American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To promote the development and capacity of democratic unions in free trade zones. ACILS will work with the May 1st Union Federation, Batay Ouvriye, to train workers to organize and educate fellow workers. Training will include how to develop organizational plans, network with workers outside their factories, form community and factory unions, and research and monitor working conditions. Finally, NGOs and trade unions from the United States and Canada will visit to discuss working conditions in Haiti.
Amicale des Femmes Haitiennes Journalistes (Association of Haitian Female Journalists) (AMIFEHJ)
To improve citizens' access to election and campaign-related information. AMIFEHJ will train 60 journalists in four cities on journalistic ethics, elections law, how to collect and report on candidate platforms and issues, voter rights, and election-day reporting.
Center for International Private Enterprise
To promote the democratic representation of the private and informal sectors. CIPE will organize an intensive one-week program on key topics of association management, incorporating the informal sector, and the role of business associations in democratic development for the Haitian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIH). The chamber will devise an organizational strategy to be more effective in serving its members and giving voice to small and informal businesses to advocate for market-oriented economic policies in Haiti.
Centre de Formation Citoyenne et d'Appui au Développement (Center for Citizen Training and Development Support) (CEFCAD)
To work with community groups and their leaders on community organization and local development. CEFCAD will train community groups in organization and outreach, problem identification, proposal writing, project management, budgeting, and mobilization of resources. Once the training is complete, CEFCAD will provide small subgrants to the groups to help them carry out community development projects.
Fondation Espoir (Hope Foundation)
To increase the political awareness and participation of Haitian youth. The Foundation will conduct intensive workshops for community youth leaders on conflict management, association management, project management, democratic leadership, and team building. The Foundation will also bring together community leaders from across Haiti for regional and national conferences, and will work with community groups and local governments to implement projects developed at these conferences.
Fondation Secours Gaël Painson (Gaël Painson Aid Foundation)
To promote democratic values in rural Haiti through a traveling civic education program. The Foundation will carry out basic civic education sessions focusing on respect and tolerance, civil rights and responsibilities, and non-violent resolution of conflict and conflict management. The lessons will be an interactive, entertaining, and memorable experience for communities that do not often receive outside visitors. Foundation representatives will recruit and train educators and volunteers from the communities to continue the educational process.
Grand Front National des Etudiants Haïtiens (National Grand Front of Haitian Students) (GRAFNEH)
To promote informed citizen participation in the upcoming elections. GRAFNEH will conduct a civic education campaign to educate Haitians about the political parties, candidates, and issues being presented during the electoral season. The campaign will include information dissemination in print and broadcast media and a series of debates for municipal and presidential candidates at the University of Haiti.
Rassemblement National des Citoyens Organisés pour le Développement d'Haïti (National Assembly of Citizens Organized for the Development of Haiti) (RANCODHA)
To promote democratic values and the emergence of young leaders in marginalized communities of Port-au-Prince. RANCODHA will conduct trainings for young representatives from community organizations on community leadership, group dynamics, peaceful resolution of conflicts, community participation, articulating community demands, and community project design and implementation. RANCODHA will sponsor a conference for seminar participants, civil society organizations, and political and government representatives to discuss issues of common concern and jointly propose potential solutions.