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Institute for water education | New funding call for Water and Development Partnership Programme

| Sectors: WASH innovation, agriculture, water and health, water and food
| Granting entities: Institute for water education
| Deadline:  22 May 2023
| Type of support: Grant
| Funding/benefits: 400,000 euros
| Applicants: universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, grassroots organizations, and private sector organizations
| Locations: Non-European low- and middle-income countries

Synopsis: The Water and Development Partnership Programme today launched a call for proposals open to applicants from all non-European low-and middle-income countries. Ten projects with budgets up to 400,000 euro and a working-duration of 3.5 years will be selected.

This call will follow a two-stage selection process. To participate in the first stage, teams must submit their preliminary ideas, using the provided templates and guidelines, before 12.00 CEST on 22 May 2023. The programme will provide feedback on the ideas, and teams that continue with second stage will use this feedback as they develop their project ideas. Final proposals must be submitted before 17.00 CEST on 3 July 2023.

This call will prioritize projects that:

  • Are led by women and/or led by partners that are not part of IHE Delft
  • Invest in developing open education
  • Aim to redress issues related to inequities and ecological degradation in water-related developments in one or more of the following thematic areas:
  • Water and Health

This theme focuses on developing viable pathways to improve and upscale the provision of adequate, affordable, and inclusive water and sanitation services, particularly to marginalized groups and/or underprivileged areas.Preference will be given to proposals that address challenges related to water supply for domestic use and/or bulk water supply.

  • Water for Food

This theme focuses on developing viable pathways to more sustainable, equitable, and climate-change-resilient irrigation practices and agro-ecosystems to support the livelihoods of actors involved in small- and medium-scale agriculture as well as to conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • River Basins and Deltas

This theme focuses on developing viable pathways to more secure, equitable, and ecologically sustainable governance and management of (transboundary) river basins and delta regions, including coastal areas and aquifers. Preference will be given to proposals that address challenges related to flooding and/or stimulating transformations in governance and management of rive basins and/or delta areas.

A more detailed description of the themes, challenges and priorities that the call aims to address can be found here under ‘Programme guidelines and templates’.

Link to application here.

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