Some open opportunities to apply for;
(Edit) African Banker Awards:
The 2013 African Banker Awards
competition is now on. Winners will be selected in categories of African bank, African banker, best bank (in North Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, Central Africa regions), retail bank, investment bank , most innovative bank, socially responsible bank, financial inclusion award, investment fund/private equity fund, deal of the year, mortgage bank/product, and brokerage house of the year. Deadline is 11 March.
African Development Bank: 2013 Internship Programme
Session 2 – Provides students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank and the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.
Also, the #AfDB’s Regional Integration Dept is seeking junior consultants. Apply now.
PhD Fellowships from the African Economic Research Consortium
for people who have gained admission in 2013-14 to selected universities such as Cornell, Oxford, Ohio State or the Universities of Bonn, Sussex, Newcastle and others. Apply through these university websites before April 30.
The African Leadership Academy
seeks to enroll
the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa and around the world. Deadline is February 28..
The African Leadership Academy also has the inaugural ‘African Teacher of the Year Award’ to celebrate teaching excellence on the African continent. The final 3 shortlisted finalists will be honored at a gala dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa in October in front of media, the headmasters of 100 of the leading schools in Africa, and other dignitaries. The winner of the award will also win a cash prize of $10,000. Nominate an outstanding African secondary school teacher- by the 31st of March, 2013 to teacheroftheyear_at_africanleadershipacademy.org.
Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarships
– scholarships and loans for postgraduate studies in 2013-14 to outstanding students from the developing world. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only and half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. Application deadline is 31 March.
(Edit) Anzisha Prize 2013:
Has $75,000 in cash prizes for youth entrepreneurs. Details
here and deadline for the @anzishaprize is April 1.
BAKE: Kenyan Blog Awards
2013 awards aim to reward and recognize exceptional bloggers creating content in technology, photography, creative writing, business, food, environmental / agricultural, style, politics, corporate, sports, lifestyle, travel, new blog and others. Deadline is February 1.
Big Brother Africa: BBA 2013
kicks off in May. To qualify, participants have to be above the age of 21 and speak fluent English.
Developers may apply for Built for Blackberry
reviews and the $10,000 Developer Commitment before February 18.
(Edit) CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2013 is open to African nationals, working on the continent for African owned, or headquartered, media organisations and with work that has appeared in printed publications or electronic media that is primarily targeted at and received by an African audience. Deadline is 17 April 2013.
The 10th edition of Diageo’s
DABRA awards is now open. The Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards
will recognize journalists and editors who provide high quality coverage of the business environment in Africa in ten categories including ICT, finance, infrastructure, agribusiness / environment, tourism, best business story, business feature, newcomer, media of the year, and journalist of the year. Deadline is March 15.
(Edit) East Africa Philanthropy Awards:
The 2013 EAPA
awards from the East Africa Association of Grantmakers is now open for nominations in philanthropy categories for individuals, youth, faith-based, community, social entrepreneurs, and corporate philanthropy. Deadline is 30 March.
Win a free wedding photoshoot
worth Kshs. 15,000 (~$175). Deadline is Jan 28.
(Edit) Film Mentorship Program: Opportunity for talented young African filmmakers involved in directing, scriptwriting, production, camera, production design, sound design and editing, to enroll in a workshop where they will meet professional filmmakers from all over the world in September 2013. Details here and deadline is 1 May.
Kings Pool Challenge League:
EABL’s Pilsner brand is sponsoring a national pool tournament
that runs from 21 January to May 4 2013.
in Creating Shared Value (CSV
) seeks innovative programmes, businesses or social enterprises that innovate with impact in water, nutrition, or rural development. Deadline is March 31
(Edit) PivotEast: T
he third edition of this mobile startup showcase competition takes place on June 25-26 2013 in Kampala, Uganda, and it is open to all companies in East Africa including South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Competition will be in five categories of mobile finance, mobile enterprise, mobile society, mobile utility, mobile entertainment – and this year companies can submit a product in more than one category. The deadline for entries
is 15 April.
(Edit) Poptech: The 2013 Social Innovation Fellows program. Details here and deadline is 2 April.
The Rockefeller Foundation Next Century Innovators Award
series is now open. Nominate people or organizations that can win up to $100,000 for solving entrenched social problems. Deadline is February 28
The digital agency is seeking
an experienced digital business director with knowledge of social SEO, Mobile (e.g. M-banking)
TAHMO: Design a sensor
that measures a weather or hydrological variable (temperature, wind, dust or lightning) and is both inexpensive and robust. Deadline is 1 March 2013.
Tony Elumelu Foundation: Is seeking companies to place interns with for periods of 8-10 weeks. They should have revenue of $250,000 – $5 million per year and agree to pay for stipends while the Foundation will cover the cost of recruitment, travel, and accommodation
Toyota: Dream Car
art contest dubbed “Your Dream—The Car of the Future”
aims to create an opportunity for children (in 3 categories) —through drawing pictures of their “dream cars” —to develop their interest in cars. Deadline is January 31.
The Group Scholarship Scheme
will offer up to 114 scholarships across its countries of operation (10 for Kenya) for the 2013/14 academic year and these can be in engineering & tech., oil & gas economics, business journalism, law, and others. Deadline is 13 February.
World Bank Africa:
Social media internship
– apply by responding to the phrase: #iwant2work4africa because..