Request for Applications: Digital First Program Cycle 2 Implementation, Strengthening Civil Society and Media Systems (Sawt) Activity

The Strengthening Civil Society and Media Systems (Sawt) Activity is a five-year (2022-2027) cooperative agreement funded by USAID and implemented by Internews in partnership with Mercy Corps and the International Center for Non-Profit Law (ICNL).  Sawt aims to foster sustained civic engagement in Jordan through civil society and digital media innovations seeking two main Objectives: 1) Good, Trusted Knowledge-Building Resources: Citizens and civil society build knowledge through accessing and engaging critically with accurate and fact-based information and 2) Participation & Advocacy: Citizens and civil society organizations (CSOs) in Jordan effectively participate in civic spaces and advocate for policies through knowledge-based collective action.

Sawt Activity seeks to initiate a training and capacity-building program that targets public interest independent Jordanian digital media and information platforms, in collaboration with a dynamic media training organization (Digital First). Through Internews resources and curriculum operationalization, the Digital First Program is designed to empower targeted Jordanian media platforms in crucial areas related to journalistic and editorial skills, subject-matter expertise, and technological proficiency. Through personalized mentoring and collaborative content production support and facilitation, the Program aims to bolster the capacity, development, and sustainability of these platforms to empower them to have a positive contribution towards a healthier information ecosystem in Jordan, a necessary driver for active civic participation.

* Only applications submitted as per the instructions described in the APS will be considered.