The Kenan Institute Asia (K.I.Asia), a Thai non-profit development organization, is seeking proposals for the second year of the activities that aim to prevent and control avian and pandemic influenza in the Greater Mekong Sub-region nations of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. A total of USD 430,000, provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be granted to Global Development Alliance (GDA) projects to be implemented in FY 2008.
The GDA approach enhances development impact by mobilizing the ideas, efforts and resources of the public sector with those of the private sector and non-governmental organizations. Projects submitted for consideration are to be collaborations between private and public sectors, with GDA funding providing not more than a 1:1 match of resources. Resources can include monetary contributions, in-kind resources, intellectual property, implementation know-how, and technical assistance. Possible activities may include: capacity building, technical assistance, material development and distribution, public awareness building and communications aimed at attitude and behavior changes. In the first year, USAID provided grants to six projects, with a range of USD 50,000 – USD 100,000 per grant.
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funding is awarded. For more information, please visit our website at www.kiasia.org
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