2020 Evidence Summit on Strategic Religious Engagement

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USAID invites the submission of abstracts from individuals or groups for the Agency’s Evidence Summit on Strategic Religious Engagement.

The three-day summit will examine research evidence around the role and impact of religious community engagement and faith-based organizations in global development and humanitarian assistance, and their implications for USAID policy and practice. The event is scheduled for October 5-8th, 2020 and will serve as an opportunity for academics, researchers and practitioners to showcase emerging research, new data and trends and promising practices in this subject area.

Questions?  Contact Amanda Vigneaud at avigneaud@usaid.gov.

Evidence Summit Goals:

    1.    Examine available evidence confirming or refuting that partnership with faith-based organizations and engagement with religious communities furthers development and humanitarian objectives and sustainability.

    2.    Identify and share lessons, good practice, and examples of strategic religious engagement including its distinguishing characteristics, and commonalities with, other forms of stakeholder engagement  

    3.    Explore policy and practical implications of advancing strategic religious engagement throughout the Agency.

The submission deadline for this call is July 17th, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.

For additional information regarding submission requirements and format of the proposals, please visit here.

Last updated: August 14, 2020

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