The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AGFUND was established in 1980 upon the initiative of His Royal Highness, Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud with the support of leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman and the State of Kuwait.
AGFUND works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the United Nations Organization, with regional and national development organizations, with public institutions, with the private sector, as well as with organizations of the civil society.
The specifications of Non-Government Organizations qualified to submit their Development Project Proposals to the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND)
- The entity submitting the proposal shall be a Non-Government Organization (NGO) classified as voluntary and legally authorized to work according to the laws and regulations of the country where the headquarters of the NGO is located.
- The NGO shall have no political aims and goals or trends that contradict with the policy of the country where the headquarters of the NGO is located.
- The activities of the NGO shall be compatible with its declared purposes for which it was established. It shall also be working in care and education or providing essential services in humanitarian, social, cultural, educational, medical, scientific, civil and technical fields.
- The NGO shall have its own articles of association and organizational structure and to be registered by the official authorities or Association of NGOs in the country where it is located.
- The NGO has been established for a period of not less than three years and has an independent legal and financial entity. The NGO shall not be a branch of a foreign NGO or affiliated to a foreign NGO.
- The NGO shall have the administrative and technical capabilities which enable it to execute the proposed project. The NGO shall also have good experience through the execution of successful and distinct development projects and having served a large segment of beneficiaries in the region where it is located.
- The NGO shall have audited financial statements for the last three years and be able to provide the program with its last two financial reports for (at least) previous two years issued from an external audit office or from a chartered accountant.
- The NGO shall be able to provide AGFUND with recommendations and supporting letters from two entities with whom it has already worked (Association to which the said NGO is affiliated, UN or international organization, NGO, government agency).
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