WHO Kobe Centre Call for EOIs: Community-Based Social Innovations to Support Older People in MICs

Deadline: 31 December 2016

The World Health Organization Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre – WKC), partnering with RAND Europe is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) for the identification of case-studies on community-based social innovations (CBSIs) that support older people in middle-income countries (MICs).

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Community-based social innovations (CBSIs) are initiatives that seek to empower older people to improve self-efficacy in caring for themselves and their peers, maintain well-being and promote social cohesion and inclusiveness.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be considered as an eligible, the CBSI proposed must be:
    • in line with the WHO definition of CBSIs,
    • conducted in one of the countries(mentioned below). CBSIs submitted that are not from these countries will not be considered for this study.
  • Some of the aspects that the case studies need to address are the following:
    • The role and function of older people as a resource for themselves and for others (peers, family, community).
    • A description of health and social services delivered by those initiatives and referral processes when they exist.
    • Links made within these communities of support between health interventions and social health protection interventions (e.g., help with transportation, livelihoods, pensions, cash or in-kind transfers etc.).
    • Coordination mechanisms with formal health and social sector, including any formal connections with the health and social care system, and local community-based services.
    • Type of metrics (indicators, monitoring tools) implemented to assess the impact on the health of older adults.
    • Measures to understand and respond to health inequities in the population served.

Selection Process

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The selection procedure will include:

  • verifying eligibility of the CBSI
  • assessing the CBSI against the selection criteria
  • shortlisting the most suitable CBS

How to Apply

Interested applicants must fill the online application form via given website.

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Eligible Countries

For more information, please download the pdf WHO Kobe Centre Call for EOIs.

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