Center for International Private Enterprise
To promote economic reform. CIPE will conduct a training program targeting mid-career professionals and university students. CIPE will support a series of tailored seminars that will equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote economic freedom.
Democratic Ideas and Values
To encourage youth participation in public life in the regions of Azerbaijan. The organization will organize events and train community leaders.
To conduct a series of public events in Azerbaijan. The events will explore civic values through structured discussion and debate.
To develop the community organizing skills of Azerbaijani citizens. The organization will manage a resource center and hold civic education seminars.
Developing Strategies for Shared Challenges
To lead a series of conferences geared to Azerbaijani citizens on the civic experiences of Azerbaijan’s regional neighbors. The conferences will provide comparative lessons for civic leaders.
To conduct a series of seminars and lectures that support civic education and values. The organization will host lectures by guest experts on international relations, market economics, and leadership.
To foster community engagement in Baku. The organization will maintain a hotline to assist citizens with local concerns.
To improve networking and collaboration between community leaders in Azerbaijan. The organization will host events to bring together representatives of different generations and professions.
To support a network of civic leaders. The organization will organize a series of events for leaders throughout Azerbaijan to examine the social and economic challenges facing the country. The organization will also distribute educational materials on civic engagement.
To study the religious communities of Azerbaijan and how they interact with other segments of society. Findings will be published in a book and presented at a public event.
To support a think tank’s analytical research and publication. The organization will conduct research, hold a series of discussions, and advocate for reforms.
Freedom of Information
To support a media center in a provincial town in Azerbaijan. The organization will coordinate a network of local correspondents and inform the public about local news. The media center will expand its website, produce video news segments, and provide journalism training.
To publish a newspaper. The newspaper will report on local news and social and economic issues in the country.
To advocate for increased protections for freedom of expression on the Internet.
To monitor and support freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. The organization will conduct courtroom monitoring, independent investigations, and advocacy for cases related to freedom of the expression.
To maintain and expand a news website. The organization will publish texts and drafts of relevant legislation, analytical articles, and original reporting.
To publish and distribute a regional newspaper. The newspaper will provide coverage of local topics in rural regions.
To encourage access to information and promote objective journalism. The organization will develop its website and provide opportunities for journalists to improve their professional skills.
To operate an NGO support center, publish a newspaper, and maintain a website. The newspaper will cover current events in the country.
To maintain a web-based newspaper. The site will host interactive features to promote commentary from its readership.
To foster media skills among civic leaders in Azerbaijan. The organization will organize workshops, create a media consulting initiative, and adapt distance learning courses for use in Azerbaijan.
To develop an online human rights school, recruit regional participants, and conduct a documentary film competition.
To offer legal assistance to underserved populations. The organization will prepare cases for submission to the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR), and advocate for judicial reform.
To support human rights monitoring in the regions of Azerbaijan. The organization will train local leaders in human rights monitoring and reporting, host events to discuss the monitoring results, and operate community resource centers.
To promote awareness of human rights and rule of law in Azerbaijan. The organization will monitor human rights, provide legal aid, and host educational events. The organization will also publish educational materials about human rights.
To conduct monitoring, provide legal assistance, and conduct roundtables to discuss new legislation.
To conduct monitoring of civic participation in the regions of Azerbaijan. The organization will carry out surveys and events, train participants in monitoring community engagement, publish newsletters, and hold seminars to discuss relevant findings.
Rule of Law
To monitor the implementation of Azerbaijani law. The organization will provide legal assistance, monitor courts, and hold trainings. The organization will produce a monitoring report and maintain a website.
To promote human rights in Azerbaijan. The organization will provide legal assistance, produce reports, and publicize its findings.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.