Guinea-Bissau

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$150,000
To improve parliamentary staff support to the Assembléia Nacional Popular (ANP) and strengthen young people’s capacity to participate in legislative and political processes. NDI will provide technical assistance to committees to help them establish formalized rules and procedures. NDI will also provide parliamentary and administrative support to the ANP through nine interns, who would work with each of the ANP’s standing and ad hoc committees and the women’s parliamentary caucus.

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau (WANEP)
$25,200
To strengthen civil society and governmental efforts to promote peace and security, reduce armed violence, and reduce trafficking in small arms and light weapons in Guinea-Bissau and the sub-region. WANEP will organize community forums, launch an awareness-raising campaign, hold advocacy workshops, and produce a video documentary on arms trafficking.