Call for Proposals: Piloting Peace Education in Libya

Call for Proposals: Piloting Peace Education in Libya

March 3, 2022

UNDP Libya is currently developing a peace education programme for elementary and high school curriculums in Libya, which teaches non-violent dialogues, debate strategies, and critical thinking skills. This will enable children to respond constructively to conflict by using the dialogue and debate problem-solving processes of negotiation, mediation, and consensus decision-making. It will also enhance educators' role in being active participants in modelling personal responsibility, self-discipline, curiosity, and joy of learning with critical thinking skills.  
This activity forms part of UNDP Libya’s broader programming portfolio aimed at addressing the contributions that contribute to violent conflict. This includes the European Union-funded Stability, Unity, and Social Cohesion (SUSC) project which includes a focus on peace education and youth development, engagement of religious leaders, cross-border cooperation, and municipal PVE strategies and planning, as well as the complementary Dutch-funded project supporting national authorities to develop a comprehensive National Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) Framework.

Through this Call for Proposals, UNDP Libya hopes to identify and engage local civil society organizations (CSOs) and NGOs as key partners in its work to support peaceful environments. As outlined above, the key to this is teaching youth how to manage conflict in a non-violent productive way, which can help to reduce incidents of violent extreme behaviour.

Scope of Activities and Expected Outputs

Funds will be allocated to those civil society organizations whose projects propose peace education initiatives exclusively in one or several of the targeted municipalities of Murzuq, Kufra, Ghat, Sebha, Bani Walid, Zuwara, and Misrata.

Possible topics for grant projects may include but are not limited to delivering in-school or extra-curricular peace education activities with children, building capacities of teachers, and simultaneously engaging the wider community (local governance focal points, parents, teachers, community and religious leaders, and peers) as agents of change.

In addition to the localized and innovative initiatives proposed by applicants, project proposals are expected to cover the following activities:

·In coordination with the Education Expert, conduct community consultations and information sessions with stakeholders, including key local government and school officials, teachers, parents, students, and religious leaders, to support the integration of peace education into the school curriculum/ extracurricular activities.

·Conduct Training of Training (ToT) on peace education curricula from selected schools. This will be done in the form of a workshop for teachers and school and municipal officials.

·Develop partnerships/ draft Memorandums of Understanding with 1-3 local schools in targeted municipalities, who will incorporate peace education into the school curriculum and/or extra-curricular activities following the ToT.

Who Can Apply

Libyan NGOs/ CSOs that are officially and duly registered organizations (registered civil society and non-governmental organizations, including non-governmental academic or educational institutions) are eligible to apply. Successful applicants must also demonstrate the following skills and experience:

·Experience in grant/ project management in the proposed area of intervention

·At least two years of relevant experience and/or technical expertise in the field of education and/or in peacebuilding, social cohesion, capacity building, gender and youth, or related fields in Libya[1]

·Demonstrate close ties to the proposed area of intervention

·Be able to submit project documents (proposal, reports) in preferably English, Arabic if not

·The organization’s political orientation must be neutral

·Respect for diversity, open debate and differing opinions

Proposals eligible for this call are those whose requested budgets are between USD 5,000 (minimum amount) and USD 20,000 (maximum amount) per municipality. 

Detailed objectives, deliverables and key considerations and annexes are provided in the downloads section of this Call for Proposal.

The deadline for applications is 30th March 2022, 21:00 hrs Libya time. Applicants must submit their proposals through with the subject field “UNDP Libya 2022 Application for Peace Education Low Value Grant.” Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

If additional clarifications are required, questions can be sent to the same email address indicated above with the subject field “UNDP Libya 2022 Application for Peace Education Low Value Grant: request for information”. Answers to questions will be provided within two working days.