Deadline: May 27, 2022
Applications are open for the Youth Climate Council – Ghana (YCC Ghana) Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative 2022. The YCC Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative (ASFI) aims to provide micro-grants and technical support to young climate advocates taking action advocacy on climate change in their local communities.
The objectives of the Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative are:
- Support new and strengthen existing advocacy initiatives led by young people who have proven experience on the impacts of climate change in Ghana.
- Support young people using advocacy campaigns to drive change in their respective communities by providing them with capacity building, seed funding, visibility and sustainability.
- Identifying the best advocacy initiatives and documenting how youth leadership is driving climate action across Ghana with innovative policy impact ideas.
- Selected candidates will benefit from comprehensive capacity development training sessions aimed at enhancing their effectiveness in their work.
- Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a virtual ceremony that will serve to increase their visibility, raise awareness of the initiative and announce the ASFI winners.
Applicant youth individuals/organisations must:
- Be between the ages of 15 and 29 at the time of application.
- To be a youth-led/youth-led/young women/women-focused/youth organization working with people with disabilities.
- Be a registered member of the Youth Climate Council Ghana (you can register here).
- Have a clearly defined advocacy initiative.
- Have an advocacy initiative that can be delivered in 3 months.
- Have an advocacy project that falls under the ASFI thematic categories.
- Be directly responsible for the implementation of the proposed activities.
Advocacy projects submitted must:
- Reference the different policy frameworks governing the thematic topics. (For example “NCCP, Ghana NDC, NAP, RE Act/RE Masterplan, the SDGs, Biodiversity Targets”, etc.).
- Contribute to promoting youth participation in political governance around identified priority areas and fostering youth inclusion.
- Be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion goals when engaging with target groups.
- Be facilitated by a young person or a young person from a youth organization from the start of the project.
The evaluation criteria include the evaluation of:
- Relevance (30 points)
- Quality (30 points)
- Impact (30 points)
- Application (10 points)
Applications should be submitted using the online forms in English. Paper and handwritten submissions are not accepted.
Click here to apply
For more information, visit YCC Ghana.