St Vincent and the Grenadines launches Geothermal Energy-Drilling Project

St Vincent and the Grenadines has launched a multi-million-dollar geothermal energy-drilling project made possible with financing mobilised by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). CDB secured US$27 million in financing for the project through contributions from partners, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union’s Caribbean Investment… [Read More]

Germany pledges 10 Million Euro Grant to South African Countries in combating Effect of Climate Change

The government of Germany pledges a gigantic amount of 10 million euro grant (which stands USD 11.1 million) to the South African countries to assist in combating the effect of climate change. The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) will implement and manage the grant which covers Angola, Botswana,… [Read More]

World Bank approves Funding to strengthen Education and Primary Healthcare Services in Haiti

World Bank has approved a total of US$162 million for three projects to improve access and quality of education and primary healthcare services, and to strengthen disaster risk management in Haiti. World Bank Haiti Country Director, Anabela Abreu said, “These three projects address key national priorities to build a better future for all Haitians. Access… [Read More]

EU Facility shows Solid Progress in supporting Refugees

The Commission has reported good progress in the implementation and programming of €6 billion of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. More than 80 projects are currently up and running delivering tangible results to refugees and host communities in particular on education and health. Out of the €6 billion, some €4.2 billion has been… [Read More]

£1.6m Million Funding to support Recovery Efforts of Families Displaced by Floods in Malawi

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has provided an additional £1.6m million (USD 2.06 million) to UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP), Concern Worldwide and GOAL to support recovery efforts of families displaced by floods in the southern region of Malawi. This includes provision of cash transfers so that communities can withstand future shocks,… [Read More]

Marie Collins Foundation awarded with £635,000 Investment to support Sexually Abused Children

The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) has been awarded with £635,000 investment to support its vital work to help children who have been sexually abused online. MCF has developed the Global Protection Online Network (GPON), a programme to help countries take steps to respond to the threat of online child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSEA). GPON… [Read More]

Global Action Network’s New Program to Award Everyday Heroes – and those who Find Them

The Global Action Network (GAN) has announced a new program which awards those who develop cutting edge solutions – and honors the finders by naming a prize after them. VP of Logistics for GAN, “The whole idea is to accelerate progress towards the Goals. The probability that you or I will win a Nobel Prize… [Read More]

NGOs promote Safe Use of Medicine in Bono Region of Ghana

A nongovernmental organization, DKT International, has held a day’s workshop to promote safe use of medicine in Bono Region of Ghana. The workshop held in Sunyane brought together academia, doctors, nurses, and personnel from Ghana Health Service. The workshop aimed at minimizing errors in drug prescriptions and wrong usage. It is believed that some medical… [Read More]

NGOs raise hands to protect Children after approval of New Law

Various NGOs and role-players will gather later this month to discuss the implementation of the Western Cape Commissioner For Children Act assented by provincial authorities. On May 31, about 40 NGOs from across the province along with the government will attend a meeting to discuss the implications of the act, which provides for the appointment… [Read More]

Germany provides 65.5 Million Dollars for various Programmes in Cambodia

Germany has provided 65.5 million dollars (58.6 million euros) for rural infrastructure, health and other social programmes in Cambodia, while noting that respect for human rights underscored development cooperation. This is according to a statement issued by the German embassy in Phnom Penh. The new commitments include a 30-million-euro concessional loan for rural infrastructure and… [Read More]

$50,000 Grants to reduce Plastic Leaking into Marine Environment in Kenya

Aiming to reduce the amount of plastic leaking into the marine environment, small-scale circular economy initiatives in Kenya will compete for $50,000 grants for a year for projects. Small-scale circular economy initiatives in Kenya will compete for $50,000 grants for a year for projects that aim to reduce the amount of plastic leaking into the… [Read More]

Hyderabad NGOs raise their Hands in rescuing Homeless Elderly Persons

Good Samaritan’s India, an NGO indulge in rescuing homeless elderly persons has rescued 48 elderly persons since March till May 12. Seventy-two-year-old Yadav was dehydrated and restless when a city-based NGO rescued him. He was found lying on a pavement in Bharathnagar area under the scorching sun, with no food and water. Yadav who has… [Read More]

$1.5 Million to boost Drought-Affected Communities in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia

The latest distributions from the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program valued at over $1.5 million will boost sixty-one drought-affected communities in rural, regional and remote Australia. The majority of grants support projects that help to build local community resilience while residents endure the drought, by investing in infrastructure and equipment. Successful applications were received… [Read More]

Six local Non-Profit Organizations to benefit from $225,000 in Project Innovation Grants

Six local non-profit organizations will receive a total of $225,000 in Project Innovation grants from NBC Connecticut /WVIT, Telemundo Connecticut/WRDM and the NBCUniversal Foundation. The winning organizations were selected by the stations to help boost programs that are addressing local community issues through innovative solutions in the areas of storytelling, culture of inclusion, youth education… [Read More]

Inter-NGO collaboration at Event in Pune, Experts call for Need-Based Projects

Pune International Centre (PIC) organized a function in which a paper titled, Governance and Effectiveness of NGOs- The Way Ahead, authored by Madhukar Kotwal was released. Former member, board of directors, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Madhukar Kotwal said, “There is a huge gap in terms of sustainable development. It is important for us to focus… [Read More]

Funding for 125 new Initiatives in Communities across Canada

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced funding for 125 new initiatives in communities across Canada through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF), Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP). The Green Municipal FundTM (GMF) supports initiatives that advance innovative solutions to environmental challenges. These projects… [Read More]

€22.3 Million Funding for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Kosovo

The World Bank has approved the Kosovo Financial Sector Strengthening Project worth €22.3 million ($25 million equivalent), to improve access to finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including startups, young entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. World Bank Country Manager for Kosovo, Marco Mantovanelli said, “The World Bank is pleased to support Kosovo authorities’ efforts… [Read More]

U.S., UK share $10 Million XPRIZE Award to boost Child literacy

A California company is sharing a $10 million XPRIZE award with a London-based educational nonprofit for programs created to teach illiterate children how to teach themselves to read. The Berkeley-based Kitkit School and London’s one billion educational nonprofit were declared co-winners of the XPRIZE For Global Learning. Nearly 200 teams from 40 countries entered the… [Read More]

Government of Canada invests in Young Researchers of Tomorrow

Canada has announced 166 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and 70 new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, for a total investment of close to $35 million. This latest round of recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships will benefit from Budget 2019 investments in paid parental leave. In particular, Budget 2019 invests $37.4… [Read More]

Social Media Campaign launched to raise Awareness and Solidarity among European Youth

The European Commission has announced an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019. Together with international and Belgian celebrities as well as around 400 students, the Commission has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness and solidarity among young Europeans. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said, “Education… [Read More]

Wellbeing Foundation Africa expands MamaCare Antenatal and Postnatal Education Program

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) is expanding its MamaCare Antenatal and Postnatal Education program in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. The ‘MamaCare + Nutrition program’ will now reach four more local government associations and a further twenty-eight healthcare facilities. The Foundation has strengthened its midwifery workforce, who will help the program to reach an additional… [Read More]

Métis Nation Labour Market Strategy launched under ISET Program

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, alongside the Métis National Council and the Manitoba Metis Federation, announced the launch of the Métis Nation Labour Market Strategy, under the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program. The Government of Canada and Métis Nation have taken significant action to ensure Métis people… [Read More]

Canada announces New Horizons for Seniors Program Call for Proposals

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors has announced the launch of the 2019–20 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) call for proposals for community-based projects. The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being and quality of life of seniors and foster social… [Read More]

$15 Million to improve access to basic Services in targeted Poor Communities of Djibouti

The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) package of $15 million to support an expanded and enhanced social safety nets system to improve access to basic services in targeted poor communities. The financing includes US$10 million in IDA credit, the World Bank’s arm for the poorest countries, and a US$5 million grant… [Read More]

World Bank approves US$400 Million to address Rising Rates of Malnutrition in Yemen

The World Bank has approved US$400 million in grants for Yemen to address rising rates of malnutrition and to contribute towards maintaining basic health, water and sanitation services for the Yemeni population. Along with the new funding, the Board of Directors also discussed the World Bank Group’s new engagement strategy for Yemen which will remain… [Read More]