Explore funding, jobs, scholarships, trainings, and other opportunities to increase your advocacy capacity and impact.
Webinar: Media as a Critical Partner in Advocacy: How to Ignite the Power of Media for the Impact of Advocacy
Media has the power to influence and shape public opinion. The purpose of media in advocacy is to put pressure on policymakers by mobilizing community groups and improving news coverage of key critical issues that affect ordinary citizens. Unlike with other forms of communications, media advocacy focuses on the environmental context for health and development outcomes and looks to policy as the mechanism for changing them. Click on the Learn More to register to attend the webinar before 17th October 2017.
East African Girls’ Leadership (EAGL) Summit
Five-day participatory creative leadership development opportunity, December 11-15, 2017, for girls to unlock their potential and strengthen their capacity to lead in their schools and communities. The EAGL initiative works with young women to develop critical leadership skills they need to become effective changemakers in their communities and to build a strong regional advocacy network for gender equality. For specific registration rules and more information, please contact Veronica Thamaini at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2017)
Conference represents an opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it. It takes place in Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Côte d’Ivoire, December 4-9, 2017. See website for more information about two-tiered fee structure.
Targeted Capacity Support
Intensive six-month capacity building program by the Segal Family Foundation that provides assessment, grants, and customized strategy development and support. Includes a two-day facilitated process that uses a tool to rank an organization across seven areas of institutional capacity, culminating in an analysis of the priorities for organizational growth.
Population, Health, and Environment Course
E-learning course on Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) by the Population Reference Bureau helps development practitioners, policy advocates, and others interested in integrated approaches to development understand how and why the PHE approach is an efficient and effective way for countries to achieve the SDGs, and a means of increasing equity for family planning and health services in remote communities.
How to Influence Decision-makers to Take up Research Course
Two-day course focuses on increasing participant’s ability to present ideas, action points or recommendations to an audience in a simple way within a short amount of time. This course is aimed at CEOs, directors and senior managers of public agencies, Programme and project leaders, programme officers, managers, senior heads of research organizations, researcher and other humanitarian and development agencies staff whose roles involve producing proposals and reports for their organization. Course takes place December 10-11, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information, email: email@example.com
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
Global women’s fund that provides resources to protect, strengthen, and sustain women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments.
Packard Foundation: Organizational Effectiveness Grantmaking
Fund for grantees to build core strengths in individual and team leadership, organizational planning, development, and network development.
Opportunity Fund for FP2020
Flexible source of financial and technical assistance for family planning advocacy in the Global South to secure policy and funding decisions aimed at achieving FP2020 and Ouagadougou Partnership commitments.
Amplify Change Granting Models
Fund provides different types of grants to CSOs that advocate on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including: network grants that support organizations and coalitions working at regional or national levels or as part of global consortia active in one or more of the priority thematic areas and eligible countries; opportunity grants, which are smaller grants focused on trying or implementing new approaches and new ideas in new contexts; strengthening grants for building and supporting CSO projects; and strategic grants to support international NGOs to advocacy on priority themes.
World Bank Young Professionals Program
The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for a career at the World Bank Group. Each year, around 40 applicants are accepted into the program. Young Professionals are offered a five-year renewable term contract, spend 24 months in a structured development program, and enjoy a variety of benefits and opportunities.The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017. See the website for eligibility requirements and to apply.
AVAC HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellows Program
Fellowship program supports emerging and midcareer advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation in their countries.
Global Fund for Women: Grantmaking
Fund supports women-led organizations that are fighting for justice in their own communities. Priority issues include freedom from violence, economic and political empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)
The convening of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA 2017) in Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Côte d’Ivoire, in December 2017 represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it.
Bringing Youth to the Table: Governance for Young People
Self-paced course by Management Sciences for Health is designed to provide young people with information about good governance, ideas on how to engage in governance, and ways to strengthen governance skills. It will be useful for youth who already play an active governing role, especially in the health sector, but also for any young person who wants to know more about governance.
GPSA Knowledge Platform: Tell us your Story
Invitation to share lessons learned and stories on social accountability to be shared on the GPSA Knowledge Platform’s storytelling section. A video can be recorded via cell phone and uploaded to YouTube with the hashtag #SocialAccStories.
Thompson Reuter Foundation’s global pro bono legal program, which connects law firms and corporate legal teams with high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change. It’s free for NGOs to join.
Somalia NGO Consortium
Network of NGOs working together to improve international aid coordination and raise the presence and profile of NGO representation within the aid coordination structure for Somalia. The NGO Consortium maintains its presence through its offices in Hargeisa, Garowe, Mogadishu and Nairobi. The Consortium, among other projects, has a health working group. Visit the website for more information on membership.
Global Health Watch 5: A Call for Case Studies
Opportunity to submit case studies that can add value to important topics in global health. Global Health Watch is an alternative World Health Report that incorporates the voices of marginalized people and civil society into discussions around social justice and global health. No deadline specified.
Online courses for advocacy, accountability, human-centered design, organizational development, and non-profit management topics (budgeting, board development, etc.). Many are available at no cost.
Funds for NGOs
Website provides online resources for NGOs to increase their awareness and access to donors, resources, and skills. Funds for NGOs is not a funding organization. They use technology to spread knowledge from their experienced fundraising experts to NGOs around the world and increase their capacity. Note – some resources and trainings are only available to member organizations.
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Grants Database
Searchable database of grant and funding opportunities from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership.