OSIWA Call for Proposals: Supporting the Creation of Open Societies in West Africa


Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is seeking proposals to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, and the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation.

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OSIWA supports innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond to the broader deep-seated political, justice and socio-economic roadblocks to open society in West Africa.

Themes

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OSIWA seeks proposals aimed at achieving the following specific themes:

  • Economic Governance and Advancement
  • Justice Reform and the Rule of Law
  • Free, Quality and Independent Media
  • Equality and Anti-Discrimination
  • Democratic Practice

Eligibility Criteria

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  • OSIWA primarily awards grants to local organizations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, OSIWA provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transferring knowledge to local groups they partner with.
  • OSIWA’s grants also go to government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in their core priority areas.
  • OSIWA requires all organizations seeking funding to be legally incorporated in their countries of intervention and interested organizations must submit a completed application proposal, budget, and other relevant documents including governance and leadership information (list of Board members, trustees and management staff who will be involved in the project, and proof of registration).
  • Applications that are not submitted with all the relevant documentation may be delayed.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo.

For more information, please visit http://www.osiwa.org/grants/

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