The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is granting DPOs’ initiatives to advance the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of persons with disabilities in Southern Africa, particularly in Mozambique, Angola and Zambia.
The IDA grants aim at supporting initiatives to advance ESC rights for persons with disabilities in Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Angola and Zambia. The activities financed by those grants can cover the following areas or actions:
- Advocacy to ensure ESCRs for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others,
- Media campaigns, including social media, to raise awareness on ESC rightsof persons with disabilities,
- Production of reports, case studies and other sources of evidence on the ESC rights of persons with disabilities, in particular covering their underrepresented groups. Such reports should include innovative tools and good practicesfor policy makers, development actors and others on the practical implementation and realization of economic, social, and cultural rights,
- Capacity building around the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, and its UN CommitteeCECSR, including but not limited to trainings to OPDs on elaborating alternative/parallel/shadow reports to the CESCR Committee, advocacy towards signing the Optional Protocol and its individual communications mechanism,
- Capacity building of organizations of youth with disabilitiesregarding the Global Disability Youth Summit and the resultant Youth Callfor Action, including supporting the implementation of the Call for Action at the national level towards positive contributions to national policy-shaping and decision-making,
- Initiatives considering the impact of climate changeon economic, social and cultural rights,
- Initiatives promoting access to employment for youth with disabilities.
- This list is not exhaustive, and IDA will consider any proposal covering cross-disability initiatives and partnerships at national level and other advocacy strategies towards relevant ESC rights.
- Grants budget and Duration: Up to 10,000 EUR for a period of 12 months.
- Maximum Number of grants: 15
- Duration and amount of the program: 132,000 EUR between 03 October 2022 and 3 December 2023.
- Eligible Organizations: Organizations of persons with disabilities registered in Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Angola and Zambia.
- Application organizations must meet the following requirements and qualifications:
- Being a legal entity or organization of persons with disabilities.
- Being registered in in Southern Africa, particularly in Mozambique, Angola, and Zambia(registration documents will be required).
- Currently operating in the country which they are applying.
- Having a bank account in the name of the organization and the financial capacity to pre-finance 20% of the activities.
- Showing project management skills, as evidenced by the successful delivery of projects and grants of similar size.
- Being able to provide evidence of experience in the field of the call for proposals and a vision that corresponds to the objectives of the call.
- Ability to work proficiently in English for project management and reporting purposes (with delivery to be conducted in local languages).
For more information, visit https://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/blog/call-proposals-advancing-economic-social-and-cultural-rights-southern-africa-particularly