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Call for Proposals: Empowering Kenyan Youth, Civil Society and independent Media Organisations

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Advocacy & Development
  • Media support

Funding Size: €1,000,000 - €1,485,000

Deadline: 07/06/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Lead applicant must be a legal person, non-profit making, a civil society organisation and/or their associations and be established in Kenya or in a Member State of the European Union or in countries as stipulated in the basic act NDICI-GE;
    – If the lead applicant is not established in Kenya nor in an EU Member State but in countries stipulated in the basic act NDICI-GE it must act with at least two co-applicants of which one should be established in an EU Member State and one established in Kenya;
    – Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Kenya
  • Application Language: English

The European Commission (EC) has announced a call for proposals is to strengthen the capacity and voice of Kenyan civil society and human rights organisations as independent actors of accountability and governance through deepening their participation in national and/or sub-national policy and democratic reforms discussions in the main areas of EU-Kenya partnership.

Objectives of the Programme and Priority Issues

The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are defined in the 3 following lots:

Lot 1: Engaging, empowering and connecting Kenyan youth

Based on the objectives of the Youth Action Plan in EU external action, this first lot will support meaningful youth participation, empowerment and leadership in the twin green and digital transitions.

Lot 2: Accountability of trade and the business sector

The specific objective of this lot is to support civil society in promoting accountability in business and trade in Kenya, with an emphasis on the Guiding principles on Business and Human rights, and related EU legislation on human rights and environmental due diligence in Kenya.

Lot 3: Independent and pluralistic media

The third lot of this call will therefore support independent and pluralistic media, access to information and quality journalism with a focus on in-depth reporting and investigative journalism.

Funding Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 3,535,000. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.

Indicative allocation of funds by lots:

  • Lot 1: EUR 1,485,000
  • Lot 2: EUR 1,000,000
  • Lot 3: EUR 1,050,000

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