Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Senegal and Gambia
Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Senegal and Gambia; Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Senegal (Including The Gambia, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea).
The Embassy of Canada in Senegal is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for each of its five countries of accreditation (Senegal, the Gambia, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea).
The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement.
The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners.
Projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian embassy.
The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.
- Given the global threat posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty for organizations to implement traditional programming in this context, the projects selected will have to take account of the limits imposed by local restrictions on social distancing and ensure the health and well-being of the representatives of the organizations, the beneficiaries and their communities.Thematic priorities for Senegal
All projects to be implemented in Senegal must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
- Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
- Environment and climate action.
- Thematic priorities for the Gambia, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea.All projects must align with one of the following CFLI thematic priorities,
- Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
- Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law (in The Gambia they will prioritize projects that address transitional justice issues).Gender-based Analysis
Canada adopted its Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.
In alignment with this policy, the CFLI project application process now requires a gender-based analysis (GBA).
The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI program.
A GBA will require applicants to:
- Consider how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project is aiming to address, ensuring, at the same time, that the project does not cause harm
- Consult women and/or girls in the development of their project proposal
- Ensure that the views of those women and/or girls inform the project’s design.Note that consultations can include, but are not limited to, speaking to women and girls from the local community, women and other individuals who work for civil society organizations that have worked in the local community and female and male decision and change makers who have knowledge of the local community.
Inadequate completion of a GBA may affect the consideration of your proposal.
- The average CFLI contribution is $30,000 to 60,000 Canadian Dollars. Consult the currency converter for local currency equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.
- In certain cases, successful candidates may be asked to open a bank account in an international currency, such as the U.S. dollar or the Euro, in order to avoid technical difficulties with cross-border bank transfers.Eligibility Criteria
Eligible recipients include:
- Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit) Local academic institution
- Canadian organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
- International or regional organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities
- Intergovernmental or multilateral institution, organization or agency working on local development activities
- The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level.Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI.
The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.
Apply by 21st June.
For more information and application details, see; Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Senegal and Gambia