RESPONDING TO EU CALL FOR PROPOSALS CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

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10 April & 12 April 2018

Sibane Hotel, Ezulwini

 

Background Information:

The European Union in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Planning & Development under the Aid Coordination and Management Section (ACMMS) & the Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO) will be hosting two-one day non-residential training workshops for NGOs operational in Swaziland to train them on how to better respond to EU call for proposals. The training aims at strengthening the capacities of NGOs to access donor funding especially EU grants. The training will be facilitated by an external resource mobilization expert. The specific objectives of the training are as follows:

  • Resource mobilization strategies for NGOs in Swaziland with a focus in accessing EU and other donor funds.
  • To provide in-depth understanding of EU guidelines and procedures for NGOs operational in Swaziland.
  • To provide opportunities for mutual learning and shared experiences on how organisations can better access EU grants.

How Swazi based NGOs can position themselves to form collaborations and synergies to better access EU and other donor funds.

The training has been staggered in two stages and will be non-residential taking place at Happy Valley Hotel on the 10th April & 12 April 2018. Organizations are asked to register for the workshops on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeI6v4qXBVb_rU2HfLBu3cqIJF7KbXGn5lfi5miyauXBpxNEQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

30 organizations will participate in each of the trainings. Organizations should note that only one participant per organisation will be allowed to register and an organisation can only participate in one of the two trainings but not on both days. No transport re-imbursement will be offered to participants and organizations are urged to support the participation of their officers. For any information regarding this training, please contact Mphile Sihlongonyane at 2404 4721 or email him at cango@cango.org.sz.

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Let us remember Africa

                                                                        25th May 2017

 

Africa-Day-2017-Image-620x33025 May of each year marks the celebration of Africa Day whereby the independence, freedom and liberation from colonial imperialists is central and this year is no different.

On 25th May 1963 Africa made history by founding the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on this day, leaders of independent states signed a founding charter.

Since then history has continued to be made. In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community to review its operations. In 2002 the OAU became the African Union. Most importantly, this date –  Africa Day – serves to celebrate the renascence of Africa’s identity and unity.

There might be some difficult days ahead: many live-in poverty, people are dying of diseases, internal conflicts, terrorism, gender-based violence, and oppression. But we stand as one with the AU’s sentiments that Africa is marching towards a more prosperous future in which all its citizens, genders, creeds and backgrounds are empowered to realise their full potential and are economically, socially and politically advancing in their continent.

 

This is because the people stood as one on 25th May 1963, to celebrate broken chains of colonialism. More especially, the people of Eswatini stood together on 6th September 1968 in Independence Day. In South Africa the people continued to dismantle apartheid and neo-colonialism tendencies including State capture which reap Africa’s wealth and independence.

It is on that regard that we appeal to people of the Kingdom of Eswatini while they stand today as Africans to revive their individual and collective advancement commitments towards attaining satisfaction and pride and to also believe in the country’s Vision 2022, making sure that we are aware and blow the whistle on corruption, inequalities, crime of any nature and all things which might pull the ambitions of the nation down to being among the first world countries.

The Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO) within its structures and affiliates wishes Africans a happy Africa Day today to rekindle keeping the spirit of Ubuntu alive. Happy Africa Day!

By Management

For more information, contact

Nkosingiphile Myeni

Communications Officer

+268 2404 4721/7817 9868

communications@cango.org.sz

SWANNEPHA SEEKS PEOPLE TO FILL THE POSITIONS OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FINANCE OFFICER

swannephaSWAZILAND NATIONAL NETWORK OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS

Save the Children Building

Jojo Street, Msundudza Road

PO BOX 4161, Mbabane

Email: swannepha@realnet.co.sz

 Tel: 78063070

 

Swaziland National Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (SWANNEPHA) is registered as a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). It was founded in November, 2004 when local associations of people living with HIV and AIDS with the assistance from the Ministry of Health, NERCHA, UNAIDS and Support for International Partnership Against AIDS in Africa (SIPAA/Action Aid), formed a “National Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS” (SWANNEPHA) to provide an appropriate environment for representing the interest and rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the country.

SWANNEPHA’s operational history in the country spans over 12 years and involves Advocacy, lobbying, coordination, capacity building for PLHIV meaningful and greater involvement in the national HIV and AIDS response guided by the National Strategy Framework. SWANNEPHA works at the community level with Support Groups through which both infected and affected people assist each other spiritually, emotionally, economically and socially.

SWANNEPHA is seeking for eligible and qualified applicants for the following positions;

  1. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programmes and strategic leadership of the organisation. Other key duties include fundraising and resource mobilization, financial management, communication and community outreach. The position is permanent and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION

  • The position of the Executive Director will provide leadership and management strategies to safeguard SWANNEPHA’s integrity, sustainability and financial security.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for managing the planning and direct implementation of SWANNEPHA programmes, and recommend to the Board of Directors for approval of programmes and policies towards achieving the objectives of SWANNEPHA.
  • He/she will be responsible for the recruitment and management of programme staff and other support staff.

PROPER FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF THE ORGANISATION

  • He/she will be responsible for managing and securing finances, organisation assets, and human resources

DONORS AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

  • He/she will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic internal and external relationships to build consensus with SWANNEPHA’s networks and other levels of government and private stakeholders
  • He/she will plan and provide executive leadership to the implementation of integrated stakeholder engagement programmes and initiatives.
  • He/she will lead the design, development, implementation and review and evaluation of strategic and operational plan.
  • He/she will define formal and informal stakeholders’ communication channels and ensure that participating of People Living with HIV in the HIV response is enhanced.

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

  • He/she will be responsible for creating and managing fundraising plans for successfully sourcing funds required for the organisation in terms of its annual budget.
  • He/she will prepare proposals for grants for mobilizing resources from donors, maintain good working relations donors, and determine additional funding opportunities.

COMMUNICATION

  • He/she will attend all meetings of the Board pf Directors and will keep board members fully informed of the operations of the organisation
  • He/she will be responsible for implementing all decisions of the Board of Directors
  • He/she will be responsible for representing SWANNEPHA at all government, regional and global forums
  • He/she will advise the Board of Directors on matters related to stakeholder engagement status, strategies and emerging issues to support the organisation’s strategic decision

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, Public Health, community development is desired
  • Should have a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in NGO management
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Three or more years working with People Living with HIV  and community support groups
  • Strong organizational leadership including planning, delegating, programme development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of SWANNEPHA’s strategic future to staff, board, interns/community expert clients and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to NGO sector
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and team player

 

SWANNEPHA is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory organisation. People living with HIV (PLHIV) are encouraged to apply.

Applications and CVs/Resume with active contacts and three professional referees and copies of academic transcripts can be submitted to: SWANNEPHA Offices in Mbabane, Save the Children Building, Jojo Street, along Msunduza Road or email to: sicelosami1@gmail.com  by close of business on the 11th May 2018

 

swannephaSWAZILAND NATIONAL NETWORK OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS

Save the Children Building

Jojo Street, Msundudza Road

PO BOX 4161, Mbabane

Email: swannepha@realnet.co.sz

                                    Tel: 78063070

 

  1. FINANCE OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Finance Officer will manage the organisation’s financial transactions and procedures including administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements. The incumbent should be familiar with audits, invoices and budget preparations, including demonstrated interest in managing accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable. H/she should also have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks. The position reports directly to the Executive Director of the organisation. This position is on a part time basis.

KEY FINANCE OFFICER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Keep accurate records for all daily transactions
  • Prepare balance sheets
  • Process invoices
  • Record accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Update internal systems with financial data
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Participate in financial audits
  • Track bank deposits and payments
  • Assist with budget preparation
  • Review and implement financial policies

REQUIREMENTS

  • BSc degree in Finance and Accounting
  • Should have a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience
  • Proven work experience as a Finance Officer
  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
  • Experience using financial software
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Knowledge of financial regulations
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data

 

  • SWANNEPHA is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory organisation. People living with HIV (PLHIV) are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications and CVs/Resume with active contacts and three professional referees and copies of academic transcripts can be submitted to: SWANNEPHA Offices in Mbabane, Save the Children Building, Jojo Street, along Msunduza Road or email to: sicelosami1@gmail.com by close of business on the 11th May 2018

 

 

The Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO) is accredited to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Announcement, 30 APRIL 2018

The Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO) is accredited to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance

As an accredited linking organisation CANGO has demonstrated strong governance and organisational management. It adheres to the highest quality good practice programming standards. CANGO has demonstrated specialist expertise in the areas of HIV and human rights and HIV prevention to target the HIV/AIDS response in Swaziland.

In December 2016 a peer-review assessment team consisting of three colleagues from Malaysia, Zimbabwe and the UK, spent three days with CANGO interviewing both internal and external stakeholders in order to rigorously assess their work against the 9 principles and 38 standards in the guidance. Success in meeting these standards ensures a shared vision and values across Alliance membership organisations.

Warren Buckingham III, Chair of the Alliance Accreditation Committee praised CANGO for being a strong organisation that is highly strategic and relevant to the HIV response in Swaziland. The Accreditation Committee unanimously approved the accreditation of CANGO and commended their commitment to the Alliance.

Emmanuel Ndlangamandla, Executive Director of CANGO said “The accreditation is culminating the investment CANGO has made in developing systems and policies that foster accountability, effectiveness, and cohesion in our organisation. Joining the HIV/AIDS Alliance is indeed a dream come true for CANGO. We are in a continuous process in developing systems and learning from the best.”

The accreditation system has proved to be an effective way to strengthen and build both organisational and technical capacity in quality HIV programmes, and to ensure that the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and other marginalised groups, along with gender equality, are central to linking organisations’ work. The accreditation certificate is valid for 4 years. CANGO will undergo the process again in 2022.

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is a unique alliance of national civil society organisations dedicated to ending AIDS through community action. The Alliance works on HIV, health and human rights through local, national and global action with communities in over 40 countries on four continents. www.aidsalliance.org

CANGO CALLS FOR LAW REFORMS TO END ENDLESS EVICTIONS IN SWATINI

pressThe Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO) Governance and Human Rights Consortium notes with concern the eviction of over 60 residents of Embetseni, in Malkerns and has been informed by independent reports that the affected include women and children who were left homeless.

As a result, the families were unable to join the nation in celebrating the 50/50 Golden Jubilee.

We are aware that there is long standing dispute between the residents and land owners and that the eviction was carried out in terms of a High Court Order. Hence, we would not like to delve on the merits and demerits of the case but are focus on human rights concerns.

We have reason to believe the families are still left homeless and without further means of survival having to relive the stress that comes with being suddenly without shelter. CANGO would like to assure them of our sympathy and we are in solidarity in their situation. We cannot be indifferent. These are our brothers and sisters. Hence, by voicing out our concerns and advocating for a humanitarian approach to issues of land ownership versus land dwellers, we demonstrate Ubuntu.

The country’s Constitution which has a Bill of Rights seeks to protect the vulnerable against inhuman treatment. It provides for some form of compensation where relocation of people becomes the last resort.

We therefore implore the government to reform our current laws and enforce international standards in line with human rights values which would assist all persons who are in similar conditions to adjust than be entirely left out in the cold with no alternative means.

All States signatory to treaties are obliged to refrain from, and protect against, forced evictions from home(s) and land arises from several international legal instruments including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (art. 11, para. 1), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (art. 27, para. 3), the non-discrimination provisions found in article 14, paragraph 2 (h), of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and article 5 (e) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

In this regard, we urge the State to expedite passing the Farm Dwellers Control (Amendment) Bill into law now to ensure people who were evicted are compensated, treated with dignity and that they have alternative housing.

The land policy also has now been pending finalisation for many years and needs to be finalised in line with the Constitution.

In this light, we will support law reform activities which ensure the country’s compliance to international instruments the country is signatory to.

We are cognisant of the positive role played by traditional structures and duty-bearers including the Human Right Commission to help resolve inhuman treatment and degradation disputes.

We continue to call for an enabling legislation for the Human Rights/Integrity Commission not to be just an advocacy institution but be a statutory empowered agent with powers to restrain such degrading and inhuman treatment.

We also appeal that the government should proactively make an inventory on potential disputes so that efforts are made to allocate households alternative places where they can resettle in.

We as NGOs will also educate the population about existing laws and policies of the land in order to guard against unscrupulous individuals who illegally provide land to desperate Swazis and later abandon them to their fate where they are eventually evicted as it is the case at Madonsa.

These constant evictions will continue to erode the country’s image yet eSwatini is known to be a peaceful country if nothing is done.

Statement by

Emmanuel Ndlangamandla

Executive Director

CANGO

For more information, please contact:

(+268) 2404 4721

communications@cango.org.sz /administration@cango.org.sz

Call for Expression: Consultancy to undertake review of Finance Bill of 2018

Introduction:

Caritas Swaziland has partnered with the Coordinating Assembly of NGOs in eSwatini to undertake a review of the Finance Bill of 2018. The analysis of the Finance Bill of 2018 will be presented in 2018 in a stakeholder consultation dialogue scheduled for the end of May 2018 where over 50 Organisations will be expected to participate. Caritas Swaziland was founded in 1977 to empower communities and reduce the chronic poverty as 70 percent of the population lives in poverty. Because of drought and disease, one in four struggle to have enough food. Since its inception, the agency has helped half a million people in a country with high unemployment and the highest HIV and AIDS rate in the world. Caritas Swaziland programmes and social services provides assistance to over 23 000 beneficiaries every year.
Caritas Swaziland participates in Caritas Internationalis “HAART” campaign, Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment, a campaign launched by Caritas in 2009 to provide medicines to keep HIV infected children healthy. Training includes capacity-building to ensure institutions are in place to sustain development work, and monitoring and evaluation to improve projects. Loans and grants have helped the setting up of small enterprises. More immediate aid has included food and clothing.

Caritas Swaziland sees its main challenges in tackling the social inequalities that also contribute to poverty, and arresting the HIV infection rate. Caritas Swaziland main office in Manzini employs 27 staff and 225 volunteers to carry out its services. The main office works closely with 1 diocesan Caritas and 17 Caritas parishes. As a member of Caritas Africa and Caritas Internationalis, Caritas Swaziland receives support from the global Caritas network, such as Catholic Relief Services USA, Caritas Italy and Caritas England and Wales-CAFOD.

1.1 Economic Justice Initiative for NGOs in Swaziland: Through CANGO in partnership with OSISA a Civil Society Economic Roadmap exercise was held in 2012 where civil society articulated clearly the expectations from the government to expedite the process of economic recovery in Swaziland. The civil society budget & economic analysis identified better fiscal discipline and priotisation of the needs of the poor and vulnerable communities in the government budgeting process especially marginalized groups. Key to the Economic Justice cluster which NGOs under CANGO have articulated over the years includes:

  • CSOs mobilization, capacity building of CANGO Consortia, CSO partners, and selected communities on deepening understanding of the government planning mechanism and budgetary processes, the realization of human rights and creating a framework that will capture the needs of communities.
  • Engaging the budgeting system the Government of Swaziland uses on an annual basis and understand some of the international best practices that have been adopted when budgeting. This is now being done with the systematic support of partners like IBP & UNICEF.
  • Budget analysis and platforms for CSOs and policy makers including Central Ministries including Finance, Economic Planning and Ministries that delivers social services and Parliament Committees. This focuses on building the critical mass by mobilizing, providing space and capturing voices of communities in particular women, the youth, disabled and the elderly.
  • Knowledge management, information dissemination through various forms of media.

It is in this regard that Caritas Swaziland will further contribute to the knowledge and understanding of economic justice and budget analysis in Swaziland.

2.0 Objectives of the Exercise

The goal of the review of the finance bill is to build the capacity of CANGO Consortia members and ultimately communities on the provisions of the finance bill and further extrapolate data and figures that can be used to influence better budgeting and priotisation of the needs of the ordinary Swazi.

The specific objectives of the exercise are to:

  • To provide a desktop review of the 2018/2019 national budget and present a detailed analysis of the priotisation of the needs of the poor and marginalized during a one day workshop covering all the different government sectors.
  • Review and summarize the Finance Bill of 2018 and present findings to CANGO Consortia members with the view to advocate for reforms of the specific sector policy.
  • Create a common understanding amongst CANGO Consortia members on how to influence policy agenda especially policy budgetary reforms when engaging the budget national process and Finance Bill of 2018.
  • Qualifications of Consultants

The assignment will be undertaken by a consultant with the following profile:

  • The consultant shall have a minimum of postgraduate qualification in Economics, Development Management or Social Sciences.
  • Professional background/experience of not less than 10 years.
  • Have competencies and skills in the management, evaluation and monitoring of national policy think tanks and institutions and extensive experience and knowledge in the area/s of budget analysis and government institutional review especially budgetary allocations within Ministries.
  • Have a vast experience in undertaking review of either national or sectorial government budget allocations.
  • Sound knowledge of the NGO environment in Swaziland.

3.1 Review Outputs

The expected output of the consultancy is the following:

  • Detailed Review of the National budget for 2017/2018 taking into account the NDS, Poverty reduction strategy, Social Protection grants and related issues.
  • Review the Government policies and programmes and identify how budget addresses poverty, unemployment, youth issues, economic recovery, social protection and other issues.
  • Provide a summarized review and analysis of the Finance Bill of 2018.
  • Present report to 50 partners, donors, church formations, labour unions, NGOs & CBOs.
  • Incorporate comments from partners during consultative dialogue.

Preference will be given to local based Consultants. The call is open to individual consultancies only.

  • Selection of individual Consultant

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants Qualifications method set out in the Caritas Swaziland Procurement guidelines.

  • Submission of Expression of Interest

Consultants are encouraged to send a 2-3 page detailed expression of interest with clear approach, methodology and budget how to undertake proposed work and attach detailed CVs clearly marked “Expression of Interest for Consultancy to undertake the Review of the Finance Bill of 2018 which should all be emailed to musa.dlamini.musa39@gmail.com and make sure cango@cango.org.sz is copied on the email.

The deadline for applications 2 May 2018 and all emails should have subject Economic Justice Expression of Interest.  For any information and clarity regarding this process, please contact Mphile Sihlongonyane at 2404 4721 or email him at cango@cango.org.sz.

Opportunity for funding: The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

CFPFor over three decades, Canada has funded modest development assistance projects worldwide through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The CFLI provides financial assistance to cover part or all the costs of projects that are relatively modest in scope, scale and expense, and are generally designed, developed, proposed, and implemented by authorities or organizations of local base. This enables Canada to respond to local needs by working at the community level.

The CFLI is also a major tool of the government of Canada to strengthen relations between Canada, civil society and the local communities, helping to build networks of contacts around the world.

The High Commission of Canada in Mozambique is responsible for the CFLI Programs in Mozambique, Malawi, and Swaziland. The call for proposals for the 2018-19 CFLI for those three countries is now open.

What types of organizations are eligible to apply for CFLI funding?

Within the context of eligible countries, eligible recipients include:

·         Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations;

·         Local academic institutions working on local projects;

·         International, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities;

·         Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects;

·         Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities.

The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations can be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI. Similarly, municipal, regional or national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects, which deliver measurable results.

What types of projects will the CFLI fund?

Projects should address the identified needs of local communities and be consistent with Canada’s thematic priorities. Emphasis will be placed on accountable and sustainable projects that foster capacity-building, community development and empowerment. It is crucial that proposed projects demonstrate clear links to achievable outcomes. The CFLI only provides contributions to new projects, not over-head costs such as those related to the administration of an organization, ongoing, multi-year, or recurring projects, large-scale construction, and purely general budgetary needs.

Proposed projects must align with one of the following six CFLI Thematic Priorities for 2018-19:

  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  • Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
  • Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
  • Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.
  • Growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.
  • Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.

While the project proposals must focus on one of the previous Thematic Priorities for 2018-19, they may also address one of the following sub-themes:

·      Agriculture ·      Elections ·      Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH)
·      Anti-Corruption ·      Environment ·      Mediation and Peacebuilding
·      Child, Early, & Forced Marriage (CEFM) ·      Ethnic minorities ·      Migration and Refugees
·      Clean Energy ·      Freedom of Speech/Press ·      Nutrition
·      Climate Change ·      Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls ·      Religious Freedom
·      Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ·      Governance ·      Rule of Law
·      Countering Violent Extremism ·      Health ·      Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
·      Crime ·      Human Rights ·      Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
·      Democracy ·      Human Trafficking ·      Stabilization and Reconstruction
·      Disability ·      Indigenous Issues ·      Sustainable Economic Growth
·      Education ·      Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) ·      Water Issues

NEW! Gender-Based Analysis (GBA)

In 2017, Canada adopted a Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. In alignment with this policy, a Gender-Based Analysis will be a required element of the CFLI project application process. The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI Program.

A Gender-Based Analysis will require applicants to:

  1. consider how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project is aiming to address, including to ensure the project does not cause harm;
  2. evaluate how the other identities (religion, sexuality, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, etc.) of women, men, boys and girls influence their experience of the problem;
  3. consult women and/or girls in the development of their project proposal, and;
  4. ensure that those views inform the project design.

Consultations can include, but are not limited to: speaking to women and girls from the local community; speaking to women and other individuals who work for civil society organizations that have worked in the local community; speaking to female and male decision and change-makers, who have knowledge of the local community.

Inadequate completion of a Gender-Based Analysis may affect the consideration of your proposal.

Duration

The CFLI operates on an annual cycle. Projects are typically of a shorter duration, between June and February.

NEW! Two Year Programming:

On an exceptional basis, project proposals spanning two fiscal years (April 2018 – February 2020) may be considered, depending on the project objectives and complexity of activities. Note that proposals for two-year projects will need to specify activities designated for completion in each of the two years of the project. Similarly, planned budgets will have to specify funding that will be consumed during each year of the project.

Funding

Normally, applicants may apply for up to a maximum of C$50,000 in funding per project. The average contribution in the past has been in the range of C$10,000 to C$25,000 (or equivalent in country’s local currency). In exceptional cases, projects of up to C$100,000 may be considered. Note that in such cases, particular attention will be given to the applicant organization’s capacity to fulfill the more onerous financial reporting requirements that such higher value projects entail.

The following costs are eligible within projects for CFLI funding:

·      Administrative and overhead costs specifically related to the project;

·      Capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure;

·      Installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel; computers and communication devices;

·      Civic education costs;

·      Conference and event expenditures;

·      Hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages;

·      Training and capacity building expenditures;

·      Costs of services received by recipients;

·      Outreach, communication and information dissemination costs;

·      Environmental assessment costs;

·      Advocacy and lobbying related costs;

·      Legal costs;

·      Accounting costs;

·      Medical costs;

·      Publishing costs;

·      Radio and television broadcast fees;

·      Facilities and equipment rental charges;

·      Research-related costs;

·      Salary costs relating to the project;

·      Security costs;

·      Translation and interpretation fees;

·      Travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class (international travel expenses must receive prior approval from the CFLI Unit);

·      Lease or rental of vehicles;

·      Vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance;

·      Website development and related costs;

·      Miscellaneous expenses integral to the project.

 

The following costs are NOT eligible for CFLI funding:

·      Nuclear technologies and facilities;

·      Assistance to military or paramilitary organizations;

·      Gifts;

·      Luxury goods;

·      Direct fiscal support to a government;

·      Core funding or recurrent costs of an organization;

·      International travel (without prior approval from the CFLI Unit);

·      Revolving funds, (that is, funds used to advance loans to individuals, i.e. microfinance);

·      Expenses incurred prior to the signing of the Contribution Agreement, or after it expires.

How do I submit an application?

Request the CFLI application form by sending an email to CFLI-MPUTO@international.gc.ca with the subject “Request for Form”.

Completed applications must be submitted electronically to CFLI-MPUTO@international.gc.ca by 8:00 on May 11, 2018. Proposals submitted beyond this deadline will not be considered.

No supporting or additional documentation will be reviewed. Proposals will be evaluated and chosen by a Selection Committee on the basis of the content of the project proposal form alone.

Important Deadlines:

  • Proposal submission: Deadline for project proposal submission is May 11, 2018 at 08:00. Proposals must be received using the form provided, and only that form.
  • All activities included in projects receiving CFLI 2018-19 financing must be fully implemented before February 28, 2019. The final report must be produced by March 15, 2019.
  • For projects exceptionally approved over two CFLI cycles: All first-year activities must be fully implemented before February 28, 2019. A mid-project report must be produced by March 15th, 2019. All second-year activities must be fully implemented before February 29, 2020. The final report must be produced by March 15, 2020.

For More Information:

Regarding projects proposals for Mozambique and Swaziland: please send a message to cfli.mozambique@gmail.com .

Regarding project proposals for Malawi:  please send a message to bmbichila@gmail.com

CANGO raises concerns regarding order for all widows to remove mourning gowns

pressPress Statement 

 11 April 2018

 The Gender Consortium under the auspices of CANGO notes the announcement of an order made by the acting Ludzidzini governor Indvuna Lusendvo Fakudze on removal of morning gowns in preparation for 50/50 celebrations which happened on Wednesday the 10 April 2018.

We therefore would like to make comments as follows: that the pronunciation will facilitate the participation of women in the upcoming double celebrations marking 50 years since the country got Independence as well as 50 years since His Majesty King Mswati the III was born;

While, it may be so, the consortium would like to note that the statement, however, attributed to the Acting Indvuna, that those women who work closely with the king will have to stay away from work involving the king for a period of two years is now confusing as to our understanding the removal of mourning gowns mark the end of the mourning period.

Section 28 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Act of 2005 articulates the rights and freedoms of women, on equality with men politically, socially and economically. Section 28(1)            states; “Women have the right to equal treatment with men and that right shall include equal opportunities in political, economic and social activities.”

Section 28(3) even makes provisions for women not to be compelled to observe cultural norms that they do not agree with. Quoted, it states; “A woman shall not be compelled to undergo or uphold any custom to which she is in conscience opposed.”

Given the above-mentioned, we would like to raise concerns following the latest order for women to remove mourning gowns. The order yet leaves some barred from carrying out their duties.

With the country’s call for more women to be voted and elected in 2018, it is our view that a cultural practice such as this one will seriously affect the participation of women once there are in Parliament and have a knock-on effect on their effective representation of Tinkhundla which elected them.

Any society and community embrace culture as a way of life and so do we. But culture is dynamic and subject to changes based on realities.

We therefore observe that any harmful cultural practice has to be reformed in line with international instruments such as CEDAW, SADC Gender Protocol, the African Union Agenda 63, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Furthermore, efforts by the government have to be made to ensure that no one is left behind in the implementation of the SDGs as they call.

Statement by the

Mr Nkosingiphile Myeni;

The CANGO Communications Officer

CC: Chairperson of the Gender Consortium

 

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