An MoU was signed in the year 2007 between NEPAD and the government of Spain for creating the NEPAD Spanish Fund for African Women Empowerment. The Fund was aimed at eradicating the poverty and facilitating the economic empowerment of women through financial and technical assistance to projects that support gender equality and the improvement of women’s economic, political and social empowerment.
The programme is actively working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa by 2015 and considers gender equity, equality and women’s empowerment as a pre-condition to sustainable growth and development.
The agreement with the Spanish government runs for five years and is worth 50 million euros.
Key areas of intervention under the Fund are:
- Women’s economic empowerment;
- Strengthening civil society and community-based organisations;
- Strengthening institutions.
Call for Proposals
The NEPAD/Spanish Fund announces its second call for proposals. The Fund will provide grants to projects in sub-Saharan Africa aimed at enhancing the empowerment of women and gender equality.
The call for proposals will support initiatives under the following themes: improving women’s economic empowerment, civil society strengthening and institutional strengthening.
Ministries for Women and Gender machineries, African women’s organizations and networks, government ministries and research institutions, RECs, CSOs and CBOs.
The last date for submitting the proposals is 15th May, 2011
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