Regional calls for proposals for GPE Knowledge and Innovation Exchange
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GPE's Board of Directors met in Nairobi, Kenya, from December 10 to 12, 2019. Credit: GPE/Ludovica Pellicioli

The Global Partnership for Education is excited to announce the launch of four regional calls for proposals between July and September 2020 under its Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX).

Implemented by Canada’s International Development Research Centre, 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.

Grants funded through these calls will:

  • Build knowledge about innovative solutions to shared policy challenges in GPE partner countries and how their positive impacts can be scaled
  • Support the use of that knowledge in and across education systems for policy, practice and technological development and implementation
  • Strengthen capacities to generate and use knowledge and innovation for education.

The calls are designed to respond to shared education policy challenges of GPE partner countries in each region. To identify these challenges, the four KIX regional hubs led a process from March to July 2020 across partner countries to identify policy priorities in their region. This process involved consultation with government and non-governmental education stakeholders from the countries, regional experts, as well as a review of education sector plans and regional education analyses.

KIX intends for its funding to be directly relevant and useful to partner countries’ education systems, and therefore aligned calls for proposals with the key priorities that emerged in each region.

Today, KIX launches two of the four regional calls and the remaining two will be launched in the coming weeks.

See below for details of the calls that are currently open.

Any questions on the calls can be emailed to KIXcalls@idrc.ca

Call for expressions of interest: Europe, Asia, Pacific

Countries in this group include Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Tajikistan, Timor Leste, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Call launch: July 15, 2020

Application deadline: September 2, 2020

For more information go to the call for expressions of interest on the IDRC website.

An informational webinar will be held in English and French on July 30th. To attend the webinar, please register by 4:00 pm EDT on July 29, 2020.

Questions must be submitted in advance; the question submission deadline for the webinar is July 27, 2020. When submitting your question, please ensure that you include the name of the region you are applying for in your e-mail subject line.

Calls for proposals: Latin America and the Caribbean

Countries in this group include Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Call launch: July 15, 2020

Application deadline: September 30, 2020

For more information go to the call for proposals on the IDRC website.

An informational webinar will be held in English, French and Spanish on August 12. To attend the webinar, please register by 4:00 pm EDT on August 11, 2020.

Questions must be submitted in advance; the question submission deadline for the webinar is August 5, 2020. When submitting your question, please ensure that you include the name of the region you are applying for in your e-mail subject line.

Calls for proposals: Africa 21 (West and Central Africa and the Indian Ocean)

This call will be launched on July 31. Information will be added when available.

Calls for proposals: Africa 19 (East, Southern, and West Africa)

This call will be launched in late August. Information will be added when available.

GPE's Board of Directors met in Nairobi, Kenya, from December 10 to 12, 2019. Credit: GPE/Ludovica Pellicioli

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