Part of Arab NGO Portal, covers call for abstracts, papers, participation and proposals where it basically mean an invitation by different organizations asking people to submit original, scholarly articles for review, consideration and possible publication or presentation in a conference workshop, meeting, seminar, or a journal, for civil society in or for the Arab World.
Subjects vary depending on the event, the publication and the country.
There are currently 12 calls listed.
Social responsibility calls for innovators of every kind.
Creators of sustainable agricultural technology. Champions for African children’s literature. Human rights advocates and natural disaster responders. The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize — known familiarly as the Grinnell Prize — celebrates and elevates change-makers like these and all the good they do. Standing strong in the face of adversity. Creatively approaching the biggest challenges that confront society today. Bettering the world in a way we recognize as Grinnellian. That’s why we’re proud to honor who they are and the impact they’re making on our world.
The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $50,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their related, nominated organization.
Nominations for the 2020 Grinnell Prize will open July 15, 2020 and will be due by Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE The iF SOCIAL
iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish
and support projects that contribute to our society. We do not charge
any fees. The best projects will be honored with a prize money of EUR
100,000 in total.
Publish your project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free) and you will automatically compete for the prize in 2020! In addition, your project will reach the global design community.
Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations are welcome to submit. Your project should already be established and you can apply with the same project a maximum of two times. Student concepts will not be accepted.
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Call for Papers: Feminist Political Economy in the Arab Region Deadline: Friday, November 27, 2020 Al-Raida is currently welcoming scholars, activists, and journalists to submit their reflections on political economy and gender
Call for Papers: Feminist Political Economy in the Arab Region
Deadline: Friday, November 27, 2020
Al-Raida is currently welcoming scholars, activists, and journalists to submit their reflections on political economy and gender inequality in the Arab world.
This issue of Al-Raida asks what feminist political economy, or FPE, can contribute as a critical framework for analyzing, understanding, and challenging dominant socioeconomic and political systems in the Arab Region. Through close attention to questions about who is doing what work, when, and where, FPE foregrounds the relationality of social identities and categories – including race, gender, and class – and how these categories of social difference are critical to the functioning of hegemonic systems. With an emphasis on process, FPE examines the lived realities of social difference, and the constraints and pressures of the everyday under global capitalism.
Key areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
- Critical development, including global development and humanitarian structures and the position of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- Foreign policy, including regional and global intervention in the Arab Region
- Criminality and gender
- State-provided social services and support
- Feminist movements and organizations, with a focus on transnational and transregional connections
- Popular discourse of “crisis” and “emergency
- Gender dynamics within formal and informal economies
- Political economy of health systems, with a specific focus on the health of marginalized groups (e.g. women, non-normative sexualities, gender non-conforming folks, refugees, etc.)
- The political economy of survival and work under COVID-19
Al-Raida is a bi-annual, feminist journal published by the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. The journal has been in print since 1976, and continues to be a feminist beacon in the Arab region and beyond. Al-Raida encourages cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions with a focus on the Arab region and the Middle East, including diasporic populations. Al-Raida accepts both academic and non-academic pieces, including personal anecdotes, journalistic pieces, prose, and book reviews. All scholarly submissions are peer-reviewed.
Full author guidelines can be found on www.alraidajournal.com.
Please submit your full-length article at www.alraidajournal.com, along with a short biography (no more than 200 words) on or before Friday, November 27, 2020 for consideration.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
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Fashion Trust Arabia is an annual non-profit organization that aims to provide financial support and business support as well as international recognition to the dynamic fashion designers in the MENA
Fashion Trust Arabia is an annual non-profit organization that aims to provide financial support and business support as well as international recognition to the dynamic fashion designers in the MENA region. Fashion Trust Arabia launched in September 2018 under the patronage of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser as Honorary Chair and co-Chairs HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Tania Fares (Founder of Fashion Trust). FTA is the only initiative of its kind operating in the Arab world, dedicated to finding and nurturing talented designers.
Applications are open to designers in the below womenswear categories:
- Evening Wear
- Ready to Wear (RTW)
- Accessories (Shoes/Bags)
- Jewelry (Fine Jewelry/Fashion Jewelry)
- Debut Talent (MENA Fashion Design Graduates and Students 2019-2021)
For the Evening Wear, Ready to Wear, Accessories and Jewelry categories, applicants must be in business for a minimum of two to 10 years. Winners of these categories will receive a financial grant up to $200,000 for key areas of business development. Grants are tailored to each winner in line with their brand objectives. Winners will also receive a personalized one-year mentoring program delivered by FTA’s retail partners and a global network of industry professionals, covering a variety of topics relevant to fashion businesses. FTA’s international collaborating retailers will also stock the collections of the winning designers on their retail platforms.
Debut Talent – the Franca Sozanni Award is a category for applicants who are either studying or who have earned a fashion design degree, in 2019, 2020 or 2021, and are beginning to launch their professional career. Applicants must be involved in womenswear and are required to submit a newly completed graduate collection via portfolio and images for consideration. The winner will receive a financial grant to help jumpstart their business as well as a tailored mentorship program from industry figures and partners to develop their brand.
MENA-based designers are invited to fill out the below application in the hopes of being awarded the FTA Prize. Applications are open from July 2020 until the end of November 2020. After application closing, the FTA Advisory Board will review all the applications submitted and select the finalists for FTA 2021 across the five categories.
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Being the oldest and first Flat6Labs accelerator in the MENA region, Flat6Labs Cairo has hosted a number of cycles that saw numerous — now global — startups grow and scale massively over the years. We’d be more than happy to provide you with a range of opportunities if you so decided to apply for our program.
Check out our offerings here.
Application deadline 15 Dec 2020: Apply here
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Tatawwar will give you the chance to develop essential business skills, help build your social awareness, and create sustainable solutions for your communities. The top 3 winners' prototypes will be
Tatawwar will give you the chance to develop essential business
skills, help build your social awareness, and create sustainable
solutions for your communities.
The top 3 winners' prototypes will be showcased at Dubai EXPO 2020, and
will receive cash prizes of USD 5,000, USD 3,000 and USD 1,500
Tatawwar, meaning “To Develop” in Arabic, is an exciting, interactive programme brought to you by HSBC in partnership with Potential.com.
The programme will bring together students, schools, parents and the business community to help innovate for a shared future. It will give students the chance to practice important business skills, understand sustainable commitments, connect with the corporate world, and hear from some extraordinary professionals along the way.
The winners will get the once in a life-time chance to showcase their innovative ideas at EXPO 2020 in Dubai.
To qualify, the following must apply:
High school students 15 - 18 years of age
Students must commit to attend all scheduled workshops, if selected
Students must obtain parental consent for travel arrangements before the semi-finals
Students m3ust reside in: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the United Arab Emirates
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Impatient Cities of the Gulf: Post-oil Architecture in Flux - Call for Papers - HPA 8/2021 Today’s general perception of Gulf cities is based on the assumption of a futuristic vision;
Impatient Cities of the Gulf: Post-oil Architecture in Flux - Call for Papers - HPA 8/2021
Today’s general perception of Gulf cities is based on the assumption of a futuristic vision; a visionary development and a cluster of hi-tech constructions.
Since the striking of oil, this ‘brave new world’ has been a testing ground for experimental, risk imbued architecture and real estate. The sudden affluence and ambition of the rulers to demonstrate progress and social advancements (sometimes expressed through outlandish ‘iconic’ designs) has certainly fired this drive. The building of cities seemed an appropriate culvert for the vast funds generated, turning what was once barren into a fertile land.
Furthermore, there is an ever-present sense of the ‘tabula-rasa approach’ that forced (or perhaps tempted) architects to pursue different and alternative design processes. Gulf cities seem to permit the idea, if not always the reality, of being able to ‘start again’, to be re-made, re-imagined and re-Modernised. There is a sense of being forever in the ‘now’, with ‘historical’ projects stretching back mere decades. Perhaps this desire to continually reinvent brought about shortcomings in early Modernist paradigms, and the rapid rise of new social/cultural/artistic concepts (such as pop art/metabolism/structuralism/post-modernism/idiosyncratic and so on).
These preliminary reflections offer an image of the Gulf as a fluid ambit that challenged designers for several decades in the light of a central question: how do architects build in a place with a constantly changing context? How are ideas of history, tradition, memory, and heritage constructed in this flux?
In the second half of the 20th century, the circumstantial conditions generated a series of experimental, utopian, sometimes unbuildable projects with a high level of idealisation. Some are renowned such proposals as Wright’s plan for Baghdad or the Smithsons’ Kuwait mat-building. Many are still to be unearthed as they were shelved and never implemented, or abandoned along the way, altered or demolished.
In other cases, the region's specific constraints - such as limited material availability, narrow construction time and harsh climate, led architects to original ideas, technologies, and procurement methods with highly inventive and analytical processes.
Moreover, modern architecture in the Gulf seems somehow different for sporting an urge for negotiating the local context by ‘flirting’ with traditional elements of locality, such as geometrical motifs, shapes, textures or colour palette. The liberal application of decorative motifs, patterns, applied ornamentation needs careful examination, especially when it is so diligently applied to forms and arrangements more generally associated with a more austere modernist agenda.
The editors invite papers that extend the discussion on the Gulf built environment during the modernisation era, over the duality global/local as terms in opposition. Contributions are encouraged to analyse different architectural narratives, approaches and schools of thought to compensate the assumption that flattens ‘modernity’ as a one-directional, repetitive and monotone practice acquired and acritically transplanted into the Arab Peninsula.
Focusing on the second half of the 20th century, and with an eye on the contemporary implications, possible topics include, but they are not limited to:
- Experimental and inventive design practices
- Global aspiration and local constraints
- Context negotiation
- Knowledge exchanges and bijective practices
- Modernity, tradition and transition
- De-colonial urbanism
- Identity formation and the built environment
- Place-making, streetscapes and scale
Authors must submit directly full papers using www.hpa.unibo.it.
The guidelines for paper submission are available at https://hpa.unibo.it/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
Please, fill in the author’s profile with all the information required as:
• Applicant’s name
• Professional affiliation
• Title of paper
• 5 keywords
• A brief CV (max 2,000 characters)
Please submit the proposal in the form of MS Word (length between 4,200 and 8,500 characters). The submitted paper must be anonymous. Please delete from the text and file’s properties all information about name, administrator etc. Papers should clearly define the argument in relation to the available literature and indicate the sources which the paper is based on.
All papers received will go through a process of double-blind peer review before publication.
HPA also looks for contributions for the review section. https://hpa.unibo.it/about/editorialPolicies#sectionPolicies
To addressed questions to the editors:
- 31 December: Deadline for paper submission
- January: Notification of acceptance
- January-March: Peer-review process
- April-May: Copy editing and proofreading
- June 2021: Publication
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Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies
Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes.
Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives.
The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. The International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of prize laureate.
The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded annually. The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 140,000 or USD 150,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November each year.
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