Call for Proposals for SDGs&Her competition, co-sponsored by the World Bank Group (WBG), Wharton School's Zicklin Center, UN Women, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):


SDGs&Her is an on line competition that raises awareness of the SDGs within the women's business community by recognizing the efforts of women entrepreneurs in achieving the SDGs. It collaborates with private sector partners on all SDGs, particularly SDG5, to share best practices and innovative ideas.

The competition is open to women who own and/or lead a microenterprise – defined as an enterprise that employs fewer than 10 people, has annual sales of less than $100,000, and/or has a loan eligibility of less than $10,000.

Applicants complete a short online template describing their work and linking their initiative/product to one or more SDGs. Entries will be screened and then judged by an expert panel, which will select the winners based on the microenterprise's impact on the SDGs, vision, purpose, and clarity.

The top winners will be recognized at an event at the margins of the 2018 UN General Assembly High-Level Week in New York in September 2018, and stories about the winning entrepreneur and many other notable entries will be shared through partners' social media and websites. The deadline for applying is June 30, 2018.

Many thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word about this global competition that we hope will interest many of your partners.

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National Humanitarian Network Pakistan

A volunteer network, founded in 2010 in result of interactive dialogue in National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) “to act as an independent and vibrant voice to engage with stakeholders throughout Pakistan for promotion of humanitarian values by influencing policies and building capacities to ensure right based humanitarian response”. 172 humanitarian organizations are members of NHN from across Pakistan and it is open for all national and local organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance or disaster management advocacy.  NHN focus on “Effective and Accountable Humanitarian Governance” – mainly in Response and Disaster Preparedness through four major areas i.e. “Coordination/networking, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Information Management”.

NHN is a key network in Pakistan which is well connected with various stakeholders and demonstrated its effectiveness to do proper advocacy and lobbying for access, space and principled response. NHN supports stakeholders in collecting and timely sharing of critical information for preparedness and response as its members are spread across Pakistan and even in hard to reach areas.

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