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New Program for Young Social Entrepreneurs in Anglophone Africa

Posted by Gamuchirai on November 13, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Deadline :13 December 2013

Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa (SET Africa) was launched in November 2013 to provide young social innovators across Anglophone Africa with the organizational leadership skills, mentoring, networks, and funding opportunities needed to strengthen and scale up their social ventures. SET Africa is being implemented by Makerere University Business School (MUBS) in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), the United States Agency for In...

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Acumen's Global Fellows Program for Social Impact Leaders

Posted by Gamuchirai on November 13, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Deadline: 13 December 2013

cumen has launched the Global Fellows Program – a fellowship program for selected fellows to undertake intensive leadership training in New York, USA and in South Asia and Africa. This is a learning opportunity for those individuals “dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business and operational expertise, and moral imagination needed to effect long-term social change. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training program in the Acumen...

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The Green Store Challenge, The DO School and H&M - Hamburg, Germany

Posted by Gamuchirai on September 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Are you passionate about finding innovative sustainable design solutions?


Want to learn more about retail innovation, and create a green retail revolution with the support of talented mentors, inspiring peers and one of the largest and most dynamic fashion companies in the world?!


Then APPLY NOW for the DO School program and the Green Store Challenge in Hamburg!




The DO School ...

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Bill Gates Foundation seeking Ideas for its Healthcare Grants

Posted by Gamuchirai on September 12, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Deadline: 12 November 2013


Foundation is asking for ideas that can provide grants of up to $100,000 to transform them into successful projects for the betterment of healthcare. The Grand Challenges Explorations is a grant program of the Foundation that provides funding for project ideas that can lead to the improvement of the world’s poorest people.


Under the Grand Challenges Explorations Round 12, the Gates Foundation is seeking for ne...

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The AGCO Africa Ambassador Contest: Opportunity to attend the Summit in Germany

Posted by Gamuchirai on September 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Deadline: 18 October 2013

GCO Corporation’s Africa Summit to be held on January 21, 2013 in Berlin, Germany seeks to discuss solutions for the development of agriculture in Africa. It is organizing the AGCO Africa Ambassador Contest to find someone who represents the continent Africa in all of its facets during several corporate events. The winner will become the AGCO Africa Ambassador 2013 and will be part of the AGCO Africa Summit 2013. Other than that, the Ambassad...

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Posted by Gamuchirai on September 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The goal of this Challenge is for the selected Fellows to create an innovative and sustainable to-go cup, as well as a related infrastructure and campaign. To help with answering to the Sustainable Cup Challenge, Fellows will learn from leading experts about a variety of topics including the environmental impact of materials and packaging, recycling systems, as well as branding and campaigning.

While solving the Challenge, all Fellows work on turning their own venture idea into a viable...

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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Announces USD 150 000 Prize for Innovative African Solutions to African Challenges

Posted by Gamuchirai on August 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In an effort to drive African-led development, the IPA invites African entrepreneurs and innovators to propose projects that unlock new African potential under one of five categories which include: 1) agriculture and agribusiness; 2) environment, energy and water; 3) health and wellbeing; 4) ICT applications; and 5) manufacturing and services industries.

Visit the website below for more details:


The Spirit of Innovation Challenge

Posted by Gamuchirai on July 29, 2013 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It provides an opportunity for teams of students to create commercially viable products or services to address issues of global sustainability for the benefit of humanity.This annual competition is free and available to students, ages 13-18, from around the world. The Spirit of Innovation Challenge offers teachers, parents and afterschool coordinators a relevant and dynamic way to teach science, technology, engineering and math. Along the way, world-renowned scientists, engineers and entrepre...

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Posted by Gamuchirai on July 11, 2013 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)




The Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) is an annual programme of the World

Assembly of Youth (WAY) which brings together young people and youth leaders from

around the world to discuss relevant youth issues.

The MIYD is organized by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in collaboration with the

Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council, Malaysian Youth Council ...

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Social Innovators Fellowship

Posted by Gamuchirai on July 2, 2013 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (2)

Many thanks to all those that have applied for the social innovators fellowship program 2013. The applications closed on June 30th. We received 48 high quality applications that show how young Zimbabweans are beginning to come up with innovative solutions to the socio-cultural, economic and political challenges faced in the country. The community challenges and solutions ranged from health, culture, politics, environment, technology and education.This gives us a lot of optimism and we believe...

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