Monday, January 30, 2012


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.

OSIWA calls for proposals that seek to:

  1. Foster building of strong governance institutions, processes and structures that are transparent, accountable and intolerant of impunity;
  2. Build the capacity of civil society organizations and increase citizen participation in decision-making processes and
  3. Promote the protection of fundamental rights and citizenship groups exposed to discrimination.

The programs will be implemented in one or more of these countries: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

More information.

Deadline: February 27, 2012

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