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September 2021

FIRESIDE CHAT: Partnerships, Power, and the Hewlett Foundation’s New Global Reproductive Equity Strategy

September 21

The Hewlett Foundation’s commitment to building equitable partnerships has been a constant thread in its philanthropic approach. This discussion will cover the lessons learned over the past five years of our SRHR grantmaking and expectations for the years to come as we focus on shifting decision making and resources closer to the communities we seek to serve. Our GRE team and grantee partners will explore the role of power in initiatives and partnerships and how this affects progress towards shared…

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DONOR ROUNDTABLE: A Conversation with Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Funders

September 23

This event aims to create the space for an open conversation on the current philanthropic approaches of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice funders working in Africa. The discussion will shed light on grantmaking and beyond the grant dollar strategies, and how these align to funders’ emerging opportunities and limitations. This conversation will also allow us to share more about our new Global Reproductive Equity strategy and our grantmaking priorities for the next five years. DATE: September 23, 2021…

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Transformation: Young Feminists Creating the Future

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FEATURING Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund Raven Lacerte,Co-Founder and Ambassador at Moose Hide Campaign Pratima Gurung, President, NIDWAN and General Secretary of Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network All around the world, young feminist activists are daring us to reimagine the boundaries of possibility and accelerating our progress toward a more just and sustainable future. On September 23, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai, courageous advocate Raven Lacerte, and renowned activist Pratima Gurung will invite us into conversation about the power of young activists to…

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African Youth Ambassadors for Peace to enhance Youth Participation

September 30

Deadline: Sep 30, 2021 Donor: African Union Grant Type: Events Grant Size: Not Available Countries/Regions: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DR, Cote DIvoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda,…

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Urgent Action Fund | Apply for a Grant

September 30

Urgent Action Fund’s Rapid Response Grants resource the resilience of human rights and gender justice movements by supporting the security and advocacy interventions of activists when a swift response is needed. Specifically, Rapid Response Grants offer quick, flexible funding to respond to security threats or unexpected advocacy opportunities experienced by women, transgender, or gender non-conforming, activists and human rights defenders. Urgent Action Fund accepts applications in any language using online, text and mobile funding applications 365 days of the year.…

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October 2021


October 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DATE: 1st October, 2021 APPLY HERE The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington. The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program and to take advantage of the opportunity to engage actively in the Center’s national mission. The Center awards approximately 15-20…

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2022 Advocacy Fellows Program in Eastern and Southern Africa

October 12

Deadline: Oct 12, 2021 Donor: AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Grant Type: Fellowship Grant Size: Not Available Countries/Regions: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Area: Health, HIV/AIDS The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) is seeking applications for Advocacy Fellows Program to support emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on HIV prevention in their countries and communities. For…

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Apply for Young Health Programme Scholarship

October 14

Deadline: Oct 14, 2021 Donor: One Young World Grant Type: Scholarship Grant Size: Not Available Countries/Regions: All Countries Area: Business & Industry, Education, Health, Youth & Adolescents The One Young World is accepting applications for its Young Health Programme (YHP) Scholarship to identify and empower young leaders who are tackling the burden of NCDs through advocacy, innovation and the delivery of primary health services. For more information, visit Premium Link:

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Nominations Open for the Commonwealth Youth Awards

October 17 @ 8:00 am

Deadline: 17th October, 2021 Register here Organised and delivered by the Commonwealth Youth Programme, the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work aims to recognise and celebrate young people (aged 15 – 29) in the Commonwealth who are spearheading impactful, sustainable development work in their communities. The main objectives of the Commonwealth Youth Awards are to: Highlight the contributions young people are making to development work in the Commonwealth, particularly through the Sustainable Development Goals; Create an environment which will encourage…

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Call for Applications for New Voices Fellowship

October 20

Deadline: Oct 20, 2021 Donor: Aspen Institute Grant Type: Fellowship Grant Size: Not Available Countries/Regions: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DR, Costa Rica, Cote DIvoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan,…

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December 2021

Open Technology Fund’s Rapid Response Fund

December 31

Deadline: Ongoing The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is currently accepting applications for the Rapid Response Fund to facilitate the digital emergency response community to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner for individuals, communities, and organisations whose free expression has recently been repressed. OTF offers both direct financial support as well as technical services from trusted partners to high-risk people and organisations, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, and human rights defenders. The Rapid Response Fund offers two types…

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Call for Applications: Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) Grants 2021

December 31

Deadline: Rolling OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue on issues of importance in Eastern Africa. Through a combination of grant making, advocacy and convening power, OSIEA is able to support and amplify the voices of pro-democracy organisations and individuals in the region and to strengthen their capacity to hold their governments accountable. This includes efforts to defend and support rights activists and pro-democracy advocates who come under attack for their work. OSIEA occupies a unique niche…

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