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Applications are open: Africa Innovates for the SDGs 2018

Africa Innovates for the SDGs is a new award opportunity catered to up and coming social innovators in Africa with exceptional ideas and initiatives linked to any of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the SDGs and President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, launched the award for a new generation of early-stage social innovators in Africa who are solving pressing problems in the SDG focus areas. The award will put a spotlight on the winning SDG innovators and raise awareness around their work.

Winners will be awarded the grand prize and have their work showcased at an international level, helping them to expand their work. In order to be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of any African country or a resident in any African countries for a minimum of 3 consecutive years.
  • Be 18 years or older

The solutions submitted to Africa Innovates for the SDGs must:

  • Be unique, new and innovative.
  • Clearly contribute to one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Have already been tested or have proven impact.
  • Have the potential to create strong and meaningful impact on society especially for large numbers of people.

Deadline for making applications: 7th September 2018, click here to find out more.

MADE West Africa Call for Proposals: Ghana and Sierra Leone

The “Migration and Development West Africa project, Partnership for a Governance of Migration and Rights-Based Mobility” or MADE West Africa which is funded by the European Commission was launched by AFFORD (African Foundation for Development), the Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana), FORIM (Forum of International Organizations of Migration Issues) and ICMC Europe (International Catholic Migration Commission).

MADE West Africa has opened a call for proposals for actions to promote the positive potential of migrants for development from Ghana and Sierra Leone. MADE West Africa’s project’s general objective is to promote good governance of migration and mobility, as well as the protection of the rights of migrants in the ECOWAS region, in order to increase the benefits of migration and mobility on development.
The call for proposals particularly concerns maximizing the contribution of diaspora to effectively support development and job creation in Ghana or Sierra Leone. It is part of a series of actions implemented by AFFORD in partnership with local organisations.

In order to be eligible under the MADE pilot fund, actions must primarily aim at policy changes or the implementation of relevant actions at local, national or even regional level that contribute to the channelling of different types of remittances into development and job creation.
This 2018 – 2019 matching Seed concerns small grants of 8000 EUR in match-funding to each selected civil society organisation to support advocacy or practical activities from October 2018 to March 2019 (6 months). Applicants must be based in the diaspora (Europe), Ghana or Sierra Leone but partnerships with organisations in other countries are possible. Activities can only be implemented in Ghana or Sierra Leone.
To find out the specific requirements for Ghana and Sierra Leone, read the Country Call for Proposals and download the application form here.

Interested organizations should submit a completed application form and a budget proposal by 20 August 2018.
Only one grant will be provided for activities in this call for proposals.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you would have any questions at: Richard@afford-uk.org

Short-term Consultant Needed for MADE West Africa

MADE West Africa are currently recruiting a consultant to produce an overview of the implementation of SDGs 8.7, 10.7 and 10.c in the West African context.

MADE West Africa (West Africa – Migration and Development, Partnership for a Governance of Migration and Rights-Based Mobility) is a project funded by the European Commission and was launched by ICMC Europe (International Catholic Migration Commission), AFFORD (African Foundation for Development), the Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana) and FORIM (Forum of International Organizations of Migration Issues). MADE West Africa’s general objective is to promote good governance of migration and mobility, as well as the protection of the rights of migrants in the ECOWAS region, in order to increase the benefits of migration and mobility on development.

The selected consultant will produce a 25 page document, which will be easily readable and usable for civil society organisations to develop annual review documents to support advocacy work in West Africa by civil society organisations and more generally the activities of MADE West Africa.

DEADLINE: 21st AUGUST 2018, applications can be made via email to bertrand@icmc.net with “Application for MADE West Africa Paper” in the subject line.

If you are interested in applying, click here for further information.

 

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