Deadline Extended - Call For Proposals -- Localizing The Sdgs: Listening To The Voices Of The ‘Furthest-Behind’
The United Nations in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute, is seeking proposals for a project titled, Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: Listening to the voices of the ‘furthest-behind’. The project aims to include the voices of those left ‘furthest-behind’ in contributing to the localization of the 2030 SDG Agenda in Lebanon and in the formation of development policies in the country. Grants awarded will range from $9,000 – $14,000 USD, depending on the scope of the research proposed and the number of grants awarded.
Deadline: March 13, 2017
Eligible country: Lebanon
Tertiary Education Institutions, including:
Public/State-controlled Institutions of Tertiary Education Private Institutions of Tertiary Education
Nonprofits other than Institutions of Tertiary Education
This call will fund up to three individual projects that:
Use a participatory action research approach in generating information on the needs of those left ‘furthest-behind’. Generate knowledge on the perceptions and views of those left ‘furthest-behind’ concerning their priorities related to the SDGs or elements related to development planning discourses. Aid in channeling the views of those left ‘furthest-behind’ to policy-making spaces to contribute to the localization of the SDGs in Lebanon at a local and national policy level. Contribute to the localization of the SDG agenda based on target community perceptions, needs, and priorities.
The research should aim to address the following questions in general:
What are the perceptions and views of the ‘furthest-behind’ groups’ concerning the SDGs? How can we include the ‘furthest-behind’ groups in debates and deliberations on the usefulness and relevance of sustainable development (local and national) and the SDGs? What are the relevant needs of those left ‘furthest-behind’ that should be taken into consideration during national and local deliberations over the localization of the 2030 Agenda in Lebanon, and in the formation of development policies in the country?
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Proposals must be submitted by email to Maysa Baroud at [email protected] no later than March 13, 2017.
Proposals received beyond this deadline will not be considered. The winners will be announced on April 13, 2017 (this date is tentative and subject to change).