Saturday, 25 March 2017

P PROJECT FUNDING

Call for Proposals for the African Union Commission Theme: Mentoring Youth (Women and Men) To Be Champions of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment ($30,000 Funding)

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2017. https://goo.gl/5Hz6mG
By this call, the Commission hereby invites members States and stakeholders to submit their project proposals on the Theme: “mentoring youth (women and men) to be champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment”. This Theme n°10 of the African Women’s Decade is seriously taken into consideration by the African Union Commission and is scheduled to be discussed at the 2017 AU Summit under the theme’ “Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the Youth”.
The Fund will benefit young women and girls through grassroots initiatives, developed by:
African Union member States;
African Civil Society Organizations working on mentoring youth (women and men) to be champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Youth groups
Proposals will be funded for one year with a ceiling up to thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).
Criteria:
Criteria for the selection of project under the “mentoring youth (women and men) to be champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment” Theme:
The projects should be based on the African Union Agenda 2063. The Agenda works for a Shared Strategic Framework for Inclusive change for a better Sustainable Development, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The project or programme should contribute to any of the following:
Create environment where the African and Diaspora young women’s movement will find a platform to interact and bring paramount and valuable changes to the women condition in Africa;
Sensitize and train youth about the drawbacks and consequences of exclusion, on the fact that no woman or man will be left behind or excluded, on the basis of gender;
Demonstrate its commitment as People-centred and training youth about gender equality and Women’s empowerment.
Engage and empower youth to be gender-sensitive in their approach for decision making, while targeting sustainable development;
Boost African women’s incentives to create movements and initiatives aiming at fully empowering young women in all spheres, and promoting their social, political and economic rights, including the rights to own and inherit property, sign contracts, register and manage businesses, and accessing leadership positions;
Organize the mentorship and championship activities for young rural women and men and create movements or cooperatives that will raise awareness on their rights; and help them have access to productive assets, including land, credit, inputs and financial services.

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