In an effort to further strengthen the capacity of Civil Society Organizations and to ensure CSO’s contribution to Rwanda’s transformation agenda, UNDP Rwanda in partnership with RGB launches a call for project proposals. The call is open until 5 November 2021.
This call for proposals is launched in the framework of the UNDP/RGB programme to strengthen civil society organizations for responsive and accountable governance. As one of the components of this CSO programme, the micro-grant facility is part of a wider strategy to strengthen CSOs to play an essential role in community development, ensuring human rights, transparency, and citizens’ participation. 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 local 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 seven thematic areas described hereunder:
1. COVID 19 economic recovery (at community level)
2. Empowerment of persons with disabilities
3. Anti-SGBV, child protection and gender equality
4. Youth empowerment
5. Protection of the environment for green growth and climate resilience
6. Extension services for agriculture and livestock
7. Quality service delivery and accountability
The full Call for Proposals document outlines the steps to be followed to apply for the micro-grant programme for national/local CSOs. 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 available in English and in French.