The Arab Land Initiative, facilitated by the Global Land Tool Network and UN-Habitat, is launching a call for proposals to solicit the interest from organisations working in the Arab region to the twinning arrangement initiative.
The initiative aims at pairing two organisations from countries in the Arab region (or one from the region and one from outside the region) to exchange knowledge and experiences, and build networks in the area of good land governance and land administration.
Twinning arrangements aim at creating and strengthening partnership, sharing knowledge and building capacities between two entities from different countries. The collaborations will contribute to the establishment of a wider land network and help achieve specific goals, creating linkages to address land related issues, developing projects, sharing experiences (e.g. best practices, advice, risks, etc.) and knowledge (e.g. IT skills, capacity building, tools, methodologies, etc.), identifying further potential partners, saving time and money through convergent activities, and creating opportunities.
Each twinning arrangement will be supported with a maximum of USD 30,000 that will be made available by UN-Habitat / GLTN through an Agreement of Cooperation or through direct payment for some of the activities proposed (e.g. travel costs, venue, etc.).
Institutions and organisations applying for the twinning arrangements should comply with the following criteria of eligibility:
- Be a public organisation (e.g. government departments, etc.) or a registered as non-profit organisation (e.g. academia, civil society, NGOs, intergovernmental and/or international organisation, etc.) or any other organisation complying with the eligibility requirements.
- Applicants from all countries are eligible. Organisations registered and based in one of the countries composing the Arab region will be given priority.
- Applying organisations need to have identified their twinning partner or partners and make this explicit in the proposal.
For more information, visit https://gltn.net/2020/12/18/call-for-proposals-twinning-arrangements-for-exchange-of-knowledge-experiences-and-networking-in-land-governance/