Egypt

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$70,316
To assist workers and professionals in raising their voices for reform. ACILS will conduct workshops to equip NGOs with skills to strengthen their capacity to report publicly on worker rights violations, including a workshop to assess the performance of the government on economic and social issues relevant to workers, a strategic planning workshop with the International Transport Federation for Egypt's port workers, and an advocacy skills workshop with the journalist and lawyer associations.

Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies (AITAS)
$25,000
To encourage political participation of youth by promoting the understanding of parliament's role and strengthening the ability of citizens to follow and monitor the work of the 454-member People's Assembly. AITAS will lead 15 one-day training courses, a one-day seminar, and a four-day parliamentary shadowing conference for 200 university students in Cairo. AITAS will incorporate the findings in a final report.

Association for Human Rights Legal Aid (AHRLA)
$25,000
To raise public awareness of human rights abuses in Egypt. AHRLA will publish and disseminate a weekly electronic Arabic newsletter, The Monitor; edit a monthly Arabic newspaper for public distribution; produce and distribute six documentary films on human rights cases in Egypt; report publicly on human rights abuses to the local and international press; and maintain its website.

Association for Human Rights Legal Aid (AHRLA)
$30,000*
To promote political participation and carry out an election monitoring campaign in four provinces. AHRLA will organize four one-day training workshops on election monitoring, print eight pamphlets on voter rights and the election monitoring campaign, set up a 24-hour election monitoring hotline, and provide legal assistance to 50 individuals during the election period.

Center for International Private Enterprise
$434,073
To promote political reform. CIPE will organize a series of six bi-monthly roundtables on business issues, will issue three white papers on entrepreneurship that identify specific problems and provide specific recommendations and required action, post skills-enhancement material on the Efham website, and develop a business reporting curriculum to be taught to 250 senior-level students.

Center for International Private Enterprise
$164,952
To ensure quality association management in Egypt. Working with the Egyptian Society for Association Executives, CIPE will conduct training workshops on association management and provide updated information on association management techniques through a website, journal, and events. It will undertake these activities not only to transfer skills, but also to promote networking between association executives, promote association management as a career, and advocate for an association law.

Center for International Private Enterprise
$97,251
To increase awareness of best practices of corporate governance and to engage the Egyptian private sector in civic life. CIPE and the Egyptian Junior Business Association (EJBA) will conduct a corporate governance awareness campaign with awareness workshops on a bimonthly basis. CIPE will also host bimonthly roundtable discussions with private sector associations and representatives from key Egyptian ministries and capital ventures. EJBA will develop a corporate governance manual for members, which will be launched at a public conference.

Civic Monitor for Human Rights (CMHR)
$24,000
To promote human rights and state accountability and to monitor human rights violations in Egypt. CMHR will conduct an election monitoring campaign in five governorates by conducting two one-day training workshops on election monitoring; creating a database of news articles, reports, campaign analysis, and field election monitoring reports on the presidential, parliamentary, and local elections; and producing a comprehensive election monitoring report.

Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR)
$30,000
To increase women's political participation in parliamentary and presidential elections and to increase women's participation in Egyptian government. ECWR will make women's political participation the primary topic in three seminars with Egyptian political parties, two campaign skills training workshops for women candidates, and training workshops for 2,600 election monitors. ECWR will also monitor the election process and publish its findings broadly.

Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR)
$30,000
To gather information on women's participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections and promote reform of the electoral system. ECWR will conduct four roundtable discussions on electoral reform, draft a new election law based on the discussions, and conduct an advocacy campaign to promote the new draft, which will include monthly meetings with members of parliament and ECWR's coalition partners to coordinate advocacy strategy.

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR)
$40,000
To engender knowledge of and respect for human rights in Egyptian universities. EOHR will conduct six training courses, each one held at a university. The three-day sessions will introduce human, political and economic rights and will provide an open discussion on restrictions of these rights. EOHR will also hold a forum where jurists, human rights activists, academics, and government reformers will debate aspects of Egypt's electoral system.

Human Rights Association for the Assistance of Prisoners (HRAAP)
$30,000
To strengthen the ability of Egyptian lawyers to protect and defend the rights of prisoners and detainees. HRAAP will conduct eight two-day workshops for practicing lawyers from provinces outside of Cairo to instruct them on how to use international human rights instruments for prisoners. Training will include practical investigative techniques, communication skills, and legal standards governing prisoners' rights.

Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies (ICDS)
$25,000
To bring democracy and political liberty to Egypt. ICDS will establish and maintain the Egyptian Democracy Support Network, a broad coalition of Egyptian and international NGOs and activists. ICDS will closely monitor the Egyptian political scene and disseminate regular electronic reports and analysis of political development and transmit them widely both in Egypt and abroad.

Land Center for Human Rights (LCHR)
$25,000
To raise awareness of democracy among farmers and rural activists. LCHR will organize awareness sessions in rural areas on the practice of democracy at the local level, produce and distribute pamphlets on civil rights, conduct symposia on human rights, publish and distribute newsletters discussing farmers and their views on democracy, hold a workshop on the role of farmers in promoting democracy, and provide legal assistance to farmers.

Land Center for Human Rights (LCHR)
$22,000
To promote political participation in rural areas and carry out an election monitoring campaign in ten Egyptian provinces. LCHR will organize four two-day training workshops on election monitoring, conduct 12 symposia in rural areas on political participation, publish and distribute three pamphlets highlighting the views of farmers on elections, and provide legal assistance to 100 farmers during the election period.

Legal Aid Association for Constitutional Rights (LAACR)
$30,000
To promote political awareness in rural Egypt. LAACR will conduct four political awareness workshops for 80 participants from four governorates in the Nile Delta on democratic principles, including practical skills such as election monitoring, networking, and proposal writing. LAACR will then conduct practical training for 16 of the participants who will receive one week of on-the-job training at LAACR's headquarters.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
$275,000
To promote a democratic electoral process in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Egypt. NDI will strengthen the capacity of key Egyptian civic organizations to monitor the electoral process and communicate their findings to the Egyptian public and international community. Activities will include pre-election technical assistance, election day logistical support, and post-election roundtables.