First Call for Proposals from SHRIM

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The SHRIM builds on the engagement of committed donors combined with DCAF’s extensive experience developing international multi-actor mechanisms to support targeted, cost –  effective security, development and human rights programming in fragile contexts. All activities are in line with common strategic priorities agreed by SHRIM members, thus promoting coherence at the international policy and operational levels, consistent with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. An important wider objective of the SHRIM is to foster greater public – private cooperation; the Mechanism promotes partnerships with local, regional and international stakeholders. This objective is shared by other actors in the security and human rights field, including the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC). Whilst the SHRIM is not formally linked to these initiatives, where objectives overlap, the Steering Committee supports  projects that contribute to implementation of these multi – stakeholder initiatives.

The SHRIM supports projects that focus on implementing security and human rights good practice in fragile contexts. Projects should seek to: (1) build bridges between public and private sectors, through encouraging positive engagement across civil society, governments, the security sector and companies; (2) develop linkages between local and national level action with relevant international initiatives (e.g. OECD Due Diligence Guidelines, International Code of Conduct Association, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights); (3) encouraging knowledge sharing and lesson learning; (4) show due consideration for concerns of local ownership and sustainability; and (5) build capacity of national and local CSOs.

2) Eligibility

This call for proposals seeks to support national and local civil society organisations based in the Global South. Applications from International Non Governmental Organizations (INGO) will be considered only in partnership with national and local civil society organizations, with a strong capacity building component.

3) Location

Actions must take place in the Global South.

4) Budget

In total, CHF 50,000(approx. $50,364) will be allocated for this first phase. A maximum of CHF 20,000 (approx. $20,145) will be allocated per project. Projects should be no more than 6 months duration.

5) Application

Applicants should complete the accompanying project and budget proposal template. Completed applications should be sent to SHRIM(a)dcaf.ch. The closing date for this call for proposals is 31 August 2018. Applicants will be notified as to the status of their applications by the end of September 2018.