The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is offering grants worth up to Sh200 million to Kenyan organisations that seek to improve the electoral process.
IFES is currently seeking applications for the implementation of the “Kenya Electoral Assistance Program (KEAP) 2017″, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The IFES is an independent, non-governmental organization providing professional support to electoral democracy.
IFES promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle worldwide to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. The purpose of the call is to propose innovative ways to provide targeted election-related programming to support relevant KEAP program components.
Applications are limited to registered local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), and religious institutions or other similar not-for-profit institutions. Locally registered implementing chapters of international or regional (network) organisations are eligible if the majority of Board members are based in Kenya, the organisation is largely financially independent of its international mother body.
The Foundation will offer Sh100 million to organistaions that seek to ensure the improvement of key electoral processes related to voter registration, party registration and compliance, voter education, electoral dispute resolution and results transmission and verification.
The Foundation will offer Sh50 million to groups that work towards increased participation of women and youth as voters, as election staff, as advocates and awareness of the importance of inclusion to a healthy democracy.
Finally, the Foundation will give Sh50 million to qualified parties that advance the goals of consensus-building, conflict mitigation or prevention in communities that have experienced electoral violence in the Eastern half of Kenya.
Individuals, Governmental and semi-governmental institutions, International organisations, Political parties and Organisations running on a for-profit basis are not eligible to access the funding.
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