The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a new Fund for NGOs called ‘the Cooperating Partners’ Innovation Fund’ (CPIF). This Fund aims to promote collaboration with NGOs in the design and development of new tools and approaches for food assistance.
WFP has recognized that NGOs have pioneered “market-based programming approaches that amplify the impact of food assistance programmes. NGOs have also been first movers in adapting private sector technology and business models to social programming and food assistance generally, and specifically to cash and voucher programming.
The focus of this Fund in 2013 is the ‘Cash and Voucher’ programming as a key opportunity for collaboration.
There are up to $1 million in total funds available for autumn 2013 awards. Within the available resources, there is no pre-determined maximum or minimum award. WFP reserves the right to carry over resources to a sub sequent solicitation of proposals.
Eligible applicants include national and international NGOs with valid registration in the country from where the application is initiated and, if different, with documented authorization to work in the country or countries where the proposed innovation will be developed. If selected applicants are not already WFP Cooperating Partners, WFP will undertake standard due diligence to ensure suitability of a partnership relationship prior to issuing an award.
There is no application format or template. Applicants should prepare a proposal in English of not more than 2250 words including a maximum 250 word summary.
This Fund is built on the principles of flexibility and innovation. There are little restrictions but NGOs need to submit innovative project ideas.
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