Open Call to Support CSOs in Digital Security and Digital Rights – Nigeria
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is currently accepting applications for the Technology Capacity Strengthening and Support in Digital Security and Digital Rights Advocacy Program.
In this year’s edition, the support will target fifty (50) civil society organisations (CSOs) from Nigeria, in digital security and digital rights, so that they can better protect themselves and advocate for a more conducive and safe online space to advance their mission and maximise their impact.
Given the significance of Nigeria in the regional landscape and the recent setting up of WACSI Node in Nigeria, they are consolidating the gains of the project from last year by adapting the feedback and learnings from the maiden edition, which will be instrumental to strengthen this year’s intervention.
Some of the benefit from the project will include Cloud and Antivirus software licenses to help boost the security and resilience of their operations. A series of training that takes a deep dive into types of digital threats & attacks, cybersecurity risks, preventive mechanisms, risk assessment and mitigation will also be conducted for eligible organisations to equip them with the necessary skills and expertise needed to drive their digital safety readiness.
Objective: The specific objective of the programme is to strengthen the capacity of 50 CSOs in Nigeria through access to technological tools and support in digital resilience to drive organisational effectiveness and social change.
The expected results of the technological capacity strengthening support include:
Participating organisations receive digital technology tools.
Participating organisations adopt and use the digital tools received.
Improved organisational productivity of participating organisations.
Strengthened participating organisations’ digital security.
Enhanced digital resilience of participating organisations.
Duration: This support is set to take place over the period April-July 2023.
To benefit from this project, organisations must meet the requirements below:
Be a civil society organisation operating in Nigeria.
Legally registered as a non-profit organisation.
Be registered or start registration on TechSoup and Microsoft for Nonprofits portals;
Willing to dedicate suitable staff to attend the training and mentoring phase.
Be committed to the programme and take part in the different activities.