Grant to civil society in the Oil for Development Programme 2016-2018

Norad calls for proposals from civil society as part of the Oil for Development Programme for the period 2016 to 2018 with deadline 1 October 2015.

The aim of the Oil for Development Programme is to reduce poverty by promoting economically, environmentally and socially responsible management of petroleum resources.

The main approach in the Oil for Development Programme is capacity development through institutional collaboration. Norwegian public institutions enter into long-term agreements with public institutions in a partner country.

However, in order to achieve responsible management of petroleum resources the people must be able to hold the authorities accountable. In this regard, supporting civil society is vital.

The support for civil society will contribute to the Oil for Development Programme’s third outcome: Partner countries authorities are held accountable for the management of petroleum resources. Applications must demonstrate how the project will contribute to this outcome.

Four thematic areas

In order to achieve the Oil for Development third outcome, four thematic areas are of particular importance. Therefore, applicants are asked to submit proposals within the following thematic areas:

  • Environmental protection
  • Transparency in revenue generation and distribution
  • Local participation in decision-making processes
  • Labour rights

Geographic priorities

The geographic priorities for this grant are aligned with the targeted developing countries that have entered into bilateral agreements with the Oil for Development Programme in addition to Kenya and Myanmar which are currently being considered:

  • Angola
  • Cuba
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Who can apply?

Priority will be given to national civil society actors in addition to Norwegian and international civil society actors. 

Published 30.04.2015
Last updated 04.12.2015