What considerations need to be addressed to bring another coordinating…
What considerations need to be addressed to bring another coordinating body on board?
How will prioritizing a coordinating body affect our current partnership strategies/priorities?
Coordinating body aside, what partners should we prime for major donations? How do we strategically target them? Message to them?
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Leverage partner networks
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How do we ensure the coordinating body is an appropriate fit?
What tensions exist?
short term funding needs not necessarily best for long-term sustainability.
Can we forsake 1:1 leverage for bringing on a long-term bilateral organization?
What time sensitivities are there?
Bilaterals/large organizations have long processes to program funds.
Replacement funding needed 6 months before USAID funds run out
:red_flag: Calculate when USAID funds will run out at current burn rates.
What stakeholders need to be engaged?
Key partners like Dow, etc.
State Dept - AFPD
Field Mission Front Offices
RLC Partnerships Advisors
RLC Senior Leadership
What structure could could central coordination take?
USG/USAID as convener
Could we accept gift funds without an award? Could we open a small award to do so?
Would Agency fund staff, not program?
Coordination + Funding responsibilities
If coordination only, who can close the funding gap?
Who could be interested in a major investment in youth?
Other USG entities
INGOs willing to take on fundraising
International Education Providers
:red_flag: Brainstorm possible governance models.