Most countries in Africa are undergoing rapid urbanization bringing with it fresh opportunities as well as creating new challenges arising from the transition. From the perspective of urban and peri-urban agriculture, classic practices are changing too due to a combination of socio-economic factors such as shifting consumer and market preferences, access to new tools, digitalization, constraints on land and water resources as well as decreasing interest in farming by the young generation. Effective and efficient solutions for increasing sustainable agriculture at city region scale are needed to ensure access to nutritious food, safeguard natural resources and ensure viable opportunities for the next generation of farmers in the agri-food sector. A key goal must be to increase capacities ...
Deadline: April 8, 2019 Calling postgraduate students in international law, young scholars, government officials and lawyers in this field. Applications are open for the 2019 The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) International Law Seminar, Geneva, 8-26 July. The Seminar is designed for postgraduate students in international law, young scholars and government officials working in the field of international law, to widen their knowledge of both the work of the International Law Commission and of the codification and progressive development of international law. It also provides an opportunity for young lawyers from different legal systems and cultures to exchange views regarding items on the agenda of the Commission. The International Law Seminar is not intended to be an introductio
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019 Apply today to attend The Sustainable Development Goals and Security Workshop 2019. Sustainable development and security are closely related. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) only explicitly mention Food Security as a specific goal, but in the same vein, reference could have been made to maritime security, environmental security or human security in general. The latter concept supposes freedom from want, freedom from fear and freedom to live with dignity as a critical basis for sustaining and developing livelihoods. Personal and community security is perhaps a significant basis for achieving some satisfactory level of sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals and Security Workshop 2019 focuses on this aspect. The absence of
DEADLINE: January 30 2019 The African App Launchpad (AAL) initiative is an Africa-wide platform aiming to build capacity of Egyptian and African youth and foster establishment of sustainable Egyptian and African startups in the area of the advanced ever-changing app and game technologies. AAL targets building capacity of ten thousand learners and establishing one hundred startups. AAL works by availing a high-quality, technology-learning online platform through crowd-sourcing top online content developed by prestigious universities and leading companies, and delivered through three leading MOOCs; Coursera, edX, and Udacity. WORTH Free top-quality learning track in one of the advanced app and game technologies Prestigious international certificate after successfully completing ...
A DATA4CHANGE flagship event is a five-day residential workshop with full immersion into the inner workings of a data visualisation studio. CSOs and NGOs working on some of the world’s most pressing social and political problems are matched with carefully selected teams of industry experts covering the disciplines of data analysis, journalism, graphic design, and web development. At the end of the event each team has a proof of concept or fully rendered prototype for a data driven advocacy campaign, and the wealth of immeasurable experience that comes along with spending five days together with a diverse and uniquely talented group of individuals. You’ll use data to tell stories and change hearts and minds, and you’ll make long lasting memories and life-changing friendships. WORTH
Deadline: December 21, 2018 The Mekatilili Fellowship Program is 3-day, fully funded, workshop to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 14th – 16th January 2019. The Mekatilili Fellowship Program (MFP) is a gathering of creative and innovative African youth aimed at building 21st Century skills. Through this program, fellows will be exposed to learning opportunities, internships and meaningful work while acquiring professional development training to prepare youth for the job market. MFP is a unique opportunity for makers to work on projects that they are passionate about and to collaborate with peers on a global scale while co-designing appropriate solutions that can help us to get one step closer to realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This learning opportunity is in collabora
Data Club Uganda is a networking workshop organized by Pollicy to bring together data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data. Pollicy is a technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved civic engagement and participation. They believe data and the ability to act upon data are critical to the development of any country. Any planning, allocation, and implementation requires data to effectively run/iterate programs, draw investments and adequately measure progress towards socio-economic goals. Pollicy’s Data Club Uganda aims to create a sense of community amongst people and organizations working with data and to provide resources, support, and opp
Deadline: November 30, 2018 Project proposals are invited for the Africa4Future Aerospace Accelerator. The BizLab #Africa4Future initiative supports collaboration between Airbus and African startups by offering mentorship, networking and coaching. Africa4Future is a “Joint Accelerator Program” between Airbus BizLab & GIZ Make-IT in Africa. The program contributes to UN SDG #9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and looks to foster the development of aerospace technologies with a goal of helping to solve development challenges in Africa. They focus on early-stage tech start-ups with technologies aimed at unmanned logistics and remote sensing, including automation and drones, electrification, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics and material composites and manufact
Deadline: December 9, 2018 The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is accepting applications for the Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme 2019. The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, they want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good. Admitted participants will attend a 4-day YSE Workshop held in March 2019 in Singapore, and pitch for a chance to be shortlisted into the YSE programme, which includes a mentorship scheme; overseas study visit and
Deadline: November 3, 2018 Applications are open for the TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders on the Rule of Law and Policy 2019. The TIJ Workshop offers a unique opportunity for practitioners from different sectors to engage with their global peers in policy dialogue facilitated by a network of international and interdisciplinary faculty from the TIJ and the Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School. This intensive week, designed exclusively for young and successful professionals, will unlock the complex and dynamic linkages between the rule of law and policy making processes in the economic, political and social development at local, regional and international levels. The curriculum has been customized to ensure that participants benefit from peer-to-peer learnin