Multiregional and Miscellaneous Grants (2007)

 

Multiregional

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$335,660
To strengthen migrant workers’ rights. The Solidarity Center will produce a best practices manual consisting of lessons learned, success stories, and programmatic recommendations. Activities leading up to the production will include the development of a tool to assess migrant worker rights programs conducted in the last five years, as well as assessment trips to analyze program impact in Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jordan, and Kenya. The manual will be translated into Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, and Arabic.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
$81,438
To promote CIPE’s National Business Agenda (NBA) as an effective tool for the private sector to design a reform agenda and advocate for free market policies within a democratic policymaking framework. CIPE will support the participation of 12 partner chambers of commerce to attend the World Chambers Congress in Turkey, and will host a workshop on successful NBA programs implemented by CIPE partners.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
$155,474
To capture and apply lessons learned in program design and implementation in order to improve the effectiveness of future programs undertaken by CIPE and its partners. During the second phase of the knowledge management program, CIPE will produce a handbook on implementing democracy programs, draft analytical papers and case studies on relevant topics of reform and governance, and create toolkits for practical guidance on various strategies and concepts.

Center for International Private Enterprise
$207,306
To promote women’s participation in the democratic and economic reform process. CIPE will produce a book that provides a regional barriers analysis with an overview of the environment in which women’s associations operate, as well as profiles of successful women’s business associations. CIPE will also support the participation of female and male delegates at the World Movement for Democracy Assembly in Ukraine and hold two workshops. Additionally, women delegates will participate in a separate strategy session and advocacy training.

Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
$74,771
To enable human rights activists to learn about and utilize a broad range of tactics. As part of the New Tactics in Human Rights Project, CVT will provide support for eight organizations to undertake projects designed to provide activists with exposure to innovative tactics collected from across the world, training on strategic analysis, and methods on how to share their own successful tactics for human rights promotion.

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
$60,188*
To connect journalists with the information and tools they need to develop and advance their skills. ICFJ will continue to update and enhance the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), an Internet resource which provides information on media assistance initiatives, media laws, codes of ethics, media outlets, and training materials. ICFJ will also moderate online discussions of issues that are of interest to journalists.

International Center for Journalists
$134,264
To provide an online platform and information resource base for media assistance organizations, especially members of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). IJNet, an online resource for journalists, will be expanded to include a new section focused on media development topics. GFMD’s website will also be re-designed to directly link users to the new platform, which will facilitate coordination and information exchange between media assistance organizations.

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience
$100,000
To strengthen and assist Sites of Conscience in Africa, Asia, Russia, and South America to engage citizens in dialogue on pressing challenges to democracy. The Regional Networks for Conscience will draw connections between the history of important sites and contemporary issues. Activities will include expansion of the Networks to include additional memory initiatives, capacity building on program design for various sites, and implementation of joint regional projects.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$114,114
To examine political party program approaches on a comparative basis. IRI will select as many as five countries to analyze the impact and effectiveness of IRI’s party programming. The resulting report will include analysis of case studies, lessons learned, and recommendations for improving program evaluation that can be modified and applied to other areas of democracy assistance as well.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$197,000
To examine political party development approaches and lessons learned. IRI will test its evaluation methodology prototype by selecting six to eight countries in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean to serve as comparative cases for the analysis of projects, approaches, and impact of IRI’s political party programs over time.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$990,000
To strengthen the Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) in order to encourage and prepare women for greater political and civic participation. IRI will conduct both a subgrants program for local organizations and a mentorship program that will pair experienced WDN members with aspiring leaders in order to enhance their leadership skills. Other activities will include the organization of regional trainings, an annual planning conference, and periodic roundtable discussions to engage Washington, DC audiences in WDN’s work.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
$197,000
To provide future leaders with insight into the challenges of good governance and economic policy options. The Rising Stars initiative will connect democratic leaders in countries that have not made the transition to democracy with their peers in countries that have made a successful transition. IRI will identify four to five future leaders from three different countries who are working towards reform to participate in ten-day intensive training courses on economic management.

International Republican Institute
$90,000
Reprogramming of 2004 funds

To foster the international exchange of knowledge and experience among activists and practitioners seeking to promote democratic reform. IRI will support the participation of a multinational delegation in the World Movement for Democracy’s Fifth Assembly in Kyiv, Ukraine. In addition to assisting delegates in their efforts to establish relationships with their counterparts, IRI will organize a workshop.

Internews Network
$99,984*
To formalize the structure of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), an initiative aimed at facilitating greater collaboration among media development organizations. The GFMD Steering Committee will establish a Secretariat that will work on policy advocacy,collaborate with international donors, increase communication among media organizations, and strengthen regional networks.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$45,989
To inform the development community on ways to engage young people in conflict and post-conflict societies in the political process. NDI will develop case studies of programs that have been successful in encouraging youth participation in political processes, co-host a conference with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to share lessons learned from the case studies, and create a toolkit that will provide practical information on how to develop programs which engage young people.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$95,683
To increase understanding of effective approaches to women’s political party program design and implementation. NDI will conduct an assessment of its women’s party strengthening projects in Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, and Serbia. NDI will publish the assessment findings and recommendations in a best practices handbook that will be shared with other implementers.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
$98,960
To assist domestic monitors to effectively confront a new generation of challenges in election monitoring. The program will connect together election monitoring organizations, regional associations, and experts through interactive communications and shared resources. NDI will survey monitoring groups to identify the issues that the global network will address, plan the network’s structure and communications mechanisms, collect resources, identify supplemental materials that need to be developed to address challenges, and initiate the interactive network.

Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP)
$25,000
To strengthen and expand the International Women’s Democracy Network. As the secretariat of the Network, WLP will collaborate with regional coordinators to identify and invite into the Network new members, create regional listservs to provide a forum for members to share experiences, and encourage partnerships and initiatives among participants. The Network will also create an online resource center to disseminate information on democratic development and political participation for women.

Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP)
$599,888
To strengthen women’s leadership capacity in Muslim-majority countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa. WLP will continue to develop, translate, and publish culture-specific leadership learning materials; conduct extensive leadership training programs for women and girls; carry out capacity-building activities in conjunction with partner organizations; and engage in advocacy and networking to promote women’s rights.

Miscellaneous

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$59,000
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$90,001
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Center for International Private Enterprise
$300,000
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Center for International Private Enterprise
$96,000
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

International Republican Institute
$70,000
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

International Republican Institute
$108,225
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
$279,880
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

National Democratic institute for International Affairs
$107,262
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT