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Call for expressions of interest: Regional learning partners for GPE’s Knowledge and Innovation Exchange

June 25, 2019
IDRC and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest to select regional learning partners for the new Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) initiative.

UNICEF / Jean-Luc Yameogo

KIX is an exciting new way to connect the expertise, innovation and knowledge of GPE partners to help developing countries build stronger education systems, thereby accelerating progress towards achieving SDG 4.

With a budget of almost CA$82 million, KIX is the largest funding mechanism solely dedicated and designed to meet the global gaps in education.

KIX consists of four regional hubs where country partners will come together to share information, innovation, and best practices. KIX is also a funding mechanism that provides grants at the global and regional levels to invest in knowledge generation and innovation, and to scale proven approaches. The two components will be supported by an online platform.

Each regional hub will be managed by a regional learning partner (RLP). These organizations will play a critical knowledge brokering function within KIX. They will convene decision-makers and education stakeholders virtually and face-to-face to surface policy challenges and responses, produce knowledge syntheses, support knowledge sharing and learning, and lead knowledge mobilization and uptake. RLPs will also help develop funding calls for knowledge and innovation at the regional level.

Through this call we seek to hear from individual or groups of organizations to run one of four regional KIX hubs in:

  • Anglophone Africa
  • Francophone Africa
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

Please refer to the call for expressions of interest for more information.

An informational webinar will take place on July 8. Register here. Please email your questions in advance by July 4. 

Additional questions can be emailed to