The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) has announced a call for proposals for the Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality. The Fund seeks to provide an opportunity for good practices to be systematically documented and shared within and between countries and regions, especially those which are “lesser known” among development practitioners; demonstrate the diverse ways that organizations/actors are addressing girls’ education and gender equality; and enhance our understanding of what works, and encourage adaptation of good practices across countries and organizations.
The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to improving the quality and availability of girls’ education and contributing to the empowerment of girls through transformative education. UNGEI, as a designated flagship of Education for All (EFA), strives to support governments and the international community to deliver on the gender-related EFA goals and education related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on achieving universal primary education and gender parity in primary and secondary education. With the 2015 deadline to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaching, UNGEI firmly believes that the immediate education priority should be a focus on all girls learning and achieving.
The objective of the Fund is to identify and document good practices that have achieved outcomes for girls’ education and gender equality or hold the promise to achieve the same. In particular, this includes interventions that are not extensively documented already or are being implemented in a very different context and have the potential to provide new lessons.
The fund is meant to promote learning and exchange and hence is expected to include all regions and countries, with particular focus on the global South.
Organizations (not individuals), including education ministries at the national and sub-national level, schools, and national civil society organizations implementing programmes are eligible to apply as main applicants for the Fund.
Organizations that are eligible to apply may use the funds to identify individual consultants to develop the case study on the good practice.
Research Institutes and universities, national and international, are also eligible to apply, provided there is an understanding with the implementing organization on the documentation.
The deadline for the submission of the application is 30th November 2013.
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