Spider Education and Learning 2017 - Call for Proposals, Sweden

Publish Date: Nov 24, 2016

Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

Welcome to The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) - vocational skills

Spider announces its second open call for proposals within thematic area Education and Learning. This time we are looking for organisations using ICT within formal or non-formal education to give vocational skills to improve employability or self-sufficiency. Deadline for application is Noon, CET, January 31st, 2017.

Spider is excited to announce an open call in the thematic programme of education and learning. The objective of the present call is to receive project proposals that are ready to be implemented and can deliver concrete results. Proposals that can demonstrate how they will achieve learning outcomes and organizations that form strategic partnerships with different stakeholders from the public and private sector and civil society will be prioritized.


The focus is on vocational skills, and we are looking for proposals that are competency based, learner centered, and using formal and/or non-formal education. The areas will be in different trades and subjects where the trainees are taught technical and life skills that will lead to productivity and improve chances of employability and/or self-sufficiency.

Target group

This call will focus on the heads of children-headed households or, heads of women-headed households, widows or youth in rural-, urban settings and refugee camps.

ICT component(s)

The proposed ICT component(s) should be used as a tool for furthering education within the particular context, specifically integrating pedagogically proven methods. The project should make use of ICTs/ method in ICT4D that has yielded the desirable results in the same or similar socio-economic settings and tailored to the context in which it is implemented.

Financial allocation and project duration

The project should not exceed 1 million SEK per year.

Spider will fund projects in education starting from mid-2017. Projects need to end by mid-2019.

Eligibility of applicants

Spider will accept applications from institutions of learning, vocational schoools and organisations from the following 23 priority countries for Swedish development cooperation:


  • Burkina Faso
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda Somalia
  • Sudan South
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia


  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar

Middle East

  • Iraq
  • Palestine

Latin America

  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Guatemala

Criteria for project partners

Applicants must align with Spider's criteria for project partners.

How to apply

If you consider your organisation to be eligible for support in the open call, fill out this application template.

Your application shall consist of

  • concept note, written in English, maximum two pages, font Times New Roman 10
  • an externally audited annual report
  • audit management letter
  • proof of registration.

Deadline for application

Send the application by email to education@spidercenter.org no later than noon Central European Time on 31 January 2017.

Rules for the open call:

Please note that applications that exceed the two page limit will be rejected.

The application must be written in English, font Times New Roman size 10 and we will not accept hand-written applications.

The deadline for submission of the application is 16 December 2016 noon Central European Time. Applications sent in after the deadline will be rejected.

Spider requests applicants to send in an externally audited annual report, audit management letter, and the organisations proof of registration. These documents together with the two page concept note will be the application.

Assessment and selection of applications:

Qualified applicants should submit a two page concept note together with other documents as explained in the rules for open call no later than 31 January 2017.

Following review by Spider, selected applicants will be invited to submit a project proposal in March 2017. Spider reserves the right to choose project applications which are best aligned with our programme goals.

Spider Programme outcomes

The projects will contribute to a unified result for the thematic programmes of education. We are looking for projects that can deliver concrete results to the following short term outcomes in education:

2.1 Students/Learners have ICT-based access to education and digital content is available,

2.2 Forums and networks have improved the use of ICT for learning

2.3 Institutions of learning and related civil society organisations have strengthened capacity in accessible education, capacity building of teachers and content development.

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.

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