Until 13 June 2019, UNESCO will be accepting proposals for innovative projects. Its aim is to strengthen the cultural and creative sectors in developing countries. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established by the UNESCO Convention .Besides, It was established to Protect and Promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) to support its implementation in developing countries. Moreover, Its purpose is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries. Subsequently, It contributes to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts. Since 2010, the IFCD has provided more than US$ 7 million in funding for nearly over 50 developing countries.
Additionally, the IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through:
- At first, the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies. It ave a direct impact on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions.
- Then, the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations deemed necessary
Eligible projects :
The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through:
- Firstly, the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services and activities;
- Following, the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries.
Who can apply:
- Public authorities and institutions from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention).
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention)
- International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) registered in countries Parties to the 2005 Convention
Proposals must include:
Interested agencies and companies should submit their proposal by Friday 3rd of May 2019 at noon (Paris time)
- A technical proposal
- A description of the organization and project team (names, CVs and mandates);
- Especially, a portfolio of related activities carried out in the past;
- An outline of the approach that will be adopted to carry out the assignment, including any input that may be required from UNESCO.
- Finally, a financial proposal for the assignment in US dollars.
Maximum 100,000 USD
Minimum 12 months – maximum 24 months
Languages of submission:
English or French
Lastly, the deadline for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity is 13 June 2019