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NDICI – Support to Civil Society in Botswana – 2023

NDICI - Support to Civil Society in Botswana aiming at strengthening local civil CSOs to engage as independent actors of governance and development in their own right.

1.054 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Social Economy
Beneficiaries Association & NGO Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Professional organisation & network
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Botswana

Actions must take place in Botswana.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To strengthen local civil CSOs to engage as independent actors of governance and development in their own right
  • To strengthen the capacity of CSOs in support of an inclusive, participatory, empowered and independent civil society in Botswana
  • To improve the environment in which CSOs operate and ensure their full participation in governance and development


  • Priority 1: To strengthen institutional and operational capacities of CSOs in one or more areas relating to governance, accountability, program, project and financial management, research and analysis, advocacy and communication, sector-specific capacity building and access to funding
  • Priority 2: To strengthen civil society’s ability to uphold, preserve and promote an open and enabling environment by addressing regulatory, administrative, financial or other constraints and lowering barriers such as access to the right to information and countering misinformation
  • Priority 3: To develop alliances or partnerships between CSOs as well as other actors including media, the private sector and academia, with an aim to strengthening institutional and operational capacities of CSOs and/or improving the environment in which CSOs operate
  • Priority 4: To empower women and youth organisations as well as vulnerable groups (including but not limited to children, disabled, indigenous people) as key actors for dialogue to engage in gender equality and youth inclusion

Among financed actions

  • Actions that are based on the “leave no one behind” as well as the Human Rights Based (HBR) approach
  • Promotion of efforts made by the applicants to reach out to local communities and community-based organisations
  • Actions to be implemented in marginalised districts and implemented by organisations based in those districts
  • Actions involving academia and research institutions offering a solid scientific methodology and approach to the implementation of the specific objective

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a non-profit-making entity
  • Be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO)
  • The following entities are only eligible as co-applicants: Local Authorities
  • Total budget of the call: 1.054 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: 150 000 and 200 000 euro
  • Co-financing rate:  between 51% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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