Call for proposals: Awareness-raising campaign on migration and COVID-19 in West and Central Africa

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 Cooperazione allo 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).

Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, affecting more than 2,2 million people in nearly 200 countries. The epidemiological situation is constantly shifting as the numbers of new cases and deaths change on a daily basis.

In such a context and within the framework of the project, the UNESCO Regional Office for West Africa (Sahel) is planning to implement an awareness-raising campaign among local populations in order to fight, through the mobilization of national and local media, against the misinformation and discrimination against migrants in the target countries.

Within the framework of this activity, UNESCO Dakar seeks to engage an organization to contribute to the fight against discrimination against migrants through the translation and production in HD audio formats of ten (10) messages, in national and local languages, to be disseminated among national and local media.

To apply, please consult the Terms of reference.

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