Strengthening South Asian Civil Society Climate Advocacy

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 9th, 2024
Close Date
April 10th, 2024
Total Funding
$499,999.00
Award Ceiling
$499,999.00
Award Floor
$250,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
SCAISB-24-AW-014-02092024

Agency

U.S. Mission to Pakistan (DOS-PAK)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan, under the U.S. Department of State, is seeking to strengthen South Asian civil society climate advocacy through a cooperative agreement. The grantee will implement a program to enhance civil society participation and climate advocacy at the Conference of Parties (COP) and other public engagement activities. The program aims to identify, convene, and mentor influential civil society leaders from Pakistan and at least three other South Asian countries. These leaders will develop realistic and data-driven policy recommendations to advance climate action in line with climate change impact data and U.S. foreign policy. The program will include virtual engagements, trainings, workshops, in-person conferences, white paper development, potential funding for travel to the COP, media engagement, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Eligible applicants include U.S.-based or Pakistan-based not-for-profit organizations, civil society/non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and public and private educational institutions. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is April 10, 2024. For more information, contact PakistanGrants@state.gov.

Description

The U.S. Department of State’s U.S Embassy Islamabad announces an open competition for one assistance award through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants Program. The grantee will implement a program to strengthen South Asian civil society participation and climate advocacy at the Conference of Parties (COP) and through other public engagement activities. The program will identify, convene, and mentor influential civil society leaders whose work across South Asia advances climate action in line with climate change impact data and U.S. foreign policy. Participants will be selected from Pakistan and at least three of the following South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The program will establish a cadre of likely COP participants and will assist them in developing realistic, concrete, and data-driven policy recommendations that will ground their advocacy at the COP. Participants may be influential and established or emerging climate leaders who are employed by, or volunteer for, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international governmental organizations (IGOs), academia, think tanks, other civil society organizations, and/or for-profit companies with a demonstrated commitment to climate-focused corporate social responsibility (CSR). The program will develop a 9-12 month series of activities for participants which will result in: regular virtual engagements, trainings, courses, and/or workshops; at least one in-person engagement (conference or similar activity) ahead of the COP that will bring participants together to collaborate with regional counterparts and experts; the development of either country-specific or issue-specific white paper(s) ahead of the COP that will define the group’s policy recommendations; potential funding for participants’ travel to the COP; opportunities for participants to engage with press and media to amplify the policy recommendations; and ongoing monitoring and evaluation to continually assess the program activities with a final report summarizing the program’s outputs and outcomes.

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