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EU - Global Call for Proposals: NDICI-Global Europe Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy - 31 January 2024

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New call for projects on Business and Human Rights, and discrimination based on gender or religion: - Information Session: 9 November 2023 - Send an email to register to indicating: name, surname, nationality and email address of the persons who are going to participate and their organisation (max. two participants per organisation)

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Inclusion in the 4th Edition of the Guide to Civil Society in Namibia - 26 October 2023

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Dear Civil Society Colleague, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) is preparing the 4th Edition of the Guide to Civil Society in Namibia: An Overview of the Mandate and Activities of Civil Society Organisations in Namibia. We are looking forward to the possibility of featuring your organisation. The Guide aims to introduce stakeholders to dedicated non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs), highlighting their mandates, activities, contact details and the sectors in which they operate.

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APRM - Request for EoI for Consultant to Support the Development of a National Governance Report for Namibia - 16 May 2023

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The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is requesting expressions of interest (EoI) for an individual consultant to support the development of the National Governance Report (NGR) of the Republic of Namibia. Bid closes on 16 May 2023 at 11.00 SAST.

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Public Call for Nominations to join the NamIGF Working Group - 10 February 2023


The Namibia Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF) has issued a public call for nominations for new working group members. More information is available the flyer below. Nominations can be submitted latest by 10 February 2023 to

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Call for Proposals: SADC Challenge Fund for NPOs Supporting Women Economic Development - 12 August 2022


This Call for Proposals will close on 12 August 2022 at 12:00 AM/midnight (GMT+2, SAST). The competition is open to Non-profit-making organisations (NPOs) registered in SADC Member States.  Support can be provided to NPOs capacitating women enterprises that aim to establish new business activities or expand their existing services and products.

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SOS Children’s Villages Namibia - Call for Expression of Interest: Board Secretary - 17 June 2022


The SOS Children’s Villages (SV) Namibia is a member association of SOS Children’s Villages International, one of the world’s leading international children’s charities. SOS Children’s Villages Namibia seeks a consultant to provide board secretarial services to SOS CV Namibia (on a retainer basis), as detailed in the full Terms of Reference (ToR) – available on request.

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Amani and Mazingira Presidential Award - 22 May 2022

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This afternoon, the National Planning Commission (NPC) notified the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) of the Amani and Mazingira Presidential Award ("the Award"). The DEADLINE for nominations for the Award is 22 May 2022 at 00h00.

"The aim of the AWARD is to promote global efforts to strengthen multilateralism, particularly in the areas of environment protection, sustainable development and peace and security. The Award Winner will receive global publicity and recognition, a state commendation, and monetary gift of USD 20 000 during the award ceremony".

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Finnish Embassy - Fund for Local Cooperation: Call for Proposals 2022-2024 is open - 16 May 2022


The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) of the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek is an instrument for funding non-profit projects in Namibia. The call for proposals for project implementation in 2022-2024 is now open. Proposals must be submitted by 16:15 (GMT/UTC+2) on May 16, 2022.

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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Call for Proposals - 6 May 2022


The 2022 call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) in Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar and Mauritius is now open. Interested organisations are invited to submit an expression of interest by 6 May 2022 at 17:00 SAST. The expression of interest can be submitted online using the following web form:

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U.S. Embassy - Climate Change Small Grant Opportunity - 12 May

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The U.S. Embassy has flagged a few details about upcoming Climate Change Small Grants from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). The deadline for southern Africa submissions is 12 May.

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Spark Fund - Call for Applications from Youth-led and Youth-focused Groups and Organisations - 30 April 2022

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The Spark Fund has an open call for applications from youth-led and youth-focused groups and organisations from Namibia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe that are working to create transformational change and improve the lives of young people and their communities. Applications close on 30 April 2022.

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Music In Africa Foundation - Sound Connects Fund: 2nd Call For Applications - 15 April 2022


The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), in partnership with Goethe-Institut, invites organisations operating in Southern Africa’s creative and cultural industries to apply for grants within the Sound Connects Fund (SCF). The second call for applications is now open and will close on 15 April 2022

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach in Namibia" (SAP006-EbA Project) Small Grants Facility


The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) currently has an open Call for Proposals;  approved for funding by the Green Climate Fund entitled “Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystem-based adaptation approach’’ (SAP006-EbA Project). The EIF is the accredited entity for the project. Deadline for applications: 13 May 2022 at 17h00.

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Youth Opportunities Global Ambassador Program 2022 - 2 December 2021


Applications are now open for the Youth Opportunities Global Ambassador Program 2022! The Global Ambassador Program is one of the most engaging programs of Youth Opportunities. It has engaged youth from more than 130 countries in the world with its first-ever appearance in 2018. Application Deadline: December 2, 2021.

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Commonwealth Foundation - Grants call 2021-2022 - 30 November 2021


The Commonwealth Foundation works to bring the voice of civil society into all aspects of governance, supporting civil society engagement in shaping the policies and decisions that affect people’s lives. The Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026 is strongly linked to the Commonwealth Charter and its values and aspirations, and it identifies three thematic areas of focus. 

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Namibia Journal of Social Justice: Call for papers, Volume 2, June 2022


The submission deadline for abstracts has been extended to 31 October 2021. Namibians are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of inequality and discrimination. The most obvious of these are inequalities based on income and wealth distribution. While the Gini coefficient shows a reduction in Namibia’s levels of inequality since independence, the country still has one of the highest levels of inequality in the world.

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UNDP - CALL FOR VIDEOS: Helping civil society to be heard by world leaders ahead of COP26


The UNDP is excited to share the following UNDP call for video messages from civil society partners in the run-up to COP26. Feminist, women’s rights, and youth-led organisations are encouraged to submit video messages.

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SEE Namibia - Call for Volunteers - 15 November 2021


Have you always wanted to become a volunteer and work with young people to create positive social change within the community? Be part of the Social Enabled Education (SEE) Namibia team. Please note that the due date for volunteer registration is on the 15th of November 2021 - For more details, see the infographic below.

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Call for Projects “UNESCO-Aschberg programme for artists and cultural professionals”


At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably weakened the creative sector and greatly disrupted the production and distribution of cultural goods and services, UNESCO is giving a new impetus to the UNESCO-Aschberg Programme for Artists and Cultural Professionals to support States and key actors in their efforts to promote the status of the artist and the diversity of cultural expressions.

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2021 IMF Youth Fellowship - 24 September 2021


About the Program The 2021 IMF Youth Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for young participants to become part of the global effort to build forward better and join the IMF at the forefront of the response to the crisis. Participants in the program will experience firsthand the IMF virtual Annual Meetings and participate in virtual training led by IMF experts. Selected fellows will get the opportunity to participate in a 2-day virtual workshop to meet with IMF management and senior staff and discuss current global economic issues including inclusive growth, inequality, digital economy and climate change. Application Criteria Applicants should: Be between 20 and 32 years of ageHave demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:Social activism and/or engaging with...

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