The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are:
• Strengthening citizens’ voice for policy dialogue;
• Reinforcing citizens’ role in the monitoring of national policies; and,
• Strengthening the sustainability and contribution of CSOs, including those working on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and of women’s groups to the development and democratisation process.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
• be a legal person, and
• be non-profit-making, and
• be a local civil society organisation formed under the laws of Ethiopia. Such entities include non-governmental organisations; faith-based development organisations; mass-based associations (including youth, women, disabled, elderly, etc); professional associations; trade unions and labour federations; employers’ federations, chambers of commerce and other not-for-profit private sector entities; non-profit institutes of higher learning and research; consortiums (including consortia of consortiums and networks of local CSOs), and
• be established in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and
• be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co—applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary, and
• be able to demonstrate that they have experience in carrying out activities implemented in the fields covered by this Call for Proposals.