Trainings: StoryLab Academy

Concerned you’re becoming obsolete?

The StoryLab Academy is providing an opportunity for you to improve your digital storytelling with a combination of free online webinars and face-to-face training in News-gathering, Storytelling, Audience Engagement & Sustainability and specialized courses in Data Journalism, Investigative reporting, Geo-Journalism, Verification & Digital Security.

The courses are underwritten by Google News Lab and the World Bank, and are presented by industry experts from Code For Africa’s StoryLab. Modules range from 10min crash-courses that teach quick skills, to 30min deep dives into more complex techniques. Customise your course, and work at your own pace.

Apply today to future-proof yourself: http://bit.ly/StoryLabAcademy2017

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Young Professionals Program (YPP), AfDB

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, you are the one we are looking for.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. We attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its regional member countries.

We expect to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2018 cohort.  https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp/

 

Varied list of opportunities from CIHA

Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa

List of Upcoming Opportunities: September 2017

http://www.cihablog.com/upcoming-opportunities-september-2017/

There are several exciting calls for proposals/applications/nominations with upcomingdeadlines that wed like to bring to your attentionFor more details and the full listing ofmany more interesting opportunitiesplease check out the Opportunities section hereIf you have a relevant opportunity that you would like addedplease email usat cihablog[at]gmail[dot]com.


The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is seeking applications from education professionals that train future religious leaders to take part in the 2018 KAICIID International Fellows Programme. The Programme gathers religious teachers from around the world for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion that will bring the Fellows to Vienna to teach dialogue, become active facilitators and leaders in dialogue and be advocates for peace in their communities. There is a short turn-around time as the deadline for applications is 31 August 2017, midnight (CET). Details can be found here.

The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience. The Fellowship is open by nomination only. More details can be found here.

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA is soliciting proposals for a new intervention on Designing interdisciplinary Humanities/STEM Teaching and Research programs for African universities. The intervention is a response to the continued segmentation in terms of teaching and research of the Humanities from STEM disciplines, while in actual sense; both disciplines seek to find solutions to the same problems, a fact that should call for more synergy and convergence between them. Proposals are due September 10thand details can be found here.

Internships: Sauti Africa

http://sautiafrica.org/sauti-africa-internship-program/

THE PROGRAM

Sauti is a mobile-based trade information and social accountability platform for SMEs engaged in cross-border trade in the East African Community. Our mission is to empower cross-border traders to exercise their rights as citizens of the EAC – able to trade legally, safely and profitably across borders and stand up for their rights with a loud and clear voice.

Our Internship Program provides recent graduates and graduate students each year with an unrivaled opportunity to learn about the internal mechanisms of a social enterprise and to experience life in the vibrant Nairobi startup community. Interns spend 6 months working across the company, serving in a variety of roles in our Nairobi offices and possibly in the field. Each intern reports directly to the Director of Operations. The internship application for our 2017 program is open to citizens of any of the members states of the East African Community (EAC). However, in exceptional circumstances, we are willing to discuss internships for graduates of universities outside the EAC.

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Support for entrepreneurs: The Somo Project

Check out their website for full details: http://www.thesomoproject.org/

The Somo Project’s mission is to identify, train, fund and mentor entrepreneurs looking to drive social change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities.

The Somo Project invests in people. We believe that talented local teams are best equipped to build sustainable enterprises in their own low-income communities and that these are the people who can best address the problems their communities face.

Access to stable, long-term capital is greatly inadequate and we are committed to changing this by providing long-term partnership, encouraging leaders to dream big and build scalable enterprises that otherwise would not be given a chance.

The Somo Project invests in social entrepreneurs and provides the training and tools to help them build enterprises that change their communities from within. By investing in the right people, we help break the cycle of poverty and can help bring long-term stability to urban slum areas.

Fellowship for fact-checking journalists

Competitive international fellowship…

Apply for the 2017 International Fact-Checking Network fellowships

By Alexios Mantzarlis • July 24, 2017

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program.

The two fellowships, worth $2,500 each, are aimed at fact-checkers seeking to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country to be exposed to best practices they wish to adopt.

The inaugural fellows worked on automation and fact-checking on television.

These are entirely self-organized fellowships: Applicants must specify the organization they want to visit, pitch a detailed plan that includes the duration of their stay and what they seek to learn from the experience. They ought to spend at least one week with the partner organization.

In order to qualify, applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources and a commitment to nonpartisanship. Being a verified signatory of the IFCN code of principles is a plus. Freelancers with significant experience in fact-checking (evidence of published work will be required) can also apply.

There is significant flexibility in the acceptable proposals. For example, the funding available through the fellowship can cover several people’s flights or one month’s accommodation for one person. The key aspect is the transfer of organizational knowledge from one fact-checking group to another.

Though the preference is to award two fellowships worth $2,500 each, exceptional projects for which a higher budget is indispensable can apply for $5,000 and be considered.

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Legal Empowerment Leadership Course, Global Legal Empowerment Network (Budapest, 4-8 Dec 2017)

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 3rd annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course. Over 400 people from more than 70 countries applied to this one-of-a-kind course at the Central European University (CEU) each of the first two years. The course has received the largest number of applicants for any course held at CEU and the course evaluations were among the highest they’ve seen. We are looking forward to meeting this demand once again and putting together an equally promising course this year.

This year’s course has an overall theme of “Law and Organizing.” The course will be structured around three case studies: institutionalization of paralegal services with a focus on South Africa, the right to health and essential services in India, and the evolution of the legal empowerment movement in the Philippines.

International experts will also lead sessions on issues such as the intersection of law and organizing, how to translate grassroots experience into systemic change, and how to effectively learn from program data. Additional sessions will discuss the history of the movement and the latest impact evidence in the field. There will also be daily peer-to-peer, small group discussions for participants to work through challenges and questions with other practitioners and faculty directly.

The course runs from 4 – 8 December 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. Scholarships are available to a limited number of applicants, as are tuition waivers on a competitive basis. We invite applications from representatives of civil society organizations, governments, development agencies, and universities. Applications are due no later than August 28th 2017.

This year’s course is a collaboration between the Central European University, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School Law, The Open Society Justice Initiative, and Namati. For more information, visit the CEU website to fill out the online application1 and download the full course brochure at the following link. GPA-Legal Empowerment Leadership booklet.pdf1 (1.0 MB). For more information about last year’s course, you can read this blog post on the event.