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The Arab Partnership is opening a call for proposals for Egypt. We are looking for project ideas that fit under one of the following three themes:
Women’s empowerment: Projects to help Egyptian women play a full part in the social, political and economic life of the country.
To support efforts at improving transparency and strengthening impartial and diverse media
To support economic rights and good quality jobs
We are particularly interested in projects that will have a broader impact than simply working with a small number of beneficiaries. This might be through working with local or national Government or institutions or influencing policy formulation or private sector behaviour.
The project bids clearly need to demonstrate their contribution to one or other of the priorities. They will be assessed on what results they will achieve, how realistic the plans are and whether the results constitute good value for money against the proposed budget. Prospective partners will also need to demonstrate how they will measure the impact of their project.
The project duration is up until March 2015. There may be the possibility of further funding beyond this date but this is not guaranteed. Any proposal should therefore be for one year only. If you would seek further funding later for an extra year, please a short description about what would be the focus in that extra year. The approximate financial range is £50,000 to £500,000.
The Arab Partnership discloses all its project partnerships to the Egyptian Government. The Arab Partnership will fund international and local organisations that operate within the Egyptian legal framework.
The Arab Partnership was established by the UK Government to support countries in the Middle East and North Africa which want to put in the place the building blocks of more open, free societies, underpinned by vibrant economies. The Arab Partnership works with host Governments, multilateral organisations and civil society in support of these objectives. Further information about the Arab Partnership programme in Egypt can be found at: http://ukinegypt.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/working-with-egypt/ap.