This is a call for applications for the project “Empowering Civil Society and Youth for an Inclusive Digital Transformation”. This project is funded by the European Union and is implemented in a partnership with Acted, the Non-Governmental Organizations Initiative at the American University of Beirut (AUB NGOi), DOT Lebanon, and ESA Business School.
The project aims to increase the participation of Lebanese youth-led and youth-focused Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) within governance processes through enhancing their operational, institutional and digital capacities. It also aims to complement the selected CSOs capacity strengthening with financial support.
“Empowering Civil Society and Youth for an Inclusive Digital Transformation” is a 30-month project which aims to enhance the ability of Lebanese youth-led and youth-focused CSOs to influence policy making and be influential development actors in Lebanon. This will be achieved by strengthening the capacity of these organizations in various aspects, including operational, institutional, and digital capacities.
As part of this project,ten (10)CSOs will be selected to receive sub-grants of15,000 Euros eachto implement their proposed projects. The selected CSOs will also benefit from the services outlined in “project-supported services”, and engage in a series of performance improvement activities.
As part of this project, the 10 selected CSOs will engage in a series of capacity building and performance improvement activities as outlined below:
CSOs will undergo a series of assessments, including an assessment of operational capacities through AUB NGOi self-assessment platform and an assessment of digital capacities.
Based on the assessment results, CSOs will be offered a total of four in-person training courses and a tailored multi-year digital transformation strategy and annual work plan.
CSOs will be guided and coached to pitch their ideas for their own designed projects, develop concept notes based on a set template, and outline budgets.
CSOs will receive operational and digital coaching and mentoring sessions on the implementation of their proposed projects.
CSOs will receive a sub-grant to implement their proposed projects.
Local CSOs from all across Lebanon and from all sectors are invited to apply to be part of this project. To be eligible for selection, CSOs will undergo a selection process based on several criteria, as follows:
The selection of CSOs will be performed in the following phases:
Submission of application and required documents before November 20, 2023
Interview of shortlisted applicants
Selection of subgrantees
Initiation of Activities