Deadline: 4 November 2016
The British High Commission Nairobi is inviting applicants for its Building Resilience In Civil Society (BRICS) programme in order to support positive influences to strengthen community resilience to violent extremism in Kenya.
The Call for Concepts seeks to understand which positive influences exist at the community level that could be supported or further strengthened to effectively reduce the risk of, support for, or recruitment into VE causes.
- Strengthening co-operative, multi-stakeholder leadership structures or mechanisms involving county and sub-county security structures and county governments.
- Strengthening the role of (customary) elders and their engagement with young people.
- Strengthening the role of leaders and narratives which hold particular appeal to groups of young people.
- Strengthening relations between and within religious leaders, their groups and/orinstitutions which create opportunities for broadening dialogue and understanding.
- Strengthening the role of education institutions in fostering social conditions where ideas can thrive and be challenged by young people.
- Strengthening the role of media in shaping public discourse, attitudes and perceptions, promoting narrative, changing collective beliefs, dispelling misinformation, providing early warning of increased risk of VE, and facilitating contacts between groups, and interactions between leaders and intended audiences.
- Developing and offering viable short term and long term alternatives to those considering recruitment into VE causes.
- Seed Project: 10,000 GBP / Capped.
- Intermediate concept: 36,000 GBP / Capped.
- Mature concept: 60,000 GBP/ Capped.
- BRICS is looking for new ideas, great partners and the potential to help support initiatives with high potential.
- BRICS encourages applications from a wide range of possible partners; community based organisations, religious organisations, NGOs, local security agencies, civil society, and informal institutions.
- Following review of concepts and initial shortlisting, BRICS will invite a number of applicants to a detailed follow up discussion,
- BRICS will then work with selected applicants to develop their concept into a detailed proposal and work plan.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit all concepts via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: Kenya
For more information, please visit BRICS Programme.