International Dialogue Centre to Fund Interreligious Projects in Nigeria
The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID has announced a grants scheme for faith-based and civil society organizations seeking to promote interreligious cooperation in Nigeria.
The grants scheme is designed to support efforts by faith-based and civil society organizations to build peaceful coexistence among religious communities in Nigeria through trainings, awareness raising campaigns, social media campaigns, publications and other means.
Some examples of challenges which could be addressed by these projects include prevention of hate speech and/or electoral violence, media engagement; interfaith exchange or education, and promotion of the freedom of religion.
Possible grants range from 500.000 Naira to 2 Million Naira and will be evaluated based on specific selection criteria by an independent committee. Up to 20 grants will be awarded.
Projects with a focus on women, young people or any other marginalized segment of society are especially encouraged. Winning applicants will be notified by October 2018.
The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is an intergovernmental organization based in Vienna-Austria, and is governed by a multi-religious Board of Directors made up of religious leaders from five major world religions. The Centre’s pursues its mandate to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue through capacity-building and training both for institutions and individuals, and through fostering systematic cooperation and dialogue between religious leaders and policymakers. As part of its Fellows programmes, the Centre also distributes grants to mid-career religious education experts, and has implemented similar grants schemes in the Arab region, Myanmar, and the Central African Republic.
In Nigeria, KAICIID partners with the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), a multi-religious platform of religious organizations and leaders.