The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission in Ethiopia (USAID/Ethiopia) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the USAID/Ethiopia Civic Engagement Activity, subject to the availability of funds.
Goal: The goal of Civic Engagement activity is to strengthen Ethiopia’s civic fabric in support of more inclusive, peaceful, and responsive governance.
Civic Engagement’s purpose is to:
- Strengthen civic and community-based actors’ capacity to engage in policy analysis, advocacy, dialogue, and collective action for peaceful, democratic change; and
- Foster multi-stakeholder civic partnerships in support of inclusive dialogue, respect for human rights, and advancing more effective, citizen-responsive, and accountable governance.
USAID/Ethiopia intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID/Ethiopia intends to provide about USD $21,500,103 in total over four years.
Civic Engagement will engage with civic actors in Addis Ababa and two alternative growth pole cities and their rural hinterlands, selected due to their ability to serve as “urban anchors” for surrounding rural areas, and to promote cross-sectoral, integrated programming with other USAID and non-USAID programs. The short-list includes Adama and Bishoftu; Bahir Dar; Dessie and Kombolcha; Dire Dawa and Harar; Hawassa and Shashemene; and Jijiga. A final determination will be negotiated between USAID and the successful applicant.
Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted. Eligible parties interested in submitting an application are encouraged to apply.
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