Call for Proposals for Security Sector Accountability in Africa closing date 19 March 2021

Southern Africa Youth Project has published the Call for Proposals for Security Sector Accountability in Africa closing date 19 March 2021

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  • Eligible Country: Africa
  • Closing Date: 19 March 2021
  • Categories of Organisations: All organisations 
  • Opportunity Type: Call for proposal
  • Submit Application: Online
  • Inviting Company/Donor: Trust Africa
  • Website for Application and information:  Click Here 


Under its Governance Program, TrustAfrica is inviting Concept Notes from potential civil society partners in implementing a project geared towards Strengthening Pan-African Citizens’ Voices for Security Sector Accountability (SPaCVOSSA) in four (4) countries in four (4) Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the African continent namely Zimbabwe (Southern Africa), Nigeria (West Africa), Democratic Republic of Congo (Central Africa) and Kenya (East Africa).

Goals and Objectives

The project’s goal is to strengthen the voices of African citizens in security sector accountability during and post-COVID 19 with the following specific objectives:

  • To provide a platform for the voices of African citizens, civil society and social movements to analytically discuss the impact on communities of policy measures and securitized enforcement regimes to combat COVID-19.
  • To produce country-level and pan-African level researched knowledge products to highlight the community impact of securitized policy measures in response to COVID-19.
  • To develop a common African position by civil society on responsible conduct of security forces during Covid-19 and make recommendations to shape national and continental policy.

Funding Information

Amount: US$ 15,000 per country

What TrustAfrica Does Not Fund?

  • Unsolicited proposals
  • Grants to individuals
  • Funds for travel to the United States
  • Endowment grants
  • Capital projects, such as purchase or construction of buildings
  • Partisan politics
  • Lobbying
  • For-profit activities or enterprises

Eligibility Criteria

  • Before beginning the process, applicants should make sure their organizations are eligible to apply for a Trust Africa grant.
  • Pre-selected candidate will be invited to submit a full application using Trust Africa’s grants portal. You will have the opportunity to create your profile by completing a detailed online form to provide information on your organization’s governance structure and accountability, both financially and operationally. As part of their due diligence process the documents below will be required:
    • A valid registration certificate
    • The most recent financial statements, preferably audited
    • The banking information of the organization for an account in the name of the organization
    • The IRS form, which is an affidavit containing organizational information
    • A letter recommendation (first time applicants only), usually from a former donor
    • The resumes of key staff involved in the project

For more information, visit TrustAfrica.

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