France supports Cameroonian civil society : new call for proposals (accepted before March 8. 2020) [fr]
In 2019, the Embassy of France in Cameroon has selected ten innovative projects led by Cameroonian civil society organizations and backed them with 150M FCFA. The new call for proposals is out until March 8. 2020!
Innovative Projects from Civil Societies and Coalitions of Actors (PISCCA) 2020
"Support for innovations by Cameroonian youth and civil society for citizen participation and environmental protection"
The French Embassy in Cameroon has been supporting Cameroonian civil society for several years. Between 2005 and 2016, more than 30 projects led by civil society organizations (CSOs) were funded by various programs for a total amount of more than one billion FCFA.
This program Civil Society Projects and Coalitions of Actors (PISCCA) continues this action. It becomes the main support tool for Cameroonian civil society and youth carried by the French Embassy. In 2019, it helped support the projects of seven Cameroonian CSOs across Cameroon. Presentation of the projects at the following link.
PISCCA is the subject of two calls for proposals, successively in the first quarters of 2019 and 2020.
For who ?
PISCCA is aimed at Cameroonian CSOs (associations, common interest groups, networks of associations, non-governmental organizations) legally established for at least 2 years.
The funding requested must be between € 10,000 (6,559,558 FCFA) and € 60,000 (39,537,420 FCFA) and the project must not exceed 15 months.
The project submitted must align with one or more of the following themes:
Citizenship and promotion of peace
• Citizen participation in the development and monitoring of public policies, especially local policies;
Following the local elections of February 9, 2020 and the application of the new law on decentralization, projects promoting the participation of citizens, especially young people, in local affairs (constitution of participatory structures, co-design or evaluations of public policies local, accountability of elected officials) will be favored.
• Citizen participation in the response to the crises in the north and in the North-West and South-West regions;
Within the aforementioned regions or those impacted by population displacements as a result of these crises, projects promoting return to peace actions (integration of displaced people, promotion of a culture of peace on social networks or through cultural vectors (documentaries, events) will be favored.
Protection of the environment and biodiversity:
• The conservation of endangered species and the integration of indigenous and / or peripheral communities of Protected Areas;
Projects aiming at ensuring the conservation or the restoration in a favorable state of conservation of wild flora and fauna species threatened or being the subject of a particular interest as well as projects aiming at promoting the integration of communities indigenous and / or peripheral Protected Areas will be privileged.
• The promotion of education and environmental awareness actions in urban or peri-urban areas
Projects favoring actions that allow the appropriation of sustainable development issues by non-initiated audiences as well as those that contribute to changes in practices having a positive impact on the environment will be favored. Type of target audience: young people, school children, general public, with particular vigilance towards non-initiated audiences.
Two transversal themes will be systematically taken into account:
• inclusion and capacity building of Cameroonian youth;
• the project’s contribution to the socio-economic integration of young girls, the promotion of equal rights for men and women and the fight against gender-based violence.
The call for proposals will take place in two phases of three weeks each:
• A first phase during which CSOs wishing to apply must complete the downloadable application form below. At the end of this phase, a pre-selection of a limited number of projects will be carried out. Due to the large number of submissions expected, only shortlisted CSOs will be notified.
• A second phase during which interviews will be carried out with the pre-selected CSOs. Any clarifications, adjustments, or modifications to the projects submitted may be requested.
A selection committee, chaired by the French Ambassador, will decide which projects will be funded in 2020. The list of selected projects will be published publicly.
March 8, 2020 (midnight)
Please read carefully the terms of reference of the call for proposals (downloadable below).
- Application form
- (Word - 143.5 kb)
- Terms of reference
- (PDF - 433.7 kb)