Climate Action Partnership for Education (CAPE) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing and scaling of innovative and cost-effective solutions that will advance climate action in and through education with a focus on girls' education. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites organizations, companies, foundations, community-based enterprises and other public and private entities, academic and research institutions, partner country government agencies, and investors to propose novel or creative approaches that: 1) demonstrate how international education policy and programming can directly, intentionally, and effectively advance climate action; and 2) reduce the impact of climate-related barriers on girls' education.

The Climate Action Partnership for Education (CAPE) BAA will facilitate USAID’s interest in bringing together diverse expertise from two sectors that, until recently, have been largely disparate: education and climate. While there has been more activity at the intersection of education and climate in recent years, including in USAID’s own development policies, we are far from exhausting all the opportunities at the nexus with gender. USAID will work closely with the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) throughout this process, utilizing basic research published by FCDO on the relationship between education, girls’ education, and climate change. Partners participating in this process will work with USAID to develop and test innovative solutions that apply this and other research to deliver assistance at the intersection of education, climate, and gender. Bold ideas championed by local and global leaders will have the potential to inspire transformational change across sectors and broaden the ways in which education, climate, and gender programming may intersect and connect in contexts where we seek to advance cross-sectoral goals.

Expressions of Interest Due Date: Friday, April 28, 2023

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 28, 2023