Deadline: 26 November 2019
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) has announced Global Regulatory and Fiscal Capacity Building Programme: Promoting Healthy Diets and Physical Activity (Global RECAP) to provide sub-grant to non-governmental organizations to support the achievement of Global RECAP Outcome 2 by undertaking community education about, and advocacy for, national reforms in one or more of the above policy areas as identified by the Ministry of Health.
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is an intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law. IDLO works extensively on the intersection of health, rule of law, and sustainable development, and strengthens the capacity of civil society and other academic, health, and legal institutions to address largescale public health crises.
IDLO is implementing a project in Uganda and four other countries that aims to strengthen national capacity to promote healthy diets and increase physical activity for the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Program activities focus on capacity building for more effective regulatory and fiscal interventions, supporting the development and use of relevant research, and convening multi-stakeholder dialogues and collaboration between civil society, academics and government stakeholders.
IDLO is seeking to provide a sub-grant to a non-governmental organization to undertake community education activities and advocacy initiatives to push for national reforms in one or more of the following policy areas, according to the priorities identified by the Ugandan Ministry of Health:
- Fiscal policies, for example taxes on sweetened beverages to reduce consumption;
- Legal restrictions on the marketing of certain processed food and non-alcoholic beverages to children; Legal requirements for improved nutrition labeling on processed food and beverages;
- Legal requirements for the reformulation of processed food and beverages to reduce, for example salt or trans-fat content.
The Global RECAP intended Outcomes are:
- Strengthened capacity of government officials, regulators, policymakers and civil society to understand, develop and implement (as appropriate) regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets and physical activity.
- Strengthened national and international collaboration among policy makers, regulatory bodies, lawyers, public health and nutrition experts, civil society actors and communities to support regulatory and fiscal environments that promote healthy diets and physical activity.
- Increased generation and use of relevant evidence and research from different disciplines to develop and implement effective regulatory and fiscal measures to promote healthy diets and physical activity.
Budget and Duration
- The maximum budget is EURO 40,000 (forty thousand Euros).
- Projects must be implemented within the period January 2020 – June 2021. Candidates are welcome to propose projects with a shorter duration.
- Applicants can be non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutes, research centers, associations, foundations, civil society organizations, NGO networks or consortia. Government agencies or individuals are not eligible.
- Legal registration in Uganda.
- Ability to operate a bank account and evidence of financially reliable operations for the past three years (note that most recent audited financial statements will be requested, if selected).
The activities to be supported should contribute to the attainment of Global RECAP Outcome 2, with a focus on healthy diets. Possible interventions include, but are not limited to:
- General public and community education regarding NCDs and the importance of the proposed priority policy areas.
- Awareness raising of policy and law makers regarding NCDs and the importance of the proposed policy areas.
- Activities to build the capacity of civil society organizations to access or develop mechanisms to monitor the adoption and implementation of the proposed policy reforms.
- Facilitate policy dialogues to build national support for the proposed policy areas.
- Support for public participation in national consultations on the proposed policy areas.
- Support for community coordination of relevant advocacy initiatives.
Concept notes will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Alignment of the proposed activities with Global RECAP Outcome 2, with a focus on healthy diets
- Organizational mandate and capacity to implement the proposed activities
- Experience or familiarity with legal empowerment and social accountability approaches
- Capacity to contribute financially or in-kind to the proposed project activities
- Capacity to leverage co-funding for the proposed activities
Eligible Country: Uganda
For more information, visit https://www.idlo.int/what-we-do/initiatives/call-sub-project-concept-notes-uganda