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World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

CALLS for APPLICATIONS, PROPOSALS & ENTRIES / JULY 2014 deadlines [updated weekly]

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1) Technology & the Future: Managing Change & Innovation (free on-line course/MOOC)
From Jul 7th to Aug 25 (flexible starting date).
This course focuses on the application of theoretical approaches to the strategic management of technology & innovation. Concepts, tools, & process will be explored through lectures, readings, team activities, & case study applications. Major topics include: The importance of technological innovation; Dynamics of technological change; Factors affecting technological innovation & adoption; Organizational strategy & strategic management in the face of rapid technological change.
https://www.canvas.net/courses/technology-the-future-managing-change-and...

2) Leaders of Learning (free on-line course/MOOC)
Classes Start: Jul 8 (flexible starting date); Course Length: 6 weeks; Estimated effort: 4 - 6 hours/week
The education sector is undergoing great transformation, and in the coming decades will continue to change. How we learn, what we learn, where we learn, and why we learn — all these questions will be reexamined. In Leaders of Learning we will explore learning, leadership, organizational structure, and physical design. The only requirements for the course are: an interest in the evolving world of learning; a curiosity about leadership in this new world; a willingness to examine your own beliefs about learning; and an openness to sharing your thoughts with and responding to others.
http://tinyurl.com/oa5tvmp

3) International Women's Health & Human Rights (free on-line course/MOOC)
From Jul 10 to Sep 5 (flexible starting date).
This course provides an overview of women's health and human rights issues, beginning in infancy and childhood, then moving through adolescence, reproductive years and aging. We will consider economic, social, political and human rights factors, and the challenges women face in maintaining health and managing their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles. The course focuses on "critical issues," namely those that may mean life or death to a woman, depending on whether she can exercise her human rights. These critical issues include poverty; discrimination against women; unequal access to education, food, paid work and health care; forms of violence, in the home and in war and refugee circumstances; maternal health; and sex trafficking of women. Our MOOC will have a special focus on creating a network of engaged participants to share experiences and to take part in interactive discussions and cooperative exercises. We ask participants to engage with the communities they live in, in order to deepen their understanding of the issues and tie academic ideas to real-life circumstances.
http://tinyurl.com/lmlve8t

4) Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Making Video News Training program for South East Asia
Applicants are invited to take part in five day training course that will take place in Hanoi (Vietnam) from Aug 11 to Aug 15, 2014. The goal of this program is to teach creative approaches to producing TV news stories. Subjects include research, writing for TV, camera work and editing. The class will be run by senior Reuters television journalists. Eligibility: a) must be from South East Asia and be working as broadcast journalists and currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to broadcast media organizations; b) must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country; c) must have at least two years’ professional experience; d) must have a good level in spoken and written English. Bursaries would include economy travel expenses (for participants travelling to Vietnam) and accommodation.
Deadline: July 14
http://www.trust.org/course/?id=a05D000000LLMXZIA5

5) Creativity, Innovation & Change (free on-line course/MOOC)
Start Date: July 14 (flexible starting date); 6 Weeks; Workload: 3-5 Hours Per Week
This course is designed to stimulate problem-solving, so participants can capitalize on change & diversity. A broad review of the creative process, students will apply fast failure, differentiation, & value creation techniques to help them become change agents. Consisting of 5-10 videos & readings, the course foregoes exams & quizzes, relying on creative exercises & reflection papers for students to demonstrate their mastery of course content. There will one per week (total = 6), required reflection submissions for a Statement of Accomplishment, & an additional 12 peer reviews during the entire course for a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction. While the official language of the course is English, the Chinese translation is provided to ease the experience of our Chinese student population.
https://www.coursera.org/cours

6) Entrepreneurship Training for Social Change (Oct 16-22/ Torino, Italy)
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAC) in collaboration with the Fondazione CRT and the Italian Government invites youth from the Euro-Mediterranean region to participate in a 7-day training program aimed at enhancing the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion. T he program targets young people from communities struggling with tensions or marginalization linked to cultural and/or religious differences and at the start-up phase of their social enterprise which seeks to address these challenges. Applicants must 1) have a social enterprise (or be in the process of establishing a social enterprise) which is either leveraging cultural and religious diversity or promoting broader social change and can potentially create economic opportunities and social inclusion for a specific community or across communities; 2) be able to demonstrate how its idea is grounded and sustainable; 3) have born between Oct 15, 1978 and Oct 15, 1996; 4) hold a valid passport at least until 30 April 2015; 5) live in and be the nationality of a Euro-Med country; 6) be fluent in spoken English.
Deadline: July 14.
http://unaocyouth.org/e4sc/

7) European Union Civil Society Facility Turkey Programme 2014
The goal of this program is to contribute to the development of a more dynamic civil society actively participating in public debate on democracy, human rights, social inclusion and the rule of law and with capacity to influence policy and decision making processes. Grant request can be made in between € 150.000 to € 350.000 for the duration of not be less than 18 months nor exceed 48 months. Eligibility - Be 1) legal persons, non-profit-making and NGO established in a Member State of the European Union or of an accession or official candidate country as recognized by the European Union or of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) country and the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI); 2) directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Deadline: July 14.
http://tinyurl.com/qja2dqa

8) Open World Forum (Oct 30 - Nov 1; Paris, France)
OWF is the 1st European summit to gather political representatives, decision-makers and experts to debate the technological, economic and social impacts of Free and Open-Source technologies on the market. It also welcomes the general public, with a specific cycle of conferences and demonstrations to make them aware of what is at stake in the digital open world. Classic and essential subjects such as Cloud computing, Data, Internet of Things, Dev, etc. will be treated from the point of view of users. We will also put a strong emphasis on trending topics - Security, Privacy, Trust and Mobility.
Deadline: Jul 15
http://www.openworldforum.paris/en/

9) Atlas Corps Fellowship for Young NGO Leaders
The fellowship program aims to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Fellows are placed in US non-profit organizations for 50-weeks volunteer service. The fellow is offered with living stipend, travel expenses (economy class round trip from and to fellow’s home country and fellowship host city), health insurance, end of service award ($1,000) and visa expenses (reimbursement). Eligibility: a) 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector; b) Bachelor's degree or equivalent; c) English proficiency (oral, writing, reading); d) 35 years or younger; e) Apply to serve in a country other than where you are from (U.S. citizens are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship); f) Commitment to return to your home country after the 6-18 month fellowship.
Deadline for the January Fellowship: July 15
http://www.atlascorps.org/apply-to-united-states.php

10) Intl Conference: Institutionalization of Child Rights in the Digital Future (Oct 16-17; Istambul, Turkey)
The conference will be co-hosted by the UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office, the UNICEF Turkey Country Office and the communications faculties of eleven Turkish universities – namely, Ankara, Anadolu, Bilgi, Gazi, Galatasaray, İstanbul, İstanbul Aydın, Kocaeli, Konya and Mersin. This event is being organized to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly. UNICEF is making use of the anniversary both to celebrate the progress made over the past quarter of a century and to draw attention to outstanding inequity. The goal is to generate new ideas for upholding the rights of children – especially the most disadvantaged, excluded, and vulnerable – in the new and very different era that lies ahead. It will address both the challenges and the opportunities which children and young people encounter in the communications and digital environment. Inequitable access, risks to safety and privacy, skills and digital literacy, and spaces for participation and innovation are just some of the topics on the agenda. Conference Topics: Child Rights Syllabus: Era of Institutionalization of Child Rights (Opening); The Role of Communication on Future Dynamics of Developing Countries (Special Session); Global Communication and Social Change; Understanding Safe Digital Citizenship; New Ethic Codes and Tendencies; Social Transformation, Digital Media and its effects on children; Children as Cultural Consumer of New Media; Child Rights Syllabus/Journalism Education for Future; Redefining Journalism in the Era of Change.
Abstract Deadline: July 15
Conference website: www.icrdf.org

11) Call for chapter abstracts - Social Inequalities, Media and Communication: A Global Perspective
Social inequality is a universal phenomenon. The unequal distribution of economic, social and cultural capitals has consequences on every sector of human life. Contributions are invited for an edited international collection of original chapters engaging theoretical and empirical themes on social inequalities, media and communication. This book intends to engage this theme in two parts: Part 1: Historical and Theoretical Analyses of Social Inequality; Part 2: Empirical analysis of social inequality, media and communication. Editors: Jan Servaes - jservaes@cityu.edu.hk; Toks Oyedemi - toyedemi@gmail.com
Abstract submission: July 15

12) Call for Papers - Special Issue (Autumn 2014): International Media Assistance
This issue is primarily focused on the ways in which international donors have supported the media sector in developing countries over the last 25 years. Support to the media sector is understood as aid to strengthen an independent, diverse and plural media, including press, broadcast and digital/social media.
Submissions until July 15
http://tinyurl.com/Call-GMJ-2-2014

13) Grant Proposals on Education, Public Health and Sustainable Development
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Creative Network is accepting grant proposals from the networks and cultural organizations from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries for establishing and/or strengthening of bi-regional cultural networks connecting Asia and Europe. Thematic Areas: 1) Culture; 2) Economy; 3) Education; 4) Governance; 5) Public Health; 6) Sustainable Development. Grant proposal can be made for up to SGD (Singapore Dollars) 25,000 which can be maximum 50% of the total eligible costs for project. The proposed project must take place between April 1st and Nov 30 2015. Eligibility: a) must be from ASEM member countries; b) projects should be jointly proposed by a minimum of 2 partner organisations/networks (not individuals), with at least 1 partner each from Asia and Europe. There can be multiple project partners; c) proposals should include result-oriented projects that facilitate dialogue, collaboration and knowledge exchange between artists & cultural professionals from Asia and Europe; d) projects should only take place in and be managed from ASEM countries.
July 15: Initial Project Proposal Submission Deadline
http://tinyurl.com/lftpvqv

14) Know-how Exchange Programme Italy 2014
The purpose of this programme is to contribute to the development of the CEI region, bolstering social cohesion and economic dynamism while strengthening the cooperation between the CEI member states. Any grant awarded under this Call for Proposals shall not exceed fifty per cent (50%) of the total cost of a given project, and the maximum grant amount allocated to a single project cannot exceed forty thousand euro (€40,000). Eligibility: The applicant shall: 1) be from organisations registered in CEI member states which are also members of the European Union, i.e. Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia; 2) be public and private sector bodies, international and non‐governmental organisations operating in the public interest, e.g. national, regional and local authorities, education/research institutions, environmental organisations; 3) demonstrate and give evidence of their experience in the sector of intervention, and of their capability to deliver the proposed project results; 4) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project for all its duration. Applicants must also demonstrate their competitive advantage in the proposed area of intervention, relative to organisations from other CEI countries of eligible applicants.
Deadline: July 15
http://www.cei.int/KEP?tab=2

15) Europe Aid Support to the Implementation of Gender Equality in Macedonia - EuropeAid/135919/IH/ACT/M
The primary objective of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the country’s preparation for EU Accession and to ensure efficiency of EU programs in the country. The major purpose is to build the capacities with regards to gender equality, as key human rights and fundamental freedoms. The project must take place in the beneficiary country. Initial planned duration of the project can be 21 months. Eligible Activities: a) Advice and coaching sessions; b) Tailor made training program; c) Seminars, workshops and conferences; d) Manuals, procedures and check-lists; e) Study visit; f) Assessment.
Deadline: July 15
http://tinyurl.com/mk9v5l6

16) Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015
The Search and Selection process was established to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs around the globe, an initiative of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Eligibility: organizations based in ASIA / ASIA Pacific (except India), AFRICA, EUROPE (except France), LATIN AMERICA (except Brazil, Chile, Venezuela), MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA, NORTH AMERICA. Criteria for Selection: 1) Transformative Social Change; 2) Organizational Sustainability; 3) Proven Social and/or Environmental Impact; 4) Reach and Scope; 5) Scalability; 6) The Candidate as Ambassador.
Deadline: July 15
http://www.schwabfound.org/content/global-selection

17) Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) - Calls for Articles on Women and Economic Injustice for the 2014 Issue of BUWA!: A Journal on African Women’s Experiences
The major purpose is to analyze and highlight the cost of leaving women out of the economic development matrices. Areas covered: Agriculture; Mining; Cross border and/or informal trading; Banking and Finance; Textile industries; Gendered Development; Economy of Sex; Domestic and Care Work; Migration, Economic Justice and Women; Justiciability of socio-economic rights. We will consider: 1) Analytical referenced pieces of 3000 words especially from women; 2) Personal stories and experiences from women (no word limit although these need to be comprehensive enough to tell the story); 3) Photo-essays and comic submissions; 4) Case studies on relevant initiatives to showcase responses to the issues across the region and the continent; 5) Relevant policy analysis, critique and modelling; 6) Literature and book reviews.
Deadline: July 15
http://www.osisa.org/proposal/womens-rights/regional/buwa-call-articles

18) CfP: CeDEM Asia 2014 - Intl Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government (Dec 4 - 5; Hong Kong S.A.R.)
The aim is to bring together researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social and mobile media in the future of citizenship and governance, and analyze current research, best practices, and emerging topics that are shaping the future of e-government, e-democracy and open government in Asia and around the world. CeDEM Asia 2014 seeks to critically analyze present and future developments in the field of e-democracy, internet freedom, open government, cyber-security, citizen participation and other emerging topics.
Deadline: July 15
http://tinyurl.com/o2nbdcl

19) Government of Canada’s Volunteer Cooperation Program
Organized by The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), the major purpose of this program is to improve the economic and social well-being of poor and marginalized communities in developing countries.
Objectives: 1) To increase the capacity of developing country partners to deliver sustainable development results, in response to local needs, by making use of the skills and expertise of qualified Canadian volunteers; 2) To enhance Canadians’ participation in Canada’s development efforts. Thematic Areas: Increasing food security; Securing the future of children and youth; Stimulating sustainable economic growth; Advancing democracy; Ensuring security and stability. Proposals must also integrate DFATD's three crosscutting themes: environmental sustainability, gender equality, and governance. Preference will be given to: a) initiatives that include innovative elements. Innovation is defined as improved solutions to international development challenges; b) initiatives that increase diaspora involvement.
Deadline: July 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
http://tinyurl.com/kyq2dok

20) Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls: Innovation grants
Program: ‘What it takes to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)?’.The primary aim of the program is to build knowledge on what works to prevent VAWG. The grants will cover the development and implementation of the intervention, as well as the formative research, monitoring, evaluation, and capacity development of staff from the in-country lead organization and the final report. The award duration will be up to three years. Applicants should: 1) be from one of the following DFID priority countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India , Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, South Africa, Tajikistan,Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe; 2) be institutions/organizations with experience in reducing VAWG; 3) submit applications that should be interventions or combinations of interventions that have clear theory of change; address multiple risk factors, or work across settings; address the intervention/research priorities; have potential for scale up; 4) propose interventions (or combinations of interventions) by consortia that include implementing organizations and researchers or policy makers; 5) propose interventions that may work with socially excluded or marginalized groups or strengthen understanding of how social exclusion affects risk of violence and effectiveness of interventions.
Last date: July 17 at midnight (24.00 hrs) South Africa Standard Time
http://www.svri.org/funding.htm

21) The Enabling Writers Global Competition
This is a global prize competition to incentivize the development of software solutions that allow writers to easily create and export decodable and leveled fiction and non-fiction readers in mother tongue languages to help early primary students (ie. grades one to three) learn to read. It aims to spur the development of software that would allow writers to use an easy step-by-step process, on a computer or mobile device, to create texts that follow tested early-grade reading instruction methodologies. Prizes: $100,000 to grand prize winner; $12,000 each to top three finalists; other Prizes: invitations to exclusive events; global recognition from ACR GCD; expert feedback on their software from child development and digital education specialists. The winning software will be freely available and released to the public for open source development. Eligibility: a) from anywhere in the world and from any professional background, preferably software development, digital literacy and education communities; b) certain software specifications must be met: - readers should be able to be outputted to PDF and a common editable format in which layout is preserved when opened through free-to-use software (e.g. HTML); - if creating electronic readers, they should be outputted to at least .epub format; - software should be available on both Windows and Mac or Linux, or both an Android or iOS or Windows Mobile application; - software should be user friendly such that the font type & size, word and line spacing, number of words on a page, and sentence length are automatically set on the templates.
Entrant Information deadline: July 18
https://www.omnicompete.com/enabling_writers.html

22) Global Development Network (GDN): Building Research Capacity program
The GDN is accepting ‘Expression of Interest’ from organizations in Least Developed Countries for its project on Building Research Capacity in those countries. Proposals should be made of demand-led programs designed to support the contending institutions in addressing their research capacity gaps. These projects should be aimed at raising and strengthening their research and outreach skills in a sustainable manner. Up to four research institutions from least developed countries will be selected on the basis of a 24 month (two year) research capacity building program that they will design and propose. The GDN will partner with the selected four institutions refine, implement and monitor the projects. The grant for each selected institution will range between US$ 40,000-US$ 100,000 per year, dependent on the scope and success of the proposed program. Eligibility: a) non-partisan, not-for-profit, research institutions headquartered and working in one of the following LDCs are the potential partners for the project [see at http://www.gdn.int/admin/uploads/editor/files/List_of_eligible_countries.pdf]; b) Universities, Think-tanks, or Stand-alone research institutions; c) lead applicant must be headed and managed by members who are citizens of developing or transition countries and currently residing in LDCs; d) individuals cannot apply in their own capacity, but as members of an institution.
Deadline: July 18 at 6:00 pm Indian Standard Time
http://www.gdn.int/html/page11.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=79

23) The University of Delaware’s Horn Program / Diamond Challenge
The challenge is a real world business concept competition with an educational purpose. Participating students will work in teams of 2-4 to prepare and submit a written concept for a business or social enterprise. They will also prepare and deliver a 5-minute pitch and answer questions about their concept. They will be supported by a curriculum developed on real world best practices for conceiving and validating new business ideas. The implementing partners will be provided training, modest pilot funding (up to $3,000 in milestone payments) and project management assistance. Thematic Areas: Youth & Adolescents; Economic Development;
Entrepreneurship & Business Education. Priority is given to the following target countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia. Eligibility: a) must be member of an established non-governmental organization; b) must prove a track record in at least two of the thematic areas concerning the target countries; c) must have available network of various stakeholders in the thematic areas concerning the target countries; d) must have experience in impacting the stakeholders; e) must have strong communication skills and a working knowledge of the English language; f) must register in teams (with a teacher or mentor per team to advise the students).
Deadline: July 20
http://diamondchallenge.org/

24) 2014 Intl Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology - Fall Sessions (Nov 12-14; Tokyo, Japan)
The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which helps deal with certain important topics of e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website. Please note that all submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent peers.
Submission Deadline: July 20
http://tw-knowledge.org/ecase2014fall/

25) 7th Intl Conference on E-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies (Oct 3 - 4; Forest Grove, Oregon, USA)
Proposals are invited to address one of the following categories: Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social Transformations.
Abstracts for in-person presentations should be submitted by July 22nd
http://ubi-learn.com/2014-ForestGrove

26) Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program for African nationals
Its primary aim is to support good governance and great leadership in Africa. The Program is a selective Fellowship that prepares the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with unique work opportunities at the most senior level of prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations, whose mandate is to improve the economic and social prospects of Africa. Applicant must: 1) be a national of an African country residing anywhere in the world; 2) have 7-10 years of relevant work experience; 3) hold a Master’s Degree; 4) be under the age of 40; or 45, for women with children; 5) be young professional, mid-career and new executive.
Deadline: July 24.
http://www.moibrahimfoundation.org/fellowships/

27) The Sustaining Health initiative / Wellcome Trust
Proposals should be designed to open up new research avenues, ultimately leading to work that will have a significant impact on human health. As general guidance, awards are of the order of £250,000. Aims: a) pilot projects may address any aspect of the interplay between health, environment and nutrition but key is a focus on health. Projects are not required to cover issues related to both environment and nutrition; b) to stimulate collaborations and build capacity for interdisciplinary research. Our scoping work has highlighted two sub-themes that we have a particular interest in: 1) the health impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures; 2) How to feed 9 billion.
Deadline for concept notes: July 25
http://tinyurl.com/mnefohv

28) Mobile Health Without Borders (free online course/MOOC):
From July 27th to Aug 31st (flexible starting date)
The course will function like a conference, but it takes place over 8 weeks rather than two days, and encourages the transformation from passive audience observer to active participant and thought leader. The themes to be addressed are: Global Health Challenges; Mobile Health Opportunities; Entrepreneurship in Health Care. Students will work closely with classmates from around the world on small group assignments to prepare for the Health Innovation Challenge: an opportunity to work with a global multi-disciplinary team and world-class mentors to design a solution to a health challenge you care about.
https://novoed.com/mhealth-2014-2

29) FRIDA - The Young Feminist Fund (third call for proposals)
This is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. FRIDA was created to bring new resources and new opportunities to young women and trans* youth globally. We believe that supporting young feminists is key to the expansion, rejuvenation and sustainability of women’s movements and organizations, both now and in the future. To date, FRIDA has completed two grant cycles in 2012 and 2013, and cumulatively supported 32 different groups of young feminists in 28 different countries around the world and awarding a total of 196,000 USD in direct grants. We intend to support up to 18 new young feminist groups led by young women and transgender youth under 30 years of age.
Who can apply? Groups founded or led by young women or trans* youth (under 30 ykears) that are committed to: a)
Advancing and defending women’s rights from a feminist perspective; b) Improving the lives of young women/transgender youth at local, national, regional or international levels; c) Inclusive organizing, collective action and feminist movement building; d) Groups, networks, or collectives based in the Global South (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, The Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central, Southern, Eastern Europe and Caucuses and Central Asia); e) Groups founded in the past 5 years (i.e. your group was formed between 2010 – 2014).
Deadline: July 28th
http://youngfeministfund.org/apply-for-a-grant-2/

30) Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Phase II - Request for Proposals (RFP)
Objective: to strengthen the capacity to build sustainable communities in the context of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) though Public Private Partnerships. The RFP is open to government agencies, NGOs, community based organizations and academic institutions registered in the Central American and Caribbean member countries of the OAS. Proposals must focus on one of the following priority areas for sustainable community development: 1) Community-based Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency; 2) Resilience to Natural Disasters; 3) Waste management, Recycling (including electronic waste) and Improved Water Resource Management; 4) Sustainable Transport Solutions.
Deadline: July 28
http://ecpamericas.org/Events/?id=465

31) Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Cultural & Economic Impacts of the Information Society
The objective of this book is to introduce the audience to a completely new world of what they own & use in their everyday life. The book is a comprehensive & timely analysis of various aspects of ICT applications that aims to be an essential reference source built on the available literature. Though on one h&, researchers around the world have argued that the information society is bringing a major thoughtful & wide-ranging revolution in the society while the rest skeptically view the commoditization & alienation aspects of the same. In this book, editors significantly evaluate the standards taken by the respective authors to illuminate the phenomenon by surveying the works of major information society theorists. This book is an invaluable resource for understanding the nature of the information society & the technological revolution that made it possible.
Proposals Submission Deadline: July 30
http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1251

32) The Global Junior Challenge (GJC) International Competition Rewarding Innovative Use of Technology for the Education of 21st Century and the Social Inclusion
The Fondazione Mondo Digitale´s international competition rewards the innovative use of technology for the education and the social inclusion and projects in all fields of youth education ranging from websites created by middle school students to global projects employing cutting edge technology for online training. Eligibility: a) individual citizens of any age, schools and universities, both public and private, worldwide; public and private institutions and organizations; associations, cooperatives and other non-profit organizations; public and private companies; research centers; b) projects that were still in operation as of Dec 31, 2013 and addressed to youth up to 29 years of age and which use new ICT technology for education and training.
Deadline: July 31st
http://www.gjc.it/2014/en

33) Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF)’s Small Grants to Grassroots Projects
It provides small grants to grassroots projects that empower women and girls. It focuses its investments on projects that create local solutions to advance women’s rights and social justice in developing countries. VGIF often provides early support, funding innovative projects that help grow new organizations, test new community change strategies and foster women leaders. It relies on local project directors to identify their own needs, design action strategies and develop projects. VGIF provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world, including the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Deadline: July 31st
http://www.vgif.org/our-work/for-grantseekers/

34) Cyberspace 2014 - 12th Intl conference (Nov 28-29; Brno, Czech Republic)
Papers are solicited to the following streams: Cybersecurity, Cybercrime; eCommerce, eFinance; Government 2.0; Intellectual Property On-Line; Intl Internet Law; Legal Informatics, Jurimetrics; Privacy, Personal Data, Surveillance; New Media & Politics; New Media & Society; Psychology of Cyberspace; Religion in Cyberspace; Video Games & Society; Ideas for Cyberspace.
Abstract submission deadline: July 31st
http://cyberspace.muni.cz/

35) FRIDA - the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean: third 2014 call
A project may be submitted under one of the two following basic categories: 1) Research projects; or 2) ICT development projects. In turn, each project must choose one of the specific topics listed within their selected category. Each project may request a maximum of USD 20,000, to be executed within a maximum of one year.
Deadline: Jul 31st at 20:00 UTC
http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2014-frida-anuncio-su-tercera-conv...

36) GEO Appathon - global App development competition
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) invites students, scientists and developers around the globe to participate. The primary aim of the competition is to allow all the people an opportunity to make smarter decisions about the planet. The GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations which facilitates, coordinates and strengthens Earth observation data and information to enable better information and decisions to be made. The Best App will win: $20,000 Cash Prize and Geo Endorsement. Eligibility: Interested individuals, teams or entities can discover, research and apply any and all types of Earth observation data using the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems)data portal and GEOs APIs (Application Programming Interface).
Deadline: July 31st
http://geoappathon.org/

37) Call for submission: Good Practices in the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in Family and Cultural Life
Focus: equality and non-discrimination in marriage, rights and responsibilities in the family and participation in all aspects of cultural life including arts, sports and cultural activities. The UN Working Group would like to encourage individuals and organizations to submit information on the above points and any additional information highlighting particular good practices, lessons learned and promising experiences in the elimination of discrimination against women in family and cultural life.
Deadline: July 31st.
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Women/WGWomen/Pages/FamilyAndCulturalLife...

38) Ockenden International Prize 2015
If you are an organization with programs, projects or activities fostering self-reliance for the refugees and displaced people anywhere around the globe, this opportunity is for you! If you are not the actor but know an organization working on the sector, Submissions for the $100,000 International Prize must be from organizations operating internationally, registered as charities, which can also elect to nominate a project by a registered partner or affiliate organization. There are no geographical limits on the locations of submitted projects. The submitted project must: a) Benefit refugees or displaced people; b) Be initiated no earlier than 1 May 2011; c) Focus on helping refugees and/or displaced people. The applicants must be able to show that there have been measurable achievements and outcomes leading to real change in the lives of those helped.
Deadline: July 31st at midnight GMT
http://www.ockendenprizes.org/ockenden-news

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