Call for Applications: U.S. Embassy in Togo Democracy and Human Rights Fund

Deadline: 31 December 2017

U.S. Embassy in Togo is seeking applications for its Democracy and Human Rights Fund (DHRF) with an aim to provide assistance through grants to local organizations to implement small, short-term, high impact activities targeted at supporting democratic institutions, political pluralism, and the protection and advocacy of human rights in African countries.

The project, authorized in 1991 by the Congress of the United States, under the Foreign Assistance Act, compliments other funding mechanisms that support larger, multi-year initiatives as part of the U.S. Government’s overall strategy to promote democracy and improved governance.

The DHRF program is administered through the Political Office at the United States Embassy in Lomé.

Funding Information

Grants will be no larger than US$25,000; however, projects typically funded range from US$10,000 to US$15,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All DHRF funded activities must have a substantive link to the promotion of democracy or human rights.
  • DHRF encourages activities or projects that promote:
    • Training about or change in civil and political rights
    • Adherence to the rule of law through a legal framework conducive to civil and political rights
    • Free and democratic electoral systems
    • Development of democratic principles and institutions that promote human rights
    • Increased participation of women and ethnic groups in the judicial system and political process

To find more information and apply, click HERE.

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