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									COMPUTERS FOR COMMUNITIES (CFC) PILOT PROJECT PROPOSAL GENERAL GUIDELINES & APPLICATION FROM FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN REGION Call for Pilot Project Proposal
The Organization of the American States (OAS), the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA), and Industry Canada (IC) in entering Phase II of the Computers for Communities initiative in the Latin America and Caribbean region encourage country members to present a CFS-type initiative for their country.1 Participants to the series of CFS Workshops in LAC, that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Managua, Nicaragua and Kingston, Jamaica; ICT practitioners from public organizations, NGOs and/or the private sector with experience and knowledge of CFS are invited to respond to the call by submitting their proposal. Organizations/Institutions interested should submit the following information:
a. Complete Application Form (See Attached Form) Proposals should provide specified details not exceeding the allotted space.

b. Updated Curriculum Vitae of the applicant(s), indicating prior experience with and knowledge of CFS. This information should be submitted no later than December 15th, 2005 to Victoria Martins, CFC Regional Coordinator for LAC – coordinacion@cpc-cfc.net. Selection Process: The author(s) of the selected projects will be contacted directly by the Adjudication Team by January 30th, 2006. Seed money granted: up to US $30,000. (Thirty thousand US dollars)
Pilot Project to be started by February 28th, 2006

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Special consideration will be given to Regional Pilot Projects, i.e. involving two or more countries.

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COMPUTERS FOR COMMUNITIES (CFC) PILOT PROJECT PROPOSAL APPLICATION FORM
CITY/COUNTRY/REGION: AUTHOR(S): DATE: TITLE OF PROJECT:

OVERARCHING OBJECTIVE/S:

TOP THREE EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

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SPECIFIC INDICATORS TO MEASURE THE EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

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DESCRIPTION OF THE PILOT PROJECT 1. Briefly describe the context of the city, country and/or region in which the project will be implemented

2. Target Audience(s) i. Which region/s of the country/ies will be served?

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Which populations are served? (teachers, youth at risk, aboriginal communities, etc.

3. Partners from Key Sectors: (Include full contact information and the role they would play) i. Private:

ii. Academic

iii. Civil Society / NGOs iv. Public – Municipal, Provincial, State and/or Federal Government

v. Are any of these partners implementing a similar project? If so, how could you collaborate with one another?

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4. Outline the Goal and Purpose of the Pilot Project Goal:

Purpose:

5. Methodology for Implementation – List the phases of the pilot project and the activities within each phase. Include the partners that will be included in each phase and in what capacity.

6. Critical Path – Timeline and Milestones

7. Describe briefly the „Short Term Impact‟ expected

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8. Describe briefly the „Long Term Impact‟ expected

9. Describe briefly the foreseen impacts of the project on the environment

10. Describe briefly how you will ensure gender equality. That „participants‟ (design & implementation) as well „beneficiaries‟ are shared by boys and girls, men and women.

11. Replicability and Scalability Plan – How do you see the pilot project can be replicated?

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KNOWN NETWORKS NOW IN PLACE: [Please include current groups from a broad range of fields, e.g. academic, NGOs, professional associations, that can be connected to the pilot project proposal to leap-frog progress and build on existing country/region strengths]

NETWORKS PROPOSED: [Groups/individuals that might be contacted to achieve sustained impact and long-term success of the outcomes]

LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY [How do you see the project will platform national capabilities? How might it be funded into the future? How might the equipment be maintained and human resources kept involved?]

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UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM PROJECT – www.unmillenniumproject.org The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Project commits the international community to an expanded vision of development, one that vigorously promotes human development as the key to sustaining social and economic progress in all countries, and recognizes the importance of creating a global partnership for development. The goals have been commonly accepted as a framework for measuring development progress. Reference: http://www.developmentgoals.org/About_the_goals.htm “We will spare no effort to free our fellow men, women, and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty, to which more than a billion of them are currently subjected.” United Nations Millennium Declaration, September 2000 By 2015 all United Nations Member States have pledged to reach these 8 goals. Do you see your project contributing to any or several of the MDGs? Which one(s) and how?

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger? YES / NO How? 2. Achieve universal primary education? YES / NO How? 3. Promote gender equality and empower women? YES / NO How? 4. Reduce child mortality? YES / NO How? 5. Improve maternal health? YES / NO How? 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases? YES / NO How? 7. Ensure environmental sustainability? YES / NO How? 8. Develop a global partnership for development? YES / NO How?

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WHAT WOULD BE YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? HOW DO YOU SUGGEST IT COULD BE OVERCOME?

BUDGET A. FROM OAS a. Seed fund: b. Human Resources: Assistance of Vicky Martins CFC Regional Coordinator for LAC Subtotal: US $ B. AT COUNTRY/REGION LEVEL a. Equipment b. Human resources c. In-Kind Contribution US $ Subtotal: US $ TOTAL: US $ US $ US $

C. MEANS OF ACOUNTABILITY / TRACKING OF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES

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