Deadline: April 30th, 2018
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant-making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network.
OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation.
OSIWA seeks proposals aimed at achieving the following specific themes:
- Justice Reform and Rule of Law
- Equality and Anti-Discrimination
- Democratic Practice
- Economic Governance and Enhancement
OSIWA primarily awards grants to local organizations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, it provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transfer knowledge to local groups they partner with. It provides grants to government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in its core priority areas.
OSIWA requires all organisations seeking funding to submit a completed application proposal, budget, and other relevant documents including leadership information (list of Board members, trustees and management staff who will be involved in the project, and proof of registration). Applications that are not submitted with all the relevant documentation may be delayed.
The application documents are available here:
The detailed OSIWA strategy is available at here.