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Georgia: Grants for Modernization of Vocational Education and Training system (Phase II)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 24, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 10, 2021
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) logo

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)'s call for proposal for Modernization of Vocational Education and Training system (VET) related to agriculture aims to create and develop a modern system of vocational education and extension in agriculture in Georgia.

In order to achieve the mentioned goal, the project envisages capacity building of the vocational education institutions in the field of agriculture, so that they better respond to the new authorization standards and general requirements established by the Law of Georgia on Vocational Education.

The project has earmarked the Capacity Development Fund to support Agricultural VET providers to get aligned to the new national standards, which are focusing on different aspects of institutional development including strategies, management and administration, HR, quality management, in-house teacher development, etc. by developing and implementing innovative ideas and best practices.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Vocational educational, training / retraining institutions (LEPL’s, N(N)LE’s) including other short-term training providers and organizations (N(N)LE’s (NGO’s) with agriculture development background (including agriculture / food processing fields) are eligible.
2. Applicant organizations must demonstrate proven experience and capabilities in carrying out the formal and / or non-formal vocational education and training in the field of agriculture / food processing.
3. Applicant organizations must also:
a) be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the Government of Georgia;
b) be able to provide organization’s statute and the debt certificate.
4. All proposal must be expressed in English.

Coalitions (partnership) with VET / training providers, NGOs, private sector and government institutions are encouraged.

The purpose of this Proposals is to support vocational educational, training / retraining institutions and other short-term training provider organizations (NGO’s) operating in the field of agriculture, for their capacity building and further development to implement new authorization standards through allocation of small grants.

Based on competitive selection, the UNDP project will allocate small grants ranging from GEL 20,000 to GEL 70,000 to support capacity development of vocational education institutions in the field of agriculture.

Duration of the project shall not exceed 8 months, counted from the date of the contract signature to the date when all relevant activities have been successfully completed.

Proposals may be submitted on or before November 11, 2021, at 18:00 PM.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 24
Oct 24

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
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8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 25
Oct 25

Thanks, Ana.