May 23, 2008, 5:11 AM
The Government of Spain and the New Partnership for
The signing ceremony was conducted during the meeting of the NEPAD Spanish Fund Steering Committee which was held in
Under this agreement, according to a news release from the NEPAD secretariat, the government of
The NEPAD Spanish Fund for African Women Empowerment is an annual competitive fund that provides grants to various organisations for the implementation of activities that will lead to empowerment of women and promotion of gender equality in the Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, 46 women organisations across the continent have benefited from this programme.
This new agreement will focus on institutional strengthening, civil society empowerment and enterprise development (economic empowerment) for women.
With the signing of this agreement, the NEPAD Spanish Fund will shortly launch a call for proposal.