The Young Innovators Competition 2013 is looking for young people aged between 18 and 26 years with an inspirational ICT-based solution to developmental challenges. Ten winning finalists will be selected to attend ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok, taking part in workshops, pitching sessions, mentoring and networking, plus receiving seed funding of up to USD 10,000 per project.
Organized by the ITU Telecom World, this competition is looking for innovative solutions which can really make an impact on the world and improve people’s lives by using connected technologies (ICTs) to address one of our Six Grand Challenges:
- Improve employment opportunities for young people and migrant workers
- Reduce food and water wastage at individual and retail level
- Facilitate access to public services for the elderly
- Improve natural disaster prediction and response
- Improve road safety for both drivers and pedestrians
- Protect sensitive personal data and inspire the creation of local digital content
ITU Telecom World 2013 is the leading platform for the global ICT community. High-level debate, knowledge-sharing and networking. The essentials to drive industry success and address critical world socio-economic challenges. The one conversation that matters, with the people that matter, with the power to make a real difference in the world.
The ITU Telecom World 2013 will be held from 19 to 22 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.
For more information, visit this link.
Call for concept notes: Canadian Partnerships Small Grants – 30 April 2013
LEAD Europe Sustainability Leadership Programme – 30 April 2013
Building Youth Leadership: MENA Regional Training – 30 April 2013
The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connection among development, natural resource use and the environment. SANDEE is currently inviting research concept notes on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change in South Asia. Concept notes, if accepted, will lead to an invitation to submit a full research proposal.
SANDEE requests research concept notes in three prioritized areas:
1. Ecosystems Management
2. Economics of Climate Change
3. Policies and Instruments for Greener Growth
SANDEE will collect proposals throughout the year. However, to be considered for our next research competition, please send concept notes by May 31st, 2013. The average grant size in recent years has been 20,000 USD for one to two year projects. Larger grants will be considered if a multidisciplinary team of natural and social scientists are involved and there is a clear identification of roles and tasks. Please visit SANDEE’s website at www.sandeeonline.org for more information. For any additional queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Concept Note Submission Guidelines: guidelines/requirements
Link for Uploading the Concept Note: http://www.sandeeonline.org/research_workshop_application_form.php.
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A Call for Young Agriculture Professionals’
Are you a Young Agriculture Graduate?
Are you interested in Agricultural issues?
Do you have a desire to join the teaming population of Young Agriculture Professionals worldwide?
Do you need information on jobs and Funding opportunities to your Agribusiness?
Do you blog on Agriculture and Agricultural related issues or write articles or reports related to Agriculture?
Do you doubt that there is money in Agriculture?
Are you between the ages of 18 – 40 years?
If your answer to any of the above questions is a YES, then Sign up on YPARD, a great opportunity awaits you!
Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) annually awards a prize to scientists working at or in association with a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. The SFIAR Award 2013 is CHF 10 thousand for the best team project, and CHF 1 thousand for the best master’s thesis.
The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research offers an annual Award for scientists working for a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development.
With this award the SFIAR aims to support relevant agricultural research for development (ARD) and to promote knowledge on and visibility of Swiss ARD.
The thematic scope of the Award is broad. The SFIAR intends to award new, innovative and result oriented research carried out at a Swiss institution.
The SFIAR Award 2013 is restricted to team projects and amounts to CHF 10’000.
In addition the best Master thesis project will be awarded with CHF 1’000.
For details on scope, eligibility and application see the SFIAR Award Guidelines.
Deadline for applications: 5 July 2013
JIRCAS makes awards of US$5 thousand each for up to three young agricultural researchers in developing countries who contribute to outstanding research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related themes. Candidates need to be younger than age 40. The deadline for applications is 14 June 2013.
This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing countries, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown
- outstanding performance in research and development, and
- outstanding research achievements that will lead to future technological innovation
will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony this November and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).
- Must be foreign researchers doing research activities outside Japan
- Must be under the age of 40 (as of January 01, 2013)
- Must be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing countries
- Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony. (Travel expenses shall be borne by the organizer.)
Application deadline : June 14, 2013 (Friday)
Guidelines and application forms
- Application Guidelines for the 2013 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (23KB)
- Instructions in the Preparation of Application Forms(18KB)
- Form 1: Application form (41KB , WORD/72KB)
- Form 2: Self-Advertisement Sheet (12KB , WORD/40KB)
- Form 3: List of Research Achievements (18KB , WORD/41KB)
Submit applications by post to
Secretariat of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers
International Relations Section,
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
1-1, Ohwashi Tsukuba City, Ibaraki
Start of recruitment of candidates for the “2013 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers.” (Press release [in Japanese] by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, dated April 10, 2013)
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Enhance your technical, scientific and managerial vegetable production skills
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center’s 32nd International Vegetable Training Course aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to contribute to sustainable development of their countries through increased production and consumption of health-promoting vegetables. The training emphasizes advanced and sustainable vegetable production and postharvest technologies, farmer education, marketing, and human health and nutrition. In addition, the training will enhance awareness and understanding of emerging global development issues and technologies.
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by Roel Leferink 11 Apr 2013 @AllAboutFeed
How to feed a population of 9.3 billion in 2050 and the staggering growth in demand for animal protein proved to be the main questions on the fourth Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC), opened this week in Sun City, South Africa.
Related topics were sustainability, science, nutrition, hygiene and latest developments in all sectors attracted 650 delegates from all around the world to the resort town in South Africa.
The three day conference is organised by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and hosted by the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA). The programme is paying special attention to Africa, the continent with the biggest growth potential in the feed and animal sectors.
Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, deputy minister of Economic Development of the Republic of South Africa, urged in her opening address, that delegates to learn from each other and to recognise the “importance of technology transfer and partnerships, which are key to increase global feed and food production and food security worldwide.”
All key note speakers said they were confident the industry will be able to feed an extra 2.3 billion people worldwide. Attached to production growth through efficiency and science, fair and free trade, better distribution of the available food, investment by governments in agriculture and all, social aspects should play an important role according to many speakers. “All our efforts for a safe and sufficient food supply, fair and free trade, will not be sustainable without tackling unemployment. We must make sure we are not contributing to the problem [by being inefficient]”, said Loutjie Dunn, chairman of the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA).
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A recent article on the website of the US Department of State shows how the Feed the Future Initiative, led by USAID, supports smallholder farmers and empowers women. The article details the case of the COOPAVI women’s fishing cooperative in western Rwanda and how a grant through Feed the Future (FTF) allowed the cooperative to receive training, buy motorboats and fishing supplies, substantitally increase income, and even donate 10 percent of its profits to a local orphanage and hospital.
The article also mentions the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index that was developed as part of the FTF Initiative, as well as highlights other examples of support given to women, including training for female rice farmers in Ghana and training for women in the field of agricultural research.
For the full article, click here.