GrOW East Africa
Call for Proposals
The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) East Africa initiative seeks to spur transformative change to advance gender equality in the world of work. It is a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). It builds on the legacy of the recently concluded successful multi-funder GrOW program.
We invite proposals from individual organizations partnering with key stakeholders or consortia of multiple organizations, for evaluative or action research projects to provide evidence, practical tools and guidance to guide actions to build back a better and more equal world for women. The goal is to enhance effective and evidence-informed policies, programs, and interventions on unpaid care work and gender segregation of work to address persistent gender economic gaps in Eastern Africa.
This call will fund Southern organizations. Applications must be submitted by registered or incorporated organizations in the countries covered by the call (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and/or Uganda). Research must be done in one or more of the countries of focus.
GrOW East Africa will fund two types of projects: (1) evaluative research projects and (2) action research research projects. GrOW East Africa will allocate up to CA$500,000 for a duration of up to 24 months for evaluative research projects and up to CA$700,000 for a duration up to 36 months for action research projects. Between 10 and 12 projects are likely to be funded through this call. Final grant size and number of grants will be determined after the selection of proposals and assessment of value for money.
To complete an online application, select ‘Apply’. In case of the proposals involving multiple organizations, the lead organization should submit a single application on behalf of those involved.
For more details please consult the Call page.