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October 2020

Africa Digital Awards

October 24

Submit your entry here by 24 October 2020 :  https://africadigitalawards.com/entry/ Established in 2019, The Africa Digital Awards is a continental award that honours Africa’s Digital Champions, Innovators and Inventions that are impacting lives, changing cultures and transforming how the continent is leveraging digital. 1. Who Can Enter? The Awards are open to entries from the entire Digital community in Africa. From startups working on digital products to corporate organisations leveraging on digital for transformation. 2. How will Entries be Judged?…

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Call for Applications: 2020 Paradigm Initiative’s Digital Rights Academy

October 24

Deadline 24 October 2020 The Academy runs from 9-13 November 2020 Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXrWYmjIryY8pkK-YQeRf1X9k0G2i6UJjGKkF9VW4B9gVPUQ/viewform Applications are open for the 2020 Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights Academy, this academy will be focused on understanding and navigating the policy and regulatory landscape related to digital rights and security, as well as capacity building in advocacy and engagement strategies for those who work or are interested in promoting and defending human rights online in Africa. Objectives The subject of human rights online has never…

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UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice 26 – 30 October

October 26 - October 30

The virtual edition of this conference will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both developing and developed countries with a strong public health/COVID-19 emphasis.  Registration opened on 31 August and is ongoing.    This year fees are waived, but we need your help with sponsorship! Please email [email protected] to discuss opportunities with our team.  Thank you for your patience as we prepare for an entirely virtual conference for the first time. We can’t wait to connect with you all! 

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Fellowship opportunity: The 2021-2022 Community Solutions Program (CSP)

October 28 - December 8

Application deadline: 28 October 2020 The Community Solutions Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to energy and the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Community activists will be selected to participate in the program…

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Fellowship: Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab (DRILL)

October 31

Deadline: 30 October 2020 The Paradigm Initiative (PIN) welcomes applications for its Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab (DRILL). The successful applicants will work full time with Paradigm Initiative team members for 9 months starting from 1 March 2021 to 31 November 2021. As a mid-career fellowship, potential candidates will be expected to have had a minimum of 5 years’ experience as technology or social innovators, researchers, policy experts, and/or entrepreneurs. Fellows must have a relevant postgraduate qualification, be exceptional…

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November 2020

Training: Networks 101

November 25

multiple dates available for this training Do you believe that collective action can achieve great things? About this Event So do we! Collective Mind believes in the power of networks to foster collective action. To be effective and impactful, networks require certain capacities and must undertake a set of network functions efficiently. Join Collective Mind's "Networks 101" training to learn about our comprehensive framework for understanding networks and ensuring their impact. Collective Mind believes in the power of networks to…

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December 2020

Call for applications: AI for Accessibility Grants

December 15

Microsoft's AI for Accessibility grants support projects that use AI to empower people living with disabilities. They are looking for individuals or teams who are not only passionate about making the world more inclusive, but also firmly rooted in the communities they intend to benefit. They want to invest in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities. Microsoft works with partners in three important areas of focus: Daily life: Over 1 billion people around the world live with…

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