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Project Country: Bangladesh
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Displaying records 1-23 of 23 results
All results totalling $3,574,162
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.



Project Title: Facilitating Reconciliation across Lines of Political Difference
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To encourage a process of respectful and peaceful political engagement in Bangladesh. The institute will convene and facilitate nonpartisan dialogues where senior representatives of the country's political parties may utilize public opinion research, participate in open and honest discussions, build trust, and identify key priorities for national renewal.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $595,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Positive Political Participation In The Post-Election Environment
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To strengthen elected representatives' abilities to understand citizen priorities and develop citizen-centered policy proposals, and to improve university students' understanding of effective and peaceful methods of political participation. The institute will work with elected representatives from both major political parties to conduct capacity building trainings and dialogues informed by the findings of public opinion research. Simultaneously, the institute will work with a local organization focused on youth empowerment to conduct civic education seminars for university students, as well as dialogue forums for the student wings of the major political parties.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $560,000
Project Title: Promote Informed and Active Citizenry in Bangladesh's 2019 Electoral Process
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To provide electoral stakeholders with recommendations to promote the credibility of the upcoming parliamentary elections. The institute will conduct a series of activities before and during the elections, including a pre-election assessment mission, a gender audit of the electoral environment, a limited election day delegation, and support to citizen groups to conduct evidence-based research on youth and women to inform efforts to improve the country's electoral process.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $312,000
Project Title: Promoting Inclusive Dialogue to Advance Public Policy Reform
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support inclusive dialogue between civil society and major political parties and generate key public policy reform recommendations in Bangladesh in advance of parliamentary elections. The institute will identify public policy priorities among civil society, political parties, and the government and work with a local partner to organize forums in Dhaka and the regions to formulate policy recommendations and policy briefs on key policy concerns.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Facilitating Reconciliation Across Lines of Political Difference
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To expand and deepen a process of respectful and peaceful political engagement. The institute will convene and facilitate nonpartisan multiparty dialogues and discussion forums where senior representatives of the country's political parties will utilize public opinion research on priority issues in open and honest discussion, as well as incorporate younger political leaders in multiparty interactions.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Promoting Working Trust and Social Capital between Rohingya Refugees and the Local Community in Cox's Bazar
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote greater working trust and devise collective governance solutions for all communities impacted by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar. The institute will conduct a displacement effects assessment followed by a structured multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity building workshop for the local Bangladesh government and host community.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Title: Supporting Youth to Drive Economic and Democratic Reform
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To develop the leadership skills of young people to participate in democratic and economic reform processes and to develop the capacity of a partner organization as a policy research institute. The center will work with a Bangladeshi policy research institute to build the capacity of a diverse group of young people living in rural areas to address local economic grievances from a policy perspective. The center will also provide the partner technical assistance and networking opportunities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $228,256
Project Title: Supporting Youth to Drive Local Economic and Democratic Reform
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To develop the leadership skills of young people to participate in the democratic and economic reform process. The center will work with a Bangladeshi policy research institute to build the capacity of a diverse group of young people living in rural areas to address local economic grievances from a policy perspective. It will also provide a local partner with technical assistance and networking opportunities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $184,970
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Access to Independent Journalism
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To establish an independent media platform focused on current events, including human rights and corruption. The organization will develop an independent and non-partisan media platform that will defend democracy, human rights, and the freedom of expression in Bangladesh. It will distribute its content through a variety of media websites and social media platforms.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Social Cohesion between Host and Refugee Communities
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To build the leadership capacity of women leaders of different communities and promote social cohesion between them. The organization will convene a series of leadership workshops with young women in Eastern Bangladesh. It will facilitate meetings between the trained women to discuss each community's concerns and identify possible solutions. Subsequently, it will convene inter-community dialogues designed to ease tensions and understand the reality of circumstances faced by the other.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $78,000
Project Title: Building Youth Leadership on Pluralism and Social Harmony
Organization Name: The Hunger Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of youth leaders to address issues of pluralism and democratic values in their communities. The organization will conduct leadership trainings focused on skills such as conflict resolution, negotiation, and dialogue facilitation with the expectation that trainees will use this knowledge to promote pluralism, tolerance, and social harmony in their communities. The organization will work with its network members to proactively advance societal discourse on issues of pluralism and social harmony.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $70,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Raising Awareness on Transparency and Accountability
Organization Name: Jaago Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen and deepen youth engagement on issues of transparency and accountability. The organization will organize workshops on corruption and its effect on democracy for members in its youth networks. It will assist the youth in spreading this knowledge within their own networks and facilitate discussions with local authorities to advocate for transparent and accountable governance.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Building Youth Leadership on Pluralism and Social Harmony
Organization Name: The Hunger Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of youth leaders to prepare them to address issues of pluralism and democratic values in their communities. The organization will conduct leadership trainings focused on skills such as conflict resolution, negotiation, and dialogue facilitation with the expectation that trainees will use this knowledge to promote pluralism, tolerance, and social harmony in their communities. The organization will work with its network members to advance societal discourse on issues of pluralism and social harmony.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Democratic Citizenship and Media Literacy
Organization Name: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote and reinforce democratic and civic values, critical thinking, and media literacy within universities. The organization will convene a two-day international conference to share best practices with like-minded universities on incorporating themes such as pluralism, social and emotional learning, and critical thinking into university course curriculum. The conference will serve as an opportunity to highlight its semester-long course on diversity, tolerance, and pluralism and encourage its use by other leading Bangladeshi universities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Promotion of Diversity, Tolerance, and Pluralism in Universities
Organization Name: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote and reinforce democratic and civic values, critical thinking, and media literacy among university students. The organization will work with university leadership to develop and integrate a curriculum on citizenship, pluralism, and social and emotional learning into existing coursework, encourage its use by other leading universities, and host a regional conference focused on knowledge sharing and best practices.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Advancing Accountability and Transparency through the Right to Information
Organization Name: Research Initiatives Bangladesh
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advance accountability and transparency through the application and implementation of right to information (RTI) mechanisms. The organization will facilitate the efforts of RTI experts and activists to submit requests to government authorities under the Right to Information Act. It will convene a series of trainings, strategy sessions, and a national conference to consider topics of public interest, monitor the life cycle of applications, and critically assess compliance with the law by government institutions.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Building Youth Leadership on Pluralism and Social Harmony
Organization Name: The Hunger Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of youth network members around topics of pluralism and democratic values. The organization will conduct leadership trainings focused on skills such as conflict resolution, negotiation, and dialogue facilitation. Subsequently, youth trainees will promote pluralism, tolerance, and social harmony in their communities. The organization will enhance its online membership platform with modules for learning and opportunities for experience exchange.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $59,936
Project Title: Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Civic Values and Media Literacy
Organization Name: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote and reinforce democratic and civic values among university students. The grantee will work with university leadership to develop and integrate a curriculum on democratic and civic values into existing course work. The program will involve an intense training course to familiarize faculty with the curriculum and enhance their ability to convey the content to students in a relatable manner.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Defending Human Rights through Network Strengthening
Organization Name: Manabadhikar Shongskriti Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of a human rights documentation network to monitor, document, and report on human rights violations. The organization will establish the network's infrastructure, by starting local offices, hosting local meetings and national conferences, developing a documentation process, and publishing reports and related documents. It will also advocate for the protection and promotion of human rights and access to justice at the national level.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Media Landscape Study
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To deepen public awareness about media ownership and press freedom in Bangladesh. The organization will study who owns various media outlets throughout the country, how the ownership has changed over time, and to what degree the various owners are affiliated and connected. It will produce an in-depth evidence-based report and publish it on an interactive website. The report will serve as a baseline for future research.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $46,000
Project Title: Mobilizing Youth to Advance Democracy and Good Governance
Organization Name: Jaago Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen and deepen youth engagement on issues of human rights and democracy. The project will organize 16 workshops focused on democratic values, human rights norms, and leadership skills for members in its youth network, assist them in spreading this knowledge within their own networks, and facilitate advocacy with locally elected officials.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Raising Awareness on Voter Rights
Organization Name: Jaago Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen and deepen youth engagement on issues of democracy and electoral participation. The grantee will organize workshops on democracy and electoral participation for members in its youth networks, assist them in spreading this knowledge within their own networks, and facilitate pre-election discussions with local authorities. The grantee will also develop two videos for release on social media that encourage youth to vote in upcoming general elections.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Building Youth Leadership on Pluralism and Social Harmony
Organization Name: The Hunger Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Bangladesh
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of youth leaders to address issues of pluralism and democratic values in their communities. The organization will conduct leadership trainings focused on skills such as conflict resolution, negotiation, and dialogue facilitation with the expectation that trainees will use this knowledge to promote pluralism, tolerance, and social harmony in their communities. The organization will work with its network members to proactively advance societal discourse on issues of pluralism and social harmony.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.