Deadline: 10 November 2019
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is seeking concept notes to provide a sub-grant to a non-governmental organization to undertake community education activities and advocacy initiatives to push for national reforms in one or more of the following policy areas, according to the priorities identified by the Kenyan Ministry of Health:
- Fiscal policies, for example taxes on sweetened beverages to reduce consumption;
- Legal restrictions on the marketing of certain processed food and non-alcoholic beverages to children;
- Legal requirements for improved nutrition labeling on processd food and beverages; and
- Legal requirements for the reformulation of processed food and beverages to reduce, for example salt or trans-fat content.
Purpose of the Grants
IDLO will provide this sub-grant to non-governmental organizations to support the achievement of Global Regulatory & Fiscal Capacity Building Programme: Promoting Healthy Diets and Physical Activity (Global RECAP) Outcome 2 by undertaking community education about, and advocacy for, national reforms in one or more of the above policy areas as identified by the Ministry of Health.
Global RECAP is part of the ongoing global efforts to enhance multi-stakeholder engagement and dialogue to address NCDs. Global RECAP aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to design, implement, and evaluate regulatory and fiscal interventions that will effectively promote healthy diets and increase physical activity for the prevention of NCDs. The Global RECAP intended outcomes are:
- Strengthened capacity of government officials, regulators, policymakers and civil society to understand, develop and implement (as appropriate) regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets and physical activity.
- Strengthened national and international collaboration among policy makers, regulatory bodies, lawyers, public health and nutrition experts, civil society actors and communities to support regulatory and fiscal environments that promote healthy diets and physical activity.
- Increased generation and use of relevant evidence and research from different disciplines to develop and implement effective regulatory and fiscal measures to promote healthy diets and physical activity.
The maximum budget is EURO 40,000 (forty thousand Euros).
Projects must be implemented within the period January 2020 – June 2021. Candidates are welcome to propose projects with a shorter duration.
- Applicants can be non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutes, research centers, associations, foundations, civil society organizations, NGO networks or consortia. Government agencies or individuals are not eligible.
- Legal registration in Kenya.
- Ability to operate a bank account and evidence of financially reliable operations for the past three years (note that most recent audited financial statements will be requested, if selected).
The activities to be supported should contribute to the attainment of Global RECAP Outcome 2, with a focus on healthy diets. Possible interventions include, but are not limited to:
- General public and community education regarding NCDs;
- Awareness raising of policy and law makers regarding NCDs;
- Activities to build the capacity of civil society organizations to access or develop mechanisms to monitor the adoption and implementation of the proposed policy reforms;
- Facilitating policy dialogues to build national support for the proposed policy areas;
- Support for public participation in national consultations on the proposed policy areas;
- Support for community coordination of relevant advocacy initiatives.
Concept notes will be evaluated against the following criteria;
- Alignment of the proposed activities with Global RECAP Outcome 2, with a focus on healthy diets
- Organizational mandate and capacity to implement the proposed activities
- Experience or familiarity with legal empowerment and social accountability approaches
- Capacity to contribute financially or in-kind to the proposed project activities
- Capacity to leverage co-funding for the proposed activities
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word/Excel format or PDF at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.idlo.int/what-we-do/initiatives/call-sub-project-concept-notes-kenya