IOM Grant for CSOs & NGOs in Nigeria – Strengthening the Governance of Migration and the Sustainable Reintegration of Returning Nigerian Migrants.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced a Call to invite proposals from registered CSOs in Nigeria working on migration issues to support the activities of the project and the achievement of the intended results.
IOM is currently implementing the European Union (EU) and IOM Initiative on Migration Governance and Reintegration in Nigeria funded by the EU.
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- The project seek to amongst other things support Nigeria to improve the governance of migration through the development of migration strategies and implementation of migration policies; improve the reintegration of returning migrants and to strengthen national structures and capabilities in terms of managing reintegration in a dignified and sustainable manner; to enable migrants and potential migrants to make informed decisions about their migratory journey and to sensitize communities on migration; and to strengthen migration data and communication on migratory flows, routes and trends, as well as on the needs and vulnerabilities of migrants in the targeted countries, in order to support evidence based policies and programmes design – IOM Grant for CSOs & NGOs in Nigeria
- Specifically, the CSOs are to develop project proposals for the implementation of pilot projects identified by the Technical Working Group on Migration and Development for the implementation of the NMPAP The scope of this Call includes creative result-oriented activities geared towards strengthening migration management.Priority areas in which proposals are to be submitted are;
- Capacity building of border operatives on migrant protection at Seme (Lagos), Jibiya (Katsina) and Mfum (Cross River) borders.
- Capacity building for Media practitioners on Migration ReportageExpected Outcome
- At least 70% of the targeted border operatives working at the border adhere to migrant protection principles.
- At least 50% reduction in cases of migrant abuse at the targeted borders
- At least the capacity of six media agencies use the right terminologies in reporting migration issues
- At least six (6) media agencies understand the general migration context in Nigeria the projects can be carried out by one CSO or by a consortium of CSOs. Each CSO is eligible to submit one proposal – IOM Grant for CSOs & NGOs in Nigeria.Funding InformationAny grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- The minimum amount per grant: EUR 15,000
- Maximum amount per grant: EUR 28,000Who may apply?
- CSOs that are registered in Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) that fall within the following definition: A non-profit voluntary organization established as a legal entity, having a non-commercial purpose, independent of local, regional and central government, public entities, political parties and commercial organizations.
- Applicants eligible to receive grants from the ‘EU-IOM Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Nigeria’ must be registered with Nigeria’s CAC.CriteriaApplicants must demonstrate compliance with the following:
- Organizations must share the values and principles of the International Organization for Migration and be committed to the vision of IOM.
- Applicants must be credible organizations with proven track records of engaging government and other institutional actors for a people-centred intervention at the highest levels of government in Nigeria.
- Organizations should have proven experience in implementing migration related activities.
- Organizations must be legal entities, registered with the appropriate public authorities and have a presence at federal or state government levels.
- The organization must be legally registered
- The organization must have a management structure with clearly defined and divided roles and responsibilities
- The organization must have sufficient technical and institutional capacity necessary for the efficient and effective implementation of the proposed project
- The organization must have a documented and sufficient administrative and accountability capacity
- The organization must have an annual statement of accounts and an internal control system with adequate internal manuals and financial guidelines;
- The organization must have a bank account operated by more than one signatory, and opened minimum two years ago.Apply by 21st December.
For more information and application details, see; IOM Available Grants in Nigeria