Unveiling the Future of Youth Civic Engagement: Meet Pre-Selected Partners!

Ott 11, 2023

Good governance Linked project:
WYDE Civic Engagement - Women and Youth in Democracy initiativE Civic Engagement

The Women and Youth in Democracy Initiative (WYDE) Civic Engagement project is on a mission to ignite a transformation in youth involvement in democracy. Picture a future where the voices of youth echo through the corridors of power, as they play an active role in shaping the destinies of their communities and nations.

At its core, the WYDE Civic Engagement project aims to fund and implement national and transnational projects that champion youth civic engagement and participation across Sub-Saharan Countries.

The canvas for these projects is vast and impactful. The selected partners will lead the charge, implementing national and transnational projects that amplify youth civic engagement and participation. The focus? The Global South countries, with a special spotlight on Sub-Saharan African Countries.

Ready to be part of this transformative journey? The second phase of the WYDE Civic Engagement call for proposals is now open, and we invite you to seize this opportunity.

The call for proposals received an astounding response, with over 780 applications flooding in

But that’s not all! There is thrilling news to share. The call for proposals received an astounding response, with over 780 applications flooding in. After a meticulous evaluation process, the pre-selected NGOs who have shown remarkable potential are ready to be introduced:

These organisations are set to play a pivotal role in advancing youth civic engagement and participation. To ensure their success, they will actively engage in capacity-building and coaching sessions organised within the project’s framework. These sessions will empower them to refine and strengthen their final proposals.

How to apply?

Read the full call for proposals of Women and Youth in Democracy initiativE Civic Engagement (WYDE Civic Engagement) to have more information about the call and how to apply! The call has been launched on April 3, 2023, and the second phase of the call will remain open until April 15, 2024.

If you are still looking for partners, we invite you to participate in the matchmaking virtual event which will take place by the end of January 2024. This event will help you find partners who can assist you in the design and implementation of your project activities. The aim of this virtual matchmaking event is to enable organisations that have a relatively low level of experience to develop their networking and benefit from shared experiences and support from other organisations. This will also help you prepare better proposals for the second call for proposals.

The WYDE Civic Engagement funding program is open to all African civil society organisations, regardless of their level of experience. This means that we will fund both experienced and inexperienced associations. As part of our support, we offer coaching and technical assistance to beneficiary organisations through training and mentoring programs based on their needs.

All participating organisations will be invited to describe their backgrounds and interests. Based on this information, we will highlight the needs and the potential connections that could be beneficial for the organisations. If you are interested in taking part in the event, please register here. Places are limited, only selected organisations will be invited.

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Si vous êtes toujours à la cherche d’organisation partenaire, nous vous invitons à participer à l’événement virtuel de mise en relation qui aura lieu fin janvier 2024. Cet événement vous aidera à trouver des partenaires qui peuvent vous accompagner dans la conception et la mise en œuvre de vos activités de projet.

L’objectif de cette rencontre virtuelle est de permettre aux organisations qui ont un niveau d’expérience relativement bas de développer leur réseau et de bénéficier des expériences et du soutien d’autres organisations. Cela vous aidera également à préparer de meilleures propositions pour cet appel à projets.

Toutes les organisations participantes seront invitées à décrire leurs parcours et leurs intérêts. Sur la base de ces informations, nous identifierons les besoins et les connexions potentielles qui pourraient être bénéfiques pour les organisations.

Si vous êtes intéressé(e) à participer à l’événement, veuillez-vous inscrire en utilisant ce lien.

(Les places sont limitées, seules les organisations sélectionnées seront contactées).