Deadline: 28 January 2015
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) invites civil society organizations who are working with their governments to develop strong positions in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) to apply for International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Advocacy Small Grants facility. Organizations in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Uganda are eligible to respond to this call.
As 2015 is the year of negotiating and adopting the successor of Millennium Development Goals, the fund is designed to support civil society organizations engage in post 2014/15 policy processes. This fund offers opportunities to increase the capacity and collaboration of CSOs and networks working at the national level in the mentioned countries.
The CSOs will be provided maximum $25,000 or EUR 18,500. All grantees must provide 10% match funding.
Types of Activities
- A clear plan to communicate positive messages about population dynamics and SRHR to governments who are sending delegations to global policy events relating to post 2015 and the ICPD.
- A clear plan to participate in government delegations at global policy events and do follow up advocacy at the national level to ensure national follow up of global policy debates. Global policy events can include: the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, the UN Development Program national consultations on post 2015; Commission on the Status of Women regional and national reviews
- Have a clear plan for follow up work on accountability and transparency over the following 9 months, at national level.
- Work at the national level or regional level.
Successful applications must demonstrate a clear plan to undertake one of the following
- Enable CSOs to raise awareness at a ministerial level about the importance of SRHR and population dynamics prior to global policy debates and ensure that these issues are prioritized in government positions.
- Enable CSOs to undertake advocacy work after the global event to ensure that positions are communicated at national level and governments are held accountable to them.
- Support CSOs to ensure population issues and SRHR are represented in post 2015 development framework targets and indicators. Proposals that link into the on-going work around indicator development for frameworks such as FP 2020 and post- 2015 to help get political buy in for the indicators will also be considered for funding.
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- Applicants must be CSOs working at the national level and have a program of influencing government policy and positions in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Uganda. CSOs currently or with past experience on government delegations will be given particular consideration.
- The proposals must
- Respond to the type of activities the IPPF Small Grants Facility supports.
- Have a clear plan to participate in, and champion SRHR and population dynamics in national government positions and government delegations at events linked to post 2014/5 and to advocate at the national level before and after global policy events linked to post 2014/5.
- Have a plan to tap into existing work taking place around indicator development and data use – particularly relating to FP2020 and the ICPD review process and the new development agenda/Post 2015 process to advocate for indicators and targets relating to population dynamics and SRHR in the next development framework, in order to hold governments accountable for the delivery of development outcomes.
For more information, please visit ICPD Advocacy Small Grants.