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UNESCO: Call for Applications – African World Heritage Day 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 22, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 30, 2021

Applications are now open for the African World Heritage Day 2021 to develop a project proposal for raising awareness and engagement of youth in the protection and promotion of African World Heritage.

In Celebration of African World Heritage Day on 5 May 2021, and in the framework of the African Union Year 2021 for “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa They Want”, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in partnership with UNESCO National Commissions in the region and the African World Heritage Fund are launching an open competition for youth, aged 18 to 35 years, in all 13 countries covered by the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa - Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

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Eligibility Criteria:
Youth: individual or group of individuals aged 18 to 35 years (proposals from NGOs or institutions are not eligible).

Proposals may focus on raising awareness and / or engagement among youth for one World Heritage site in Africa, all World Heritage sites in a specific country or the Eastern Africa region, or may also focus on the entire Africa region.

All proposals must include a detailed budget breakdown indicating the estimated costs for all activities in USD for a total amount up to 5000 USD.

The proposed activity(-ies) must be feasible to carry-out between 1 July and 15 November 2021.

All proposed activities must respect national and World Health Organization (WHO) health guidelines and prevention measures for the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as national security and legal guidelines.

All proposals must respect human rights and promote respect for cultural diversity.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 22
Apr 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
Apr 23
Apr 23

Thanks, Ana. Sounds great:-)