Middle East and Northern Africa

Mauritania 2018

Engaging Marginalized Youth

Action Dev

 $28,500

To engage youth and promote the rights of marginalized communities in Brakna and Trarza regions. The organization will lead a capacity-building initiative targeting youth; convene four roundtable discussions on youth marginalization and youth violence; and organize a series of awareness and advocacy campaigns to promote dialogue on peace and conflict prevention.

Enhancing Women’s Civic Engagement

Al-Amal Association for Protecting Mothers and Children

 $12,000

To promote women’s civic engagement in marginalized communities in Nouakchott. The program will include a series of capacity building workshops targeting women from the communities of Toujounine and Arafat, and engage them in an awareness raising campaign to improve women’s conditions at the local level.

Participatory Budget Process

SOS Urgence

 $22,000

To promote participatory budgeting and build the capacity of locally elected officials in the budgetary process. The organization will convene a one-day seminar on public participation in the budget process, conduct a two-day workshop on participatory budget methodologies and processes, and lead an advocacy campaign on the inclusion of the budget process in Boghe.

Promoting a Culture of Dialogue

Mauritanian Center for Research and Humanitarian Studies

 $22,000

To promote civic values and a culture of dialogue. The grantee will organize a one-day seminar and four roundtable discussions on themes related to diversity, pluralism, national reconciliation, and political reform for various political and civic actors. It will also conduct a two-day workshop on outreach and advocacy strategies.

Promoting Workers’ Rights

National Confederation of Mauritanian Workers

 $22,000

To strengthen the institutional capacity and advocacy skills of independent syndicates in Mauritania. The organization will conduct trainings on the legal framework of labor and trade unions, women’s role within syndicates, and workers’ rights under the labor law and the Mauritanian constitution. It will also raise awareness about labor rights and the upcoming syndicate elections and lead a series of meetings with key decisions-makers.

Strengthening Citizen Participation

Citizens Standing

 $26,000

To strengthen youth participation in public policy development at the community level. Project activities will include workshop on advocacy techniques and strategies, as well as local democracy and governance, and a seminar on the status of the education sector and the role of social accountability in good governance. The grantee will also lead advocacy efforts to promote youth engagement in public life through policy monitoring and continue its technical support for the newly established local youth councils in El Mina and Ksar communities.

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