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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Employment, Gender equality, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Local development, Youth

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations

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

Category: Call for proposals

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WE funding – EIDHR/DCI – Enhance…
Funds for: Enhancing Civil Society Organisations’ contribution to human rights and human development in Zambia
Main beneficiaries: Non-profit-making, CSOs, international organisations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Enhancing Civil Society Organisations’ contribution to human rights and human development in Zambia
Main beneficiaries: Non-profit-making, CSOs, international organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To enhance Civil Society Organisations’ contribution to human rights and human development in Zambia;
* To protect children’s rights, including vulnerable youth and juvenile offenders;
* To promote empowerment of children and youth in Zambia through increased access to inclusive education

Priorities
* Lot 1: 
– The fight against child labour and/or exploitation;
– The protection of children and youth in street situations;
– The protection of children of incarcerated mothers (circumstantial children) and juvenile offenders living in reformatory schools and correctional centres

* Lot 2:
– The empowerment of children and youth, especially girls and young women, through increased access to education and/or vocational training and by keeping them in school to meet their specific needs and aspirations according to their age;
– The promotion of equitable development opportunities through improving the quality of and access to early childhood education and development (ECED) services using a multi-sectoral approach;
– The protection of the rights of children with disabilities, including through access to inclusive early childhood care and the right to education

Among financed actions
* Lot 1: 
– Awareness raising activities with families and communities, religious and traditional leaders; 
– Activities aimed at ending child labour particularly in low-income communities;
– Activities aiming at reuniting street children and youth with their families or any other ways for them to live in a family setting;
– Provision of adequate food, clothing, housing, health care and educational opportunities, including vocational and life skills training, to support the full development of street children and youth;
– Provision of appropriate and adequate services and facilities in prisons for circumstantial children;
– Protection activities to address and prevent discrimination, abuse, and neglect of circumstantial children

* Lot 2: 
– Activities that facilitate increased number of children and youth, accessing and successfully completing primary education and proceeding to secondary education;
– Activities that support children to complete secondary education, in particular keeping girls in schools;
– Activities that support schools to offer safe, healthy, gender sensitive and child-friendly environments for early learners;
– Facilitation of educational pedagogies that optimise early childhood learning and development;
– Support the rights of disabled children; 
– Training of staff working with children with disabilities

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: 
– Lot 1: between 18 and 36 months
– Lot 2: between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making

– For Lot 1, the lead applicant must:
> Be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) or an international (inter-governmental) organisation;
> Be established in any country

– For Lot 2, the lead applicant must:
> Be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO); 
> Be established in either: Zambia or a Member State of the European Union or a Member State and contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area

– If the lead applicant is Zambian it may act individually or with co-applicant(s) of any eligible nationality;
– If the lead applicant is not Zambian it must act with one or more eligible co-applicant(s) of which at least one co-applicant must be Zambian

Actions must take place in Zambia