Deadline: 30th September 2023 | Public Diplomacy Grants of the American Embassy in Namibia
|Title:||Public Diplomacy Grants of the American Embassy in Namibia|
|Organisation:||U.S. Embassy in Namibia|
|Deadline:||30th September 2023|
|Eligible countries:||The Namibian public|
Public Diplomacy Grants of the American Embassy in Namibia money is now available, the U.S. Department of State’s Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Namibia is happy to announce.
Goal of Grants
- The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek is seeking proposals for initiatives that would deepen ties between the two countries by fostering mutual understanding and shared values through programming in the fields of culture, education, and exchange. Every proposal needs to have an American component, like a connection to American institutions, organisations, or specialists.
Areas of Priority Programmes
The following topic areas are targeted by this funding opportunity:
- Directly support U.S. commitments under treaties or bilateral agreements.
- Directly support a nation’s policies, plans, and goals as outlined in the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) of the United States. The Chief of Mission is in charge of ICS, a four-year strategy that outlines American priorities in a certain nation. To assist unleash Namibia’s human resources, these goals include empowering an inclusive, rules-based democracy, catalysing a resilient, sustainable economy, and cultivating equitable access to services.
- In disaster-prone locations, encourage disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage, or aid in the restoration of cultural heritage after a disaster.
- complement the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) or public diplomacy programmes’ Cultural Heritage Centre.
- Support the goals and programming of American Spaces.
- $100,000 USD is projected to be the total amount of financing available, with potential for extra amounts.
- Award amounts: grants may vary from $5,000 to $25,000 (but bigger amounts may be feasible depending on funding availability).
- Performance period length: one to twelve months
Grants Examples Among the programmes are, but not restricted to:
- Sports exchange programmes; Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker series; Workshops in the arts and culture, as well as collaborative performances and exhibitions;
- Programmes for health and conservation that involve interaction with the general public;
- Programmes for the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage;
- programmes for professional and academic exchange;
- American Spaces youth entrepreneurship training; Municipal and regional libraries or councils that host an American Space or wish to conduct outreach programmes related to the United States; Programmes created by alumni of educational or professional exchange programmes sponsored or supported by the United States;
- Programmes that involve former participants in exchange programmes run by the US State Department in any of the activities.
The programmes listed below are not eligible for funding:
- Any programme offered by a for-profit business (for-profit businesses cannot be supported by funds from public diplomacy);
- Programmes whose primary goal is to make money;
- Companies or fresh company concepts;
- Programmes supporting a particular religion; charitable activities; construction programmes; programmes connected to partisan political activity;
- Campaigns to raise money; Lobbying for particular policies or initiatives.
Audiences and Participants
- The Namibian public, which includes members of a particular community, students, educators, and scholars, as well as educational institutions, civil society organisations, and organisations and institutions dedicated to the arts and culture, should be the major participants and audience in public diplomacy grant programmes.
- The Public Diplomacy Section welcomes proposals from: Civil society/non-governmental organisations with programming expertise; Registered not-for-profit organisations, including think tanks;
- Government-run or nonprofit educational institutes;
- American applicants should show they have experience with Namibia.
- Commercial or for-profit organisations are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Namibia for further details.