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AU/CIEFFA YOUTH CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON GIRLS’EDUCATION IN AFRICA

The African Union/International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA) is a specialized institution of the African Union since 2004, dealing with women’s and girls’ education. The centre is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
The two previously organized capacity building workshops respectively held in Ethiopia and Tunisia; this year, the 3rd batch of the Workshop will take place in Accra, Ghana from 26 to 29 November 2019 under the theme: “Young Women’s Leadership to Advance Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa”.

This 3rd Capacity Building workshop for African Youth will put special emphasis on specific objectives including the following:
i. To inform and sensitize the youth on the state-of-play of issue of girls’ and women’s education in the continent despite various efforts made by African countries.
ii. To understand the obstacles and barrier hindering girls to access and stay at school until she completes her higher education to address girls and women’s education.
iii. To deepen their knowledge on gender stereotyping in studying and job sector usually affected more by boys and men such as the STEM, ICT, TVET Male-dominated jobs.
iv. To equip them with some advocacy tools such as leadership, entrepreneurship, negotiation, public speaking as efficient weapons to facilitate their work within the community as girls ‘education’s Champions.
v. To build a strong network of African young women and men sharing the same vision to change the mindset on gender equality and equity in the educational system by 2063!

The workshop aims to bring together young women and men who will be representatives of the 5 regions of Africa. The participants will be selected through a call for applications open to all based on the selection criteria as follows:
• Young African (women and men) aged 21 to 35-year-old;
• Young girls and men with educational/professional background or interest in one of the above-mentioned sector/field or any other relevant field.

To attend VISIT this link to apply 


TECHNOVATION AI FAMILY CHALLENGE

The AI Family Challenge is a free, hands-on AI education program that brings families, schools, communities, and industry mentors together to give everyone the chance to learn, play and create with AI.
Through the AI Family Challenge, your understanding of AI will grow along with your confidence. Do you see problems in your community around transportation, health, education, safety, or the environment? As your family completes the program, you will work together to create a solution and a prototype using AI technology.

For more information and Application: VISIT 



MTN MPULSE ESSAY COMPETITION

Deadline: 8th October 2019
In commemoration of the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child celebration, MTN invites all primary and secondary school students in Nigeria to participate in a short essay competition. In line with the theme of this year’s celebration- Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable, the essay competition aims to encourage discussions on the empowerment of the Nigerian girl child.
Topic: In what ways can the Nigerian girl be empowered to become unstoppable?

ELIGIBILITY:
Competition is open to both boys and girls in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.
Applicants must be resident in Nigeria.
The essay must not exceed 200 words.
10 winning essays will be selected and exciting gift items will be awarded to the winners. Gift items include smartphones, mPulse school bags, headphones, t-shirts, math sets, water bottles, etc.

For Application: VISIT 


ONLINE COURSE ON FARM DATA MANAGEMENT, SHARING AND SERVICES FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations together with the Pan African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO) are pleased to call for applications for a new online course “Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development”.  This online course will support the work of professionals involved in using or managing data services for the benefit of farmers and farmer’s organizations. These professionals work in a wide range of organizations, including international organizations, donor agencies, multilateral, NGOs, academic and research institutions, universities, national or local governments.


The main target audience groups include:
Those who are involved in farmers’ organizations as administrators or staff i.e. those collecting farmer data and managing the data; and Development practitioners and technology providers, who, also, assist farmers’ organization setting up farmer profiling and creating data services.

The course creates awareness of data on and for farmers as well as the products and services that have become a growth area, driving expectations and investments in ICT4ag including e-extension, precision agriculture and digital financial services. The course furthermore highlights shared data principles, including FAIR and open data conceptual frameworks, while also emphasizing the legal and responsible ethical considerations for data rights and protections.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Understand the value of data, the different types and sources of data and identify the type of services that data enables in agriculture.
Understand how data is used and generated in the value chain understand the challenges and risks that smallholders face when sharing data
Understand the strategies related to farmer profiling.
Understand how and where to find open data.
Apply data analysis and visualization techniques understand the legal and policy aspects when dealing with farmers’ data sharing.
Understand the basics of licensing, copyright and database rights
The course is free of charge and is offered in 4 weeks in English. It will take place twice in two editions, one starts in October and second starts in November before the end of the year.

For application VISIT

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TOTAL NIGERIA YOUNG GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Application Deadline: September 27th 2019
Total Nigeria is looking for young graduates who are motivated and passionate with excellent academic achievement in the fields of Engineering, Marketing and Finance to join more than 500 Young Graduate in Total Young Graduate Programme.
The Young Graduate Program is an 18-month program which commences with 6 months – 9-month program in Total Nigeria. The successful candidate at this stage will proceed for a 12 months programme in any Total Affiliate.

Eligibility:
Must not be more than 25 years of age.
Recent graduate with post-graduate work experience of not more than 2 years.
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Upper
Must be geographically mobile.
He/she should possess leadership skills and have the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
He/she should be able to work in a team, be self-driven, result-oriented, innovative and willing to learn.
Must have a good command of English.

Métier:
Accounting, Maintenance Methods Studies, Maintenance, Sales general responsibilities, Sales, Marketing, Downstream Operations, Technology.

Region:
Nigeria
For more information: VISIT 




THE GIZ-SAIS INVESTMENT READINESS PROGRAMME FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Have you successfully developed innovative digital solutions for the agricultural and food sector with a positive impact on income generation?
Are you still looking for company development support to scale your business and increase your impact?
The GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme provides tailor-made company development measures aimed at improving your investment readiness and gaining access to investment and business opportunities. Their goal is to scale digital innovations developed by African start-ups that enable their users in the agricultural or food sector to increase their income.

Benefits:
A six-month Investment Readiness programme fully funded by GIZ-SAIS beginning in December 2019.
Access to additional service providers to optimize certain segments of your venture (e.g. legal, cash flow, marketing, coding etc.).
A Three in-person meet-ups complete the Programme: a kick-off workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 2019, followed by a mid-term check-in in the third or fourth month and a link-up event with investors and business partners will conclude the programme.
Throughout the programme, the GIZ-SAIS team will facilitate contacts and interactions with potential investors and business partners using The Global Investor Cloud Services. Further follow-up growth measures in close dialogue with committed investors and business partners are planned for those start-ups that complete the Investment Readiness Programme

Eligibility:
You can apply if your business:
is a start-up registered in Africa, a for-profit business with a team of at least two people?
is offering scalable digital solutions with a clear positive impact on income in the agricultural and/or food sector (e.g. through savings, business opportunities, added value, etc.),
and is in the post-seed stage (i.e. have launched a minimum viable product, have an existing customer base, have evidence of revenue).
Application Deadline: October 28, 2019

For further information and Application VISIT 




KPMG GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAMME 2019/2020 FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS.

KPMG is a global network of independent professional services firms with deep expertise in the provision of audit, tax and advisory services to clients in various industries and sectors of the economy.
The Firm is well represented in Nigeria and across the African continent, to provide exceptional and quality services to multinational, regional and local clients and to enhance the product offerings in certain previously under-serviced markets.

Eligible candidates must:
Be below 26 years old as at the date of application.
Have a minimum of 5 O’ level credits (including English & Maths) at ONE sitting
Have a minimum of second class (upper
division) degree at first degree. Please note that OND and HND qualifications are not eligible.
Have a minimum of second class (upper division) degree at first degree and Law school (For Law graduates only).
About to complete or completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

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MCKINSEY & COMPANY YOUNG LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FELLOW – LAGOS

The Young Leaders Program (YLP) is a two-year full-time consulting program that develops exceptional young local African talent into real leaders. This is an internship open only to Nigerians doing their mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC).
Qualifications:
Undergraduate or master’s degree
Outstanding record of academic achievement
Demonstrated aptitude for analytics
Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively with people at all levels in an organization
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English and the local office language
Registered for the NYSC program (Submit call-up letter)

For more information: VISIT  

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FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM #FCMBFLEXXTERN 2019 FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS

#FCMBFlexxtern is an initiative by leading financial institution, First City Monument Bank, in partnership with other prestigious organizations in Nigeria.
Are you a fresh graduate between the ages of 18-25? Young, smart and still job hunting? You’re in luck! Here’s an opportunity to get hands-on work experience and mentorship through the #FCMBFlexxtern 3-month paid internship – yes, PAID!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Upload a 45-second video to YouTube with the hashtag #FCMBFlexxtern telling us why you deserve to be one of the FCMB Flexxterns.
Click on Participate, fill the registration form and include the link to your YouTube video.
Share the link to your entry and invite your friends to vote for you.

For Application VISIT



STARTUPSOUTH5

Join over 5000 innovators, founders and investors in Uyo - discuss deepening startup economy in the South-South & South-East, Nigeria at #StartupSouth5.
Startup/Entrepreneurship conference in the South-South and South-East of Nigeria, attracting the best founders from across the Globe, Africa and Nigeria for a full day of networking, learning, Connection and mad fun. #StartupSouth goal is to educate, connect and attract investment to startups and founders in the South-South and South-East. #StartupSouth5 will hold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State from October 29 to November 2. Register to reserve a spot to attend any of the sessions.

For further information and Application VISIT



SHELL LIVEWIRE PROGRAMME

Every year Shell LiveWIRE supports thousands of individuals to access the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to turn their business ideas into successful enterprises which provide a sustainable income, create jobs and drive innovation.

ELIGIBILITY:
Aged 18 – 35 from the Niger Delta states
Have an innovative business idea
Desire to own and manage a business
 Do you possess a University degree or HND in any discipline?
Have you completed NYSC if applicable?
Not in paid employment

For further information and Application VISIT


  
GOOGLE BUSINESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Google is inviting recent graduates to apply for their Business Internship Opportunity. The interns will be based at various Google offices around the world.
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Dubai – United Arab Emirates; Nairobi, Kenya; 8600 Lagos, Portugal; İstanbul, Turkey; Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000; Johannesburg, South Africa.

Google offer three and six-month Business Internships, which are typically offered in the following business areas:
GCS (Google Customer Solution) Sales and Operations
Large Customer Sales
Google Cloud
Marketing

Minimum qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program, and in your penultimate year of study.
Preferred qualifications
Returning to a full-time Bachelors or Masters degree after the internship.
Previous internship experience in Sales, Advertising, Consulting, Analysis, Customer Service, Marketing or related fields.
Available for a 12 week internship during Summer 2020.
Note: duration and start date of internship vary depending on the position.
Responsibilities
Responsibilities and detailed projects will be determined based on your educational background, interest and skills.

For more information and Application VISIT



MELTWATER ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (MEST) AFRICA’S PAN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM 2020/2021 (FULLY FUNDED)

The MEST Training Program is a 12-month, full time, fully sponsored program in which the cohort – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – complete a graduate-level course in software development, business and communications, with a focus on practical implementation.

The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed to ensure EITs master industry-proven methodologies for developing startups. This coursework is supplemented by sector speaks and a series of guest lectures, bringing in the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.

The course culminates in an investor pitch and the chance to receive seed funding and enter the MEST incubator.
Application Requirements
We're looking for business-oriented applicants who are interested in learning how to start a software company. While it's not a requirement to have a previous coding experience, a strong interest in learning about technology is a must. We’ve designed the MEST programme to give you the business, communications and technical skills you’ll need to start and scale a successful company.

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THE NIGERIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Application Deadline: 30th November 2019.

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) with support from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) offers research grants to Nigerian citizens wishing to undertake research work in fields related to nature conservation and sustainable livelihood.  The grant shall be to support a PhD programme. This year’s theme is “Human-Wildlife Conflict“.

Requirements:   
Candidates must be Nigerian citizens.
Candidates must have M.Sc. Degree or equivalent qualification in Biological Sciences, Social Sciences or Law (Environmental Law/Protection) but related to environmental resources management.
Candidates must have secured admission into a Nigerian university towards a PhD degree in any of the fields stated in No. 2 above.
Candidates must develop acceptable research proposals that meet NCF’s vision and mission.
Proposals must be in line with the theme.
A progress report (on letter headed paper) from the applicant’s Project Supervisor(s) stating how far he or she has gone in his or her research work and his/her role in the initial review, as well as the relevance to the objectives of the grant, is a very essential condition for considering any application.  Please note that a reference letter is an equivalent of a Progress Report from the Supervisors(s).
200-word justification, with relevance to natural and environmental resource management and biodiversity conservation.
A 3,000-word justification proposal to be submitted should reflect the Title, Introduction/Statement of Problem, Objectives, Methodology and Expected Output, etc.
Curriculum vitae (not more than 2 pages detailing research and work experience),
Scanned copy of admission letter.

For more Information and application VISIT



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CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: GO ON ASSIGNMENT WITH CLIMATE TRACKER

In harnessing the power of visual documentation and storytelling, how can we apply the use of photography to stories of environmental protection and potential solutions to understand how we can best move forward?
For this assignment, 20 photographers will be asked to visually illustrate the environmental projects supported by the GCCA+ in 10 different countries. Themes will span from energy (solar and other renewable energy), nature-based solutions, climate displacement, coastal resilience, climate finance, gender, waste management, mangroves restoration, and more.

 Projects will take place for a 1-2 week period from October 2019 to April 2020, and we are looking for photographers from the following countries to document the local environmental projects:
Africa: Ghana, Togo, Djibouti, Chad, Mozambique, Sudan, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria
The Caribbeans: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Oceania: Papaua New Guinea, Marshall Islands
Asia: Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Requirements:
Capture at least 40 high-quality images with relevant captions and meta-data of the assigned GCCA+ project
Write an accompanying article (400 words) to contextualize the photos
Application Procedure:
Write a brief introduction to yourself, your work, and your experience with environmental photography/NGOs
Include a link to your portfolio or a sample of your work (optional: include links to your social media platforms and past-published works)
Indicate your estimated availability and location for the next year

List the photography equipment and relevant software that you have

Further information and Application VISIT




GOOGLE LAUNCHES DIGITAL SKILLS FOR AFRICA ONLINE PORTAL FOR YOUNG AFRICANS.

Google gives free tutorials to help you succeed online, from social media to search engines and beyond.
People who are unable to attend face-to-face training sessions and who want to acquire digital skills in their own time from their phone or computer, Google is launching a new Digital Skills Africa Online Portal.

The portal contains 89 online lessons on a wide range of digital subjects including web analytics, social media management and mobile marketing available in English and French and soon in Portuguese. Google hopes the portal will enable more people in more African countries to make the most of the web. The training is available to anyone, and people who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Online Proficiency.

For Application VISIT



THE C40 ADDIS ABABA WOMEN4CLIMATE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2019

Application Deadline: 9 September 2019
C40 in partnership with the city of Addis Ababa is contributing to the emergence of the next generation of climate leaders by sharing knowledge and experience through an ambitious mentorship program dedicated to women in C40 cities.
The Program will match committed leaders from the business sector, international organizations, and community organizations with emerging female leaders. The mentors will share their knowledge and experiences, supporting the mentees in becoming powerful leaders in their chosen field including politics, NGOs, business, media, and community groups.
Addis Ababa is seeking mentees from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds who are developing innovative projects or ideas that will help the city to become more resilient to the increasing vulnerability caused by climate change.
Each woman selected for the program will:
Receive mentoring for about 10 months.
Engage in collective sessions with other mentees and mentors

Receive training that enhances communication and advocacy skills to build the mentee’s ability to be more influential.

For more information and Application VISIT



COMMONWEALTH SHORT STORY PRIZE


The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. The prize covers the Commonwealth regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean and Pacific. The international judging panel comprises one judge from each of the five regions. Please note that while the entries will be judged regionally, all judges will read and deliberate on entries from all regions. An international judging panel will judge the final selection; experienced readers will assist the named judges in selecting the longlist.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English

Location: Online

Benefits:
There will be five winners, one from each region.
One regional winner will be selected as the overall winner.
The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000
The remaining four regional winners will receive £2,500.

If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive additional prize money.

For more information and Application HERE

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