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Sectors: Citizenship, Culture - Media, Education - Training, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, Information, Innovation, Justice - Security, Local development, New technologies, Social Affairs, Telecommunications, Youth

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Universities

Regions: European Economic Area, European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Entities established in OECD member countries are also eligible under Lot 1

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WE funding – EIDHR/DCI – Support…
Funds for: Supporting youth, climate, freedom of expression, prisoners reintegration and fight stigma and discrimination in Rwanda
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Supporting youth, climate, freedom of expression, prisoners reintegration and fight stigma and discrimination in Rwanda
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Lot 1: Civil Society Organisation:
– Enhance civil society organisations’ (CSOs) contributions to governance and development processes;
– Strengthen the capacity of Rwandan civil society organisations to perform their roles as independent development actors more effectively

* Lot 2: EIDHR
– Support CSOs, democracy activists and human rights defenders in third countries working on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights) and democratisation;
– Support Rwandan civil society organisations and human rights defenders in Rwanda working to promote freedom of expression;
– Facilitate reintegration and of prisoners and youth in detention as well as to promote the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities

Priorities
* Lot 1: Civil Society Organisation:
– Increase the voice of youth:
> Support more relevant education, vocational training and skills development strategies offering youth better chances for (self) employment; effective and inclusive youth employment strategies and decent work opportunities including opportunities for youth to start their own businesses;
> Strengthen the rights of young people and their empowerment and involvement in public affairs, societies and decision-making, notably through youth organisations;
> Integrate the creative and cultural economies in the development process in the country
– Increase the participation of CSOs in tackling climate change and mitigating its adverse effects:
> Promote the design and implementation of climate-related job-creating strategies in key sectors, such as agriculture and energy

* Lot 2: EIDHR
– Support human rights defenders and civil society in countering systematic, widespread gross human rights violations and attacks against fundamental freedoms, rights and strengthening democracy in Rwanda:
> Promote and protect freedom of expression;
> Support the reintegration of prisoners and youth in detention;
> Promote the rights of persons with intellectual disability

Among financed actions
* Lot 1: CSO
– Youth:
> Youth capacity building by providing more competence skills through TVET (Technical Vocational Education Training), e-learning and other adequate skills development strategies;
> Pilot employment strategies to improve skills and employability of the youth to promote their social inclusion and well-being to foster improvement in youth work and youth policy at the local and national level;
> Connecting youth to microfinance institutions; provision of start-up tool kits, promoting diversified employment areas contributing to the sustainable economic growth of Rwanda;
> Provision of management, customer relationship and business development skills to youth, connecting communities, especially on specific economic areas where innovation can make a difference;
> Training and opportunities related to intergenerational collaboration such as youth advisory boards/committees, youth-initiated information campaigns;
> Fine art, books, music, film, craft, theatre, handcrafts, radio, visual arts, and modern channels for example multi-media, software, gaming, etc.
– Climate change:
> Innovation and IT developments;
> Activities aimed at promoting improved cooking technology and sustainable biomass; better use of charcoal production and improved carbonization techniques

* Lot 2: EIDHR
– Freedom of expression:
> Actions aiming at supporting culture as a vector of expression by developing awareness-raising tools in multiple formats that meet the needs of diverse audiences using culture, e.g. drama, theatre, ICT for Development (ICTD) and innovative measures that attract the youth;
> Innovative creation of digital and new information and communication technologies;
> Radio programmes, publications (magazines, newsletters), and talk shows/debate forums/platforms at national, district and community level to stimulate public debate
– Reintegration:
> Trauma healing, psychological support and training on basic skills and TVET to foster their employment prospects in the society;
> To address behavioural change for perpetrators, education on law, and research/monitoring activities on obstacles for access to justice, especially those related to Human rights priorities 
– Intellectual disability:
> Relevant sustainable development solutions for the full realisation of all civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights by all persons with mental and intellectual disabilities;
> Activities aiming at enhancing the dignity of, and fighting stigma and discrimination towards people with intellectual disability;
> Integration and employability of intellectually disabled people via fiscal incentive schemes as well as psychosocial support and mental health services for all

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 non-profit-making;
– Be a civil society organisation;

– For Lot 1:
> Be a legal person;
> Be established in Rwanda where the action is taking place or be established in a Member State of the European Union or of the European Economic Area  or in a developing country as included in the list of ODA recipients, or in member countries of the OECD;
> Be registered for at least two years at the time of the submission of an application;

> Non-Rwandan lead applicant must act with at least one co-applicant established in Rwanda;
> Rwandan CSOs are encouraged to apply as lead applicant in order to promote ownership and local leadership;
> If non-Rwandan CSOS apply as the lead applicant, the proposals should outline how Rwandan CSOs will take the lead in priority activities and how the action will build the capacity of Rwandan CSOs 

– For Lot 2:
> Be a legal person or an entity without legal personality or a natural person;
> The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant 

– Action must take place in Rwanda