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Which grant program is aimed at developing the skills of women and young girls? 

Nuffic has announced a grant program to develop and/or strengthen the skills of women and/or young girls to inspire the autonomy and agency of the intended recipients.

This Orange Knowledge Programme is a 5-year global development program, aimed at strengthening professionals and organizations through education and training. It contributes to the goals of the Netherlands’ development cooperation policy, in which education plays a significant role.

It focuses on the priority themes of the Dutch government (Water, Food and Nutrition Security, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and Security and Rule of Law) and aims throughout the program for inclusion, employability, and environmental sustainability.

The objectives of this program are:

  • Personal growth and development services, mentoring, workshops and career development programs such as fostering leadership.
  • Strengthening the position and the performance of female students in order to prevent early drop-out, empower female students and enhance the position of female graduates.
  • Integrating entrepreneurship education in the curricula of training institutes to empower female participants.

The deadline to submit applications for this program is 22-Apr-21.

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