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Call for Proposals, International Paralympic Committee

Call for Proposals, International Paralympic Committee

The International Paralympic Committee has launched a call for proposals to look for service providers to ensure implementation of their project in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia. Deadline: 13 July 2020.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is looking to contract a Service Provider for their Sport Against Stigma project (f/m/x). Starting on 01 September 2020, the contract period runs for 49 months, until 30 September 2024. Companies or organisations interested in delivering the service must be based in one of the three project countries in Africa (Ghana, Malawi or Zambia). The deadline to submit proposals is 13 July 2020.

About the IPC

At the IPC, we work as one team, aligned and focussed on fulfilling our vision and mission. The IPC’s vision is for an inclusive world though Para sport. We believe that Change Starts With Sport, and that the work of the Paralympic Movement is a catalyst for driving social inclusions and advancing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The IPC seeks to use the influential global position of the Paralympic Movement and the growing profile of Para athletes to challenge the stigma attached to disability and empower social transformation. The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. We supervise the organisation of the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games and serve as International Federation for 10 Para sports. The IPC is a purpose-driven non-profit association. Our mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence. Since 1989, we have creating change through sport with the Paralympic Games and Paralympic athlete at our core.

Project Background

The IPC has partnered with Loughborough University London (LU LDN) to deliver three of four pillars of their ‘Sport Against Stigma’ project. The project is part of the Global Disability Innovation Hub’s (GDIH) programme called — AT 2030—Life Changing Assistive Technology for All, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The three pillars of the Sport Against Stigma project delivered by the IPC are:

  • Education: I’mPOSSIBLE, an inclusive school programme based on the Paralympic values and Para sports
  • Athlete Development: the creation of Para sport pipelines
  • Mass Broadcast for social change: the Paralympic Games broadcasted in up to 42 African countries for the first time

The education and the Para sport development pillars will be implemented in three African countries (Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia) and will reach 1.3 million people directly. Working closely with National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) in each country, the Service Provider will ensure that the IPC’s deliverables for the education and athlete development pillars are successfully implemented in the target countries. In addition, the Service Provider will be critical to ensuring communication and understanding between local partners and the IPC, as well as coordinating support across pillars. The Service Provider will report to the IPC Sport Against Stigma Project Lead for pillar 2 (education) and pillar 3 (athlete development).

More detailed information on the project are available in the Project Summary shared alongside the Call for Proposal.

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