The British Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce a Call for bids for the financial year 2017-18 under Rules-Based International System Fund and the FCO Programme Funding.
The purpose of this fund is to support British Embassy areas of interest mentioned below.
Specific areas of focus are:
Develop understanding of the attitudes specific sectors of the community have towards victims of sexual and gender based violence in conflict in particular those groups who have contact with survivors e.g. Police, lawyers/judges, healthcare providers. In addition to improve understanding and share knowledge of actions and activities undertaken by Government, NGOs and donors to address sexual violence in conflict. Increase awareness of and capacity in building use of the International Protocol on documenting and investigating sexual violence. – Up to £100,000
Increase understanding and knowledge across government departments in Baghdad and KRG on Iraqi National Action Plan to implement UNSCR1325 and gender issues. With focus on increased female participation, particularly in reconciliation efforts and steps to address the impact of current violence and discrimination against women. – Up to £50,000
Greater involvement and acceptance of female participation in national and local Iraqi-led reconciliation initiatives, particularly important in Ninewa as operations in Mosul are taken forward. Greater role of women in peace negotiations at all level (community, governorate and national). Female participants to achieve greater skills to have more confidence and competency during negotiations etc.– Up to £40,000
Improve capacity to respond and engage with International Treaties and Human Rights Mechanisms and improves domestic human rights through better implementation of international human rights obligations.– Up to £30,000
We are looking for creative and original project ideas which will help achieve these above goals.
If the submitted concept form meets the requirements set out above, you will be invited to submit a full Project Proposal. Successful bids will be for innovative activities that will have the greatest impact and deliver real change. Proposals should include action-oriented activities which will bring about concrete outcomes and results.
Project budgets should be for a single year for activities undertaken over the period April 2017 to March 2018, up to a maximum cost mentioned next to each area of focus, above. We are unable to fund multiple-year projects.
Projects not eligible for funding:
Projects focused on service delivery or projects that support military, construction activities, capital costs, academic courses, charitable activities, humanitarian aid or mainly staff salaries are ineligible.
How to apply:
Interested implementers are invited to submit their Project Concept Form, with approximate expected value of fund, to the Embassy by 16 March 2017. The Project Concept form can be downloaded above:
Please submit your Project Concept Form to our Programme unit at: HRDP.Bids@fco.gov.uk by 16 March 2017 .