USAID/Zambia is accepting concept papers outlining potential activities to increase participation of people with disabilities in USAID/Zambia projects and activities and to strengthen the capacities of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs).
Funds should be used to support programs and activities to increase the participation of people with disabilities within the strategies and portfolios of USAID/Zambia and to strengthen the capacity and services of civil society organizations run by and for people with disabilities; herein referred to as Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs). Program areas could include, but are not limited to: agriculture and food security; democracy, human rights & governance; economic growth and trade; education; environment and global climate change; sports; gender equality and women’s empowerment; and science, technology and innovation, among others. Capacity building programs for DPOs may include organizational capacity, advocacy efforts, cross-disability coalition building, coordination, and leadership and training.
Subject to the availability of funds, the total estimated level of funding available for awards worldwide is approximately $5,000,000 over a 12-36 month period.