The U. S. Embassy in Cameroon announces an open competition for applications to organize a virtual workshop to enhance the leadership abilities of female elected officials in Cameroon.
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According to the United Nations, women’s political
participation is central in achieving inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.
In Cameroon, despite some progress, the number of women in elected office remains quite low.
Following the 2019 municipal and legislative elections, Cameroon has 26 female senators out of 100, and 61 women in parliament out of 18 0. Only 35 councils out of 361 are headed by women.
This funding opportunity seeks to build the leadership capacity of Cameroonian women in elected office in developing and achieving goals, understanding the social and legal framework in which they operate, networking, and making good use of available communication tools to convey their messages and influence their constituencies.
● Enhance the confidence and communication skills of participants; ● Build the leadership and management capacity of participants; ● Form a deeper understanding of the social, political, and legal framework of elected officials in Cameroon in order to develop participants’ ability to operate in that system effectively and to design and implement gender-sensitive reforms; ● Enhance participant’s ability to effectively use and develop effective content for modern communication tools; and ● Create a network of women in political life that cuts across party lines.
The applicant will arrange all logistics for the entire program, and will be responsible for selecting topics and arranging expert speakers for all but two of the workshop sessions.
The applicant should propose a minimum of six virtual workshop/training sessions that will complement two additional sessions led by a U. S. expert whose participation will be arranged by the Embassy at no expense to the project budget, over a period of two weeks.
The sessions should be interactive and include activities such as practical activities, break-out or large session discussion groups, and/or fact-finding exercises.
Sessions will be conducted on Zoom.
Each session will last approximately 90 minutes.
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