UNESCO Call for Proposals: Awareness-raising Campaign on Migration and COVID-19 in West and Central Africa


Application Deadline:30th April 2020 at midnight (Dakar Time).

UNESCO is implementing a project entitle “Empowering Young People in Africa through Media and Communication”, which benefits to eight countries in West and Central Africa: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. The project is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation (MAECI) and its special committee (“Comitato Congiunto per la Cooperazioneallo Sviluppo”), within the framework of the “Fondo Africa”.

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) ensures the financial and operational follow-up. The main objective of the project is to empower young boys and girls to make informed decisions on migration issues through better access to quality information (ODD 16.10).
In its specific objectives, the project aims at:
 strengthening the access to quality information for the population in West and Central Africa (in particular the youth, considered as the most vulnerable) on migration, including irregular migration (root causes, flows, risks), in the sub-region and towards Europe;
 promoting gender equality in capacity building of media professionals, editorial content and access to information, in relation to migration issues;
 supporting peaceful dialogue between migrants and host communities in the target countries through media and communication;
 strengthen the capacities of journalists (especially young journalists) to produce ethical and professional reporting, including in the field of investigative journalism, on migration;
 and strengthening the capacities of young artists to produce content on migration.


  • Youth People
  • Migrants
  • Population at large

Expected results
 UNESCO Dakar’s messages in English and French against misinformation about migrants are translated into 28 national and local languages;
 Messages are produced in 30 national and local languages (including English and French), and in different HD (wav) and compressed audio formats;
 Messages to fight against misinformation about migrants are disseminated to national and local media in the target countries;
 Messages are available to local populations in their local languages.

Within the fgramework, the organisation will:
 Submit to UNESCO Dakar a list of media outlets identified in the target countries for the dissemination of the messages (TV, radio, online and print media, community radio).
 Submit the messages translated into 28 national and local languages to UNESCO Dakar ;
 Submit to UNESCO Dakakr the messages in various HD (wav) and compressed audio formats in 30 national and local languages (including English and French);
 Disseminate to the selected media outlets the messages in appropriate languages.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
 At least five (05) years of experience in the management of project development in the field of communication and information ;
 Demonstrated experience in working with national and local media (TV, radio, print and online media, community radio) in West and Central Africa, particularly in the target countries;
 A good knowledge of the challenges and issues of migration in West and Central Africa, and of the media perspective;
 Demonstrated capacity in planning, management and reporting of activities;
 Previous experience with United Nations agencies would be an important asset;
 Excellent writing skills in English and/or French, and very good knowledge of the selected languages of this activity.

Submission conditions and closing dates

To participate in this call for proposals, the applicant must submit:
 A detailed implementation strategy;
 A detailed budget proposal;
 Documents proving the experience and qualifications required;
 CVs of the persons to be involved in the project;
 Examples of technical and financial reports in previous projects.

All applicants must submit their application to : [email protected]
The reference number for this call for proposals is: CI-2020-RFP-025
Closing date for applications is 30th April 2020 at midnight (Dakar Time).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNESCO Call for Proposals: Awareness-raising Campaign on Migration


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