Africa Regional Services: Public Diplomacy in Sub-Saharan Africa - LOI

Sponsor Deadline: 

Aug 31, 2021

Internal Deadline: 

Aug 2, 2021


Dept of State Bureau of African Affairs

UI Contact: 

Africa Regional Services Paris Statement of Interest: Small Grants - SOI

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Africa Regional Services based Paris (ARS) branch of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs announces an open competition for organizations or individuals to submit a statement of interest (SOI) to apply for a small grant in order to carry out a program in line with ARS’ strategic themes in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. 

 Priority Program Areas: 

  • 1.  Governance: Projects promoting democratic principles, improved and inclusive governance, transparency, human rights, religious freedom, empowerment of marginalized groups, voter participation, civic education, civil society. 
  • 2. Prosperity: Promote shared economic prosperity and stability through funding proposals that foster equitable and transparent economies, reinforce shared values of entrepreneurship and innovation, promote economic opportunities and empowerment of underserved communities and youth, and explore the management of cultural resources and promoting the arts. 
  • 3. Security: Projects promoting peace and security, rule of law, fostering tolerance, preventing radicalization to violence, improving mutual understanding between groups, community policing; building lasting partnerships that bridge tribal, religious, and regional divides; wildlife protection, and resilience to climatic shocks and human security due to environmental threats.  
  • 4. Journalism: Projects promoting a professional and independent media, role of informed citizens in a democracy, media literacy, ethical journalism, new media business management. 
  • 5. Community health: Projects teaching cyber security, internet protections for children, advancing health cooperation and creating a healthy society through collaborative solutions to existing and emerging health concerns.