Kigali, 15th March 2019: In an effort to further strengthen the capacity of Civil Society organizations, UNDP Rwanda in partnership with RGB launches a call for project and research proposal. The call is open until the 26th April 2019.

As one of the components of the CSO programme, the micro-grant component is part of a wider strategy of strengthening civil society organization and deepening more permanent and sustainable dialogue channels between CSOs and Government to advocate for the voices of civil society to be heard and considered in public policy making. Awarded grantees will commit to active participation in capacity-building activities as well as one-one-one technical support. Through the implementation of awarded projects, grantees will support community development and deepen their understanding of the needs of the people they represent, sensitize them on their rights (including those of marginalized groups) and promote participation in decision making and development processes.

Eligible project proposals can focus on one of the eleven thematic areas described hereunder:

1) Human rights, legal aid and gender equality
2) Family promotion, anti-SGBV and child protection
3) Empowerment of people with disabilities
4) Social protection
5) Citizen participation and accountability
6) Service delivery
7) Youth empowerment and culture promotion
8) Capacity building of organizations, including the media sector
9) Protection of the environment for green growth and climate resilience
10) Extension services for agriculture and livestock
11) Promoting research for development

This Call for Proposals outlines the steps to be followed to apply for the micro-grant programme for national/local CSOs, and research institutes, academia and think tanks specifically for the research grants. The proposals will be evaluated by an independent Grant Selection Committee ensuring equal treatment of all submissions. For more information, please consults the call for proposal’s notice that are in English and in French.

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