Opportunity for Appreneurs: 2012 Google Apps Developer Challenge

 

Google Challenge

This is your chance to show the world what you can do with Google Apps and the Google drive API. Apply for the 2012 Google Apps Developer Challenge and stand a chance of winning $20,000 (Not forgetting lots of PR for your personal brand, Startup or Enterprise).

Developers in 6 regions across the world will have the opportunity of winning prizes that include Chromebooks and up to $20,000 USD . Google is using the platform to encourage  and will be highlighting innovations of students and female developers!

The closing date for the 2012 Google Apps Developer Challenge is 24th of August 2012. Apply Here (more…)

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The 2013 African Development Bank Internship Program

2013 African Development Bank Internship Program

  • Position title: 2013 Internship Program – Session I
  • Reference: ADB/12/181
  • Closing date: 30/09/2012

Objectives

The broad objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank.
  • Provide the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.

However applicants should not expect the internship to lead to immediate employment with the AfDB.

Duties and responsibilities

  • The fields of study from which interns shall be selected must be within the job families of the Bank, particularly Economics, Agriculture, Private Sector Development, Human Capital Development (education and health), Environment, Finance, Infrastructure Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Communications, Law, Internal Audit, Budget, Governance or any other field of study that the Bank may deem relevant to its operations.
  • Special consideration shall be given to students who are working on projects that have a direct bearing on the mission of the Bank.
  • Internships shall be performed either at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, at the Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis (Tunisia) or in any one of the Bank’s field offices.
  • The program is annually run for two sessions as follows: (more…)

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WordPress.com (Cloud Hosted WordPress)

WordPress.com :Free blog platform managed by the developers of the wordpress software (Automattic).The software is hosted and maintained by the team  at Automattic. WordPress.com is a hosting platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online

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Akismet

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Gravatar

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Intense Debate

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Codepoet

Code Poet is a resource for anyone building sites with WordPress

Vaultpress

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VideoPress

Videopress: It is a plugin that enables you to Upload and embed videos on your self-hosted blog, or on WordPress.com.

After the Deadline

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Unilever Campus Ambassador Program for Nigerian Students.

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Unilever Nigeria Plc is set to engage students in campuses across Nigeria Universities by signing them up as campus brand ambassador for the Unilever Nigeria Brand.

The Brand Ambassadors will serve as liaison between their campuses and Unilever. They are required to come up with interesting and resourceful engagements within their campuses, advertise Unilever to the students as a great Brand and serve as a point of contact between the students and Unilever.

Unilever Campus ambassador are required to:

  • Work closely with Unilever Employer brand team
  • Host and organize events to bring awareness to Unilever brand
  • Attend Unilever events as a Unilever representative
  • Help Unilever to better understand your campus culture
  • Build relationships on campus with faculty and student groups
  • Spread Unilever goodwill to your fellow students

Requirements: (more…)

2012 International Youth Leadership Academy

The second ever international training programme of the International Youth Leadership Academy will take place on 7-14 September 2012. The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from UNICEF, Save the Children and Habitat. The main aim of this programme is to develop the capacity of local youth leaders and to support them to actively contribute to their own communities.

The training will be conducted in two phases. The first phase of the training aims to develop the capacity, skills and experience of the participants on human rights, youth and child rights and participation as well as more specifically on Child Abuse and Neglect, Violence against Children, Child Protection, Intercultural Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Therefore, this training will focus on theoretical learning combined with various case studies from Turkey and the participating countries. The participants will make an action plan to follow up the process till the second phase.

During this process, the participants will be followed by the experts and supported with various materials that will enable them to get prepared for the second phase. In other words, the first training will be followed up by both a monitoring and mentoring process.

Participants:

30 participants (20 international, 10 national) will be selected from countries in the Balkans, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus. Priority will be given to applications from Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey….) youth participants from other parts of the world are also encouraged, however, the priority will be given to the above mentioned countries Applicants should:

  •  Be between 15 and 29 years of age, (more…)

2012 Basic Certificate Course @ Daystar Leadership Academy

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“Leadership is unveiled by Vision, Driven by Passion, Activated by Planning, Engineered by Sacrifice and Actualised by Tireless Pursuit.”

Daystar Leadership Academy is a Leadership/management development school which came into existence in January 2002. The school runs both the Basic and Advanced certificate course in Leadership. The last basic certificate in leadership course will take place on Sept 1st-23rd, 2012 at the Daystar Christain Center.

After having completed the Daystar Basic Leadership Academy course in July 2009, i will recommend the course because it is life changing,thought provoking,a good networking avenue and a good way to improve your leadership skills. But be warned,no amount of what you hear at the program will make a difference if you are not ready to take the next step.

The Daystar Basic Leadership course module is listed below with links for better understanding of the course content :

Basic Certificate Course Module
• Personal Transformation
 Success Habits
• Financial Management
• Project Management (more…)