The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Watson Institute — Education in Social Entrepreneurship

The Watson Institute offers accelerator programs for college students, recent graduates, and gap-year students with an early-stage venture aimed at solving the toughest challenges facing the world. The Watson Institute makes partial scholarships, full-ride fellowships and financing options to students from all economic backgrounds, e. g., the Sustainability Fellowship for applicants developing solutions focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. The Watson Semester Accelerator in Colorado (USA) accepts rolling admissions through 15 November 2021. Link

Earth Journalism Network — Biodiversity Story Grants 2021

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) makes reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity or explore new conservation-based solutions. EJN is particularly interested in proposals of applicants looking to conduct investigative or enterprise reporting on biodiversity or conservation topics. Eligibility for funding extends to journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues. Most grants will range from US$1 thousand to US$2 thousand, although larger grants can be considered. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2021. Biodiversity Story Grants

The Bridge International — Funding for Social Entrepreneurs

The Bridge International (TBI), a non-profit organization based in South Korea, seeks social entrepreneurs in Asia and Africa who wish to participate in ‘The Global Bridging Fund 2022’. Selected enterprises will get seed funds of up to US$5,000 as a 0% interest loan. Registration is open for all social entrepreneurs in Asia and Africa. The application is open from 03 November to 17 November 2021. Global Bridging Fund

Yunus Environment Hub — Sustainable Food Systems in East Africa

The GrowUp Incubator supports early-stage entrepreneurs  with innovative solutions that have the potential to create substantial environmental and social impact. The 2022 cohort of GrowUp Incubator addresses sustainable food systems in East Africa to enable sustainable agricultural production and support sustainable practices along the whole food value chain and to mitigate climate change and build resilient communities. Selected entrepreneurs receive tailored mentorship, interactive capacity building workshops and networking opportunities with local partners. Eligibility extends to social business entrepreneurs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi. The call for applications closes 21 November 2021. GrowUp Incubator

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund — Clean Energy Technologies

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) supports the private sector to expand its clean energy technologies to Africa’s rural communities. The AECF Innovation Fund is looking to invest between US$100 thousand and US$300 thousand to support business growth for impactful innovations across clean cooking and productive use of energy technology sectors. The co-financing requirement is a minimum of 30% of the project cost. Eligibility extends to the African private sector (for-profit as well as non-profit) in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, and Sierra Leone. Applications close 26 November 2021. AECF Innovation Fund

Asia Foundation — Development Fellows 2022

The Asia Foundation’s Development Fellows program provides qualified young Asian professionals with an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The program offers two weeks of leadership training in Asia and another two weeks in the USA, plus a grant of US$5 thousand to support individual plans for professional development. Applicants should be less than age 40 and have demonstrable experience in one of the program’s fields of expertise, which include environment (among others). The program is open to resident nationals and citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 29 November 2021. Development Fellows

African Leadership Academy — Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2022

The Anzisha Prize seeks young innovators ages 15-22 in Africa who develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$140 thousand. Applicants must be nationals of an African country with a business based in Africa for African customers/beneficiaries. The next application closes 30 November 2021. Anzisha Prize

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture — Photo Contest

The SEARCA Photo Contest with the theme “One Health is Wealth: Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19” seeks images from across Southeast Asia that embody One Health. Photo submissions ideally showcase interactions between humans, plants, animals and the environment in agricultural and sustainable food systems settings in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. The contest is open to all Southeast Asian nationals. Winners receive cash prizes of US$1000 (1st place), US$800 (2ndt place), and US$500 (3rd place). All entries must be submitted before 30 November 2021. 15th SEARCA Photo Contest

Global Thinkers Forum — Mentoring Program 2022

The Global Thinkers Forum brings together a diverse network of thought leaders to share their visions of the future, create meaningful conversations around them, and effect positive change in the world. The program consists of a 8-month mentoring cycle that includes one-on-one sessions between experienced thought leaders with individuals aged between 18-29 from all over the world. The program’s mentors are successful individuals across several professional fields and countries. The application deadline is 30 November 2021. Become a Global Thinkers Mentee

Asian Development Bank — Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge

Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge calls for the submission of business ideas or solutions that can contribute to lowering energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Eligibility extends to companies operating or based in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The deadline for submissions of EOIs is 01 November 2021. Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge