Call for proposals
2013 CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Benin - Côte d'Ivoire - Ghana - Guinea - Liberia - Niger - Nigeria - Senegal - Sierra Leone
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.
OSIWA calls for proposals that seek to:
- Foster building of strong governance institutions, processes and structures that are transparent, accountable and intolerant of impunity;
- Build the capacity of civil society organizations and increase citizen participation in decision-making processes and
- Promote the protection of fundamental rights and citizenship groups exposed to discrimination.
The programs will be implemented in one or more of these countries: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
The detailed strategy to guide the application process is available at www.osiwa.org
OSIWA primarily awards grants to local organizations based in the nine countries in West Africa in which OSIWA works. In rare and limited circumstances, it provides support to West Africa based international organizations with a strong commitment to transfer knowledge to local groups they partner with. It provides grants to government institutions as well as regional and sub regional organizations working in its core priorities areas. OSIWA requires all organizations seeking funding to submit a completed application form, budget, work plan and a monitoring and evaluation framework.
You can find the application documents in the sidebar of this page.
Submission and deadlines
Completed applications should be sent directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. OSIWA receives proposals on an on-going basis between 7th January 2013 to 16th August 2013.
The time required to review a proposal varies according to the complexity of the proposal itself, the problem being addressed, and the number of proposals being reviewed. Generally, it can take at least six months from the time a letter of inquiry is received to the actual award of a grant, although OSIWA strives to be as expeditious as possible in its review of inquiries and proposals. Please keep this in mind when planning.
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