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Free of cost AI Career Essentials course

This sponsored Programme includes:

  • Learning a collection of AI Tools
  • Hands-on experience
  • Creating Professional Tool Kit

UGHE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: East Africa Biodesign (EAB) Fellowship training program

The East Africa Biodesign (EAB) Fellowship is a training program designed to empower innovators in Africa to develop contextually appropriate, accessible, and sustainable health innovations. The East Africa Biodesign consortium is a collaboration between University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, the Center of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering and eHealth under the University of Rwanda (UR), and Kenyatta University. The 2025 EAB cohort will have eight fellows in two separate teams: four based in UGHE, Kigali and four in Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

About this Program:

  • Start: January 2025
  • Format: Full-time
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Location: Kigali, Rwanda and Nairobi, Kenya
  • Tuition: Fully covered by the program
  • Stipend: Successful applicants will receive a modest stipend to cover living expenses
  • Application due: August 02nd, 2024

    Note:
  • This is not a degree-granting program; fellows will receive an EAB certificate upon completion of the fellowship and continue to be part of the greater Biodesign community.
  • You can submit your application through a single portal. In the application, please indicate your preferred fellowship location: the University of Global Health Equity, Kenyatta University, or ‘no preference’ if you are willing to participate at either location.

    Required Qualifications:
  • University degree holders in Medicine, Rehabilitation, Nursing, Global Health, Public Health, Health Informatics, Engineering (Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, etc..), Biotechnology, Internet of Things (e.g. Embedded Computing Systems), or Business.
  • Demonstrated interest in health technology innovation via research, entrepreneurship, granted patents, coursework, or other means.
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • English proficiency is required

    More here: https://ughe.org/eabapplications

Applications are open for the 2024 “We Can Work” Narrative Competition

The “We Can Work” Narrative competition is a platform for young individuals with disabilities to express themselves creatively. Whether you’re a writer, audio producer, videographer, visual artist, or photographer, this competition welcomes all forms of storytelling.

Applications are now open for the 2024 “We Can Work” Narrative Competition. Are you a young storyteller between the ages of 18 and 35 with a disability? Do you hail from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Ghana, or Nigeria? If so, we invite you to showcase your creative talents in the “We Can Work” Narrative competition!

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024.

Prizes:

  • Winners of the competition will receive exclusive access to events and career mentorship sessions.
  • Additionally, there are opportunities for paid internships and online features to further amplify your voice and talents.

More here: https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/the-light-for-the-world-we-can-work-narrative-competition-2024/

Internship

Education

Great Lakes Creative Producers Lab 2024

Calling all fiction producers in the Great Lakes region!

Join the Great Lakes Creative Producers Lab—a 5-day program to boost your network and production skills through hands-on workshops, mentorship sessions, and more.

Producers are eligible for the program if they:
· Have accumulated three years of professional experience within the film industry

· Are nationals of a country from the following: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Ethiopia

· Are able to communicate in English in a professional context

· Have produced at least 2 short films or 1 feature film

· Have a feature project in hand and the legal right (by way of ownership or option or attachment agreement) to produce the script

The ideal applicant should demonstrate the following attributes:

· Entrepreneurial spirit

· Self motivated

· Collaborative and willing to contribute to their peers

To be eligible, the producer cannot be the author and/or director of the submitted project.

More here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfB4Gd-GbaWYs-bepN7hxijMK2Fjg8jLxjZ9rHsMdJ9er4_OA/viewform

Improve your English Language skills

The English Immersion Program is designed for aspiring students aiming for ALU admission, professionals seeking career advancement, or anyone eager to master English, and this program offers the perfect mix of in-person sessions, online semi-synchronous learning, individualized self-study, and exciting socialization opportunities.

Learn more: https://aluexec.alueducation.com/english-immersion-programme/ 

Mount Kigali University May 2024 Intake

Events

Apply for the Global Cultural Relations Programme 2024

Are you curious about bringing an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral practice to your work? Are you keen on interacting meaningfully with professionals from another sector and addressing global challenges?

The Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP), the Cultural Relations Platform’s flagship training programme, is a unique opportunity that brings together practitioners from around the world to create meaningful connections and discuss cross-cultural collaborations. The 2024 edition of GCRP is open to cultural and creative professionals OR participants working in fields of creating safer societies.

Apply now for the opportunity to develop lifelong skills, increase your knowledge, build your international network, and engage in interdisciplinary cross-cultural collaboration.

This year the GCRP will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from 25 – 28 November 2024.

The programme will be conducted in English.

Who can take part in the GCRP?

  1. Cultural and creative sector professionals
    This includes but is not limited to:
  • Architecture
  • Audiovisual & Cinema
  • Books & Publishing
  • Cultural heritage
  • Cultural management
  • Design
  • Media
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  1. Professionals working in the field of creating safer societies:
    This includes but is not limited to:

. Conflict and post-conflict areas
. Peacebuilding
. Mediation practices, dialogue, and education
. Post-conflict trauma healing and mental health
. Interfaith dialogue
. Human rights and rights-based initiatives
. Working with marginalised groups
. Social justice, inclusion, and resilience
. Asylum, migration, and forced displacement
. Natural disaster and climate change responses
.Actions against disinformation

Why take part in the GCRP?

Build your skills in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations through a carefully designed, innovative, and interactive learning programme
Collaborate with professionals from around the world, facing similar challenges and opportunities
Connect with young practitioners and change-makers working in the field of culture or in creating safer societies to engage in peer-to-peer learning
Engage in in-depth discussions on the intersectionality of culture and creating safer societies to identify strengths in bringing together the two sectors for potential future collaborations
Join the Cultural Relations Platform’s community of 260 GCRP alumni on a long-term basis.

Who are we looking for?

The Cultural Relations Platform is looking for 40 professionals and entrepreneurs working in the cultural and creative sectors OR in creating safer societies. We give high priority to participants working in either of these two sectors. Applications from those not working in the cultural and creative sectors or in creating safer societies will not be considered.
You should be aged 25-39, with at least three years’ experience in global/international/cross-cultural collaboration.
You could work for a public, private or civil society organisation, or be a freelancer.
You will need to be able to commit to the programme throughout its duration from 25-28 November 2024 and allow time for travel to and from Marrakech.

Find out more: https://www.cultureinexternalrelations.eu/2024/06/14/apply-for-the-global-cultural-relations-programme-2024/

Timeline
Mid- to late August: Selected participants are informed via email
October: Selected participants are announced online
Sunday 24 November: Participants arrive in Marrakech
Monday 25 November – Thursday 28 November: Four full days of programming
Friday 29 November: Participants departure from Marrakech

Grants

Call for Applications: Let’s Build, Africa!

“Let’s Build, Africa!” aims to provide strategic support and insights to startups poised for expansion into new African markets. This program offers a unique opportunity for startups to navigate diverse ecosystems, form strategic partnerships, and scale their businesses across the continent.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The startup must be registered in an African country.
  • At least one of the founders must be an African national.
  • The startup should be at the scale-up stage.

Benefits

  • Pitch Session: Be one of the 10 startups to pitch in front of key ecosystem players, and potential investors.
  • Travel, ecosystem tours, and one on one meetings with potential customers, collaborators, and investors
  • Benefit from six months of post trip support to strengthen linkages made during ecosystem tours / advisory services on the target market.
  • Experience tailored ecosystem tours in one of the focus countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, or Namibia.
  • Access to Market Opportunity Packs (MOP) provides insights into the countries the innovators will visit.
  • Opportunity to showcase your products to a curated audience of collaborators, investors, and potential customers.
    Key Dates

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

Selection: July 2024

Pitch Sessions: August 2024

Ecosystem Tours: October 2024

Ignite Challenge 3

Impact Hub Kigali, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), will extend its support to the third edition of the IGNITE Challenge, with a primary focus on empowering refugees and addressing their livelihood needs. This initiative seeks to foster entrepreneurship and investment in ventures that enhance food systems, combat hunger, and elevate food security, with a particular emphasis on serving refugee populations.

WHAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS
Selected ventures will have access to the following benefits that will support them to scale their businesses:

  • Up to $25,000 in grant funding
  • 5-month tailored technical support with experts
  • Networking opportunities and access to events
  • Access to market and industry resources
  • Exposure to potential investors and funding opportunities

More here: https://kigali.impacthub.net/ignite-challenge_third-edition/

D-Prize Challenges Competition win up to 20,000$ for your idea

The D-Prize Global Competition is LIVE! 

Are you a bold leader with a dream of starting an organization to eradicate poverty? You can win up to $20,000 to start an NGO or social venture to fight poverty through distribution.

D-Prize funds entrepreneurs to start new ventures in developing countries. We fund ideas across sectors including agriculture, energy, health, and water.

This year, we’ve also added a new challenge: reading glasses!

Learn more and apply by July 14 at: https://d-prize.org/

Mastercard Foundation Agribusiness Challenge Fund

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity is the second phase of a program from the Mastercard Foundation. The first phase was the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity, an eight-year program established in 2014. That Fund supported 38 participants from 15 countries in Africa innovating and scaling financial products and services targeting the rural population with a large focus on agriculture. One major highlight is the Fund enabled over 5.3 million people to have access to financial products and services, exceeding an initial target of 1 million.

As a result of this success and learnings gathered, the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity, a new, seven-year, US$ 126 million Fund was established in 2023. This Fund aims to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the agriculture, climate adaptation and digital economy sectors in 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The main objective of the Fund is to unlock enterprise growth and catalyze, scale-up and sustain the creation of dignified and fulfilling work opportunities for young women and men.

The Agribusiness Challenge Fund is a rolling call for proposals open from 18 March 2024 to 22 November 2024, with three application harvest periods in between.

Learn more here: https://www.frp.org/
Apply here: https://www.frp.org/apply