Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

2016 – 2017 call for proposals

The High Commission of Canada in Kenya is launching a call for proposals for CFLI. The call for proposals seeks projects that are of a maximum duration of six (6) months, with activities completed by February 28, 2017. Requests for core administrative funding and infrastructure will not be considered.

The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $15,000-$20,000 for each individual project. Larger projects may be considered on an exceptional basis.

Program Themes

The submitted CFLI proposals must address identified needs of local communities in one of the following countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda and fall within one or more of the 2016-2017 CFLI priorities listed below.

The Government of Canada is strongly committed to supporting gender equality and empowerment of women and girls; thus, these considerations should be taken into account under each priority.

  1. Championing inclusive and accountable governance, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity, and human rights
    Improve governance mechanisms, processes and institutions that make governments accountable to citizens and support the ability of individuals, particularly women and girls, to participate in the governance and development of their own societies. Enable societies to resolve conflicts peacefully, promote social cohesion and advance democracy and the respect for universal human rights, including the rights of LGBT individuals, and address corruption.
  2. Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Advance gender equality to allow women and men to enjoy the same status and have equal opportunities. Focus on skill development, building self-confidence, problem solving and developing self-reliance. Reduce incidences of child, early and forced marriage through awareness raising, training of government officials on child protection laws and support to women and girls in the realization of their full human rights. Engage men and boys in preventing sexual and gender-based violence and communities in addressing harmful cultural practices.
  3. Addressing climate change and enhancing environmental sustainability
    Enable communities to mitigate climate-related risks and encourage information-sharing, capacity development to foster the adoption of climate change adaptation.  Protect wildlife and natural resources and mitigate wildlife and forestry crime. Environmental sustainability is a factor in poverty reduction, sustainable development as well as emerging opportunities related to green growth and technology.
  4. Stimulating sustainable and green economic growth
    Support legislation, as well as industrial and financial policy and frameworks upon which sustainable growth can take place. Economic empowerment concentrates on factors that help women succeed and advance in the marketplace and make decisions that benefit their economic growth and development.
  5. Promoting stability and security
    Stabilization efforts help states build resilience and prevent and reduce violence, conflict and fragility. Support women’s participation in peace and security efforts and protecting women and girls from all forms of violence, including sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations. 

What is the process of submitting a proposal?

  • Complete the project application and budget forms with necessary details about project activities and spending. Note that only complete applications will be considered.
  • To request the application forms, please send an email to the appropriate country contact from the list below.
  • All applications must be submitted by end of day on Friday, July 8, 2016, to the appropriate country contact from the list below. Applications received after the deadlines will not be considered.
  • Regional/multi country proposals will be considered.

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives contacts

Please do not hesitate to contact our team for more information about the program priorities and the application process.