International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA): Call for concept paper

Published Date:   Saturday, Oct 20, 2012


International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA)
Call for concept paper
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) wants to increase its development impact by partnering with the private sector. Diaspora organizations have an opportunity to be part of this future. These organizations have a chance to build working relationships with USAID by submitting a proposal under the guidelines set forth in the Global Development Alliance Annual Program Statement (GDA APS)'s Diaspora Engagement Addendum. The complete GDA APS can be viewed here.
Within USAID, the Office of Development Alliances, Global Partnerships Division (IDEA/GP)  seeks to develop effective programming in partnership with diaspora communities through its GDA model.  IDEA/GP hopes that the resulting alliances will cut across numerous sectors and regions with the aim of promoting diaspora engagement consistent with USAID's Diaspora Networks Alliance (DNA) framework. The DNA framework  focuses on creative mechanisms through which diaspora communities can contribute to growth in their countries of origin or heritage in these six strategic engagement mechanisms:
Diaspora philanthropy
Diaspora volunteer corps
Diaspora direct investment
Diaspora capital markets
Diaspora tourism and nostalgic trade
Diaspora advocacy and diplomacy
IDEA/GP also encourages proposals that engage diaspora communities to respond to humanitarian needs arising from conflicts and natural disasters. This year's concept paper submission  deadline is October 31, 2012.  The agency expects all potential alliance partners to bring significant new resources, ideas, technologies, and/or partners to development activities. Successful proposals will provide at least 1:1 resource leveraging from the private sector, via cash and/or in-kind contributions to the alliance.
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