Call for expressions of interest: Regional learning partners for the Global Partnership for Education’s Knowledge and Innovation Exchange
- Be located in a KIX hub region of focus (two regional KIX hubs will be located in Africa; one in Latin America and the Caribbean; and one hub will represent countries from South, Southeast and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific Islands).
A full list of eligible countries is available in the detailed call for expressions of interest.
- Be legally founded and registered in the country of operation. **This requirement has been amended. Applicants are required only to be registered in the country of operation. Amended July 19, 2019.
- Demonstrate a strong track record of facilitating knowledge exchanges and capacity building among policy actors.
- Demonstrate substantial expertise in the field of education policies.
- Provide evidence that the organization has the basic systems, resources, and management capacity to succeed in organizing multi-stakeholder learning exchanges.
- Demonstrate that their programmatic strategies and mandate are relevant to the KIX hub.
This call seeks organizations or groups of organizations interested in applying to become a regional learning partner (RLP). RLPs will design and operate one of four regional Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) hubs. This is a critical knowledge brokering function in the Global Partnership for Education’s new KIX program.
RLPs are key to ensuring that KIX hubs meet the needs of developing country education systems. They will facilitate knowledge exchange, learning, and collaboration among key national education stakeholders.
Regional learning partners will ensure that KIX hubs support:
- the identification and prioritization of regional education policy challenges;
- regional knowledge, innovations, and actors that focus on addressing the prioritized challenges;
- the participatory development of a regionally specific knowledge and innovation agenda that informs knowledge sharing and generation activities, including short-term (e.g., peer-exchange, rapid knowledge creation) and long-term (e.g., KIX research grants) research and innovation activities; and
- connections between KIX grants and the regional KIX hub to support knowledge mobilization beyond the countries immediately involved in each grant.