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Special Call for Proposals:Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania

We are excited to announce our first catalytic and advocacy call for proposals!

Through this special call, UAF – Africa will be providing funding for a range of initiatives aimed at advancing women’s economic empowerment in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with grants of up to USD 20,000 for up to nine months!

Pursuing Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE)

Women face unique economic challenges and therefore require support which is responsive to their specific challenges and needs.

Women’s unequal access to/control of resources and economic opportunities, in addition to socio-political and economic contexts which discriminate against women, entrenches and sustains gender inequality. Inequality in the economic sphere, which leads to the lack of financial independence, directly contributes to inequality in other spheres of women’s lives. Therefore, women’s economic empowerment is a critical area for addressing women’s practical and strategic interests.

Despite having comparably advanced constitutions and legal redress systems, many women in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya still struggle with access to equal opportunity and ownership of assets. Women, particularly those who run small and medium informal and formal businesses in rural, peri-urban and urban areas lead different economic lives to men and the inequalities in economic systems and structures at small and medium business levels has limited their ability to fully participate in and profit from the economy. For instance, women in rural areas who rely on farming/agribusiness often do not have control of or ownership of land which negatively affects their income and the sustainability of their businesses, while in peri-urban and urban areas, small-scale vendors (a majority of whom are women) such as street vendors are excluded in urban planning and development initiatives; limiting their ability to successfully run their businesses. African governments’ initiatives to increase economic opportunities and activity often do not take into consideration the unique realities and challenges faced by women, particularly for small and medium (both informal and formal) businesses. Addressing the constraints to women’s economic empowerment is fundamental to lasting, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, poverty reduction, food security and to the achievement of gender equality.

 Our Response

Urgent Action Fund – Africa (UAF – Africa) believes that when women have equal access to resources, opportunities, markets and innovations they are able to increase and leverage their intellectual, social, political and economic capital, fuelling their progress towards financial independence. To facilitate this access; advocacy and strategic communication is essential. This belief is why UAF-Africa has identified Economic Justice as one of its five priority areas. The prioritisation of Economic Justice has informed the mobilisation and allocation of funding specifically for women’s economic empowerment in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The purpose of this special call is to provide financial support to women’s rights organisations and collectives in order to catalyse women’s active participation towards economic empowerment through initiatives tailored at addressing the specific economic challenges faced by women running small and medium sized (informal and formal) businesses in the rural, peri-urban and urban areas of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It is our hope that this grant will support women to seize opportunities for sustained activism, increase women’s engagement in economic empowerment discourses, and enhance public awareness on issues that have an impact on women’s economic empowerment and in turn, gender equality.

To learn more about our work, see our Theory of Change and our Funding Priority Areas.

Details about the WEE grants

UAF-Africa believes in the power of women to activate change and therefore has created this special call to provide financial and technical support to women-led organisations, cooperatives, groups and collectives in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This initiative will provide Rapid Response Grants and Advocacy and Alliance Building grants to collectives/organisations working to:

  • Advance women’s economic empowerment, through advocacy for better and gender sensitive fiscal and financial policies at national and institutional levels;
  • Increase women’s voice in decisions concerning the economic terrain;
  • Challenge inequitable distribution of resources and improving opportunities for women to acquire, utilise, add value to and gain value from assets and investments.

UAF-Africa is offering two types of grants:

Rapid- Response Grants (RRGs)
Grant Amount: up to USD 12, 000.

Grant Period: The grant is for time-sensitive situations, activities should be carried out within 3 months.

 

Advocacy and Alliance Building Grants
Grant Amount: up to USD 20, 000.

Grant Period: This grant is to support activities that are more long-term and can take place within a 6 – 9-month period.

The main difference between the grants other than the grant amount and period is that Advocacy and Alliance Building Grants specifically support strategic initiatives which entail more planning and collaboration and respond to more complex and nuanced issues, for example movement strengthening (engaging women and building consensus), strategic advocacy, documentation, budget and policy discussions.

Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply?
Informal and formal, small / medium women-led organisations, groups, cooperatives or collectives in rural, peri-urban and urban areas of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, such as (but not limited to):

  • women’s rights organisations
  • associations of women with formal businesses
  • associations of women with informal businesses
  • women’s self-help groups
  • women’s collectives
  • women’s cooperatives

All organisations/collectives must fit the following criteria:

  • be based in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania
  • be led by women who are part of the initiative
  • have a majority (at least 70%) of women members or staff/board with women holding positions of power and authority
  • be committed to gender equality
  • the project/initiative to be carried out within 3 months for Rapid Response Grants and 6 -9 months for Advocacy and Alliance Building Grants
  • for informal organisations or collectives, the group should be made up of at least 10 members

Please Note: For-profit organisations, individuals, political parties or government bodies are not eligible for funding.

What can you do with the grant?
The grant must be aimed at supporting women’s small – medium informal and formal enterprises (e.g. women in agribusiness, street vendors etc), it may be used for a range of activities/initiatives which advocate for or facilitate the following:

  • inclusive market infrastructure development
  • increasing women owned enterprises’ productivity
  • inclusion of informal enterprises in local development
  • response to emerging issues pertaining to land access and ownership
  • access to market opportunities
  • holistic security, safety and well-being for the women and activists championing WEE
  • mobilising and sustaining movements and alliances for strategic engagement
  • Campaigns championing women’s economic empowerment
  • women’s engagement in economic discourses and decision making
  • safeguarding and defending resources and opportunities
  • an enabling environment for WEE

What can you not do with the grant?

  • Profit-making/income-generating projects
  • Microfinance or grantmaking
  • Purchasing of buildings/land or construction
  • Capital Expenditure
  • Capacity Building activities
  • Scholarships
  • Lobbying (see below what lobbying refers to)

Lobbying refers to communication with government officials or employees who may participate in the formulation of legislation, calls to action which encourage people to share views with government officials, and expressing views on legislative proposals.

Application & Review Process

How to Apply:

The call for proposals is reopening from 17 June 2019 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

There are two ways to apply for a grant:

  • Complete the Online Form which can be accessed here:
  • WEE Rapid Response application
  • WEE Alliance and Advocacy building application

As you are unable to save your responses as you complete the online form, we suggest that you download a form to prepare your response and paste them into the online form.

OR

  • Complete the Downloadable Form: you may download either of the forms from the UAF-Africa website and once completed, either:
  1. i) email the completed form to proposals@uaf-africa.org or
  2. ii) post it to P.O. Box 53841-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Review Process:

Applications will be reviewed, and decisions will be shared on a rolling basis. The response time for applications will be made within 2 weeks (maximum) of their receipt.

Please note that UAF-Africa will not be able to give feedback on individual applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our collective/organisation has members who are men – can we still apply for a grant?
You are only eligible to apply if a majority of the members of your group (at least 70%) identify as women and the organisation/collective must be women-led with women holding decision making positions.

A small portion of the funds are applying for will be used for profit making initiative, can we apply?
No, none of the funds from this special call for proposals may be used for profit-making or income-generating initiatives.

Our organisation is NOT based in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania but implements projects in one of these countries; can we apply?
No, part of UAF-Africa’s commitment is to encourage locally-led initiatives.

What language can we apply in?
The application form is available on the UAF -Africa website in both English and Kiswahili

Can we apply for more than one grant?
No, you may only apply for either a Rapid Response Grant of up to USD 12 000 or Advocacy and Alliance Building (AAB) grant of up to USD 20 000, but not both.

Do we need to be a legally registered organisation or collective in order to apply?
No, you do not need to be a legally registered organisation or collective in order to apply. We accept and encourage applications from non-registered collectives or groups. We fund both informal and formal organisations. For non-registered groups, it is important to have a registered group that can be a fiscal sponsor (taking care of your finances and reporting obligations).

Can I apply as an individual?
No, we are currently accepting applications from groups or organisations. The group must have at least 10 members to be eligible to receive a grant.

We have applied to UAF – Africa before, can we apply for a grant in this special grant?
Yes, former applicants and grantees may apply if their proposed project/initiative fits within the criteria of this call for proposals.

Can we use the funds for lobbying?
No. Lobbying refers to communication with government officials or employees who may participate in the formulation of legislation, calls to action which encourage people to share views with government officials, and expressing views on legislative proposals.

How long will it take for UAF – Africa to action our application once it is submitted?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the review process will not be more than two weeks from the date an application is submitted.

Will an organisation receive feedback on their application?
We will not be able to provide individual feedback on the applications. However, we will communicate if an application has been approved for the next process or not.

If you are still unsure if you fit the criteria to apply for funding or have any other questions please contact UAF-Africa by emailing proposals@uaf-africa.org with the subject line WEE questions.


Advocacy and Alliance Building Grant Application

Proposals should include the following information:
ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION

  1. Name, and contact information of the organisation making the request (physical address/ phone/e-mail address/ Twitter handle).
  2. How would you describe your organisation? Please share details about your organisation, if it is registered or not, when it was formed and what its purpose is/why it was formed.
    (Is it a women’s rights organisation, association of women with formal/informal businesses, women’s self-help group, women’s collective, or other?)
  3. Name and title of the contact person(s).
  4. Has your organisation implemented initiatives to advance women’s economic empowerment (WEE) before? If so, please briefly share what those activities

Please note that UAF-Africa will consider both organisations that have not implemented WEE activities and those that have.

  1. Number of women working in the organisation/collective, age range, positions held and contact information.
  2. Where are you located? Please let us know how you would define the area (rural/peri-urban/urban).
  3. List your current and previous sources of funding (including the amount of funding).
  4. Provide at least three names and current contact information for organisations or funders who can endorse your work (Including phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
  5. If your organisation has a website or social media page (Facebook/twitter), please share the URLs.
  6. How did you learn about Urgent Action Fund-Africa?

THE SITUATION

  1. Provide a detailed description of the event/issue and context that has led to your proposed action. If relevant, please state when this event occurred?

Please make the relationship between the event/issue and women’s economic empowerment clear.

13   What makes this situation an opportunity for advancing women’s economic empowerment?

  1. Was this situation unanticipated/unexpected? Explain.

THE URGENT ACTION

  1. Describe the proposed response to the situation. How will it contribute to women’s economic empowerment? Does the proposed action include an advocacy or alliance building initiative?
  2. Who is your target group? Please use the following variables, if applicable, or indicate your own: age group (for example: young women); location (for example: Rural/Peri-Urban focus); vulnerable groups (for example: vendors, farmers, domestic workers, unemployed women); other (please describe).
  3. Will you collaborate with other groups at the local, regional, or international levels to carry out this action? If yes, which groups? Can you explain their roles and provide their contact details?
  4. What is the amount of the request? Please provide a detailed budget. Please note that you may request up to USD 20 000 for Advocacy & Alliance Building and the planned activities must be held within 6-9 months of receipt of the grant.
  5. What other sources of support are available for this activity?
  6. Should the information about this request be kept confidential? If yes, please indicate why, to what extent and for how long?


SWAHILI

Wito Maalumu wa Mapendekezo: Shirika la Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania

Shirika la Urgent Action Fund-Afrika linafuraha kutangaza mapendelezo ya kwanza ya kichocheo na utetezi!

Kupitia wito huu maalumu, Shirika la UAF – Africa litakuwa linatoa ufadhili kwa mikakati kadha inayolenga kuendeleza uwezeshwaji kiuchumi wa wanawake nchini Kenya, Tanzania na Uganda kwa hela zisizozidi USD 20,000 hadi kufikia miezi tisa!

Kufuatilia Uwezeshwaji wa Wanawake Kiuchumi (WEE)

Wanawake wanakumbwa na changamoto za kipekee na wanahitaji usaidizi wa kukabiliana na mahitaji na changamoto hizo.

Wanawake kutofikia/kudhibiti rasilimali na nafasi za kiuchumi, pamoja na miktadha ya kijamii, kisiasa na kiuchumi zinazobagua wanawake, kunaongeza na kuimarisha ubaguzi wa kijinsia. Ukosefu wa usawa katika mawanda ya kiuchumi, unasababisha kutojitegemea kiuchumi, na kuchangia moja kwa moja kwa ukosefu wa usawa katika mawanda mengine ya maisha ya wanawake. Kwa hiyo, uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake ni eneo muhimu la kukabiliana na matakwa madhubuti ya wanawake.

Licha ya kuwa na katiba pana na mifumo ya kisheria, wanawake wengi nchini Uganda, Tanzania na Kenya bado wanateseka kufikia nafasi sawa na umiliki wa mali. Wanawake, hususan wale wanaofanya biashara ndogondogo na za kawaida vijijini, maeneo ya miji na mijini, huwa na maisha ya kiuchumi yaliyotofauti na wanaume na ukosefu wa usawa katika mifumo ya kiuchumi katika viwango vya biashara ndogondogo na za kawaida umefinya uwezo wao wa kushiriki na kufaidika kwa uchumi.

Kwa mfano wanawake vijijini wanaotegemea kilimo/biashara ya kilimo huwa hawana udhibiti au umiliki wa ardhi unaoathiri vibaya mapato yao na uendelevu wa biashara zao, huku katika maeneo ya mijini na mijini wafanyabiashara ndogondogo (wengi wakiwa wanawake) kama vile wafanyabiashara barabarani wameachwa nje katika mipango ya miji na mikakati ya maendeleo; kufinya uwezo wao wa kuendesha biashara zao. Mikakati ya serikali za Afrika kupanua nafasi za kiuchumi mara nyingi haizingatii hali halisi za kipekee na changamoto zinazowakumba wanawake, hasa kwa biashara ndogondogo na za kawaida (zile rasmi na zisizo rasmi). Kukabiliana na matatizi ya uwezeshaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake ni muhimu kwa ukuaji wa kudumu na endelevu wa kiuchumi, kupunguza umaskini, usalama wa chakula na kufikia usawa wa kijinsia.

Jibu Letu

Shirika la Urgent Action Fund – Africa (UAF – Africa) linaamini kuwa wanawake wakiwa na upatikanaji sawa wa rasilimali, nafasi, soko na uvumbuzi wanaweza kuongeza na kuimarisha mtaji wao wa kiakili, kijamii, kisiasa na kiuchumi na kusababisha maendeleo yao kuelekea uhuru wa kifedha. Ili kuwezesha upatikanaji huu; utetezi na mawasiliano madhubuti ni muhimu. Imani hii ndiyo sababu Shirika la UAF – Africa linatambua Haki ya Kiuchumi kama moja kati ya mada zake tano za kipaumbele. Kipaumbele cha Haki ya Kiuchumi kimeelekeza uhamasishaji na ugavi wa fedha hasa kwa uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake nchini Kenya, Tanzania na Uganda.

Madhumuni ya wito huu maalumu ni kutoa msaada wa kifedha kwa mashirika ya haki za wanawake na makundi ili kuhamasisha ushiriki wa wanawake kwa uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi kupitia mikakati inayolenga kushughulikia changamoto za kipekee zinazowakumba wanawake wanaoendesha biashara ndogondogo na za kawaida (rasmi na zisizorasmi) vijijini, maeneo ya miji na mijini nchini Kenya, Uganda na Tanzania. Ni tumaini letu kuwa ufadhili huu utawasaidia wanawake kuchukua nafasi za uharakati wa kudumu, kuongeza ushiriki wa wanawake katika mazungumzo ya uwezeshwahi wa kiuchumi na kuongeza uelewa wa umma kuhusu masuala yanayoathiri uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake na kisha kuleta usawa wa kijinsia.

Ili kufahamu zaidi kuhusu kazi yetu, tazama  Nadharia ya Mabadiliko na Maeneo ya Kiupembele ya Maendeleo.

Maelezo kuhusu Misaada ya WEE

Shirika la UAF – Africa linaamini nguvu ya wanawake kuanzisha mabadiliko na kwa hiyo limeunda wito huu maalumu kutoa usaidizi wa kifedha kwa mashirika yanayoongozwa na wanawake, mashirika, makundi, vyama nchini kenya, Uganda na Tanzania. Mkakati huu utatoa Misaada ya Mwitiko wa Haraka na Misaada ya Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano kwa makundi/mashirika yanayofanya kazi:

  • Kuendeleza uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake, kupitia utetezi wa sera bora za kijinsia na kifedha katika viwango vya taifa na taasisi;
  • Kuongeza sauti za wanawake katika maamuzi yanayohusu mawanda wa kiuchumi;
  • Kupinga ugavi usio sawa wa rasilimali na kuimarisha nafasi kwa wanawake kumiliki, kutumia na kuongeza thamani na kupata thamani kutoka kwa mali au uekezaji.

Shirika la UAF- Africa liantoa aina mbili za misaada.

Misaada ya Mwitiko wa Haraka (RRGs)
Kiasi cha Msaada: kisichozidi USD 12,000
Muda wa Msaada: Msaada ni kwa hali za dharura kimuda, shughuli zinafaa kutekelezwa katika miezi 3.

 

Misaada ya Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano
Kiasi cha Msaada: kisichozidi USD 20,000

Muda wa Msaada: Msaada huu unafaa shughuli za kudumu zaidi na zinaweza kutekelezwa kati ya kipindi cha miezi 6 – 9.

Tofauti kubwa baina ya aina hizi za misaada licha ya kiasi cha hela na kipindi ni kuwa Misaada ya Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano inasaidia mikakati madhubuti inayohusu mipango ziadi na ushirikiano na kuitikia masuala  tata na yaliyofichwa kimaana, kwa mfano uimarishaji wa mwendo(kushirikisha wanawake na na kujenga makubaliano), utetezi madhubuti, kuhifadhi nyaraka, bajeti na mazungumzo ya sera.

Vigezo vya Kustahili

 Ni nani anaweza kutuma maombi?

Mashirika rasmi na yasiyorasmi, ndogondogo na ya kawaida yanayoongozwa na wanawake, makundi, mashirika vijijini, maeneo ya miji na mijini nchini Kenya, Tanzania na Uganda kama vile (lakini bila kuacha):

  • mashirika ya haki za wanawake
  • mashirikiano ya wanawake na biashara rasmi
  • mashiriako ya wanawake walio na biashara rasmi
  • makundi ya wanawake wa kujisaidia wenyewe
  • makundi ya wanawake
  • mashirikiano ya wanawake

Mashirika na makundi yote sharti yatimize vigezo hivi:

  • yawe nchini Kenya, Uganda au Tanzania
  • yanayoongozwa na wanawake ambao ni sehemu ya mkakati huo
  • yaliyo na wanawake wengi (angalau asilima 70) ya wanachama au wafanyakazi au wasimamizi wanawake wakiwa wanashikilia nyadhifa na mamlaka
  • kujitolea kwa usawa wa kijinsia
  • mradi/mkakati utekelezwe ndani ya miezi 3 kwa Misaada ya Mwitiko wa Haraka na miezi 6 – 9 kwa Misaada ya Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano
  • kwa mashirika yasiyorasmi au makundi, kundi linafaa kujumuisha angalau watu 10

Tafadhali kumbuka: Kwa mashirika ya kupata faida, watu binafsi, vyama vya kisiasa au taasisi za kiserikali hazipaswi kupatiwa msaada huu.

Je, nini unaweza kuufanyia msaada huu?

Msaada huu lazima ulenge kusaidia biashara ndogondogo za wanawake – za kawaida rasmi na zisizo rasmi (kwa mfano wanawake wanaofanya biashara ya kilimo, wafanyabiashara barabarani nk), unaweza kutumiwa kwa shughuli au mikakati kadhaa inayotetea au kusaidia yafuatayo:

  • maendeleo ya muundo jumuishi wa soko
  • kuimairisha mapato ya biashara zinazomilikiwa na wanawake
  • kujumuisha biashara zisizorasmi kwenye maendeleo ya mashinani
  • kuitikia masuala ibuka yanayohusu kupatikana na kumiliki ardhi
  • kupatikana kwa nafasi za soko
  • usalama kamili, usalama na ustawi wa wanawake na wanaharakati wanaotetea uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake
  • kuhamasisha na kuendeleza harakati na ushirikiano kwa ajili ya mazungumzo madhubuti
  • ukuzaji wa uwezo/usaidizi wa maendeleo ya shirika kwa mashirika yanayochipuka ya uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake
  • kampeni za kutoa wito kwa uwezeshwaji wa wanawake kiuchumi
  • wanawake kuzungumza katika mijadala ya kiuchumi na maamuzi
  • kuhifadhi na kulinda rasilimali na nafasi
  • mazingira bora kwa uwezeshwaji wa wanawake

Je, nini huwezi kufanya na msaada huu?

  • Miradi ya kuleta faida/mapato
  • Utoaji wa mikopo na ufadhili
  • Kununua majengo/ardhi au kujenga
  • Matumizi makubwa ya fedha
  • Ufadhili wa masomo
  • Kutafuta uungwaji mkono (tazama hapa chini uungwaji mkoni unamaanisha nini)

Uungwaji mkono unamaanisha kuwasiliana na maafisa wa serikali au wafanyakazi wanaowezakushiriki katika kuunda sheria, matendo yanayowahimiza watu kutoa maoni yao kwa maafisa wa serikali, na kutoa maoni yao kuhusu mapendekezo ya kisheria

Mchakato wa Maombi na Ukaguzi
Jinsi ya kutuma maombi: Wito wa Mapendekezo uko wazi tena  kuanzia tarehe 17 Juni 2019 na maombi yatapokelewa yanapofika.

Kuna njia mbili za kutuma maombi:

  • Kujaza fomu kwenye mtandao inayopatikana hapa:
  • Maombi ya Uwezeshwaji wa Kiuchumi wa Wanawake
  • Maombi ya Uwezeshwaji wa Kiuchumi wa Wanawake ya Msaada wa Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano

Kwa kuwa huwezi kuhifadhi majibu yako unajaza fomu kwenye mtandao, tunapendekeza upakue fomu hii kwa ajili ya kuandaa majibu yako kisha ujaze fomu kwenye mtandao.

AU

  • Jaza fomu: unaweza kuzipakua fomu zote mbili kutoka kwenye tovuti ya Shirika la UAF-Africa ukishakamilisha kuzijaza:
  1. i) tuma fomu ulizojaza kwa baraupepe kwa proposals@uaf-africa.org au

Mchakato wa Ukaguzi
Maombi yatakaguliwa na maamuzi ya maombi hayo yatatumwa yanapoafikiwa. Majibu ya maombi yatatolewa baada ya wiki 2 (bila kuzidi).

Tafadhali kumbuka kuwa Shirika la UAF – Africa halitaweza kutoa majibu kwa maombi ya watu binafsi.

Maswali na Majibu
Maswali yanayoulizwa mara kwa mara

Je, kundi/shirika letu linawanachama wanaume – tunaweza kutuma maombi?

Unaweza tu kutuma maombi ikiwa wanachama wengi wa kundi lako ni wanawake (angalau asilimia 70) na shirika/kundi sharti liongozwe na mwanamke na wanawake wanashikilia vyeo vya kutoa maamuzi

Kiasi kidogo cha fedha tunaomba tutatumia kwa mkakati wa kutengeza faida, je tunaweza kutuma maombi?
La, hakuna fedha kutoka kwa wito huu maalumu zinazoweza kutumika kwa mikakati ya kutengeza faida au kuleta mapato

Shirika letu haliko nchini Kenya, Uganda au Tanzania lakini linatekeleza miradi katika mojawapo wa nchi hizi; je tunaweza kutuma maombi
La, sehemu ya  ahadi ya Shirika la UAF-Africa ni kuhimiza mikakati ya ndani ya nchi

Je,  tunaweza kutuma maombi kwa lugha gani?
Fomu ya maombi inapatikana katika tovuti ya Shirila la UAF -Africa katika lugha ya Kiingereza na Kiswahili.

 Je, tunaweza kutuma maombi ya zaidi ya msaada mmoja?
La, unaweza tu kutuma maombi ya ufadhili wa Msaada wa Mwitiko wa Haraka wa USD 12 000 au Msaada wa Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano  (AAB) wa USD 20, 000, lakini siyo yote mawili.

Je, lazima tuwe tumesajiliwa kisheria kama shirika au kundi ili kutuma maombi?
La, siyo lazima iwe mumesajiliwa kisheria kama shirika au kundi ili kutuma maombi? Tunakubali na kuhimiza makundi na mashirika ambayo hayajasajiliwa kutuma maombi. Tunafadhili mashirika rasmi na yasiyorasmi. Kwa makundi ambayo hayajasiliwa kisheria, ni muhimu kuwa na kundi lililosajiliwa linaloweza kuwa mfadhili wa kifedha (ili kulinda hela zenu na kuwa na wajibu wa kuwapa ripoti)

Je, ninaweza kutuma maombi kama mtu binafsi?
La, kwa sasa tunakubali maombi kutoka kwa makundi au mashirika. Kundi lazima liwe na wanachama 10 ili kuweza kupokea msaada.

Tumewahi kutuma maombi kwa UAF – Africa hapo mbeleni,  je tunaweza kutuma maombi ya msaada kwa wito huu maalumu?
Ndio, waliotuma maombi na wakapata msaada hapo mbeleni wanaweza kutuma maombi ikiwa mradi/mkakati wao waliopendekeza umetimiza vigezo vya wito huu wa mapendekezo .

Je, tunaweza kutuma hela hizo kutafuta uungwaji mkono?|
La. Uungwaji mkono  unamaanisha kuwasiliana na maafisa wa serikali au wafanyakazi wanaowezakushiriki katika kuunda sheria, matendo yanayowahimiza watu kutoa maoni yao kwa maafisa wa serikali, na kutoa maoni yao kuhusu mapendekezo ya kisheria

Je, itachukua muda gani kwa UAF – Africa kushughulikia maombi yetu tukishayawasilisha?
Maombi yatakaguliwa yanapofika, na mchakato wa ukaguzi hautachukua zaidi ya wiki mbili kutoka tarehe ya kuwasilishwa.

Je, shirika litapata majibu kuhusu maombi yao?
Hatutaweza kutoa majibu kwa kila maombi binafsi . Hata hivyo, tutawasiliana ikiwa maombi yameidhinishwa kwa hatua inayofuata au la.

Ikiwa bado hauna uhakika kama umetimiza vigezo vya kutuma maombi ya ufadhili au unamaswali mengine yoyote, tafadhali wasiliana na Shirika la UAF-Africa kupitia baruapepe proposals@uaf-africa.org ikiwa na mada WEE maswali.


WITO MAALUMU WA MAPENDEKEZO
Uwezeshwaji wa Kuichumi wa Wanawake

Fomu ya Maombi ya Misaada ya Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano
Mapendekezo yanafaa kuwa na taarifa zifuatazo:

HABARI KUHUSU SHIRIKA

  1. Jina na taarifa ya anuani ya mawasiliano ya shirika linalotuma maombi (anuani ya makao/nambari ya simu/baruapepe/sanduku la posta/Twitter).
  2. Je, unawezaje kueleza kuhusu shirika hili? Tafadhali toa taarifa kuhusu shirika lako, ikiwa limesajilishwa au la, lilisajilishwa lini na madhumuni yake/kwa nini lilianzishwa.
    (Je, ni shirika la haki za wanawake, shirikisho la wanawake lenye biashara rasmi na isiyorasmi, Kikundi cha wanawake wa kujitegemea, kundi la wanawake au lingine?)
  3. Jina na Cheo cha m(wa)tu wa kuwasiliana naye.
  4. Je, shirika lako limewahi kutekeleza mikakati ya kuendeleza uwezeshwaji wa kiuchumi wa wanawake? Ikiwa ndiyo, tafadhali toa habari kuhusu shughuli hizo .

Tafadhali kumbuka kuwa Shirika la UAF-Africa litazingatia mashirika ambayo yamewahi kutekeleza shughuli za uwezeshwaji wa wanawake kiuchumi na yale ambayo hayajawahi.

  1. Idadi ya wanawake wanaofanya kazi katika shirika/kundi, umri, vyeo vyao na habari za anuani za kuwasiliana.
  2. Makao ya shirika lenu liko wapi? Tafadhali tujulishe munavyotambua eneo (vijijini/maeneo ya miji/mijini).
  3. Orodhesha vyanzo vya sasa na vya zamani vya ufadhili (ikijumuisha kiwango cha ufadhili)
  4. Orodhesha angalau majina matatu na habari kuhusu anuani ya mawasiliano ya mashirika au wafadhili wanaoweza kuidhinisha kazi yenu (ikijumuisha nambari ya simu na barauapepe).
  5. Ikiwa shirika lenu liko na tovuti au mtandao wa kijamii (facebook/twitter), tafadhali tupatie URLs.
  6. Je, mulikuja kufahamu Shirika la Urgent Action Fund-Africa kwa namna gani?

HALI

  1. Toa maelezo ya kina kuhusu tukio/suala na muktadha uliosababisha hatua mulioipendekeza. Ikiwa linafaa, tafadhali eleza ni lini tukio hili lilipotendeka

Tafadhali eleza wazi uhusiano kati ya tukio/suala hili na uwezeshwaji wa wanawake kiuchumi.

  1. Je, nini kinafanya hali hii kuwa fursa ya kuendeleza uwezeshwaji wa wanawake kiuchumi?
  2. Je, hali hii haikuwa inatarajiwa/kutazamiwa? Fafanua.

TENDO LA DHARURA

  1. Eleza mwitiko uliopendekezwa kwa hali hiyo. Je, mwitikio huo utachangia namna gani katika uwezeshwaji wa wanawake kiuchumi?  Je, mwitikio uliopendekezwa unajumuisha mkakati wa utetezi na ujenzi wa mashirikiano?
  2. Je, kundi lenu lengwa ni lipi? Tafadhali tumia viathire hivi, ikiwa vinafaa, au weka vyenu: umri (kwa mfano:wanawake wachanga); eneo (kwa mfano: Vijijini, Maeneo ya miji); makundi yaliyohatarini (kwa mfano:wauzaji, wakulima,wafanyakazi wa nyumbani,wanawake wasio na ajira);mengine (tafadhali yaeleze).
  3. Je, mutashirikiani na makundi mengine katika viwango vya mashinani, maeneo au kimataifa kutekeleza tendo hili? Ikiwa ndiyo, makundi yapi? Je, munaweza kueleza majukumu yao na kutoa taarifa za anuani za mawasiliano nao?
  4. Je, munaomba kiasi gani cha hela? Tafadhali weka bajeti ya kina. Tafadhali kumbuka kuwa unaweza kuomba kiasi cha hela kisichozidi USD 20 000 cha shughuli za Utetezi na Ujenzi wa Mashirikiano  na shughuli zilizopangwa lazima zitekelezwe ndani ya miezi 6-9  baada ya kupokea ufadhili huu.
  5. Je, ni vyanzo vingine vipi vilivyoko vya kusaidia shughuli hi(zi)?
  6. Je, taarifa kuhusu maombi haya yanafaa kuhifadhiwa kama siri? Ikiwa ndiyo, tafadhali sema ni kwa nini, kwa kiwango gani na kwa muda gani?