Request for Proposal for Evaluation of Stevens Initiative Virtual Exchange Programs in
Morocco and the United Arab Emirates
Contact: Alanoud Alown and Manal Elattir at StevensInitiative@aspeninstitute.org.
RFP Issue Date: July 15th, 2020
Proposal Deadline: August 10th, 2020
Submission Details: Submit your proposal to Alanoud Alown and Manal Elattir at StevensInitiative@aspeninstitute.org. Please include “Evaluation RFP” in the subject line.
Project Period: September 2020 to September 2022
The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence and career readiness
skills for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa by growing
and enhancing the field of virtual exchange.
Created in 2015, the Initiative is committed to helping expand the virtual exchange field
through three pillars of work: investing in promising programs, sharing knowledge and
resources, and advocating for virtual exchange adoption. The Stevens Initiative is sponsored by
the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is
administered by the Aspen Institute. It is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and
the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about the Initiative’s
vision and approach.
The Stevens Initiative builds on the pioneering work of the virtual exchange community, which
uses technology to connect young people across continents and cultures. Through virtual
exchange, youth have access to a substantive international exchange experience by
collaborating and learning with their peers abroad without having to leave their communities.
Recognizing the impact that virtual exchange promises, and capitalizing on advances in
technology, the aim is to make life-changing, cross-cultural experiences available to all young
More information about the Stevens Initiative can be found here: www.stevensinitiative.org