Donor: U.S. Mission to Botswana
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: AF-GAB-PE-ARDF-FY23
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 09.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 350.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 350.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The U.S. Embassy Gaborone of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to build an independent online resource for Batswana citizens, the press, and independent observers in the leadup to elections in Botswana in 2024. The envisioned project will support transparent access to information about political parties and leaders as well as election-related reporting.

This project will enhance accountability in the areas of elected official representation and transparent governance and improve everyday access to information on issues of interest to Botswana’s citizens. This project will fund an independent resource in Botswana to facilitate access to information about political parties, leaders, and current events – bringing up-to-date information on Botswana’s political parties and leaders to the citizens by creating an extensive database of updated political information. This includes issues of national importance and the political parties’ platforms / official positions on those issues (i.e. health, economic development, education, unemployment, conservation, etc.).

2) Eligibility

The following organizations are eligible to apply: U.S. – based and Non-U.S. based not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; U.S. – based and non-U.S. based public and private educational institutions; Individuals; U.S. – based and non-U.S. based Public International Organizations.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Botswana.

4) Budget

Grants may range up to $350,000. They issue 1 award.

5) Application

Application deadline is 9 September 2023.

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