CIVICUS Digital Democracy Initiative 2024

 Deadline: 29th of May 2024

Dedicated to advancing civic engagement and civil society worldwide, CIVICUS is an international coalition of activists and organizations from civil society that was founded in 1993.Through better use of digital technology for civic involvement, the Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI), Enable and Amplify Project, directed by CIVICUS in collaboration with Global Focus, seeks to contribute to the expansion and protection of inclusive democracy and civic space. The project’s main goal is to assist regional civil society players in global south nations that operate under constrictive environments.

The Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI) team at CIVICUS is seeking experienced and knowledgeable civil society organisations in Tunisia, Venezuela, Ghana, and Mozambique (one in each country) to lead the implementation of pre-, during and post-election related interventions. The interventions will last between three to six months and focus on countering mis and disinformation and supporting electoral integrity using digital tools – civil society monitoring of elections using digital tools and approaches, advocacy and mobilising for improved civic participation and engagement in the electoral process especially for women, girls, youths and other marginalised groups using digital approaches.


  • Monthly progress reports.
  • Assessment report on prevalent misinformation and disinformation threats and patterns in the proposed country of intervention.
  • Fact-checking and counter-narrative content and strategy.
  • Training materials and reports.
  • Advocacy campaign materials and reports.
  • Final project report on effectiveness or otherwise of interventions, findings, lessons learnt, recommendations and strategies for sustainability of interventions.


Interested applicants must:

  • Be a local civil society organisation based in Tunisia, Venezuela, Ghana or Mozambique.
  • Have expertise in and a proven track record of successfully delivering interventions related to elections and countering disinformation.
  • Have an extensive network of and direct experience working with civil society, including DDI target groups in the regions where they are applying.
  • Have extensive national and sub-national project implementation experience and reach.
  • Be formal/legally registered organisations.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. While selected partners will implement all the work in the relevant local languages in their region, they will communicate and submit all deliverables to CIVICUS in English.

Desirable requirements:  

  • Applications made by a consortium of organisations from each eligible country that join forces to pool expertise, reach a wider audience and deliver a more comprehensive process.
  • Direct experience working on the nexus between digital/tech for good and inclusive democracy and for promoting democratic practices in election processes.

Expected timeframe:

The selected partners will have three to six months between May 2024 and January 2025 to complete the grant.


The closing deadline for applications is the 29th of May 2024.  Please follow this two-step process to apply for this grant:

1. Fill out the eligibility test form. After completing this form, you can then submit your proposal via email. Applicants who did not fill out the eligibility test form will not be considered.

2.  Submit the following documents to

  • A technical proposal detailing the interventions to be undertaken in line with the Terms of Reference, a detailed work plan, results framework and communications plan. Please also include examples of past related projects undertaken by your organisation(s).
  • CVs of the main team members involved.
  • A simple budget in United States Dollars.

Click here to apply 

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