The Department of State's Office of Global Partnership Initiative (S/GPI) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Proposals (RFP) from for-profit social enterprises and non-profit/non-governmental organizations interested in submitting proposals
to manage an innovative public-private partnership platform on diaspora engagement.
Pending availability of funds, S/GPI and USAID have approximately $800,000 available in the current fiscal year to award a grant or cooperative agreement in this field, with a period of performance of approximately 24 months.
Launched by Secretary Clinton at the 2011 Global Diaspora Forum, the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) platform is an innovative public-private partnership initiated by S/GPI and USAID to engage diaspora communities, the private sector, foundations, civil society organizations, and public institutions in a collaborative process in order to make diaspora engagement initiatives effective, scalable, and sustainable.
IdEA harnesses the global connections of diaspora communities to promote sustainable development in their countries of heritage.
IdEA?s mission is to promote and support diaspora-centered initiatives that enable diaspora members to give back to their countries of origin or ancestry.
Current activities organized around trade and investment, volunteerism, philanthropy, and innovation include:Convening partners at IdEA meetings and conferences, including the annual Global Diaspora Forum; Mobilizing resources for diaspora organizations, including connecting members to diaspora business plan competitions such as the African Diaspora Marketplace and the Caribbean Idea Marketplace which are implemented by IdEA partners; Developing capacity of nascent and mature diaspora communities through technical assistance and training for IdEA membership; and,Implementing projects designed with partners.More information is available on IdEA?s website: