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The Equator Initiative announces a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2020. The prize will be awarded to outstanding local community and indigenous peoples’ initiatives that advance nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The winners will join a prestigious network of 245 leading community-based organizations from 81 countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002. Each Equator Prize winner will receive U.S. $ 10,000 and will be supported to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France, in June 2020.
To access the online nomination system, please visit prize.equatorinitiative.org. Nominations may be submitted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.
Deadline for nominations: January 9, 2020.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit, developed by Cardiff University academic Gordon Cumming, is a free online resource to encourage nonprofit organizations to evaluate their activities and collect evidence of the excellent work they are doing.
It suggests a three-step approach, the 1-2-3 Method, and contains a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial explaining the method, as well as templates, worked examples, interactive exercises, and other resources.
The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN are organizing an event on “Engaging Women in Peacebuilding, Conflict Mediation and the Prevention of Violent Extremism” on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN (871 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017).
For the occasion, they have invited sixteen young professionals and civil society leaders, all UNAOC Fellows, from Europe, North America, the Middle East, and North Africa, to share their recommendations on the meaningful inclusion of women in mediation efforts and in the prevention of conflict and violent extremism. Following an interactive format, the speakers will exchange good practices to harness the power of media, youth engagement, civil society and religious dialogue to support women in becoming champions of peace.
For more information on the event and how to attend, please visit: www.unaoc.org/event/unaoc-fellowship-alumni-event-2019.
The German Chancellor Fellowship is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience. The fellowship is open to all disciplines, as long as the project has a positive long-term impact.
Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date (October 1 of the following year). Prior knowledge of German is not required and German language courses are offered prior to the fellowship.
Fellows in all disciplines receive full support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to carry out the project of their choice with the host of their choice, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Deadline to apply: September 15, 2019
For more information, a list of all application requirements, and a link to the online application form, visit: www.humboldt-foundation.de/youngleaders.