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Call for Concepts: Building Resilience In Civil Society (BRICS) Programme in Kenya

Deadline: 19 September 2016

The British High Commission Nairobi is inviting applicants for its Building Resilience In Civil Society (BRICS) programme in order to help strengthen relationships between security actors and communities at the local levels,  in order to reduce the threats of violent extremism in Kenya.

Thematic Areas

  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships between the community and the security actors.

  • Promoting communication and cooperation between the security actors and the community to fulfil the policing needs of the community.

  • Improving transparency and accountability of the security actors to the community.

  • Facilitating consultation between the police and respective community policing committees and structures about local problems, security, priorities and solutions.

  • Utilization of local resources available to the community and the police to resolve problems and combat VE.

  • Working with CPAs in areas where they are established and providing activities that can further their development while ensuring it is community-led and -owned.

  • Supporting appropriate training and other interactions which strengthen securiactors understanding and ability to engage responsively with the community.

  • Building on existing co-operative community-based security systems that can or are adapting to changing security threats.

Funding Information

  • Seed Project: 10,000 GBP / Capped.

  • Intermediate concept: 36,000 GBP / Capped.

  • Mature concept: 60,000 GBP/ Capped.

Eligibility Criteria

  • BRICS is looking for new ideas, great partners and the potential to help support initiatives with high potential.

  • BRICS encourages applications from a wide range of possible partners; community based organizations, religious organizations, NGOs, local security agencies, civil society, and informal institutions.


All applicants are advised to be realistic about their ambitions and the likely results to be achieved, and to be flexible in the concepts they submit.

Please click to open (BRICS Concept) document for more information.

Selection Process

  • Following review of concepts and initial shortlisting, BRICS will invite a number of applicants to a detailed follow up discussion,

  • BRICS will then work with selected applicants to develop their concept into a detailed proposal and work plan.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit all concepts via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Kenya

For more information, please visit BRICS Programme.

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