The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is accepting entries from all African innovators for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA honors and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or cost savings in Africa.
Investors, governments and other stakeholders interested in evaluating, investing and maximizing the continent’s resources are also highly encouraged to participate in the innovative and empowering initiative and make a significant change through generous contributions that will accelerate the Africa’s economic growth.
USD100,000 – Grand Prize for best submission
USD25,000 – Second Prize for best commercial and business potential
USD25,000 Additional award – Special Prize for best social impact in the community
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Energy and Water
Health and Wellbeing
Manufacturing and Services Industries
> The proposed product must be unique and should have potential contribution to socio-economic development in Africa through increased efficiency and cost savings.
> The product must have originality, marketability, scalability, and social impact.
> In case of tangible technical/scientific products, the technical specifications must be grounded on established science and sufficiently address any anticipated product risks.
For more information, please visit IPA 2015.
The Ford Motor Company is accepting applications from community leaders in select countries for the 2013 International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y. The program aims to enhance the efforts of emerging leaders in communities throughout the world. The fellowship is an opportunity for community leaders from the NGO sector to learn, build skills and develop networking. The program provides classes and participatory workshops in nonprofit management, leadership and strategic thinking in partnerships with the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Participating countries change each year. So far, 233 individuals from 58 countries have participated. The 2013 fellowship program is accepting applications from community leaders who are citizens and residents of China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Israel, Lesotho, Nepal, Nicaragua, South Africa and Swaziland. A successful applicant must demonstrate that he or she:
• is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer;
• is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being; and
• would benefit from an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, though younger applicants should note that we are looking for candidates with several years of leadership experience. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of creating a group of Fellows who will work well together and offer a diversity of views and experiences. Candidates should be emerging leaders addressing issues whose resolution can have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries, and—collectively—on the world. Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship. Each participant receives a stipend upon arrival.
The deadline to submit applications is 30 June 2012.
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