External Remote Evaluation of Media Content Production and Network-Building Initiative in Central Asia
You are requested to submit a bid for the “Evaluation of Media Content Production and Network-Building Initiative in Central Asia” as per attached Technical Specification (details are attached in the file).
Purpose: To contract a physical or legal entity to conduct a remote evaluation of the Media Content Production and Network-Building Initiative in Central Asia.
Organizational setting and background. The assignment shall be performed under the direct supervision and overall direction and procedural guidance of IREX.
About IREX. IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change. IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education. IREX has operated in Central Asia since 1992, enabling local individuals and institutions to develop key elements of a vibrant society—including quality education, free access to information and technology for development, independent media, and programming on issues of youth development and gender issues—resulting in stronger local communities. Details available at www.irex.org
Summary of the Central Asia Design Hub Project. The Central Asia Design Hub (CADH) is a three-year project implemented by IREX in Kyrgyzstan to increase the variety and type of television entertainment programming available to citizens of Central Asia. One of the key components of this project will support the diversification of the TV and audio entertainment programming both by providing licenses to American TV series and TV formats, dubbed and subtitled together with Central Asian media partners, as well as supporting the locally produced TV or audio programming under a license.
Locally produced online TV series and other media is also supported by the project in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Media formats include cartoons, reality TV entertainment, inspirational docuseries, and informative social media posts.