The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce an open competition for eligible organizations to submit proposals to develop and implement a project to support women ages 18-30 to enter and succeed in information technology careers.
Proposals should focus on the following areas:
- providing women participants with advanced computer and technology training; and
- facilitating issuance of Information Technology certifications from certified U.S. institutions.
The Women and technology Program will:
- Provide participants with advanced computer and technology training that should include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Information and Network Security
- Web Design and Development
- System Administration
- Database Management
- Network Engineering
- This program will train Iraqi women on the latest technology, by providing them with certificate based Cisco training to allow them to compete in the 21st century job market and be better equipped in the competitive landscape of Tech jobs in Iraq.
- Empower Women to advocate for their rights and reach their full potential in technology industries.
- Provide women in technology industries with tools not only to advance their careers and encourage innovation, but also to become role models for women and girls in their communities.
- Expand women’ interest in tech careers by exposing them to female role models.
- Length of performance period: 12 to 24 months
- Number of awards anticipated: one award
- Total available funding: $500,000.00
- Anticipated programs start date: September, 2023
Participants and Audiences
- Women aged 18-30. Support of Equity and Underserved Communities: Proposals should clearly demonstrate how the program will support and advance equity and engage underserved communities in program administration, design, and implementation.
Priority Region: Central Iraq with focus on Baghdad.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Be a U.S. non-profit organization meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3).
- Have demonstrated experience developing and administering similar programs.
- Have the capacity to operate in Iraq and have active partnerships with organization(s) operating in Iraq needed to support the program.
For more information, visit U.S. Mission to Iraq.