Nthondo Footprints launches New Fund for Young African Entrepreneurs

Nthondo Footprints has launched a new fund which seeks to provide young entrepreneurs in Africa working in the fields of agriculture, technology, and tourism with the necessary tools and capital they need in order to contribute and support Africa’s growth. The fund will initially focus on supporting young entrepreneurs in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe,… [Read More]

U.S. contributes US$3 Million for Emergency Response to Cyclone Idai in Malawi

The United States Government has contributed US$3 million to for the emergency response to Cyclone Idai in Malawi. The funds, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace, will support immediate food needs in the worst-affected areas of the country. The United States is the largest donor to WFP… [Read More]

Japan grants US$36 Million to provide Food Assistance in Seven Countries across Middle East and North Africa

The Government of Japan has provided more than US$36 million to provide food assistance in seven countries across the Middle East and North Africa.  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed this contribution of Japan. The biggest contribution, US$18.4 million, goes towards alleviating suffering in Yemen where over 20 million people are struggling… [Read More]

HSBC Bank announces Funding to Virtual Enterprises International

HSBC Bank USA (HSBC) has announced that it has donated $1 million to Virtual Enterprises International (VE), allowing the nonprofit to offer its acclaimed career readiness and youth entrepreneurship program to 30,000 students in classrooms across the United States over the next two years. The HSBC relationship with VE began in 1999 and has included… [Read More]

Second CFPs under Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund has opened its second call. Part of Project Ireland 2040 and administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the funds will give EUR 1 billion in the next ten years to support the renewal of small towns, villages and outlying rural areas, close to one third of… [Read More]

First Nations Development Institute launches RFP for its Native Language Immersion Initiative

First Nations Development Institute has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) process for its Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII). First Nations will award about 12 grants of up to $90,000 each to build the capacity of and directly support Native language-immersion programs. This RFP is for the third year of this three-year initiative. The first-year… [Read More]

NGOs urge Government to be Sensitive towards Environmental Challenges

National Coordinator of Coalition of NGOs, Dr Odigha Odigha called on government at all levels to be sensitive to environmental challenges. Odigha said, “Governments ought to be proactive on issues concerning the environment. By being sensitive to environmental challenges, Nigeria would be able to reduce the effect of Climate Change on the people. Global environmental… [Read More]

Activate Success International Foundation gives out Startup Grants to 10 Entrepreneurs

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Activate Success International Foundation (ASIF) has given out startup grants of N200,000 each to 10 entrepreneurs under its Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Programme (YEEP). ASIF Founder, Love Idoko said, “YEEP was aimed at helping and encouraging young people to maximize their potentials. Over 100 business proposals were received out of which 30… [Read More]

AfDB calls for further commitment towards Universal Health Coverage for all Individuals and Communities

The African Development Bank Group calls for the renewal of their firmer commitment to pledges made by countries for universal health coverage for all individuals and communities. In a statement, Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development at the Bank, Oley Dibba-Wadda said, “The Bank supports national efforts to accelerate investments in Universal Health… [Read More]

World Bank and UNICEF commits to promote Education, Skills and Training for Young People in Developing Countries

The World Bank and UNICEF have announced a new commitment to promote education, skills and training for young people in developing countries with the goal of boosting their employment prospects. The partnership will align $1 billion in World Bank investments with Generation Unlimited, a new global initiative, currently hosted by UNICEF. The investments are also… [Read More]

Two inclusive Businesses Projects in Myanmar receive Grants from DaNa Facility and ICCO Cooperation

The grant of $1 million has been jointly awarded by the DaNa Facility, a UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, ICCO Cooperation and local community hub Phandeeyar to two inclusive businesses projects in Myanmar. ICCO Cooperation is an international development organisation that operates across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Accelerate Inclusive Burmese SMEs… [Read More]

Namibia becomes First African Nation to host Global Women, Peace and Security Meeting

For the first time Namibia will be hosting the Global Focal Point Network’s third annual meeting on women, peace and security. Namibia will be the first African nation to host this international meeting from April 10 to 11 in Windhoek. This was revealed by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. She confirmed that… [Read More]

‘Excellence Award for Civil Society Organizations’ announced for Egyptian NGOs

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Professional Development Foundation (PDF) has announced that it will start receiving applications from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are willing to participate in the “Excellence Award for Civil Society Organizations” for the fourth year in a row. The competition sheds light on the importance of improving… [Read More]

UNDP and JS Bank join hands to empower Youth

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan and JS Bank to develop a framework for supporting micro-entrepreneurial initiatives under the framework of the UNDP’s Kamyab Jawan – Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP). The Kamyab Jawan – Youth Empowerment Programme is focused on supporting the Government in constructing… [Read More]

Egypt to Introduce New Law for NGOs

Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Waly has announced that the committee formed to amend Law No. 70 of 2017 regarding the regulation of non governmental organization (NGO) work has chosen to abolish the law instead, and replace it with an all-new one. In a statement, Waly said, “A new law is being prepared in… [Read More]

Australian Researchers collaborate with Asia–Pacific Partners to tackle Big Challenges

As part of the Regional Collaborations Programme, administered by the Australian Academy of Science, fourteen collaborative research projects will collectively receive $1.25 million of Australian Government funding. The funding is provided under the second round of the $3.2 million Regional Collaborations Programme, part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. The grants will support Australian… [Read More]

WBG announces $143 Million to Scale-Up Higher Education Quality in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Guinea and Senegal

The World Bank Group has approved $143 million to help Ghana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Guinea and Senegal to scale up the quality and provision of applied research and higher education. The International Development Association (IDA) credits and grants were approved with a focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The press… [Read More]

BBC Children in Need awards Funding to Wrexham’s Nightingale House Hospice

BBC Children in Need has awarded grant money to Wrexham’s Nightingale House Hospice through the Nightingale House Hospice charity’s Main Grants Programme. The new funding will enable the project to provide services to young people in the area and means that the charity now has more than £863,000 invested locally. This is the first funding… [Read More]

Australian Government launches Program for Innovative Projects that deliver High Quality Information on Disability

Organisations run by people with disability will be able to apply for grants worth $51 million under the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s National Information program. The federal government has launched the scheme for innovative projects that deliver high quality and accessible information about on disability, and specific disability types. Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing… [Read More]

AfDB targets Achievement of Gender Equality in Africa’s Procurement Sector

The African Development Bank held a technical workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, which agreed an action plan on implementing targets for the achievement of gender equality in Africa’s procurement sector and in the delivery of vital goods and services. The two main objectives of the workshop were to bring senior policy makers together with business… [Read More]

World Bank approves Access to Electricity in Five Poorest Provinces of Mozambique

The grant of $82 million has been approved by the World Bank to increase access to electricity in five of the poorest provinces of Mozambique, including Niassa, Nampula, Zambezia, Cabo Delgado and Sofala. The project is also supported through a $66 million Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) mechanism administered by the World Bank. The MDTF financiers… [Read More]

U.S. Pre-Positions Humanitarian Relief Supplies in Curaçao to support Venezuelans

To help people affected by the political and economic crisis in Venezuela, the United States is pre-positioning humanitarian relief supplies in Curaçao, a constituent country of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. The pre-positioning of these relief supplies would not have been possible without the support of the Governments of Curaçao and The Netherlands. These efforts… [Read More]

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa provides €115.5 Million to enhance Security, Migrant Protection and Job Creation in Sahel Region

Under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the European Commission adopted five new programs and three top-ups of current programs worth €115.5 million to complement ongoing efforts in the Sahel and Lake Chad region. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica said, “We have witnessed in the recent weeks an increase of widespread… [Read More]

Facebook and SheLeadsAfrica to empower more Nigerian Females in Entrepreneurship

Facebook, in collaboration with SheLeadsAfrica would include 10 universities for the 2019 training and empower more females in entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Facebook Policy Programme Head in Africa, Sherry Dzinoreva, declared that the training would be intensified through its “SheMeansBusiness” program for females that was launched in Nigeria in 2018 which has trained over 4,000 female… [Read More]

Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation supports Projects for Orphans

The Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation has announced that it will implement and support a series of local and international program and projects that aim to care for orphans. The foundation launched the Sheikh Zayed Centre in Mombasa, Kenya, and created a charitable endowment to financially support the centre’s development program,… [Read More]