Call for Applications: UNAOC Intercultural Innovation Hub 2024

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In a world marked by diversity and interconnectedness, fostering understanding and inclusion across cultures is essential for building a better future. Recognising this imperative, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, with the support of Accenture, are proud to announce the launch of the 2024 cycle of the Intercultural Innovation Hub (IIH). This initiative aims to connect people, empower grassroots organisations, and elevate intercultural innovation to address pressing global challenges.

UNAOC Intercultural Innovation Hub 2024

The Innovation Hub serves as a platform for innovative projects championing diversity, integration, and social inclusion to scale up their impact and achieve sustainable growth. Through this programme, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive a financial grant of up to USD 20,000 to support the expansion and sustainability of their projects.
  • Engage in a comprehensive capacity-building programme, including workshops, customised support, and mentorship.
  • Gain access to international workshops and membership in an exclusive global platform.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Hub are not-for-profit organisations implementing projects focused on promoting intercultural dialogue and fostering diverse and inclusive societies, and who are willing to expand their range of action.  Examples include projects in the following fields:

  • Promoting gender equality
  • Preventing xenophobia, violent extremism, and hate speech
  • Promoting the use of sport, art and culture as tools to drive social change and foster social inclusion
  • Supporting the LGBTQI+ community and championing gender diversity
  • Advocating for disability rights and disability inclusion.
  • The Intercultural Innovation Hub does not support one-time events (e.g. festivals, events, conferences. etc.).

Other Benefits of Intercultural Innovation Hub

Selected recipients of the Intercultural Innovation Hub will benefit from a year-long capacity-building programme designed to enhance their skills and capabilities. They will also gain access to a global leadership platform, enabling them to collaborate with other changemakers and participate in regional and international events.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is March 25, 2024. Visit Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a global movement driving positive change through intercultural innovation. Join us in building a more inclusive and interconnected world. Apply now and be the change you wish to see.

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