Social Media Summit and Training


Social media usage is rapidly growing in Afghanistan. It is estimated that in major urban areas hundreds of thousands of users, particulary young people, have internet access and are avid users of social media. Therefore, the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to invite all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a Social Media Summit to occur in the summer of 2013, with social media training in the provinces over the following six months. This national summit will be an opportunity for Afghans to highlight social media as a legitimate platform for communication, as well as provide an opportunity for active users of blogs, Facebook, and Twitter to exchange ideas and information. Following the national summit, a series of training sessions in 5-6 provinces will offer basic social media training for beginners and promote the use of social media throughout the country.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/14/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Public Diplomacy
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all Afghan and international organizations and companies operating in Afghanistan with direct experience organizing large scale conferences or events, and a proven track record of success implementing projects in Afghanistan. Organizations must demonstrate current country registration license (if applicable), competent programmatic ability, and be able to meet reporting requirements. International organizations that do not have a branch office in Afghanistan are required to partner with an Afghan organization.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Pedro Palugyai, Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $100,000.00 to $250,000.00


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