Strengthening Civil Society Globally (SCS Global) is a five-year Leader with Associates cooperative agreement that allows the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to work with FHI 360 and its consortium of implementing partners to design and implement projects for USAID missions and operation units that:
- Enhance civil society and civil society organization (CSO) effectiveness in any sector
- Strengthen civic advocacy and citizen engagement
- Promote independent media and access to information
- Integrate participatory approaches, social inclusion, transparency and accountability in all sectors
SCS Global has 18 active associate awards. Selected examples of FHI 360’s work under SCS Global associate awards include:
- The MADANI project (March 2019–February 2024) is a USAID/Indonesia-funded initiative to strengthen government accountability and communal tolerance by strengthening the capacity and sustainability of Indonesian CSOs. MADANI operates in 32 districts and cities in the provinces of Banten, Central Java, East Java, South Sulawesi, West Java and West Kalimantan.
- The Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya project (2018–2021) is a USAID/Kenya-funded initiative supporting the Kenyan government and CSOs to strengthen the country’s governance-reform agenda, promote national dialogue and government reform, build social cohesion and safeguard democratic space through support to independent media and rule of law processes.
- The Youth Lead project (2018–2021) is a USAID/Zambia-funded initiative to support, network and elevate outstanding young leaders from across Zambia to amplify the impact of their work, inspire civic innovation and promote a culture of sustained, citizen-responsive leaderships.
Under SCS Global, FHI 360 pursues a cutting-edge, actionable research and learning agenda to create and test knowledge products and approaches to enhance development practices. Examples of SCS Global products include:
More information about SCS Global, associate awards and knowledge products may be found on our web portal, www.NGOConnect.net and in the SCS Global Update newsletter.