Agripreneurship, finance and markets
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a writing competition, as part of its global campaign on addressing gender inequalities in energy access.
Dubbed #standtall, the campaign and competition aims to inspire young people to lead the transformation for inclusiveness and equality in the energy sector in West Africa by...Read more
SPRING gives entrepreneurs tailored support to grow businesses, overcome barriers, and empower adolescent girls. The accelerator includes 9 months of intensive mentorship, prototyping, and networking with leading local and global advisers and investors. Eligible entrepreneurs may submit applications until 16 March 2015 to:
- Get the funding needed to grow their business
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third call for proposals. This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programmes that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The Fund will grant applications in the areas...Read more
Do you have a project idea that can bring positive change at the community–level, not only in your own country, but in a different region as well? Can your project be implemented in a cross-regional partnership?
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite non-profit organizations from Europe and Central...Read more
The $100 million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship is an annual programme of training, funding and mentoring designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs. Entries for this flagship entrepreneurship programme are open until 1 March 2015.
In order to submit an application, entrepreneurs are expected to complete the online application form with questions on...Read more
This report identifies proven, promising and high-potential interventions that increase women’s productivity and earnings in particular economic and country contexts.
The "Expo of Ideas" one of the major events that marked the beginning of Expo Milano 2015 hosted by Italy, took place at Hangar Bicocca in February 7. Also present at the event Evelyn Nguleka, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation, which along with more than 500 experts, studied issues of EXPO 2015 with particular attention to the size of the development of equity and sustainability,...Read more
Paramount Chief Kyungu of Malawi, an influential cultural leader; Ron Archer, a renowned transformative leadership coach from the United States of America; and Gilberto Macuacua, a media personality in Mozambique, who is also a member of the UN Women Regional Civil Society Group (RCSAG), have signed on as male supporters of UN Women’s HeForShe...Read more
GrOW Call for proposals: Effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment
In partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a call for research proposals concerning the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)...Read more