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Apply for: Next Generation ‘What We Know: Women & Girls’ thematic brief and stakeholder engagement activities

What is the opportunity?

The British Council Research and Insight Team is seeking to commission a review and analysis of selected Next Generation reports to inform the production of ‘what we know’ about women and girls thematic briefing papers.

Study objectives

The objectives of this research and stakeholder engagement consultancy opportunity are:

  • To produce a set of accessible global outputs on the shared gender equality issues impacting on young people – particularly young women, for British Council colleagues to use internally to inform programming and to use externally for stakeholder and donor engagement activities
  • Continue to develop the usefulness and reach of the existing portfolio of Next Generation research
  • Demonstrate the value of the British Council’s work globally in addressing gender equality

 In turn, these objectives will:

  •  Support Next Generation objectives in research, youth voice and policy impact, particularly for young women
  • Contribute to the British Council’s global reputation as a thought leader and expert on gender equality and a trusted provider of gender transformative programming

 Outputs and deadlines

 The outputs that we would envision include:  

  A full research report, including an executive summary and bibliography/references.

  • What We Know’ briefs: Up to five accessible, easy-to-read and short ‘what we know’ briefs, each focusing on a particular topic or theme, agreed upon through a consultation process with the British Council.
  • Slide decks: A (or a number of) slide deck(s), designed within British Council branding, highlighting key findings from the ‘what we know’ briefs.
  • A series of stakeholder sessions: A series of online engagement activities which will allow for young people across the world to reflect on and engage with the debates and findings highlighted in the ‘What We Know’ briefs, alongside policy makers, gender practitioners and other stakeholders. These are expected to be included as part of the research process, in addition to the launch and publication of the final reports and briefs.
  • A write up note on the debates and discussions from the online sessions: To summarise the debates and discussions from the webinars and identify and highlight key recommendations and calls to action for the British Council and relevant stakeholders (including policy makers) to take forward in its wider programming and partnerships. 

 The timeline for submission is:

Activity Date/time
RFP Issued to bidding suppliers Tuesday 18 July 2023
Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline) Monday 31 July 2023 (23.59 BST)
British Council to respond to clarification questions Monday 7 August 2023 (23:59 BST)
Deadline for submission of Proposals by potential suppliers (Response Deadline) Thursday 24 August 2023 (23:59 BST)  
Final Decision No later than Tuesday 5 September 2023
Inception meeting and contract start date Week of 11 September 2023

How to apply

To view the full proposal, the evaluation criteria,and instructions for responding, review the opportunity on the In-tend Portal.  

This opportunity is under In-Tend number BC/03012 

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