The Tadamon Accelerator is an acceleration program for civil society organizations (CSOs) driving social impact through innovation, funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and implemented by UNDP Europe and Central Asia.
The Accelerator will be launched in May 2022 through the Tadamon Platform for CSOs in 32 OIC Member Countries. The Tadamon Accelerator uses the BOOST Accelerator methodology, launched by UNDP in 2020, and brings this innovative accelerator to CSOs that are part of the Tadamon Community. Our goal is to leverage this successful experience and offer an innovation acceleration programme to Tadamon Members.
Selected participants will take part in Tadamon Accelerator, an intensive 14-week online acceleration program, receiving world-class training and mentorship to develop, reimagine and scale their innovations. At the end of the program, participating organizations pitch their innovations in front of an international jury and compete for grants of US$40.000.
Applicants: Civil Society Organizations that are members of The Tadamon Platform including social enterprises, non-profit organizations, philanthropies, and academic institutions. Applying organizations must sign up and meet the criteria for membership on Tadamon Platform.
Countries and territories currently covered by the IsDB-ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Benin, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine (PAPP), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.
Tadamon Accelerator challenges CSOs to come up with and develop new innovations around three main thematic areas. Participants are allowed to select one or more of these innovation areas, along which to develop their innovation, and it is strongly encouraged to have a cross-sectoral approach.
1. Emergency medical response through CSOs (Respond)
1. Education in Emergency (Respond)
1. Build community resilience (Response)
Terms of Reference for the open call and Selection Criteria for assessment and selection of participants to the Tadamon Accelerator and for grant awards are found attached, as well as the Agreement Template which will be used to issue grants to the winning innovations.
Expected contract start date: September 2022
Expected contract length: up to 12 months
Maximum prize award: Up to US$40,000, the applicants provide co-funding of at least 30% of the total cost of the innovation project.
Applicants must submit their proposals through the Tadamon platform: https://tadamon.community/
The application to participate in the Tadamon Accelerator should be submitted by Friday 10th of June 2022 Central European Time (CET), 23:59.
Annex 1 – Guidelines Tadamon Accelerator
Annex 2 – Budget Template
Annex 3 – Evaluation Criteria
Annex 4 – Agreement Template
Terms of Reference
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