Call for Proposals: Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: Listening to the voices of the ‘furthest-behind’.

Call for Proposals: Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: Listening to the voices of the ‘furthest-behind’.
DEADLINE: Mon, 03/06/2017
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In collaboration with the United Nations in Lebanon, 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: 6 March, 2017 
Eligible country: Lebanon 

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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.


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Proposals must be submitted by email to Maysa Baroud atmb95@aub.edu.lb no later than March 6, 2017. 
Proposals received beyond this deadline will not be considered. The winners will be announced on April 6, 2017 (this date is tentative and subject to change).

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