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IDRC | Women’s Economic Empowerment in a Low-Carbon COVID-19 Recovery

| Sectors: Women empowerment, sustainable energy, COVID-19, Sustainable Inclusive Economies
Granting entities: Canada’s International Development Research Center
| Deadline: 13 April
| Type of support: Grants
| Funding/benefits:  CA$750,000 – CA$1 million per project
| Applicants: Organizations with legal corporate registration, based in low- and middle-income countries
| Locations: Far East Asia, Middle East, North Africa, North of Sahara, South America, South Asia, South of Sahara, West Indies

Synopsis: IDRC seeks short proposals for projects that will support the generation and use of nationally and locally relevant evidence on women’s economic empowerment in a low-carbon COVID-19 recovery in the Global South. Lasting up to 30 months, the research projects can either be single- or multi-country studies led by organizations in one country or across countries.

Projects should support the generation of solutions-oriented, local research and evidence that help address the specific and systemic barriers women face during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and in accessing opportunities that arise in new low-carbon economic activities. Projects should address new barriers that have arisen during the pandemic, the continued disproportionate burden of unpaid care work and gendered social norms, and ways to support and scale women-led initiatives that promote sustainable recovery.

The research will contribute to building more inclusive and sustainable pandemic responses and recovery in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

Link to application here.

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