CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR LOW VALUE GRANTS JOINT JUSTICE PROGRAMME: SEEKING SOLUTIONS ON RULE OF LAW THROUGH COMMUNITY DIALOGUES
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR LOW VALUE GRANTS
JOINT JUSTICE PROGRAMME: SEEKING SOLUTIONS ON RULE OF LAW
THROUGH COMMUNITY DIALOGUES
- Project Title: Joint Justice Programme
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the government’s efforts in effective implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), which is aligned with the corporate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders in Somalia.
The Ministry of Justice, Federal Government of Somalia is the strategic partner of the Joint Justice Programme as it recognizes that access to justice programmes is a priority to ensure safer and access basic justice services for the citizens. The UNDP Rule of Law (RoL) Portfolio implements the 30 month Joint Justice Programme together with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), UNICEF, UN Women and IDLO.
The second outcome of the programme is “Men and women are safer and accessing basic justice and human rights services” and recognizes that rule of law reforms cannot be achieved solely by top down capacity and institution building initiatives but also require a socially transformative approach with strong citizen participation.
The intention of this activity area is to engage the communities in jointly seeking solutions to rule of law issues particularly on justice, security and land issues (since land disputes are one of the main sources of conflicts in the communities) and partnering with local institutions to implement and assess them.
Community dialogue methodology1 has been used in many countries in the health sector but also in other areas such as good governance and gender. They have proven a powerful tool to empower communities in collective thinking processes and find creative and locally owned solutions to solve complex social issues. Through facilitated and inclusive dialogues based on equality, trust and acceptance, communities can explore their own development issues, discover new perspectives and take responsibility for their future.
The Joint Justice Programme plans to support community dialogue on justice and security in the five Federal Member States (FMS) capitals during the first phase of the programme. Therefore, to ensure the implementation of this output, the Joint Justice Programme requires the service of local NGOs to conduct these dialogues in Baioda, Kismayo, Jowhar, Dhuusamarreb and Garowe.
Intended audience to respond to the call: Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and Community Based Organizations (CBO)/networks who can fulfil the required criteria as per below selection criteria
Circulation of the call: The Call for Proposal will be published on UNDP website and circulated widely.