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The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund in Rwanda and Kenya


The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund has been launched in partnership between Instiglio, a donor, and the Global Development Incubator (GDI) to help Service Provider organizations innovate and adapt their programming in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Service Providers (SPs) that support poor and vulnerable populations in Kenya and
Rwanda, and that are registered in Kenya and/or Rwanda, are eligible to apply. Funds may be used to develop and test innovative, flexible ideas that respond to current COVID-related challenges.

The main components of the RFP for the Adaption Fund are summarized below:

Opportunity The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund in Rwanda and Kenya

Announcement type – Request for Proposal

Total funding available – $800,000 USD (Total amount will be split among awarded grants.)

Number of Grants to be awarded- Approximately 8-10 awards (depending on proposals received and total amount requested by applicants).


Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with current operations in Kenya and Rwanda and experience in the poverty alleviation and/or livelihoods sectors.

NGOs must be registered in Kenya and/or Rwanda to be selected. Organizations already engaged in the Poverty Alleviation Outcomes Fund are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing date & time for expression of interest in participating in Q&A session and submission of questions – July 13, 2020 5:00 PM East Africa Time

DEADLINE for submission of applications- August 6, 2020 5:00 PM East Africa Time



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