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The INK Fellows program mobilizes young innovators and changemakers from emerging economies, providing them the support necessary to leverage their impact on society. We seek out budding luminaries in any field, who have proven their potential to be the architects of tomorrow.
We have two main goals:
To create a cross-disciplinary community of like-minded peers, be they entrepreneurs or artists, scientists or social advocates, musicians or technologists. We understand that the experience of being a changemaker can be isolating, as it can lack the financial security, clarity of direction, and social support network that comes with traditional jobs. Being an INK Fellow provides the development, mentorship and peer-support necessary to take brilliant ideas to the next level.
To provide public exposure, so that our changemakers gain access to potential customers, funding opportunities, accolades and other forms of support critical to their development and success. We aim to give our fellows not only a platform from which to make their ideas heard, but also the tools of communication to ensure they’re noticed.
INK Fellows receive:
- All expenses covered to attend the annual INK conference (including the conferencefee, airfare and hotel accommodation)
- The opportunity to network with prominent speakers and attendees
- The opportunity to be selected for a speaking slot at the INK conference
- In-depth coaching in compelling public communication, and how to give an INKtalk
- Fellows located in India: local speaking engagement at least one INK event during the Fellowship year
- The opportunity to have their INKtalk selected to be posted online at INKtalks.com
- The support and camaraderie of the Fellows peer community
- INK social media exposure throughout the Fellowship year
- Customized assistance dependent upon the needs of each fellow
INK Fellows already have:
- A powerful vision for the world
- Taken tangible steps to fulfill this vision
- Demonstrated serious accomplishment at a young age
- A compelling and inspiring story
- A need of active support from the INK community
- The capability to actively support and enrich the INK community
- The ability to articulate and communicate succinctly
Apply here to be an INK2013 Fellow (Applications open 15th April, 2013)
December 4-6, 2012, Dakar, Senegal
Members of the GPYE, including the International Youth Foundation (IYF), Youth Employment Network (YEN), and Understanding Children’s Work (UCW), are convening this three day learning symposium to provide an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, researchers, youth, and donors to learn from each other through a variety of interactive sessions. The agenda will focus on gathering and disseminating evidence-based research on youth employment and entrepreneurship outcomes in Africa, as well as providing examples of effective programs and policies to help address the challenges facing young people in their transition to employment in the region. GPYE is supported by the World Bank, and is joined in sponsoring this event by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Jacobs Foundation.
Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for recently completed research on youth employment by completing a short online form. Approximately 5 applicants will be selected to present their research findings at this event. Submissions should be in line with the proposed themes of the event. Selected researchers will be provided with a travel bursary and their research findings will be featured in the conference publication, the Youth Employment Inventory, and resulting policy and program documents. GPYE will widely disseminate the evidence amongst its partners. Applicants are encourage to make their submissions as soon as possible, as submissions will be considered upon receipt and on a rolling basis. The final deadline to submit abstracts is Monday, October 29 2012 at 11:59 CEST.
Click here to view the conference concept note and check back here later in October for more information about this event. If you’re interested in receiving updates about the conference, including an invitation and announcement when registration opens, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking Agricultural Research for Development to another level. Read more about GCARD2 on gcardblog.wordpress.com
The three main themes of The Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) are:
- Foresight for Impact- Matching research priorities to future development needs
- Partnerships for impact
- Capacity development for impact
The key elements emanate from the GCARD1 Roadmap which paved way for relevant and more responsive agricultural research for all development systems in the world. GCARD2 builds its foundation on it, looking at where we stand currently, how the changes they predicted/promised are happening and what impacts can be shown.
So what are these elements, their corresponding outcomes and their links to the conference themes?
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