The International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission in Egypt launches today a Call for Proposals as part of the “Regional Development and Protection Programme for North Africa (RDPP NA) – Development Pillar”. The initiative, which is supported by the European Union (EU), aims to support the Government’s efforts to host existing migrants and to build resilience with the aim to enhance the coexistence between existing migrants and the Egyptian communities hosting them.
The overall objective of this call is to identify local actors working with existing migrants and the Egyptian communities hosting them to support the implementation of small-scale projects aiming at improving access to services, further promoting coexistence while supporting community understanding and cohesion between local communities and existing migrants. The overall objective will be implemented in full coordination and consultation with the Egyptian Government and in line with its priorities.
The IOM is supporting projects proposals with the following specific objectives:
• In line with the national law, the resilience of existing migrants and Egyptian communities hosting them is enhanced by improving economic and social well-being, which includes establishing businesses that generate jobs for existing migrants and Egyptian communities hosting them;
• The promotion of intercultural dialogue and social cohesion and awareness raising on access to services are encouraged and strengthened at community level.
Furthermore, proposals that fall under the following areas will be considered for funding:
• Access to basic services: (Education, protection, health, and housing)
• Community Cohesion
The Call for Proposal Guidelines which includes detailed information on the requirements and the process and the timeline as well as the application form and all annexes can be downloaded in the attachments section here.
IOM will hold an information session for interested applicants aiming at introducing the objectives of the call and assisting interested applicants in filling out the application form and affiliated annexes. The session will be held on 28 September 2017. For applicants who are interested to attend the information session, kindly write to the following email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 25 September at the latest, mentioning in the email the name of the organization, the names and number of representatives of the organization who will attend the session, and initial questions regarding the Call for Proposals. IOM will respond to the interested applicants with details on the venue and time of the information session by email.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be published on Bosla platform in the Library section by 19 October. Additional questions can be addressed by email to (email@example.com).
The deadline for receiving applications is on October 23rd, 2017 by post to IOM’s office (see Guidelines attached for further details).