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The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

This honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions, and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. Closing date 19 May


African Union Internships

Requirements:  Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point); proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate both orally and in writing; proficiency in 1 of the AU officials working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, Kiswahili) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

Technical Innovators – Bell Labs Prize

Every year the Bell Labs Prize is awarded to an innovator who will lay the foundations of the next technology revolution and in the process, manifestly change the way we live, work and communicate. If you have an inventive new idea and proof of concept and are interested in developing it further with leading Nokia Bell Labs researchers, you’ve come to the right place. Closing date 21 April.


Google Black Founders Fund

In 2020 Google launched its Startups Black Founders Fund to help Black tech entrepreneurs overcome the hurdles they face when raising capital. Within months of receiving Google’s funding, that first group of recipients went on to raise millions in subsequent follow-on funding, often crediting Google’s funding as a powerful driver of additional investment.

RetailX market-leading research into the Health and Beauty Marketplaces Sector

This includes – 25 illustrative RetailX figures, charts and graphs; why sales of health and beauty products are increasingonlinebut at a slower pace than during the pandemic; which RetailX Top500 beauty brands sell on marketplaces and on which marketplaces they sell; plus leading company profiles  Download your free copy

AfCFTA Business Forum Event

Event on the Acceleration of the Implementation of the AfCFTA, Cape Town, 16 – 18 April 2023.

AfCFTA Forum for Business Investment

The Forum connects businesses to funding opportunities and presents the roadmap for effective private-sector participation in implementing the Agreement. #AfCFTABF2023 comes off from April 16-19, 2023, in Cape Town, SA


A study on the opportunities in the AfCFTA for women in the Informal and Cross-Border Trade.

AU Paper for a Data Policy Framework

A new AU paper was published in February:

Scholarships for Cybersecurity

EC-Council has pledged $3.5m towards cybersecurity scholarships with the aim of providing opportunities for cybersecurity enthusiasts to begin their careers and develop technical expertise in the field. The original price of the C|CT program is $999; however, because EC-Council is committed to preparing cybersecurity professionals, it is offering scholarships to make the final cost of this programme more accessible for worthy candidates, regardless of their financial situation. Apply for the Scholarship Now

RetailX Warehousing Report

Exclusive interview with UK Warehouse Association (UKWA), CEO, Clare Bottle about the UK’s warehousing landscape in 2023 and beyond; research illustrated throughout with easy-to-read graphs, figures and charts; interview with D2C giant Wayfair’s, associate director UK warehousing Jurrien Heynen, in which he talks about the warehousing challenges when selling everything from toothbrush holders to sofa beds; detailed company profiles on Amazon and Ocado. Download your free copy

World Economic Forum Study on the AfCFTA

WEF : AfCFTA: A New Era for Global Business and Investment in Africa.

RetailX  – UK Report
Read more about how UK retailers are adapting to 2023 as well as: Strategic overview of the UK ecommerce market; exclusive interview with Sherilyn Paterson of JD Group; the Top 500 retailers ranked; why elite and leading retailers are so good, and new retailers that have broken into the Top 500. Plus Case studies on Dunelm, Toolstation, Yours Clothing, Cass Art, MenKind, The Works, Very, Swarovski. Download your free copy
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