Cities Alliance, a global partnership supporting cities to deliver sustainable development, hosted by the United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS) is offering grants up to USD $50,000 to people working on innovative and accessible solutions for improving tenure security, land and property rights in African countries.
A statement from the organisation explained that rapidly growing cities like Nigeria struggle to support people living in overcrowded slum settlements.
“Many of these residents live in unsanitary conditions and with the constant threat of corruption and forced eviction—all because they lack legal or formal protection to the places they live and work.
“There is a growing number of people trying to solve this problem, and Cities Alliance wants to make sure they have the funding they need to grow and scale their promising solutions,” it added.
According to the statement, those eligible to apply include innovators, microenterprises, social entrepreneurs, community-based organisations, and national and local NGOs working in African cities.
The deadline for the submission of proposal is March 14, 2019.
It stated that over the last 19 years, Cities Alliance has awarded more than 400 grants totalling over $110 million in more than 80 countries, addressing a range of issues including urban poverty, local governance, and climate change.