Mauritania

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$300,000
To promote dialogue between civil society, the government and the National Assembly on a national reconciliation process. NDI will sponsor a national conference for government officials, members of the National Assembly, and civil society leaders on reconciliation processes. NDI will also lead skill-based trainings for NGOs and support the development of a network of NGOs with agreed upon principles and an advocacy plan for initiating a reconciliation process.

Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO)
$35,200
To build consensus on questions of national identity to reinforce national unity, democracy, peace, and human rights. RADDHO will host a three-day workshop to formulate and agree to a national reconciliation strategy and advocate for government approval of the strategy. The strategy will focus on repatriation and reintegration of displaced Mauritanians, creation of a truth and reconciliation commission, indemnities for victims of human rights abuses, transitional justice, illegal detention, and slavery.