The Community Engagement Office (CEO), of the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U. S. Embassy in Islamabad of the U. S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards, contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), CEO is seeking proposals for innovative ways to mitigate extremist narratives in Pakistan by engaging communities, promoting conflict resolution and peace-building methodologies.
These projects should develop and strengthen partnerships, dispel violent extremist and radical ideologies through education, critical thinking, and structured dialogue to build resilient and empowered communities.
The funds awarded through this NOFO should strengthen local institutions, organizations, and communities to build self-sustaining capacity to implement long-term interventions to reduce violent extremism and ultimately contribute to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Pakistan.
Organizations may submit multiple proposals under this NOFO, but only one proposal per each of the three (3) project areas outlined below:
Women Building Peace:
Mobilization and expanded engagement of influential women from multiple sectors to promote social cohesion and build resilience against extremist ideologies and behaviors.
Youth as Peace Keepers:
Innovative engagement of youth to develop skills in conflict resolution, peace-building, critical thinking and leadership, through social entrepreneurship and/or use of technology and media.
Building Community on University Campuses:
Assist institutions of higher education to develop and implement policies and programs to reduce radicalization and hate speech on campus, promote peaceful coexistence, and support faculty and students to make campuses more receptive to diversity and inclusion.