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Become a Next Einstein Forum (NEF) African Ambassador!

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Become an ambassador for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF). NEF is looking to create a team of  54 young Ambassadors, one from each African country, to participate in the NEF Global Gathering 2016, champion African science, technology, engineering and math globally and become part of the growing NEF community.NEF is a new global forum for science in Africa that will propel Africa onto the global scientific stage. NEF will unite more than 500 outstanding thinkers and distinguished stakeholders from around the world together in Africa

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirement:

  • 42 years of age or less as of 31 December, 2015.
  • Resident of an African country.
  • A history of leadership and engagement in the community.
  • Advanced studies or professional certificates, personal projects, demonstrated entrepreneurial achievements and similar – a Doctorate is not required.

Free Google Online Course on Computational Thinking For Educators Worldwide

Deadline: Ongoing

Google is offering a free online self-paced course on Computational Thinking. This is open to educators and teachers worldwide. The goal of this course is to help educators learn about computational thinking (CT), how it differs from computer science, and how it can be integrated into a variety of subject areas.

Eligibility

  • This course is open to educators worldwide!
  • A Google account is required and basic familiarity and comfort using a web browser is helpful.
  • Knowledge of Google’s products or computer science is not required.
  • Prior programming knowledge is not required.

The Future Awards Africa 2015

Deadline: September 11, 2015

The Future Project is now accepting nominations for the Future Awards Africa 2015. These awards celebrate young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievement in the year under consideration.

The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. The Future Project is the largest home-grown network of policy-makers, business people, and other stakeholders in Young Africa.It is also committed to finding effective and innovative ways of addressing social issues. I

Eligibility: Nominations are open to young Africans between the ages of 18 and 31.

2015 Google Developers Summit (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Google is now accepting applications for the first -ever Google Developers Summit in Sub-Saharan Africa. Join Googlers and experts from around the world in talks and hands-on codelabs covering Android Apps with a focus on Material Design, building non-native mobile web apps with a focus on Push Notifications and Offline Page Caching for Chrome and more.

This event will be held in the following cities on the following dates:

Lagos, Nigeria : 19th August 2015

Nairobi, Kenya : 22nd August 2015

Cape Town, South Africa : 25th August 2015

Eligibility: This is a technical event for CTOs, lead developers and lead designers.

World Bank Group Africa Recruitment Drive

Deadline: August 7, 2015.

Are you interested in building a career with the  World Bank Group? The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Sub Saharan Africans in its work force. This commitment to hire Sub Saharan Africans reflects the Bank Group’s senior leadership commitment for a diverse workforce in which African nationals can play a key role in fighting poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

Employment opportunities will be in various technical areas and professional streams for talented and diverse young professional and mid-career level professional to contribute and grow their skills in a career in international development.

Qualifications

  • For the entry level is a Master’s degree plus 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • For mid-career professionals, the requirements are a Master’s degree plus 8 years of relevant professional experience.

2016 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Do you know of a young person making a positive difference to the lives of other people in your community or country? Nominate them now for the Commonwealth Youth Awards. These awards recognise inspiring young people whose development work has had a significant impact on people and communities in their country or region.

There will be four prizes per Commonwealth region with the top entry from each receiving the Regional Commonwealth Award. From among the four Regional Award winners an overall Pan-Commonwealth winner will be decided.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be aged between 15 and 29 years (as of 31 December 2016), and come from a Commonwealth member country.
  • The nominee must have been engaged in development work for more than 12 months, either in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • The development work must be ongoing and taking place in a Commonwealth Country;

2016-17 Africa’s Land & Food Masters Fellowship in The UK (Fully-funded)

Deadline: October 31, 2015.

Royal Agricultural University invites applications for the Africa’s Land and Food Masters Fellowship Program. Since the Fellowship was launched in 2005, over £1.8 million has been generously provided by the private sector, foundations and charities in support of the programme. Ten (10) fellowships will be awarded. Fellows subsequently return to Africa and many are now making significant leadership contributions through their various occupations to managing change in rural development, food supply and security, farming, agribusiness, agricultural education, research and in government.

Eligibility

Fellowships are open to Africans from Sub-Saharan Africa who have experience in agriculture, agri-business, food or natural resource management; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa’s development. In short, tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.

Apply to Participate in The Ampion Venture Bus Africa 2015 For Entrepreneurs

Deadline: Varies with Region

Applications are currently open for the Ampion Venture Bus Africa tour. The Ampion Venture Bus Africa will take over 200 Ampioneers on 5 buses.This brings change makers and tech experts on a 7-day road trip across the continent. Participants would be connected with the biggest tech HUBs across 16 African countries to  help  build lasting business ties with investors, co-founders and the local startup scenes. The 7-day bus road trip would include African Entrepreneurs, International Entrepreneurs, Mentors and Investors. These group of people get to share idea, exchange knowledge, form teams and potentially develop start-ups.

Eligibility: This is open to African &  International Entrepreneurs who possess outstanding entrepreneurial skills, the participants should also posses sound knowledge in either IT, web design, new media or business development. Women are highly encouraged to apply!

Participate in the 10th Commonwealth Youth Forum – Apply Now!

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Are you a youth leader aged between 18 and 29 years and have experience in youth advocacy or development? You have an opportunity to attend this international event! The Commonwealth Youth Forum, hosted by the Government of Malta, and co-organised with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Youth Council, is one of the four fora held just before CHOGM to help set the agenda for the actual meeting between Heads of Government.

The event brings together youth leaders from across the Commonwealth to exchange ideas and share experiences, build skills and networks, identify the most vital challenges and opportunities facing young people today, and make recommendations to decision makers at the highest level.

Eligibility: Candidates should be a recognized member of a national youth-led body, or represent a youth organisation or special interest group.

Miss. Africa 2015 Seed Funding

Deadline: November 15, 2015

Miss. Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing a Seed Fund in Africa that will offer small grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles. The program is interested in learning about successful activities that are currently supporting women and girls in STEM, and through this effort, identify how to support scalability and their impacts.

Preference will be given to projects that target under-served populations and locations, take a collaborative approach, have a high potential for growth and present an innovative use of technology