Outreach, Capacity building
Writing effective grant proposals is a critical skill needed by any team wishing to bring their initiative to the next level. The Pacific Island communities have been selected to receive additional support for capacity development to improve the quality of project proposals presented to potential donors, sponsors, or investors. The attendees for this workshop were nominated by Pacific organizations that are aligned with the goals of ISIF Asia and APNIC, to enhance skills for individuals and teams in core areas where initiatives for infrastructure development are generated. The workshop was held in partnership with the Vanuatu Internet Exchange (VIX) and facilitated by Inveneo, an international not-for-profit social enterprise that operates in several developing economies around the world delivering the tools of technology to developing communities who need it most, to transform lives through better education, health care, economic opportunities, and faster relief. Inveneo partners with local ICT entrepreneurs to help build sustainable projects and local capacity.
The goal of the workshop was to provide participants with the skills required to seek funding from potential donors with effective grant proposals. The two-day workshop covered a range of topics relevant to grant proposal writing as well as how to apply for ISIF Asia grants and awards. Here is the agenda that was covered during the event. The workshop materials are available online to benefit anyone looking to enhance their grant proposal writing skills.
Video Day 1 / Morning session: Understanding the Problem; Defining Specific Activities & Building a Good Budget
Video Day 1 / Afternoon session: Building a good budget; project outcomes (coming soon)
Video Day 2 / Morning session: 8 reasons, formulate the methods (coming soon)
Video Day 2 / Afternoon session: Craft a persuasive credibility statement, define the problem you intent to address (coming soon)
Slides Day 1 / Morning session: Understanding the Problem; Defining Specific Activities & Building a Good Budget
Slides Day 1 / Afternoon session: Building a good budget; project outcomes
Slides Day 2 / Morning session: 8 reasons, formulate the methods
Slides Day 2 / Afternoon session: Craft a persuasive credibility statement, define the problem you intent to address
The individuals chosen to participate represent a wide range of organizations in the Pacific Islands: Etuate Cocker, University of Auckland (New Zealand); Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, Rocket Systems (Niue); Christine P. Francis, National Information and Communications Technology Authority (Papua New Guinea); Ian Kalsuak, Chairman of Ecolifelyhood Development Associates (Vanuatu); Hendrik Keitner, Island Media Ltd (Vanuatu); Robert James Makin, Vanuatu Daily News Digest (Vanuatu); Jackson Miake OGCIO Office (Vanuatu); Louise Nasak, Vanuatu Telecom Regulator (Vanuatu); Steve Noorderbroe, Telsat Broadband Limited (Vanuatu); Cathy Nunn, Media Association Vanuatu (Vanuatu); Anne Pakoa, Vanuatu Education Policy Advocacy Coalition (Vanuatu); Thomas Rodgers, Telecom Fiji Ltd (Fiji); Opetaia Simati, Department of ICT, Ministry of Communications and Transport (Tuvalu); Matt Temar, Pacific Institute of Public Policy (Vanuatu); Bauro Tewareka, Kiribati Computer and Internet Society Inc (Kiribati) and Ano Tisam, Cook Islands Internet Action Group (Cook Islands).