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  1. Young Changemaker – Antoinette Furaha

    When war forced Antoinette Furaha to flee her homeland of the DRC for the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in western Uganda, every day became a struggle to survive. Life in the settlement was particularly hard for children like Antoinette, who could no longer go to school. Seeking a way out of...

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  2. Wilson Center Fellowship

    Deadline: 1 October 2014The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invites individuals around the globe to become Wilson Center Fellow. The 9-month residential is open for non-advocacy, policy-relevant fellowship proposals. The fellows research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff.Each fellow...

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  3. The Global Development Network Seeking Partners in Least Developed Countries

    Deadline: 18 July 2014The Global Development Network (GDN) is accepting ‘Expression of Interest’ from organizations in Least Developed Countries for its project on Building Research Capacity in those countries. Proposals should be made of demand-led programs designed to support the contending institutions in addressing their research capacity gaps. These projects should...

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  4. Young change maker – Arthur Zang

    Arthur Zang, a 24 year-old Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations while the results of the test are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. The device spares African patients living...

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  5. Young change maker – Chris Nsamba

    You could say Chris Nsamba has always been something of an overachiever. By the age of 16 he’d already won three science competitions for adults. Now in his late 20s, the Ugandan is still dreaming big: He hopes to build and launch the first African manned shuttle into space. “It...

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  6. Open Society Foundation Fellowships

    Deadline: 3 February /4 August 2014 Open to: specialists from any country eager to exploit the resources of the Open Society Foundations for projects relating to human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion Fellowship: stipend of $80,000-$100,000 for a yearlong full-time fellowship plus a project budget for travel,...

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