fieldwork component as well as those involving the human rights of refugees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations. Applications for fieldwork in the area of international criminal law and international humanitarian law are also encouraged.

Helton Fellowship micro-grants are intended to ensure that these individuals have access to modest amounts of funding that can often stand between them and their first professional opportunities to become effective practitioners, experts, and scholars of international law. The fellowships are intended to help cover travel, housing, living expenses, and other costs related to the Fellow’s fieldwork and research.

Location:

United States

Benefits

  • Provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” of $2,000 for law students and new professionals to pursue fieldwork and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
  • The fellowships are intended to help cover travel, housing, living expenses, and other costs related to the Fellow’s fieldwork and research.

Eligibilities

  • The Helton Fellowship Program seeks applicants in the early stages of their academic and professional careers who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the use and study of international law around the world.
  • Law students, practicing lawyers, human rights professionals, scholars, and other individuals seeking assistance in conducting international fieldwork and law-related research are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants can be of any nationality but must be current law students or have graduated from law school (at either the undergraduate or graduate levels) no earlier than December 2017.
  • In order to ensure the quality and applicability of their proposal, applicants must obtain written support for their fieldwork or research project from a sponsoring organization.
  • This organization can be an educational institution, international organization, governmental agency, or nongovernmental organization working in international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, international criminal law, or related areas.
  • The sponsoring organization must provide a letter of support for the applicant clearly indicating their awareness of the proposed project, the role that they will play in assisting the potential Helton Fellow in completing the project, and the value of the project to the organization’s mission, the surrounding region, and/or the relevant field of
    international law.
  • Individuals pursuing independent research or fieldwork are not eligible for Helton Fellowships.
  • Applicants should also identify other potential sources of funding to cover costs related to their fieldwork.
  • ASIL does not assist in securing organizational sponsorship or alternative funding for Fellows.
  • Fellows must begin their fieldwork between April 2020 and September 2020.
  • Helton Fellow projects must be completed no later than March 2021.
  • In acknowledgment of Arthur C. Helton’s commitment to human rights and humanitarian affairs in the field, preferential consideration may be given to applications demonstrating a significant fieldwork component as well as those involving the human rights of refugees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations.
  • Applications for fieldwork in the area of international criminal law and international humanitarian law are also encouraged.
  • Applicants will be considered by the Helton Fellowship Selection Committee on the basis of the written materials included in the application package.
  • No interviews or any other communications with applicants will be conducted.

Eligible Regions: Open for all.

Application Process

Successful applications must be submitted by the deadline to fellowship@asil.org and must include the following materials:

  • Helton Fellowship application form
  • Project Budget
  • Writing Sample (limit of 10 pages)
  • Current CV or résumé
  • Confirmation of law student status and/or date of graduation from law school
  • Letter of support from your sponsoring organization, including details of your proposed project, the impact of the project to the sponsoring organization, on the region, or in the relevant field of international law and
  • Two letters of recommendation or support

Application Deadline: January 27, 2020

Official link

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) AWARDS 2020 – Apply Now To Stand A Chance To Win US$20,000

Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 66 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovation, positive contribution and ability to adapt to changing trends in the society.

The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build a network of recognized change-makers to inspire transformation and innovation in education.

Each year, the WISE Awards recognizes and promotes six innovative projects that address global education challenges and transforming communities. The selected projects are models of excellence that serve as an inspiration for others to improve education through innovation and creative action.

 

Each WISE Awards winning project will receive US$20,000 and will benefit from increased public interest through media exposure and other channels. The WISE Awards is not a grant scheme aimed at supporting projects, nor is it intended to be a source of funding for new and untried ideas. Any such applications or nominations will not be considered.

 

The WISE Awards recognize innovative educational projects that have already demonstrated a transformative impact on individuals, communities, and society.

  • The ideal project would be an ongoing, innovative and impactful education initiative that:
  • Has an excellent record of proven success
  • Is financially sustainable
  • Has a clear plan indicating the project’s future objectives and future development
  • Is scalable
  • Is replicable in other contexts and regions of the world
  • Has a clear understanding and knowledge of:
    – its innovative nature;
    – its distinctiveness within its sphere of action, and;
    – the type and depth of its impact on its beneficiaries.

Location:

Qatar

 Benefits

  • Each WISE Awards winning project will receive US$20,000 and will benefit from increased public interest through media exposure and other channels.
  • The WISE Awards is not a grant scheme aimed at supporting projects, nor is it intended to be a source of funding for new and untried ideas. Any such applications or nominations will not be considered.

 Eligibilities

  • The 2020 WISE Awards submission procedure accepts both applications and nominations.
  • Ongoing/existing education projects run by any type of organization such as colleges, universities, academic networks, schools consortia, civil society and community organizations, governments, international agencies and private-sector companies working in the field of education are invited to apply or nominate.
  • Projects can also belong to any education sector such as pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational training, higher education, special needs education, education for people with disabilities, informal learning, and distance-based, non-formal and lifelong learning.
  • Finally, projects from any part of the world can apply or be nominated for the WISE Awards.
  • Anyone who has submitted a previous application to the WISE Awards can submit a new application for the same – or for a different – project.
  • Previous recipients of the WISE Awards are not eligible to apply for the 200 WISE Awards. Moreover, others involved in the projects and/or activities that have received previous WISE Awards are not eligible to apply on behalf of the same project or activity.

Eligible Regions: Open for all.

Application Process

In order for the application/nomination form to be eligible, your submission must:

  • Be entered into the official form on the online system (curriculum vitae or other forms of documents will not be considered)
  • Be complete and accurate
  • Be submitted in English
  • Be submitted online by the official deadline
  • In the case of an application, the form must include the contact details of two supporters (e.g. former donors, local governments, other NGOs, etc.)

Application Deadline: January 20, 2020 (3 Days Remaining)

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 For Further Queries

Contact at awards@wise.org.qa 

Google Hash Code team-based Programming Competition 2020 for a US$8,000 prize money

Application Deadline:February 17 2020, 11:00 (UTC)

Hash Code is a team programming competition, organized by Google, for students and professionals around the world. You pick your team and programming language and we pick an engineering problem for you to solve. This year’s contest kicks off with an Online Qualification Round, where your team can compete from wherever you’d like, including from one of our Hash Code hubs. Top teams will then be invited to a Google office for the Final Round.

How it works

Once you’ve registered for the contest, you’ll gain access to our Judge System. The Judge System is our online platform where you’ll form your team, join a hub, practice, and compete during the rounds. During the Online Qualification Round, you’ll watch our YouTube livestream to be introduced to the problem, and your team will have four hours to solve an optimization problem using the programming language and tools of your choice.

Teams can compete from a local hub or another location of their choice.

The top teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to the Final Round at a Google office, where they’ll work together to solve another challenge and compete for cash prizes

How to Enter.

Profile Creation and Contest Registration.

  • (A) To enter a Contest, you must first create a profile at g.co/codingcompetitions (“Contest Profile”). Once your Contest Profile has been created, you will be able to register for Contests. You will be required to provide additional information about yourself when registering for Contests.
  • (B) You may access each of your Contest registrations on the applicable Contest websites or through your Contest Profile.
  • (C) Registration times are listed on the applicable Contest websites. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE. Google may modify the opening and closing dates for registration by an informational notice on the applicable Contest website. You are responsible for frequently reviewing Contest details on the applicable Contest website.
  • (D) You must register for each Contest before you can participate in such Contest. For example, if you registered for Code Jam and wanted to participate in Hash Code, you would still need to register for the Hash Code Contest. If you have created a Contest Profile but have not registered for a Contest, then you are not eligible to participate in such Contest.
  • (E) You may only register for a Contest with one (1) valid Contest Profile. If you compete in a Contest using multiple Contest Profiles, you may be disqualified.
  • (F) All the data provided through the profile creation and registration process must be complete, correct and provided in English.

For More Information:

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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme 2020/2021

Application Deadline: March 31st 2020

The Aga Khan Foundation 2020-21 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is now open. Application forms can be obtained from the Aga Khan Foundation or Aga Khan Education Board/Service office in the applicant’s country of current residence.

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN.  Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.  The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.

ELIGIBILITY

Geographic Scope

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.  In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Residency Requirement

The Foundation only accepts applications of eligible nationals listed above who are residing in one of the countries where there are local Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), or Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) offices which process applications and interview candidates.

Age Limit

Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) consistently excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study and 4) relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas.  Candidates are also evaluated on demonstrating thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans, their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment.  Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

Financial Assistance

The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only.  The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships.  Funding for PhD programmes is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of assistance.  Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the ISP must be considered a lender of last resort.  Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum.  Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.

Loan Conditions

Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%.  A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement.  The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Application Procedures

The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralised.  Students may obtain application forms as of 1st  January each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence.  Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of entire completed applications is 31 March, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier in order to process and review applications.  Applicants are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadline dates and requirements as these may vary from country to country.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

INTERVIEW AND SELECTION NOTIFICATION

Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans.

The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

For More Information:

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Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship 2020 for MENA Students

Application Deadline: March 31st 2020

The Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship is named in honour of the founder of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation. It is intended for Arab students who have been officially accepted into a Master’s or Ph.D programme in the Netherlands or for Dutch students who have been accepted into a Master’s or Ph.D programme in the Arab World.

The goal of this scholarship, besides fostering interaction between Arab and European students, is to provide the means for students seeking to broaden their own horizons. In keeping with the foundation’s mission, all areas of study are eligible for the grant, and primary requirements are that applicants must have a firm grasp of English, or the language their program will be in. The scholarship is designed for dynamic students with an interest in fostering the formation of ties between these two regions.

Eligible Candidates

Candidates must be nationals of any of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, or Sudan. Applications coming from the Netherlands should be by Dutch nationals.

  • The scholarship is open to Arab students who have received an official acceptance letter for a Master’s or a Ph.D programme in the Netherlands and to Dutch students who have received an official acceptance letter for a Master’s or a Ph.D programme in the Arab World.
  • The candidate should have a good knowledge of English and/or of the language of study if that is not English is necessary.

Duration

  • No support will be provided retroactively, i.e. to expenses linked to a Master’s or Ph.D programme that have already been implemented.
  • The Foundation’s scholarship is only valid for the proposed programme of study at the academic institution specified in the application and only for the academic year for which the application is made.

Terms and Conditions

  • Once the scholarship is granted and accepted, the signed terms and conditions form acts as a legal contract between the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation and the MSR scholar.
  • A mid-year academic report is required
  • Within two months time of completion of study, the student must submit a report of his/her experience to the Board of the Foundation. The Board of the Foundation reserves the right to edit the report for communication purposes.
  • Within a year of completion of study, the student will complete a questionnaire provided by the Foundation to evaluate the impact of the scholarship.

Maximum amount

The maximum amount of an MSR scholarship is €15,000

Criteria for the evaluation

  • Academic excellence
  • Personal growth: Assessing the contribution the proposed field of study would have on the applicant’s continued academic and professional development and/or its potential for impact in the local context.
  • Strong motivation in line with the ideals of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation’s goal of promoting Euro-Arab dialogue and understanding
  • Financial need

How to Apply

  • Necessary documents are:
    • Motivation and purpose statement (in English);
    • Curriculum Vitae (in English);
    • Copy of passport plus an additional current passport photo in colour;
    • Copies of degrees or diplomas with academic transcripts (with English translation)
    • Two signed references from either academic or professional referees;
    • Letter of acceptance from Host University in the Netherlands;
    • An official course description of the programme offered by the Host University;
    • Budget: please provide a detailed financial overview including tuition fees and living expenses, as well as other sources of income to cover your study in the Netherlands for the academic year you are applying. The maximum amount that may be awarded is € 15,000 for the academic year.
    • Signed and dated MSR Scholarship Application Form

Please proceed to the Submission Portal to submit all the necessary documents here.

For More Information:

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Capacity Development Programme 2020 for young Professionals

Application Deadline: March 8th 2020

IRENA has initiated a Capacity Building Programme for young professionals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). The programme will provide an opportunity for nationals from LDCs and SIDS, with the agreement and support of their governments and/or institutions, to serve at IRENA Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates or at its office in Bonn, Germany, for a period of one year (renewable to two years) aiming to build capacity for addressing renewable energy issues in SIDS and LDCs and to provide experience in an intergovernmental organisation setting.

Participating governments, universities or institutions would be asked to release selected employees to the Agency, for a period of one or two years, on a loan arrangement, whereby the government employee would continue to receive their salary and emoluments from the releasing government.  An additional remuneration and travel to and from the duty station will be provided by IRENA.

Eligibility:

  • The programme is intended for individuals who are 32 years of age and younger.
  • IRENA is looking for individuals from LDC and SIDS who have experience and/or education in the following career fields:

– International Development                        – Renewable Energy

– Energy                                                       – Economics

– Public affairs                                              – Government Relations – Communications                                        – Finance/Banking – Engineering                                               – Partnerships – Project Management                                  – Human Resources

– Fund raising                                               – Project Development

– Climate initiatives/NDC                            – Innovation & Technology

– Energy Planning                                        – Energy System Operations

– Outreach with Governments                    – Environment/Natural Science – Grid Assessment                                       – Energy Modeling

– Data Analysis and Statistics                       – Rural Electrification, including Mini-Grids – Energy Planning                                       – Off-Grid Energy Access

Work assignments may include, but not limited to:

  • Analysis of data and information;
  • Drafting of documents;
  • Undertaking literature reviews;
  • Preparing and making presentations;
  • Dialogue with governments, partners and other key national, regional and international stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the work programme outputs of the organization and work on specific projects;
  • Support the efforts of the team in daily activities;
  • Perform other duties, as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, analyze and formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication: Has excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; creates and promotes enabling environment for open communication; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Accountability: Stands accountable for the accuracy and completeness of information under his/her control and handling of the information in a discreet and confidential manner; takes ownership for all responsibilities and honour commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes ownership of delegated responsibilities and authorities; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise, learns from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team member; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities to ensure successful completion of work assigned.
Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a field relevant to the list of occupational groups listed above.  A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: Minimum of one to five years of progressively responsible experience related to the desired occupational groups is preferred.

Language: Excellent command of both written and spoken English is essential. Working knowledge of another language is desirable.

Application Procedure:

Qualified candidates must apply for the above-mentioned vacancy on-line, through IRENA’s recruitment platform, Taleo by submitting a complete and comprehensive CV and a letter of interest, including details of three professional references who will be contacted if their application is shortlisted.

Candidates should ensure that their respective governments/institutions will release them for the period of the programme and reabsorb them at the completion of the assignment.  They should include information as to the focal point from their releasing government/institution/organization.

Applications from qualified women are highly encouraged.

Please note that due to the number of applications received, only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for an interview and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process.

For More Information:

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