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