Advocacy Projects for the Building Active Citizenship and Equality for Persons with Disabilities – Afghanistan
Deadline: 12 April 2020
The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, along with its partners Access Organization for Afghan Disables and Save the Children International, (hereinafter called “the SCA, AOAD and SCI” respectively), has announced a call for proposals for advocacy projects for the Building Active Citizenship and Equality for Persons with Disabilities.
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This call will enhance the capacities of persons with disabilities and DPOs to advocate for the promotion and protection of rights and entitlements of persons with mental and physical disabilities.
It supports the obligation of the Government of Afghanistan in fulfilling its commitment and mandate through policies, strategies and plans that would address the constraints faced by persons with disabilities in accessing their rights and entitlements and raising the voice of persons with intellectual and mental disabilities.
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Scope of proposal
The advocacy project proposals should build on Disable People’s Organization’s existing work or upcoming campaign strategies. It should choose the strategic approach/es most suitable for the issue they have selected in the context of the geographic areas of the project.
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Examples of advocacy tactics that would qualify for this call:
Media and citizen engagement around rights of persons with physical and mental disabilities
Engagement of education sector in making education services accessible to persons with physical and mental disabilities
Engagement of health sector in making health services accessible to persons with physical and mental disabilities
Engagement of rural development sector in making livelihoods opportunities accessible to livelihoods for persons with physical and mental disabilities
Engagement of multi-stakeholders/actors at provincial level on awareness raising and advocacy for rights of persons with physical and mental disabilities
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Maximum AFN. 250,000.00 per DPO of which 90% will be allocated towards programme cost and Maximum 10% towards admin cost of the project and each DPO can be granted maximum one contract.
The funding allocation will be in direct relation to the activities proposed.
Please note that this grant will not support purchase of equipment, scholarships and related expenses of those DPOs who have already received support from SCA or any other organization in terms of equipment.
Duration of the Project
May to December, 2020
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The DPO must provide evidence for the following criteria and submit it with the proposal:
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Be legally registered with clearly defined Bylaws, rules and regulations
Valid Certificate of Registration. The partner organization should have updated and valid license before submitting application to SCA. The application will not be considered in any means without valid license
Bank Account in the name of the company. Individual/personal bank accounts will not be accepted.
Organization must have Tax Identification Number (TIN) as well as Tax Clearance Certificate
Brief description of past and current projects in the locality for at least the last two years.
Brief description of experience of implementing advocacy project for persons with mental and physical disability.
At least one-year presence and experience in the targeted areas
At least 1-year experience in implementing advocacy projects for persons with physical and mental disabilities
A functioning financial management system, meeting medium to low-risk SCA financial management assessment
DPOs should apply only for the province where they exist and cannot apply for more than one province
For more information, visit http://www.acbar.org/rfq/11412.jsp