Contribution of 3.2 Million Swiss francs to AfDB’s ‘Boost Africa’ Entrepreneurship Lab and Urban Development Fund

Two Agreements have been signed by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for innovative young entrepreneurs and 200,000… [Read More]

EU commits Additional Funding of €3.5 Million for Uganda and South Sudan to tackle Ebola

The EU has announced further emergency funding of €3.5 million, of which €2.5 million is for Uganda and €1 million for South Sudan. The aid package will strengthen rapid detection and reaction to Ebola cases. Today’s funding comes on top of the EU support for the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo and… [Read More]

UNICEF launches Emergency Ebola Response Plan in Uganda

UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first three cases of Ebola Virus Disease in the country over the past two days. UNICEF’s shift to its response phase in Uganda follows months of preparedness and prevention efforts as Ebola cases increased in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the… [Read More]

New Funding Boost focused on Agriculture and Environment Projects

The Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide $179 million to support the UN agency’s work with countries worldwide at the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment. This includes projects focused on biodiversity conservation, transboundary water resources management, sustainable land management, highly hazardous pesticide remediation, and climate change adaptation. The funding stems… [Read More]

U.S. Government and UNDP join hands to advance more Resilient Future for People of Papua New Guinea

The U.S. government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) formalized a mutual commitment to advance a more resilient future for the people of Papua New Guinea. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) alongside UNDP’s Resident Representative, Dirk Wagener to manage and deliver UNDP’s Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP)… [Read More]

International Partners collaborate to support Developing Countries

The World Meteorological Congress has launched a new plan to increase and improve support to developing countries through innovative collaboration with international partners. The congress, which groups the 193 Members of the World Meteorological Organization, decided to pursue plans to create an Alliance for Hydromet Development and set up a Country Support Initiative to give… [Read More]

UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in Education launched

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education is now accepting candidatures. The theme of the 2019 edition is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to innovate education, teaching and learning. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advancements in neuroscience have the potential to enhance teaching methodologies, support lifelong learning… [Read More]

WBG approves US$ 500 Million in Unrestricted Funds to achieve Goals of Poverty Reduction and Equality

The Board of Directors of the World Bank Group (WBG) has approved the 2019-2023 Country Partnership Framework for Ecuador to achieve the goals of poverty reduction and equality. This document establishes a financing and technical assistance program to support the country’s efforts to achieve inclusive, sustainable development and growth. The Strategy, prepared in coordination with… [Read More]

Priyanka Chopra to receive UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award

UNICEF Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has been honoured with Unicef Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award, which she will receive at the charity’s Snowflake Ball in New York City this December. The actor took to Twitter to express her gratitude. She tweeted, “So humbled. Thank you @UNICEFUSA for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the… [Read More]

Nominations Open for National Communal Harmony Awards-2019 till June 30, 2019

Nominations for the National Communal Harmony Awards-2019 are being invited from eligible individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution for promotion of communal harmony and national integration. The National Communal Harmony Awards have been instituted by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The National… [Read More]

US$ 20 Million Funding Program for Kyrgyz Republic to gain Better Primary Health Care

The World Bank endorsed a new Primary Health Care Quality Improvement Program for the Kyrgyz Republic, amounting to US$ 20 million from the International Development Association (IDA). The funding includes US$ 10 million as a grant and US$ 10 million as a concessional credit. An additional grant of US$ 17 million is also being provided… [Read More]

NGOs And Charitable Organizations highlight the Prominent and Striking Opportunities Scenario from 2019-2026

NGOs And Charitable Organizations Market 2019 Report analyses the industry status, size, share, trends, growth opportunity, competition landscape and forecast to 2026. This report also provides data on patterns, improvements, target business sectors, limits and advancements. Furthermore, this research report categorizes the market by companies, region, type and end-use industry. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), are non-profit… [Read More]

African Agri-Business Engine for Private Sector Agricultural Finance with FAPA Grant launched

The African Development Bank and the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), a multi-donor trust fund financed by the Governments of Japan and Austria launched the African Agri-Business Engine (AABE). FAPA provides grants for technical assistance activities in Africa, and is one of the components of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) initiative hosted… [Read More]

DocuSign provides $1M Donation to Wilderness Society

As part of its drive to create a significant and sustained impact on the world’s environment, DocuSign announced a new commitment to The Wilderness Society, the leading American conservation organization working to protect the nation’s wildlands. The news was announced on stage as part of the DocuSign for Forests keynote at its annual Momentum conference—alongside… [Read More]

Avon announces 200 Scholarships to fuel Learning Opportunities for Avon’s Representatives

Avon Products, a globally recognized leader in direct selling of beauty products and the Avon Foundation for Women have announced nearly 200 scholarships to open up personal development opportunities for Avon Representatives and their families. This year’s programme sees the Avon Foundation double its funding from $200,000 to over $400,000 to fuel learning opportunities for… [Read More]

Canada announces Funding to advance Gender Equality in Saskatchewan

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality announced funding of over $630,000 for two projects that advance gender equality in Saskatchewan. Catholic Family Services of Prince Albert is receiving $334,000 to improve how community organizations work together to provide vital support services to women who have experienced… [Read More]

Gran Canaria contributes €1 million Humanitarian Assistance for Sahrawi Refugees in Algeria

The Cabildo (governing council) of Gran Canaria in Spain has made contribution of €1 million (US$1.1 million) to support food assistance for Sahrawi refugees in Algeria. This is the second consecutive annual donation that WFP has received from the Cabildo for Sahrawi refugees. WFP Representative and Country Director in Algeria, Romain Sirois said, “This contribution… [Read More]

EU provides €152.05 Million Humanitarian Assistance for Africa’s Sahel Region

The EU is providing €152.05 million to bring relief to people in need in the region. Combined with last year’s funding, humanitarian assistance to the Sahel has been supported with over €423 million in EU aid, making the EU a leading donor in the region. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis management, Christos Stylianides said,… [Read More]

India Leaders for Social Sector receives Grant to strengthen Leadership for the Country’s Social Sector

ATE Chandra Foundation (ATECF), the philanthropic foundation of Archana and Amit Chandra has provided grant to India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS), a Gurgaon-based non-profit to strengthen leadership for the country’s social sector. Amit Chandra, Chairman at Bain Capital India, is a leading Indian philanthropist and a founder/board member of Ashoka University and a board… [Read More]

Evotec SE Company collaborates with Gates Foundation to join the Global Fight against Tuberculosis

Evotec SE company has entered into a five-year partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover new treatment regimens that better address tuberculosis (“TB”), a severe global health burden and one of the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. The current standard treatment regimen for TB consists of a minimum… [Read More]

CannTrust launches ‘We Care’ Platform to spark Social Change

CannTrust Holdings Inc. has announced the national launch of its social responsibility platform: We Care. The platform focuses the Company’s efforts in four key areas: Lifting People out of Poverty; Health and Wellness; Safe Consumption; and Sustainability. As announced at the Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference, CannTrust will partner with charities and non-profit organizations… [Read More]

MoneyGram Foundation launches Literacy Project to make Educational Programs accessible for Students in Philippines

The MoneyGram Foundation has launched the first major event of the “Inspiring Minds with the Gift of Literacy” project, in collaboration with The Asia Foundation. The initiative was made possible through a grant of $52,450 USD made by MoneyGram Foundation in July 2018. The grant provides 50,000 new books and 20 mobile “MoneyGram Gift Carts”… [Read More]

Rotary grants US$100 Million to support the Global Effort to end Polio

Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final and most pressing challenges to ending poliovirus transmission. Chair or Rotary’s Nigeria PolioPlus Committee, Dr. Tunji Funsho said, “Routine immunization in high-risk… [Read More]

Six Ecologic NGOs on a Tour “Euroskop”

Six ecologic NGOs in the center of Zabljak started a tour symbolically named “Euroskop” which is supported by the Active Society Fund through the project “De facto Development”, financially supported by the European Union. The start in Zabljak has a symbolic meaning, because 27 years ago, Montenegro, by unanimous decision of parliamentarians, was proclaimed an… [Read More]

Child Protection Organisations launches New App and Online Database to support South Sudanese Children

UNICEF, Save the Children and a network of child protection organisations has launched new online database and application designed to better protect children in emergencies. Developed globally but customized for South Sudan, the app contains a database of child protection cases, which frontline caseworkers can update and monitor in real time, removing the need for… [Read More]

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