SUMMARY: The African Women’s Development Fund has announced that it is accepting applications for grants which a number of African menstrual health or hygiene organizations are likely to be eligible. If your MH organization is woman-led and primarily staffed by women, and if it is based in an African country (especially North Africa, the Sahel, or Francophone West Africa), an August 2020 application for this quite-sizeable grant may be worth considering.
October 28th is the deadline for Rise Up’s 2020 Gender Equity Initiative leadership training program in South Africa. Even if you are not eligible to apply during this round due to geographic exclusions, keep an eye on Rise Up’s leadership training programs since they are likely to be run in other regions in the future.
Scholarship opportunities for participation in the upcoming Women Leaders in Global Health conference
For women doing health care work in Asia or Africa who have insight to share about women’s health in their countries, learn here about how to apply for a full scholarship to attend the Women Leaders in Global Health conference to be held in Kagali, Rwanda from November 9-10, 2019. Applications are due by September 15 at the latest.
Following the success of the 2019 Obama Foundation Leader program focused on Africa, the organization is tailoring their 2019 leadership development and civic engagement program specifically on emerging leaders in the Asia-Pacific region (but not South Asia.) Beyond residing in the applicable countries and demonstrating leadership strength, applicants must be between 24-40 years old, fluent in English, and available in the upcoming months for program participation. The deadline is approaching quickly (August 15th, 2019 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time) and it is IMHER’s sense that many potential applicants doing MHM work may not know about this opportunity.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, is a core program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a program that empowers young leaders through several weeks of courses, leadership education, mentorship, and networking at American universities, including Dartmouth, culminating in a conference held in Washington, D.C. A number of YALI scholars have focused on projects related to menstrual hygiene. Young African leaders and innovators age 21-35 should consider applying to this program.