PAS Ouagadougou invites proposals for programs that promote democracy and good governance, advance peace and security and promote equitable economic and social growth. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives, highlight shared values, and promote bilateral cooperation.
- Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount: $1,000
- Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount: $25,000
Priority Program Areas
PAS Burkina will utilize a variety of tools to advance the U.S. Mission Burkina goals that include:
- Programs that seek to promote a better understanding of diversity, inclusion, religious freedom, gender rights, persons with disabilities, underrepresented or otherwise disadvantaged communities, and other aspects of human rights.
- Creative programs that advance one or more of the priority areas to include but not limited to, democracy, counterterrorism, health security, regional and global security, trade relations, youth outreach, energy and environment, and travel, space science and technology, and tourism. Programs related to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Empowerment: should develop innovative ideas involving STEAM, space, social entrepreneurship, adaptive technologies, rural economic development, economic diversification, women’s empowerment, corporate social responsibility, access to finance, and support for entrepreneurs.
- Programs that address issues of regional security, counter-terrorism, nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and countering violent extremism.
- Media Strengthening: Increase transparency, media professionalism, access to diverse sources of news. Projects may develop Burkinabe media, fact-checking and research for journalists or media consumers, capitalize on social media use for greater transparency, and/or expand such programs beyond the capital and secondary cities.
Participants and Audiences
- PAS Burkina’s target audiences include national and regional media; NGOs and think tanks; underserved communities; government officials (state, district, and municipal officials; policymakers, civil servants); cultural and educational leaders; next-generation leaders (e.g., innovators, digital influencers, campus leaders); youth from underserved communities; Universities, and other minority communities.
- Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
- Organizations may subcontract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.
- When sub-contracting with other entities, the roles, and responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
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