Call for Proposals: Strategic Engagement of Border Communities in Libya

Call for Proposals: Strategic Engagement of Border Communities in Libya

March 3, 2022

UNDP Libya through this Call for Proposals hopes to identify and engage local civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as key partners in its work to enhance opportunities and set the ground for socio-economic development that is inclusive of vulnerable and marginalized populations—ultimately facilitating lasting partnerships and enhancing the role of civil society strategically engaging with borderland communities in Libya.

Through the EU-funded Stability, Unity, and Social Cohesion (SUSC) project, UNDP Libya seeks to support innovative, community-based pilot projects targeting youth, women, and marginalized populations focusing on discouraging communities from joining non-state groups in borderland areas.

Scope of Activities and Expected Outputs

Applying organizations are expected to devise proposals for innovative initiatives to strategically engage border communities in Libya. Activities must be implemented exclusively in one or several of the targeted municipalities of this Call for Proposals: Murzuq, Kufra, Ghat, Sebha, and Zuwara.

Possible topics for grant projects include but are not limited to the following areas of intervention:

·Youth and women engagement: Project proposals may include activities focused on: Promoting/ reinforcing positive masculinities among young men in targeted communities, facilitating full youth and women engagement in community development and/or decision-making processes, etc.

·Supporting socio-economic development: livelihoods and job creation.

·Dialogue and cross-border linkages: Proposals can focus on, for example, promoting linkages between communities in Libya (or across the border) who are affected by non-state actors. Such as: fostering intra-communal dialogue between cross-border traders or youth groups, or with formal or informal authorities.

Who Can Apply

Libyan NGOs/ CSOs that are officially and duly registered organizations (registered civil society and non-governmental organizations, including non-governmental academic or educational institutions) are eligible to apply. Successful applicants must also demonstrate the following skills and experience:

·Experience in grant management in the proposed area of intervention

·At least two years of experience in socio-economic development (livelihoods and job creation), migration, support for women, youth, and vulnerable groups, and/or related fields.

·Members of the NGO/CSO have the substantive capacity in designing, implement, and monitor community-based development programmes.

·Demonstrate close ties to and established networks in the proposed area of intervention—including with women in the community 

·Be able to submit project documents (proposal, reports) preferably in English, in Arabic if not

·The organization’s political orientation must be neutral

·Respect for diversity

Proposals eligible for this call are those whose requested budgets are between USD 5,000 (minimum amount) and USD 25,000 (maximum amount) per municipality. 

Detailed objectives, deliverables and key considerations and annexes are provided in the downloads section of this Call for Proposal.

The deadline for applications is 30th March 2022, 21:00 hrs Libya time. Applicants must submit their proposals through with the subject field “UNDP Libya 2022 Application for Strategic Engagement of Border Communities Low Value Grant.” Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

If additional clarifications are required, questions can be sent to the same email address indicated above with the subject field “UNDP Libya 2022 Application for Strategic Engagement of Border Communities Low Value Grant: request for information”. Answers to questions will be provided within two working days.

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