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Botswana: Small-Scale Projects for Development and Cooperation 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 12, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 18, 2021
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Under this scheme swift and direct financial assistance can be provided to NGOs, local communities, state institutions and religious institutions for the implementation of a micro-project for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society.

Particular consideration will be given to the gender equality policy of the project (e.g. providing equal access to resources such as education, information, income, energy, drinking water and infrastructure, as well as tangibly improving women’s lives in the project area).


There has to be a direct and concrete impact for the beneficiaries with a sustainability of the whole measure exceeding the immediate project time-frame.

To illustrate the scope of possibilities, a list of examples is given below:
a) Procurement and manufacture of protective masks to create job opportunities for people who are in financial need due to Covid-19.
b) Disinfectants, medication, protective clothing, medical devices or food supplies for hospitals, children's homes, prisons or other facilities.
c) Support of poor and disabled people with hygiene kits and food.
d) Support of schools for the severely disabled in the expansion of barrier-free sanitary facilities.
e) Training measures in the area of ​​hygiene or pandemic control.
Please note that this is not an inclusive list, thus all submitted proposals in accordance with the general guidelines (as long as they relate to the general scope of alleviating the effects of COVID-19) will be assessed.

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Due to the current circumstances the focus in 2021 will be on projects in the field of health and sanitation improvement.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. The implementing agency must be an experienced, qualified and reliable organization, preferably a non-governmental organization (NGO) registered under the Societies Registration Act;
2. The implementing agency must be in a position to finance running costs (if applicable);
3. A counterpart contribution in cash or kind is required from the implementing agency;
4. Personnel, administrative and running costs (overhead costs) cannot be financed.

For each selected small-scale project funding is available ranging from 5,000 - 10,000 EUR which should be used to support measures to combat and alleviate the consequences of Covid-19.

Project proposals should be submitted to the Embassy latest by 19th March 2021 in order to be considered for possible funding.

Application forms are available at the Development Cooperation section of the German Embassy in Gaborone or on request by e-mail.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 12
Feb 12

Friendly reminders:
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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests 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;
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Jill Langhus
Feb 13
Feb 13

Thanks, Ana.