Background and Objective

The West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN) is a coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from 16 West African countries that promote evidence-based advocacy for public health and human rights-oriented drug policy reform in West Africa. WADPN supports its members by providing capacity building and resources to lead evidence-based advocacy for drug policy reform. The Network’s Secretariat is located in Accra, Ghana with National Chapters all 16 countries coordinated by a national focal person.

The WADPN is a re-granter of small grants from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and Open Society Foundations (OSF) to WADPN members. Grants are managed by WADPN and benefits from the strategic guidance and expertise of a five-member Board of Directors.

Eligibility Criteria

The Call for Proposals seeks to re-grant funds to support:

· CSOs, who are registered WADPN members and that are registered under the relevant Laws of the country in West Africa where it operates and, in the country, where it will be implementing the proposed project; (To register as a WADPN member fill this form)

· CSOs working in the area of Drug Policy Reform, Criminal Justice Systems Reform, Harm Reduction and HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support among people who inject drugs are encouraged to apply;

· CSOs that are directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;

· CSOs that take the appropriate measures to prevent discrimination and stigmatization of people who use drugs as well as sexual exploitation and abuse of project staff and beneficiaries.