A funding opportunity has been announced from SAGE Fund, which is inviting two-page concept notes from organizations in the Global South piloting innovative efforts to hold economic actors accountable to human rights.
According to the Request for Proposals, the Fund will make up to 5-8 grants of US $70,000 - $100,000 each, for 12-18 months, to organizations or partnerships in the Global South that are designed to achieve at least one of the following:
- Seed promising approaches for strengthening human rights accountability in the global economy, particularly for non-state actors, by:
o Piloting a new tool or strategy;
o Developing the potential of a promising existing tool or strategy; or
o Applying a successful approach to a new context.
- Advance the field’s understanding of key challenges or emerging issues, and identify opportunities to strengthen the human rights framework in response, through:
o Research and analysis on challenges or barriers to accountability of economic actors, with options for next steps including pilot projects, advocacy, campaigns, etc.;
o Scoping exercises and field convenings to develop consensus and a coordinated field agenda on key challenges and opportunities for leverage; or
o Education and outreach initiatives to create priorities for action and build constituencies across fields.
The Request for Proposals and all information can be found on the SAGE Fund website here.
Please note that the deadline for the submission of proposals is 9 April 2020.