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Regional Call for Applications for Quality Education for Refugees and Host Communities (Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya)

Regional Call for Applications for Quality Education for Refugees and Host Communities (Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya)

Deadline: 2 June 2020

The Orange Knowledge Programme-Tailor-Made Training promotes capacity building by providing training and education for professionals through short group training courses that are tailor-made to the specific needs of an organisation.

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They can also be used to train professionals who have a common training need, but who are not staff members of the same organisation. Specific target groups, such as marginalized groups, can receive tailor-made training, in a regional setting if needed.

The proposed project must contribute to the following objective:

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Contribute to increased quality education and vocational training for refugees and internally displaced persons and host communities through the strengthening of capacity, knowledge and quality of individuals as well as organisations in the fields of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education (TVET/HE) in the target countries. Specifically, this call aims to remove barriers on student pathways to and during tertiary education.


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The proposed project must contribute to the following long-term impacts:

Improved protection and socio-economic prospects for refugees and host communities;
Contribute to sustainable and inclusive development through the strengthening of organisations key to sectoral development in OKP partner countries.
The following medium-term impact will contribute to this:

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Education system (TVET/HE) is of good quality, relevant and accessible (SDG 4);
Partnerships between persons and organisations are inclusive and sustainable (SDG 17);
Organisations key to (sectoral) inclusive development of partner countries are strengthened by inflow of enhanced workforce.
Focus Areas

The proposed projects should focus on at least one of the following intervention types:

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Interventions focused on access to education, for example:
Establishing information platforms which facilitate access to higher and vocational education and training.
Technology-based education interventions that contribute to learning in places where teachers are scarce.
Developing work-study strategies for students who are breadwinners for their household.
Interventions focused on performance and quality of teaching and learning, for example:
Training targeting local teacher training institutes to ensure there are sufficient qualified teachers in the classroom and teaching. Qualified teachers can be in short supply in the context of a refugee influx. Initiatives could also support the qualification and cross-border recognition of teaching qualifications of refugee teachers.
Support psycho social care for both teachers and students. Addressing conflict-related trauma improves pupils’ cognitive functions. Equipping teachers to better deal with trauma in the classroom can improve the quality of teaching and learning for all.
Interventions focused on the completion of education and labour market linkages, for example:
Training (educational) institutions to better equip students for labour market entry through integrating mentoring, CV building and other types of support in the curriculum.
Entrepreneurship education and training initiatives.
Initiatives that improve access to information about career opportunities.
Funding Information

Maximum available funding for this call, excluding co-funding: EUR 3,000,000
Maximum funding per Tailor-Made Training Plus, excluding co-funding: EUR 400,000
Eligibility Criteria

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Eligibility for OKP Group Training grants extends to Dutch institutions providing secondary and higher vocational and academic education or other types of organisations that provide educational training courses and that also contribute to strengthening of the priority themes in the countries on the Country List. These institutions must deliver the training themselves; intermediary organisations are not eligible. The institutions must have sufficient organisational and financial capacity to run a training course. This can be demonstrated using a COCA that is assessed as positive by Nuffic. The organisations must also have demonstrable experience in providing the desired training course.

To be eligible for an OKP Group Training grant, an application must propose a training course for candidates who meet the following criteria:

The candidates work for one of the following types of national and/or local organisations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or NGOs. The candidates may not work for:
a bilateral or multilateral organisation;
a non-governmental organisation that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature and environmental protection, health or human rights.
The candidates must have the nationality of or be resident and working in one of the OKP countries for which grant applications for providing the type of group training courses concerned can be awarded.
The candidates must be in a position to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice.
Eligible Countries: Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya.

For more information, visit https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/call-for-joint-proposals-tailor-made-training-tmt-plus-orange-knowledge/#open-calls

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