The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected twenty-three organizations to participate in a co-creation workshop to develop concept papers for a new program to empower adolescent girls and increase their access to education in Liberia.
The new program will be part of the Let Girls Learn initiative of the United States Government, designed to ensure adolescent girls get the education they deserve. Building on USAID’s initial Let Girls Learn funding and education programs, the initiative elevates existing programs, including in areas of conflict and crisis, leverages public-private partnerships, and challenges organizations and governments to commit resources to lift up adolescent girls worldwide.
In July 2016, USAID invited the public to submit expressions of interest to participate in designing a program under its Let Girls Learn Activity to achieve these goals. From the 75 expressions of interest that were received, twenty-three organizations were competitively selected by USAID to participate in the workshop based on the merits of their expressions of interest.
The concept papers developed by workshop participants will ultimately lead to the development and award of a USAID-funded program to promote adolescent girls’ education utilizing approaches that produce innovative and sustainable outcomes.
The organizations selected to participate in the workshop, which will be held from September 21-September 23 in Monrovia at the Mamba Point Hotel, are listed below. These organizations have been encouraged to reach out to other organizations, both locally and abroad, to help broaden participation and facilitate the inclusion of additional innovative ideas.
African Development Corps
American Institutes for Research
Cambridge Education and LINK Community Development
Education Development Center
Institute of International Education
International Business Initiatives (IBI)
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
Mano River Women’s Peace Network
More Than Me
Save the Children
Shelter for Life International
The Kaizen Company
World Hope International