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Apply Now: 1 Million Euro for African COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

By Wayan Vota on January 18, 2021

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy across the African continent. Besides contributing to the loss of over 50,000 people, the pandemic is expected to:

  • Render 3.6% of Sub-Saharan Africans severely food deprived
  • Result in a 1.4% fall in GDP across the African continent
  • Move Sub-Saharan Africa into a recession in 2020 for the first time in 15 years,
  • Expose an additional 9.1% of Sub-Saharan Africans to extreme poverty
  • Threaten nearly 20 million jobs in Africa, both in formal and informal sectors.
  • Leave over 250 million children out of school across Africa.
  • Contribute to a US $3.7 billion decline in public and private health expenditures

Policymakers need much more detailed data analysis and actionable insights to guide their decisions, support actions of huge significance, and monitor their impact.

The prevalence of alternative data, even in traditionally data-sparse countries, and advances in data science provide a unique opportunity to experiment with new data collaboratives that bridge data sets, partners and expertise, and stakeholders to generate actionable intelligence and help decision-makers and people navigate this unprecedented crisis.

African COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

Data4COVID19 Africa Challenge is soliciting innovative proposals (re)using data in a collaborative and responsible way to provide actionable COVID-19 digital response for decision-makers across Africa to respond to present and future pandemic challenges.

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l’Agence française de développement (AFD) offers a contribution between €50-100K in funding for 7 -10 projects for consortium that are established in an African Union country. Submissions should cover:

  • Situational awareness: leverage data to enable stakeholders across sectors to better understand COVID-19 trends and geographic distribution.
  • Cause-and-effect insight: help stakeholders better understand the key drivers and consequences of COVID-19.
  • Prediction: leverage data to allow stakeholders to assess future risks, needs, and opportunities.
  • Impact assessment: determine which, whether, and how various interventions meet certain objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

Apply Now! Deadline is February 5, 2021

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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24 Comments to “Apply Now: 1 Million Euro for African COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions”

  1. Isah Aminu Omeiza says:

    You people are Honest

  2. Phridah Faith says:

    Ok but I am in Africa. Thanks for that care

  3. Mustafa says:

    How to apply? I want to buy a personal ambulance for emergency response in my own center. I know that many doctors in Kenya are in strike and some clinics are striking because they have only one ambulance and find no transport during the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t have quarantine at same hospitals. We need to be equipped and fully supported to check on rural towns zones. We have no good transport options for response with our Kenyan government that is somehow corrupt. We need to have private emergency responders and train scout youth for emergency and IT classes

  4. Yahaya says:

    I am in Nigeria

  5. Doreen wandera says:

    How do I apply I’m in kenya? Thank you

  6. Margaret says:

    How do i apply. Am in Kenya

  7. Richard mofya says:

    Digital platforms have the abilities to provide functional database

  8. Floyd b says:

    I want to sensitise nd give free face masks to passengers,mking sure that there is sensitization with proper posters…..

  9. Margaret says:

    How can i go about this funding

  10. Balikowa moses says:

    We need face masks, sanitaizers,and washing facilities in public areas.

  11. Lloyd J Lombamo says:

    How do I apply am in Agriculture from Zambia

  12. Navana says:

    I have a solution toward COVID 19 but, first of all i want a test for it follow me now.

  13. Margaret says:

    I want to buy masks sanitizers and handwashing containers to supply schools in my area who are poverty stricken being semi arid.

    Also to enable me sensitize covid 19 to the old people. All this need funds. Please give money.

  14. Mustafa says:

    So an.kindly asking what is the proces ofof aplying and, howbut or ur just colecting informetion the most afected or who wil be afected is youth andto school kids from one doler daily life bt if ucant surport iwil look for arab world to suport due to log procudur and not must ugive cash direct send to the groups organizetion and or thr NGo so it can reach to the needy and use setlite obsevertion thanks with God things wil be back to normal

  15. The man of market man’s business man

  16. Bintu ali says:

    I m tailoring my business

  17. Bintu ali says:

    this condition is no good no schools no market

  18. Kindly I do belong to a society whose Nation had been in Chaos for the last almost half a century, careless and hard to believe in epidemics like Covid 19, and even others. Kindly would mind doing them some Workshops, Supply them with Masks and other hygiene promoters. Thank’s

  19. Kennedy aroko says:

    I like this but I want to start a private hospital in my rural area and I need your help so that we can help the needy people back there,so will you grand me that support. To support old and needy people with free health there.

  20. Richard mofya says:

    Prevention is better and usually cheaper than cure ,helping people at households ,communities, even before they move out on their, masking up, washing there hands regularly may be costly but we have to have incentives in place free soap ,free face masks,Free food and essentials

  21. THE BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ALPHABET ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION I(AEDI) AS AN AFRICAN COVID-19 DIGITAL RESPONSE SOLUTION

    1.0 Background
    The pre-1980 education philosophy for the majority of the population was education for employment by a given employer and consumption of the manufactured products from this employer’s enterprise. Only a negligible percentage of the population could study beyond “O” Level, then proceed to tertiary education level for there were only 6 “A” Level schools for the whole country. However by 1980, the introduction of Removed Classes offering practical subjects was not welcome as it was viewed as a discriminatory system of education denying academic studies to students who had not performed well at the end of primary education. Instead of expanding the curriculum to include both academic and practical subjects and then revisit other perspectives to the curriculum in order to nurture school learners, tertiary education students into professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit, the Removed Class Programme was withdrawn. So more job seekers continued to be churned out into the labour market. COVID19 has created retrenchments leading to increased unemployment both in the formal and iinformal sector across the globe, including 54 African countries , and this proposal is targeting thm.

    2.0 Introduction
    An increase in unemployment started during the Economic Structural Adjustment Programme when the government stopped prescribing minimum wages to industry as it had been advised by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the late eighties to early nineties. There was need to effect economic reforms such as retrenching employees in the public sector in order to check on the national expenditure. Come Black Friday, 14 November 1997 when war veterans demanded and were given a one- time payout of Z$50 000 each and offered Z$2000 pension payments, this was an expenditure that had not been budgeted for. Zimbabwe had incurred many other expenditures through taking part in the wars in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of he Congo. The increased national expenditure reduced the service sector budget, education being one of the most affected service sectors. The education system could not receive the budget required to fund resources needed by the academic curriculum, let alone one with a high resource- demanding practical curriculum. It is no surprise that the education system continued to churn out graduates who could not find employment.

    The first nail in the coffin of the Zimbabwean economy was fixed in 2000 with the unplanned l distribution of land. Most new farmers without professional training in farming moved onto the farms. Resultantly, agro-processing industries and service- providing companies to the agricultural sector gradually folded up, thereby leaving communities and and families stranded. Therefore, since year 2000, job seekers on the labour market continued to increase thereby swelling numbers of the unemployed already on the job market.
    The second nail in the coffin of the Zimbabwean economy was fixed in May 2005, the year when Murambatsvina(Operation remove dirt) was conducted. This operation destroyed livelihoods of some 700 000 households leaving them unemployed and some children denied their education. Other livelihoods were destroyed by the election violence of 2002, 2008, 2013, 2018 leaving some people displaced and unemployed. As of today in 2021 Zimbabwe’s unemployment rate is 95%, and an estimated 50% unemployed graduates added to the labour market per annum most of whom live in impoverished communities having passed through an under resourced curriculum.
    The third nail was brought about by COVID- 19 creating and increasing unemployment in both the informal and formal sectors in Zimbabwe, other Afrian Countries and majority countries of the global village.
    It is one’s hope, a passion and a determination that enterprises, employment and wealth be created through the following programs:
    1.Applying the Alphabet Entrepreneurship Development Innovation (AEDI) into simple affordable industry based innovative alphabet lines of business utilizing local raw materials,
    2. Imparting the AEDI based Programs in marginalized communities,
    3.Imparting the AEDI based Programs complimenting the Contemporary Education System’s Curriculum Framework Content,
    4. The introduction of the AEDI based Fettmer Virtual Enterprise Employment Creation Open Community University (FVEECOCU), an education system designed as one whole, from Early Childhood Development , through Primary, Secondary and University Level including Teacher Education.

    3.0 Rationale
    The rationale for introducing the Alphabet Entrepreneurship Development Innovation is;
    • The alphabet innovation’s applicability to all industries
    • The Alphabet innovation’s promotion of leadership responsibilities such as;
    • promoting organization and aesthetic appreciation (alphabet landscaping, alphabet interior décor)
    • promoting climate change (embark on light industry utilizing local raw materials and solar energy instead of fuel)
    • addressing environmental degradation (Alphabet re-afforestation along slopes and on plains)
    • promoting organic farming and human health, (alphabet organic farmed vegetable beds),
    • promoting polishing of precious stones into alphabet precious stone jewellery( eg diamond and gold jewellery
    • promoting the creation of national wealth, (enterprises, landscaping, re-afforestation, light industry, solar energy, organic farming) and
    • increasing trade and an improvement in the national balance of payment (conducting community-fund-raising-fairs selling alphabet products or any other innovative products that have utilized local raw materials at the local community markets)

    4.0 Values
    • Local resources utilitarianism
    • Appreciation of locally manufactured products
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Respect
    • Perseverance
    • Smart working

    5.0 Goals
    5.1Main Goal:
    5.1.1 To promote the creation of enterprises, employment and wealth

    5.2 General Goals:
    5.2.1 To bring an awareness of the AEDI and its application in various industry based lines of business to aspiring entrepreneurs cum Trainers and Collaborating Partners as well as non-Trainers in environmental , business, and education sectors as well as in marginalized communities

    5.2.2 To address climate change through AEDI based light industries, solar energy,
    5.2.3 To address environmental degradation through AEDI based organized and aesthetic re-afforestation( along slopes and on plains) landscaping, research and farming of local raw materials
    5.2.4 To address human health issues through AEDI based conservation agriculture, traditional games, sport,
    5.2.5 To raise funds for education fees, seed capital, enterprise liquidity and other bills through community fund raising fairs at the end of each month where the locally made. Industry based innovative alphabets products and technology are made from local raw materials
    5.2.6To increase local and external trade and the balance of payment

    6.0 Objectives
    6.1 Main Objective
    6.1.1To utilize the Double Theory and Double Practical OR Treble Theory and Treble Practical depending on the extent of the curriculum
    Budget:Conducting AEDI based Train the Trainer Program, utilizing the Double Theory and Double Practical OR Treble Theory and Treble Practical

    6.2 General Objectives:
    6.2.1 Documents on the AEDI Theory and Images of industry based Model Alphabet Products and Technology have been uploaded on Facebook and Twitter, persuading people to try out the suggested lines of business like Alphabet Meals, Alphabet Landscaping , Alphabet Maize Husk Mats (see http://www.facebook.com/fettmerconsulting;
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fettmerconsulting; Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fettmerconsulting; and
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/fettmerconsulting Resources permitting, one should reach out to more advertising platforms, facilitate AEDI based Expressive and Visual Arts and the engagement of the Marketing Consultant who are to utilize the Android phone and I-phone.

    6.2.2 To collaborate with NGOs and existing enterprises virtually in teaching more women, girls, youth, the differently abled, the in and out of correctional service how to make a variety industry, innovative , Alphabet Innovation based Products and Technologies using raw materials like maize husks, fibre, pfuri, rara, cotton, wheat flour, maize flour, clay, cement, through e-content and images sent to clients on WhatsApp, by email, through video presentations and video conferencing, and when possible, through face to face power point presentations using raw materials

    6.2.3 –To collaborate with the Environmental Management Agency in re-afforestation( along slopes and on plains) landscaping public parks, public institutions, and around homes as well as conducting research and farming of near extinct local raw materials targeting Trainers and non-Trainers
    6.1.1 To collaborate with Foundations for Farming in contributing towards acreage under Conservation Agriculture and increasing organic farm products for healthy human consumption
    6.1.1.1 To collaborate with the Sport and Recreation Commission in ensuring that traditional games and sport are held and also on a competitive basis in all communities,
    6.2.4.2 To collaborate with the Sport and Recreation Commission in designing and manufacturing innovative

    6.5 To collaborate with Community Centres and members of the newly to be formed National Association of Educationists serving the FVEECOCU Education System

    7.0 PROCEDURE:

    1. Lobbying leadership (politicians, chiefs, policy makers, civic society, pastors/priests, refugee officials, welfare NGO officials, social workers) on the relevance of the alphabet innovation and develop an interest in enterprise development, realize their role in protecting the environment, local resources and the development of policies that create an enabling business environment, setting up enterprises and should be prepared to recluse self when decision making with respect to tenders for instance concern their enterprises

    2. Fettmer Consulting nurturing of retired and practising non-education professionals who are existing and aspiring enterprise owner employers from any industry into Trainers who become Collaborating Partners in the implementation of the Alphabet Innovation based programs

    3. Collaborative nurturing of marginalized communities through the Ready Trainers, Association Member Representatives and other talented persons (who have undergone the AEDI based Train the Trainers’ Program) amongst the women, youth, the physically challenged, refugees, the in and out of correctional services, to become professional enterprise owner employers of self and others, Trainers as well as Collaborating Partners prepared to

    4. Fettmer Consulting nurturing of practising educationists (in the contemporary education system)as Trainers and in turn nurture school learners and tertiary level students becoming professional enterprise owner employers of self and others at various levels of the education system

    5. Fettmer Consulting nurturing of retired educationists to become Trainers who are eager to resume work as ECD Teachers, Primary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, University Lecturers and Teacher Education Lecturers in the FVEECOCU education system guiding them to become enterprise owner employers of self and others, some of whom are field experts initially employed in the public, private and civic sectors

    6. Collaborative organization of monthly community fund raising fairs for the sale of innovative products made from local raw materials for resident communities, quarterly in school clusters, and half yearly for tertiary institutions guided by the Standard Association Zimbabwe and Zimtrade

    These AEDI based Programmes are implemented through Collaborating Partners who initially undergo the AEDI based Train the Trainers’ Programme and become Trainers. These prospective Trainers are either aspiring or practising enterprise owner employers and their main collaboration task is offering on the job training, Level III Part II.

    In order for Fettmer Consulting (Pvt) Ltd to initiate a results oriented Train the Trainers’ Program, Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, the AEDI Launch, the AEDI based Community Programmes (CP) and the setting up of the Fettmer Virtual Enterprise Employment Creation Open Community University (FVEECOCU, which will eventually house the Community Programme) and in turn for the Collaborators to offer on- the- job-training opportunities, offer Train the Trainers’ Programme for educationists in schools and tertiary education institutions, embark on media, expressive and visual arts based programmes to keep the spirit of entrepreneurship alive, as well as initiating the AEDI based Community Fund Raising Fair, seed capital is required as indicated in the budget below.

    Budget
    No. Detail Expenditure
    In EURO Capital
    In EURO Total
    Capital 1 434 050
    1 Land Purchase on 2 hectares 30 000
    2 Application form fee 2 000
    3 Institutional registration 10 000
    4 Institutional first visit fee 6 000
    5 Institutional second visit fee 3 000
    6 Administration fee 10 000
    7 Accreditation of Programme Fee 2 500
    8
    Infrastructure construction
    3 Factory blocks, (ECD, Primary, Secondary and University) also used for holiday classes, and video conferencing with other education institutions and communities US$255 000
    4x US$ 28 000
    1 Block for kitchen and canteen
    1x US$7 000
    2 Sporting facilities and equipment
    3 US$ 10 00 150 000
    9.
    Implementation of the Marketing Plan by ten Marketers stationed in Zimbabwe, each is in charge of one province in Zimbabwe and five African countries whilst Fettmer Consulting in charge of marketing in the remaining is 4 African countries. This Publicity of the Alphabet Entrepreneurship Development Innovation and related Alphabet products and technology targets 3 to 65+ year olds.
    20 000
    10.
    • Teaching Art and Craft skills to
    • Purchase of raw materials for use in teaching

    25 000
    11. re-afforestation along slopes and plains
    landscaping in public parks and public institutions
    30 000
    12. teaching conservation farming
    The making of organic compost
    Raw material to make sport equipment 20 000
    14. Preparation for the community fair
    20 000

    15. Beginning of Semester I for Schools and University
    Data Collection Analysis and Feedback
    1.Motivational speech from the 1Chancellor 1Vice Chancellor, 1ECD, 1Primary and 1Secondary School 3 School Administrators
    2.The development of school syllabi/university programs , teacher guide books and learner work books and textbooks, Schemes of work/university program courses, lesson plans/ university module planning indicating the teaching methodology
    3.School Examination Preparation /University Examination moderation
    4. Practical, Oral and written Examination
    Beginning of Semester II
    (Review of examination performance with respect to
    trends of individual learners
    classes, and comparison with other departments and faculties on performance will compel the need to note areas of review to be done at the beginning of each year.These areas for review will be as follows:
    School Syllabus/ University Programs
    Schemes of work/university program courses,
    School teacher guide books and School learner work books/University lecturer presentations and university student assignments
    lesson plans and teaching methodology/ university module planning and teaching methodology
    3.School Examination Preparation /University Examination moderation
    4. Practical, Oral and written Examination 33 000
    16. 1 Guards (safety and gardening) earning US$300 per month
    12x1x300

    36 000
    17. 1 Nurse (work 24/7 attending to emergencies and making referrals to bigger hospitals earns U$800 00 per month
    12x1x800
    9 600

    18. IT Equipment
    Internet 1000 x 12=12000
    12 000
    19 Office (5 tablets at US$50
    5 x US$ 50 =500
    250
    20. 10 HP Desk Top Computer at US$ 700(
    5 x 700= 3 500 3 500

    21 3Cellphones x US$700 2 100
    22 2 digital cameras US$ 1 500 3 000
    23 2 video camera x US$ 1000 1 000
    24 10 Memory cards x US$100 1 000
    25 20 Flash disks x US$10 200
    26 3 computer back up hard drive x US$ 100 3 00
    27 3 Battery chargers US$75 225
    28 3 power servers x US$ 1000 3 000
    29 15 Adaptors x US$ 40 600
    30 10 metres x US$ 300 3 000
    31
    Office furniture for administration
    5 Offices furniture
    5 x US$3000 15 000
    32 3Cars at US$4 000 12 000
    33 Stationery 12 x US$ 200 x5 offices 12 000
    Implementation of the marketing plan Activities 12000
    34 General maintenance
    12 x 2 000 24 000
    35 Seed Capital needed for conducting the 10 Zimbabwean and 5 African AEDI based Train the Trainers’ Programme
    (10 x 30x US$50) +
    (5 x 30xUS$50 )

    22 500
    36 Seed Capital needed for conducting 10 Zimbabwean and 5 African AEDI based Corporate Social Responsibility Programme
    (10 x 30x US$50) +
    (5 x 30xUS$50 )

    Seed Caital for Trainers
    22 500

    37 Seed Capital needed for conducting 10 Zimbabwean and 5 African AEDI based AEIbasdCommunity programs
    10 x 30x US$50) +
    (5 x 30xUS$50 )

    22 500
    38 Seed Capital needed for conducting initial Community Fund Raising Fair
    10 x 30x US$50) +
    (5 x 30xUS$50 )
    22 500
    39 5 (4Laptops & 1 Des top) x US$500) 5 000
    40 5 Cellphones x US$700 2 100
    41 2 Digital cameras US$ 1 500 3 000
    42 2 Video camera x US$ 1000 1 000
    43 10 Memory cards x US$100 1 000
    44 20 Flash disks x US$10 200
    45 3 Computer back up hard drive x US$ 100 3 00
    46 3 Battery chargers US$75 225
    47 3 Power servers x US$ 1000 3 000
    48 15 Adaptors x US$ 40 600
    49 10 Metres x US$ 300 3 000
    50 2 Projectors 2 000
    51 3 Printers 1 500
    52 3 Scanners 1 500
    53 3 Photocopiers 1 500
    54 2 Book binders 1000
    55 2 Sewing machines 2000
    56 2 Overlock machines 1 500
    57 2 Fabric printing machines 2 500
    58 Gardening implements 3 000
    59 12 Solar panels 6 000
    60 4 Solar batteries 4000
    61 Electricity for 12 months x US$ 500 6 000
    62 Rates for 12 months US$ 300 3 600
    63 Rentals for 12 months x 1000 12 000
    64 Operational Research on Alphabet Entrepreneurship Development Innovation based National Human Resources Planning and Development
    20 000
    65 Research on local raw materials as basis for promoting commercial production of local plants, trees and grass for value addition into innovative alphabet products 35 000
    66 Purchase of raw materials for utilization in the hand making or value addition automated manufacturing /value addition of local raw materials 65 000
    Total 868 300
    Contingency Plan 15% of 892 .735 130 245
    Total Amount 998 545 998 545

    8.0 Conclusion
    The collaborative implementation of the Alphabet Entrepreneurship Development Innovation should result in some of the outcomes and impact indicated below.
    8.1 AEDI Programmes Outcome
    8.1.1 Wealth creation
    8.1.2 Realization of environmental and human health
    8.1.3 Achievement of local trade and a balance of payment
    8.1.4 Attainment of an improved high human development index

    8.2 AEDI Programmes Impact
    8.2.1 Each individual either owns a self- employing enterprise, also employing others or is employed in the public or private or civic sectors, but when the need arises, can self- employ and employ others on a sustainable basis
    8.2.2 The community and nation experience sustainable poverty eradication
    8.2.3 People in the community and nation experience sustainable human happiness

  22. CONCEPT NOTE
    THE VALUE OF WATER AS PREVENTIVE MEASURE OF COVID 19 – THE SECOND WAVE AGENDA
    (22 March 2021- Celebration of world water day)
    In response to the COVID 19 challenges, water plays critical roles in preventing the wide spreading of the new wave of the pandemic. Water, sanitation and Hand hygiene together with physical distancing are central to preventing the spread of the COVID 19.
    Since 2008 and before the upsurge of the Pandemic in March 2020 in Ghana, Resource Link Foundation with partners like Wilde Ganzen and other Netherlands partners has been embarking on the provision of the mechanized water facilities to rural communities with education on the relevance safe water, hygiene for the protection, prevention of illnesses, and general health and educational promotion.
    During the upsurge of the Pandemic, beneficiary school communities were enhanced on the relevance or value of the water facilities now and more. With some support from Corona fund, much education and awareness creations were in place from May- August 2020 on the prevention, protection and management mechanisms of the pandemic and ongoing through media engagements, Bill boards and Posters/ information leaflets as well as media/jingle publications in English and Local languages and other relevant logistics on limited scale.
    In 10 school communities, over 5000 direct beneficials’ and 50,000 indirect public beneficiaries, it is remarkable that, such preventives, protectives and promotional interventions have added up to the understanding level of the public and the reduction and management of the pandemic to date.
    However, it is pathetic to note that, in recent days, the pandemic has taken different dimension and on the rising trend. It is worthy to note that, Media jingles on the campaign messages and other publication continues to playing critical roles to alerting the public and guiding them to follow safety protocols per Government directives and adherence to behavioral change.
    Currently, Resource Link Foundation is adding on one additional mechanized water facilities to the tally of ten (10) school communities in support of general public to enhance the safety drinking water, hand washing practices and hygiene as well as use of or for ensuring healthy protocols.
    By commissioning the water facilities to the beneficiary school community in March 2021, Resource Link Foundation is constrained with resources due to less operations and less economic activities as a result of the COVID19 challenges hence unable to mobilize resources for continues Media engagement as well as lack of resources to acquire equipment like Veronica Buckets, Nose masks, sanitizers, soap and tissues as well as more information leaflets etc.
    By observing the COVID-19 19 Protocols and commissioning of the water facility to school community, The Project Implementing team is mobilizing community media network in Bono Region for developing and broadcasting awareness building programs on COVID-19.

    The Media network is to be broadcasting within relevance hours of programming daily on Coronavirus contamination and the value of water in different formats including: news, Public Service Announcement (PSA), radio spots, radio chat, dramas, jingles, interviews and expert opinions.

    It is therefore critical in this respect, based on experience from the first wave of the pandemics that, we request from the likeminded stakeholders’ organizations to support the enabling environment or space and with the needed resources to help curbing the COVID 19 challenges to achieve the following as but not limited to –
    Project objectives
    1. To enhance education and information sharing to the public through media and other publications on the Relevance of water, sanitation and hygiene in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic
    2. To engage media Panel discussion on the preventive, protective and promoting healthy protocols in curbing the pandemic
    3. To develop and make statement to call on both state and non-state actors to intensifying support with right policies and resource as well as behavioral change issues to addressing the pandemic- second wave agenda
    It is realized that safe water availability with combination with Hygiene and sanitation protocols will add up to the general health and wellbeing every single day. It is no doubt that, without water accessibility and safety protocols and equipment, citizens and more especially the rural vulnerable children who have just returned to schools are of much concerned and of greater challenge to defend themselves against the invasive pathogens, including the viruses like the prevailing COVID19.
    METHODOLOGY/PROCESS/OUTCOMES
    The contents of the programs include but not limited to- methods and prevention of contamination/spread, symptoms, service providing agencies, and service delivery points, and the role of people in the community followed in accordance with the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), UNICEF, and the WHO COVID-19 and water support in prevention, protection and promoting safety health systems, and Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan Operational Planning with the Guidelines to Support Regional Preparedness and Response.

    Resource Link Foundation in Collaboration with the Community Media Network on the previous interventions will be helping to raise awareness on COVID-19 and the upsurge of the wave -2 of the pandemic, it is critical to reinforcing Behaviors Change Communication (BCC) by CSOs, policy advocating to influence Government, On effective implementation of policies by health officials, and locally elected bodies (LEB). Community Radio stations are building awareness to change attitudes in respond to the upcoming vaccines and plans for the population immunity systems and activities of daily life and have been especially useful in making COVID-19 updates to rural communities.
    They are also providing a channel for two-way communication with people in the community as listeners are sending SMS or calling-in their questions.
    1. Preparation and Mobilization of the stakeholders/partners to the commissioning ceremony and to be guided by COVID 19 protocols at the World water day celebration.
    2. Development of Context paper and presentations of statements by facilitators or moderators on water /Covid19 and policy issues
    3. Procurement of 50 veronica buckets – two each to the 25 targeted schools in the Banda and wenchi school communities

    4. Procurement of T-shirts and other publications for the celebration of world water day-22 March 2021
    5. Development of jingles in 3 languages
    6. Media Network Engagement on news briefing, Public Service Announcement (PSA), radio spots, radio chat, dramas, jingles, interviews and expert opinions.
    7. Experts Panel discussions -Topical issues prevailing in the Target communities on the second wave covid 19

    EXPECTED PARTICIPING GROUPS
    1. Staff of Resource Link Foundation
    2. School community- children, parents, teachers, GES officials
    3. Media Network- Print and voice (electronic)
    4. Officials from District Assembly- DCE/DCD/Water and sanitation committees
    5. Women and other vulnerable groups
    6. Religious and Traditional Authorities

    ESTIMATED BUDGET

    NO ITEM UNIT/COST QUANTITY TOTAL
    COST
    1 Veronica Buckets @ 100 Ghs and Metal stands @100Ghs to deprived school communities 200 50 10,000.00
    2 Sanitizers@ 5 /tissues/soap @4 / Face or Nose mask @Ghs1.00 -label of water values etc to school children 1000 10 10,000.00
    3 Publications- Posters@2.00ghc @ 1000 copies
    T-shirts @Ghs50.00 at the water commissioning ceremony at world water day celebration –safety
    Protocols observed (10 at each Media station location officials/ Traditional Authorities /etc –@ Ghs 300.00 1000

    100

    300 2

    50

    10 2000.00

    5000.00

    3000.00

    4. Allowances for Expert Panel @Ghc 100 x4 discussants x10 Media Network Hosting @ 4 weeks per 10 media stations 40 400 16,000.00
    5 Media Network Air Time Engagement on news briefing, Public Service Announcement (PSA), Radio spots, radio chat, dramas, jingles, interviews and expert opinions 40
    100 4000.00
    6 Multi- Jingle development @Ghc500 each of the (3) Twi/Nafaanra / English Languages 3 500 1500.00
    7 Mobilization/coordination -fuel/calls@Ghc200.00/protocols to key stakeholders @ Ghc 200.00 at each Station 10 400 4000.00
    9 Advocacy message /statement presentations – publication in news papers 4 500 2000.00
    10 Media Network orientation on Media engagements
    (refreshment/Transport supplement) 10 150 1500.00
    TOTALS GHC54,000.00

    SUMMARY BUDGET
    No. Item Partner/donor Amount
    1 Cost of Mechanized water facility Resource Link Foundation- Ghana/The Netherlands GHS52,000.00
    2 Commissioning of water facility and celebration of world water day celebration. Request from Water and COVID-19 Partners GHS 54,000.00
    3 Administrative support Resource Link Foundation- Ghana/The Netherlands GHS10,600.00
    4 Grand Total All Partners GHS116, 000.00
    (16,657.00 euros )

    Bank Details of Resource Link Foundation(applicant/implementor)
    Bank Name Ghana Commercial Bank
    Branch Wenchi
    Bank Address Wenchi Ghana Commercial Bank
    Account Name Resource Link Foundation
    Account Number 7111130000218
    Currency Ghana cedis
    SWIFT/IBAN Code GHCBGHAC
    Other Transfer Details As applicable

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