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NDICI – Support for civil society in Congo and its contribution to gender equality for inclusive socio-economic development – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Support for civil society in Congo aimed at strengthening civil society's contribution to gender equality and more inclusive socio-economic development.

2023-11-15
3.9 million euro
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Appeal framework

Call reference EuropeAid/178611/DD/ACT/CG
Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Education & Training
Beneficiaries Association & NGO

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Call reference

EuropeAid/178611/DD/ACT/CG



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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives

  • To strengthen civil society’s contribution to gender equality and more inclusive socio-economic development
  • To improve and strengthen the skills and intervention capacities of women’s and youth organizations in particular, and CSOs in general, in the design and implementation of socio-economic development actions that integrate gender equality
  • To promote initiatives led by civil society that facilitate the structuring of associative movements of young people, women and minorities with a view to their participation in public affairs and their improved access to economic, social and cultural rights

Priorities

  • Priority 1: Drawing up a map of civil society organizations in the country’s various departments
  • Priority 2: Support to strengthen the structuring of organizations working on gender equality issues, as well as actions aimed at advocating the adoption and implementation of inclusive public policies
  • Priority 3: Actions aimed at strengthening the organization and operation of CSOs representing Congolese youth, women and minorities, as well as their involvement in initiatives aimed at involving them in the design and implementation of social and economic public policies
  • Priority 4: Support for initiatives that build the capacity of community leaders on gender equality and their ability to formulate and propose inclusive development strategies to public decision-makers
  • Priority 5: Actions that contribute to the professionalisation and economic autonomy of young people, women and minorities
  • Priority 6: Initiatives that contribute to the emergence of associative leaders active in taking gender equality into account in public policies at local and national levels
  • Priority 7: Actions that promote networking between associations working to mainstream gender equality in development strategies

Among financed actions

  • Actions aimed at improving the associative life and strengthening the capacity for action of CSOs of young people, women and minorities
  • Actions that promote the establishment of permanent platforms for capacity-building, access to information and joint initiatives by CSOs representing young people, women and minorities
  • Actions to build the capacity of women’s CSO leaders in project design
  • Actions to strengthen the capacity of women’s CSO leaders to manage grants obtained from development partners
  • Financial and technical support for the activities of national NGOs in connection with the participation of civil society, particularly women, at all levels of the country’s public and socio-economic spheres, with a view to promoting and enhancing the rights of women and young people, including support for initiatives to consolidate women’s leadership
  • Support for the monitoring of projects financed through grants to third parties

Additional information

  • This is a restricted call for proposals. Initially, only short notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months

Eligibility

  • Be a legal entity
  • Be a not-for-profit entity
  • Be a non-governmental organisation
Financement
  • Total budget for the call: 3.9 million euro
    • Lot 1 (implementation in the northern departments of the country, in particular Likouala, Sangha, Cuvette and Cuvette Ouest): 1.3 million euro
    • Lot 2 (implementation in the central departments of the country, in particular Plateaux, Pool, Lekoumou and Brazzaville): 1.3 million euro
    • Lot 3 (implementation in the southern departments of the country, in particular Bouenza, Niari, Kouilou and Pointe Noire): 1.3 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 1.1 and 1.3 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 50% and 90% of total eligible costs

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