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Request for Proposals: Small Research Grants

RFQ ISSUANCE DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2017
QUESTIONS DUE BY: Monday, August 7, 2017
ANSWERS DUE BY: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by 11:00 PM EST
CLOSING DATE FOR RESPONSES: August 21, 2017  by 11:59 EST
Counterpart International is pleased to announce the first ever Request for Proposals (RFP) for small research grants under our internet governance/internet freedom program.  […]

Partnership between the Government and Civil Society Strengthens the Future of Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is a nation in transition. Having gained independence only 15 years ago, Timor-Leste’s democracy has taken hold despite political instability, a weak economy and a fledgling justice system. Nearly 80% of citizens live in remote villages (sucos) and have limited access to the centralized government. This has meant that sucos, organized into councils and […]

Sharing Climate Solutions Globally Strengthens Coastal Communities

Beaches with powdery white sand and crystal clear water … rich mangrove forests and vibrant coral reefs…  all of this stunning beauty was the perfect backdrop for the 11th Annual International Convention on the Environment & Development, held this year from July 3 – 7 in Havana, Cuba. The conference brought together 1,300 global scientists, […]

Changing the World & Challenging the Status Quo: The LAC Hub

Yesterday, 100,000 people across five cities in Chile recycled from the comfort of their couch. They arranged everything from the time of the pickup to the types of material taken – simply by tapping on their phone screens. Reciclapp, a phone application, is revolutionizing recycling in a country that continues to struggle to go green.

Created […]

The Future of Latin America: Can the Sharing Economy Spark Inclusion?

Young entrepreneurs and civil society activists crowded into a small conference room in Recoleta, Buenos Aires, in early June. With them they brought the hope that their technical know-how can build a more just and inclusive future for Latin America.

Having grown up in the era of the sharing economy, also known as the digital economy, […]

Afghan Disability Rights Conference: From Policy to Programming

At the 2017 Afghan Disability Rights Conference in Washington DC on May 23rd, led by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and co-hosted by Counterpart International, the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, the U.S. International Council on Disabilities, and TriVision, Former Senator Tom Harkin shared a story about his brother. Frank, hearing impaired since childhood, […]

  • Afghan female journalist hosts press conference in Kabul, 2014

Freedom of the Press Empowers Civil Society

A free media is “a mirror in which the public can see itself without mascara and styling gel,” explained former Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunghe to the United Nations.  His quote speaks to the unique role the press plays in informing citizens of the state of their nation, the integrity of government leaders, and their […]

Civil Society for Accountable Governance & Citizen Security in Guatemala

Addressing transparency, accountability and anti-corruption efforts by working with civil society organizations and government officials.

Civil Society & Government Unite For a Free and Open Internet

Answering the question of how leaders and organizations around the world can ensure the internet stays free, open, and secure for everyone.
  • Mangroves in the Galapagos by Hans Johnson, Flickr

Science Matters for Sustainable Conservation

The thick and muddy roots of mangrove trees tie the Caribbean Sea to the coastline of the Dominican Republic. Serving as natural bridges between ocean, land, and air, mangroves provide tremendous benefits for humans, wildlife, and the planet. Their roots are one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and they provide an essential habitat for a […]