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The SCALE 2021 Creative Green Adaptation Award

September 27, 2021
Tell us about your best green adaptation!   Are you ahead of the curve? Creating green jobs, mobilizing climate finance or developing new partnerships, making adaptations more inclusive to protect communities and natural habitats—tell us! We want to highlight actions that are being taken now to adapt and protect against climate change. Has your program made an innovation in climate-resilient agriculture or green livelihoods that will have a positive impact on the environment? Tell SCALE about your creative adaptation—let us help you spread the word!

Announcing the Climatelinks 2021 Photo Contest

June 9, 2021
The Climatelinks 2021 Photo Contest theme is Climate Change and People: The Challenges and Opportunities. We’re looking for submissions that capture the human dimension of climate change, in particular, social and economic responses to global change.

USAID Initiative Promotes Private Investment in Women-owned/led Enterprises and Funds

June 5, 2021
A new capital grant mechanism will allow the USAID CATALYZE Women’s Empowerment (WE) initiative, implemented by Palladium, to promote private sector investment to close the gender financing gap at scale in the near term. The grant mechanism is designed to influence the behavior of investors to invest in women-owned and women-led funds and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including first-time women fund managers and women investors.

USAID/Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge

April 15, 2021
Nigeria is presently confronted with a food security crisis that is deepened by COVID-19 global pandemic and its negative consequences on the food value chain in the country. The pandemic has severely affected an already weak agri-food system and value chain across the nation.

Call for Submissions: Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event

April 14, 2021
Facilitated by IDEAL, the Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event will create an opportunity for emergency and non-emergency practitioners of USAID/Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance-funded activities to:  Pause and reflect on the lessons learned so far from implementing emergency and non-emergency food security activities during the COVID-19 pandemic;  Explore innovations and adaptations resulting from the response to a changing environment;  Discuss the implications and applicability

Call for Partners: Financial Digital Literacy Campaign

March 12, 2021
The Financial Digital Literacy Campaign activity is looking for partners that already engage women at scale (e.g., through savings groups, women entrepreneur networks) and are interested in integrating digital financial literacy into their work!

Call for Proposals: MRR Innovation Lab 2021 Research on Food Security and Resilience

February 23, 2021
The MRR Innovation Lab invites researchers at U.S. universities to submit proposals for research projects that support their mission to generate and transfer into action innovations that will bolster resilience, keeping rural individuals, households, communities and markets in positions of economic viability from which they can sustain and accelerate a path of inclusive agricultural growth.

Job Opportunity: Market Systems Specialist - ACDI/VOCA

February 21, 2021
ACDI/VOCA is looking for a dynamic market systems specialist, with strong grounding in market systems development, private sector engagement, and/or collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) concepts to join the Market and Food Systems team within ACDI/VOCA’s Technical Learning and Application Department.

Job Opportunity: Senior Global Practice Specialist I/II/Principal Global Practice Specialist (Grades 10-12), Agriculture, Market Systems and Resilience - DAI

February 8, 2021
The Global Practice Specialist (GPS) will support the Agriculture, Market Systems and Resilience (AMSR) Practice within Economic Growth in Development Innovations. The GPS will be responsible for supporting the Global Practice including leading and supporting new business efforts in this thematic area, developing technical solutions, knowledge management, and product development, with a primary objective of demonstrating DAI’s thought and technical leadership and increasing sales and marketing.

Seeking Applications: Market Systems Consultants - Catholic Relief Services

December 3, 2020
CRS has a new agency strategy, and as part of it we have established the Homes and Communities strategic platform, which indirectly targets 8.5 million people to secure safe and dignified homes and communities over the next decade. Recognizing the central role markets can play in achieving scale, CRS seeks to better understand how to more systematically leverage market opportunities in order to achieve these ambitious targets.