Through a series of workshops and community outreach activities, the project will develop the leadership capacity of youth in White Nile and Al Gazeera states to help them become more effective advocates for democracy and good governance within their communities.
To promote peaceful co-existence in Sudan through education reform. The project will launch a year-long advocacy campaign on education reform, involving public lectures, screenings of a documentary film, and a concluding national conference. The research and other materials produced during the first phase of the project, also supported by the Endowment, will serve as the basis for the advocacy program.
To promote and support youth political participation in Sudan. The project will focus on university students and their role in social change and will convene discussion groups to help connect youth leaders with their counterparts around the country.
To promote the consolidation of peaceful democratic transition by providing Sudanese communities the opportunity to articulate and organize for their vision of the country's future. The project will organize citizen leadership training for women community and civic leaders in Khartoum, which will equip them with the skills to be effective organizers within their communities and bridge the citizen-government divide to address citizens’ concerns and build public confidence.
To use musical theater to promote peace and reconciliation. The organization will train musicians and actors in the use of art for peace-building and will travel across several states to perform shows advocating peaceful co-existence among different Sudanese communities.
To support the role of women in peace-building efforts. This project will train women representing Sudan’s various marginalized communities as peace ambassadors, in an effort to build a network able to organize community-level mediations, gather information on conflicts, and advocate for and speak on behalf of communities at the local and national level.
DEMOCRATIC IDEAS AND VALUES
To foster dialogue and awareness among the general public on the role of Islam in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-religious Sudan, particularly regarding governance. Working with religious leaders, intellectuals, and civic leaders, the organization will commission a study, and organize a series of lectures, workshops, and forums addressing this issue, focusing especially on the rights of non-Muslim minorities and other marginalized groups, and on constitution-building.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
To increase the contribution of youth to media and journalism. Through a series of capacity-building workshops, this project will train aspiring young writers, journalists and media students. Participants will then contribute original content on a variety of topics of concern to youth for a bi-monthly publication.
To provide and promote independent, reliable and professional media coverage in Sudan. The organization will hire new correspondents to extend its news coverage to underreported areas, and print additional issues of its triennial publication.
To build the capacity of lawyers and other human rights defenders. The project will educate lawyers and other activists on access to justice, and strengthen a network of lawyers and human rights defenders to more effectively provide legal aid to victims of human rights violations.
The organization will document and increase awareness of human rights violations committed in Sudan, advocate for justice and reparation for survivors of gross human rights violations, and promote a nuanced awareness of the political situation.
To build the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to more effectively use media to advocate for democratic change, peaceful co-existence and the respect for human rights. The project will train and mentor a group of young media professionals in promotional and documentary filmmaking, as well as conduct a series of bi-monthly discussion forums aimed at strengthening the relationship between CSOs and media professionals.
To expand the space and opportunity for youth to voice their concerns, and play a greater role in Sudan's ongoing transition. The project will educate university students on constitutional processes, as well as conduct capacity-building trainings in an effort to foster youth leaders able to effectively advocate for democracy and human rights.
RULE OF LAW
To promote respect for and enhance adherence to human rights norms in Sudan through criminal and constitutional law reform. The project will organize a series of meetings, discussions and public debates which will provide marginalized communities across Sudan the opportunity to discuss the country's laws and how the reform of these laws might be achieved.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.