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For more than four decades, through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Rolex has supported exceptional individuals who have the courage and conviction to take on major challenges; men and women who have a spirit of enterprise, initiating extraordinary projects that make the world a better place.
Created in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Oyster, the first waterproof watch and an important milestone in watchmaking, the Rolex Awards foster the values that underpin Rolex: quality, ingenuity, determination and, above all, the enterprising spirit that has driven the company since its beginning. From the start, the Awards were designed to fill a void in corporate philanthropy by supporting exceptional individuals around the world, pioneers who had no or little access to traditional funding and were responding to major challenges with original and innovative projects that advance human knowledge and well-being.

Laureates each receive 200,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects.
Laureates will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer.

The Awards are open to anyone over 18 years of age, of any nationality, whose groundbreaking project is helping to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Candidates can apply in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage and the environment.

DEADLINE: April 15 2020

For further information and Application VISIT


Short Story Day Africa wants your stories of change, protest, destruction, adaptation, disruption and recreation. Stories that explore how changing climates affect us, our adaptations to the environment, and the innovations that bring us hope.
In 2019, Short Story Day Africa is seeking short fiction exploring disruption, especially but not limited to climate and environmental disruption.

First prize: $800
Second prize: $200
Third prize: $100

Any African citizen or African person living in the diaspora*, as well as persons residing permanently (granted permanent residence or similar) in any African country, may enter.
Writers may only submit one story for the competition. Repeat entries by the same writer will result in disqualification.
Writers are welcome to submit stories in any fiction genre.
Stories must be relevant to the theme, although we do encourage creative interpretations.
Stories must be between 3000 and 5000 words in length.
Submission of Stories must be in English. While you are free to incorporate other languages into your story, the story must be able to be understood fully by its English content.
DEADLINE: October 31 2019

For Additional Information and Application VISIT


The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.

Winning and short-listed authors will be invited to participate in writers’ workshops in Africa, London and elsewhere as resources permit. There is a cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author and a travel award for each of the short-listed candidates (up to five in all). The shortlisted candidates will also receive a Prize of £500. The winner is also invited to go to three literature festivals in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.

Unpublished work is not eligible for the Caine Prize.
Publishers only should make submissions.
Only fictional work is eligible.
Only one story per author will be considered in any one year.
Submissions should specify which African country the author comes from and the word count.
We require 6 copies of the work in its originally published version.
If the work is published in a book or journal, we would like to receive at least one copy of the book/journal and five photocopies; but particularly where several stories are submitted from one anthology we would like if possible to receive six copies of the book/journal itself.
If the work is published online, Caine would like to receive six photocopies.
DEADLINE: January 31 2020

Further Information and Application VISIT


Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) provides temporary employment to university, polytechnic and high school students required to participate in mandatory learning programs to gain work experience in their chosen career and provides opportunities for interns to learn about the company’s business, culture and core values.

Chevron is accepting online applications from qualified Nigerian students whose internship program commences from January – June 2020. Placement is available in the Lagos and Warri office.
Only Nigerian undergraduates schooling in Nigeria are required to write the tests.


Candidate must be a Nigerian
The internship must be mandatory to complete the school’s program leading to Masters’ Degree
Candidate must currently be enrolled in a Postgraduate degree program
Demonstrated high level of academic performance
Good communication, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills
Strong work ethic with an internal drive to succeed
Chevron provides:
An innovative workplace where we apply the latest technologies to exploration, production, reservoir management and the entire value chain group.
Opportunities to enable you to use what you have learned to expand your knowledge and benefit from invaluable on-the-job experience.
Hands-on technical exposure, which will expand your knowledge of the industry and accelerate your professional development.
An effective environment where integrity and ingenuity are valued.
Read below carefully
How to apply:
Click the Apply button
Create an account
Upload your current resume
Upload your Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) letter or support letter from your current institution using the “cover letter” tab
           If possible, the letter from your institution should state
          – Your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
          – Expected start date and duration of the internship
Otherwise, upload a separate statement from your institution showing the CGPA and any additional document on the “additional document” tab
Respond to all the fields on your Profile
Type NIL in the “previous employment” box, if you have no experience otherwise state your previous internship details
Select the field related to your course of study in the “preferred type of work” box
Respond to all the questions as required
Click the apply button to complete your application
You will receive a confirmation e-mail
The following fields are mandatory and must be fully completed. Not completing them may disqualify your application.
1) Email
2) Mobile Number
3) Institution
4) Academic Discipline
5)  Degree
6) Internship start and end date

For More Information and Application VISIT 

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Application Deadline: August 25 2019
The YouthConnekt Africa Summit is an annual convening that connects youth from across the continent. The 2019 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will provide a platform for all partners involved in youth development to synergize around policies, programs and partnerships that will connect youth for continental transformation.

The third edition of the YouthConnekt Africa (YCA) Summit is set to be held from 9-11 October in Kigali, Rwanda. This year, the summit targets to gather 10,000 youth and high-level delegates to engage, discuss, design, and accelerate youth empowerment efforts at the continent level under the theme of ‘“Boosting an Industrious Young Africa”.
The YCA Awards The YouthConnekt Africa Awards honour outstanding achievements by young African innovators (ages 16-35). Twelve Finalists will be invited to the YCA Summit to attend two days boot-camp and present their projects. Four winners will be awarded in a ceremony on 11 October 2019. One winner will be selected from each award categories: economic development, social development, innovative female contribution, and digital inclusion.
Apply Now for the YouthConnekt Africa Awards 2019

For More Information and application VISIT


Team Initiative in collaboration with the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria wishes to organize the first Wikimedia event for the Niger Delta on the 28th and 29th of August, 2019, which will serve as the first hub that will birth other hubs in other Niger Delta states. This will be a great opportunity to equip young people in the Niger Delta on how to leverage on Wikipedia platforms to learn, share and most importantly tell the Niger Delta story, therefore we are organizing training for 30 persons( Females are strongly encouraged to apply) across the Niger Delta. Date: 28th & 29th, Time: 10 am -3 pm, Venue: Ken Saro-Wiwa Hub, Aggrey Road, Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. Nigeria.

To apply to this CLICK HERE


Application Deadline: 12:00 am 2 September 2019.
CcHUB is not your typical workplace. Here, we believe everyone has something unique to offer. Our goal is to get you to unleash your inner genius.
Spend the best 3 months of your life building an exciting career as a(n) :

Developer (Front/Backend)
UI/UX Designers
Product Associates
Education/Edtech Enthusiasts
Business Advisory (Incubation/ Startup Support)
Graphic Designer

3 months of learning and fun
Attractive remuneration
Soft-skill training
Mentoring including personal career advisory and support sessions
Access to a pool of employers
Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people

For More Information and application VISIT


Application Deadline: August 31 2019
This 5-day event aims to bring innovative solutions to the challenges of the real estate industry Nigeria. Technology has the capacity of optimizing, connecting and enhancing the activities that surround the operations and transactions of real estate in Nigeria.
Relaxation will connect real estate enthusiast with the developers to create commercially relevant solutions for the industry.
Teams of Eligible Individuals (“An Eligible Individual may join only one Team If a Team is entering the Hackathon, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Team Leader”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf The Team Leader and each Team member who participates in the Challenge must meet the eligibility requirements above By entering a Submission on the Site on behalf of a Team you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team

1,500 Dollars and Internship Incubation

For More Information and Application VISIT

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Application Deadline: Friday, November 22nd 2019 
The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international prize is now in its 10th year. The prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling.
The NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field, from all around the world. For the 2019 competition, there will be four prizes: The if book UK New Media Writing Award, the Unicorn Student Award, the Dot Award, and the Digital Journalism Award. 

Whether you’re a student, a professional, an artist, a writer, a developer, a designer or an enthusiast, the competition is open to all.
It’s also an international competition, open to all outside the UK.
Entries do need to be in English.

a. Unicorn Student Award: £750 donated by Unicorn Training – students only!
b. if: book UK New Media Writing Prize: £1000 donated by if: book UK, where the winner may also be a student
c. The Future Journalism Award: £750 offered by Future PLC for innovative and important digital journalism, where the winner may also be a student.
d. The Dot Award: £500 and development support, offered by if: book UK, where the winner may also be a student
e. Skylab Innovation Award, £500 sponsored by Skylab and Bournemouth University

(NB All entries in all categories must be in English. Late entries and/or entries not in English cannot be considered.)
For More Information and application VISIT


Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.
Each year, the program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography. With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice. During the program, Fellows work on projects with support from Magnum Foundation’s mentors.
Magnum Foundation covers the cost of travel and room and board for the sessions in New York City. Fellows also receive a modest stipend to support the production of their projects. The program is produced in partnership with the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Fellowship Applicant Criteria
Documentary photographers, artists, and photojournalists
Activists who use photography in their change-making practice
Scholars who incorporate images and image-making in their research and scholarship
We encourage applications from self-taught photographers who have not had access to formal training.
Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English because all instruction will be in English.

For further information and application VISIT


The African App Launchpad (AAL) initiative is an Africa-wide platform aiming to build the capacity of Youth from Egypt and the other African States and foster establishment of sustainable startups in the area of the advanced ever-changing app and game technologies.
AAL targets building the capacity of ten thousand learners and establishing one hundred startups. AAL works by availing a high-quality, technology-learning online platform through crowd-sourcing top online content developed by prestigious universities and leading companies, and delivered through three leading MOOCs; Coursera, edX, and Udacity.

Citizens of each officially participating African state can apply through the initiative website.
Applicants are accepted as learners subject to fulfilling the following criteria: (Updated on 7th of Aug. 2019)
A higher-education college graduate of the year 2006 at most or will graduate within 2 years (by 2021). Can access all tracks.
Non-ICT applicants and junior university students are eligible for some introductory tracks. If non-ICT applicants are interested in other ICT tracks, a good knowledge of essential ICT technologies is recommended through the following:
Min. 2-years work track in ICT.
Min. 6-month international training record in software technologies.

For further information and application VISIT


Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is implementing a10-week long legislative internship programme with support from the European Union (EU) for young Nigerians who wish to gain knowledge of legislative practices and processes.

Internship Requirements:

(i) At least, a bachelor’s degree in any discipline
(ii) Completed NYSC
(iii) Good writing and speaking skills
(iv) Good computer skills (Microsoft office packages)
(v) Aged between 18 and 35 years.

Abuja, FCT

Duration of Internship:
September – December 2019

PLAC will support interns with weekly stipends to cover transportation costs within Abuja and lunch for the duration. Other logistics expenses will be borne by the intern. It is advised that prospective interns reside in Abuja or bear the cost of residing in Abuja throughout the internship, as PLAC will not provide accommodation for interns.

To Apply
Please send a two-page resume or Curriculum Vitae in MS – Word format, saved in your name and a 300-word, “Statement of Interest” indicating the importance of your participation in this programme to
The Statement of Purpose should be sent as an in-line text on the body of the email and NOT sent as an attachment
Application Deadline
All applications must be received by Thursday, August 29 2019. Applications received after this date will not be entertained. The internship provides for equal opportunity participation. All persons from across Nigeria are encouraged to apply.

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Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds and a strong vision for the future. The scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also giving access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:
Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
Have at least two years of work experience.
Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020.
Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020

For further information and application, visit HERE


Each year the European Commission offers 2 five months, paid traineeships, for 1,300 trainees; administrative or translation.

Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union. The content of the job depends on the service you are assigned to, you may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy etc.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Human resources.
Environmental policy.
International Relations.
European Studies.

Required Languages
English, French or German.

Eligible Countries
All world countries.

Program Period
5 months from 1 March 2020 – 31 July 2020.

Eligibility Requirements:
Subject to eligibility criteria, the traineeship is open to all EU citizens regardless of age. A limited number of places are also allocated to non-EU nationals.
Have a university degree or equivalent, of at least 3 years of study, corresponding to a complete cycle (Bachelor’s).
Have a very good knowledge (C level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two EU official languages, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. For non-EU nationals, only one procedural language is required.
Have no prior work experience of any kind, over 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, EU delegations, with Members of Parliament (MEPs) or Advocates General at the EUCJ.

Translation Traineeship:

If you apply for a translation traineeship (in the Directorate-General for Translation), you must be able to translate into your main (target) language (normally your native language) from two other official EU languages (source languages):

Your main (target) language must be one of the official EU languages.
Your first source of language must be a working language: English, French or German.
Your second source language can be any of the official EU languages (B2 at least but level C1/C2 best suits the needs of translation).
The living allowance for the traineeships sessions will be €1,196.84 per month.

Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with travel expenditures.

For more information and information, visit HERE

Application Deadline: September 27th, 2019 at 5 pm

At Adobe Research, They create innovative technologies for their software products to better serve consumers, creative professionals, developers, and enterprises. They bring together the smartest, most driven people we can find, and they give them the freedom to nurture their intellectual curiosity while providing them with the necessary resources and support to shape their ideas into tangible results.

One part of creating the best products is bringing a diverse group of people together. To bring more gender diversity to the technology industry, they are pleased to invite applications to the Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship. The Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduate and masters female students anywhere in the world who are studying computer science.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the 2020 Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

Be a female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate (2nd year or above) or masters student at a university for the 2019-2020 academic year. The first-year undergraduate students are not eligible. Students must have completed at least one year of university education.
Intend to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or masters student at a university for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.
Maintain a strong academic record
Not have a close relative working for Adobe Research.

Applications must include:
A resume
Academic transcripts from your current and/or past institution
Three references (our online application system will request letters from your references via email)
Answers to up to four essay questions, which will be available when we start accepting applications
An optional 60-second video or multimedia submission describing your dream career.
If you have questions, please email

Scholarship Details

The Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship includes:
A $10,000 award paid once.
A Creative Cloud subscription membership for one year.
An Adobe Research mentor.
An opportunity to interview for an internship at Adobe.
A committee of Adobe researchers will review all applicants and select the winners at their discretion. Recipients are selected based on their academic record, a personal statement, and three letters of reference. Students may be invited for phone interviews following the initial review.
Scholarship recipients will be announced by November 20, 2019.

For further information and application, visit HERE




Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Duty Station: GENEVA

Posting Period: 06 August 2019 – 09 September 2019

Job Opening Number: 19-Public Information-UNITED NAT-121146-J-Geneva (O

This profile is for the sole purpose of the Internship Programme of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa. The Internship Programme is unpaid and full-time, i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8:30 am to 5:30 pm).

This position is located in the front office of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes. The internship will start on 30 September 2019 for 3 months.

Applicants should:

• Be computer literate in standard software applications;

• Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

For this position, the university degree must be in the area of journalism, international relations, public administration or related area.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages: Fluency in English is required for this internship. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment: Candidates will be assessed based on their Personnel History Profiles (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted for further assessment. A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The cover Note must include:

– Title of degree you are currently pursuing;

– Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);

– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;

– Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

In your History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references.

For further information and application, visit HERE

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Application Deadline: September 23, 2019
Every year, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will fund five scholarships for outstanding individuals from West Africa to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

AIG Scholars will be expected, upon graduation, to return to their home country and apply their learning experience as change agents in their country’s public sector.

The AIG Scholarships are targeted at graduates between the ages of 25 and 35 with strong intellectual capability, outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills and a passion to contribute to the development of Africa’s public sector.

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for consideration for the award of an AIG Scholarship, you must:
Be a citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
Be between the ages of 25 and 35 years (must not be 36 years old by December 31, 2019)
Have a first-class or second-class upper undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0
Be preferably top 10% of graduating class (First, Second or Master’s Degree) – evidence to be provided
Provide evidence of game-changing leadership and resultant impact
Show skills and interests outside of academics (evidence to be provided)


The AIG Scholarships are fully funded covering fees, accommodation and living expenses do not cover travel or visa expenses, however.

Please note that:
Academic distinction and leadership potential are key priorities for selection.
In the case of candidates with second-class upper qualifications, a Master’s, second degree or relevant professional qualification will be an advantage.
Only applicants shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted and any inquiries regarding individual application status is strictly prohibited.
Applications sent via post or in person are NOT acceptable.
Candidates who emerge as finalists in the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) selection process will be expected to apply directly to the Blavatnik School of Government, the University of Oxford, for admissions. Finalists who are offered admission to the Master of Public Policy will be considered by the School in the final selection of AIG Scholars.

For additional information, please visit HERE


Are you ready to join a team of Cyber Security professionals that are making an impact by advising clients on how to manage their cyber risk exposures in an inter-connected world?

Educational Requirements/Professional Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc., B.Eng, B.Tech., HND, etc.) in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field with a minimum of second class upper degree/upper credit
Master’s degree in an information technology/information security-related field from a reputable university will also be an added advantage
Relevant Cyber Security e.g. CCNA, CCNA Security, Security +, ISO 27001, ISO 22301, PCIP,  CCIE, CEH, OSCP,CISSP, LPT,CISM,CCISO
Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in any of the following areas will be an added advantage: vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, implementation of security standards, security operations, network monitoring and incident response.

Technical Requirements

Proficient with programming languages such as C, C++, C#, JAVA, PHP, SQL, Python.
Knowledge of various operating systems including but not limited to Windows, Linux/Unix
Understanding of security vulnerabilities in common operating systems, network devices and web applications, including knowledge of remediation procedures.
Proficient in the use of MS-office tools i.e. Excel, Word and Power-point


Ability to research and characterize security threats to include identification and classification of threat indicators.
Identify, rank and prioritize risks and exposures and develop a strategy for mitigation or remediation. Organize and coordinate solutions proposed by team and sells proposed remediation activities to client
Applicants must show a keen interest in Cyber Security and Information Technology
Must have in-depth experience in leading teams for pursuits or engagement delivery
Be of proven integrity, giving attention to confidentiality requirements
Possess excellent writing and oral communication/presentation skills
Very strong leadership and coaching skills
Ability to think outside the box and quickly learn new ideas independently
Be a good team player, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Have the ability to maintain a professional outlook and carriage at all times
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their detailed CVs to with the email subject as CYBERPRO

For more information, please visit HERE


Do you dream of becoming a professional travel filmmaker? Apply for the World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship 2019. This is your chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Malaysia and be personally mentored by award-winning filmmaker Jenny Nichols. You could be capturing staggering seascapes and incredible biodiversity while telling stories of the diverse local communities who call Malaysia home.

Becoming a good travel filmmaker requires more than capturing the highlights of a trip. For the past ten years, World Nomads have been providing up-and-coming filmmakers with invaluable mentorships with industry professionals. These experiences are custom-tailored to deliver true in-field experience, and equip budding filmmakers with sound knowledge of camera, audio, capturing a narrative, interviewing direction, and post-production.
Most importantly, the mentorships allow recipients to understand what is at the heart of good travel filmmaking. World Nomads do this by showing new perspectives, encouraging lateral thinking, and providing access to incredible stories around the world.

Judging criteria:
You will need to convince the judging panel through your application that you have the spirit of adventure and a passion for travel filmmaking. A good travel documentary should:

Convey a strong narrative in English (or with English subtitles)
Focus on a specific travel story within a 3-minute timeframe
Show your interviewing skills and ability to coax a good story from your subject
Demonstrate strong filmmaking skills
Show originality
Be visually engaging
Location: Malaysia

Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Malaysia.
Improve your skills in the field and during post-production under the mentorship of professional filmmaker Jenny Nichols.
Explore Malaysia and capture its stories on an all-expenses-paid adventure.
Record superior sound for your film with new microphones courtesy of RĂ˜DE Microphones.
Protect your gear with a specialised camera bag from Lowepro and accessories from Langly.
As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.

If you’re still learning the craft of filmmaking and if creating films is responsible for less than 25% of your income, then you’re eligible to apply. This may mean you have had a few films commissioned in the past, or keep a regular video channel of your own – but it isn’t your full-time gig.
You may submit a film in your local language. However, if people in your film are speaking a language other than English your film must include English subtitles. Keep in mind that English skills are paramount as the scholarship mentor Jenny Nichols only speaks English.
Applicant must be eligible to obtain a Malaysian visa.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

For more information please visit HERE


Application Deadline: August 31st 2019

The Vital Voices GROW Fellowship (VV GROW) is a leading global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium-sized businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, leadership development, technical assistance, and access to networks. Through online and in-person training, Fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value, and put those concepts to work with action-oriented strategic plans to grow their businesses. They amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and communities by creating jobs, stimulating long-term economic growth and producing wider social benefits.

Through the program, participants gain knowledge and skills in strategic planning, financial management, marketing, sales, strategic networking, leadership, human resources and communications. Fellows get access to valuable technical assistance and become a part of a supportive global network of women business owners, as well as the Vital Voices network.

The one-year fellowship includes:

1.       Virtual Learning Phase I: Through a series of webinars, assignments, online courses, assessments, and one-on-one calls, fellows learn about core topics and assess the state of their business in order to develop a strategic plan for growth.
2.       In-Person Training: Fellows participate in a 3-4 day workshop during which they learn and practice essential skills including communications. Fellows also get the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from other fellows in their cohort, Vital Voices staff, trainers and others.
3.       Virtual Learning Phase II: Following the in-person training, fellows build on Phase I and begin implementing their strategic plans and learn about additional topics critical to achieving her business growth goals.  Fellows are also connected to individualized growth services and support provided by Vital Voices partners. 

Women business owners who:

  1. Own a business that…

  1. Has been operating for at least 3 years
  2. Employs at least 3 full-time staff (or the equivalent of 3 full-time staff in part-time staff) including the applicant
  3. Generates at least USD $40,000 in annual sales
  4. Reside in the same country as their business for at least 7 months out of the year
  5. Are proficient in spoken and written English


There is a participation fee of USD 1,500 for this program, which is approximately 5% of the overall program cost per participant. The fee can be paid in instalments and a limited number of need and merit-based scholarships will be available to accepted applicants. Vital Voices will cover all travel expenses (flight, accommodations, meals, visa fees) for the 3-4-day in-person training.

A limited number of merit-based scholarships will be available. Details will be provided in the notifications of acceptance into the program.
The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive program that provides customized business skills training and support valued at over US $25,000 per participant. Through the Fellowship, participants will:
  • Increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence in strategic planning, financial management, marketing & sales, strategic networking, leadership, human resources, and communications
  • Receive guidance, training and support from global expert business trainers
  • Establish valuable relationships and be a part of a Vital Voices global network of women business leaders (VV GROW Cohort 7)
  • Participate in a transformative 3-4 day in-person training previously held in various cities throughout the world
  • Receive referral(s) to business support services and other growth opportunities
  • Receive a certificate of program completion
  • Become a part of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network upon graduation

For more information please visit HERE


The Footwear Academy by Bentley Chuks is a footwear production school for individuals interested in the art of footwear making. They offer 4 weeks intensive program, one-on-one training and a “learn by doing” process to ensure our students get the best of the programs. Our vision is to be the foremost footwear training and production institute in Africa, putting Nigeria on the roadmap of the footwear business by training and mentoring students who will dominate and be relevant to Africa when equipped with the right skill and technology.

To apply to visit HERE