Great Opportunities for All(reloaded)
posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 03:09 PM
Opportunities and News for all
1-Request for Applications: Practitioner Learning Program in Youth and Workforce Development (NEW)!!
2-2007 Global Development Awards And Medals Competition
3-Development Gateway Foundation Photo Contest
SEEP is pleased to announce its new Practitioner Learning Program (PLP) in Youth and Workforce Development: Using 100% Market-Driven Programs to Achieve 100% Employment. This SEEP Youth and Workforce Development Practitioner Learning Program (PLP) is a peer learning action research project that supports the identification and implementation of strategies to promote demand-driven workforce development projects that prepare youth for quality employment or self-employment, and to develop metrics to assess the effectiveness of these strategies.
The program, including the Request for Applications (RFA) will be conducted completely in English. Applications are due by October 3, 2007. The PLP will run for one year, from January-December 2008.
For details visit http://www.seepnetwork.org/content/article/detail/5613
2007 Global Development Awards And Medals Competition
Submissions are being accepted for the 2007 round of the Global Development Awards and Medals Competition, which carries prizes in cash and travel of around US $180,000!
Submissions can be for a new research proposal or for a completed research paper on any of the five themes below:
· Fragile States: Addressing Vulnerability · Household Exposure to Risk: Effects on Poverty · The Rule of Law: Providing Security for Development · Women´s Rights, Security and Development: Challenges and Opportunities · Natural Resources: Risks and Implications for Sustaining Development
The deadline is September 17, 2007. Under each category, GDN welcomes submissions from all branches of the social sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology etc), especially multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects. Submissions from qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged. The finalists will present their papers and proposals at GDN´s Annual Global Development Conference in Brisbane, Australia in January 2008. Please disseminate this information amongst your colleagues. For more information on the competition, including full descriptions of the categories, visit our website at: www.gdnet.org/2007awards
Development Gateway Foundation Photo Contest
How to Enter the First Annual Development Gateway Foundation Photo Contest
WHO: The Development Gateway Foundation photo competition is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of the foundation and their immediate families. Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photograph, name, occupation, city and state of residence, to be published as the selected award winner; published or used on the foundation Web sites; and used for the promotion of the foundation including, but not limited to, Web pages, brochures, fact sheets, and other materials. Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs. The Development Gateway Foundation shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility.
WHAT: We are looking for compelling photographs of socio-economic development in developing countries. Four types of photographs will be accepted. 1) The images may show information and communications technologies helping ordinary people. 2) The images may show people making something, selling wares, working in a field, constructing a building or type of infrastructure, or acquiring knowledge. 3) The images could be abstract images representing hope, the future, or capacity building. 4) The photographs may also include images of original artwork from a developing country. Please do not include photographs of groups of people posing.
Each entry must include a written statement explaining how that image is representative of development. Images will be judged on technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.
Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.
WHEN: Deadline for submitting entries is September 21, 2007.
The top 10 photographs will be posted on the Development Gateway Foundation Web site. All visitors to the site will be able to vote once.
The voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. on October 1 and end at 11:59 on October 8. The winner will be announced on October 9.
Individuals living within the United States will receive the prize as a check by the mail. Individuals living outside the United States will receive the prize as a wire transfer. In this case, the winner must provide information on his or her bank account.
HOW: Each participant may submit up to 3 photographs total. Each digital photograph must be uploaded to the foundation server. Original files of camera-made digital photos must be no larger than three megapixels (3 mb). Acceptable photo formats are TIFF, JPEG, GIF or BMP.
Complete entry form and submit digital images at www.dgfoundation.org/news-events/photo-contest/entry-form.html
Questions and inquiries can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just got a scholarship to attend this year's Annual Bioneers Conference on October 19-21!!