The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OWISA) 

Type of project: OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. OSIWA seeks proposals aimed at achieving the following specific themes: Economic Justice; Democratic Governance; Equality, Justice and Human Rights.

Location:  West Africa

Eligibility:  OSIWA primarily awards grants to local organizations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, OSIWA provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transferring knowledge to local groups they partner with. Our grants also go to government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in our core priority areas.

Closing date:  15 May