In the framework of its Regional Cooperation Strategy 2015-2018 for MENA, the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon, is engaged in three main domains: Basic Needs and Services, Protection, and Water with three transversal themes: Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality and Governance.
In line with its strategic priority for Lebanon under the Protection domain, namely contributing to safe, viable and peaceful living for conflict-affected and vulnerable people, reducing fragility, and preventing and transforming conflict, the Embassy is currently accepting Expression of Interest for projects pertaining to Child Protection in Lebanon. The Embassy is seeking innovative interventions that complement the Swiss portfolio in Lebanon. For more details on the portfolio, please refer to the factsheet attached.
This call is open to all national and international NGOs, and public/government agencies active in Lebanon. Partnerships among different entities are encouraged in the framework of this call. Interventions proposing strong and innovative capacity building components to local partners (NGOs, CBOs, SDCs, etc.) will be prioritized. If needed, national applicants can include backstopping or on-the-job-coaching by an international/UN partner in their submission.
Applicants can request a contribution of the Embassy of Switzerland to their overall proposed project budget in the range of USD 0.5 to 1.5 Million. Each applicant needs to ensure that additional funding through own or other sources/donors is secured. Funding through own or other sources must be at minimum 50% for international applicants and at minimum of 20% for national applicants. The duration of the proposed intervention should be between 2 and 3 years.