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All results totalling $876,962,890
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Project Title: Journal of China Strategic Analysis
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide a platform for high-level analysis of international relations, reform initiatives, domestic policies, and the potential for democratic transition. A journal featuring carefully researched and thought-provoking articles will be published and distributed to a targeted audience of decision-makers critical to reform.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $56,810
Project Title: Promoting Innovative Solutions
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote citizen engagement in the development of innovative alternatives to address Venezuela's democratic challenges. The project will promote the development of a digital platform to foster international solidarity and help address Venezuela's most pressing needs. The effort will focus on strengthening alternative and citizen actions.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,583
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Values
Organization Name: Construyendo Redes para el Desarrollo
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Bolivia
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To strengthen democratic values and organizational capacity. The grantee will produce materials on the principles and values of a democratic system and facilitate training programs on democratic values and practical governance skills.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $38,904
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: Engaging Youth in Public Debate
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote debate forums among Afghan youth and strengthen university students' debating skills. The grantee will organize Dari-language introductory debate trainings at 18 public and private universities, hold English language debate trainings for existing clubs, organize seven debate tournaments, and develop a comprehensive debate manual in Dari and English.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Pre-Election Survey
Organization Name: Ghana Center for Democratic Development
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: Ghana
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To assess public confidence in the integrity of the electoral process in Ghana, identifying potential areas for civil society monitoring and intervention. The organization will conduct one national survey on the public's knowledge and perceptions of the current electoral process, and share the information broadly with electoral management bodies, government, political parties, civil society, and the Ghanaian public.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $84,791
Project Title: Increasing the Capacity of Civic Activists
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To increase the capacity of civic activists. A series of seminars will be conducted to bring activists together to share best practices, discuss security issues, and network with their colleagues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,460
Project Title: Engaging Youth in Pankisi Gorge
Organization Name: Kakheti Regional Development Foundation
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Georgia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To encourage marginalized youth in the Pankisi Gorge to participate in civil society. The organization will support activities at a youth center in Duisi, provide trainings on human rights, engage youth in planning and implementing civic forums, and conduct study visits to Tbilisi. The organization will facilitate youth engagement in initiative groups on youth issues with the participation of local government officials and women's council members.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,916
Project Title: Fighting Torture and Cruel Treatment in Prisons
Organization Name: Jeune Cellule pour le Developpement
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: Guinea
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve respect for the human rights of prisoners and detained persons in Guinea, the grantee will establish surveillance committees to monitor the conditions of five detention centers in the administrative region of Boke, Guinea. Committee members will engage local leaders on the rights of detained persons and report and respond to incidents of overcrowding, prolonged pre-trial detention, poor sanitation, and torture. The grantee will provide some direct legal assistance in severe cases.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $41,000
Project Title: Pan-African Youth Leadership for Accountability
Organization Name: Youngstars Development Initiative
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: _ Africa Regional
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower youth with the knowledge, skills, and mentoring needed to engage and support elected representatives and government institutions to improve governance, raise accountability, and enhance citizen-government collaboration throughout Africa. The initiative will launch a Pan-African youth leadership program, educating youth leaders on their civic rights and responsibilities so that they can mobilize their communities to demand democratic reforms. It will also create platforms where youth can share their governance challenges and identify new, innovative approaches to transform their society.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $120,509
Project Title: Civil Society Research
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To improve the effectiveness and internal organization of new civic groups.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,672
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Governance through Effective Citizen Participation in Abia
Organization Name: African Centre for Human Advancement and Resource Support
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: Nigeria
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote government accountability, transparency, and responsiveness to constituent needs in Abia State, the organization will facilitate a series of targeted civil society capacity building trainings aimed at improving citizens' knowledge of participatory governance, human rights, and advocacy. The program will foster an inclusive and democratic coalition of activists, specifically targeting market associations and women's groups, and provide platforms for government-constituent discussions on state accountability.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,689
Project Title: Disseminating Independent Political News
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To foster freedom of information and independent media. An independent website will be maintained and expanded. It will inform the public about pressing political issues facing the country by producing daily news and information, and expand its audience, particularly among youth, through social media pages and a mobile phone app.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,610
Project Title: Supporting Regional Youth Networks and Policy Advocacy in Africa
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: _ Africa Regional
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To support the African Union's (AU) long-term goal to facilitate greater inclusion of African youth and their views into high-level AU discussions and create opportunities for youth leaders to organize around areas of shared concern. The institute will build regional networks of young leaders to strengthen their capacities to advocate for policy priorities. The institute will support youth participants to engage in a coalition-building process with their peers, as well as with attendees from previous institute- and AU-sponsored regional consultations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Building the Voice of Business
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description:
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $27,567
Project Title: Strengthening Independent Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate for an open and independent press and strengthen the credibility of Turkish media. The program will maintain and expand a media monitoring website and engage leading journalists to report on press integrity in Turkey, promote digital media, support investigative journalism, and advocate for freedom of information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Trainings
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve the capacity and independence of local civic initiatives working to address social issues. Volunteers will be trained to monitor human rights and report on the findings of their monitoring activities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Political Participation
Organization Name: Association Guineenne des Femmes pour la Democratie et le Developpement
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: Guinea
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote women's rights and the rights of disabled persons, and to promote women's political participation in Western Guinea. The grantee will hold three training-of-trainers workshops for women leaders in Maritime Guinea. Trained participants will organize 240 educational talks and will lead a public awareness campaign on women's rights and disabled persons' rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,863
Project Title: Equipping Democratic Leaders in Thailand
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civil society leaders to identify and fully utilize opportunities to amplify democratic voices in Thailand. The institute will build on previous programming to bolster the voices of civic stakeholders in support of democratic ideas and values. Activities will include various consultations and forums with civil society leaders focused on citizen reform priorities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $420,000
Project Title: Public Opinion Research
Organization Name: Merdeka Center for Opinion Research
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Malaysia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To carry out independent, objective public opinion research that can be used by policy makers and civil society representatives to formulate policies and programs. The organization will conduct public opinion surveys across peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak to gauge the Malaysian public's views on a variety of public policy issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $64,643
Project Title: Supporting Policy Development Among Ethnic Nationality Leaders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support policy development among ethnic nationality leaders. The multi-faceted program will include the provision of technical assistance to ethnic political leaders involved in the peace process through the drafting and publication of policy papers and the organization of seminars; public outreach among civil society; and briefings for government, media, and international actors.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Addressing Democratic Distress in the New Democracies of Central and Eastern Europe
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: _ Europe Regional
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To combat democratic distress in Central and Eastern Europe. The institute will conduct opinion polling to understand populations' support for "illiberal" concepts of democracy, promote government transparency by conducting awareness-raising events and corruption vulnerability assessments, organize expert consultations to help political parties adapt to the new political environment, and encourage youth to spearhead the political debate in Europe.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $550,000
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights Violations in the Post-Electoral Period
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: Burundi
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and report on human rights violations and to improve prison and detention conditions, the project will include visits to detention centers and collaboration between human rights observers to monitor human rights abuses and raise awareness of their findings.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,068
Project Title: Reviving Civic Consciousness through a Governance and Accountability Index
Organization Name: AFRIK-POLL
Project Region: Africa
Project Country: Mali
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase local leaders' accountability in the Bamako capital area and to allow citizens to contribute to better management of local resources. The organization will expand its pilot monitoring program from the city level to the regional level. In this third phase, the program will be piloted in both the Bamako and Koulikoro regions.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $42,671
Project Title: Promoting Democracy through Traditional Forums
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance citizens' knowledge of democratic opportunities and roles in civic life and foster a more inclusive media culture in eastern Afghanistan. This project will incorporate the teaching of democratic values into the curriculum of its Jalalabad and Kandahar learning centers; provide practical training in media for post-madrasah students; and produce news and drama radio programming addressing local social and political issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $107,200
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