Via Global Voices

“Is access to clean, safe water for drinking a basic human right? Why? or Why not?”.
That is the question One Take is asking for you to answer in your own language, recording it on a video no more than 2 minutes long, uploading it on their site and on DotSub and having it subtitled in at least 1 other language.

You will be able to submit your entry from April 15th to June 15th, only one entry per person for a chance to win one of the three cash prizes of $500 USD for the Grand Prize, $300 USD for the Runner Up and $300 USD for the video with the most subtitles in different languages.

More information here.


Via World Challenge

World Challenge 09 is a competition organised by BBC World News Limited (“BBC World News”) aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level (the “Competition”). We want to hear from our viewers and readers about the social entrepreneurs who are making a difference without costing the earth. It could be you or someone you know.

Nominations open on 16th February 2009 and must be received by midnight on 22nd May 2009.

More information here.


Via ThinkChangeIndia

Yale is working to identify social entrepreneurs working in the public, private and NGO sectors in India and invites them to participate in a Fall 2009 program on Global Social Entrepreneurship at Yale. A core goal of the program is to link teams of Yale students with mission-driven social entrepreneurs in India over a four-month long course designed to bring the students and social entrepreneurs together to develop a business plan which addresses a specific management challenge the social enterprise is facing.

They are actively seeking, and accepting applications from, social enterprises in India interested in collaborating with them in next Fall’s course. A one-page description of the program and an application form (due no later than April 10, 2009) are here and here.

More details here.

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