Who can participate?
Organizations eligible to apply include: associations, academia, not-for profit professional and corporate social responsibility groups, non-governmental and not-for profit organizations, youth and student groups, trade unions, foundations, faith-based institutions, youth groups, indigenous and afro-descendants’ people, formal and informal organizations which belong to and/or represent interests based on community, philanthropic, ethical, cultural, ethnical, religious, scientific perspectives and considerations. The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) may develop one or more activities such as advocacy, research, microcredit, education. The objectives of the organizations can be different but their activities presented in this call must address the problem of identification and civil registration.
Governmental entities and for-profit organizations will not be eligible.
What is meant by “Civil Society”?
The IDB Group considers “civil society” to encompass wide array of organizations, associations, academia, not-for profit professional and corporate social responsibility groups, non-governmental and not-for profit organizations, youth and student groups, trade unions, foundations, faith-based institutions, youth groups, indigenous and afro-descendants’ people, formal and informal organizations which belong to and/or represent interests based on community, philanthropic, ethical, cultural, ethnical, religious, scientific perspectives and considerations.
CSOs may engage in one or several activities, such as promotion, research, microcredit, and education. They may operate at a local, national, and/or international level, provided they belong to one or more of the countries mentioned above.
What do we mean by “Civil Registry”?
The definition of civil registry used by the IDB Group is the “continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal annotation of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events (births, adoptions, marriages, divorces and deaths) and other civil status events of the population, provided by decree, law or regulation, in accordance with the legal requirements of each country. Civil registration establishes and provides legal documentation for each of the events. These records are also sources of vital statistics.”
What do we mean by “Legal Identity”?
The definition of “Legal Identity” used by the IDB Group is: “Legal civic status provided by the State through civil registration and subsequent registration of identity attributes that are unique, such as the unique identity number and/or biometrics, accredited by the official documents issued by government institutions and that allow recognition and the existence of an individual as a subject of law and protection of the State.”
How can I participate in the call?
To participate, you must follow all the steps on the page of the Call in the NEXSO platform. The deadline for submitting a complete online form is July 27 at 5 pm (Washington DC, USA, local time). No applications submitted by means other than through NEXSO will be accepted.
Can I submit my solution in a language other than Spanish?
Applications may be made in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Could anyone in the NEXSO team answer my questions before the publication of my solution?
Yes. Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer any questions you might have regarding this call. Please include in the subject line the name of the call to which you are applying.
What if I have trouble submitting my solution?
Please write an email to email@example.com explaining your situation. Please take into consideration that close to the closing date of the call, the team may not have the ability to answer your questions in time.
I had trouble submitting my solution, can I mail it?
No. Only proposals that are registered via the NEXSO platform will be evaluated.
Will the IDB provide financing to the winning proposals?
Winners will receive support from the IDB Group’s Vice Presidency for Countries to attend the IDB Group-Civil Society Regional Forum, which will be held in Honduras by the end of 2015, and will have a stand at the conference at which they may present their innovative solutions to an audience of organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean, including philanthropic organizations and IDB experts.
What kind of support will organizations receive from the IDB?
All solutions submitted to the call will have permanent visibility in the online NEXSO platform.
The three winners of the call, will have their expenses covered for participating in the IDB Group-Civil Society Forum: round-trip flights and accommodations for one representative per winning solution. They will also have a stand for face-to-face presentations of their solution during the event.
What criteria will the jury use to evaluate my proposal?
For more information on the criteria please click here.
Can several organizations submit the same proposal?
Partnerships of two or more CSOs are allowed. However, solutions must be submitted on behalf of one organization and if selected as a winner, only one representative of the solution may participate in the event.
Can I submit an innovative project that has not yet been completed and has no concrete results?
Yes, innovative ideas that have not yet been implemented and/or do not have concrete results can participate; as can solutions that are under execution or have already been completed.