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Podcast to Radio- Bringing Global Issues Home

Podcast to Radio- Bringing Global Issues Home


Deadline: 26-Jun-21

The Africa Regional Services (ARS) branch of Africa Bureau’s Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (AF/PDPA) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to reach millions of young professionals in sub-Saharan Africa by podcast and radio on a variety of themes including democracy; entrepreneurship; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; climate change; and health.

Objectives

Produce 30 episodes (between 15-30 minutes each) of audio programming to be available as podcasts to be downloaded by individuals and provided to radio stations over the course of a minimum of 6 months in English, French and Portuguese.
Create a narrative budget that describes production costs that may include compensation to on-the-ground reporters or for the collection of authentic b-roll audio footage, payment for radio time, USB keys, data cards, advertising, etc.
Reach at least 10 million youth between 25-45, in at least 25 sub-Sahara African countries over the course of the project via radio and online means.
Increase public awareness, especially among women, about global issues and what that concern means to them.
Increase public awareness about an individual’s role in a citizen-responsive government and democratic stability.
Make programs available with specific attention to community radio stations in English, French and Portuguese and 10 episodes in Kinyarwanda. (Include translation costs in budget.)
Increase positive views of the United States or U.S. foreign policy as seen in polls. (Include polling or sub award for polling in budget.)
Provide evidence of public discussion on ten of the twenty topics.
Promote U.S. values or assistance in thematic discussions.
Themes

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues
Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)
This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa
Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world
Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities
New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases
Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response
Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs
This US funding will help NGOs to tackle the Challenges of Coronavirus in 2021
USD 1 million Partnership Fund for SDG Impact Projects
Call for Applications: New Programme focusing on rapid development of Vaccines for protection against new variants
Grassroots International Organizations to receive up to $50,000 under this Grant Cycle
This Program is the answer to the most pressing Questions and compelling Opportunities in Education. Apply Now!
Financial Support for Research Projects that protect and preserve Wildlife
Voluntary Multi-donor Fund offering up to 100,000 USD to NGOs

Democracy and Good Governance
The roles of journalists, elected leaders, community leaders, strong institutions, civil society, and security forces in democracies.
What is the United Nations Security Council and rotating presidency? And why should I care?
Contributions of stigmatized groups, such as LGBT, women, youth, and persons with disabilities.
Human rights: what are they, what safeguards protect them, why should this matter to me?
How rumors start and how to overcome incorrect rumors or misinformation.
Citizen participation: how and why people take on active roles in their communities.
Independent Judiciary- what is it and examples where it has worked
How are young people on the continent making a difference in their communities?
Health
How vaccines work, from measles to polio to COVID-19
Gender-based violence and legal protections available.
Successes in community health (Ebola, vaccine or malaria campaigns)
Healthy lifestyles: Nutrition, exercise, good health practices
U.S. and African partnerships in health
Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Global Taxation
Africa Free Trade Agreement.
AGOA: what it is and how it has helped African countries
Web based business models in Africa
Development assistance and the differences between foreign aid and loans for infrastructure projects
Success stories (American Chambers of Commerce, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), African Woman’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), Nouveaux Horizon bookstores, etc.)
Social Entrepreneurship
STEM
What scientific fields contribute to the knowledge of space and what institutions in Sub Sarahi africa are connected to Space exploration or policy
Why should I care about space? (should encourage STEM studies)
The connection of private companies, NASA, and international space travel
Teaching the next scientists- what teachers and parents can do to encourage curiosity
Climate Crisis
The threats climate change poses to sub-Saharan Africa
Innovative solutions to climate issues
The connection between maritime security, enforcement of IUU fishing restrictions, and food security in Africa.
Funding Information

Total available funding: $400,000
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $400,000
Anticipated program start date: September 2021
Length of performance period: 12 months; first episode broadcast expected December 2021
Priority Region

Sub Saharan Africa: Lusophone and francophone countries; South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Eswatini, Lesotho, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi.
Participants and Audiences

Q&A on ‘Individual fundraising, Donor Engagement, Strategy’ – fundsforNGOs Premium
How NGOs can convert good project ideas into Successful Project Proposals – fundsforNGOs Premium
Questions Answered on Concept Note – fundsforNGOs Premium
5 Steps to Fundraising Success for Small and Grassroots NGOs – fundsforNGOs Premium
How to Write Proposals on Projects Addressing Climate Change – fundsforNGOs Premium
How to conduct Successful Donor Meetings? – fundsforNGOs Premium
How to Organize Nonprofit Fundraising Events? – fundsforNGOs Premium

Turn your Environmental Project Idea into a Reality with up to €10.000 Grants: Apply Now
How can Short Concept Notes attract Large Funding – fundsforNGOs Premium
How to Plan and Prepare the Budget for a USAID Project Proposal – fundsforNGOs Premium
The fundsforNGOs Guide for NGOs on Corporate Social Responsibility – fundsforNGOs Premium
Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (South Africa) – fundsforNGOs Premium
How to assess Your NGO using the USAID’s Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) Tool – fundsforNGOs Premium
Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (Uganda) – fundsforNGOs Premium
Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (Nigeria) – fundsforNGOs Premium

Young professionals speaking English, French, Portuguese, and Kinyarwanda in sub-Sahara Africa by radio in low bandwidth environments and by podcast for download or streaming in highly digitized environments.
Eligibility Criteria

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with proof of past grants implementation experience with the U.S. government.
Public and private educational institutions.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333850

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