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Call for Concept Notes – Education for Refugee and Displaced Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 22, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 14, 2021
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Global Affairs Canada is launching a call for Canadian organizations entitled “Education for Refugee and Displaced Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This call is part of the department’s campaign ‘Together for Learning’ – Education for refugee, other forcibly-displaced and host community children and youth, which aims to promote quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for refugee, internally displaced, and host community children and youth.

This call is designed to increase access to education for refugee and displaced children and youth. Targeted capacity building, combined with small grants for core activities, locally driven education-related programming, and policy engagement, would amplify the voices of refugee and internally displaced people (IDPs) and those of organizations that represent them and are led by them.

The call has 3 core objectives:
a) Facilitate organizational capacity building among local RLO and / or IDP-led organizations working in the education sector;
b) Provide grants to local organizations, particularly RLO and / or IDP-led organizations;
c) Amplify the voices of local RLO and IDP-led organizations working in the education sector.

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Under this call, your proposed project must contribute to the achievement of the ultimate outcome: enhanced equitable and inclusive learning outcomes for refugee, internally displaced, and host community children and youth, particularly girls and adolescent girls, living in select countries of sub-Saharan Africa eligible for official development assistance.

Through innovative solutions, the call aims to increase access to quality education by providing additional funding for organizations that are best placed to understand the needs of their communities and are on the front lines of providing essential education services for refugees and IDPs.

The applicant organization must:
1. Be Canadian, which means that your organization is legally incorporated in Canada, established with an office and employees in Canada and can provide proof of legal status (e.g. a letter of incorporation) along with a Canada Revenue Agency business number.
2. Provide 2 separate financial statements for the most recent fiscal years (audited statements are preferred; if these are not available, the statements must be signed by a member of the board of directors of each signatory, by the board’s delegate or by the owner(s). Note: since financial statements usually provide comparative information from the previous year, these statements will be used to do a 3-year trend analysis.
3. Be registered in the Partners International portal.
4. Provide an Organization Attestation signed by the organization’s chief financial officer or a duly authorized board member.
5. Submit only 1 concept note under this call. The organization may also participate as a non-signatory partner on one or other applicants’ concept notes.

If your organization is submitting a concept note on behalf of a group of organizations that would sign the funding agreement with Global Affairs Canada, each organization (i.e. co-signatory) must meet all of the above requirements and provide the mentioned documentation.

The submission of a concept note is the first stage of a 2-stage application process.

Funding will not be provided on the basis of the concept note alone. At the second stage, we will invite a limited number of proponents that best align with the objectives and parameters of the call to submit a full proposal.

Please read all portal instructions carefully.

Be sure to review the instructions contained in the "How to apply for funding through a call" web page before beginning your application.

We will not accept late submissions. To ensure that technical difficulties do not prevent you from submitting your concept note on time, we strongly suggest that you submit your application at least 3 working days before the deadline of Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 12 pm ET.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 22
Mar 22

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 attests 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;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
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 Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 24
Mar 24

Thanks, Ana.