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“Closing the Digital Divide through Education, Training and the World of Work” - Call for Proposals (CfP) / Reference: BEL1707111-AP-04

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 20, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on February 20, 2020
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1) General: to increase the use and access to digital solutions offering better living conditions in the partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation
2) Specific: to support the upscaling or replication of initiatives that close the digital divide for vulnerable groups (youth, women, unemployed, refugees, migrants) by improving digital literacy and skills through D4D initiatives in education, training and the world of work.

Guiding principles:
> Promotion of digitisation as a means to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
> Alignment with the Digital for Development (D4D) strategy paper of the Belgian Development Cooperation
> Ensure a Human Rights-based Approach (HRBA)
> Application of the Principles for Digital Development
> Scaling up and replication of an existing digital solution which has positively gone through an implementation phase and reached a business case.

Minimum/Maximum award: 50.000,00 / 350.000 EUR.

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Applicants must be: a) a legal person; b) a public or a private non-profit actor; c) established or represented in the country where the action is implemented.
Deadline for concept notes (1st round): 21 Feb 2020 at 13:00 Brussels time.
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 20, 2020
Jan 20, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Jan 21, 2020
Jan 21, 2020

Thanks, Ana.