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Sectors: Education - Training, Innovation, Local development, Public Management, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Countries under the European Development Fund are also eligible: candidate countries and potential candidates, members of the European Economic Area, OCTs, developing countries and territories, Members States of the OECD

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Funds for: Contributing to governance and development processes in Zimbabwe
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Contributing to governance and development processes in Zimbabwe
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To enable Civil Society Organisations to meaningfully contribute to governance and development processes in Zimbabwe

Priorities
* To enhance the capacity of CSOs, including those promoting social inclusion ( gender equality and women’s and girls empowerment, youth, disability and the rights of marginalised groups) to meaningfully and constructively participate in policy, legislative and decision-making processes in the NIP focal areas, at community, regional and national levels to promote good governance, accountability, transparency and social cohesion;
* To enhance CSOs efforts to contribute to the development of a conducive operational environment for CSOs and promote access to and dissemination of information (including information from public entities) related to policy, legislative, decision-making and development processes;
* To increase the participation of CSOs in preventing, addressing and/or mitigating risks and vulnerabilities in communities, particularly of the most vulnerable members (this may include, among others, support to various capacities to improve access to basic services, infrastructure, value chains and market linkages, livelihood diversification and overall improved coping mechanisms ahead of shocks and stresses) 

Among financed actions
* Quality capacity-building to strengthen CSOs’ performance of their organisational mandates, including technical expertise to meaningfully contribute to policy dialogue;
* Continuous research and information dissemination on governance and development process and on the prevailing legal framework;
* Actions that promote the participation of citizens in local development processes;  
* Lobby and advocate for accessible information from public institutions;
* Strengthen the rights of young people and their empowerment and involvement in public affairs, including by promoting their participation in local economies, societies and decision-0making, notably through youth organisations;
* Promote the participation of individuals and communities to take an active role in managing and resolving conflicts at all levels to contribute to achieving peaceful and inclusive societies; 
* Implementation of mentorship programmes for CSOs, including CBO;
* Development or scaling up of successful innovative approaches

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

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

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific organisation such as CSOs and their associations, local authorities, public bodies, public sector operators and their associations;
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in a country eligible for European Development Fund;
– Have demonstrated capacity and experience of at least three years in managing activities of a scale corresponding to at least half of the size of the grant requested and in the Civil Society sector  in Zimbabwe

– The lead applicant must act with one or more co-applicants;

– Actions must take place in Zimbabwe at local and/or national level