U.S. Mission to Pakistan -- Strengthening South Asian Civil Society Climate Advocacy

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Department of State’s U.S Embassy Islamabad announces an open competition for one assistance award through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants Program. The grantee will implement a program to strengthen South Asian civil society participation and climate advocacy at the Conference of Parties (COP) and through other public engagement activities. The program will identify, convene, and mentor influential civil society leaders whose work across South Asia advances climate action in line with climate change impact data and U.S. foreign policy. Participants will be selected from Pakistan and at least three of the following South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

The program will establish a cadre of likely COP participants and will assist them in developing realistic, concrete, and data-driven policy recommendations that will ground their advocacy at the COP. Participants may be influential and established or emerging climate leaders who are employed by, or volunteer for, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international governmental organizations (IGOs), academia, think tanks, other civil society organizations, and/or for-profit companies with a demonstrated commitment to climate-focused corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Deadline: April 10, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The following U.S.-based or Pakistan-based organizations are eligible to apply:
• Not-for-profit organizations
• Civil society/non-governmental organizations
• Think tanks
• Public and private educational institutions

Amount Description

Awards may range from a minimum of $250,000 to a maximum of $499,999

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 10, 2024