East and South Africa Regional

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$250,000
To promote stronger and more independent trade unions in East Africa. The Solidarity Center will support a two-part program consisting of a six-country regional workshop that examines the role of trade unions in democracy and a series of in-country strategic planning sessions to enable trade unionists to develop advocacy plans unique to their national contexts.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
$121,955
To promote analytical, critical and issues-oriented reporting to inform business decision making and public policy making. CIPE will assist the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) in publishing its online magazine The African Executive: Your Business Partner. IREN will officially launch the magazine in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Burundi. In addition, IREN will expand its media training workshop to the greater eastern Africa media, targeting journalists and editors from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Sudan.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$271,000
To enhance parliamentary leadership on addressing HIV/AIDS challenges in Mozambique and Zambia through legal reform and media campaigns and to promote understanding of effective methods for parliamentary oversight on HIV/AIDS issues. In Mozambique, NDI will work with public officials and legislators to address gaps in the legal framework. In Zambia, NDI will assist parliamentarians to initiate targeted, national outreach efforts to combat HIV/AIDS stigma and misinformation.

Reporters sans Frontiers (Reporters without Borders (RSF)
$52,733
To increase public attention on freedom of expression and access to information issues in Africa. RSF will send missions to Sudan and Ethiopia to provide training on conducting investigations into press abuses and managing crisis situations. RSF will also work with local partners to insure that they can provide jailed and threatened journalists with appropriate assistance, their information is reliable and from verifiable sources, and that they are familiar with national and international legal procedures to help endangered journalists.