International Development Law Organization

Call for sub-project concept notes (Community Justice Programme in Uganda)

IDLO is rolling out a program that aims to secure accessible, quality and sustainable justice services for citizens - particularly those living in rural, poor and other disadvantaged communities. The Community Justice Programme (CJP) supports both state and non-state legal aid, legal empowerment and other justice delivery interventions.

Under this call, IDLO seeks to identify and  provide financial support to a maximum of seven (7) non-governmental organizations to undertake interventions focusing on deepening access to justice in Uganda including through provision of legal aid and legal information, capacity building for  justice actors, legal and policy advocacy, legal empowerment and  other access to justice initiatives to vulnerable and marginalized communities living in rural areas in Uganda including women, children, refugees, displaced persons, victims of conflict-related sexual and gender-based crimes. The interventions to be supported should be geared towards contributing to the realization of one or combination of more than one of following eleven CJP outputs:

  1. Extended coverage and delivery of quality legal aid and legal information services at the community level through non- state actors;
  2. Improved community justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms;
  3. Improved referral pathways among community informal and formal justice institutions, and to livelihood/ social / health service providers;
  4. Enhanced capacity for property and land dispute resolution;
  5. Improved access to justice for refugees, migrants, stateless and displaced persons within the context of transitional justice;
  6. Increased awareness and capacity of women and girls to uphold and claim their rights; 
  7. Enhanced capacity of formal and informal justice actors to promote gender equality and provide gender-responsive justice;
  8. Improved coordination and referral pathways on gender-based disputes; 
  9. Enhanced evidence-based gender justice-focused policy dialogues and reforms; 
  10. Strengthened social accountability forums and community engagement processes;
  11. Integrated Information Management System and feedback mechanisms strengthened.

Applicants may be non-state institutions whether registered as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutes, associations, foundations, civil society organizations, NGO networks or consortia. For-profit organizations, Government agencies, and individuals are not eligible.

Interested candidates are invited to download the application guidelines and concept note template.

For additional information:

Final deadline for the submission of concept notes: CLOSED

The response to this call for concept notes was exceptionally large and IDLO was pleased to receive a large number of valuable applications. The evaluation process is therefore still ongoing. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as the first stage of the selection process is concluded.