EXTENDED DEADLINE – Capacity Development Workshop (Guyana): Proposal Writing

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a contracted partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The project will build the hard and soft skills of NGOs working in the focal areas of environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security and LGBTI. The project will utilize innovative methods and approaches to deliver capacity training that supports organizations to expand their service delivery and improve their sustainability.   

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be BASED IN GUYANA OR SURINAME.

Scholarship Offer: 
The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships which are only available to NGO personnel whose portfolio contains proposal writing. Only one representative per organisation will be chosen to attend. 

The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, meals and (airfare, accommodation and incidentals for participants travelling from Suriname). 

A letter of endorsement from the supporting organisation is required, which indicates the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the endorsing organization, the reason for endorsing the applicant and the expected benefits to the organisation from the applicant’s participation. (Please note your application will not be reviewed without the letter of endorsement. Candidates are expected to be endorsed by the organization that they are employed.)

Proposed Travel Dates (Suriname): 02nd – 08th December, 2018

Proposed Workshop Dates: 03rd – 07th December, 2018

Location: Guyana

 
 
Deadline for Application: Friday 16th November, 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Apply Now! – Capacity Development Workshop (Guyana): Proposal Writing

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a contracted partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The project will build the hard and soft skills of NGOs working in the focal areas of environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security and LGBTI. The project will utilize innovative methods and approaches to deliver capacity training that supports organizations to expand their service delivery and improve their sustainability.   

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be BASED IN GUYANA.

Scholarship Offer: 
The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships which are only available to NGO personnel whose portfolio contains proposal writing. Only one representative per organisation will be chosen to attend. 

The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, and meals. 

A letter of endorsement from the supporting organisation is required, which indicates the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the endorsing organization, the reason for endorsing the applicant and the expected benefits to the organisation from the applicant’s participation. (Please note your application will not be reviewed without the letter of endorsement. Candidates are expected to be endorsed by the organization that they are employed.)

Proposed dates: December 03rd – 07th, 2018
Location: Guyana

 
 
Deadline for Application: Friday 09th November, 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Good Governance Scorecard – Infographic

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is executing a project entitled “Support to Facilitate the Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in the Regional Development and Integration Process”. The project is funded by the European Union with a major focus on the strengthening of civil society and appraisal of the internal and external environment for good governance. The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Governance Score Card is one of the key deliverables for the project.

The Scorecard adopted the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Corporate Governance Methodology for scoring the good governance practices among NGOs. Interpretation of 
the scores informs the recommendations made for improvement of good governance practices within organisations across the CARIFORUM region. The NGO Governance Score Card and Infographic provides a snapshot of the internal governance operations of a sample of civil society organisations across the region. The survey instrument was used to assess the application of the principles of good governance within the NGO sector in order to (1) identify the areas of weakness and (2) motivate organizations to commit to strengthening their good governance practices.

Click to View the Good Governance Scorecard Infographic

Apply Now – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 40 scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. The Certificate consists of two courses: MGMT 073: Essentials of NGO Management and MGMT 074: Developing and Managing Projects, and are expected to be undertaken concurrently. The applicants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security or LGBTI) and be based in one of the ten target project countries. 

Application Process: 

Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form:  http://www.open.uwi.edu/admissions/apply-now

Step 2 –USAID RTI CPDC Scholarship Application Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJ29KPV

 

Both UWIOC and CPDC Scholarship application forms MUST be completed in order to qualify for the CPDC Scholarship.

Application Deadline: Friday 07th December 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

Caribbean NGO Trends Survey

We want to learn more about you.

Help us to learn what types of Information and Communications Technology you use and how your organisation benefits from it, by taking the short survey below.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTrends3 

Deadline: Friday 05th October 2018

CPDC Umbrella Organisations Sub-Grantees

As one of its project activities, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre, currently has a number of organisations who are recipients of our Umbrella Organisations sub-grants.

This sub-grant forms part of the Civil Society Regional Development (CSRD) Project which is funded by the European Union.

Below is a list of the Umbrella Organisations Sub-Grantees:- Be sure to follow them all to see the work they are doing!

CPDC Vulnerable Groups Sub-Grantees

As one of its project activities, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre, currently has a number of organisations who are recipients of our vulnerable groups sub-grants.

This sub-grant forms part of the Civil Society Regional Development (CSRD) Project which is funded by the European Union.

Below is a list of the Vulnerable Groups Sub-Grantees:- Be sure to follow them all to see the work they are doing!

NOTICE – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

Kindly note that all shortlisted applicants to the Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course Scholarship, have been contacted.

 

Information about the Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course:

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a major partner. 

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project has offered scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. 

 

(Closed) Extended Deadline: Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a major partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. The Certificate course consists of two courses: MGMT 073: Essentials of NGO Management and MGMT 074: Developing and Managing Projects and are expected to be undertaken concurrently. The applicants must work in the focal areas identified (climate change, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI, or gender) and be based in one of the ten target project countries.

Application Process:
Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form: https://apply.open.uwi.edu/
Once you have created your UWIOC User Account and signed in:
Choose your Country Site
Choose Regional CPE Programmes.
Admission Term: Semester 1 2018/2019
Planned Programme of Study, choose Certificate of Achievement in NGO Professional Management.

Step 2 –USAID RTI CPDC Scholarship Application Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KGBK26S

Both UWIOC and CPDC Scholarship application forms must be completed in order to qualify for the CPDC Scholarship.

Extended Application Deadline: Friday 3rd August 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

USAID is providing Comprehensive Capacity Grants for NGOs in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

In support of USAID’s development objectives, RTI International is implementing a project: Local Capacity for Local Solutions award. Under this project, Comprehensive Capacity Grants will be awarded with an approximate value ranging from $8,000.00 to $15,000.00 (over a 12-month period). The purpose of the Comprehensive Capacity Grants is to strengthen the operational and managerial capacity of NGOs so that they can be more efficient, effective, and sustainable in their operations and better contribute to development goals in their countries. The grant will pay for the time of employees of the NGO to participate in capacity building activities and, in select cases, to apply their skills to develop policies, systems, or structures that will help these organizations improve their operations.

Who is Eligible:

Any Non-U.S. NGOs that are:

  • implementing activities in one of the key USAID sectors: youth/citizen security[1] (priority sector); HIV/AIDS; LGBTI; or the environment;
  • registered and working in at least one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • interested in improving their organizational and managerial capacity by fully participating in capacity building activities; and
  • A priority will be placed on NGOs that work with USAID-funded projects, although this is not a requirement.

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:

  • be legally registered and operating in one of the six countries mentioned above;
  • have physical space to conduct their activities;
  • have a proven track record of successful implementation of projects in the proposed county;
  • have been active for at least 3 years operating within their sector and respective country;
  • have at least three (3) staff; which can be a mix of full-time, part-time and volunteers;
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project – not acting as an intermediary/consultant;
  • be willing to comply with all technical and financial requirements for participation in the program, including reporting and documentation of project activities; and
  • be willing to participate in assessments, training, workshops, or other activities considered important for achieving project goals and be eligible to receive funded awards from the United State government.

Terms of Reference/Application form:

 

Application Process:

Submissions are to be sent to the RTI via electronic mail to capacitygrants@lcls.rti.org. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted.

Application Deadline: Sunday 8th July 2018 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Applicants may only submit one Concept Note per organization.