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The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme 2019

The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to empower 100,000 additional entrepreneurs over 10 years from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.The partnership will target young Africans in under-served communities.

The goal is to create 10million new jobs and contribute at least $10billion to the African economy.

The Programme leverages the tried and validated approach to philanthropy on the continent pioneered by the Tony Eluemlu Foundation. It prioritises and positions entrepreneurship as the key enabler to catalyse the economic development of the African continent.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme provides the inspiration for the development of the TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme which scales up the impact of the Foundation to empower an additional 100,000 entrepreneurs specifically from seven countries in Africa’s Sahel region.

Benefits

African entrepreneurs will gain non-refundable seed capital, access to a 12-week business training and mentoring. They will also receive visibility and numerous business networking opportunities.

Criteria

  • You must be an African entrepreneur residing in any of the listed countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso
  • Your business must not be more than 3 years in existence. Potential businesses at the idea stage are encouraged.

Deadline:  August 5, 2019.

For more information and to apply

Visit TEF website: www.tonyelumelufoundation.org  or www.tefconnect.com.

Apply: Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2019

The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education recognise African-driven and African based organisations addressing skill gaps, financial insecurity, and underemployment through innovative entrepreneurial education programmes.

With an emphasis on sustainability, the awards offer monetary prizes up to $15,000 as an investment in organisations whose inspirational work is transforming the futures of African Youth. Supported by The Saville Foundation and managed by Teach A Man To Fish, the Pan-African Awards combine the aims and expertise of both organisations.

“The Awards are an exciting chance to recognise and reward more organisations harnessing entrepreneurship to inspire and enable young people in Africa” Nik Kafka, Teach A Man To Fish CEO & Founder

To Apply
Click here to apply for the programme

Deadline: Friday August 16th, 2019

Please read the Terms and Conditions before applying. Need help or want to view this form offline? Download our application guidance or a print version of the application form.

General Electric (GE) Power Early Identification Internship Program 2019

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.

Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary: The role requires working closely with assigned GE Businesses to provide operational support to all aspects of their ongoing and future initiatives being executed/to be executed in Nigeria.

Job Function: Services

Business Segment: Power Services

Location(s): Nigeria; Lagos

Essential Responsibilities: As assigned by the hiring GE business. GE Nigeria interns will receive many benefits including:

  • Challenging work assignments
  • Exposure to a multinational company
  • Developmental feedback
  • Opportunities to network with Leaders and other interns


Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. Authorization letter from higher institution
  2. Passion for technology
  3. Academic excellence in Engineering, Legal, Social Sciences or IT competency
  4. Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative
  5. Strong communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills
  6. A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required (please indicate clearly on your resume)
  7. Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria
Apply here

Having A Fruitful Relationship

There is a cry for direction as regard Relationship, Love, Lust, Romance, Sex, Dating, Courting and Marriage.

By the special grace of God Motivated Mankind have a series on “Having a fruitful relationship”, where seasoned facilitators have trashed out this topic with balance regardless of your religion, tribe, nationality and status.

We are living in a world where the abnormal has become normal… making those living the normal life to look strange.

We are going to bring back sanity to our relationships and pray for those who has missed their way to retrace their track and finish strong.

No one is an island of knowledge, be careful not to judge anyone in a wrong relationship, but correct them with love and pray for them

And if you have made a mistake before in relationship, I want you to know that God loves you and He is thinking about you.

Click the links below to read more on the topics

Entrepreneurial Mindset

This month is also a fruitful month for all our entrepreneurs as people are in the mood of buying and spending. Make sure you take advantage of this season by making some money for yourself.

Becoming an entrepreneur is a sought after job for many reasons, including pride, purpose and possibly money. Starting and running your own business on a day to day basis is no easy task, but it is one that is truly worth the effort.

To be successful in your entrepreneurial dreams you have to be able to learn from others. The best way to learn the skills of a successful business owner is to study the skills of successful entrepreneurs and then to grow those skills in yourself.

Entrepreneurial Mindset is a power-packed series and the topics are

“If your business is not on the internet, your business will be out of business.” – Bill Gates

This series is about to get explosive with the power-packed content from great Digitpreneurs on How to skyrocket your business with digital skills where we will learn how to leverage on social media and internet to accelerate wealth creation and boost your business.

The most valuable brands are online companies like Amazon, Alibaba, Google, Facebook, Jumia, Konga and others.

Potential Clients can actually get to know you through the internet and like you before they contact you. You can leverage on digital marketing to get more clients and increase sales.

Digital marketing is the marketing of products or services using digital channels to reach consumers. Digital marketing is reaching your direct target market; the key objective of Digital Marketing is to market/promote brands, products or services through various forms of digital media including channels that do not require the use of the internet to reach targeted customers.

Learn more from the series below

Purpose is the reason for your existence.

Purpose is why you are created by the creator.

Purpose gives meaning to your life, because a purposeless life is a meaningless life.

Purpose is your divine assignment on earth.

The best thing a man can do in life is to discover his purpose early.

Only the creator knows the original intent for a creature, that is why every manufacturer have a manual for every invention.

Apply: YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship 2019

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2019, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2018, Fellows represented a diverse group of leaders from 48 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Twenty-five Fellows identified as having a disability, and 51 percent of Fellows were women.

About the Fellowship

U.S.-based activities

Leadership Institutes: Each Mandela Washington Fellow takes part in a six-week Leadership Institute at a U.S. college or university in one of three tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management. The intensive model includes linkages between academic sessions, site visits, professional networking opportunities, leadership training, community service, and organized cultural activities.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit: Following the academic component of the Fellowship, the Fellows visit Washington, D.C., for a Summit featuring networking and panel discussions with U.S. leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Professional Development Experience: Seventy selected Fellows remain in the United States to participate in a four-week Professional Development Experience with U.S. non-governmental organizations, private companies, and governmental agencies that relate to their professional interests and goals. The PDE is designed to give Fellows practical training and the opportunity to learn transferable skills, expand their professional networks, and apply concepts learned at their Institutes to real-world situations in the U.S. context.

Africa-based activities

Upon returning to their home countries, Fellows continue to build the skills they have developed during their time in the United States through support from U.S. embassies, four Regional Leadership Centers, the YALI Network, and customized programming from USAID, the Department of State, and affiliated partners. Through these experiences, select Mandela Washington Fellows have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentoring, networking and training, and support for their ideas, businesses, and organizations. Fellows may also apply for their American partners to travel to Africa to continue project-based collaboration through the Reciprocal Exchange Component.

2019 Application Information

The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship application is open September 12-October 10, 2018!

Timeline

September 12, 2018 – Application opens
October 10, 2018 – Application closes
December 2018 – February 2019 -Semifinalists interviewed by local U.S. embassies and consulates
Late March 2019 – Applicants are notified of their status
May 2019 – Visa processing and Pre-Departure Orientations for finalists
Mid-June 2019 – Fellowship begins in the United States

Application and Selection Process

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is conducted as a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by independent readers. Following this review, chosen semifinalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in their home countries. If selected for an interview, applicants must provide a copy of their passport (if available) or other government-issued photo identification to verify eligibility.

Eligibility

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants ages 21-24 will be considered.
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.
  • Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government (including a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, USAID, and other U.S. Government entities).
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Applicants who are deaf should consult the Application Instructions for more information.

Selection criteria 

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business, or civic engagement.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, interest in, and professional experience in the preferred sector/track.
  • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

For more Information and how to apply visit the webpage

Click here to submit your application

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) Fellowship Program 2018

ICC Fellowship for Young Leaders ($CAD 4,000 & Funded to Toronto, Canada). The ICC Fellowship provides a special opportunity for young leaders from around the world to make a change in their own community through the creation and implementation of projects on inclusion and citizenship. Launched in 2016 as the 6 Degrees Junior Fellowship, we have welcomed 22 fellows from 11 different countries into the program. These outstanding young people were chosen based on their dedication to fostering inclusion and building citizenship in their respective communities.

The newly renamed ICC Fellowship will run from September 2018 to May 2019. Select ICC Fellows will be invited to attend 6 Degrees Toronto in September 2019, based on their performance during the fellowship period.

Eligibility

  • The ICC Fellowship program is designed to support young leaders and is therefore open only to individuals under the age of 30 (born on or after September 24, 1988). As part of our commitment to inclusion, the ICC encourages applicants from all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and marital statuses.
  • The ICC welcomes applicants working on inclusion and citizenship from all backgrounds and fields, including active community members, artists, academics, policymakers, educators, and corporate professionals.

Requirements

Each ICC Fellow will be required to:

    • Design, implement, and execute a project that advances inclusion and relates to the theme of “Technology and Citizenship”;
    • Attend ICC Fellowship and 6 Degrees events in Toronto from September 23 to 26, 2018;
    • Be an active member of the ICC community, participating in ICC events, and offering project support when possible;
    • Serve as ICC ambassadors in championing inclusion and active citizenship.
    • Participate in regular check-ins with ICC staff about the status of their project; and
    • Submit a final summary report on their project, detailing the results and impact.

     

Benefits

  • The ICC Fellowship provides young leaders the opportunity to connect with a larger network of individuals who are working to foster inclusive societies and promote active citizenship globally. It provides them with resources and support to run a project in their own communities.
  • Each ICC Fellow will receive a $4,000 (Canadian dollars) grant to support their project dedicated toward inclusion.
  • ICC Fellows will also participate in ICC Fellowship and 6 Degrees events in Toronto from September 23 to 26, 2018. (All travel and accommodation costs will be covered. ICC regret ICC is unable to cover other travel-related expenses, such as fees for passports and visas.)
  • ICC Fellows will also develop their leadership capacity in an environment that welcomes risk-taking, vulnerability, and innovation, and build their global professional network with peers who share their dedication to building inclusive societies and promoting active citizenshi

Application Deadline: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00).

Click here to apply for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) Fellowship Program

 

MIT Solve Global Challenges 2018 for Entrepreneurs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT Solve Global Challenges 2018 for Entrepreneurs. The “Solve” program at MIT announces four global challenges in 2018, inviting anyone in the world to propose solutions to them. With the intention to help potential candidates financially to continue their studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology has introduced Solve Global Challenges 2018.

Solve at MIT is a flagship annual event held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, bringing together over 300 leaders from the tech industry, business, philanthropy, government, and civil society. Solvers and their solutions will be featured on stage, in online and written materials, and through dedicated challenge workshops.

Global Challenges:

  1. Work for the Future: How can those most affected by the technology-driven transformations of work create productive and prosperous livelihoods for themselves?
  2. Frontline of Health: How can communities invest in frontline health workers and services to improve their access to effective and affordable care?
  3. Teachers and Educators: How can teachers and educators provide accessible, personalized, and creative learning experiences for all?
  4. Coastal Communities: How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?

Benefits:

Finalists will be invited to a live pitch event in New York during the U.N. General Assembly, where they select Solvers with the most promising solutions. The Solvers then gain access to Solve’s community.

They’ll work with you to provide:

  • Match-making with Solve community members that can lead to partnerships to fund, pilot, and scale each solution.
  • Funding commitments from our partners if available, as laid out on each challenge page.
  • Mentorship and training opportunities to help you workshop and pitch your solution.
  • Access to our flagship annual event Solve at MIT where Solvers and Solve community members come together.

Submit your solution to one of the following challenges

August, 2018 – Finalists announced
September, 2018 – Finalists pitch in New York during the U.N. General Assembly week

Application Deadline: 1st July 2018

For more information, visit: MIT’s Solve Global Challenges.

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