Mozambique's 'Word of the Year' to be announced today
Mapiko mask. In file CoM ( for illustration purposes only)
The U.S. Embassy to Mozambique is pleased to announce that Mozambique is again among more than 100 eligible countries to apply for the 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).
The U.S. Mission Mozambique is calling for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Small Grants Program. Proposal must be submitted via email to MaputoPDProposals@state.gov. Project abstracts submitted will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. on November 9, 2018. For proposal abstracts that advance to Round 2, the deadline for the full proposals is December 14, 2018 and must strictly comply with the requirements and guidelines described here https://go.usa.gov/xPnj2.
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages. Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural heritage, the U.S. shows its respect for other cultures. Individual awards can range from $10,000 to $200,000 per project.
U.S. Mission Mozambique particularly encourages projects that promote American values, such as tolerance and respect for cultural diversity.Source: US Embassy in Mozambique / Press Release