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PRO-WASH & SCALE Small Grants Program - Applications are Open!

Author(s):

Kyle Sabourin
Decolonization of aid. Participatory processes. Community-led programming. These terms are routinely used by humanitarian and development practitioners with an earnest desire to further localization and sustainability objectives. However, many of the tools and approaches that practitioners use have been developed outside of the countries and communities where they are ultimately used and may carry with them embedded perspectives, assumptions, and biases of implementer and/or donor mindsets and experience.

PRO-WASH & SCALE Applied Research Award

Author(s):

Matheson Sharp
The PRO-WASH & SCALE Award has issued the following Request for Applications (RFA) soliciting proposals to conduct applied research on sustainability in the sectors it supports.

New Markets in Crises Site Is Now Live!

Author(s):

Roger Dean
Dear all The new Markets in Crises website is now live at marketsincrises.net! The MiC site is your new resource hub for market based programming in crises, with introductions to key concepts, training materials, sector-specific guidance, signposting to the best core assessment and monitoring tools, and key humanitarian standards to work with.

CARE Releases Inaugural Women’s Economic Justice Impact Report: “Helping Women Earn, Save and Invest”

Author(s):

Andi Curry
CARE USA’s Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ) practice today announced the release of its first-ever Impact Report, “Helping Women Earn, Save and Invest.” The report provides an overview of WEJ’s accomplishments in advancing economic justice for women worldwide, including the success of its savings groups, which have improved the lives of 17.7 million people around the world, 78 percent of whom are women.

Job Opportunities: Value Chain / Market Systems Development projects in Mali - international positions

Author(s):

Isaac Cowan-Gore
The International Labour Organization is looking for two project managers and one VCD / MSD expert for two upcoming Market Systems Development projects in Mali (one Sida-funded and one AICS-funded) that will focus on agricultural value chains in southern regions of the country, from the July 2023 to December 2026. The projects main objective will be to create jobs and increase incomes for women and youth such that these can make their way out of poverty.  See more information on the projects and positions in the links below:

Polymer Structure Morphology Analysis

Author(s):

Alex Brown
The structure of polymer materials can be described at different length scales, from sub-nm up to macroscopic length scales.  It can be divided into two types: microstructure morphology and macrostructure morphology. The microstructure of a polymer is related to the physical arrangement of monomer residues along the backbone of the chain and it determines its macroscopic physical and mechanical properties, such as the crystallinity, the glass transition temperature, or microphase separation phenomenon.

Job Opportunity: Chief of Party (PARE Project) - Haiti

Author(s):

Emily Kinuthia
Land O’Lakes Venture37 is implementing the USAID-funded Programme d’Appui à la Rentabilisation de l’Elevage (PARE) project with a period of performance from January 9, 2023 – January 8, 2028.

Game Based Learning Apps Win in Youth Competition

Author(s):

Food Enterprise Solutions (FES)
The culture of food safety in Senegal leaped forward recently with the announcement of the winners of the youth competition on “Smart Food Safety.” The competition solicited innovation smart phone applications to assist small business owners to adopt safer food handling practices. “Samba the Fisherman from Soumbédioune” took first place at $10,000 and second and third-place winners claimed $5,000 and $3,000 respectively.

Private Sector Partnership Opportunities in Mozambique: Request for Applications

Author(s):

Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships
The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships Activity (MSP) is pleased to invite for-profit businesses to apply for funding in Mozambique. MSP’s Mozambique Partnerships Facility offers businesses operating in the country the opportunity to co-invest with USAID to address the food crisis resulting from shortages of food, fuel, and fertilizer as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Through the Partnership Facility, MSP seeks to channel business resources, expertise, technology, and influence to contribute to one or more of the following objectives:

Vikāra Institute Employment Opportunties

Author(s):

Abigail Martuscello
Vikāra Institute is excited to be adding some new positions to our global team. We are currently advertising for an International Program Manager and a Technical Specialist - Market Systems Development.  

Private Sector Partnership Opportunities in Asia (ACE): Request for Applications

Author(s):

Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships
The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnership Activity is pleased to invite for-profit businesses in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz Republic to submit an application for co-investment through its Asia Care Economy (ACE) activity. 

Water and Energy for Food Announces New Call for Innovations

Author(s):

Kathryn Bailey
Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge (WE4F), through its Southern and Central Africa Regional Innovation Hub (S/CA RIH), is proud to announce the launch of the second Southern and Central Africa Call for Innovations to foster innovation and enhance food security in the region. This call will support up to 30 organizations working on innovative technologies and business model solutions to provide more sustainable water or energy solutions for climate-resilient agriculture.

Gender and Youth Integration Survey for Implementing Partners

Author(s):

Emily Teerink
The USAID/BHA-funded Gender and Youth Activity (GAYA) Associate Award is launching a survey around knowledge, attitudes, and practices on gender and youth for Implementing partners (IPs). Unlike other surveys, upon completion of this survey, you will be linked to a real-time dashboard that provides insights into your organization's gender and youth gaps.

Call for Nominations to SCALE’s Facilitators of the Year Initiative

Author(s):

Ashton Bitton
Do you have an incredible facilitator in your organization? If so, SCALE wants to hear about them! SCALE’s Facilitators of the Year Initiative is back for its third year. The Initiative recognizes and celebrates program staff who are facilitating agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), or alternative livelihoods-related activities around the world. Nominees must:

Tell us about your best adaptation! SCALE Creative Adaptation Award

Are you ahead of the curve? Finding local solutions to global issues, driving change, challenging business-as-usual approaches, or more — tell us! The SCALE Award wants to highlight actions that are being taken by partner organizations at the local level. Has your or a partner's program made an innovation in how you work? Tell SCALE about your creative adaptation — let them help you spread the word!

Private Sector Partnership Opportunities in Cambodia: Request for Applications

Author(s):

Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships
Through this Request for Applications (RFA), the Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships (MSP) Cambodia Agricultural Investment Activity, managed by DAI on behalf of USAID/Cambodia, is offering opportunities for co-investment with private sector businesses in Cambodia in strengthening agricultural trade and investment.

Private Sector Partnership Opportunities in Southern Africa: Request for Applications

Author(s):

Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships
 Through this Request for Applications (RFA), the Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships (MSP) Southern Africa Agricultural Trade & Investment Activity, managed by DAI on behalf of USAID/South Africa, is offering opportunities for co-investment with private sector businesses in southern Africa in strengthening agricult