In January 2021, four events were hosted as part of the Darwin Initiative Stage 2 workshop, for Round 27 applicants that had been successfully invited through to Stage 2.
For the first time, because of the international Covid-19 situation, all events were held online. There were three different types of event, with the interactive M&E workshop sessions being held twice (once in the UK morning and once in the UK afternoon) to account for time differences of applicants.
The workshop proceedings, including Q&A, can be found here.
Webinar – Frequently asked questions and common issues
On 13th January, we hosted a webinar for applicants under Round 27 of the Darwin Initiative that were invited through to Stage 2. This webinar introduced Stage 2 applicants to some of the frequently asked questions and common issues relating to eligibility, finance, Flexi-Grant, gender and safeguarding requirements.
The slides from this session can be accessed here.
The webinar was recorded and can be accessed here using the passcode: $yM?U?q9
Workshop Session – Project design tools and importance of good evidence and indicators
On 18th January (both in the UK morning and afternoon), we hosted an interactive workshop for Stage 2 applicants. This two-part session aimed to cover the use of project design tools and methods to ensure that applicants logframes were as robust as possible through the inclusion of “SMART” indicators and appropriate means of verification.
A copy of the exercise sheet used during the session is available here.
The recording from the session can be accessed here.
Darwin Expert Committee: What makes a good application
On 15th January, we hosted a presentation with guest speaker Paul Smith from the Darwin Expert Committee. This session provided applicants with an insight into what the expert committee looks for in an application through outlining the main assessment processes and providing tips on how to improve or strengthen Stage 2 applications.
Slides from “What makes a good application” presentation are available here.
A link to the Zoom recording can be found here.