Sudan

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
NGO Strengthening
$250,000
Youth & Women Leadership and Education Development
To maintain and expand democratic activity in Sudan and build the capacity of Sudanese youth and women leaders in advance of the 2015 elections, NDI will partner with the Sudanese Group for Democracy and Elections (SuGDE) to identify 30 of its youth members, at least 50 percent of them women, to take part in leadership development gatherings designed to improve their leadership capacity. NDI will provide assistance to SuGDE in establishing a Youth Organizing Committee, enhancing its connection with youth member perspectives and creating leadership opportunities for youth.

Civic Education
$82,003
Strengthening Sudanese Youth Leadership
To strengthen youth participation in political processes. The organization will develop the leadership capacity of youth from Sudan's political parties by providing them with the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in Sudan's electoral and constitution-making processes.

Conflict Resolution
$73,700
Youth Peacebuilding in South Kordofan
To promote youth engagement in local government decision-making processes. The project will train youth leaders on leadership, peacebuilding, communication, and natural resource management, and help them carry out civic education efforts in their communities. The project will also train local government leaders on how to incorporate youth in their decision-making.

Conflict Resolution
$50,825
Promoting Diversity for Peace
To encourage peaceful co-existence and respect for diversity in Sudan. The group will provide training in the uses of art for peacebuilding, and produce shows advocating peaceful co-existence and non-violence among different Sudanese communities.

Democratic Ideas and Values
$60,070
Promoting Nonviolence and Democratic Transformation
To build the capacity of youth activists advocating for social change and democratic transformation. The organization will conduct trainings for activists on how to use nonviolence as a tool for democratic change. The trainings will focus on social media and mobile campaigning as a means to bring about positive change.

Democratic Ideas and Values
$45,352
Promoting Engagement between Women and Local Government
To empower women as peacebuilders in conflict-ridden communities in Darfur. The project will train women in leadership, communication, and advocacy, and will foster engagement between women leaders and local government officials.

Freedom of Information
$70,180
Publication of Online Newspaper
To provide and promote independent, reliable, and professional media coverage in Sudan. The organization will publish an online newspaper that will provide well-rounded, unbiased reporting, with a particular focus on coverage from Sudan's conflict zones. The publication will feature breaking news stories as well as long-form reports, and will encourage Sudanese readers to submit their own contributions and leave comments on the website.

Freedom of Information
Supplement: $20,000
Contributing to a Free Press in Sudan
The organization will promote and strengthen a free and independent press in Sudan able to cover ongoing political, social and economic events by reporting on issues that rarely receive attention.

Freedom of Information
$68,000
Towards a More Informed Citizenry
To provide credible and contextual coverage of under-reported issues, in order to provide citizens with the crucial information they need to engage in the process towards a more democratic Sudan. The organization will train local journalists to record, report, and distribute news from across the country.

Freedom of Information
$65,000
Strengthening Independent Media
To promote and strengthen a free and independent press in Sudan able to report on ongoing political, social, and economic events. The organization will cover under-reported issues in an online newspaper.

Human Rights
$43,420
Strengthening Human Rights Reporting
To strengthen the capacity of human rights monitors in marginalized areas of Sudan. The organization will train human rights monitors in documentation of human rights abuses and effective communication methods.

Human Rights
$68,320
Monitoring Human Rights Violations in Sudan
To monitor human rights violations in Sudan. 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.

Human Rights
$98,245
Supporting Human Rights Defenders and Facilitating Dialogue for Marginalized Groups
To advance the capacity of lawyers, to defend victims of human rights violations, and to document ongoing human rights abuses. The organization will provide legal aid to human rights defenders and will document human rights abuses throughout Sudan. The organization will focus in particular on marginalized groups living in Darfur, Blue Nile, and South Kordofan.

Human Rights
Supplement: $21,030
Supporting Human Rights Defenders and Facilitating Dialogue for Marginalized Groups
To advance the capacity of lawyers, to defend victims of human rights violations, and to document ongoing human rights abuses. The organization will provide legal aid to human rights defenders and will document human rights abuses throughout Sudan. The organization will focus in particular on marginalized groups living in Darfur, Blue Nile, and South Kordofan.

Political Processes
$58,150
Strengthening Women’s Leadership in Governance
To promote women's engagement in the political arena and train women leaders who plan to run for political office. This organization will conduct workshops for women representatives from government, civil society organizations, and youth groups with the aim of training them in democracy promotion, women's rights, and conflict resolution. The organization will promote women leaders who plan to run for office in 2015 national elections.

Rule of Law
$65,000
Fostering the Capacity of Lawyers to Engage in Formal Legal Processes
To develop and strengthen the technical capacity of lawyers to challenge human rights violations. Through a series of activities, the organization will foster the capacity of lawyers to effectively engage in formal legal processes and conduct public advocacy.

Grant descriptions are from the 2014 NED Annual Report.