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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Justice - Security, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Federations Unions, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Universities

Regions: European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to support an effective civil society engagement towards the achievement of the strategic objectives of Peacebuilding and State-building Goals (PSG) 1, 2 and 3 of the Somali Compact.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To achieve a stable and peaceful federal Somalia through inclusive political processes
– To establish unified, capable, accountable and rights based Somali federal security institutions providing basic safety and security for its citizens
– To establish independent and accountable justice institutions capable of addressing the justice needs of the people of Somalia by delivering justice for all

– Emphasizing the strengthening of CSOs through (national) networks to have an effective voice in attaining positive change
– Having a wide coverage and impact across regions and/or being able to demonstrate innovative models for development that can be easily replicated in other regions of the Somalia
– Targeting also deprived and remote areas outside Mogadishu
– Encouraging different types of partnership between more and less experienced CSOs to facilitate capacity spin-offs, networking, better coordination of activities and joint action
– Clearly identifying the target groups and their needs during the preparation of the proposal and demonstrates a strong commitment from the final beneficiaries in the application form
– Reflecting an integrated approach and being able to show sustainable results during and beyond the implementation period
– Engaging Somali community based organisations or similar types of grass root organisations

Among financed actions
– Building coalitions of civil society actors across different regions, communities and identity groups
– Building towards consensus on disputed or controversial areas of policy and development of common agendas for human rights and rights of underrepresented groups
– Contributing to peaceful conciliation of group interests by bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to share experience and analyse common problems
– Developing equal participation of men and women and empowering vulnerable groups in social, economic and political life thus allowing them to become an effective force for positive change
– Promoting responsiveness and accountability of political leaders and institutions
– Improving local Civil Society organisation’s ability to hold national and local authorities and other public bodies to account