Deadline: 5 July 2016
The U.S. Embassy Abuja welcomes applications from Nigerian and international NGOs for a program entitled “Nigerian Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Hub” with an aim to provide technical support to a third-party, civil society Nigerian hub, hereinafter identified as the Peace Platform, devoted to messaging that counters violent extremism (CVE).
The purpose of the Peace Platform is to serve as a messaging center to engage populations vulnerable to recruitment by extremist groups and promote tolerance, nonviolence, and respect for rule of law.
- Develop and implement a weekly, Hausa-language radio program that will focus on adolescents who have participated in or been affected by violence. The program will feature discussion with community and religious leaders, medical professionals, teachers, parents, and youth who are concerned about alienation and potential radicalization.
- Develop and implement a weekly, Hausa-language radio program to discuss the rights of children and the role of parents and teachers in Nigeria’s informal education systems. The program will draw on the experience of legal and educational experts and explore curriculum reform to include basic literacy and numeracy skills, as well as science concepts.
- Provide technical and administrative assistance for the broadcast of a Hausa-language radio drama series currently being scripted that examines the causes, methods, and effects of violent extremism in northern Nigeria. The program’s purpose is to reduce stereotypes, change public perceptions about victims, and promote reconciliation through story-telling.
- Develop and implement a social media campaign in collaboration with a local developer to counter violent extremism propaganda and offer an alternative vision of Nigeria’s future.
Funding Information: The estimated total program funding is $1,100,000.
Nigerian and international NGOs; public international organizations; and private, public, or state institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.
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