Voluntary commitment

Support for Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency in Asia

Description

Give2Asia and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) announce support for disaster preparedness and resiliency programs in six of the most vulnerable and under-served South and Southeast Asian countries. Supported by a three-year $1.5 million grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the program will connect the international philanthropic community with local charitable groups preparing for natural disasters and climate change in the following countries:

• Bangladesh
• India
• Indonesia
• Myanmar
• The Philippines
• Vietnam

Give2Asia and IIRR invite local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to submit proposals and concept notes for funding consideration. One-year projects up to $25,000 and two-year projects up to $50,000 will be considered for funding from the Give2Asia & IIRR NGO Disaster Preparedness Fund. To be eligible, organizations must be properly registered within their country and be able to legally receive foreign funding. The full Request for Proposal can be viewed at give2asia.org/RFP.

Targets

The program will support local non-governmental organization (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) preparing for disasters and climate change within their community in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Indicators

As a part of the program, Give2Asia and IIRR are developing indicators through stakeholder conferences in target countries. Learn more about these conferences at give2asia.org/IIRRconference.

Means of verification

Give2Asia monitors all its grants to local organizations through its network of local field advisors in accordance with US Expenditure Responsibility law. Our due diligence and evaluation process involves robust checks on an organization's finances, governance, leadership, reputation, registration and capacity. In addition, for this program, our monitoring process will involve multiple on-site visits from Give2asia and IIRR staff.

Timeframe

January 2014 - December 2016

Attachments

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Contact Person

Mr Matt Grager
Director, Disaster Preparedness Program, Give2Asia

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