Call for Proposals: CESD Initiatives Support Program

Call for Proposals: CESD Initiatives Support Program

The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) is currently accepting proposals from individuals and socially-based organizations to participate in a funding contest under the Program “Initiatives for Empowering Local Communities in Azerbaijan”, supported by PH International. This program’s overall goal is to reduce the radicalization risk to vulnerable individuals, which will be accomplished through an online and offline messaging campaign and offline supportive prevention activities. For more information on the Program, please take a look at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IcmalarinDesteklenmesi/

The objective of the technical support contest is to engage youth, youth organizations and civil society organizations in community-building efforts to counter extremist narratives and prevent radicalization. CESD will offer 4 technical support funds for initiatives which support local communities throughout Azerbaijan. Initiatives focusing on the inclusion of youth in community-building and those with a clear-link to preventing radicalism which can lead to violent extremism will be supported.

The winners will be notified on 19 March. Project’s maximum duration is 5 weeks. Projects implemented under this scheme will run until 30 April 2019. All Technical support in the form of up to 1500 USD funds per project and planning and implementation support will be offered.

Who Can Apply: Non-profit CSOs registered in Azerbaijan or Citizens of Azerbaijan

Location: All projects should be implemented within the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Proposals implemented in rural Azerbaijan are encouraged.
Applications should be submitted through Google Forms:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14_t4SIsp6e9ol5xTcLhWrc5dZmp3hQE5xZ1jKaGVkV0/
Deadline: 11 March 2019

We are also currently accepting video entries to participate in a video contest under the Program “Initiatives for Empowering Local Communities in Azerbaijan”, supported by PH International.

The objective of the video contest is to engage young Azerbaijani citizens in community-building efforts to counter extremist narratives and prevent radicalization. CESD will offer several prizes for videos which send clear messages about countering radical, violent and extreme messages throughout Azerbaijan. Videos will be incorporated into the project’s campaign and be used throughout all the project’s online platforms, with credit attributed to the creators.

The winners will be notified on 30 April. A total amount 1500 USD total is set aside for all prize winners. The number of winners will be determined based on the quantity of submissions. All entrants must specify for what they would like to use the prize money, should they win.

Who Can Apply: Citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan

All entries should be sent to: info@cesd.az and include the attached Video Contest Entry Form.
Please make the subject of the e-mail “Video Contest Entry Last Name, First Name”. When attaching your entry and Video Contest Entry Form, please also include your Last Name, First Name in the title of both documents.

Deadline: 15 April 2019

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