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UN - Call for Proposals in Kenya

UN Millennium Campaign
Africa Regional Office
Call for Proposals

Strengthening Institutional and Civil Society Organisations capacities to promote Socio-Economic Rights and a rights-based approach to the MDGs and social development in Kenya.

The UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC) was established in 2002 as an inter-agency initiative of the UN. The Campaign serves as the main campaigning and advocacy unit of the UN system on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

The purpose and mandate of the Campaign is to work with a wide range of partners to foster a movement to promote and sustain actions which bring tangible benefits to poor people and for the realisation of the MDGs.
UNMC has received support from the Embassy of Sweden to support efforts to advance the constitutional aspiration that the Social and Economic Rights of all Kenyans are fulfilled – this is key to achieving the MDGs. 

In line with its 2011-2013 work plan, UNMC, in collaboration with the Civil Society Democratic Governance Facility of UNDP Kenya known as Amkeni WaKenya, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Kenya, are launching an initiative to build capacity in applying human rights based approach (HRBA) to policies, budgeting, programmes and the courts.
Socio-Economic Rights are a less understood body of rights compared to others such a Civic and Political Rights, yet a minimum enjoyment of this body of rights is a pre-condition for exercising other types of rights. Given the constitutional imperative, it is urgent that those who hold the obligation to implement and fulfil these rights are better informed and more capable.
Even within the context of Socio-Economic Rights, there is far less understanding of the economic dimensions of this body of rights (for example, incomes, employment, investments, savings, profits, trade, livelihoods, equity) compared to the social rights elements (for example, water, health, education housing) 

What are the implications of these rights to economic policies and outcomes – macroeconomic policies, growth and productivity, equity, sectorial policies, industrial policy?

These are complex but essential issues at the heart of achieving social progress in society. 

We would like to inspire critical and informed analysis, discussions and ultimately policies and programmes in these areas.

Overall objective of this Call for Proposals:
In view of this, in collaboration with Amkeni WaKenya and the OHCHR (Kenya) and with support from the Embassy of Sweden, UNMC will be awarding a grant to a Kenyan organisation or group of Kenyan organisations to facilitate and institutionalise research, training and advocacy on Socio-Economic Rights in Kenya.
Application process:
The Call for Proposals is open to local Civil Society Organisations or other non-profit institutions duly registered in Kenya. 

Interested organisations should submit both a Concept Note and Full Application.
The concept note and full applications should be completed in the requisite format contained in the document “Guidelines for Applicants” which may be accessed through the UNDP Kenya Website (

ALL Concept Notes and Full Applications must be received in a sealed envelope either by registered mail, courier service or by hand-delivery to;
The Regional Director, Africa, 
UN Millennium Campaign, Africa Office, 
Block N, Ground Floor, UN Complex, Gigiri, 
Nairobi, Kenya
The deadline for the Concept Notes and Full Applications is Friday 21st September 2012 at 12.00noon Kenyan time. 

Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

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