Through UNHCR’s Connectivity for Refugees initiative, assessments have demonstrated that one of the key barriers to refugees’ digital inclusion is a lack of connectivity services available in refugee hosting locations.
For the Expression of Interests, awarding of funds will be based on the following criteria equally weighted:
1. Challenge: Framing of the Challenge and evidence / data to support it with a key focus on inclusive community engagement, leadership and feedback response;
2. Solution: Articulation of the potential of Community Networks as a solution in context addressing key aspects covered in this background note and the report, specific attention will be give to proposed levels of community engagement / meaningful participation considering diversity and inclusion;
3. Impact: Potential Impact of the solution in not only in terms of the number of community members supported, but also how the intervention would affect them in their daily lives and build broader community resilience;
4. Feasibility: Based on approach, administration, tentative budget, a determination on how viable the project will be. Specific consideration will be given to sustainability strategies including community self-management
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Innovation Service has announced a call for proposals that provides targeted financial support to country operations interested in tackling specific challenges on Community-led Networks to enhance last-mile connectivity.
Only UNHCR country operations are able to apply to the challenge and one submission is accepted per operation.
This Expression of Interest should command the support of senior management within the operation.
Deadline: rolling basis (ongoing).
For more information, please visit https://www.unhcr.org/innovation/digital-inclusion-call/