CALD International promotes global partnerships, use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) and Volunteerism/philanthropy by developing structures or networks that facilitate access to timely and relevant information and resources, innovative and competitive education, local and international business and development opportunities that will enable both the African communities and our partners to compete globally
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERING, BUT WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Join us for an information session and hear from Cuso International staff and returned volunteers. With over 50 years experience in volunteering and development, we are actively recruiting Canadians to work in partnership with local colleagues, sharing their skills and expertise to help find long-term, sustainable solutions to extreme poverty. Our volunteers build relationships and memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Cuso International is currently recruiting volunteers to fill long-term (1-2 year) placements with our partners overseas in over 40 countries. We’re currently recruiting volunteers from a range of professional backgrounds such as business, health, education, natural resource management, community and social development. For a complete list of open placements click here.
We'll be covering key questions, such as:
- What does Cuso International do overseas?
- What is the role of an overseas volunteer?
- What skills and competencies do volunteers need?
- What training and support does Cuso International provide to volunteers? We will be holding information sessions in the following cities. For further information and to register please click on the link.
The Unique iMlango ProgrammeiMlango is about improving education. We believe that access to the internet and delivering smart digital education services and content helps to improve the education experience and outcomes for children. The programme aims to deliver improved education outcomes to 150,000 children, in 205 schools, and delivers digital attendance monitoring, broadband internet access via satellite and a host of online learning resources to help teachers and students. We are aiming to bring the potential of digital learning and the digital economy to the communities around the schools too. iMlango is delivered by a number of companies in Kenya and the United Kingdom – working in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) - and is supported by the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. For more information go to: - http://www.imlango.com/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:00 MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014
The Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Washington Fellowship, which begins in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.
The online application for the Washington Fellowship is currently available. Completed applications, including all supporting documents, are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. The application instructions provide detailed…
In mid-February 2013, the National ICT Master Plan (2012-2017) was launched by the Kenyan Government. It is a strategic document aimed to fast-track ICT investment and innovation. The former Ministry of Information and Communication had projected that by 2017, “the ICT Industry should be contributing an estimated USD 2 billion (25% of GDP), created 500 ICT companies, and brought in 50,000 jobs. The impact is also expected to be felt by SMEs with their automation projected at 60%, the number of commercialized business is placed at a 100 while 20 new innovations are expected to be propagated globally.” According to the Kenya ICT Board, four goals set by the Master Plan to be met by 2017 are: Goal 1: Every citizen, resident, home and institution will be connected through a countrywide robust, accessible and affordable ICT infrastructure. Goal 2: Kenya will become the leading ICT HUB in African attracting leading global players and generating globally respected local entrepreneurship and i…