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Challenge:Future continues collaboration with Eurasia Partnership Foundation

by CF Team on 14th January, 2011 at 5:59 PM CEST

In December 2010, Eurasia Partnership Foundation and Challenge:Future agreed to continue the partnership started for the first edition of the Challenge:Future Competition. Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) is the legacy institution of Eurasia Foundation, a privately managed non-profit organization established in 1992 to deliver seed capital to emerging civil society organizations in the former Soviet countries.

EPF’s mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. 

Through its foundations, registered locally in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, the organization offered more than 1,700 grants and programs with support from the United States Agency for International Development and other public and private donors. EPF is a member of the EF Network: five local foundations supporting civil society that are based in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Washington, DC.

EPF is both a grant maker and a program implementer and is guided by five program mandates and approaches: Creating Opportunities for Civic and Economic Participation, Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Research to Improve Policy-Making, Fostering a Culture of Corporate and Community Philanthropy, Cross Border Cooperation and Open Door Grant Making.

We were very glad to have a successful collaboration between C:F and Eurasia Partnership Foundation last year. EPF was one of the first partners of our initiative - enthusiastically supporting the idea and objectives of C:F from the very beginning, assisting with information dissemination and partners search in the Caucasus region, and also participating in the competition judging process.

"We are excited to be part of C:F – an initiative that cultivates innovative ideas that shape the present and the future. For EPF, partnership with C:F provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to active engagement of  younger generation in Georgia in application of innovative ideas to the existing challenges on both local and global levels. 2010 was the first year of our partnership, and we are positive that in 2011 bigger number of younger participants from Georgia will take on C:F initiative and become members of  C:F global network of creative youth."           Tamar Zurabishvili, EPF Media and Innovative Program Manager

EPF will continue providing assistance for C:F outreach and visibility among global youth and different partners all over the world, being at the same time a trustworthy pillar supporting C:F’s values, goals and activities, and we are looking forward to further strengthening our partnership in the future.

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Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

Yaay! We talk of sustainable democracry, sustainable energy, sustainable development. Well here's another sustainable trend that the Challenge:Future exhibits - SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIP. Congratulations C:F

14th January, 2011 @ 8:38 PM CEST

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