Competitive Call for Proposals for Early Learning in East, West and Southern Africa

10 June 2021
A pre-school classroom at Kisiwandui primary school, Zanzibar. Tanzania, April 2017
Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud

The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)  has launched a call for proposals to generate and mobilize knowledge and innovation for Early Learning in selected countries in East, West and Southern Africa. This call is part of a KIX, joint endeavor between the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), with support from the LEGO foundation. Selected proposals will be awarded grants between CA $700,000 - CA$1,000,000.

Responding to shared policy priorities of countries of the KIX Africa 19 regional hub, the objectives of the call are threefold:

- Build knowledge about innovative solutions to shared policy challenges related to quality early learning, including the transition between pre-primary and early grades of primary school and how their positive impacts of these innovations can be scaled;

- Support the use of that knowledge in and across education systems for policy, practice and technological development and implementation; and 

- Strengthen capacities to generate and use knowledge and innovation for early learning.


The call is open for submissions from African organizations, or consortia led by an African organization. Please refer to the detailed call document to see the full list of eligibility criteria. To learn more about this funding opportunity and to apply, click here. The deadline for applications is August 23, 2021

Call for Proposals in East, West, and southern Africa: Generating and mobilizing knowledge and innovation for Early Learning

Status: Open |  Call launch: June 10, 2021  |  Call closure: August 23, 2021

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