|Overview : |
The NEC in partnership with the UNDP is rolling out a Civic and Voters Education (CVE) program in the 73 Electoral Districts of the country, for the upcoming Special Senatorial Elections (SSE) and Constitutional Referendum, slated for December 8, 2020. The outreach activities will focus on election operations, voting day processes, and mechanisms to resolve electoral disputes peacefully and in accordance with the law. It is envisaged that a massive sensitization and voter education campaign will be conducted for a period of 48 days.(including weekends and holidays). Throughout this period, women and young people will be engaged as facilitators of high-level community engagement for peace and stabilization before, during and after the elections.
In view of the foregoing, UNDP is seeking the services of four Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including women and youth focused CSOs, to help empower registered voters by informing, educating and motivating them to exercise their democratic rights and increase public participation in the 2020 Senatorial elections and referendum. In carryout this process, UNDP and NEC place emphasis on encouraging women, first time voters, youths and persons living with disabilities to get out and vote. The organizations are required to partner with Community and Faith-Based Organizations, in various districts in Liberia to ensure the message is carried out equally in local vernaculars and is available to all population in the country.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) is therefore intended to contribute to NEC efforts to carry out its mandate of conducting civic and voter education, focusing primarily on awareness and outreach campaigns which are key in sensitizing the public about the electoral processes in general, but specifically on upcoming electoral events so as to ensure maximum participation in the 2020 SSE and elections and referendum.
The objective of the small grant program is to:
- Provide civic and voters education to increase citizens’ knowledge and confidence in the voting process, encourage dialogue and civic participation to diffuse potential electoral violence or conflict. Specifically, the CSOs are asked to undertake the following activities.
Design and conduct Civic and Voters’ Education and Awareness Campaign on the 2020 Senatorial Election and Electoral Violence Prevention taking into consideration women and youth engagement;
Deadline for submission is
14th October 2020 at 12:00 Noon (GMT)
Proposal submission Address:
All proposal should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject of the email: CALL FOR PROPOSALS to Support the 2020 SSE and Referendum Public Outreach, Civil Society Organization grant programs.
For additional questions about the CFP Guidelines or application procedure, please e-mail to email@example.com.