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The Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA). This five-year program began in October 2017 and will continue until September 2022.

 

AFGP Objectives

The purpose of the AFGP is to award grants in order to improve the economic and social conditions of the people of Pakistan. The AFGP will support high-impact activities focused on priority areas identified by the United States Ambassador to Pakistan. Read More…..

 

AFGP Priority Areas

The AFGP will support grant projects that advance the following priorities of the U.S. Ambassador in Pakistan. These priorities may change during the implementation of the AFGP, contingent upon the priorities set forth by each new U.S. Ambassador. As of January 2018, the five AFGP priority areas are:

  1. Empowering Vulnerable Populations: To empower vulnerable populations such as persons with disabilities, widows, orphans, the elderly, religious and ethnic minorities, victims of violence including Gender-Based Violence (GBV), street children victim to drug/child/sexual abuse, displaced persons, and other vulnerable groups.
  2. Supporting Governance Institutions in KP-NMD: To support the establishment of inclusive, representative and accountable government institutions for enhancing good governance, strengthen local governance accountability and monitoring systems and improving access of underserved areas to alternative and renewable energy solutions in Newly Merged Districts (NMD) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
  3. Engendering Free Information and Free Press Organizations: To improve engagement among civil society, media, and free press organizations to increase transparency and accountability in Pakistan.
  4. Expanding Social Tolerance to Reduce Conflict: To support community-based projects that prepare communities to reduce social inequality and enhance tolerance and inclusion of religious minorities and other marginalized groups, focus on alleviating gender gap in economic opportunities, empowering communities to build resilience and overcome local development challenges.
  5. Provide Technical Assistance: To provide technical assistance for strengthening internal functions of AFGP grantees

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About TDEA and USAID

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. TDEA is managing the five-year AFGP under a contract from USAID. Read More…..

 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Read More…..