Selection Criteria

Organisations eligible to apply must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be operating in Nigeria, Ghana, or Senegal 
  • Must be an organisation or network of organisations registered with a federal or state authority in their country of operation. 
  • Must have a stable leadership and have a demonstrable commitment to change. 
  • Must have been operating for the past 12 months, and has at least two staff or volunteers and a probability of success, following the Hub’s support. 
  • Must be working on one or more areas of civic space restrictions such as freedom of expression, freedom of association, human rights, media freedom, regulation etc.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Demonstrable need for any of the four strategic pillars of the project. 
  • Willingness to institutionalise learning outcomes in one year or less and present a letter of commitment to that effect if accepted into the program. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to complete trainings, coaching or mentoring sessions during the 5-year project. 


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