SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP (PROCIVIS)
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP (PROCIVIS)
Period of implementation: February 2018-February 2022
Country – Cameroon
Beneficiary – Ministry of Economy, Planning and Territorial Development
The overall objective of the program of which this service contract is a part is to strengthen the rule of law and democratic governance in Cameroon through the promotion and consolidation of citizenship defined as the full recognition of people as citizens with full civil and political rights.
The specific objective of this service contract is to ensure the coordination of PROCIVIS and to provide the necessary expertise to its various actors with the aim of strengthening the access of the Cameroonian population to improved civil status services on the one hand, and strengthening the role of civil society organizations in democratic governance and public affairs management on the other.
The program is structured around 2 components integrating several outcomes:
- Civil Status component: (i) The demand for civil status services is greater and more demanding; (ii) The supply of civil status services and the use of related data are in line with international and regional standards and guidelines; (iii) The coordination of interventions and actors in the civil status sector;
Civil Society Component: (i) The capacity for action of Cameroonian society organizations as well as the relationship between civil society and state structures are sustainably strengthened, particularly in the areas targeted by the European Union/Cameroon Cooperation; (ii) The legal framework governing public freedoms and the activities of CSOs is uniformly applied; reforms aimed at updating it are undertaken.
Institutional support and capacity building
- Establishment of a Civil Society Facility for the accompaniment and capacity building of CSO partners of the EU in Cameroon;
- Capacity building and support for change in public structures and local government departments in charge of the civil registry system;
- Organization of interregional workshops;
- Support to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization in its mission to monitor CSOs in order to support efforts by central and local authorities to strengthen interactions and communications with CSOs;
- Support to the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF) in its mission to promote and protect human rights and freedoms;
- Implementation of a civil registration campaign;
- Support for the establishment of regional civil status platforms that will bring together state actors in the pilot departments (MINATD, MINJUSTICE, MINSANTE, Ministry of Social Affairs, etc.) and CSOs to define mechanisms for interaction and that will provide a regular status report;
- Support to the management of the program, including the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system.