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Today is December 1: World AIDS Day

The AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection is one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history with over 25 million people killed by the disease since it was first recognized in 1981. Despite recent, improved access to treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS pandemic continues to claim several million lives each year. Globally, according to UNAIDS and WHO estimates, around 39.5 million adults and children are living with HIV and approximately 4.3 million became newly infected with HIV in 2006 alone. World AIDS Day, observed on December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and how it can be stopped.

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3 Week Documentary Workshop in Cape Town

Take a workshop with Barefoot and make a difference in the world by using your knowledge together with HD technology. Create skills that will allow you to continue making positive change anywhere and everywhere. This class is structured for individuals who are interested in mixing travel, social activism, and HD documentary filmmaking into three weeks in Cape Town.

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Call for Applications: Wikipedian in Residence for WikiAfrica

The Africa Centre  is a Pan-African cultural and arts social innovator based in Cape Town, South Africa. One of its projects, WikiAfrica is run in collaboration with lettera27. The aim of WikiAfrica is to redress the critical imbalance of factual information about historic and contemporary Africa on the Internet’s most utilised information resource, Wikipedia. Its goal is to Africanise Wikipedia.

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MBA Scholarships for Social Entrepreneurs in Africa

Modelled somewhat on the Skoll Scholarships, the University of Cape Town have created five fully paid scholarships for the MBA programme with a special focus on social entrepreneurship at Africa's leading business school. The Bertha Scholarship will be awarded annually, starting in 2012. The Bertha Centre will drive research into social innovation and entrepreneurship.  Modelled somewhat on the Skoll Scholarships (with the help of Pamela Hartigan), the University of Cape Town have created five fully paid scholarships for the MBA programme with a special focus on social entrepreneurship at Africa's leading business school (the only one in Africa to be ranked by the Financial Times Global Top 100 MBAs).

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CFP: 2nd Annual Global Education Conference

The second annual Global Education Conference, a week-long event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18, 2011.The entire conference will be broadcast online for free using the Blackboard Collaborate platform. The Call for Proposals for the 2011 event is now open.

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