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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Human Rights, Justice - Security, Local development, Public Management, Social Affairs, Youth

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

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

Category: Call for proposals


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WE funding – EDF 11th – Support…
Funds for: Supporting Civil Society Organisations to strengthen development, governance and transparency in Botswana
Main beneficiaries: CSOs, International Organisations

Responsible: European commission


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Funds for: Supporting Civil Society Organisations to strengthen development, governance and transparency in Botswana
Main beneficiaries: CSOs, International Organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

* Increase and deepen civil society organisations’ engagement in development and governance issues in Botswana;
* Enhance the role of civil society, including those organisations addressing gender equality, and the rights of marginalised groups, in the promotion of transparency, good governance and accountability, including internal accountability, enabling them to meaningfully participate in policy dialogue, by:
– Strengthen Civil Society’s watchdog role in the implementation of the National Development Plan 11 and SDG’s as well as for the preparation and implementation of the National budget for improved, accountable, effective and sustainable development outcomes;
– Enhance the capacity of Local Authorities to be more responsive in the delivery of services and promotion of development and inclusive growth

* Develop the technical, financial and administrative capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), including those promoting social inclusion (youth, disability, gender equality and women’s empowerment, marginalised groups, minorities), for the effective performance of their organisational mandates and improved internal governance and upward and downward accountability;
* Improve CSO capacity to play an effective role as a development actor by strengthening CSOs and umbrella organisations’ coordination amongst themselves, with policymakers and development partners for effective participation in policy dialogue and improved capacity to hold government accountable at all levels:
– Capacity building for improved governance and service excellence;
– Promote/strengthen transparency and accountability in public procurement and budget processes;
– Wildlife people conflict;
– Community-based adaptation to ecosystems

Among financed actions
* Training, seminars, conferences and awareness-raising/mobilisation of communities on human rights issues and instruments for relevant target groups; 
* Awareness-raising campaigns and/or lobbying activities for informing public opinion and key decision makers;
* Legal, administrative, organisational assistance and capacity building to new or fragile civil society organisations or initiatives;
* Improving social, economic and political participation of indigenous and/or disadvantaged groups;
* Monitoring and watchdog activities;
* Capacity building for mobilization of the targeted groups, including the building of networks for dissemination of information;
* Elaboration of policy alternatives for legal reform;
* Internal capacity building activities of its staff, its co-applicant(s) and its affiliated entities;
* Advocacy and lobbying activities aimed at improvement of service provision

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 18 and 36 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be a non-profit-making entity;
– Be: a CSO, including NGOs and independent political foundations, community-based organisations and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks; or an international organisation;

– The lead applicant must act with at least one co-applicant;

– Applicants established outside Botswana must act with at least one co-applicant established in Botswana;

– Actions must take place in Botswana

– The applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have regularly carried out activities in the field of human rights and democracy at least during the last two years at the time of submission of an application;