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Japanese Awards for Most Innovative Development Projects (MIDP) 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 6, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 8, 2021
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The Global Development Network (GDN) invites non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from low and lower-middle-income countries to submit project applications within the following three themes for the 2021 edition of the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) 2021.

The Award targets projects currently at the stage of implementation, and which have a high potential for impact targeting exceptionally marginalized and disadvantaged groups located in developing countries.

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The MIDP Award is open to:
1. All development projects being implemented in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and
2. Projects that comply with the WB Environmental and Social Framework’s (ESF)and the Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs);
3. Projects that are managed by a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) or Civil Society Organization (CSO) with its headquarters in one of the eligible countries;
4. Projects that have started its implementation on 1st June 2020 or earlier.

• concerning a recently started project or only a project idea or a feasibility or baseline study will not be considered;
• for funding conferences (either in part or in full) will not be considered.

Applicants from previous years (except winners) may re-apply, but they must update the application to include new aspects of the project.

Previous MIDP winners are not eligible to apply.

Thematic Areas:
Theme 1: Universal health coverage and COVID.
Theme 2: Community-driven, climate-related, disaster risk reduction in rural areas.
Theme 3: Quality urban infrastructure and community driven governance.

The two first prize winners under each theme will receive a grant of US$ 20,000 each.
The second prize will receive a grant of US$ 5,000.

In addition, the World Bank-administered Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) team will review the suitability of the proposals winning the First Prize for a much larger grant of up to US$ 200,000 under the auspices of the JSDF, one per theme.

The last date for submission is 9 June 2021 at 6:00 PM, Indian Standard Time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 06
May 06

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
May 07
May 07

Thanks, Ana.