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APPLY: Women, Peace and Security Internship

UN Women – In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the ...

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CODE’S FOLLOW THE MONEY RECEIVES GRANT FROM OMIDYAR NETWORK

The support will help local group that promotes accountability in rural communities Follow The Money [www.followthemoneyng.org], a non-profit initiative of Connected Development [CODE] has been awarded a one-year grant of US$100,000  ( NGN19, 894, 994 million) by Omidyar Network, mainly towards the cost of their projects in local communities which includes stakeholders meetings, focus group discussions, travel support, and visualization. ...

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Buhari urged to Probe N9.2 billion National Clean Cookstove Scheme (NCCS)

Abuja-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Development (CODE), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe transactions related to the N9.2 billion National Clean Cookstove Scheme (NCCS). Chief Executive of CODE, Hamzat Lawal, stated in a circular that, after over six months of frequent engagement with stakeholders both in private and public sector on the issue government should take a closer ...

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WaterAid Press Release: Global Handwashing Day!

Dear All,   16 October 2015, Abuja – WaterAid Nigeria on Global Handwashing Day announced the launch of a hygiene themed proposal writing competition for selected schools in the nation’s Federal Capital Territory. The competition, which aims to support children develop skills necessary to allow them become change agents, will ask students to write about the state of hygiene or ...

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How African Leaders Underdeveloped Africa

By Chambers Umezulike Nairobi, Kenya There is a significant correlation between leadership and economic development of countries. This correlation cannot be undermined. The world has seen how visionary leaderships from different countries have been able to transform the stories of their countries especially since after the WWII. Leadership is key as it provides direction for a country through sound and ...

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2016 Voqal Fellowship for Emerging Social Entrepreneur/Change Makers ($USD 30,000 stipend)

  The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in a new generation of social entrepreneurs. Fellows will receive financial resources and mentoring to help bring an early stage idea to life. The Voqal Fellowship is an opportunity for young innovators to test assumptions, research target audiences and build strong business plans.   The Voqal Fellowship is designed to further progressive, social ...

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PIGD Advocates For Azubie Okujagu, a Community with Divergent Challenges!

Prime Initiative for Green Development (PIGD) non-profit making and non-governmental organization, with a mission to champion the effort of eradicating environmental hazards by creating Environmental sustainability awareness on Climate Change has paid a special visit to Azubie Okujagu a coastal community with divergent challenges such as lack of potable drinking water and poor access to basic sanitation and hygiene in Port ...

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GT Bank, AFD launch N3b initiative for SMEs

The scheme provides banks, private equity investors and other financial institutions a safer platform to increase participation in SME financing by providing foreign guarantees to local credit facilities advanced to SMEs   The Guarantee Trust Bank Plc has launched a N3 billion scheme in partnership with Agence Française de Development to promote Small and Medium Enterprises development in the country. ...

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International Girl Child Day; CSACEFA, CODE Organise “Stand Up For Girls” Campaign!

  October 11 of every year has been set aside by the United Nations to mark International Girl Child Day, in celebrating this year, Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) in collaboration with  Connected Development (CODE) and other Civil Society Organisations seeking education as one fundamental human rights for all Nigerians have put together a mentorship programme ...

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International Day of Girl Child: Tabitha Cumi Foundation Supports the Cause of the Rural Adolescent Girl Child!

To mark 2015, United Nations International Day of the Girl with the theme “The Power of the Adolescent Girl Vision”, Tabitha Cumi Foundation has organised special support programme for the rural adolescent girls in Dei-Dei-Jibi community, a popular surbub of the Federal Capital Territorty Abuja. Tabitha Cumi Foundation in collaboration with Australia Aid has been on the vanguard of supporting ...

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