REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH SECURITY PROVIDERS IN BIU AND MAIDUGURI, DAMATURU, POTISKUM, MUBI SOUTH, MUBI NORTH AND DEMSA
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) NUMBER RFA-NORTHEAST CONNECTION-1103
TITLE OF OPPORTUNITY: PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH SECURITY PROVIDERS IN BIU AND MAIDUGURI, DAMATURU, POTISKUM, MUBI SOUTH, MUBI NORTH AND DEMSA
DEADLINE FOR QUESTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS: 23 APRIL, 2021, 5:00 PM
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 9 MAY, 2021, 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME
The North East Connection program funded by USAID and implemented by Creative Associates International, Inc. (Creative), is seeking applications from eligible applicants to fund a program entitled Providing Opportunities for Communities to Engage with Security Providers in Biu and Maiduguri, Damaturu, Potiskum, Mubi South, Mubi North and Demsa.
The purpose of Northeast Connection project is to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to violent extremist infiltration and conflict. By targeting communities in Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno States that are not yet under the control of violent extremist organizations (VEOs), the Activity will mitigate the grievances that make communities vulnerable to violent extremism, while building social cohesion within and across communities in northeast Nigeria. In addition to helping northeastern Nigerians create a stronger foundation and become more resilient to VEO infiltration and conflict, the Activity will develop local capacity to respond to emerging threats and vulnerabilities. Northeast Connection also includes a rigorous analytical component to develop a more informed, shared understanding of local and sub-regional VEO and conflict risks, dynamics, and windows of opportunity. The Activity will also lead the coordination of implementing partners on such countering violent extremism (CVE) initiatives.