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THE ONE DROP FOUNDATION IS SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS TO STRENGTHEN OUR UNIQUE INTERVENTION MODEL AND ITS IMPACT TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

THE ONE DROP FOUNDATION
The One Drop Foundation (www.onedrop.org) is a philanthropic organization rooted in learning and sharing. We envision a better world, where all have access to living conditions that allow for empowerment and development. We support initiatives with the aim of systems change, to create sustainable well-being for the most vulnerable. We believe that people are at the heart of change and that this change can be attained by:
a) increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services;
b) increasing the practice of key WASH behaviours with the Social Art for Behaviour Change™ (SABC) approach; and
c) strengthening local economies to maintain access to WASH services and products.

PURPOSE AND OVERALL PROCESS
The One Drop Foundation intends to collaborate with researchers who are interested in pursuing opportunities in applied social sciences. Together with researchers, the One Drop Foundation wishes to improve its contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) looking towards 2030.
1.Evaluating the impact of our projects through an experimental design with participatory action research.
2. Documenting how the SABC approach developed by the One Drop Foundation is an effective behaviour change methodology.
We are open to discussing the specific topic of research based on the interests, skills and experience of the applicants.

WHO MAY APPLY
Researchers from around the world are welcome to contact us, in particular those based in Canada. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are anticipated from:
• Groups of researchers
• Graduate students (Masters, PhD, Post Docs) seeking research opportunities
• Individual researchers and academic institutions
• Professional research organizations and other not-for-profit institutions

A webinar will be held for interested parties on Thursday, November 4 at 10 a.m. EST to answer any questions. Please register on Eventbrite HERE.
We welcome any questions you might have regarding the attached research themes and this EOI process.

To submit questions or proposals, please reach out to:
Raïsa Mirza, Director of Innovation and Knowledge Management: raisa.mirza@onedrop.org and
Tania Vachon, Director of Social Art for Behaviour Change: tania.vachon@onedrop.org

Deadline: Friday, November 26, 202

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