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.

 

The AFGP objectives are to:

  • Work within communities to empower vulnerable populations, encourage social entrepreneurship, develop small-scale energy solutions, promote culture and the arts, and build resilience.
  • Create relationships with nontraditional partners to implement projects that foster sustainable grassroots development through local development initiatives that especially benefit vulnerable populations including women, disabled, religious and ethnic minorities, transgender people, poor and other disenfranchised groups.
  • Expand US government (USG) support to community-based organizations, particularly those working on issues of gender equality and women’s rights.
  • Provide men and women with equal access to the AFGP through outreach, extension and participation, emphasizing the importance of gender equality.