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Sectors: Co-op & Development

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

For actions under Lot I, each application may target one or several sub-regions as listed below :
* Sub-region 1 (West Nile): Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Maracha, Moyo, Nebbi, Packwach, Yumbe and Zombo
* Sub-region 2 (Greater North): Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Lira, Otuke, Oyam, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo, Nwoya and Pader
* Sub-region 3 (Karamoja): Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Napak Sub-region 4 (Eastern Uganda): Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga Jinja, Kaliro, Kamuli, Luuka Mayuge, Namayingo, Namutumba, Budaka, Busia, Butaleja, Kibuku, Paliisa and Tororo


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WE Funding – DCI – Enable…
Funds for: enable CSOs to engage as actors of governance and development in Uganda
Main benficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: enable CSOs to engage as actors of governance and development in Uganda
Main benficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

* To enable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to engage as actors of governance and development in Uganda;
* To promote youth employment opportunities and agency;
* To promote sound and transparent governance of Uganda’s natural resources;
* To enhance the capacity of the media in development

* To promote ownership and local leadership;
* Local applicants and/ or have local actors at the heart of the project;
* To include elements of capacity development for local stakeholders;
* To use a rights-based approach and gender sensitive

Among financed actions
* Lot 1
– Support to monitor, advocate and pilot more effective and inclusive youth employment strategies and decent work opportunities;
– Support to monitor, advocate and pilot reforms, making it easier for youth to become self-employed or start a business;
– Support strengthening links with the private sector to ensure meaningful apprenticeships, and business and employment opportunities
* Lot 2
– Activities to undertake a critical review of environmental and social safeguards in the petroleum industry (upstream and mid-stream);
– Activities aimed at empowering local communities to demand effective social and environmental safeguards, as well as economic  opportunities in the natural resource extraction process;
– Activities empowering Ugandan citizens to demand the transparent and effective management of the natural resources
* Lot 3
– Provision of a fund from which individual journalists and media houses (with an emphasis on community media and local radio stations) can draw funding for investigations and reporting on specific issues of social importance in Uganda, particularly youth and natural resources governance;
– Implementation of measures to support journalists operating in rural areas, to increase their access to resources, reduce their isolation and increase protection mechanisms in times of crisis;
– Capacity development interventions, including training workshops and longer-term mentoring programmes, for journalists and employees of media houses with the aim of improving capacity for in-depth and investigative reporting on social issues

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 48 months

* Eligibility: 
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a Civil Society Organisation; 
– Be established in Uganda or in a one of the following countries: countries eligible for Union funding under the ENI including the Russian Federation, developing countries and territories and overseas countries and territories, countries eligible for the European Development Fund, EU Member States, European Economic Area countries

– Where the lead applicant is not established in Uganda, it must act with minimum one co-applicant established in Uganda;
– In addition to the categories referred above, the following are, also eligible as co-applicants: Local Authorities and National Associations of Local Authorities legally established in Uganda 

– Actions must take place in Uganda