Any type of organization is eligible to submit a Concept Note under the Inclusive Socio-Economic Development Addendum.
However, in accordance with the requirements of the overarching Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership Annual Program Statement (7200AA18APS00003, pages 12-13, as amended
02/07/19), Concept Notes submitted in response to this Addendum must include partnerships with the following actors at minimum:
A Higher Education Institution (HEI).
Partnerships with Morocco, U.S., or international HEIs are acceptable.
Consistent with guidance from USAID/E3/Education, a higher education institution is defined as an organization that provides educational opportunities that build on secondary education, providing learning activities in specialized fields; this may include public or private universities, colleges, research institutes, training institutes, vocational training centers, etc.
A Local Partner.
Local partners can be any type of Moroccan organization (public, private, CSOs, etc.) preferably those based or with an existing permanent presence in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region of Morocco.