Updated Jun 24, 2020CLOSED

Supporting women's economic empowerment through entrepreneurship development interventions

Offered by European Commission

The global objective of this call for proposals is to advance Afghan women's economic empowerment and to maximise their contribution to growth and poverty reduction.The specific objective of this call for proposals is to promote female entrepreneurship in agricultural value chains, by supporting Afghan women in developing and executing their business ideas, and women-led micro and small enterprises in expanding their existing business, through facilitated access to bundled services (inter alia, access to finance, business training, mentorship and support networks, assets transfer, and etcetera).

The priorities of this call for proposals are:

  • To strengthen and broaden the capacity of Afghan women to develop and execute their business ideas and to expand their existing micro and small enterprises;
  • To strengthen women's economic agency, i.e. their capacity and confidence to act on available opportunities and to influence decision-making;
  • To foster respect for women's role as economic agents and to combat stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices; and to promote awareness of the capabilities and contributions of women to the economic development of their communities.
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CLOSEDAug 03, 2020Deadline
Up to $5,635,125Amount
48 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasGender

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:

  • • be a legal person and
  • • be non-profit-making and
  • • be a specific type of organisation such as: a member state agency, non-governmental organisation, civil society organisation, international research organisation, university or university related organisation or an international organisation as defined by Article 156 of the Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 and
  • • be established in a Member State of the EU or an eligible nation as per Article 9 (DCI) of the Regulation (EU) 236/2014 (CIR). This obligation does not apply to international organisations and
  • • be operational in Afghanistan at the moment of the launch of the call for proposals.

Application Directions

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant (Annex A.1 section 2) must be submitted online via PROSPECT.


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