SpeedUpAfrica Startup Boot-camp

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Image Credits : Speed Up Africa

The SpeedUp Africa Startup Boot-camp is the Africa’s most Impactful  Boot-camps.The aim is to transform Africa’s startups to speed-ups.

The boot-camp is focuses on Growth and investment.

The Host University will be the Ashesi University in GHANA From July 6-10,2016.

The full excursion Mode will be : Workshops,Breakout sessions,Q&A ,Mentor sessions ,Fun activities,Investments,connections,Turning Up ,$1 million Dela day  and Lots of surprises.

The idea is to make those 4 days a memorable and defining period in the life of your startup.

Cost

Participation is free  but you have to pay for your flight and the Organizers will cover the rest-

  • Airport pick-up,
  • accommodation and Food..

Eligibility

  • Open to African Startups.

Application Process.

Please  Follow  this LINK  to  start Your Application

Call for Applications:Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2015 in Germany

Image Credit : Global Entrepreneurship Summer school

Image Credit : Global Entrepreneurship Summer school

 

 

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Date: 15th – 25th September 2015
Location: Munich, Germany

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School is a collaborative project of the four leading university-based Entrepreneurship Centers in Munich as well as the Social Entrepreneurship Academie – that’s why they believe in the power of entrepreneurial thinking for a better and sustainable future.

During the Summer School the student teams develop ideas that have both a sustainable impact for society and a self-sustaining, profitable business model. The students learn about entrepreneurship, develop their own sustainable business ideas and build a long-lasting network of international excellent and entrepreneurial students. The Global Entrepreneurship Summer Schools fosters the important role of education, entrepreneurship and networking for a sustainable development.

Eligibility:

  • You can apply as undergraduate or graduate of all university studies e.g.: design, computer science, business economics, humanities, social sciences etc.
  • You have to be enrolled in any university at any time during 2015 and you have to be aged between 18 – 27 years. For example: If you are enrolled only until February 2015 you can apply even if you won’t be enrolled in September 2015. “Enrolled” applies in our definition also to MBA or PhD students.

Global Scholarships:

We may cover parts of travel expenses of selected international students who are invited to Munich. You can apply for 1 of 10 travel scholarships after being selected. We will cover 50% of your travel expenses, with a maximum of 500 Euro. You will get the grant in cash during your stay in Munich.

Accommodation:

Participants won’t have to pay for their accommodation. We will provide your accommodation from Sep 15 until Sep 25 either in student dorms or in private rooms at participants’ places from Munich. If you want to arrive earlier or stay longer in Munich, please take care of it by yourself.

Food & travel in Munich:

We will provide for some exclusive dinners as well as many snacks and coffee during the whole week.

Application:

This year, we will accept 35 outstanding students from around the world who will get an invitation to Munich. In addition we will accept 15 virtual participants. All applications will go through a very strict, but fair selection process. You can fill out the Application Form online and attach the required documents and answers.

You can apply with your CV, motivational letter (max. around 200 words) and recommendation letter as PDF attachments.

If you have any questions please check first all FAQs and if you still have questions please send an email to info@globalsummerschool.org.

For interested individuals, follow this link for more information

The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) 14-18 March 2014 (Sendai, Japan)

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Image Credits : Peaceboat

In 2014 Youth Beyond Disasters formed in partnership with the UNISDR to mobilize children and youth in the build up to the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Through the mobilization, the network seeks to unify and build on the work of UNESCO, Eubios Ethics Institute, partner Universities, agencies and other people dedicated to taking simple steps to lessen the impact natural hazards like storms, fires, floods and earthquakes have on our communities.

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution for 2013 on International Strategy for Disaster Reduction states that the World Conference will result in a concise, focused, forward-looking, and action-oriented outcome document and will have the following objectives:

  • To complete assessment and review of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action;
  • To consider the experience gained through the regional and national strategies/institutions and plans for disaster risk reduction and their recommendations as well as relevant regional agreements within the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action;
  • To adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction;
  • To identify modalities of cooperation based on commitments to implement a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction; and
  • To determine modalities to periodically review the implementation of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

For more information visit here

Call for applications: She leads Africa in conjunction with Intel

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Image Credits : She leads Africa

 

Image Credits : Intel

Image Credits : Intel

She Leads Africa has partnered with Intel Corp to host entrepreneur development workshops for young women interested in building technology enabled businesses. Workshops will cover both the technical aspects of getting your product ready for consumers but the critical business steps needed to take your technology idea and transform them into tangible businesses. 

If you are interested with this opportunity. Please apply using the following links

Nairobi Kenya  Apply here

Thee event will take place on the 24th of January 2015. Apply and secure your seat.

Science Journalism Student Award

Deadline: 10 October 2014
Open to: undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree 
Award: free registration, accommodation and $750 (approx. €580) to attend the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting in Washington

Description

The Society for Neuroscience, founded in 1969, is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The SfN is now announcing  the “Science Journalism Student Award”, which enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the SfN’s annual meeting in Washington. The winners are assigned a mentor who is an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting and also SfN media staff are available to advise award recipients how to navigate and report on the meeting.

Eligibility

This award is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past calendar year) formal education in science or medical journalism; formal education in general journalism and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine; or formal education in a scientific or medical field and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine.

Awards

Two winners will have the opportunity to attend the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting in Washington. The award includes free registration, four nights’ lodging and $750 (approx. €580) to defray additional costs. Each winner will receive guidance from a professional journalist covering the meeting and an orientation to covering the event.

Application

Interested applicants must submit the following materials:

  • CV;
  • Cover letter describing applicant’s career goals and how attending the meeting will help achieve them;
  • Two published clips;
  • Letter of recommendation from an instructor or professor.

All documents must be submitted in English to: pidaward@sfn.org.

The deadline to apply is 10 October 2014.

For further information please visit the official website.

 

The 2015 Starting Point in Spain

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Deadline: September 30, 2014

Location: Madrid, Spain.
Date: 28-30 January 2015.
Type: Partially Funded.

This conference, designed around the challenges of today, will unleash every attendee’s potential through a new concept based on three very strong pillars that will serve as a backbone for excellence: The Global Village, The Speakers and The Pangea Master.

Eligibility:

All people under the age of 25 at the time of the conference. All nationalities, fields of study and backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants need to have a good knowledge of English as the entire conference will be held in English.

Benefits:

All those that successfully complete the Pangea Master will be awarded an official certificate supported by the companies involved in this educational program.

Procedure:

To apply, fill out the application form that can be found on our website. Applications will be open from the 1st of September 2014 until the 30th of September 2014.

Please Visit  the Official Page

Fully Funded Generation Change Regional Training Sessions 2014 in Turkey

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Image Credits : United states Institute Of peace

 

Deadline: September 15, 2014

Location: Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 4 – 7 December, 2014. USIP will pay for participant airfare, lodging, meal, and visa expenses. 

The United States Institute of Peace’s Africa’s Generation Change Program is dedicated to empowering and building the capacity of civically engaged youth as they emerge as leaders in their communities. By providing specialized leadership and conflict resolution training, Generation Change aims to provide youth leaders with the skills needed to increase community trust, promote constructive conversations, and offer alternatives to resolving conflict without violence.

The Generation Change network of youth leaders across the country will serve as a platform for the free exchange of ideas across borders and cultures, a community of peers and mentors, and a resource for participants in moments of crisis.

Generation change Africa Program:
Generation Change’s Africa regional leadership development program will provide participants with leadership and conflict resolution training in order for these emerging leaders to increase their resilience and have a greater impact on their respective communities. The training will provide a safe space for participants to share ideas, gain new tools, practice constructive conversations, and better understand conflict resolution, especially as it relates to the Africa. It will also expose participants to experts in the leadership development and conflict resolution fields.

Additionally, the training will enable participants to build a network of civic youth leaders in their region and internationally. Upon completing the training, participants will join Generation Change’s global network of emerging civic leaders and will have access to various resources provided by USIP.

Candidate Eligibility:
To apply, applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 18-35
  • Have had residence in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda for 3 years.
  • Have a leadership role in a community organization.
  • Possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators
  • Have a passport that is valid until June 2015.

Instructions:
Submission should include

  • A completed application form
  • Attachments, as listed in section IV of this form.

Submission:
Please submit the application using Survey Monkey. Please e-mail all attachments in one e-mail to GenChange@usip.org. The e-mail subject line should read: LAST NAME, GC application.

All inquiries should be sent to GenChange@usip.org. Selected participants will be notified by email by September 25, 2014. If you are not notified by this time, you have not been selected.

 Please the Visit Official Page for more information and on how to apply