Haiti

Associación Femmes Soleil d’Haiti (Haitian Sun Women’s Association or AFASDA)
$30,744
To improve women’s understanding of the political and electoral process in four rural municipalities in the north of Haiti. AFASDA will develop radio sketches on civic education and air them on community radio. AFASDA will identify and train facilitators to organize women’s groups to listen to and discuss the contents of the sketches. Finally, AFASDA will invite female Members of Parliament to the region to meet with their constituents.

Association des Jeunes pour le Développement de Cité Soleil (Youth Association for Development in Cité Soleil or AJDECIS)
$27,500
To strengthen the leadership and conflict resolution skills of grassroots leaders in Cité Soleil. AJDECIS will identify grassroots organizations in Cité Soleil and encourage them to participate in the program, identify priorities for the area, and participate in discussions with government officials and civil society organizations to improve living conditions.

Coordination des Comités d’Initiatives de la Commune des Gonaives (Initiative Coordination Committee for the Commune of Gonaives or CCICG)
$24,065
To train local elected officials and grassroots leaders in Gonaives on community mediation and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Participants will be able to mediate minor conflicts locally, preventing cases from backlogging the judicial system. CCICG will also strengthen its institutional capacity by establishing a permanent office and making a resource center available to the community.

Cercle Divers
$25,000
To train newly-elected local authorities in the Department of the South-East. Cercle Divers will train local authorities and grassroots leaders on the roles and responsibilities of local governments, and will facilitate discussions on a local development agenda. Cercle Divers will also conduct a civic education campaign though community radios, and conduct a weekly radio program with local authorities.

Centre de Formation et d'Appui au Développement (Center for Citizen Training and Development Support or CEFCAD)
$165,440
To strengthen the capacity of grassroots organizations and local elected authorities and to improve collaboration between local authorities and their constituents. CEFCAD will work in 16 new districts providing training and building the capacity of citizen groups and local authorities to facilitate dialogue and identify community priorities. CEFCAD will continue to support the work of previous districts, and will provide administrative and technical assistance to new NED grantees.

Comité d’Initiative de la 3eme Section du Limbé (Initiative Committee of the 3rd Section of Limbé or CI3SL)
$28,000
To improve relations between local government officials and residents in the third district of Limbé. CI3SL will train members of grassroots organizations and local officials and will help participants work together to identify and carry out a small community development project. The project will re inforce the training themes, address a real need in the community, and offer a significant management experience for local elected officials.

Coordination Nationale des Organisations de Base (National Coordination for Grassroots Organizations or CONOB)
$36,564
To strengthen the capacity of grassroots leaders and local elected officials in conflict-ridden neighborhoods to identify community needs and priorities and conduct participatory planning. Through working in six conflict-ridden neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, CONOB will continue to work with 50 grassroots leaders, will conduct focus groups to assess community needs, will train 20 local elected officials on participatory planning, and will facilitate meetings between elected officials and their constituents.

Fondation Espoir (Foundation Hope)
$139,226
To help young leaders plan and implement programs and projects that propose feasible, realistic solutions to their community’s problems. Fondation Espoir will help youth associations capture development assistance for their projects by creating four “Project Zone” centers and providing specialized technical support. Focusing on five main issues, Fondation Espoir will help youth design projects that address the concrete needs of their communities and will facilitate networking opportunities with both potential donors and the media.

Fondation Secours Gaël Painson (Gaël Painson Aid Foundation)
$81,362
To conduct a civic education campaign in 20 remote and rural villages of Haiti. Through a civic education traveling caravan, the Foundation will organize day-long visits to villages in the northwest and the plateau central to promote citizen rights and responsibilities, peaceful conflict resolution, and protection of the environment. The Foundation will visit each village three times to re inforce its civic education message.

Grand Front National des Etudiants Haitiens (National Front of Haitian Students or GRAFNEH)
$35,659
To strengthen the advocacy skills and of youth in four departments of Haiti. GRAFNEH will engage youth in positive and constructive dialogues on the future of the country, and help them draft a youth agenda to be presented to local government authorities. GRAFNEH will also work with youth in the Port-au-Prince area to promote a peace and non-violence campaign.

Jurimédia
$39,755
To promote a local democracy and human rights agenda in the North Department. Jurimédia will identify and train a cadre of young leaders to conduct workshops on democracy and human rights issues in the 19 municipalities in the department. These youth will facilitate the drafting and implementation of actions plans to improve local governance and human rights conditions in each municipality.

Rassemblement National des Citoyens Organisés pour le Développement d’Haïti (National Assembly of Citizens Organized for the Development of Haiti or RANCODHA)
$61,400
To strengthen the institutional and coalition building capacity of 45 grassroots organizations in three conflict-ridden neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince. Working in Bel Air, Cité Soleil and Cité Militaire, RANCODHA will strengthen the capacity of grassroots leaders, facilitate better relations among rival groups, and encourage them to use peaceful means to advocate for their demands. RANCODHA will also promote and facilitate better and more frequent communication between citizens and their elected officials.