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Civil Society News

MINDS’ Annual Youth Dialogue and Workshops

05 June, 2014

Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is an Africa-wide think-tank which provides a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on the different aspects of Africa Heritage, development issues in Africa, and youth programme in electoral and governance processes.

Nexus Fund Fellowship (focus on ending mass atrocities/genocide prevention), DC

29 May, 2014

Are you smart, hard working and passionate about human rights? Do you like the flexibility and adventure of a startup atmosphere? If so, you may be a great fit for The Nexus Fund’s year-long Fellowship!

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and short writing sample (1-3 pages) to Andrew Dusek at andrew(at) with the subject line “Application for Nexus Fellowship.” Only completed applications for full-term fellowships will be considered. Applications are due by July 1, 2014.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders: Call for Applications

23 May, 2014

Are you a peacebuilder? Do you need support for your organisation to help grow your impact? If you meet our entry criteria, you can apply to win Peace Direct’s ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ competition.

All applications must be received by 21 July 2014.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation: The Research Department is Recruiting

19 May, 2014

Position Title: Analyst

Organisation: Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Location: Mayfair, London

Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager

Hours: 9 month contract (extension possible)

Application closing date: Friday 13th June 2014

Salary: £22,000 - £29,000, depending on experience

Start date: Immediate

Call for Applications Projects: Technologies for Good Governance

30 April, 2014

Application Deadline: May 18th 2014 at 11 :59 PM 

OSIWA and CTIC Dakar are launching a Technologies for Good Governance program named “OPEN SOCIETIC”.

In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

22 April, 2014

For a very long time, the rich have known to some extent how the poor around the world live. What is new in today's world is that the best-kept secret from the poor, namely, how the rich live, is now out. Through  the village television, the Internet and hand-held instruments, which a rapidly increasing number of the poor possess, life-styles of the rich and the middle class are transmitted in full color to their homes every day.

Resource Centre

The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

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