Indigenous Knowledge Market Place
project proposals with funding agencies
IK Program has launched a virtual market place to connect proposal
seekers with funding agencies. This will be an electronic forum
where you can post proposals to mainstream IK on the web and seek
funding. Donors will be encouraged to search our site for good proposals.
the very nature of this service, we cannot guarantee that proposals
will be funded. Each one will be judged by interested supporters
on its own merit. We suggest you post proposals that you may have
sent to other agencies and that have received positive responses
in terms of substance and presentation but could not be funded for
lack of funds or other reasons not related to the quality of the
fact that IK proposals are displayed on our website does not constitute
an approval - or in the case of the rejection of a contribution,
a disapproval - by the World Bank or its partners in the indigenous
knowledge initiative of the validity of the proposal.
you wish to participate, please send an electronic copy of your
proposal (no more than 10 pages) as a Word document to Sprakash@worldbank.org.
note that proposals that are specific in objectives, target groups,
beneficiaries and concrete in activities stand a better chance of
consideration than "shopping lists" of ideas and goods.
For guidance on writing successful proposals click on the following
you have any ideas on how we can make this service more effective,
you are welcome to make suggestions.
Title: Enhancing Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge in Southern
Country: SADC countries
Type of applicant: NGO (Desert Research Foundation of Namibia)
Contact: Dr. MK Seely
Summary: The proposal builds on the community exchange and training
program of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD), to
help mobilize and disseminate traditional technology and knowledge
on sustainable management of natural resources and alternative livelihoods
in dryland regions prone to land degradation.
Full proposal: Click here
(269 KB); Proposed
Title: AIDS in Africa - Bridging Traditional Healing with
Contact: Mr Barry Childs
Summary: The proposal seeks to improve prevention and treatment
of people living with HIV/AIDS by combining the practices of traditional
and western medicine; create a network between MDs and traditional
healers for patient referral, treatment, counseling and education;
and build on the lessons learned and develop protocols to replicate
this collaboration in other communities
Full Proposal: Click here