Online event: The Power of US: How is organizing changing lives of millions of people in the US & Japan (LCN) (free)

Dear Leading Change Network friends,

The world around us seems to be changing every day, and it looks that democracy is falling apart around the world. However, people like us are asking their selves “What can I do?” and rolling up the sleeves to actually do it.

  • Recently, two amazing campaigns won victory in Japan and the US
    Sexual assault survivors organized and won the change of the legal definition of rape in Japan!
  • Residents of Maine, US organized and made Maine become the first state in the US to pass Medicaid expansion at ballot!

On December 9th, 2017 at 9 am EST, LCN will host an online real-time event with representatives of these campaigns.

At the event, you will be:

  • Meeting leaders and organizers from the 2 featured campaigns, and other leaders from all over the world
  • Learning about what have those campaigns done to succeed and what have they learned from it
  • Discussing your work and challenges with other people from all over the world

Join us to continue building the community of people who are changing the world.
Event participation will be capped. Please register here to reserve your seat!
Please share this event with people who you think would be interested in joining the session and LCN.

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Mtaa Docs: Workshop for aspiring filmmakers in Nairobi, Docubox

MTAA DOCS

MTAA DOCS is a project initiated by Slum Film Festival and Docubox. MTAA DOCS has a priority on telling stories from the slums, other marginalized communities and stories of hope in disadvantage.

It is a documentary workshop aimed at equipping filmmakers with crucial skills and know-how in the field of documentary making. It will seek to explore contemporary approaches to the art of documentary film, offer a strong understanding of the best practices and business of production, and help develop the foundation of your independent project.

This workshop seeks to support filmmakers with an opportunity to be mentored by the best players in this field. During the film lab, the best submissions will be curated into full-fledged documentary films and owners will have an opportunity to meet with potential content buyers. This is a rare and golden opportunity to all filmmakers interested in documentary making as it serves as a take-off ground in the industry.
MTAA DOCS is designed for and open to documentary directors, scriptwriters, editors, cinematographers, sound recordists and all key crew members in documentary films. Filmmakers applying for MTAA DOCS should be young, aspiring and have some previous experience in documentary making. Experienced filmmakers with a special interest in this field, and are able to pay a subsidized rate, are free to apply.

 

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

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.