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Funding Opportunity Number:
Mar 11, 2013
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Original Closing Date for Applications:
Apr 04, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Apr 08, 2013
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May 08, 2013
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Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
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Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
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Public International Organizations are also eligible to apply.
Middle East Partnership Initiative
The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) requests applications for projects to advance the democratic transition in Libya by addressing needs and opportunities that support the development of strong democratic institutions. MEPI seeks timely and innovative applications that will contribute to the U.S. government?s commitment to assist the Libyan people in their country?s transition to democracy, as well as MEPI?s overarching goal of building participatory, pluralistic, and prosperous societies in which citizens have regular opportunities to play active roles in making decisions that affect their lives, promoting government responsiveness to their concerns, and holding their government accountable for its commitments; and have equal standing, protected by guaranteed rights and by an independent and effective legal system.
Applications must address one of the following five priority areas considered critical for the success of Libya?s transition: (a)Advocating for, influencing, and monitoring the implementation of constitutional frameworks;(b)Developing government transparency and accountability measures at the national level;(c)Developing democratic electoral and political processes, including a strong political party system and effective elected institutions;(d)Supporting the professionalization and sustainability of independent media; or (e) Supporting the rule of law.
Note: Applications are encouraged to address immediate needs associated with Libya?s political transition timeframe, including the election of the constitutional drafting committee, the constitution drafting process, the constitutional referendum, and general elections. At the same time, MEPI encourages applications that are mindful of the need to be flexible and responsive to a fluid environment. Proposed projects should not duplicate similar activities funded by other donors, including other U.S. Government funders, and applicants should clearly articulate how proposed programming responds to gaps in existing assistance efforts.
Applicants may submit no more than two applications to this announcement. Each application must address a different priority and must clearly state the priority area their application addresses.
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