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Project Title: Monitoring Public Services
Organization Name: Improve Your Society Organization for Development and Peace
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote the role of youth in monitoring and advocating for improved public services in Taiz. The grantee will train youth on monitoring public services and citizen engagement, conduct weekly visits to the departments of education, water and sewage in three districts, produce quarterly monitoring reports, present its findings to local authorities and follow up, and hold public meetings to engage the community and stakeholders.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Advocating Internally Displaced People's Rights
Organization Name: Forum for Students of the Marib Cultural Development College
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To engage civil society organizations in advocating for the rights of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marib. The grantee will continue working with its network of local organizations to advocate for IDPs. It will monitor the performance of the newly established Government Joint Committee for Responding to IDP Needs through field visits to IDP camps in ten districts and monthly public meetings. The project will also establish an e-platform to encourage the local government to respond to IDP and host community needs.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Strengthening Youth Engagement with Local Government
Organization Name: Democratic Youth Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen youth engagement with local government in order to increase responsiveness to community needs in Hadramout. The grantee will train 15 youth on political empowerment and local administration and conduct a needs assessment targeting 90 citizens. It will also engage a minimum of 350 citizens with the local councils in eight public meetings to deliberate and develop solutions to pressing social, economic, and community development issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Supporting Social Cohesion in Hadramout
Organization Name: Al-Nahdah Social Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote civic values through social cohesion in Hadhramout. The grantee will hold ten open discussion sessions targeting 300 citizens from diverse political and social factions in Hadhramout, and establish five alliances and networks in support of national peace.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Engaging Youth in Promoting Community Security
Organization Name: Wogood For Human Security Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To advocate the local government to improve the security situation in Aden. The grantee will hold a three-day planning workshop for youth to prepare for public dialogue with local police bodies to address security issues, then hold public meetings for representatives from local government, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, civil society, media and citizens. The grantee will document the outcome of the public meetings and share them with the broader public through online media.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Strengthening Youth Leadership in Hadramout
Organization Name: Democratic Youth Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen youth participation in local political processes in Hadramout region. The grantee will hold a five-day training workshop on political empowerment and political rights for 16 youth, implement four issue-based advocacy campaigns, launch four political awareness events, reach out to more than 200 youth, and establish a coalition among the youth activists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Enhancing Local Service Delivery
Organization Name: Youth and Childhood Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote the role of youth in monitoring and advocating for improved public services in four governorates of Tahama region. The grantee will assist youth leaders in efforts to monitor local service directorates, and will moderate focus groups with youth activists on community priorities. Based on their findings, the grantee will produce reports on findings and recommendations, and hold public meetings with local decision-makers to advocate for better services.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $26,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth Leadership in Local Communities
Organization Name: Wogood For Human Security Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To empower youth activists to advocate for local community needs in Aden. Thirty youth activists will be trained on local development analysis and outreach and will hold 12 focus groups with citizens to identify local needs, present their findings to decision makers at three public forums, and create a final report containing recommendations for solutions. The project will also support previously trained youth activists in addressing community priorities through awareness and advocacy initiatives.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $27,000
Project Title: Empowering Female Journalists
Organization Name: Fikrah Organization for Women's Rights and Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower female journalists and enhance their media coverage of conflict zones in Yemen. The grantee will conduct a ten-day advanced training workshop for 26 female journalists on press professionalism and advanced media mechanisms. It will also provide ongoing coaching for the journalists during preparation and publication of their articles and reports; offer networking opportunities with journalists and media consortiums at national, regional and international level; and conduct two public meetings to engage the stakeholders with content, and promote dialogue about relevant articles.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $26,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth in Aden
Organization Name: Alf Ba Civilian Coexistence Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To incorporate youth into decision-making processes through establishing shadow local youth councils to engage with elected local councils. The grantee will train 20 youth from four districts in Aden on political participation and local governance functions; identify weaknesses in local governance; involve youth in the work of the elected local council to participate in local government; and convene two dialogues targeting 160 representatives from the local councils, youth councils, and civil society to map out plans for improving local council performance.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $27,000
Project Title: Monitoring Humanitarian Assistance & Aid
Organization Name: Social Center for Militating Illegal Earning
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civic oversight of humanitarian assistance aid to Yemen. The grantee will train monitors to map humanitarian assistance actors, monitor the humanitarian assistance process and delivery of aid organizations, conduct field visits to the areas benefitting from humanitarian aid, produce a final report with recommendations to address gaps, and convene three discussion sessions to present the study's findings.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth in Aden
Organization Name: Alf Ba Civilian Coexistence Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To incorporate youth into decision-making processes through establishing shadow youth councils to engage with elected local councils. The grantee will provide advanced training and mentorship to shadow youth council members in three districts in Aden, identify weaknesses in local governance, offer youth practical experience in local government by involving them in the work of elected local councils, and hold monthly meetings. Public workshops for local stakeholders will produce plans for improving local council performance.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Supporting Social Cohesion in Hadramout
Organization Name: Al-Nahdah Social Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic engagement and social cohesion in the Hadramout region. The grantee will hold ten open discussion sessions on developing a shared future vision for the community to address the pressing issues identified by community members. Participants will include local community leaders as well as Yemeni diaspora originally from Hadramout.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Strengthening Accountability in Ibb
Organization Name: Attanweer Social Development Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the role of local communities in social accountability during the crisis in Ibb governorate. The grantee will train 30 activists on monitoring local government and donors in charge of food distribution, basic health services and prices of basic items; convene two discussion forums on its findings; and produce a final report with recommendations on addressing performance gaps.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Youth Civic Engagement in Tahama
Organization Name: Live to Give
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote youth engagement in addressing the humanitarian crisis and advocating for sustainable solutions in Tahama region. The grantee will train 20 youth council members in three districts; hold four workshops for 180 representatives from local government, donors, and community members; and provide support to the youth council to follow up on the implementation of plans adopted by the stakeholders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights
Organization Name: National Forum for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise public awareness of human rights violations in Yemen and advocate redress for victims. The grantee will partner with monitors across the country to document human rights abuses, produce four quarterly reports and one comprehensive annual report on the state of human rights in Yemen, and support victims through advocacy and legal assistance.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: "Women's Voices" Radio Program
Organization Name: Ramz Development Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower women at the grassroots level to influence policymaking. The grantee will produce 48 radio programs featuring 250 women from different classes, broadcast each one-hour program live every week, and produce and distribute a report on women priorities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights
Organization Name: National Forum for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise public awareness of human rights violations in Yemen and advocate redress for victims. The grantee will monitor, compile an evidence-based record, and report on human rights violations in all 22 Yemeni governorates. The grantee will produce and disseminate an annual report on the state of human rights in Yemen and network with international human rights defenders and organizations.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Civic Oversight of Educational Services in Abyan
Organization Name: Crystal Association for Women's Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civic oversight of public education services in Abyen during and after the conflict. The grantee will conduct a six-day theoretical and practical training for 12 experienced observers to monitor public educational services, visit schools and education offices, meet parent committees, produce three monitoring reports, follow up with local authorities on recommendations, and organize three public dialogue meetings between citizens, local officials and stakeholders.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $22,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society Coordination and Strategic Planning
Organization Name: The Project on Middle East Democracy
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen civil society organizations' (CSO) collaboration and strategic planning to enhance civic engagement during and post-conflict. The grantee will establish a working group comprised of 15 Yemeni CSOs, hold workshops for the members to prepare an agenda of Yemeni civil society priorities, identify a series of short- and long-term goals at both the local and national levels, and develop and action plan. The project will also provide one-on-one consultations for members as they develop their own organization's strategic plans in light of collective priorities identified by the group.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $85,000
Project Title: Promote Democratic Transitions
Organization Name: Yemeni Center for Human Rights Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote democratic transitions processes in line with the National Dialogue outcomes in the Aden region. The grantee will train 30 activists to engage youth at federal, state and local levels, produce five initiatives in support of democratic transitions and national dialogue outcomes, and convene a one-day workshop for 60 stakeholders in support of youth initiatives in four southern governorates.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth in Aden
Organization Name: Alf Ba Civilian Coexistence Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower youth to participate in shaping the new political process in Aden. The grantee will train 20 youth on political empowerment; identify main public issues; implement four issue-based advocacy campaigns; and hold a final conference to highlight lessons learned.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Social Accountability to Improve Education
Organization Name: Center of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of the need for social accountability to improve public education in Taiz. The center will hold three two-day workshops for 75 civil society representatives ; organize five public meetings to engage citizens and government officials; broadcast three, one-hour radio programs; produce and distribute 2000 copies of a brochure on the role of social accountability; and draft a code of conduct for the civic oversight of public education services in Taiz.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: "Women's Voices" Radio Program
Organization Name: Ramz Development Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To empower women at the grassroots level to influence policymaking. The grantee will produce radio programs featuring women from different classes, broadcast each one-hour program live every week. The organization will hold a one-day workshop to present the radio program outcomes targeting representatives from government bodies, local and international organizations, and media, and produce and distribute a report on women's priorities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $28,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values through Film
Organization Name: Yemen Will Triumph
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic values and education through film. The grantee will train young men and women on filmmaking and democratic ideas and values; produce short films; hold a film screening for representatives from the education system, civil society, media, local government and citizens; and engage youth in discussion sessions in Sana'a to encourage volunteer initiatives that translate the films' messages into action.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $23,000
Project Title: Civic Oversight of Children's Health Services in Hudaydah
Organization Name: Youth and Childhood Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civic oversight of children' health services in Hudaydah. The grantee will conduct a three-day workshop for its 10 youth monitors to analyze the local context of health services and develop an accountability strategy, conduct weekly visits to compile findings into four quarterly monitoring reports, convene three public discussion meetings to present the findings, and produce a final report with recommendations to address gaps.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Strengthening Youth Engagement with Local Government
Organization Name: Democratic Youth Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen youth engagement with local government to increase responsiveness to community needs in Hadramout. The grantee will train youth on political empowerment and local administration, conduct a needs assessment study, engage citizens with the local councils in public meetings to identify, deliberate, and develop solutions to pressing social, economic, and community development issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Advocating Internally Displaced People's Rights
Organization Name: Forum for Students of the Marib Cultural Development College
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To engage civil society organizations in advocating for the rights of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marib. The grantee will continue working with a network of eight local organizations to advocate for local government to address IDP and host community needs, monitor and document new cases of denying IDPs' social and economic rights, conduct monthly field visits to IDP camps, and hold monthly public meetings to convene local government representatives, citizens, IDP, media and donors.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Democratic Values in Education
Organization Name: Yemen Will Triumph
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic values in education through filmmaking. The grantee will train 16 young men and women to promote democratic values in education; produce four short films; hold a Democratic Values in Education film event for 400 representatives from the education and higher education systems, civil society, media, local government and citizens; and engage 500 youth in 9 discussion sessions in Sana'a to solicit volunteer initiatives that translate the films' messages into an action to promote democratic values.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $23,000
Project Title: Advocacy for IDPs rights
Organization Name: Forum for Students of the Marib Cultural Development College
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To engage civil society organizations to advocate for the rights of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marib. The grantee will establish a network of 15 local NGOs, hold a three-day orientation and planning workshop, conduct a participatory study to assess the needs of IDPs, hold a one-day workshop to compile one final report, and convene a public meeting to present the study report with recommendations to address the needs targeting 40 stakeholders.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Strengthening Accountability in Ibb
Organization Name: Attanweer Social Development Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the role of youth and women in local government accountability in Ibb governorate. The program will select and train 29 community representatives on citizen monitoring. The grantee will also monitor and report on local government accountability in delivering services to citizens, and hold two forums to discuss the findings and recommendations of the monitoring reports among governorate officials, district council members and local directorate employees.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Restoring Independent Media
Organization Name: Thakera for Media Production
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To help rebuild Yemen's independent media sector and to support at-risk journalists in exile. The grantee will facilitate an online citizen and investigative journalism platform focused on current political and economic developments in Yemen. It will reach out to veteran and junior journalists inside and outside Yemen to produce and publish impartial and credible media content on critical topics.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Engaging Judges in Legal Reforms
Organization Name: Yemen Women Judges Forum
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To engage judges in legal reforms related to international human rights conventions ratified by the Yemeni government. The grantee will facilitate discussions on legal reforms in Yemen by conducting analyses to identify obstacles preventing the judiciary from complying with international conventions and to offer recommendations. The grantee will enlist judges from across Yemen, hold workshops in Sana'a and Aden, and disseminate its recommendations to the judiciary branch, legislative branch, civil society, government, and media.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Youth for Peace and Coexistence
Organization Name: Abjad Center for Studies and Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote a culture of peace and coexistence in Yemen. The grantee will hold two three-day trainings for 20 youth activists on strengthening these values in diverse communities, five visits to high schools and universities to promote the acceptance of others, and a seminar supporting religious leaders to develop messages of peace to be incorporated in their Friday sermons and community work.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Oversight of Local Budget and Spending
Organization Name: Resource Foundation for Development and Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civic oversight of local budgeting in Taiz. The grantee will train youth on monitoring and documenting local budgets and spending in Taiz, conduct field visits to local offices of related ministries and public sector agencies, convene discussion sessions to present the findings, produce a final report with recommendations to address gaps, and establish a website for tracking budgets and spending.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Reinforcing Social Cohesion
Organization Name: Yemeni Observatory for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To articulate a vision of the role of civil society in restoring social cohesion as an integral part of a future political settlement. The grantee will produce six working/research papers based on 11 focus groups; hold four workshops in Sana'a, Aden, Hudaydah and Hadramout for 80 civil society and political activists; and compile and produce a comprehensive study for dissemination among national and international stakeholders.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $38,940
Project Title: State building in post-conflict
Organization Name: Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To influence national and international policies regarding state building in post-conflict Yemen through think tank research. The grantee will enlist an independent think tank consisting of expert researchers and representatives from civil society organizations to produce four policy papers on post-conflict state building from social and political perspectives. A public meeting will also be held to advocate for context-based recommendations to address the social and political issues that will affect state building in post-conflict Yemen.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: "Women's Voices" Radio Program
Organization Name: Ramz Development Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To empower women at the grassroots level to influence policymaking. The grantee will produce 40 radio programs featuring 300 women from different classes, broadcast each one-hour program live every week; hold a one-day workshop to present the radio program outcomes to 40 representatives from government bodies, local and international organizations, and media; and produce and distribute a report on women's priorities.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $28,000
Project Title: Promote Peace building in Aden
Organization Name: Yemeni Center for Human Rights Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To mobilize civil society in Aden to promote peacebuilding. The organization will select ten youth to conduct an assessment study of previous peacebuilding efforts in Aden in order to identify lessons learned. The grantee will also hold eight workshops targeting civil society, produce a brief report with recommendations on the role of civil society to promote peace in Aden, and convene a final meeting for 30 representatives from civil society to explore possible avenues for cooperation to implement the recommendations.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Youth Civic Engagement in Tahama
Organization Name: Live to Give
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To engage and empower youth from underserved sub-districts in Tahama region to address the humanitarian crisis and advocate for a sustainable, locally-driven solution. The grantee will train 15 youth leaders in civic participation and advocacy for better humanitarian response, conduct community and stakeholder workshops on addressing humanitarian crisis, campaign to implement plans and pledges, and establish a youth council to sustain youth participation at the district level.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $18,000
Project Title: Youth Dialogue Forum
Organization Name: Basement Cultural Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote a platform for youth dialogue on public policy in Sanaa, Yemen. In response to shrinking space for public debate and to promote dialogue amongst youth, the organization will develop safe spaces for youth, writers, and artists to present differing perspectives on public policy.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Youth for Peace and Coexistence
Organization Name: Abjad Center for Studies and Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote a culture of peace and coexistence in Dhamar governorate. The grantee will hold a five-day training on tolerance for 25 youth activists and engage 250 citizens including youth and religious leaders in five dialogue sessions to prevent youth involvement in the ongoing war.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $22,500
Project Title: Oversight of Local Budget and Spending
Organization Name: Resource Foundation for Development and Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civic oversight of local budgeting in Taiz. The grantee will train a cadre of 20 youth on monitoring and documenting local budgets and spending in Taiz and conduct field visits to local offices of related ministries and public sector agencies. It will also convene two discussion sessions to present its findings, produce a final report with recommendations to address gaps in monitoring and documentation, and establish a website for tracking budgets and spending.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Strengthening Accountability
Organization Name: Resonate Yemen
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen accountability through civic engagement and think-tank research. The grantee will provide technical and financial assistance to five emerging organizations from Sana'a, Taiz, Aden, Ibb and Hadramout. The grantee will also produce policy papers on accountability and good governance, facilitate exchanges and encourage cooperation among organizations working on accountability to establish a national social accountability network.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights
Organization Name: National Forum for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise public awareness of human rights violations and advocate redress for victims. The organization's monitors throughout all 22 provinces will document human rights abuses, produce four quarterly reports and one comprehensive annual report on the state of human rights, and support victims through advocacy and legal assistance.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Advocating for the Return of the Public Service Delivery in Taizz
Organization Name: Tamdeen Youth Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To engage citizens to advocate for the return of public services in Taizz. The grantee will train 20 activists on monitoring and documenting the resumption of nine service directorates in Taizz, convene two youth advocacy workshops on public services, and produce a report with recommendations on the resumption of services at the national level.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Strengthening Accountability
Organization Name: Resonate Yemen
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen accountability through civic engagement and think tank research. The grantee will implement a pilot project to contextualize regional and international expertise, build the capacity of national trainers to pioneer accountability training among civil society, and enlist an independent think tank to conduct an in-depth analysis of previous accountability efforts in order to distill lessons learned to improve forthcoming interventions.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Peace Through Dialogue
Organization Name: Improve Your Society Organization for Development and Peace
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote peace and conflict resolution through dialogue among youth in Taizz. The organization will train 20 youth to facilitate dialogue towards peace and conflict resolution. The grantee will convene ten dialogue and debate sessions targeting 140 youth, establish a &quot;Youth for Peace&quot; network, and coordinate youth activities towards peace.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Democracy for Peace
Organization Name: Yemen Will Triumph
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote democracy and nonviolence through filmmaking. The grantee will train 30 young men and women to promote peace and democracy, produce three short films, engage 500 youth in discussion sessions in Sana'a and Hajjah cities, and hold a Democracy for Peace film event.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Strengthening Accountability
Organization Name: Resonate Yemen
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen accountability through civic engagement and think-tank research. The grantee will build capacity on accountability for five emerging organizations from Sana'a, Taize, Aden, Marib and Hadramout; produce policy papers on accountability and good governance; facilitate exchanges; and encourage cooperation among organizations working on accountability to establish a social accountability network at the national level.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Youth Cultural and Free Expression Forum
Organization Name: Basement Cultural Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide a safe platform for youth dialogue, cultural expression, and engagement at a time of conflict. In response to shrinking space for youth participation in public life, the grantee will identify four themes of interest to Yemeni youth that it will address through publishing articles, producing video clips, and conducting public discussions.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promote youth leadership
Organization Name: Improve Your Society Organization for Development and Peace
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote youth leadership in the context of conflict. The grantee will train 20 youth on leadership in conflict and fragile state contexts, convene a workshop for youth to identify two priorities on issues relevant to fixing fragile states, and conduct four initiatives targeting 120 representatives from civil society, media, local government, academics, political parties and citizens.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,500
Project Title: Monitoring Humanitarian Assistance in Conflict Zones
Organization Name: Social Center for Militating Illegal Earning
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the role of civil society in social accountability during conflict and post-conflict. The grantee will map humanitarian assistance actors, monitor humanitarian assistance process and delivery of seven aid organizations, conduct field visits to three governorates, convene two discussion sessions targeting 40 stakeholders to present the findings, and produce a final report with recommendations to address gaps.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Advocating for IDPs and Reconstruction in Tahamah
Organization Name: Live to Give
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To engage youth from underserved districts in advocating for reconstruction and internally displaced people in the Tahamah region. The grantee will train and mentor four youth teams to advocate for internally displaced people (IDPs) and reconstruction in two war-torn districts. The youth teams will monitor and document IDP needs and damaged infrastructure, produce quarterly and annual reports on their findings, compile stories of victims of conflict, and advocate authorities to improve conditions for these communities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights
Organization Name: National Forum for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise public awareness of human rights violations in Yemen and advocate redress for victims. The grantee's monitors throughout all 22 provinces will document human rights abuses, produce four quarterly reports and one comprehensive annual report on the state of human rights in Yemen, and disseminate the reports to Yemeni and international organizations.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Empowering Women for Local Government Accountability in Abyan
Organization Name: Crystal Association for Women's Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance the capacity of a core group of women monitoring local government performance and advocating for improved service delivery in Abyan Province. The grantee will train 20 activists in effective monitoring and report writing, oversee their monitoring of six service directorates, compile three quarterly reports, present findings to local officials at three public meetings, and advocate for measures to address issues raised.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $17,781
Project Title: Advocacy and Outreach for Uyghur Human Rights
Organization Name: Uyghur Human Rights Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of and advocate for Uyghur human rights. The organization will research, document, and provide independent and accurate information about human rights violations affecting Uyghurs in China. It will also conduct outreach to Chinese citizens, and engage in international advocacy on topics related to Uyghur human rights.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $5,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Uyghur Human Rights Advocacy
Organization Name: World Uyghur Congress
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness and support for Uyghurs' human rights. The program will organize leadership and advocacy training seminars for Uyghur youth, monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in East Turkestan/Xinjiang, advocate on Uyghur issues at the United Nations and the European Parliament, and support and coordinate the Uyghur diaspora.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $9,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Advocacy and Outreach for Uyghur Human Rights
Organization Name: Uyghur Human Rights Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness about Uyghur human rights issues, and to bring such issues to prominence globally. The grantee will research, document, and provide independent and accurate information about human rights violations affecting Uyghurs in China. It will also conduct outreach to Chinese citizens in an effort to improve the human rights conditions for Uyghurs, as well as providing international advocacy.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $294,698
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations in East Turkistan
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To document and make publicly available meaningful analysis of human rights violations in East Turkistan to uphold justice and accountability. The organization will expand and maintain a database of the ongoing enforced disappearance and detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in internment camps by collecting information through online and offline methods, publish two interim reports and an annual report analyzing trends and patterns of abuses, and disseminate the reports to serve as a resource for international advocacy.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $90,000
Project Title: Empowering Women and Youth for Advocacy and Civic Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower women and youth from the Uyghur diaspora to participate in advocacy to protect human rights. The organization will train Uyghur women and youth in advocacy skills and civic participation and foster greater engagement through advocacy campaigns and collaboration with other organizations. The organization will also increase awareness about the Uyghur crisis among a wider international audience through outreach efforts.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $120,000
Project Title: Advocacy and Outreach for Uyghur Human Rights
Organization Name: Uyghur Human Rights Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of and advocate for Uyghur human rights. The organization will research, document, and provide independent and accurate information about human rights violations affecting Uyghurs in China. It will also conduct outreach to Chinese citizens, and engage in international advocacy on topics related to Uyghur human rights.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $315,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Uyghur Human Rights Advocacy
Organization Name: World Uyghur Congress
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To raise awareness and support for Uyghurs' human rights. The grantee will organize leadership and advocacy training seminars for Uyghur youth; monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in East Turkestan/Xinjiang; and strengthen advocacy on Uyghur issues at the United Nations and the European Parliament.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $246,000
Project Title: Documentation and Advocacy for Uyghur Human Rights
Organization Name: Uyghur Human Rights Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness and enhance the prominence of Uyghur human rights issues. The grantee will research, document, and provide independent and accurate information about human rights violations affecting Uyghurs in China. The grantee will conduct outreach to Chinese audiences and opinion leaders to foster understanding and build coalitions for improvement of human rights conditions for Uyghurs, and will continue to carry out human rights advocacy internationally.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $315,000
Project Title: Advocacy and Outreach for Uyghur Human Rights
Organization Name: Uyghur Human Rights Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of and advocate for Uyghur human rights. The organization will research, document, and provide independent and accurate information about human rights violations affecting Uyghurs in China, and abroad. It will also conduct outreach to Chinese citizens, collaborate with other civil society organizations in an effort to raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Xinjiang/East Turkistan, and engage in national and international advocacy.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $315,000
Project Title: Defending and Advocating for Uyghur Human Rights
Organization Name: World Uyghur Congress
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of and support for Uyghur human rights. The organization will: conduct international and regional advocacy on Uyghur issues; organize advocacy and capacity training for Uyghur youth; monitor, document, and highlight ongoing human rights abuses in East Turkistan; convene an international conference on concentration camps; and provide support and coordination for the Uyghur diaspora.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $380,000
Project Title: Uyghur Human Rights Advocacy
Organization Name: World Uyghur Congress
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To raise awareness and support for Uyghurs' human rights in East Turkestan/Xinjiang. The grantee will organize an international training seminar on Uyghur issues and advocacy skills. This seminar will allow participants to effectively engage other human rights NGOs, the international community, and the media in efforts to document and speak out for Uyghur human rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $295,000
Project Title: Uyghur Human Rights Advocacy
Organization Name: World Uyghur Congress
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Xinjiang / East Turkistan (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness and support for Uyghurs' human rights. The program will organize leadership and advocacy training seminars for Uyghur youth, monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in East Turkestan/Xinjiang, advocate on Uyghur issues at the United Nations and the European Parliament, and support and coordinate the Uyghur diaspora.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $354,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Building Association Capacity to Advance the Interests of Palestinian Businesswomen
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To strengthen business associations as member-ship driven organizations. The organization will build Asala's capacity to advocate effectively for women-led micro-enterprises. The program will promote business association best practices within the partner association, improve key member services, and advance innovative sustainability elements that deliver financial and organizational independence. Analysis of priority issues and a related advocacy campaign by the local partner will enhance the association's representational function on behalf of women micro-entrepreneurs.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $359,985
Project Title: Strengthening Youth Engagement in Civic and Political Processes
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance young Palestinians knowledge of, and participation in, political and civic processes, the institute will continue to build on its Ana Usharek (I Participate) civic education program on four university campuses in the West Bank. Furthermore, the institute will continue to provide technical and financial support to two local civil society organizations -- Al Qamar Charitable Organization and the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement -- that work to engage youth volunteers in carrying out local advocacy campaigns and community activities aimed at strengthening municipal accountability.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $325,000
Project Title: Strengthening Youth Engagement in Civic and Political Processes
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To facilitate opportunities for young Palestinians to engage in civic and political life. The institute will launch a civic education and debate program in local universities in the West Bank to enhance young Palestinians' knowledge of, and participation in, political and civic processes. In addition, the institute will provide technical and financial assistance to three civil society organizations to engage youth volunteers in carrying out advocacy campaigns and community activities aimed at strengthening municipal accountability.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $350,000
Project Title: Building Association Capacity To Advance The Interests Of Palestinian Businesswomen
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To build the partner's capacity as a mission-driven, member-focused organization and to improve inclusive, grassroots advocacy services on behalf of women-led micro-enterprises. The program center will advance strategic leadership and effective management within the partner association, establish a sustainable membership model, and enhance organizational identity and communications. Advocacy training and the development of an issue-based advocacy profile will enhance the association's representational function.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $284,856
Project Title: Civic Participation in Municipal Government V
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To enhance municipal officials' responsiveness to citizen concerns and to foster relationships of trust between citizens and municipal councils. The institute will provide technical assistance to three municipal citizen committees to advocate for citizens' priorities. The institute will also provide technical and financial assistance to its two partner civil society organizations to build their organizational capacities to engage citizens on issues of concern. Finally, to facilitate community engagement among youth, the institute will build the outreach and leadership capacity of young volunteers active within the partner organizations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $325,000
Project Title: Civic Participation in Municipal Government IV
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To improve the accountability of municipal councils in addressing citizen priorities and strengthening the relationship between citizens and their local governments. The institute will support four municipal-level citizen committees, which will engage local mayors and municipal councils to undertake community development and improvement projects in response to citizens' expressed concerns. The institute will also conduct a pre-election assessment, and provide technical assistance to its two partner groups to develop their internal organizational and management capacities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $355,119
Project Title: Expanding Women's Democratic Practice in Palestine through Reform-Oriented Dialogue and Engagement
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To elevate the voices and enhance the democratic participation of Palestinian women by engaging female entrepreneurs, and micro and small enterprise owners, in reform-oriented dialogue. The center and its local partner will encourage dialogue among Palestinian businesswomen about challenges and opportunities for enterprise growth and sustainability, and achieving full civic participation. The program will leverage the democratic engagement and the findings generated by this process to mobilize businesswomen as a constituency for democratic reform.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $281,432
Project Title: Strengthening Youth Identification of Democratic Priorities
Organization Name: Shashat Women Cinema
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic engagement of disenfranchised youth in the West Bank and Gaza in voicing their own priorities for national development. The program will lead a film competition on future aspirations for young Palestinian women filmmakers, and use the winning film as a conversation starter to conduct 23 moderated discussion screenings throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening Youth's Critical Debates
Organization Name: AFKAR Organization for Educational and Cultural Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote critical thinking and debates on political and social issues amongst Palestinian youth. The grantee will launch a university debate competition for students at Bethlehem and the Arab American Universities, mentor debate teams at Birzeit and al-Najah Universities, lead two two-day training workshops for 24 students and 2 university debate coordinators, organize four coaching sessions for debate teams, and host four university debates.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $37,000
Project Title: Strengthening Youth's Critical Debates
Organization Name: AFKAR Organization for Educational and Cultural Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote critical thinking and debates on political and social issues amongst Palestinian youth. The grantee will launch a university debate competition at the Al-Quds and Hebron Universities, and continue competitions launched over the past two years at the Arab American, Bethlehem, Birzeit, and Al-Najah Universities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $36,900
Project Title: Expanding Democracy and a Civic Culture through Education
Organization Name: Human Rights and Democracy Media Center (Shams)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic and human rights values and norms within Sharia colleges in the West Bank. The grantee will conduct a series of workshops on tolerance and citizenship at five Sharia universities, lead two capacity-building workshops for Sharia teachers and students, mentor and remotely assist the trained teachers as they lead subsequent classroom lectures to continue and deepen those discussions, and continue to advocate for amending curriculum to include democratic values.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $32,000
Project Title: Promoting Youth Leadership through Debates
Organization Name: The General Union of Cultural Centers
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote the role of youth in civic and public life as part of Palestinian reform efforts. The organization will work with its established 40-member Leadership Youth Committee for youth inclusion in Palestinian reform initiatives. The group will lead a training course on debating, and mentor members as they organize local debates among youth, including a final debate in Gaza City.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $38,000
Project Title: Advancing Social Accountability
Organization Name: Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote national government accountability through youth participation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The grantee will strengthen youth engagement on advancing social accountability and democratic reform through mentoring three youth watchdog teams and assessing the performance of the Ministry of Social Development in the three governorates of Gaza, Nablus, and Hebron.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $42,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights in Gaza
Organization Name: Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote a human rights culture in the Gaza Strip. The organization will lead six four-day introductory courses on human rights standards and their application for 180 social and political activists from Gazan universities, as well as a six-day advanced course for 20 previous graduates. The group will also lead three one-day introductory workshops at youth clubs, expand membership of its youth group affiliate, and hold ten meetings to expand the association's work on a human rights culture within universities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,000
Project Title: Holding Public Officials Accountable
Organization Name: Safad Advertising Company (Wattan TV)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote government accountability to the media and its viewing audience. The grantee will produce and broadcast episodes of a hard-talk television program. The 50-minute recorded program, which will start its ninth season, addresses accountability of the Palestinian Authority in ministries and municipalities, as well as civil society representatives and decision-makers in political, economic, and social realms.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $52,800
Project Title: Civic Engagement and Accountability in Gaza
Organization Name: Civitas Institute
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To engage youth in Gaza in civic action, oversight of, and interaction with local representatives on accountability and anti-corruption measures. The grantee will lead two four-day capacity-building courses on anti-corruption mechanisms, and support trainees to develop 30 social audit reports. The grantee will also conduct 30 discussion groups and 30 awareness sessions for grassroots activists, and produce 30 video clips that highlight the reports' findings.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $36,000
Project Title: Holding Public Officials Accountable
Organization Name: Safad Advertising Company (Wattan TV)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote government accountability from the media and its viewing audience. The grantee will produce and broadcast 24 episodes of a hard-talk television program, Sa'et Ramel. The 55-minute, recorded program will address accountability in ministries and municipalities, and will feature civil society leaders, officials, and decision-makers in political, economic and social realms.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $55,200
Project Title: Towards More Democratic Elections
Organization Name: The Arab World Democracy and Electoral Monitor
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen government representation of and response to citizens' needs and priorities in the West Bank, with a particular focus on local elections. The organization will lead a national committee and advocacy campaign for the adoption of a new local election law and press for the government's adherence to it. The group will lead a three-day national workshop on electoral reform, five regional workshops, and a national conference on recommendations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $39,000
Project Title: Advancing Social Accountability
Organization Name: Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote accountability on social development services through youth participation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The grantee will strengthen youth engagement on advancing social accountability and democratic reform through mentoring three youth watchdog teams and assessing the delivery of social services in the three governorates of Gaza, Nablus, and Hebron.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $42,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Elections
Organization Name: The Arab World Democracy and Electoral Monitor
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen government representation of and response to citizens' needs and priorities in the West Bank through elections and electoral reform at the national and local levels. The grantee will run a concerted advocacy campaign with national and regional workshops, international case study workshops, and election issue workshops.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Civic Engagement and Accountability in Gaza
Organization Name: Civitas Institute
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To engage youth in civic action, oversight, and interaction with national representatives on accountability and anti-corruption. The grantee will design a guide on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), lead three four-day capacity building courses on the UNCAC's mechanisms, and support trainees in the development of 15 social audit reports and conduct of 45 awareness sessions for grassroots activists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,900
Project Title: Promoting Youth Civic Participation in the Gaza Strip
Organization Name: The General Union of Cultural Centers
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote and integrate reconciliation and tolerance, as part of ongoing Palestinian reform efforts. The grantee will work with its established 40-member Leadership Youth Committee (LYC) to sustain pressure for youth inclusion in Palestinian reform. In early October, 100 youth observers will be briefed on the current election law and its implementation and monitor local elections in Gaza's five districts. The project will also include trainings and mentorship for team members as they conduct awareness workshops on the need for reconciliation that includes transitional justice, and conferences to draw attention to youth demands for reconciliation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $57,000
Project Title: Embedding a Culture and Spirit of Democracy
Organization Name: PalThink for Strategic Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To inspire and engage youth in public life through self-development and promote enlightened views on Islam, pluralism, and civil rights among Palestinian youth. The grantee will lead a self-development and civic education training program and pilot civic initiatives for Palestinian youth in the West Bank. It will train 50 Palestinian youth ages 18 to 29 in two four-day training sessions, and then select 20 youth fellows for further training to lead 40 workshops in Tulkarem and Jericho for a period of four months each.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Holding Public Officials Accountable
Organization Name: Safad Advertising Company (Wattan TV)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote government accountability to the media and its viewing audience. The grantee will produce and broadcast 24 episodes of a hard-hitting television program. The 50-minute recorded program, which will start its ninth season, addresses accountability of the Palestinian Authority in ministries and municipalities, as well as civil society representatives and decision-makers in political, economic, and social realms.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $106,000
Project Title: Civic Education through Youth Self-development
Organization Name: Palestinian Initiative for Supporting Students (ESNAD)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To inspire and engage youth in public life through self-development and promote enlightened views on Islam, pluralism, and civil rights among Palestinian youth. The organization will lead two six-day training courses on self-development and civic engagement in local communities for 60 youth. It will then mentor 40 of the trainees as they lead follow-on activities at youth centers in the northern and central West Bank. Finally, the group will compete and support, on a competitive basis, six community initiatives that are designed by the youth to meet their civic participation needs within their local communities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,800
Project Title: Promoting Rights-focused Leadership in Gaza
Organization Name: Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote a rights-based culture of youth leadership in the Gaza Strip. The organization will lead six two-day workshops on human rights for 180 university students, and mentor its 190-member youth group, Friends of Al-Dameer. For this group, Al-Dameer will conduct advanced human rights and leadership training, and support members as they lead youth initiatives in their communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Rights-focused Leadership in Gaza
Organization Name: Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote a rights-based culture of youth leadership in the Gaza Strip. The organization will lead two-day workshops on human rights for university students, and mentor its youth group. For this group, the organization will conduct advanced human rights and advocacy trainings and support members as they lead youth initiatives for their communities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Rights-focused Leadership in Gaza
Organization Name: Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote a rights-based culture of youth leadership in the Gaza Strip. The organization will lead seven two-day workshops on human rights for 210 university students, and mentor its 234-member youth group. For this group, the grantee will conduct two five-day advanced human rights and advocacy trainings, and support members as they lead youth initiatives for their communities.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Elections
Organization Name: The Arab World Democracy and Electoral Monitor
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen representation of and response to university students' needs and priorities in the West Bank. The organization will conduct a comprehensive study on current student council election law at six universities, lead regional workshops, and train six groups of student election observers who will produce election-monitoring reports on student council elections.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Holding Public Officials Accountable
Organization Name: Safad Advertising Company (Wattan TV)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote government accountability to the media and its viewing audience. The grantee will produce and broadcast 24 episodes of a hard-talk television program. The 55-minute recorded program, which will start its eighth season, addresses accountability of ministries and municipalities, as well as civil society officials and decision-makers in political, economic, and social realms.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $52,800
Project Title: Advancing Social Accountability
Organization Name: Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote government accountability in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The grantee will strengthen youth engagement on advancing social accountability and democratic reform by mentoring three youth watchdog teams and assessing the performance of the Ministry of Health in the governorates of Gaza, Nablus, and Hebron. The organization will lead 10 hearing sessions, conduct six town hall meetings, and produce a final report and a short film on its findings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $42,000
Project Title: Youth Political Club
Organization Name: PalThink for Strategic Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen democratic values and understanding within youth leadership in the Gaza Strip. The organization will lead a seminar and training series for a cohort of intellectually-driven young men and women. It will then mentor them as they identify, develop and conduct community initiatives reflective of this training.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $30,000
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