Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women Studies (BBSAWS)
To improve the understanding and capacity of civil society organizations regarding democracy and the election process in Sudan. BBSAWS will conduct a survey on the concept of elections and voting among women in local communities throughout Sudan and conduct three, six-day training workshops for 20 to 25 participants each from civil society NGOs.
Badya Centre for Integrated Development
To promote peaceful conflict resolution among ex-combatants, local leaders, and citizens from the Nuba Mountains. Badya Center will conduct workshops to train ex-combatants and members of civil society from the war-torn areas of Rashad and Abou Gibaiha. The course will make use of curricula and simulation games developed by the United States Institute of Peace. The trainees will hold seminars, workshops, and group meetings with other community members.
Centre for Documentation and Advocacy (CDA)
To promote freedom of expression, democracy, peace building, and human rights in Southern Sudan through independent media. The CDA will continue to publish the South Sudan Post. The Post contains editorials, feature articles, transcripts of important speeches, reproductions of significant political documents, and reader feedback and comments.
Cush Community Relief International (CCRI)
To strengthen youth understanding of human rights and good governance, and to educate citizens about the upcoming elections and how they can be effectively monitored in Jonglei state. CCRI will conduct a five-day civic education training workshop for 25 youth leaders from three counties. CCRI will also train a local monitoring team to observe the upcoming elections and conduct voter education exercises in local communities.
Friends of Africa International (FAI)
To build the capacity of civil society groups in Darfur to promote human rights and advocate for peace and policy reform. FAI will hold an intensive three-day training workshop on human rights, democracy, and institutional capacity building for 30 participants from indigenous civil society groups working in Darfur.
Gender Centre for Research and Training (GCRT)
To build the capacity of women working in Sudan’s different political institutions. GCRT will conduct a comprehensive study of women’s participation in different Sudanese political institutions. A database of women involved in different political institutions will be created, including their current positions and level of decision-making authority.
Grand Africa Media Service Company (GAMSCO)
To strengthen the independent press in Sudan. GAMSCO will continue publishing its daily Arabic-language newspaper, Al-Muragib, which is intended to strengthen dialogue between northerners and southerners and is read by many people from marginalized parts of Sudan. GAMSCO will also publish a weekly page in the Khartoum Monitor and Al-Muragib devoted to articles relating to democracy, good governance, and human rights.
Imatong Human Rights Organization (IHRO)
To develop a culture of human rights and democracy among the Ngock Dinka and Arab Misseriya communities of the Abyei region. IHRO will hold training workshops on good governance, civil society, and the rule of law; human rights; women’s participation in politics; conflict resolution and peace building; and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Participants will include community leaders, elders, women, young people, and chiefs from the Ngock Dinka and Arab Misseriya communities.
Institute for the Development of Civil Society (IDCS)
To increase the knowledge of people involved in managing Sudan’s upcoming elections. The IDCS will undertake a voter education and election management campaign. The IDCS will undertake the formation of a National Voluntary Alliance for Training and Voters’ Education (NATVE) composed of civil society leaders, teachers, media, political party and trade union representatives, parliamentarians, youth and student leaders, and other stakeholders. NATVE will encourage participation in the upcoming elections.
Kwoto Cultural Center
To promote democracy, human rights, peace building, and reconciliation in Sudan. Kwoto will perform a range of shows that incorporate themes relating to corruption, poverty, human rights, and peace building. Kwoto will also conduct more activities in Southern Sudan in order to reach recent returnees, rural areas, and inhabitants of war-affected communities. Kwoto will continue to hold its lecture series covering topics directly related to democracy, human rights, the CPA, and corruption.
Mutawinat Benevolent Company
To enhance access to the legal system for disadvantaged women and juveniles in Sudan. Mutawinat will continue providing direct legal assistance to disadvantaged women and children in Sudan by taking on 400 new cases. Mutawinat will also continue to operate its successful onsite clinic at the women’s prison in Omdurman. Regular orientation sessions will be organized at the clinic where inmates can raise queries with a Mutawinat lawyer.
National Center for Peace and Development (NCPD)
To promote transparency, rule of law, human rights, and peace building in Sudan. The NCPD will hold a series of events on a range of issues relating to democracy promotion, anti-corruption, peace, and human rights in Sudan. The NCPD will hold workshops, training programs, and seminars related to these issues for over 600 people.
Nile Institute for Strategic Policy and Development Studies (NISPDS)
To build the capacity of Southern Sudanese policymakers to undertake strategic policy planning. NISPDS will organize workshops on strategic policy formulation and implementation for policymakers. NISPDS will also conduct a training workshop for 35 students on democracy, human rights, and peace building. Special emphasis will be put on how students can use debates as a way to present differing points of view in a peaceful manner and to encourage compromise.
Resource Centre for Civil Leadership (RECONCILE)
To build the capacity of MPs in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states. RECONCILE will conduct two four-day training seminars for parliamentarians from Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states in Southern Sudan.
Salam Sudan Foundation (SSF)
To provide a platform for Sudanese civil society organizations to discuss and debate democracy, peace building, and multiculturalism in Sudan. SSF will organize a civil society forum to travel throughout Sudan in order to create venues for civil society organizations to address current political and social issues facing the country. Each forum will include 60 participants drawn from various sectors of Sudanese civil society.
Southern Women Solidarity for Peace and Development (SWSPD)
To promote the participation of Sudanese women in political, social, and economic life. SWSPD will hold four three-day workshops in Khartoum, Wau, Juba, and Malakal in order to inform women about issues relating to democracy, human rights, and political participation.
Sudan Human Rights Association (SHRA)
To raise awareness of human rights among Sudanese refugees, IDPs, and returnees. SHRA will hold paralegal training workshops in refugee camps and settlements in Uganda and Southern Sudan. SHRA will conduct field assessment tours in Uganda and Southern Sudan to monitor human rights conditions and the availability of necessities for refugees, IDPs, and returnees. SHRA will produce comprehensive field reports on the visits and continue to publish its quarterly magazine, The Sudan Monitor.
Sudan Human Rights Organization – Cairo (SHRO – Cairo)
To promote the protection of human rights in Sudan and strengthen relations between northern and southern Sudanese civil society groups. SHRO – Cairo will bring together democratic civil society organizations in order to convene an all-Sudanese civil society constitutional conference in Juba. SHRO – Cairo will also provide support to three local human rights organizations, continue to publish a quarterly journal, provide legal aid to IDPs, and disseminate reports on human rights abuses.
Sudan Self Help Foundation (SSF)
To build the capacity of community leaders in Southern Sudan to promote democracy, human rights, gender equality, peace building, and the CPA. SSF will conduct two training-of-trainers workshops in Juba on conflict resolution and human rights. Each training will last a total of 30 days and will feature trainees who are local community leaders and chiefs, as well as leaders from youth, religious, and women’s groups.
Sudanese Organization for Non-Violence and Development (SONAD)
To develop the capacity of Sudanese civil society to promote democracy through nonviolence and conflict transformation. SONAD will conduct workshops on nonviolence, human rights, and democracy and a training-of-trainers workshop for 20 participants in Juba. Participants will carry out three workshops, lectures, or forums in their communities and institutions to discuss what they learned through the SONAD training.
Sudanese Studies Center (SSC)
To serve as an intellectual resource on democracy and Sudanese history, politics, and culture. The Democracy and Peace Institute, based at the SSC, will compile and publish 500 copies of a reader in Arabic that will provide comprehensive and diverse information on theories of democracy and organize five workshops on a variety of themes related to democracy in Sudan. The reader will present both historical and contemporary analyses of democracy.
Tapari Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society (TMCS)
To enhance citizen understanding of democracy, conflict resolution, and human rights in Southern Sudan. TMCS will conduct five three-day training workshops on each of the following topics: democracy, conflict resolution, peace building, human rights, and gender equality. Once trained, the participants will be expected to return to their places of origin to share their training with other community members.