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The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) is inviting applications from civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Africa with a special emphasis on Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to join the Health Security Budget Advocacy Academy for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to strengthen civil society capacity for budget advocacy in the Africa region. This application will be open until March 18th.

GHAI in partnership with Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) have been collaborating on the Prevent Epidemics program to raise public demand and political will for increased and sustained domestic resource mobilization for epidemic preparedness. GHAI’s country-led advocacy approach brought together policy leaders, civil society organizations and media in support of epidemic preparedness as a national priority in need of adequate and reliable funding.

Drawing from the lessons learned since 2018, GHAI developed the Budget Advocacy Toolkit for Epidemic Preparedness: Facilitator’s Guide a step-by-step course for facilitators to teach epidemic preparedness advocacy techniques to officials in government and civil society organization advocates. The Facilitator’s Guide was developed based on GHAI’s Budget Advocacy Toolkit for Epidemic Preparedness to illustrate the program’s advocacy approach and provide learning tools to bring Prevent Epidemics budget advocacy to scale in multiple countries through workshops and potentially online learning platforms.

To share the knowledge and successes generated from our budget advocacy activities within the Prevent Epidemics program, GHAI has established a Health Security Budget Advocacy Academy to strengthen civil society capacity for budget advocacy in the Africa region. The Health Security Budget Advocacy Academy is a comprehensive one-year program which involves hands-on learning and peer exchange to build the capacity of civil society organizations for epidemic preparedness advocacy.

Who can apply

GHAI is seeking civil society organizations in Africa with a special emphasis on Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia who have a well-developed understanding of their country’s government and advocacy landscape. Interested CSOs will have some experience in budget and national level advocacy, especially as it relates to mobilizing domestic resources for health-related issues. Organizations with strong interest/experience in epidemic preparedness are strongly encouraged to apply. A full list of criteria can be found in the RFP. A full list of criteria can be found in the RFP.

How to apply

  • All applicants should fill out the application form located HERE. Please ensure all fields are complete and submit no later than March 18.
  • For general questions regarding the RFP, including the application process, please contact tajayi@advocacyincubator.org

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