Hi! Yes, you are eligible to apply for this opportunity as it is open to citizens of any country. Expo 2020 is inviting individuals, communities, NGOs, start-ups, health workers, businesses, governments and international organisations from around the world to share solutions that address the global health crisis.
This year, Expo 2020 is calling for best practices related to COVID-19 for projects and initiatives delivering robust and sustainable solutions to address the global pandemic and achieve Agenda 2030.
The Expo will be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 in Dubai. More than 200 participants including businesses, non-government organisations, academic institutions and more than 190+ nations will participate in Expo 2020. Commercial partners and businesses of all sizes are also contributing to the delivery of an exceptional World Expo, and will continue to play a crucial role throughout the 6 months of the event and beyond.
The call for proposals will run between September – December 2020 to share solutions from around the world in response to tackling COVID-19.
What kind of projects can be submitted?
Projects relating to the programme’s five priority topics (health & wellbeing; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); education and skills development; protecting livelihoods; digitalisation) can be submitted according to the rules outlined in section 1 – the Special Edition COVID-19 Call for Proposals submission brief
Where will Best Practice Projects be showcased?
Selected best practice projects will be integrated into Expo content or programming within the Opportunity Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. A separate dedicated space will also house selected projects on a rotational basis.
Selected best practice projects from the Special Edition call for proposals related to COVID-19 will be displayed alongside projects chosen from the 2019 call and Untold Stories stream.
The following criteria must be met to determine an Application’s eligibility:
- Each Applicant shall complete the Application and submit all supporting materials and documents;
- Each Applicant shall be responsive to at least one of the 5 Topics and link to at least one Crosscutting Theme and Enabler for Development (enumerated in point III above);
- Each Application shall reflect integrated nature of development challenges and solutions upon more than one SDG;
To get detailed information about this programme, visit https://home.fundsforngospremium.com/interstitial/expo-2020-dubai-special-edition-covid-19-call-for-proposals/