Call for expressions of interest: Regional learning partners for the Global Partnership for Education’s Knowledge and Innovation Exchange

Call for

Expressions of interest

Program(s)

Technology and Innovation

Deadline

August 21, 2019 by 23:30 (EDT)

Topic(s)

ACCESS TO EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, BASIC EDUCATION, PUBLIC EDUCATION, QUALITY OF EDUCATION

Duration

50 months

Funded by

Global Partnership for Education and IDRC

Region(s)

Central Asia, Europe, Far East Asia, Middle East, North and Central America, North of Sahara, Oceania, South America, South Asia, South of Sahara, West Indies

Contact

Budget

CA$1,235,000 - $3,360,000 (US$920,000 - $2,500,000)

Status

Closed

Type

Grant

Eligibility

Candidates must:

  • Be located in a KIX hub region of focus (two regional KIX hubs will be located in Africa; one in Latin America and the Caribbean; and one hub will represent countries from South, Southeast and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific Islands).

A full list of eligible countries is available in the detailed call for expressions of interest.

  • Be legally founded and registered in the country of operation. **This requirement has been amended. Applicants are required only to be registered in the country of operation. Amended July 19, 2019.
  • Demonstrate a strong track record of facilitating knowledge exchanges and capacity building among policy actors.
  • Demonstrate substantial expertise in the field of education policies.
  • Provide evidence that the organization has the basic systems, resources, and management capacity to succeed in organizing multi-stakeholder learning exchanges.
  • Demonstrate that their programmatic strategies and mandate are relevant to the KIX hub.

Scope

This call seeks organizations or groups of organizations interested in applying to become a regional learning partner (RLP). RLPs will design and operate one of four regional Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) hubs. This is a critical knowledge brokering function in the Global Partnership for Education’s new KIX program.

RLPs are key to ensuring that KIX hubs meet the needs of developing country education systems. They will facilitate knowledge exchange, learning, and collaboration among key national education stakeholders.

Regional learning partners will ensure that KIX hubs support:

  • the identification and prioritization of regional education policy challenges;
  • regional knowledge, innovations, and actors that focus on addressing the prioritized challenges;
  • the participatory development of a regionally specific knowledge and innovation agenda that informs knowledge sharing and generation activities, including short-term (e.g., peer-exchange, rapid knowledge creation) and long-term (e.g., KIX research grants) research and innovation activities; and
  • connections between KIX grants and the regional KIX hub to support knowledge mobilization beyond the countries immediately involved in each grant.

More details

Please consult the detailed call for expressions of interest for more information and for eligibility criteria.  

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