New €77.7 Million Programme to increase Food Security in Sudan

A new €77.7 million programme that aims to increase food security and ensure access to natural resources is a vital investment in Sudan’s future has been announced by the IFAD. The project will benefit about 720,000 vulnerable smallholders, pastoralists and agropastoralists in nine states, across three regions. The financing agreement for the Sustainable Natural Resources… [Read More]

2020 Africa Peace and Social Change Fellowship for African Women Changemakers

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at Columbia University, in collaboration with the Columbia University Nairobi Global Center and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has announced the next round of the “Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program”. The fellowship aims to generate knowledge, build skills, strengthen relationships and exchange… [Read More]

Open Society Foundations commits $10 Million to boost Business Development in Ethiopia

As part of its broader commitment to support Ethiopia’s democratic and economic development, The Open Society Foundations is investing $10 million in the Cepheus Capital Growth Fund focused on supporting business development in Ethiopia. The Soros Economic Development Fund, Open Society’s impact investing arm, will join several leading regional and national development funds as limited… [Read More]

World Bank/Cameroon: $200 Million to Strengthen and Protect the Poor and Vulnerable

World Bank Country Director for Cameroon, Abdoulaye Seck and Cameroon’s Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey signed a $200 million Development Policy Credit (DPC) which aims to strengthen fiscal sustainability, enhance competitiveness and protect the poor and most vulnerable. This operation, the second in a series of three, is aligned with… [Read More]

Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme launched in Madagascar

The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Government of Madagascar and the African Risk Capacity (ARC), has launched the Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme (ADRiFi) in Madagascar. ADRiFi is intended to strengthen Madagascar’s country’s resilience and increase its capacity to manage climate-related disasters. Over the next five years it will also strengthen the country’s… [Read More]

4 Days Left! Last Call to Apply for Azim Premji University’s Course on “Development and Social Change in India”

This is the last call for development organizations to apply for Azim Premji University’s 16 days Course on “Development and Social Change in India”. This short course specially designed for the development organisations intends to provide a comprehensive overview of the history, present and future direction of this complex story. This interdisciplinary, multi-instructor course provides… [Read More]

EU contributes EUR 2.2 Million to support CSOs in Sierra Leone

The EU has made a total contribution of 22 Billion Leones (EUR 2.2 Million) for four projects to support Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in 11 districts across Sierra Leone. Support to civil society remains one of the priorities of the European Union, globally as well as here in Sierra Leone. These four projects will support… [Read More]

UNDP releases Sh31.6 Million to Eight Marine Conservation Projects in Kwale

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released Sh31.6 million to eight marine conservation projects in Kwale County through the Small Grants Programme (SGP) initiative. The funding was unveiled under the banner of Shimoni-Vanga Seascape Community projects. UNDP country Deputy Resident Representative, Mandisa Mashologu said, “The project beneficiaries are mostly women and youth out to… [Read More]

Soroptimist launches Live Your Dream Award for Women

Soroptimist has launched “Live Your Dream”, Education and Training Award for Women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 – November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition… [Read More]

Eight Beneficiaries of DAPD receive Ten Thousand Dollars’ worth of Equipment

Eight beneficiaries of the Dominica Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (DAPD) Incorporated have received over ten thousand dollars’ worth of equipment. The donation was made possible through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grant Project (SGP) along with DAPD Inc. The tools were given to fisher folk, famers, craft makers and catering members of… [Read More]

UK supports #LeaveNoGirlBehind Campaign

The UK is supporting the project She Plays Safe (SPS) through the British Embassy in Caracas, as part of the #LeaveNoGirlBehind campaign. Being a girl or teenager in Venezuela these days is rather difficult. Most Venezuelans can barely cover their most basic needs like food, sanitation, education and healthcare. Imagine being a girl or a… [Read More]

UK raise hands to support Syrian Children and Refugees

Minister for the Middle East, Dr Andrew Murrison has announced that the UK will help thousands of Syrian children access quality education and create jobs for Syrian refugees forced to flee their homes to neighbouring Lebanon. During a visit to Lebanon, Dr Murrison met some of the 7,000 Syrian and Lebanese children set to benefit… [Read More]

International Biodiversity receives Funding Boost from Illegal Wildlife Conference

International biodiversity receives funding boost one year on from the largest ever Illegal Wildlife Conference. Bengal tigers, black rhinos, coral reefs and mangroves could all receive game-changing support as the government’s Darwin Initiative has received a £90 million boost – a tripling of funds – to protect international biodiversity. Also announced, a commitment for funding… [Read More]