11 April 2012

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), through its Survivor Network Project and with specific financial support from the Norwegian government, have launched a request for proposals to support promising landmine and cluster munition survivor networks by sustaining and building their capacity.

The goal of the new Survivor Network Project is to support survivor networks so that survivors are better able to contribute to victim assistance efforts in their country and participate in national and international advocacy efforts related to the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. This project is designed to respond to the needs and interests of survivors as expressed at the recent ICBL-CMC workshop, “Push for Survivor Participation in Practice”, held in Phnom Penh just before the opening of the 11th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty. At this workshop, mine/ERW survivors, ICBL Victim Assistance Focal Points and campaigners, called on the ICBL-CMC to provide more support, both technical and financial, to survivors’ networks to enhance their participation in both campaigns.This project also responds to a specific request from Norway to partner with the ICBL-CMC to specifically support survivor networks and strengthen their participation in the work of the conventions.The ICBL-CMC has limited funding available from Norway to provide support to between 4 and 6 survivor networks. ICBL-CMC also able to provide technical capacity building support to some additional networks. Applications are due on 30 April 2012, decisions will be announced by 31 May 2012.For more details and guidelines on how to apply for funding under this project please download the guidelines here.To download the application form please click here.To download the budget template please click here.