USAID/Tunisia’s First Direct Grant to a Local Organization

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) granted its first award directly to a Tunisian NGO in early March.  The $177,000 program, titled Let’s Talk about Religious Freedom, will be implemented by the Attalaki Association for Freedom and Equality.  

As part of the US Government’s commitment to fostering inclusion and equity worldwide, USAID works to amplify minority voices in partner countries around the world.  The goal of this new activity is to support tolerance and acceptance by promoting a culture of differences. 

The activity will promote religious diversity through interfaith dialogues, start a social media campaign to raise awareness of religious freedom, and advocate for reforms that can improve freedom of religion in Tunisia.  

This project is awarded under USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI). NPI is a focused effort to diversify USAID's partner base by breaking down barriers and enabling collaboration between new and underutilized organizations, including locally based organizations, and USAID.

Last updated: June 28, 2021

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