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EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Programme Phase II : Call for Proposals

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 17, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 13, 2021
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The programme ‘EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Phase II’ aims to promote democratic consolidation in Nigeria by contributing to the building of strong, inclusive, effective and legitimate democratic institutions.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to foster a functioning pluralistic, inclusive, participatory and representative democracy in Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to engender the conditions for inclusive, transparent, credible and peaceful elections and a more inclusive decision-making process with the meaningful participation of all sectors of society, including women, youth and other marginalised groups.

The priority of this call for proposals is to empower civil society organisations and relevant agencies to demand greater transparency and accountability in the electoral and decision making process, and promote greater citizens’ participation.

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In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
1. be a legal person or an entity without legal personality or a natural person andbe non-profit-making and
2. be civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and community-based organisations, and private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks and coalitions thereof at local, national, regional and international level and
3. be established in a Member State of the European Union or in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This obligation does not apply to international organisations; and
4. be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary; and
5. must operate at the state or local government level in Nigeria with considerable experience working at the grassroots. Failing this, must have a co-applicant operating at the state or local government level with considerable experience working at the grassroots level;
6. have a minimum of 2 years documented experience within the Nigerian electoral system.

Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.

This call will focus on six thematic areas of support:
• the Electoral Management Body (EMB);
• the National Assembly
• the Political Parties;
• Media,
• Participation of Women, Youth and Marginalized Citizens;
• Civil Society Organisations and other Non-State Actors.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must:
a) fall between minimum (EUR 250,000) and maximum amount (EUR 500,000);
b) fall between the minimum (50 % of the total eligible costs of the action) and the maximum percentage (95 %) of the total eligible costs of the action.

Deadline: 14-Nov-21.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 17
Oct 17

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thanks, Ana.