India’s Philanthropists joined Hands to strengthen Climate Community

Country’s foremost philanthropists joined hands to form the India Climate Collaborative (ICC) that will work to strengthen the climate community locally, build a climate narrative and drive solutions that will ensure both the natural world and people thrive. The ICC marks the first-ever collective response by industry leaders such as Ratan N. Tata, Anand Mahindra,… [Read More]

India: KHUSHI Foundation extends support to 800 Children through remedial Education Programme

Newgen Software Technologies Limited, a global provider of low code automation platform managing content, processes, and communication and Kinship for Humanitarian Social and Holistic Intervention in India (KHUSHII) extend support to provide holistic development to 800 students studying in Govt. Higher Secondary School, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This collaboration will help in empowering the children… [Read More]

NGOs across Europe plan Pan-European “festival of democracy”

Civil society organisations across Europe is planning for a pan-European “festival of democracy” to run in parallel with the Future of Europe conference. Due to start in May and last up to two years, the conference will focus on how citizens should be more closely involved in the EU decision-making process, while the festival aims… [Read More]

A Finance Initiative to boost support for SMEs in EU neighbouring Countries

EU bank, and the European Commission have joined the SME Access to Finance Initiative to support economic growth, innovation and employment in EU neighbouring countries. This initiative will facilitate access to finance for local SMEs through partial portfolio guarantees. Those guarantees will allow intermediary banks to take on more risk and extend financing on favourable… [Read More]

CG Foundation India & MATEE collaborate to foster Sustainable Development of Regional Ecosystems

CG foundation India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MATEE (Mapping and Action in Traditional and Ecological Ecosystems) to jointly identify pockets/clusters of cultural and natural heritage ecosystems fostering sustainable development of regional ecosystems through local creative and cultural industries and ecological practices. A total of INR 30 crores will be infused through… [Read More]

2020 MILEAD Fellows Program for Africa’s most promising Women Leaders

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2020 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Program- to identify Africa’s most promising women leaders. The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders… [Read More]

The Habitats Trust Grants 2020 for Unsung Heroes with significant Conservation Efforts: Deadline for Registration is 29 February, 2020

The Habitats Trust has opened its application portal for “The Habitats Trust Grants 2020” from January 23rd to February 29th, 2020 to recognize and support individuals and organizations doing seminal work in the field of conservation. Any organization working to conserve India’s biodiversity can apply for the Grants in their specific categories, which will include… [Read More]

Azim Premji University launch 5 day GIS Course for NGO Professionals

Azim Premji University is offering a five day course “Introduction to Mapping and Geographical Information Systems using Quantum GIS” for development, conservation and education practitioners working with basic mapping and GIS skills, via exposure to a free, open-source GIS platform (Quantum GIS) which is available to all. The course is intended to be hands-on, focused… [Read More]

Call for Small Projects for Mediterranean MPAs/NGOs to support Local Initiatives

MedPAN organisation has launched a Call for Small Projects for Mediterranean MPAs for the 2020-2021 period with the aim of contributing to the support and consolidation of integrated management and resilience process of coastal, island and marine areas in the Mediterranean, for the benefit of ecosystems and local communities, while integrating the challenges of co-management… [Read More]

USIP’s Generation Change Fellows Program for Ethiopian Young Leaders

The Generation Change Fellows Program partners with young leaders across the globe to foster collaboration, build resilience and strengthen capacity as they transform local communities. It is a partnership between the U.S. Institute of Peace and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. By delivering training in effective leadership, conflict management, and prejudice awareness… [Read More]

Nominate outstanding Heroes for 2020 Champions of the Earth Award whose actions lead Positive Impact on Planet

The UN’s highest environmental honour, “2020 Champions of the Earth award” has been opened to recognize the contribution of outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment. Every year, individuals, groups and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the protection and restoration… [Read More]

UNEP and IUCN launch new €20m Programme for Upscaling of Ecosystem-based Adaptation

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will be managing a new €20m Ecosystem-based Adaptation [2020-2024] programme to provide targeted and rapid support mechanisms through seed capital for innovative approaches to ecosystem-based adaptation. The multi-year Global EbA Fund, established by UNEP and IUCN, will draw on and support… [Read More]

British Council’s COSY Project partner with Digify Africa to impart Digital Skills to Young People in South Africa

The British Council’s Creating Opportunity for South Africa’s Youth (COSY) project partnered with Digify Africa to impart digital skills to young people, particularly young women, in rural and peri-urban areas in South Africa, as part of its broader entrepreneurship programme. Growth of the entrepreneurial sector is key to addressing South Africa’s unemployment crisis, especially amongst… [Read More]

U.S. based NGOs to benefit from $601,000 in Grants

Isagenix’s nonprofit foundation, the ISA Foundation has announced $601,000 in grants to help 21 U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The grants, which will help with projects ranging from nourishing food-insecure families to assisting communities after natural disasters, range from $5,000 to $100,000 and will aid people in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Haiti. The… [Read More]

11 Women Entrepreneurs pitch their Businesses to UK Investors

The Department for International Trade and the Department for International Development in partnership with the Lionesses of Africa hosted Start-up Night Africa, where 11 women entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to UK investors. Lionesses of Africa is a social enterprise supporting Africa’s women entrepreneurs by building and delivering development programmes, business tools and a range of… [Read More]

Join C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge: Your Voice makes a Difference!

Do you want to connect with growing Women4Climate community? This is your chance to empower and inspire the next generation of women climate leaders. The 2nd C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge has been launched that will select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. Innovators, entrepreneurs and… [Read More]

Coca-Cola Foundation & Benioff Ocean Initiative announce $11 Million for Nine River clean-up Programs

In a new partnership, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Benioff Ocean Initiative has announced a total of $11 million for Nine river clean-up programs,  over the next three years. The programs selected for funding span four continents: Asia, Africa, North America and South America. The partnership combines The Coca-Cola Foundation’s commitment to support behavioral-change projects… [Read More]

Cambodia introduces New Plan to fight against Human Trafficking

Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation. Hong Kong-based anti-trafficking charity Liberty House will deliver online lessons to the 10,000 drivers, while Child Helpline Cambodia, a local charity, will train… [Read More]

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Have you missed the last week’s top news headlines? Don’t worry, Get all the popular news stories of last week here! A Fantastic Opportunity for Young Activists based in the Global South to improve their Skills and strengthen their Networks! The Youth Action Lab has been launched for ten young activists based in the Global… [Read More]