Rotary International grants $100 Million support to Battle Polio

$100 million in grants has been announced by Rotary to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016. Chair of Rotary’s International Polio… [Read More]

Dubai Cares and Global Fund for Children launch “Empowering Adolescent Girls” Program

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives in partnership with Global Fund for Children (GFC), a Washington DC-based non-profit organization has launched a four-year program in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua . The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) “Empowering Adolescent Girls” program is set to benefit approximately 20,000 young girls in the… [Read More]

EU allocates Humanitarian Aid Funding to assist Victims of Violence in Philippines

€2 million in humanitarian aid funding has been allocated by the European Commission to provide life-saving assistance to those most in need in the conflict-prone southern province of Mindanao, Philippines. Home to several armed groups fighting against the government, Mindanao continues to witness prolonged armed violence. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides… [Read More]

Non-Profit Environmental Justice Organisations urge for Robust and Proactive Bill

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign has called for a far more robust and proactive Bill, in its formal response to the Department of Environmental Affairs’ proposed Climate Change Bill. Life After Coal is a joint campaign of non-profit environmental justice organisations groundWork, Earthlife Africa, and the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER). The head… [Read More]

NITI Aayog launches “Pitch to MOVE” Competition for Budding Entrepreneurs of India

“Pitch to MOVE” – a mobility pitch competition has been launched by NITI Aayog that aims to provide budding entrepreneurs of India a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a distinguished jury. The objective is to harness the latest disruption for generating employment and growth in the country. Startups working in the various fields… [Read More]

Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS): Rising to the Climate Change Challenge

The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) is going to take place in San Francisco, California from 12-14 September 2018. Business leaders, non-profits, citizens, and local government representatives prepare to gather for this summit. All actors around the world are invited to participate in this moment by demonstrating the depth and range of climate action in their sectors… [Read More]

Workshops on Waste-to-Energy and Circular Economy to be held in Uruguay

Two workshops are being organised by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Technology Executive Committee (TEC), and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) during the Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW). The workshops will take place between 20 and 23 August… [Read More]

Canada announces $7 Million to support Pan-African Women’s Voice and Leadership Initiative

The Minister of International Development, Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced $7 million in funding over five years to support a pan-African women’s voice and leadership initiative. The African Women’s Development Fund, based in Accra, Ghana, will lead this project. Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) and The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) have welcomed the… [Read More]

WFP receives Funding Aid to support critical Food Assistance for vulnerable Palestinian

The European Union has made the contribution of €2.95 million (US$3.6 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Palestine to support critical food assistance to severely vulnerable Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The funds – channelled through the European Commission’s European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) – will allow around 210,000… [Read More]

Salzburg Global Seminar: Inviting Young Cultural Innovators

Salzburg Global Seminar, an independent non-profit organization invites young cultural innovators based in Nairobi to apply for the 5th annual session of the Young Cultural Innovators Forum, generously supported by The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. The deadline for applications is 3 September 2018. The YCI Forum offers an opportunity for participants to be part of… [Read More]