Call for proposals invited for grants under NEPAD-Spanish Fund for African Women’s Empowerment Program

Deadline : 15 May 2011

An MoU was signed in the year 2007 between NEPAD and the government of Spain for creating the NEPAD Spanish Fund for African Women Empowerment. The Fund was aimed at eradicating the poverty and facilitating the economic empowerment of women through financial and technical assistance to projects that support gender equality and the improvement of women’s economic, political and social empowerment.

The programme is actively working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa by 2015 and considers gender equity, equality and women’s empowerment as a pre-condition to sustainable growth and development.

Key areas supported by the Spanish Fund include education, health, promotion of economic fabric as well as social and political participation, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.

The agreement with the Spanish government runs for five years and is worth 50 million euros.

Key areas of intervention under the Fund are:

•Women’s economic empowerment;

•Strengthening civil society and community-based organisations;

•Strengthening institutions.

Call for Proposals

The NEPAD/Spanish Fund announces its second call for proposals. The Fund will provide grants to projects in sub-Saharan Africa aimed at enhancing the empowerment of women and gender equality.

The call for proposals will support initiatives under the following themes:  improving women’s economic empowerment, civil society strengthening and institutional strengthening.

Eligible institutions:

Ministries for Women and Gender machineries, African women’s organizations and networks, government ministries and research institutions, RECs, CSOs and CBOs.

The last date for submitting the proposals is 15th May, 2011

For further details and information please visit:

An MoU was signed in the year 2007 between NEPAD and the government of Spain for creating the NEPAD Spanish Fund for African Women Empowerment. The Fund was aimed at eradicating the poverty and facilitating the economic empowerment of women through financial and technical assistance to projects that support gender equality and the improvement of women’s economic, political and social empowerment.

The programme is actively working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa by 2015 and considers gender equity, equality and women’s empowerment as a pre-condition to sustainable growth and development.

Key areas supported by the Spanish Fund include education, health, promotion of economic fabric as well as social and political participation, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.

The agreement with the Spanish government runs for five years and is worth 50 million euros.

Key areas of intervention under the Fund are:

•Women’s economic empowerment;

•Strengthening civil society and community-based organisations;

•Strengthening institutions.

Call for Proposals

For further details and information please visit:http://www.nepad.org/crosscuttingissues/knowledge/doc/2162/second-call-proposals-nepadspanish-fund-african-womens-empower

 

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  1. hi,
    I am the MD/CEO of ojulogearts world, a beauty company that is allso into training of youths and women in vocational skills of beauty.

    Please I would appreciate if you can advise us on how to go about application for grants for the women who are under training with us on our scholarship.
    tanx

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