Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Research Grant Program
The Sanitation Learning Hub (SLH) is calling proposals for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Research Grant Program to support gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in sanitation and hygiene programming.
This includes using and promoting gender transformative sanitation approaches and ‘Leave No One Behind’ policies and programmes: this keeps the focus on the poorest, most marginalised and hardest to reach households and communities.
Your research will focus on those who have been overlooked or left behind. It must be co-created with local organisations and people, reflect their knowledge and concerns, and develop practical solutions.
Some priority areas include:
Identifying and tackling slippage
The use and effectiveness of different support mechanisms for the construction and maintenance of sanitation facilities
Identifying who, how and why people are being missed in current sanitation and hygiene programmes
The links between social protection and sanitation
SLH is offering up to 3 grants of up to £15,000 (approximately $20,000) for in-country research institutes, organisations or think tanks, to undertake GESI specific research into sanitation and hygiene in low and low-middle incoming countries.
Criteria for this work include:
It should take a qualitative, preferably participatory, approach
It needs to be undertaken in collaboration with a Rights Holder Organisation and a WASH partner
It will tackle a GESI problem associated with sanitation programming in your country
Specific recommendations for future programming are to be proposed in consultation with a WASH programming organisation and communities
Findings will be presented and discussed with the community, asking them what they might wish to do with the findings
This call is open to all research institutes, organisations and think tanks in low or lower-middle income countries. Calls are particularly welcome from those based in Pakistan, Indonesia and Nigeria.
For more information, visit https://sanitationlearninghub.org/announcement/call-for-proposals-gender-equality-and-social-inclusion-gesi-research-grant/