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DIVERSITY FUND SUPPORT To CSOs/NGOs/CBOs and their Coalitions Fo Promoting tolerant and inclusive society in Bangladesh (PTIB) Request for Expression of Interest (EOI)
EOI number : PTIB-2019-001
Grant amount : Below BDT 840,000 and between BDT 840,000 - BDT 1,680,000
Project duration : 1 year (max)
The diversity fund support to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs and/or their coalitions is an initiative of Parterships for a Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) to foster innovative actions to promote tolerance and inclusivity under CSOs/NGOs/CBOs at grassroots/district/national level with limited magament capacity. The actions will specially focus on solidarity with vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and women focusing SDG goal 16. The size of funding will be in two LOTs (LOT-1: less than BDT 840,000 and LOT-2: between BDT 840,000 – BDT 1,680,000). CSOs/CBOs/NGOs (not excluding on registration status) can apply individually or in coalition and one CSO/CBO/NGO/coalition can only apply in one LOT. The diversity fund will give special reference to CSO/NGO/CBOs coalitions under the LOT-2.
The United Nations Development Program Bangladesh (UNDP) “Partnerships for a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh” (PTIB) project promotes diverse and constructive narratives already present in the country in support of tolerance. UNDP aims to build a better understanding of the challenges to peaceful narratives face in Bangladesh and helps Bangladeshis develop platforms and media for disseminating their ideas to promote peace, tolerance, and inclusivity. UNDP partners with youth groups, interfaith activists, the private sector, civil society organizations, multinational companies (including Facebook), government agencies and international donors to maximize the capacity and appeal of local organizations that support peaceful development. PTIB through the diversity fund will support CSOs/NGOs/CBOs and coalitions to undertake activities that showcase diversity of Bangladesh. The fund will have a particular focus on working with vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women and girls, youth, and ethnic and religious minorities. These vulnerable groups are often targets of violence and discrimination that is triggered by deliberate online and offline incitement. Activities should therefore strengthen solidarity with vulnerable groups and help reflect Bangladesh’s strong, diverse, and inclusive culture with a view to build resilience against incitement of violence.
The Purpose of the EOI
The purpose of this EOI is to solicit applications and establish partnerships with CSOs/CBOs/NGOs cioalitions to enhance capacity and engagement of CSOs/CBOs/NGOs and/or their coalitions in promoting tolerance and inclusivity in Bangladesh. The EOI is open to Bangladeshi CSOs/CBOs/NGOs and/or their coalitions, working at grassroots/national level to work together on promotion of tolerance and inclusivity in line with SDG goal 16.
Submission of Application:
The interested CSO/NGO/CBO and/or their coalition at grassroots/national level are requested to submit a Concept Note (max 5 pages) in line with format (Annex, either English or Bangla), Organizational Profile and valid legal/formal registration/license/document with a signed application letter and supporting documents attached. The potential CSO/NGO/CBO and/or their coalition can submit their application via sending e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (with subject: Expression of Interest Application” and name of the LOT) or via mail. In case of mail following document have to sent with:
- a hard copy of proposal (max 5 pages of Concept Note, in English/Bangla, inclusing all supporting documents such as- Organization profile; registration document, if applicable); and
- soft copy of proposal (including scaned version of all supporting documents with a CD).
The letter of submission should clearly indicate as the subject: “Expression of Interest Application” and name of the LOT to:
Partnerships for a Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh,
UN offices, IDB Bhaban, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
The application and concept note can be typed in either English or Bangla in 12 font size. Please send only the completed application form and all supporting documents as attachments .
Expression of interest and other relevant document must be submitted by 31st October, 2019. EOI received after the above deadline will not be considered.
Only short-listed CSOs, CBOs and coalitions will be selected
Other Information: Primarily selected concept notes will be facilitated by UNDP to develop into holistic project proposals for final awarding. Information dessimination session will held at Dhaka, Chittagong and Rangpur ( one applicant can join in one session only based on prior confirmation to the e-mail: email@example.com , No TA/DA will be provided) on following dates:
21 Oct 2019
11.00 am- 1.00 pm
Conference Room (level 2), Rangpur City Corporation, City Bazar road, Rangpur -5400
23 Oct 2019
11.00 am-1.00 pm
UNDP Bangladesh, PTIB Project, IDB Bhaban (Level-12), E/8A Begum Rokeya Sharani, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207
24 Oct 2019
11.00 am-1.00 pm
LIUPC Project office, Transportation pool office, Wasa square, Chattogram City Corporation Bhaban, Chittagong -4000
The award information will be disseminated to CSO/NGO/CBO and/or their coalition via e-mail or organizational contact information.