Funding brief: The SHRIM is launching his first ‘call for proposals’ to support the implementation of security and human rights good practices at the local level in contexts of fragility.
The DCAF Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) is a multidonor trust fund set up in 2016 to facilitate the implementation of security and human rights good practice on the ground that is cost effective and involves a minimum of bureaucracy. The SHRIM builds on the engagement of committed donors combined with DCAF’s extensive experience developing international multi-actor mechanisms to support targeted, cost-effective security, development and human rights programming in fragile contexts. All activities are in line with common strategic priorities agreed by SHRIM members, thus promoting coherence at the international policy and operational levels, consistent with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
An important wider objective of the SHRIM is to foster greater public-private cooperation; the Mechanism promotes partnerships with local, regional and international stakeholders. This objective is shared by other actors in the security and human rights field, including the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC). Whilst the SHRIM is not formally linked to these initiatives, where objectives overlap, the Steering Committee supports projects that contribute to implementation of these multi-stakeholder initiatives.
Currently, the SHRIM is funded by the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
Criteria: The SHRIM supports projects that focus on implementing security and human rights good practice in fragile contexts. For indicative purposes, examples of ongoing and completed SHRIM projects can be found here (Click to view). Projects should be no more than 6 months duration and should seek to:
● Build bridges between public and private sectors, through encouraging positive engagement across civil society, governments, the security sector and companies;
● Develop linkages between local and national level action with relevant international initiatives (e.g. OECD Due Diligence Guidelines, International Code of Conduct Association, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights)
● Encouraging knowledge sharing and lesson learning;
● Show due consideration for concerns of local ownership and sustainability;
● Build capacity of national and local CSOs
Donor Name: The Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM)
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: The call for proposals is now open until the 31st, August, 2018.
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: In an initial pilot phase, CHF 50’000 is available for small projects that enable civil society actors to support implementation on the ground of security and human rights good practices.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Projects should be no more than 6 months
Eligible organization: As below
● This call for proposals seeks to support national and local civil society organizations based in the Global South.
● Applications from International Non Governmental Organizations (INGO) will be considered only in partnership with national and local civil society organizations, with a strong capacity building component.
● Applications from commercial entities, or individuals will not be considered.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: SHRIM@dcaf.ch
How to apply: Applicants should complete the accompanying project and budget proposal template. Completed applications should be sent to SHRIM@dcaf.ch.
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