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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $5.45 Million in Grants

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $5.45 million in grants to teams of educators and researchers working together to improve school practices by applying the science of learning and development. They will be focused on school practices that help students develop self direction and curiosity. Nine teams of educators and researchers will receive grants from… [Read More]

New Disaster Recovery Projects launched in Puerto Rico

At the fifth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network meeting, President Clinton and Secretary Clinton announced 28 Commitments to Action designed to promote response, recovery, and resilience in the region. Both dignitaries convened over 500 leaders from across the Caribbean from government, business, and civil society on Post-Disaster Recovery. At the meeting, participants discussed the… [Read More]

Register Now! 3rd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication from 6th-7th July 2020

The “3rd WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION” is being organized by the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Warsaw and the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) in collaboration with a set of organisations. The Symposium… [Read More]

UNOPS and Sony Creation join Hands to support SDGs

A new agreement between UNOPS and Japanese technology giant Sony aims to promote innovation and technology in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNOPS Executive Director, Grete Faremo said, “UNOPS is strongly committed to helping address our world’s biggest challenges. Innovation, technology and bold new partnerships between the public and private sectors will all… [Read More]

IOM publish New Guide to Improve Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched  a new suite of publications to support the identification of  vulnerabilities associated with migration and improve the protection and assistance available to migrants. These tools are the first of their kind and will assist policymakers and practitioners by laying out clear operational direction on providing protection and assistance to migrants vulnerable to, or who have been… [Read More]

IOM launches USD 17 Million Strategic Plan to address Coronavirus Outbreak

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a USD 17 million strategic plan to support countries in preparing and responding to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The plan covers a wide range of interventions like cross-border coordination, trainings and simulations for government employees, population mobility mapping exercises, risk communication and community engagement activities, enhanced surveillance,… [Read More]

EIB and leading Road Safety NGO collaborate to halve Road Deaths by 2030

As part of the global drive, The European Investment Bank (EIB) has partnered with the three NGOs leading Road Assessment Programmes (RAP) to halve the 1.35 million annual global road deaths by 2030. The EIB and the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP), the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), and the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) joined… [Read More]

Union Bank announces $200,000 Grant to Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Center

Union Bank has announced a two-year grant to the Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Center (WSEC). Under the MUFG Union Bank Foundation’s Technical Resource and Assistance Center program (TRAC), the $200,000 grant will enable the organization to grow and expand its program serving women facing the greatest barriers to entrepreneurship. WSEC is a program of L.C. and… [Read More]

EU contributes €1.5 Million to drought-affected Lesotho

The European Union (EU) has made a contribution of €1.5 million (equivalent to about M24 million) in humanitarian support to Lesotho, enabling WFP to expand ongoing emergency drought assistance to an additional 22,100 people on top of the 77,880 people that are already receiving assistance. UN Resident Coordinator, Salvator Niyonzima said, “The situation in Lesotho… [Read More]

New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/EU Partnership to meet Mutual Needs of the World

New partnership agreement has been signed between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) to address today’s realities, meet mutual needs and champion common vision of the world, solidarity and progress. Commissioner for International Partnerships and the EU’s new chief negotiator, Jutta Urpilainen said, “I am personally committed to accelerate our talks to… [Read More]

Malaysia to host 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

Malaysia will host the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction on 16-17 March 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNDRR) Asia Pacific Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (APSTAAG). APSTAAG’s members play a crucial role in strengthening regional networking and providing… [Read More]

EU and International Donors pledge €1.15 Billion for reconstruction after the Earthquake in Albania

At the International Donors’ Conference, about 100 delegations from the European Union, its Member States and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake. Out of the €1.15 billion total pledged, the European Union including the Commission, its Member States and the European Investment Bank announced… [Read More]

WBG launches two New Initiatives for Women Entrepreneurs

The World Bank Group has announced two new initiatives to improve access to start-up financing and e-commerce markets for women entrepreneurs, at the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Summit. World Bank Group President, David Malpass said, “Starting and growing a business is one of the most powerful tools for… [Read More]

UN seeks US$115 Million to provide Life-saving Assistance in Libya

The Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Mr. Yacoub El Hillo, launched the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan for Libya (HRP), which seeks US$115 million to provide life-saving assistance this year. The humanitarian community aims to reach about 345,000 people, out of the 893,000 people who need humanitarian assistance across Libya ‘s 22 mantikas or districts. The people… [Read More]

Tanzania: GPE approves US$112 Million Grant to get more Children in School and Learning

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has approved a grant totaling US$112 million to build on Tanzania’s successful efforts to get more children in school and learning – especially girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The grant will improve the quality of pre-primary, primary and non-formal education by strengthening teacher training and professional development, distributing… [Read More]

THE Southern Africa Impact Forum: Translating National Goals into Global Impact

The inaugural Times Higher Education Southern Africa Impact Forum of university leaders and sustainable development experts from around the world will gather at the University of Pretoria from 1-2 April to debate the role of higher education in tackling hunger and malnutrition. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals have provided a widely recognised and meaningful… [Read More]

4th Phase of Empowerment for Life (E4L) Program launched

The fourth phase of the Empowerment for Life (E4L) Program has been launched to improve government transparency, accountability, and performance through civil society engagement. The Program focuses on equity and sustainable development for all, and its thematic areas include education, governance and inclusive growth and employment, with issues of youth as crosscutting themes. It seeks… [Read More]

DBJ and Investors CFPs for Jamaica’s SMEs

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is issuing a call for proposal (CFP) to local and international fund managers with the capability of raising matching private capital and undertaking investments in Jamaica’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The DBJ is extending this invitation through its implementing units Jamaica Venture Capital Programme (JVCapital), Access to Finance,… [Read More]

New Project launched to support Women Entrepreneurs

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam has launched a new project to support the growth of women entrepreneurs as a strategy for poverty reduction, social well-being and sustainable economic growth. The five-year project… [Read More]