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Strengthening Political Landscape (SPL) in Bangladesh -- Deadline Extended
USAID/Bangladesh seeks to invest in people, networks and institutions that will be critical to making democracy in Bangladesh more transparent, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of the country. The SPL activity will support activities that aim to achieve the following goals:
• Political party activists and politically active citizens have the skills and knowledge to engage in decision making and gradually internalize inclusion and best practices into party structures at all levels;
• Political party activists and politically active citizens have the skills to engage constructively to mitigate the effects of conflict.
The ceiling for this program is $ 14,000,000. The activity will be jointly funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).
In modern democracies, political parties aggregate citizens’ opinions; formulate public policies; provide voters with choices among governing teams and policies; select and train legislative candidates and political leaders, and finally, if elected to office, organize the process of government. The proposed activity will provide support to develop a cadre of future leaders (both female and male, inside and outside political parties) who have strong leadership skills, and the capacity to meaningfully contribute to policy debate, and party reform. These leaders will work to make their parties inclusive and politically representative. They will engage more tolerantly and constructively across party lines on policy issues and issues of national interest. This activity will work towards a future generation of leaders who, when the opportunity arises, will be able to respond effectively and responsibly to the requirements of a functional democracy.
Deadline: Aug. 19, 2016 (was Aug. 14, 2016)
Applicants must be non-governmental U.S. and non U.S. entities, otherwise there is no restriction. Entities such as non-profit organizations, profit making concerns, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), faith based and community organizations, educational institutions, etc., are eligible to submit applications.