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UNDP: Call for Proposals for NGOs to promote Voter Education in Zambia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 16, 2021
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) logo

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites interested Civil Society Organisations (Non-Governmental or Faith-based Organisations) to submit Proposals to participate in activities to promote Voter Education and Stakeholder Engagement to increase the participation of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities (PWDs) in the 2021 General Election in Zambia.

In this context, DSZ will provide opportunities for non-state actors to receive grants to undertake activities to increase electoral participation for Women, Youth and PWDs.

These grants will also aim to benefit other categories of voters such as Persons in Lawful Custody (PLCs), first time voters and rural or hard-to-reach voters in the context of the 2021 General Election and beyond.

The grants will be in the form of four streams or categories to which individual applicants / bidders must direct their bids or focus, namely:
a. Improving Women and Youth Participation in the Electoral Process;
b. Improving Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) participation in the Electoral Process;
c. Improving Persons in Lawful Custody Participation (PLC) in the Electoral Process;
d. Improving First Time Voters including Students Participation in the Electoral Process;
e. Strengthening the capacity of community-based and / or faith-based organisations to promote civic engagement in the electoral process and also increase participation of hard-to-reach (rural) voters in the electoral process.

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Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this call, an applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the selection:
1. Civil Society, Non-Governmental or Faith based organization (FBO) officially registered in Zambia longer than at least five (5) years (applications to be accompanied by proof of registration with relevant authorities);
2. Experience in the management of donor funded grant programmes with budget amounts equal to or more than amounts being requested;
3. Be established in the targeted provinces.

Individual Grants requested under this Call for Proposals shall not exceed USD 50,000 or Zambian Kwacha equivalent at the United Nations Official Rate of Exchange JUNOREI at the time of application.

Deadline for submission of Grant Proposals is 17 March 2021.

Proposals that are received after the deadline, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 25
Feb 25

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
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;
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 and its website

Jill Langhus
Feb 26
Feb 26

Thanks, Ana.