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U.S. Mission to Pakistan -- Climate Change and Environmental Protection
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan is pleased to announce an open competition for three (3) related grant proposals, contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants Program. Under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), PAS seeks proposals to establish partnerships between U.S. and Pakistani universities (for two of the proposals described below), and organizations (for one of the proposals described below) to build Pakistani capacity to adapt to and mitigate climate change. The partnerships will facilitate curriculum development, collaborative research, virtual exchanges, sharing of resources, professional development, and exchanges.
For these three related proposals noted above, each project will require a separate application. Applicants MUST submit a separate Application Summary Coversheet for each proposal and must clearly outline the project goal and objectives addressed within each proposal. Universities and organizations are permitted to separately apply for one, two, or all three project proposals under this NOFO.
Project Goals: Build the capacity of Pakistani society to combat and mitigate climate change through curriculum development, environmental education, student and faculty engagement, research and data sharing, and sustainable urban and public policy planning.
Deadline: Feb. 22, 2022
Areas of Interest
Project 1: Urban Planning for a Green Future.
Description: With the expansion of urbanization and the overcrowding of large cities, cities are projected to consume greater percentages of the world’s energy production and resources while emitting greater greenhouse gas, pollution, and waste. With rising temperatures, increased frequency of flooding, urban migration, and other climate-related impacts, Pakistan’s cities are facing severe ecological degradation and irreversible damage to urban ecosystems. Climatefriendly urban planning plays a key role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Project 2: Developing the Next Generation of Female Environmentalists:
Description: Create a partnership between U.S. and Pakistani women colleges and universities to expand innovative research and curricula and develop the next generation of Pakistani women leaders in the field of climate change. Women and girls must play a critical role in addressing the climate crisis. They are also disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change yet rarely are they included in climate action efforts, processes and decision-making at the local, national or international levels. This project seeks proposals to address this gap.
Project 3: Advancing Glaciology Research:
Description: Create a partnership between a U.S. and Pakistani university to further climate change and glaciology research, promote curriculum development, develop faculty exchanges, and strengthen the research capacity of the Pakistani university.
The following non-profit only organizations are eligible to apply: • Non-governmental organizations • Civil society organizations • Think tanks • Public and private educational institutions
Estimated Award Ceiling: $500,000
Estimated Award Floor: $200,000