Submit Proposals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Programme
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Hivos in partnership with SIDA and Ford Foundation manages the Regional Fund on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The Regional SRHR Fund was established in recognition of the critical need for a strategic regional response to collectively address the myriad of SRHR issues in Southern Africa with particular attention to young people and adolescents as well as to provide an opportunity for donors to coordinate their support to SRHR in the region
The Fund currently focuses its efforts on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) in east and southern Africa (ESA). To do so, it supports civil society responses to a diversity of ASRHR issues that are relevant at both the national and regional levels using grant-making as the main mechanism of support.
The Regional SRHR Fund is therefore seeking proposals that put forward approaches and activities that seek to improve the SRHR outcomes for young people and adolescents.
Grants will be provided to organisations proposing innovative ways to address the key challenges that young people and adolescents face in accessing sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) services and rights and those that promote opportunities that may exist to improve access to ASRH services and rights. Grants will principally focus on providing support to regional ASRHR advocacy, capacity development and research efforts, although strategic linkages with broader ASRHR initiatives will be encouraged.
- Award Amount: minimum USD 25,000 and maximum USD 100,000.
- Available Awards: Up to 8
- East and Southern Africa (ESA) with a special focus on Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Preference will be given to regional applications or national responses that demonstrate regional relevance.
- Applications from other countries in the ESA region are welcome as long as they also include at least one of the focus countries mentioned above.
The intermediate outcome of the ASRHR programme is:
Stronger and more coordinated youth-led and youth-focused civil society in Southern and Eastern Africa that can promote, addressing and advancing ASRHR and its interconnection to HIV at the regional level, with a key focus on young people and adolescents.
The key objectives of the ASRHR programme are:
- Objective 1: Capacity Strengthening – Youth-led and/or youth-focused organisations are trained, mentored and upskilled in all areas of organizational and programmatic capacity to enable them to gather evidence, and to promote and advocate for improved access for adolescents and youth to SRHR services
- Objective 2: Knowledge Management – There is improved knowledge sharing, networking and data collection on SRHR in the region by youth-led and/or youth-focused organisations and individuals, as well as increased capacity for youth-driven research
- Objective 3: Advocacy and Awareness Raising – Youth-led and/or youth-focused organisations have improved capacity to conceptualize, design and coordinate joint ASRHR advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns in the region
- Objective 4: Coordination / convening – Youth-led and/or youth focused organisations have enhanced capacity to coordinate SRHR activities and convene spaces through integrated and inter-linked initiatives, including with similar organizations in East Africa.
- Developing and implementing initiatives to improve the capacity of youth led and youth focused organisation to gather evidence, and to promote and advocate for improved access for adolescents and youth to SRHR services; and
- Advocacy efforts that seek to change/implement policies or programs at the national and regional level;
- Research to gather, document and share evidence on key challenges that young people and adolescents face in accessing SRHR services;
- Pilot testing programs that seek to strengthen capacity for youth-driven research
Proposals should clearly demonstrate anticipated outcomes linked to the objectives of the proposal call. Applicants should be based or able to work in one of the identified countries (Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe or Kenya). The maximum length of a proposal is 10 pages (including budget, results-framework and work plan). The proposal could build on existing activities or initiatives of applicants. The proposed intervention should not be less than 6 months and should not exceed 12 months.
Funding is limited is therefore preference will be given to:
- Proposals that are well thought out and demonstrate a clear connection to the objectives of the Regional SRHR Fund and the proposal call.
- Proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches that seek to gather, and document best practices and lessons learned on undertaking advocacy and awareness-raising on ASRHR that are geared to young audiences and utilize relevant ICT technologies.
- Proposals that have the potential to have the greatest impact in improving access to SRH services for young people and adolescents in Southern and East Africa.
- Proposals that aim to reach the poorest or most vulnerable adolescent and youth population to increase their access to SRHR.
- Proposals that aim to reach the most hard to reach adolescent and youth population to increase their access to SRHR.
- Proposals that aim to break down barriers/ challenge social and gender norms around AYSRHR
- Proposals that include elements of sustainability.
How to Apply
Applicants can download the Hivos Proposal Template and Hivos Budget Template via the given website.
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