Call for proposals in West and Central Africa and the Indian Ocean: Generating and mobilizing innovative knowledge for regional education challenges

Call for

Proposals

Program(s)

Technology and Innovation

Deadline

September 30, 2020 by 23:45 (EDT)

Topic(s)

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

Duration

33 months

Funded by

IDRC and Global Partnership for Education

Region(s)

South of Sahara

Contact

Budget

CA$750,000-$1,200,000 per grant

Status

Open

Type

Grant

Eligibility

This call is open to individual Southern organizations or consortia of up to three organizations. The applicant organization/lead institution must have legal corporate registration and the capacity to administer foreign funds.

Proposals from consortia must name one lead organization that can subgrant to additional organizations. The lead organization must be a Southern organization based in Africa. Other consortium members may include members from within the region; national, regional, or international offices of multi-lateral organizations or international NGOs; or other organizations from outside the region.

This call is NOT open to individuals, governments, or organizations interested in using this grant to conduct research on the for-profit provision of core education services.

Scope

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite proposals for regional grants from individual organizations or consortia of multiple organizations for national, sub-national, or regional level projects to generate and mobilize knowledge to support national education systems in developing country contexts in  addressing shared policy challenges related to improving access, quality, and the performance of their systems.

Projects funded through this call will:

  • Scan for and identify relevant approaches and innovations to address shared policy challenges;
  • Adapt and test those approaches to assess how to scale positive impacts in GPE-member countries; and
  • Mobilize knowledge and build capacity to improve the uptake of approaches in policy and practice.

This call is designed to respond to the demands of GPE member countries for knowledge and innovation. In this call, proposals are invited to address one or more of the following four  policy challenges shared among GPE member countries in West and Central Africa and the Indian Ocean:

  1. Pre- and in-service teacher training and development;
  2. Offering chances for out-of-school children and youth;
  3. Promoting gender equality and girls’ success in school; and
  4. Quality bilingual and pluri-lingual teaching and learning.

More details

For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, selection criteria, review process, application guidelines, and regional challenges, please refer to the detailed call for proposals.

You are strongly encouraged to read the detailed call for proposals document before applying.

Register here for a webinar about this call on August 20, 2020 (details to follow). Please e-mail your questions in advance to kixcalls@idrc.ca by August 13, 2020.

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