AMAL Innovation Fund: Supporting Women’s Leadership

Deadline: 15 April 2014
Open to: Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine and Yemen
Grant: US$ 10,000 – US$ 35,000

Description

AMAL: Supporting Women’s transformative leadership in changing times in the MENA Region is an Oxfam programme, which aims to promote the active participation and leadership of women in the MENA region, including the poorest and most marginalised, in local, national and regional governance structures and decision-making processes, thereby ensuring that they have a say in formulation and/or their needs and priorities are reflected in socio-economic policies and practice at all levels. AMAL programme is funded by the Swedish Government.

The overall goal of this programme is that women in the MENA region, including poor and marginalised women, will have increased ability to participate and exercise leadership at all levels of decision-making, gaining power over their lives and ensuring their practical needs and rights are central for existing and emerging governance structures.

The proposals must:

  1. Contribute to change in one or more of the following areas at local community, sub-national, national, or regional levels;
  2. Highlight aspects of collective work, leadership and mobilization for influence and change at local, sub-national or national levels;
  3. Work with women in poor, remote or vulnerable geographic locations or marginalized women (such as socially stigmatized, disabled, prisoners, or other forms of marginalization);
  4. Demonstrate ‘innovation’: defined as “out of the box”, new ideas, flexible, bold, and responsive to emerging issues, experimental, risk taking, new technology, artistic or creative expression, new approach, new knowledge, and new mechanisms;
  5. Despite being small and short term, include an element of potential growth (scaling up) and demonstrate sustainability of outcomes.

Eligibility

  • New organisations: Non-governmental, non-profit and community-based women or youth led organizations that have been officially registered for no more than 4 years (i.e. not before 2010). Joint proposals from a consortia of more than 1 new organisation will also be welcomed;
  • Established organisations in partnership with new organizations: Established non-governmental, non-profit and community-based women or youth-led organizations that have been officially registered for more than 4 years in partnership with 1 or more new organisation (see above for definition);
  • Established organisations in partnership with informal groups/movements: Established non-governmental, non-profit and community-based women or youth-led organizations that have been officially registered for more than 4 years in partnership with 1 or more unregistered, informal group and/or movement with evidence of activism and operating in any one of the 4 AMAL focus countries.

Eligible to apply are  the organisations based in any one of these following countries: Morocco, Tunisia, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (including Gaza) or Yemen.

Grant

Oxfam’s AMAL Innovation Fund will fund proposals ranging from a minimum of US$ 10,000 to a maximum of US$ 35,000. The duration for implementation of the proposals is a maximum 12 months.

Application

Applications should be sent to Email Address: [email protected] no later than 15 April 2014 11:59 p.m. Lebanon local time (GMT+2). All applications should quote the reference number: OAIF-2014.

For more information please read the official call HERE.

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