USAID Civil Society Project

Call for Participants CSO Workshop to Strengthen Capacities for Grant Applications: Reflection on the Applications from the First Grant Cycle

The USAID Civil Society Project (CSP) aims to support CSO efforts to conduct government oversight and advocacy, build constituencies in their communities and mobilize citizens to address core democratic issues at the local and national levels.

CSP announces a Call for Participants to attend a workshop designed as a learning and reflection tool for CSOs wishing to apply for a grant under the USAID Civil Society Project. During the workshop, participants will be able to:

  •      learn about successful applications and identify the biggest strengths projects selected for support;
  •     reflect on the most common mistakes CSOs made under the first Request for Applications (RFA) and understand the biggest weaknesses;
  •       identify possible ways to strengthen their project planning capacities; and
  •       network with CSOs with similar missions and other potential partners.

Candidates for participation in these workshops should meet the following criteria:

  •       Be an active member in a CSO or informal group;
  •       Show interest in and understanding of key civil society issues at the local and/or national level.

All interested applicants should apply by December 12, 2012, by sending a CV and a completed application form to The application form for participants can be downloaded here,  on or

Depending on the number of applications received, several workshops will be organized between December 17 and 25, 2012. Applicants are expected to be able to attend the one-day workshop during this period. Efforts will be made to accept all applicants; therefore a maximum of two persons per organization can apply.