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The Starkey Hearing Foundation, a leading U.S based non-governmental organization in the field of Ear and Hearing Care will be in Nigeria to provide Ear and Hearing care services to Nigerians with Hearing challenges from 7th - 11th May 2019. This includes the provision of free hearing aids and aftercare services for already fitted patients. The mission will be held on the 7th and 8th of May at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu and on 10th and 11th May at the Calabar Municipality, Calabar, Cross Rivers State.

Those interested can contact 08067613481, 07084047856, 09064421566, 08151863072

Lambda School is opening applications for the first time to students from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. This is what you get:
  1. An intensive full-time, 9-month full stack software development training program, at no upfront cost
  2. During the program, Paystack will pay for a membership to a co-work space near you so you have access to reliable electricity and internet
  3. After the program, you'll have the chance to be hired by Paystack, and we're also happy to introduce you to the many Paystack merchants (including some of the best companies in Nigeria) who're looking for development talent.
Apply for the Lambda School Africa Pilot by clicking HERE

The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) is an annual Pan-African platform organised by ExLA Group to promote the empowerment and the enhancement of the skills of women for Africa’s sustainable development. The congress is open to young African women both on the continent and the diaspora, aspiring for leadership and change at various levels, who demonstrate some level of commitment and enthusiasm in championing the agenda for women empowerment on the African continent.

  1.  Women within the age limits of 18 to 45 years from Africa and the diaspora. Non-African women who have lived and worked on women empowerment issues in Africa are equally eligible.
  2.  English/French language proficiency
  3.  Desire to positively impact Africa
  4.  Commitment to serving the development agenda for women on the African continent
  5. It's an online registration and the event will be held In the University of Ghana Accra, from the 21st-25th July 2019.
For further information and registration visit HERE

There are many determined and talented, low-income students in Nigeria who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. For the 11th year, the United States Embassy, Nigeria seeks to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).

OFP’s mission is to assist talented and determined, low-income students who are good candidates for financial assistance from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission.

OFP works closely with students through regularly scheduled meetings and seminars to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and scholarships to attend colleges and universities in The United States. OFP finances the cost of the application process, including registration fees for required standardized examinations and provides free membership to the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center for its participants. OFP expects a sincere commitment from the students to give their energy and time to the program so that they may achieve their dreams of study in the United States.

Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach our offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from June 2019 – August 2020 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2020.


The selection of finalists for OFP is highly competitive, given limited funding. We look for applicants with:

  1. Strong academic record/ transcript
  2. Robust participation in extracurricular activities
  3. Involvement in leadership roles
  4. Excellent community service participation
  5. Financial Need
NOTE: Undergraduate Applicants– If WAEC results are not available; the student must be currently in SS3. If WAEC results are available, they must be from May/June WAEC.

Students who have already started a University education are NOT eligible to apply.

· Complete Application Form
· Academic Results:
Ø Undergraduate Applicants– Attach a copy of your WAEC “O” Level results (from WAEC website). Include Cambridge A’Level or IGSCE results if applicable or available.
Ø Graduate Applicants– Attach a copy of your Final year results and degree results (if available) First Class only (STEM majors preferred).
· Letters of recommendation:
Ø Undergraduate Applicants: Request a teacher or your school principal to complete a letter of recommendation form, attesting to your character, talent and skills. Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual.
Ø Graduate Applicants: Provide the details of a lecturer, professor, or Head of Department (HOD) that we can contact to find out more about you.
· Transcript:
Ø Undergraduate Applicants: Send a scanned copy of your transcript from JS1 to SS3 including your mock and first term results, if possible.
Ø Graduate Applicants– Send a scanned copy of your transcripts that show a GPA of 4.5 or above on a 5.0 scale.
· Essays:
Write two essays, one from Group A and one from Group B, each of about 250– 300 words. The essay topics will be on the application form you receive. (Essay topics will be found on the form)

· Undergraduate applicants apply here
· Graduate applicants apply here
For more details visits here

A professional training programme on the transparency of climate action and support organized jointly by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea is now officially open for applications.
Offered in collaboration by the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea (GIR) from 2017, UNFCCC-GIR-CASTT is a professional training on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to national experts from developing countries.

The programme seeks to provide professional training on greenhouse gas inventories to national experts from developing countries. The training is the first of its kind under the UNFCCC-CASTT initiative on climate action support and transparency training.

Overall, the comprehensive programme looks to facilitate effective and universal participation of countries in the measurement, reporting and verification arrangements under the UNFCCC and the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. Its goal is to enhance the technical capacity of individuals and to improve the overall competency in reporting and in contributing to climate action.

Eligibility Requirements
- Current government officials, consultant and researchers
- Relevant experience in GHGs or climate change response-related field
- Entry-mid level professionals
- Bachelor's degree or higher
- Capability to understand lectures and give presentations in English (Candidates may be administered an English test via phone)
- Individuals with intermediate on IT proficiency

Financial Support
- Round-trip flight ticket
- Accommodation and meal for the duration of the programme
- Travel insurance
* Any incidental charges incurred shall be paid by individuals.

Key Programme Contents
- Reporting and Review under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement
- GHG Inventory Compilation
- Sectoral GHG Estimation Methodology
- GHG Projections
- Hands-on Exercise
Key Dates
15 April Application Period Starts
10 May Application Deadline
5 June Announcement of Selected Applicants
21 July Arrival in Korea
22 July Programme Opening Ceremony
14 August Closing Ceremony
15 August Departure from Korea
To apply visit here

NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition focused on the prevention, treatment, and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in children, adolescents, and young people. NCD Child advocates for the inclusion of children, adolescents, and young people in the global NCD agenda and inclusion of child and adolescent NCD prevention in the Sustainable Developmental Goals; promotes both treatment and prevention for addressing the NCD burden; and supports the inclusion of youth and family voices in global and country planning for NCDs.

For this reason, we have initiated an annual leadership program for youth aged 19-30 to serve as a skill building, project incubator as well as a unified organization of young professionals who are fully equipped to dive deep into international policy-making.

This application is your chance to tell us why you're a good fit. We want this leadership program to be accessible to passionate young advocates from all regions and all educational backgrounds, so do not worry if you have yet to complete a degree. We will assess these applications from a holistic lens. Just tell us what health equity and NCDs mean to you, what problems you face in your setting, region or country in relation to NCDs, and what you would like to contribute to the program.

Eligibility criteria:
- 19-30 years of age
- Experience in NCD advocacy
- Motivation
- Availability and commitment
Applications are due April 25, 2019.

To apply visit HERE
To visit their website click here

The Pan African Youth Festival is a high-level African youth forum, which was inspired by the African Youth Charter (Article 26(i) to foster transformation. The festival brings together ordinary young people, elected representatives and key stakeholders to explore the living situations and perspectives of the young African generation. At the festival, young people (16 to 35) are able to have a live interface and engagement with key policymakers, diplomatic missions, academia, media, the formal and informal private sector actors and civil society actors through a mixture of appealing keynote addresses and panels, customized debates, speeches, exhibitions, interactive workshops and seconded by colourful cultural side-events. African Youth Federation convenes the festival in collaboration with other partners.
The 2nd Pan African Youth Festival calls for Country Representatives to market, coordinate delegates’ activities, manage selection and travel arrangement on behalf of the Festival Directorate in Kampala, Uganda.

Roles are voluntary but officials are exempted from payment of Festival fees and have a commission of 10% of delegates' fee.

Applicants should be within 18 to 30 years.
For more information about the Festival, click here here

To apply click here


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