Call for Expressions of Interest
Democratic Governance in Tanzania and Botswana: Supporting civil society organisations to use civic technology to promote and popularise the African Governance Architecture (AGA)
The Charter Project Africa is a pan-African project that focuses on the commitments obtained in the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) – the African Union’s principal policy document for advancing democratic governance in African Union member states.
The project promotes the use of civic technology to amplify citizens’ voices. It does this by providing financial resources, through small grants, as well as technical resources, through expertise, to civic initiatives aimed at promoting democracy, particularly those led by under-represented groups. This support is provided in eleven African Union member states – Botswana, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia – as well as at regional and continental level.
The project also opens spaces for collaboration between citizens, civic initiatives and African Union decision-makers at national, regional and continental levels – with a focus on digital formats. Particular attention is given to the role and mandate of the African Governance Architecture (AGA). In addition, the role of the ACDEG in bringing about positive change in AU member states is monitored, analysed and promoted. The presence of a dedicated secretariat in Addis Ababa helps to strengthen the links between pan- African civil society and African Union policy makers.
The project is implemented by a consortium of six African and European organisations:
Code for Africa (CfA)
This Call seeks to support civil society in Tanzania and Botswana, respectively to raise awareness about the ACDEG and among other things advocate for its ratification and popularization as an important instrument that can help in promoting, monitoring and assessing democratic consolidation and entrenchment of a democratic political culture as well as to strengthen engagement with SADC and the AGA.
Organisations with an interest in this call should follow this link https://civictechfund.africa/apply-for-support/Tanzania to fill out the application form and upload all relevant documents as required.
Download the guidelines: Charter Tanzania Guidelines
Organisations with an interest in this call should follow this link https://civictechfund.africa/apply-for-support/botswana to fill out the application form and upload all relevant documents as required.
Download the guidelines: Charter Botswana Guidelines
Submissions must be in English and the deadline for submissions is 11 April 2022 at 11:59 PM (GMT).
If you have not heard from us within two (2) weeks after the closing date,
please consider your application unsuccessful.