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2nd Edition of Rural Youth Innovation Award – Latin America & Caribbean (LAC)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 31, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 14, 2021
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The second edition of the Rural Youth Innovation Award will promote the initiatives of young people in LAC who are taking action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural areas.

The initiatives competing for the Award must present solutions that constitute examples of good practices and technologies applied and implemented to overcome the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.

They should contribute to solving problems related to rural areas, especially with small local producers.

• Marketing solutions and market access
• Connectivity solutions
• Financial inclusion
• Recycling and alternative energy
• Female empowerment and gender inclusion.

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Applicants must:
1. Be between 18 to 35 years of age.
2. Be Nationals and residents of one of the Latin American and Caribbean countries (IFAD members).
3. For groups, a minimum of 80% of the members must be between 18 and 35 years old. All must be residents and nationals of the LAC region (Latin America and the Caribbean).

Initiatives must have already been implemented or are under implementation with achieved results and bring the following types of innovation:
a) New products introduction;
b) Introduction of new production methods;
c) New forms of socio-economic organisation;
d) Development of new sources of supply for raw materials and others materials; and
e) Creation of new market structures.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2021.

In this first stage, the Award will receive preliminar registrations from interested initiatives.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 31
Mar 31

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
Apr 02
Apr 02

Thanks, Ana.