U.S. Department of State: Sudan Call Capacity Building – Supporting Engagement with the AU-HIP Peace Process

Deadline: 19 July 2018

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs (AF) has announced a Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for organizations interested in submitting proposals to support the AUHIP led Peace Process by facilitating peaceful dialogue, capacity building and negotiation support to the Sudan Call and other opposition groups.

This project is designed to support and facilitate political dialogue in Sudan, as well as provide consultation services and capacity building to the Sudan Call and other civil society organizations in Sudan. The program will use innovative and collaborative means to facilitate dialogue among a range of political and civil society actors in Sudan. The project and supported dialogues are intended to assist opposition members of the Sudan Call in developing consolidated political positions and platforms around economic, political, security sector reform and other governance issues within the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process. Ongoing divisions amongst the political actors in the country have been one of the main barriers to reform in Sudan. This project builds on both the successes and failures of the ‘Sudan Call’ since its inception in December 2014. The program will focus on consolidating the gains made in the Sudan Call and ensuring that other groups have an opportunity to join the process.

Objectives

In support of goal, this program has 4 key objectives:

  • Objective 1: Facilitate and strengthen Sudan Call coalition building and formalize official Sudan Call processes
  • Objective 2: Contribute a unique source of institutional memory through the development of standard operating procedures, formal engagement strategies, and policy recommendations.
  • Objective 3: Assist the Sudan Call in developing a strategic communications strategy.
  • Objective 4: Provide technical experts, formal legal drafting, and training for political negotiations.

Funding Information

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. – based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS; overseas non-governmental organizations; Foreign Public Entities and Public International Organizations (PIOs).
  • For-profit and commercial firms are not eligible to apply in response to this NOFO.
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications must:
    • Demonstrate past performance, experience, and expertise in facilitating political dialogue; drafting legal/political documents; and building coalitions.
    • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the political landscapes, sensitivities, history and culture of countries in Sudan.
    • Narrate a clear understanding of the nexus between proposed activities and the drivers of conflict in the region
    • Identify how current projects, programs, and institutions related to peace building will impact, and be integrated into the Sudan peace process.
    • Applicants should emphasize the development of an institutional framework, training, and technical approach that encourages transparency and collaboration.
    • Applicants should also identify ways to engage with the array of civil society actors, international nongovernmental organizations, public international organizations, and other key stakeholders.

How to Apply

Application packages must be submitted via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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