ECREEE and Partners Receive Grant for Dry Concentrating Solar Power Project
In the framework of the African Union Commission Research Grants Open Call for Proposals - 2011, the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with l’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et l’Environnement (2iE) from Burkina Faso, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from Ghana and SIREA-ENERGIE (SIREA) from France, have been awarded a grant for a research project entitled: Development of a Cost-effective, modular and Dry Concentrating Solar Power for Africa: Design and Test of Components.
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ECREEE and Partners Receive Grant for Dry Concentrating Solar Power Project

In the framework of the African Union Commission Research Grants Open Call for Proposals - 2011, the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with l’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et l’Environnement (2iE) from Burkina Faso, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from Ghana and SIREA-ENERGIE (SIREA) from France, have been awarded a grant for a research project entitled: Development of a Cost-effective, modular and Dry Concentrating Solar Power for Africa: Design and Test of Components.

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HKS > Innovation for Economic Development (IFED)

Program Session(s):

May 28, 2012 - June 2, 2012 


Program Fee:$6,450

Program fee includes: tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED. 
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.


Apply Now : Download Brochure

Faculty Chair(s):

Calestous Juma

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For those of you who received a letter in the mail this month inviting you to apply for the next session of Innovation for Economic Development, please know that the application deadline has been extended and we will be accepting applications through April. If you have any questions, please contact our program director, Mahlet Aklu. 

OVERVIEW

Congratulations to Portia Simpson-Miller, a Leaders in Development alumnus. Simpson-Miller was sworn in as Jamaica’s new Prime Minister. Her leading campaign manager and former commerce and science minister, Phil Paulwell, is an Innovation of Economic Development alumnus.

"In today’s global economy, innovation is the engine of economic growth. This program offers a strong strategic framework for understanding the role of national scientific and technology policy in the context of a broader development agenda. "

-Mr. Kong Cho Ha, Minister, Ministry of Transport, Malaysia, IFED 2006

Technological innovation is essential for fostering economic growth, enhancing global competitiveness, and protecting the environment. TheInnovation for Economic Development program at Harvard Kennedy School provides high-level leaders from government, academia, industry, and civil society with a unique opportunity to learn how to harness the power of emerging technologies to promote prosperity. The program outlines strategies and measures needed to align technological trends with development policy objectives, focusing on how to design and implement innovation policies for economic development.

The 2012 program will focus on the role of industrial clusters, science parks and entrepreneurial ecosystems in regional innovation systems. Case studies from industrialized countries, emerging economies and developing countries will be presented.

Apply Now : Download Brochure

Fisheries governance

26 Sep 2011 - 14 Oct 2011Unit: Wageningen UR Centre for Development InnovationLocation: WageningenOrganisation: Centre for Development Innovation
The current status of the world’s living aquatic resources varies but the number of fish stocks in trouble seems to exceed the number that is in a good or excellent state. The causes are many, but overfishing is a major one for which fisheries managers are often blamed. Its complexity, diversity and dynamics and the involvement of a large number of stakeholders, makes fisheries and aquaculture difficult to govern. 

In this training course the participants will learn about fisheries governance and the relation with fisheries management approaches. The course will provide insights on challenges that fisheries governance face and explores ways to strengthen fisheries governance. 

Apply online here


Fee:€ 3500Application deadlines:With NFP funding - 1 February 2011
With other funding - 26 August 2011Course brochure:PDf file


If you experience any problems applying online or downloading documents, please do not hesitate to contact us at: training.cdi@wur.nl 

Extension of deadline: NEPAD takes major steps to empower African women

The NEPAD/Spanish Fund for African women’s empowerment would like to inform all potential applicants that the Second call for proposals application deadline has been extended until Sunday, May 29th, 2011 at 12 midnight.

For more information on the conditions to be eligible and to participate in the Second Call for Proposals of the NEPAD/Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of Women, kindly visit the website: www.nepad.org/crosscuttingissues, or contact the following email address: rosaliel@nepad.org and cc to nepadspanishfund@nepad.org

Call for applications for 5 fully-funded MSc fellowships in GM crop risk assessment

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is an international, intergovernmental organisation conceived as a centre of excellence for research and training in genetic engineering and biotechnology with special regard to the needs of the developing world, and implements a comprehensive programme on biosafety centred on capacity building and dissemination of scientific information. The ICGEB is currently offering five biosafety fellowships in the framework of a capacity building initiative focused on sub-Saharan Africa.

ICGEB is currently offering five (5) one-year MSc fellowships to potential applicants with a role in a regulatory system which stands to quickly gain from their instruction. Both the call and application form are available on the ICGEB webpage (http://www.icgeb.org/~bsafesrv/MScFellowships.html). Please note! The application deadline is Friday 27th May, 2011.

JOB > Francophone Africa Program Officer

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is based at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC.  The IBP provides a range of services to help non-profit organizations analyze and influence public budgets in developing and transition countries.  The IBP is seeking a Program Officer (Francophone Africa) to provide support to the Open Budget Initiative (OBI) Program.  The OBI is a research and advocacy program that seeks to increase public access to budget information and inclusive and accountable budget-making.  The Program Officer will report to the OBI Manager, and the Supervisor of IBP?s Open Budget Survey.

Responsibilities:

    * Provide project management support for the various research activities related to the biennial Open Budget Survey;
    * Provide technical assistance to a network of research institutions in approximately 100 countries to collect and fact-check data on government budgets with a focus on Francophone Africa;
    * Conduct qualitative and quantitative social science research and document innovative civil society tactics and strategies to promote budget transparency reforms, and produce case studies and impact assessments;
    * Conduct country assessments and work with IBP partners to develop and implement advocacy strategies to promote budget transparency reforms with a focus on Francophone Africa;
    * Provide technical assistance to partners and in-country peer reviewers, and design and deliver training modules and presentations on budget transparency and accountable and inclusive budget-making with a focus on Francophone Africa;
    * Engage in project management activities such as negotiating and drafting contracts with civil society partners, drafting and proofreading project correspondence, contracts, and documents, maintaining project files and a project deadline tracking system to generate progress reports.    

Skills and requirements:

    * Master?s degree in Public Policy or equivalent course
    * Fluency in French
    * 2 years professional experience conducting social science research
    * 2 years professional experience working on issues related to the Francophone African region
    * Proficiency in statistical analysis using STATA or SPSS

Salary: Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, including two health and dental insurance options, life and long term disability insurance, retirement, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to Michael Castro: castro@cbpp.org.  Please put IBP Program Officer (Francophone Africa) in the subject area.

PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS

Resumes will be accepted until the close of business of Friday, 29 April 2011.

NEPAD > Call for proposals for African Women’s Empowerment

Second call of proposals for the NEPAD/Spanish Fund for African Women’s Empowerment 

The NEPAD/Spanish Fund announces its second call for proposals. The Fund will provide grants to projects in sub-Saharan Africa aimed at enhancing the empowerment of women and gender equality.

The call for proposals will support initiatives under the following themes:  improving women’s economic empowerment, civil society strengthening and institutional strengthening.

Application Procedure: 

Information on eligibility and guidelines for applicants is available on the NEPAD Agency website at ww.nepad.org/crosscuttingissues/gender , on the AU website: www.africa-union.organd also on the AECID website atwww.aecid.es

There is a specific proposal template/format, which must be adhered to when completing the application.

Eligible institutions:

Ministries for Women and Gender machineries, African women’s organizations and networks, government ministries and research institutions, RECs, CSOs and CBOs. A complete listing of eligible organizations is available on the NEPAD Agency website.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 15th May, 2011 at 12 h midnight GMT.

For more information on the NEPAD/Spanish Fund please contact us on:

Tel: +27 11 256 3600

Emails:  nepadspanishfund@nepad.orgor Mrs. Rosalie Lo, Head of Gender Programme on rosaliel@nepad.org

Grant Applications:

Project Proposal Format [English | French | Portuguese]

Annex 1 -  Budget Format  [English | French | Portuguese]

Annex 2 - Declaration by the Applicant [English | French | Portuguese]

Annex 3 - Legal Entity Form [English | French | Portuguese]

Annex 4 - Financial Identification [English | French | Portuguese]

Annex 5 - Procurement Plan for NSF [English | French | Portuguese]

Guidelines:

Launch note: Second call for proposals, April 2011 [English | French | Portuguese]

Guidelines for grant applicants [English | French | Portuguese]

Selection of Eligible Countries for funding within the 2nd Call of Proposal [English | French | Portuguese]