STAR- Ghana is accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) Small Grants Component with an aim to support CBOs/NGOs with a district or community base to pilot or test innovative (promising and new) strategies with the aim to address GESI issues at the community or district level.
Theme: Strengthening citizen engagements with local governance institutions (including district assemblies and traditional authorities) for sustainable and inclusive access to quality public goods and services and economic resources.
◾To strengthen citizen interaction with local governance authorities such as District Assemblies and traditional authorities for sustainable and inclusive access to quality public goods and services.
◾Promote citizen empowerment through a greater ability of women, girls and other excluded social groups (and organizations) to engage with district assemblies and traditional authorities to support inclusive, sustainable development.
◾Promote increased voice and participation of GESI groups in local governance, including District Assemblies and traditional governance systems.
◾Promote increased accountability and responsiveness of district assemblies (including their decentralized agencies) and traditional authorities to GESI groups.
The proposed project must:
◾Have a maximum budget of approximately GHS 150,000.00 per project.
◾Have a maximum duration of 12 months.
Organizations eligible to apply under this component include the following categories of CSOs:
◾Registered Ghanaian civil society organisations (CSOs) located or operating at community or district levels.
◾Community-based organisations working in rural or deprived communities;
◾Faith-based organisations located and working in rural or deprived communities and working with particular excluded social groups;
◾Town, village and community associations;
◾Farmer-based organisations, fishermen and women associations representing peasant or small-scale food farmers or small-scale fishermen or fish processors;
◾Youth associations, lo
◾Associations of persons with disabilities.
◾Special consideration will be given to organisations that are led and staffed by socially excluded people.
◾The issues indicated below are not meant to be exhaustive but provide examples of key focus areas or thrusts, identified as critical to achieving the objectives of STAR-Ghana’s GESI strategies at the sub-national level:
◾increased accountability and responsiveness of district assemblies to the voice, leadership and political participation of GESI groups;
◾improved access to economic opportunities and productive resources , such as financial capital , livelihood opportunities and land rights;
◾improved access to quality public services for example. health, education, sanitation, housing;
◾increased adherence to the human rights and protection of women, girls and marginalised groups with a focus on laws, legislation as well as socio-cultural norms and practices of discrimination and stigma.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit the completed form and other required attachments by email to STAR-Ghana at the address given on the website.
Deadline: 5 January 2017.
Eligible Country: Ghana.
For more information, please visit http://www.star-ghana.org/call-for-proposals-gender-equality-social-incl...