Call for proposals: Funding of human rights projects in Namibia

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The protection and promotion of human rights are key priorities for the German Government . Article 1 of Germany’s Basic Law describes human rights as the basis of every community, of peace and of justice in the world. This means that Germany is committed to promoting human dignity and to protecting fundamental freedoms not only in Germany but throughout the world.

To this end, the German Federal Foreign Office provides funds for sponsoring different projects supporting the protection of human rights all over the world, predominantly in emerging and developing countries.

The German Embassy Windhoek calls for project proposals. Funds for human rights projects will be available starting from July 2018. Projects must be started and be fully implemented within the year 2018. Therefore, the duration of a project should be preferably 3 to 5 months and start in summer 2018.

The amount of money granted varies between 20.000 € and 70.000 €. Essential for the application is a detailed financing plan that should include the use of some of your own resources.

Furthermore, the application should include a description of how you would present your project results to the public (i.e. press releases, public events).

IPPR Namibia - the Right to Housing

IPPR To Undertake Review Of Housing Policy With Support Of German Government

On 25 April 2017 the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia, Christian Schlaga, signed an agreement with IPPR, represented by its director Graham Hopwood, on their project, titled 'Namibia - The Right to Housing', which aims to assess the effectiveness of Namibia's housing policies and to make recommendations for improvement in policy design and implementation. The Federal Republic of Germany supports this human rights project to the tune of 612.000,00 N$.