CIVICUS: Inviting applications for ‘The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator’ to engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.

Funding brief: The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a 12-month pilot project that will engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation (Global Goals 1-6). These youth advocates will have access to a suite of funding and technical capacity development support, valued at up to $30,000. Participants will also have access to local and international networking opportunities to garner visibility and mobilise funds for their initiatives.

Criteria: Your idea should fulfil the following criteria:
● The idea contributes to driving progress towards Global Goals 1-6 ending poverty, eliminating hunger and/or promoting health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, and/or access to clean water and sanitation.
● The idea focuses on the national or subnational (i.e. local) level.
● The Accelerator will serve your long-term strategy.
● The idea has been tested and is ready for acceleration.
● The idea focuses on (1) data sourcing and accountability (e.g. initiatives that collect community feedback to gauge how people perceive progress over time and/or crowdsource quantitative data on how much progress is being made on specific indicators) and/or (2) data translation and storytelling (e.g. storytelling initiatives and campaigns that translate development data for advocacy efforts with leaders across sectors).

Donor Name: CIVICUS
Funding name: The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator

Deadline: 31st, October, 2018

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Successful applicants (who become Accelerator participants) will have access to a suite of technical support, networks and mentors as well as funding, goods and services valued at up to $30,000. In addition to facilitating connections with CIVICUS members and partners nationally and sub-nationally, Accelerator participants will have the opportunity to engage in international networking opportunities to build global solidarity and further create visibility and mobilize funds around their initiatives. Detailed offerings include:
● Hands-on guidance to refine and finalize your project proposal into a comprehensive implementation plan
● Tailored training and resources to help you build the skills needed to implement your initiative
● Ongoing, regular support with Accelerator project implementation, including support with measuring citizen-based data collection and analysis with a mentor/ technical advisor
● Being part of an active community of youth and non-youth organizations working on citizen-driven data sourcing and accountability approaches and data analysis and storytelling focused on peerto-peer learning and problem solving
● Promotion of your work to a global audience via case studies, blog posts and learning resources

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a 12-month pilot program

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: They’re looking for young advocates from all walks of life with proven determination and experience. You’re an ideal candidate if you:
● Are an experienced social activist, researcher, campaigner, technologist, scientist or change agent.
● Are committed and ready to advance and accelerate the progress of a successful idea now and in the longer-term.
● Are passionate about solving local development issues, no matter what it takes
● You work in your community to enhance local development in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East (with priority given to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia).
● You are able to dedicate up to 50% of your time to Accelerator-related activities from January to December 2019, including a 5-day workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, from 21-25 January 2019, and twice-monthly online calls.
● You have the capacity to deliver on your proposed idea/plan.

You (the applicant) should fulfill the following criteria:
● You are a young person (age 18-35 as of 1 January 2019) or represent a youth-led organization.
● You or your organization are affiliated with one of the following partners: – Action for Sustainable Development – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Goalkeepers Community – CIVICUS – George W. Bush Institute – Obama Foundation – Restless Development *If you’re not affiliated with any of these organizations, you can sign-up to become a CIVICUS member here.
● You can share your expertise and knowledge with other participants, and bring learnings or synergies back to your organization/community.
● If you are applying as an organization, you must demonstrate alignment between your organization mission and the initiative.
● If you are applying as an organization, the governance structure of your organization must approve your application.

Eligible Country: Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East (with priority given to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia)

 Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Form (Proposal):
 English: Click to view
 French: Click to view
 Spanish: Click to view
 ● About: Click to view
● FAQ:
 English: Click to view
 French: Click to view
 Spanish: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

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