OSISA announces Informality Call for Proposals

Deadline: 3 May 2019

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has announced a Call for Proposals for increasing the rights and economic benefits of Informal Cross Border Traders (ICBTs) in Southern Africa.

Countries considered under this call include: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Main Activities

  • Supporting advocacy initiatives towards gender-responsive policies and legal frameworks at national and SADC levels as well as practices that enable women’s economic rights in the ICBT sector to be realized and respected, and for opportunities for their economic activities to be increased and supported.
  • Building the capacity of organizations, networks, and movements that are emerging and leading efforts to promote and defend women informal traders’ rights.
  • Supporting the economic activities, as well as increasing the economic opportunities for women in the informal trade sector.
  • Building women informal traders’ own agency, voice, visibility and amplifying their voices in demanding their rights.

Funding Information

Total project costs must be between USD 10,000 to USD 100,000 over no more than a two year period

Ownership and Sustainability

  • Project proposals should include activities that involve organizations and/or individuals resident in the countries of the region.
  • Proposals with greater civil society and community participation have a better chance of being selected.

How to Apply

  • A Complete submission consists of the OSISA Concept Note and Budget template. Applicants can find the OSISA templates online.
  • Proposals can be submitted in either English, Portuguese or French.
  • The application form (Word) must be submitted in original format along with any supporting documentation via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2GcHy27

  • Avatar Susan Mulambya says:

    I would like to commend OSISA for the efforts and contribution to the SADC being a woman advocating for women in Agriculture and trade I’m very grateful for this call.

  • Avatar yusuf kadwala says:

    Can you send me call for proposal document

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Yusuf kadwala,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Sr Prudence Sithole says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. Southern Africa is grateful for this favour.

  • Avatar Sr Prudence Sithole says:

    Thank you.

  • Avatar ARMSTRONG G. HAAMAINZA says:

    How do we submitte the proposal. Do we have to subimitte it through the contactable email addresses given for SIDA or what? Any one to help.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi ARMSTRONG G. HAAMAINZA,

      You can submit your application by email at the address given on the website. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Robert M Sakutaha (Uncle Bob) says:

    We are working on a project proposal which we will submit to seek your support for women traders in the Northern, Luapula and Northwestern parts of Zambia who find it very difficult to take their business merchandise to DRCongo, Tanzania and Angola.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Robert M Sakutaha,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Themba Baleni says:

    I’m mentoring young girls and young guys from 18 to 30 years old where mentor them in filmmaking. So through that we run the festival where they procude films that are related to women’s rights and youth. But we never get any funds and we are registered as NPO. can we apply for funding?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Themba Baleni,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Meck says:

    Great call. Many thanks can we propose a project to empower rural youth who are struggling in their efforts of being cross border traders? Meck from Zimbabwe

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Meck,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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