Increasing Womens Political Participation in Kuwait

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to increase womens political participation in Kuwait.

NEA/AC seeks proposals that will enable women leaders and emerging leaders to:
1. Increase their skills and

ability to compete in political processes; 2. Launch strategic alliances with civic actors who are advocating issues of concern; 3. Develop communication skills and strategies to engage with the public and government representatives on issues of concern; and 4. Prepare young women for assuming leadership roles and increasing their civic engagement.

Applications will be accepted only from organizations that have previously operated in Kuwait, or have personnel who have previously worked in Kuwait.

Successful applications will complement the ongoing work to build skills for women candidates at Kuwait University Womens Research and Studies Center.

This programming responds to the U. S. Government priority that Kuwaits citizens, particularly traditionally marginalized women, develop a more direct ability to engage in governance.

Funds will support activities that:
build the leadership and technical capacity of women in government and civil society; address persistent barriers that prevent women from accessing decision-making processes; and facilitate constructive engagement and collaboration between women civic actors and government officials.
Related Programs

Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Estimated Funding: $1,000,000

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

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Increasing Womens Political Participation in Kuwait

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include U. S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education; public or state institutions of higher education; and public international organizations with functional and regional experience in the areas of gender, candidate training, civil society, coalition building, and organizational strengthening in the MENA region.

Applications will be accepted only from organizations that have previously operated in Kuwait, or have personnel who have previously worked in Kuwait.

International non-governmental organizations with principal bases of operations outside the Middle East and North Africa are also encouraged to apply (provided the above condition related to working in Kuwait is satisfied), but the percentage of total budget actually spent in the region through local partners will be among the elements of evaluation for this competition.

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