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Applicants are Invited for Projects Promoting Human Rights and Democratic Values in Sri Lanka

Applicants are Invited for Projects Promoting Human Rights and Democratic Values in Sri Lanka

 

Deadline: 12 April 2019

The British High Commission is seeking proposals for human rightscapacity and democratic values in Sri Lanka.

The High Commission particularly welcomes expressions of interest (EOIs) which:

  • bring together one or more of the thematic areas (for instance reflecting gender issues in another strand of work).
  • include project activities across several strands, including through working in partnership with various implementing partners.

Priority Themes

The activities will focus on the following priority themes. Suppliers are encouraged to identify target areas within and across these themes, and justify their focus.

  • Strengthening democratic institutions: Targeted capacity building or initiatives to support national democratic and legislative institutions in identified areas, including to support parliamentary oversight and civil society engagement.
  • Reinforcing press freedom: They welcome suggestions for activities which support press freedom in Sri Lanka. This could include:
    • supporting journalistic practice in identified ‘needs’ areas in Sri Lanka (such as through data-driven and investigative journalism) – e.g. through direct capacity building to journalists, or initiatives to support spread journalistic best practice and learning
    • initiatives to boost civic literacy, especially where potential scalability or sustainability can be demonstrated
  • Mainstreaming gender issues and promoting gender equality: They welcome creative suggestions from bidders to mainstream gender issues (broadly defined) and promote gender equality across Sri Lanka. This could include:
    • raising awareness and supporting efforts to tackle SGBV, especially at national scale
    • supporting increase in women’s participation in public life
    • supporting work to acknowledge and further issues related to the LGBTIQ community
  • Tackling inter-communal tensions: Proposals to promote inter-religious dialogue and conflict management at a local, regional, or national level to tackle inter-communal tensions.

Funding Information

They anticipate budget provision for a number of projects with individual costs up to £50,000.

Project Duration

The successful implementer should be able to commence work from May 2019 and complete all project activity by mid-March 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • EOIs are open to community and civil society organisations.
  • EOIs should be submitted in the form of a concept note on maximum two-sides of A4.
  • EOIs should cover the type of project intervention and delivery proposed, as well as how it will address value for money. Bidders must provide a broad indication of proposed activities to be delivered, anticipated outcomes, and sustainability approaches post-completion of the project. They must also demonstrate an ability to deliver all project activity before mid-March 2019, with a substantial portion within the first half of the project. An outline activity based budget must be submitted as an annex to the EOI.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit link.

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