To strengthen public dialogue on accountability of elected representatives. Al Bawsala will reach out to local groups in nine provinces and organize ten public debates between citizens and their representatives in Tunis, Nabeul, Bizerte, Sidi Bouzid, Jendouba, Sfax, Sousse, Gafsa, and Douz.
Applied Social Science Forum
To promote public policy research, build the capacity of young researchers, and encourage public policy debate on critical sectors in Tunisia. ASSF will conduct a two-day training on public opinion research, hold a two-day conference on public policy, establish an internship program, create a local governance barometer, organize a research competition, produce a quarterly newsletter, and publish an annual report.
Center for International Private Enterprise
To strengthen the organizational capacity of Tunisian grassroots business associations to represent their members and participate in the national democratic process. CIPE will conduct a capacity building workshop and roundtable to help local business associations develop new strategies adapted to Tunisia's new environment and identify specific steps to promote democratic freedom and opportunity in Tunisia and meet the needs of associations' members and citizens.
Chahed Observatory for Monitoring Elections and Supporting Democratic Reform
To promote a transparent electoral process through a domestic monitoring initiative, and build the organizational capacity of a nascent organization. Chahed will conduct three four-day training of trainers workshops on domestic election monitoring in Tunis, Kairaouan, and Sfax; two three-day capacity building workshops for 50 facilitators of public debates on constitutional and electoral laws; and a two-day training on electoral disputes.
Ofiya Civil Society Association Support Center
To build and strengthen the organizational capacity of nascent NGOs in Tunisia. Ofiya will lead a series of capacity building trainings for newly formed organizations and workshops for its network members on project development, and provide ongoing technical assistance to emerging NGOs.
To promote civic and political engagement of rural women, and build the capacity of a nascent local organization. Tounissiet will conduct a series of capacity building workshops for its staff, volunteers, and its local partners, and organize a two-day seminar on civic and political engagement for rural women.
Youth and Skills Association (Maharat)
To promote youth civic participation, especially in marginalized provinces. Maharat will train 75 youth activists on civic participation, organize a three-day training of trainers workshop, and conduct two one-day conferences on youth participation and political change.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.