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DCI – Civil Society Organisations (CSO) for a better, inclusive and resilient education in Nepal COVID recovery – 2020

Strengthen cooperation, exchange of knowledge and experience and capacities of LAC-CSOs in partner countries

1.45 million euros

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Health
Regions Worldwide

EU Member States
Countries eligible under the Financing Instrument for development cooperation for the period 2014- 2020

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Priorities and funded actions

* To promote a meaningful and structured participation of CSOs on governance issues about basic education at the local level (ward and Palika), including accountability and transparency, and in particular in terms of strategies for continuity of service delivery to most vulnerable populations;
* To promote inclusive access to quality education, with particular attention to girls, children with disabilities, out of school children, indigenous people and other marginalised and hard to reach groups , in light of the interruption of service delivery caused by the crisis;
* To promote schools as vectors of civic education, civic-minded participation and protection of the most vulnerable, in particular that of women, youth and marginalised populations, to be more active and effective members of society;
* To contribute in the improvement of organisational capacities in planning, implementation, monitoring, disaster preparedness and evaluation at local and school level

* To work in close collaboration with Local governments (at both Ward and Palika level) and schools, following Nepal’s SSDP and its tools, avoiding substitution;
* To introduce climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, as well as building resilience with relevant stakeholders at both strategic and operational levels;
* To involve men and boys’ associations, women’s organisations, faith based organisations, youth organisations, local authorities, private sector, media, etc. in the transformative process of engendering social change, in particular by challenging stereotypes

Among financed actions
* Facilitate the implementation of other SSDP existing manuals and tools;
* Facilitate the implementation of the SSDP “Comprehensive School Safety Implementation Guidelines” (2075) and the “Comprehensive School Safety Minimum Package” (2018);
* Ensuring the inclusiveness of policy dialogue on basic education at the local level;
* Ensuring the implementation of inclusive strategies to respond to the interruption of school activities, past and future;
* Promoting quality, inclusive education;
* Promoting the rights to basic education of indigenous populations and other disadvantaged groups;
* Reducing the number of out of school children and promoting full participation and learning;
* Improving soft skills of teachers and school personnel, and fight against corporal punishment and any form of violence;
* Ensuring that the most vulnerable populations to the COVID-19 crisis continue to access their full rights to basic education; including by supporting their households;
* Promoting gender equality, human and women’s rights to empower women and girls;
* Defending the rights of LGBTQ;
* Promoting women and girls’ role as agents of development and change;
* Involving men and boys’ associations, in particular by challenging stereotypes, and promoting the value of care work, in particular in the context of the COVID-19 crisis;
* Strengthening the capacity of CSOs, local governments and schools to carry out gender-responsive budgeting and planning;
* Ensuring the active participation of women and women’s organisations, as well as other marginalised groups in decision making processes at all levels;
* Strengthening the rights of young people and their empowerment and involvement in public affairs, including by promoting their participation in local economies, societies and decision-making, notably through youth organisations and school based organisations;
* Protect young people including vulnerable adolescents, from sexual abuse and violence’s, , labour and other forms of exploitation as well as negative practices, such as early marriages, in particular as a result of the COVID-19 crisis;
* Monitoring the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in children, and providing the support to mitigate the negative outcomes (through household support or other);
* Strengthening awareness about gender based violence and child protection, and facilitate the role of schools in screening and supporting victims;
* Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights;
* Promoting the design and implementation of climate-related strategies in the education sector at the local level, as part of a strategy for increasing Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience;
* Promoting the involvement of local stakeholders in climate action (“think global, act local”);
* Helping to build capacity to mainstream climate change, disaster risk reduction and environmental sustainability and the pursuit of green growth into and local development strategies;
* Making better use of science, technology and innovation to promote climate action and environmental sustainability;
* Increase knowledge of the sector through evidence-based studies;
* Promoting the use by partner countries of the comprehensive data and information available through research programmes and institutions, and technological centres;
* Stimulating policy innovation and improving responsiveness of policies to populations’ needs;
* Improving participation in multi-actor partnerships, including with the private sector and public authorities;
* Supporting good governance, including through strengthened local governance, conflict prevention and participatory and inclusive approaches.

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated 

* Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months

* Eligiblity:
– Be a legal person officially registered at least three years before the call is launched;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: civil society organisation;
– Be established in Nepal, in a Member State of the European Union, or in any countries eligible under the Financing Instrument for development cooperation for the period 2014- 2020;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicants and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;
– Be allowed to implement activities in accordance with the Nepalese legal provisions

* The action must take place in:
– For lot 1: in Province 2, however activities of advocacy and governance at national or inter- provincial level can be accepted;
– For lot 2: in Karnali Pradesh, however activities of advocacy and governance at national or inter-provincial level can be accepted



* Indicative allocation of funds by lot:
– Lot 1 CSO in Province 2: 725,000 euros
– Lot 2 CSO in  Karnali Pradesh: 725,000 euros

* Grant amount: between 500,000 and 725,000 euros 

* Co-financing rate:
– For Nepali lead applicants only: between 51% and 90% of thte total eligible costs 
– For non-Nepali lead applicants: between 51% and 75% of the total eligible costs

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