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UNHCR | Humanitarian Education Accelerator

| Sectors: Education, edtech
Granting entity: UNHCR
| Deadline: 15 January
| Type of support: Grants + technical support
| Funding/benefits: Up to 200,000 USD in co-funding
| Applicants: Non-profits and for-profits
| Locations: Chad, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon and Uganda

Synopsis: Now funded by Education Cannot Wait and led by UNHCR, the HEA is continuing its support for promising humanitarian education innovations to transition from successful pilots to programmes that can operate at scale, in order to reach more children with quality education.

The HEA provides a unique model of support for grantees, blending mentorship by experts, peer-to-peer learning and capacity building support to strengthen internal monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and scaling processes, with a long-term approach to evaluation and evidence building.

The HEA will select 3 promising innovations that will receive mentorship, scaling, M&E and financial support in their scaling process. The process of selecting the final three innovations will take approximately six months. Initially the program will shortlist innovations, bringing them together for a week-long Scaling Bootcamp to dig deeper into their projects and scaling
ambitions. Thereafter, 5 teams will be supported to work on the development of their M&E and scaling frameworks. Out of these five teams, the final 3 will be selected for continued mentorship, M&E and scaling support, in addition to funding.

UNHCR is looking for innovations that have passed the pilot phase and are entering into the next phase of programming. This means innovations that have already tested their concept or idea and have shown initial impact through a proof of concept as they turn their pilot into a fully formed programme. We would like to know how you initially identified your
challenges and proposed solutions, how you tested and experimented with the solution and why you feel you are ready to grow.

Link to application here.

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