The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has announced a call for grant applications for its 2016 grants program.
OSISA supports innovative programs working towards open society ideals and which advocate for these ideals in southern Africa. The programs it supports will look beyond immediate symptoms and seek to address structural problems that reproduce poverty, inequality, exclusion and discrimination.
For the 2016 strategy year, OSISA invites proposals from civil society, community or state actors from our region for the following programme priority areas: –
Human Rights, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law
Democracy and Governance
Social and Economic Justice
Natural Resources Governance
Youth Arts and Culture
OSISA recognizes that there are some emerging and other leading civil society groups and formations such as community-based organizations and social movements operating in our region, which are not formally registered entities. It is willing to consider concept proposals from such unregistered and informal groups and formations that, if approved, may then be further developed into fully-fledged grant proposals for consideration.
OSISA works in 10 southern Africa countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe