U.S. Embassy Lome, Africa Regional Democracy Fund


Funding Opportunity ID:328637
Opportunity Number:PAS-SGP-FY2020-004
Opportunity Title:U.S. Embassy Lome, Africa Regional Democracy Fund
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:1- Capacity building, accountability and youth engagement 2- Strengthen democratic institutions, improve governance, and promote respect for human rights in Togo
CFDA Number(s):19.700
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:The following organizations in U.S. and Togo with local expertise and significant knowledge and or awareness about Togo’s political system and structure are eligible to apply. • Registered not-for-profit organizations including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with experience in Togo • NGOs • Accredited public and private non-profit educational institutions For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Agency Code:DOS-TGO
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to Togo
Posted Date:Aug 11, 2020
Close Date:Sep 11, 2020
Last Updated Date:Aug 11, 2020
Award Ceiling:$250,000
Award Floor:$100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The U.S. Embassy in Lome-Togo through this Notice of Funding Opportunity is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to conduct capacity building, accountability and youth engagement workshops to strengthen democratic institutions, improve governance, and promote respect for human rights in Togo Program Objectives: Togo is in the midst of a decentralization process and is devolving power to 116 newly created communes. This is an unprecedented opportunity for citizens to play a bigger role in local governance. This program seeks to increase the capacity of the new local councils as well as citizens’ ability to hold them accountable. It also seeks to facilitate increased exchange between the councils and citizens, with a focus on women, youth, and people with disabilities. Program activities should include: Work with relevant citizen groups on sustained citizen monitoring of public service delivery and project execution to increase accountability and improve delivery of basic services in selected communities. The development of an app with a dashboard of services (showing different local public services such as education, health, water, etc.) to make these services more responsive and transparent. Workshops with relevant local councils to help them respond effectively to citizen monitoring activities, as well as increase their capacity and understanding of their new roles. The goal is to increase both citizen demand for good governance and the new councils’ ability to supply good governance. Fight marginalization at the local level by equipping disadvantaged groups (people with disabilities, women, and youth) with job skills and opportunities to engage with local councils. This could include activities such as promoting social entrepreneurship, agricultural entrepreneurship, and partnerships like the twin cities initiative. American content/values in form of resources, consultants or experts related to the topic address in this call to contribute to the implementation of this award Strong proposals should select a limited number of focus districts and include activities such as workshops, trainings, media interactions, and public awareness campaigns.
Modification Comments:detailed eligibility added

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