calls for proposals

ICT for democracy and freedom of expression

Published: Monday, September 10, 2012

Changed: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sida invites local and international civic organisations and other relevant actors to apply for funding for initiatives where ICT is being used to support democracy and freedom of expression.

The Call for proposal for initiatives within ICT, Democratization and Freedom of Expression was closed on October 18, 2012.
Under this Call, Sida has received approximately 950 applications. An assessment process has been initiated and, due to the high amount of applications received, will only be finalized during January/beginning February 2013. Sida aims to notify all applicants of the outcome by the end of May, 2013.

The specific objective of this call is to provide support to initiatives and activities in which the Internet and new technologies are used to strengthen actors who work for democratisation and freedom of expression, mainly in challenging and repressive environments.

This call for proposals refers to the Swedish Special Initiative for Democratisation and Freedom of Expression, to be implemented by Sida during the period 2012–2014.

Only Full Project Applications should be submitted for evaluation. Applicants must use the Full Application Form  and its annexes 1, 2, 3 and  . Also, it is most important to read the guidelines carefully, where information about how to submit the application is described in detail. (See green boxes to the right for all related documents).

Only applications for projects to be implemented starting year 2012 or 2013 and ending no later than 31 December 2014 will be considered.

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