International Republican Institute (IRI)
Strengthening Civil Society and Political Party Capacity in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon
To improve the capacity of civil society and political party leaders in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to effectively engage with citizens, promote transparency, and participate in electoral processes, the Institute will provide trainings and technical support to civil society organizations, social activists, and opposition political parties so that they may increase citizens’ access to information and promote greater participation in electoral processes. In doing so, civil society and political party actors will have an improved understanding of their respective countries’ electoral frameworks and processes, as well as additional opportunities to oversee and encourage participation in those processes. The Institute will also build the capacity of political parties to compete in elections and facilitate sustainable mentor relationships between like-minded CSOs.
Fighting Kleptocracy in Central Africa
To enhance regional and global collaboration in the fight against kleptocracy and to engage citizens in the target country on anti-kleptocracy efforts. The organization will collaborate with a network of five organizations from different central African countries. Each member organization will produce a docu-series of videos demonstrating the negative consequences of kleptocratic regimes and policies on citizens. Finally, the coalition will launch a country-level and international advocacy campaign to raise awareness of these issues.
Forum des Associations et Organisations des Personnes Handicapees en Afrique Centrale
Strengthening citizen participation of people with disabilities in the political and democratic processes in Central Africa
To increase citizen participation of people with disabilities in the political and democratic processes in Central African countries. The organization will conduct advocacy, capacity building, civic education, and public awareness-raising activities, including national debates, parliamentary forums, citizen cafés, and forums of free expression on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the electoral process. The project will produce a best practices guide on electoral inclusion, perform an accessibility audit on the voting process, and propose practical recommendations to relevant stakeholders.
Réseau des Citoyens
Promoting Social Cohesion and Civic Engagement Through Responsible and Independent Media
To promote cultures of peace, unity, tolerance, social cohesion, and active civic participation in Chad and CAR through responsible media coverage and reporting. The organization will build its media capacity and expand its programing on issues that prevent social conflicts and advance democratic values. Through an embedded technical expertise approach, the organization will support carefully selected community radio stations to promote social cohesion, tolerance, and civic engagement in their communities.
Building the Capacity of Young People, Women, and Community Leaders to Fight and Prevent Hate Speech, Disinformation and Violence
To counter hate speech and disinformation and foster a culture of peace in 10 districts of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). The project will empower young people, women, and community leaders through capacity building workshops and carefully designed debate sessions. The project’s participants will become change agents equipped with the proper tools to foster tolerance and counter hate speech, false information, and sectarian violence in targeted communities
Promoting Youth Political Leadership
To promote the political leadership of young people and foster the political empowerment of young women in the Central African Republic cities of Bangui and Bouar. The partner will organize targeted workshops, capacity building trainings and training of trainers for young political party leaders and administrative officials, young girls and women parliamentarians, civil society actors, and high school and university students.