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Disability-Inclusive Climate Action -- Madagascar
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as represented by USAID/Madagascar is seeking applications to support programming in Disability-Inclusive Climate Action (DCA) for Madagascar.
With 80 percent of the world’s one billion persons with disabilities living in developing countries, this leaves many persons with disabilities in contexts with high exposure to extreme weather events, including extreme weather events catalyzed by climate change. As persons with disabilities are at greater risk of poverty due to pervasive societal inequalities, such as ableist norms, inaccessible environments, discrimination, and exclusion, they are often deprived of opportunities to build resilience in the face of climate change. These multidimensional inequalities mean that persons with disabilities often experience higher rates of injury and mortality during climate-related extremes than their non-disabled peers.
As part of its commitment to advance Global Action for Climate Equity, USAID seeks concepts that will support persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in taking climate action to respond to climate change by bolstering their resilience to the effects of climate change and situating them to contribute to climate action as positive agents and leaders of change and sources of solutions. Submitted concepts are asked to show how proposed interventions promote disability-inclusive climate action by persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in their country context.
Deadline: March 25, 2022