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Project Title: Strengthening Trade Union Capacity and Worker Influence
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the representation of trade unions in Burma to enhance worker rights and to develop the structural and operational capacity of independent trade unions in Burma. The center will provide training and mentoring to its local partner and other union federations to improve their structures, operations, and strategies and to strengthen their internal organizing and collective bargaining capacity. The center will also produce an internal organizing and collective bargaining handbook in coordination with partner trade unionists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $550,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Trade Union Capacity And Worker Voice
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen their structural and operational capacity to defend worker rights. The center will provide training and mentoring to workplace-level unions in Burma. In addition, the center will identify and cultivate key union leaders, staff and activists within union federation structures and labor NGOs to become effective trainers and mentors to workplace-level unions, and it will produce a new training guide to add to its educational materials critical to the building of a democratic trade union movement in Burma over the coming years.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $475,000
Project Title: Strengthening Trade Union Capacity and Worker Voice
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To build the capacity of workplace-level unions to defend worker rights. The center will provide training and mentoring to union federations and emerging union formations to strengthen their organizing and union-building capacity. It will cultivate key union leaders, staff, and allies to become trainers and mentors to workplace-level unions, and produce a training guide and update a union handbook critical to the enhancement of democratic trade union principles in coordination with union partners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $475,000
Project Title: Burmese-Language Satellite Television Broadcasts
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and information and to encourage and sustain independent public opinion in Burma. The organization will produce and broadcast daily satellite TV news and maintain its website and social media pages, including information and independent analysis on Burma's political situation, human rights and media freedom, and business issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $450,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Citizen-Centered Democratic Processes
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote citizen-centered democratic processes in Burma's national and state parliaments. The institute will provide technical assistance to political party members to help foster linkages between elected members of parliament at all parliamentary levels, local party branch offices and constituents in Shan State. A series of consultations and trainings will strengthen political party institutions and improve the organizational capacity of local party branch offices to plan and conduct constituent outreach and support the parties' state- and national-level MPs.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $449,250
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Stronger Local Governments
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To strengthen the capacity of subnational political party members to conduct constituent outreach and to develop evidence-based, citizen-centered policies in partnership with civil society organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders. The institute will provide training on advanced policymaking techniques, such as analysis of public opinion polls and conducting focus group discussions, and strategies for leveraging the knowledge of CSOs, political parties, and other experts.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $400,000
Project Title: Burmese-Language Satellite Television Broadcasts
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and information and to encourage and sustain independent public opinion in Burma. The multimedia program will be comprised of daily satellite TV news and informational programs and a multilingual website.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $350,000
Project Title: Domestic Election Monitoring and Public Opinion Surveys
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To increase Burmese citizens' civic awareness and understanding of democratic political processes. The project activities will include election monitoring and public opinion polling, forums that bring together civil society and political parties to develop a data-driven consensus on priorities for electoral reform, along with the continued development of informed policy recommendations and advocacy strategies to address identified challenges.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $325,000
Project Title: Burmese-Language Satellite Television Broadcasts
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and information and to encourage and sustain independent public opinion in Burma. Activities will include the production and broadcasting of daily satellite TV news and informational programs, and the maintenance of its multilingual website.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Advancing Market-Oriented Policy Reform at the Local Level in Burma
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To develop broader private sector dialogue and consensus on economic reform as a potential area for collective advocacy, to build the capacity of parliamentarians and local private sector representatives to enact market-oriented economic policies through public-private dialogues, and to strengthen the capacity of the local partner to advocate for market-oriented reforms. The Center will work with its local partner to address structural economic challenges at the subnational level.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $277,009
Project Title: Strengthening Trade Union Capacity and Worker Influence
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the representation of trade unions in Burma to enhance worker rights and develop the structural and operational capacity of independent trade unions. The center will provide training and mentoring to the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar, its affiliates, and other union federations to improve their structures, operations, strategies, and organizing and union building capacity.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $275,000
Project Title: Building Links to Address Policy Challenges
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote citizen-centered democratic processes at the sub-national level. The institute will work with the Kayin State Parliament to provide technical assistance on policy development processes that are transparent, informed by research, and responsive to constituent needs. Through this project, elected officials will learn how to coordinate policy development efforts with other key local stakeholders, including political parties, local government, and civil society.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $270,000
Project Title: Increasing Trade Union Capacity and Strategic Membership Growth
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To increase the structural and operational capacity of independent trade unions in Burma to defend worker rights and advance freedom of association. The center will provide training and mentoring to improve the structures, operations, and strategies of union federations. In addition, the center will provide training and support for a comprehensive industry database of key industrial worksites to support strategic organizing.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $265,000
Project Title: Advancing Market-Oriented Policy Reform at the Local Level in Burma, Phase II
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To enhance the capacity of parliamentarians in Upper Burma, to strengthen the capacity of local partners to advocate for market-oriented reforms, and to assist the business community to serve as a constructive partner in public-private dialogue. The center will work with its local partner to address structural economic challenges at the subnational level.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $255,353
Project Title: Burmese-Language Satellite Television Broadcasts
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and information and to encourage and sustain independent public opinion in Burma. The project activities will include the production and broadcasting of daily satellite TV news and informational programs, including the continued use of live broadcasting, which will allow it to reach its audience more quickly and directly, and the maintenance of a multilingual website.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Title: Unions and Democracy
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To support efforts by Burmese trade unions to grow and diversify their membership, educate workers about fundamental rights, protect workers from discrimination, and advocate for improved labor laws and policies. The center will support the outreach and education work of union organizers throughout Burma, as well as the work of labor lawyers in Rangoon and Mandalay.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Title: Civil Society Development in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of civil society organizations in an effort to prevent political backsliding in Burma. The project activities include working with networks of legal activists, labor and farmer rights activists, and civil society actors to establish a viable and politically engaged civil society that performs the dual role of assisting the government to bolster the democratic transition while continuing its role as a watchdog on the new government.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $235,000
Project Title: Civil Society Development in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of civil society organizations in an effort to the consolidate the democratic transition that is occurring in the country. The program activities, which will be conducted through networks of legal activists, labor and farmer rights activists, and civil society actors, will work to be carried out in effort to establish a viable, politically-engaged civil society that performs the dual role of assisting the new government to make the democratic transition irreversible while establishing itself as a watchdog on the new government.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $235,000
Project Title: Civil Society Development in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of civil society organizations in an effort to prevent political backsliding in Burma. The project activities include working with networks of legal activists, farmer rights activists, and civil society actors to establish a viable and politically engaged civil society that performs the dual role of assisting the local government to bolster the democratic transition while continuing its role as a watchdog on the government.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $235,000
Project Title: Civil Society Development in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of civil society organizations to engage constructively in the democratic reform process. The project activities will include working with networks of legal activists, labor and farmer rights activists, and civil society actors to establish a viable, politically engaged civil society that performs the dual role of assisting the government to bolster the democratic transition while continuing its role as a watchdog on the new government.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $235,000
Project Title: Protecting and Advancing Worker Rights
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To build Burmese trade union capacity to protect and represent workers in disputes and legal cases. The center will scale up delivery of capacity-building training programs, conduct mentoring sessions regarding actual cases, and assist unions in identifying issues and developing standardized language to be included in collective bargaining agreements. In cooperation with multiple union federation and/or labor NGO partners, the center will focus these activities primarily to build capacity at the workplace union level.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $225,000
Project Title: Protecting and Advancing Worker Rights
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To build Burmese trade union capacity to protect and represent workers in disputes and legal cases. The center will provide capacity-building training programs, conduct mentoring sessions regarding actual cases, produce additional training materials to strengthen paralegal skills, and update the Union Paralegal Handbook. The center will involve and cultivate key union leaders, staff, and allies such as labor lawyers, to handle cases, mentor others, and engage in all facets of the project.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $225,000
Project Title: Empowering Civil Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support democracy activists in a range of efforts designed to make civil society more effective in moving Burma's transition forward. Working through networks of civil society actors, monks, and activists, the project will provide valuable strategic advice and practical support to a variety of independent civil society initiatives, including the publication of current affairs journals, the organization of training workshops, and the promotion of human rights through strategic litigation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $218,000
Project Title: Empowering Civil Society in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower Burmese civil society in order to increase its effectiveness in moving Burma's transition forward. Working through networks of civil society actors, monks, and democracy activists, the project will seek to provide valuable services to the people of Burma and enhance the effectiveness of the country's vibrant and independent civil society.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $215,840
Project Title: Burmese-Language Satellite Television Broadcasts
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and information and to encourage and sustain independent public opinion in Burma. The organization will produce and broadcast daily satellite TV news and maintain its website and social media pages, including information and independent analysis on Burma's political situation, human rights and media freedom, and business issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $200,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Property Rights in Burma
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To strengthen civil society's capacity to effectively advocate for increased protections of property rights. The project will support a national grassroots coalition through expert-led strategic planning and coalition-building activities that will amplify civil society voices in policy dialogues. The center will also organize legal trainings and advocacy roundtables designed by local and global experts to boost civil society's knowledge among civil society of the available legal protections, tools, and processes for defending the land rights of marginalized communities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $189,506
Project Title: Protecting and Advancing Worker Rights
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve Burmese trade union capacity to protect and represent workers in disputes and legal cases, and identify key leaders, staff, and allies to handle cases and mentor others. The center will conduct an assessment of union case handling and dispute resolution needs. It will produce a Union Paralegal Handbook and training materials; deliver trainings; and conduct mentoring sessions regarding actual cases. It will involve and cultivate key union leaders, staff, and allies, such as labor lawyers, in all facets of the project.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $187,735
Project Title: Advancing Democratic and Economic Policy Reforms through Public-Private Dialogue
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To encourage transparent and inclusive policymaking at the local level. The center will work with its local partner to establish a platform for broad-based public-private dialogue on prioritized policy topics in the Mandalay Region. Through this effort, the center will build the capacity of its partner to become a self-sustaining economic and governance think tank that makes direct and lasting contributions to public governance in Burma.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $179,622
Project Title: Assistance for Political Prisoners and Human Rights Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the release, rehabilitation, and re-integration of political prisoners and advocate for prison reform in Burma. The project activities will include research and documentation; assistance to political prisoners, former political prisoners, and their families; and domestic and international campaigns about the situation these groups face.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $175,000
Project Title: Assistance for Political Prisoners and Human Rights Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the release, rehabilitation, and re-integration of political prisoners and advocate for prison reform in Burma. Activities will include research and documentation; assistance to political prisoners, former political prisoners, and their families; raising international awareness about the situation these groups face; a campaign for the ratification of important pieces of international legislation; advocacy on prison reform; and human rights and transitional justice trainings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $175,000
Project Title: Assistance for Political Prisoners and Human Rights Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the release, rehabilitation, and re-integration of political prisoners and advocate for prison reform in Burma. The project activities will include research and documentation; assistance to political prisoners, former political prisoners, and their families; and domestic and international campaigns about the situation these groups face.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $175,000
Project Title: An English- and Burmese-Language Multimedia News Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media and to provide independent news and information about Burma and events in Southeast Asia. Project activities will include the maintenance of Burmese- and English-language websites and social media pages, including information and independent analysis on Burma's political transition, human rights and media freedom, and business issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: An English and Burmese-Language Multimedia News Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media in Burma and to provide independent news and information about Burma and events in Southeast Asia. Project activities will include the maintenance of Burmese and English-language websites and social media pages, including information and independent analysis on the democratic transition, human rights and media freedom, and business issues.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: The Irrawaddy: An English and Burmese-Language Multimedia News Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media in Burma and to provide independent news and information about Burma and events in Southeast Asia. The project activities will include the maintenance of a Burmese- and English-language website and the development of an application for mobile phone users in order to attract new readers.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: Supporting Strategic Research Capabilities in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support the development of high quality, independent, Burmese-developed policy analysis and its effective use in public policy deliberations. The project activities will focus on an initiative to provide support for strategic research into some of the most sensitive and vexing intersectional issues in Burma's ongoing political and economic transitions.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $145,000
Project Title: Supporting Strategic Research Capabilities in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support the development of high quality, independent, Burmese-developed policy analysis and its effective use in public policy deliberations. Project activities will focus on a new initiative to provide support for strategic research into some of the most sensitive and vexing intersectional issues in Burma's ongoing political and economic transitions.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $136,582
Project Title: Policy-Oriented Research and Analysis
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide policy-oriented research and analysis to the Burmese general public and policymakers. The project activities will include a series of roundtables and workshops; the publication of a quarterly analytical journal; an emerging researcher mentoring program; and the dissemination of news and analysis through a website and social media outlets, all of which will be designed to contribute to an informed debate about the most important public policy issues in the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $126,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy for Burma's Chin Minority
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To document, report on, and raise awareness about the human rights situation in Chin State and western Burma. The activities include a series of trainings and forums for a network of ethnic human rights defenders, ongoing documentation and reporting of human rights abuses, and advocacy on indigenous rights and challenges to freedom of religion in Burma and internationally.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $125,000
Project Title: Domestic Election Monitoring and Public Opinion Surveys
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To increase Burmese citizens' civic awareness and understanding of democratic political processes. The project activities will include election monitoring and public opinion polling, forums that bring together civil society and political parties to develop a data-driven consensus on priorities for electoral reform, along with the continued development of informed policy recommendations and advocacy strategy to address identified challenges.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $125,000
Project Title: Domestic Election Monitoring and Public Opinion Surveys
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To increase Burmese citizens' civic awareness and understanding of democratic political processes. The project activities will include a series of initiatives, including election monitoring and public opinion polling, designed to promote a democratic culture and a foundation for the spread of democratic ideas and values among civil society organization as well as local communities throughout the country.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $125,000
Project Title: Policy-Oriented Research and Analysis
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide policy-oriented research and analysis to the Burmese general public and policymakers. The project activities will include a series of roundtables and workshops; the publication of a quarterly analytical journal; and the dissemination of news and analysis through a website and social media outlets, all of which will be designed to contribute to an informed debate about the most important public policy issues in the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $125,000
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy for Burma's Chin Minority
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To document, report on, and raise awareness about the human rights situation in Chin State and western Burma. The activities include a series of trainings and forums for a network of ethnic human rights defenders, ongoing documentation and reporting of human rights abuses, and advocacy on indigenous rights and challenges to freedom of religion in Burma and internationally.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $125,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Domestic Election Monitoring and Civic Education
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To increase Burmese citizens' civic awareness and understanding of democratic political processes. The program will focus on the development of civic education programs to promote a democratic culture and a foundation for the spread of democratic ideas and values among civil society organization as well as local communities throughout the country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $125,000
Project Title: Empowering Civil Society in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower Burmese civil society in order to increase its effectiveness in moving Burma's transition forward. Working through networks of civil society actors, monks, and democracy activists, the organization will seek to provide valuable services to the people of Burma and to make more effective a vibrant and independent civil society.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $121,000
Project Title: Burmese-Language Current Affairs Journal and Political Activism Resource Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To present in-depth commentary and editorials which might otherwise not be covered in the mainstream Burmese media and to maintain a resource center that provides a cooperative and safe space where a diverse network of democratically-minded activists can gather to discuss contemporary affairs and the pressing issues of the day. The project activities will include the publication of a monthly public affairs journal, a series of public forums on the peace process, a community-level participatory needs assessment, and the maintenance of a political resource center to advance democratic learning, dialogue, and practice.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $114,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting the Development of High-Quality, Data-Driven Policy Analysis
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support the development of high-quality, independent, data-driven policy analysis and its effective use in public policy deliberations. In-person and remote consultations will be conducted with project scholars and experts to develop a platform for cooperation and collaboration among individuals and organizations seeking to work in the policy research and advocacy fields.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $105,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Policy-Oriented Research and Analysis
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide policy-oriented research and analysis to the Burmese general public and policymakers. Program activities will include a series of roundtables and workshops, the publication of a quarterly analytical journal, and the dissemination of news and analysis through the organization's website and social media outlets. These activities will seek to contribute to an informed debate about the most important public policy issues in the country.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Expanding an Independent Think Tank and Training Center in Rangoon
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To expand discussion about the critical political issues facing Burma today and promote diversity in the political landscape through roundtable discussions and public events. The program activities will include trainings on comparative politics and public seminars on political science topics relevant to the issues confronting Burma today.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Maintaining an Independent Think Tank and Training Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To facilitate dialogue about the critical political issues facing Burma and promote greater understanding and cooperation among diverse religious and ethnic groups through roundtable discussions and public events. The activities will include trainings on comparative politics and public seminars on political science topics relevant to the issues confronting the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Establishment of a Public Policy Think Tank
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide policy-oriented research and analysis to the Burmese general public and policymakers. The project activities will include h a series of roundtables and workshops, publication of a quarterly analytical journal, and dissemination of news and analysis through a website and social media.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Maintaining an Independent Think Tank and Training Center in Rangoon
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To facilitate dialogue among activists and youth leaders about the critical political issues facing Burma and to promote an appreciation for diversity and a democratic ethos in the political landscape through roundtable discussions and public events. The activities will include trainings on comparative politics and public seminars on political science topics relevant to the challenges confronting the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: In-Depth Investigative Journalism
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Burmese people with high quality, in-depth, and ethical investigative journalism. The project activities will include the publication of a monthly Burmese-language current affairs magazine, which will focus on investigative news pieces and the maintenance of a companion website and multimedia platforms to the magazine in an effort to build a larger readership.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Expanding an Independent Think Tank and Training Center in Rangoon
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To expand discussion about the critical political issues facing Burma today and promote diversity in the political landscape through roundtable discussions and public events. The activities will include trainings on comparative politics and public seminars on political science topics relevant to the issues confronting Burma today.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation, Advocacy, and Education
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To document, report on, and raise awareness about the human rights situation in Chin State and western Burma. The program will be composed of many activities, including the publication and distribution of a human rights newsletter, the maintenance of a news website, advocacy on human rights issues in Burma and internationally, the enhancement of the skills of local activists, and the organization of a student conference.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Investigative Journalism to Promote Transparency and Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote transparency and accountability by increasing the public's access to credible information through investigative reporting on social and political issues. Project activities will include the maintenance of Burmese and English-language websites and social media pages, featuring monthly investigative reports and weekly news updates and independent analysis covering a range of issues, such as Burma's democratic transition, human rights, freedom of expression and the press, armed conflict, and entrenched corruption.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Strengthening Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the research and institutional capacity of nascent think tanks and select civil society organizations. The project activities will include social science research methodology training with a focus on public policy analysis. The project will also include an exchange program in which representatives of democracy research institutes from established Asian democracies will share their experiences with Burmese organizations while gaining firsthand knowledge of Burma's transition.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society Engagement in Burma's Electoral Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the research and institutional capacity of nascent think tanks and select civil society organizations. The project activities will include social science research methodology training with a focus on public policy analysis. The project will also include an exchange program in which representatives of democracy research institutes from established Asian democracies will share their experiences with Burmese organizations while gaining firsthand knowledge of Burma's transition.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Strengthening Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the research and institutional capacity of nascent think tanks and select civil society organizations. Project activities will include social science research methodology training with a focus on public policy analysis. The project will also include an exchange program in which representatives of democracy research institutes from established Asian democracies will share their experiences with Burmese organizations while gaining first-hand knowledge of Burma's transition.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation, Advocacy, and Education
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To document, report on, and raise awareness about the human rights situation in Chin State and western Burma. The activities will include the publication and distribution of a human rights newsletter, maintenance of a news website, advocacy on human rights issues in Burma and internationally, and the enhancement of the skills of local activists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Fostering Alliances and Awareness for Democratic Reform
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster civil society alliances and increase awareness of governance and reform in the context of democratic political transitions. Program activities will cultivate a network of pro-democracy leaders in Burma through a series of trainings and meetings. The project will also expand a digital information hub and civil society network focused on political transition analysis and expertise by engaging an international network of prodemocracy activists and scholars.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $97,110
Project Title: Promoting Women's Leadership and Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote more meaningful and robust political participation among women community leaders and to mobilize a women's leadership and policy network on key political issues. The activities will include a series of advanced leadership trainings for emerging women political leaders; targeted women's rights workshops with women political party members; ongoing intensive mentoring for 2020 election female candidates; and policy consultations around women's rights legislation, convening a broad coalition of women civil society activists, and political party members.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $95,000
Project Title: Strengthening Burma's Human Rights Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of the human rights movement and expose human rights abuses occurring throughout the country. Training and technical support will help build the skills of human rights defenders and organizations throughout Burma. In addition, the project will also include monitoring and documentation efforts.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $90,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting the Fundamental Human Rights of the Rohingya
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build international and domestic political support for the rights and protection of Rohingya communities and to increase human rights documentation and accountability for abuses committed against the Rohingya. The activities will include a series of regular advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions, political parties, and among human rights partner organizations; as well as media briefings.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $90,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Efforts to Maintain and Expand the Democratic Space in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase awareness about and deepen analysis of political developments in Burma. The project activities will include advocacy initiatives designed to increase awareness about political developments in Burma and to strengthen international efforts to advance political reform in the country.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $85,000
Project Title: Sustaining Support for Human Rights and Democracy in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase awareness about and deepen analysis of political developments in Burma. The project activities will include advocacy initiatives designed to increase awareness about political developments, strengthen international efforts to advance political reform in the country, and ensure that the voices of leading ethnic minority and pro-democracy activists in Burma are heard by the international community.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $85,000
Project Title: Burmese-Language Current Affairs Journal and Political Activism Resource Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To present in-depth, investigative news stories that might otherwise not receive coverage in the mainstream Burmese media, and to maintain a resource center that provides an intimate and safe space where young people can meet to discuss contemporary affairs and network with other like-minded activists. The project activities will include the publication of a monthly public affairs journal and the maintenance of a political resource center to advance democratic learning and practice.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $85,000
Project Title: Strengthening Efforts to Maintain and Expand the Democratic Space in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase awareness about and deepen analysis of political developments in Burma. The project activities will include facilitating advocacy initiatives designed to increase understanding and analysis of political developments, promoting information sharing and coordination across a broad range of networks, and strengthening international efforts to continue the advance towards positive political reform in the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $85,000
Project Title: Burmese-Language Current Affairs Journal and Political Activism Resource Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To present in-depth, investigative news stories which might otherwise not be covered in the mainstream Burmese media and to maintain a resource center that provides a safe space where young people can meet to discuss contemporary affairs and network with other like-minded activists. The program will publish a monthly public affairs journal and maintain a political resource center to advance democratic learning and practice.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $82,997
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Civil Society Development in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote increased understanding among Mon communities about human rights, democracy, the environment, community development, health issues, and the rights of women and children. The project will focus on seven core issues: human rights documentation, human rights advocacy, women's and children's rights, human rights and civic education, community organizing, civil society development, and women's empowerment.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of the human rights movement as well as expose human rights abuses occurring throughout the country. The program will include monitoring and documentation of human rights abuses as well as the provision of training and technical support to human rights defenders and organizations throughout Burma.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $80,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Documenting and Raising Awareness on Resource Extraction in Arakan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support communities in Arakan State affected by resource extraction through consultation and coalition-building, developing policies for the establishment of institutions laws, and advocacy mechanisms to manage oil and gas revenue with transparency and accountability. The activities will focus on strengthening an alliance of local activists to raise issues to both state- and national-level policymakers and to engage key stakeholders in debating and devising policies that support revenue transparency and management systems, and international protection standards.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Civil Society Development in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote increased understanding among the Mon of human rights, democracy, the environment, community empowerment, and the rights of women and children. The project activities will focus on four core issues: human rights documentation, monitoring of and advocacy on foreign direct investment, women and children's rights documentation, and advocacy on the rights of various Mon communities to control the use of their land and natural resources.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Documenting and Raising Awareness on Resource Extraction in Arakan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support communities in Arakan State affected by resource extraction through consultation and coalition-building, developing policies for the establishment of institutions, laws, and advocating for mechanisms to manage oil and gas revenue with transparency and accountability. The activities will focus on strengthening an alliance of local activists to raise issues to both state and national-level policymakers and to engage key stakeholders in debating and devising policies that support revenue transparency and management systems, and incorporate international protection standards.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Civil Society Development in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote increased understanding among the Mon of human rights, democracy, the environment, community empowerment, and the rights of women and children. Project activities will focus on human rights documentation, the monitoring of and advocacy on foreign direct investment, women and children's rights documentation and advocacy, and the rights of various Mon communities to control the use of their land and natural resources.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Civil Society Development in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote increased understanding among the Mon of human rights, democracy, the environment, community empowerment, and the rights of women and children. The project activities will focus on four core issues: human rights documentation, monitoring of and advocacy on foreign direct investment, women and children's rights documentation, and advocacy on the rights of various Mon communities to control the use of their land and natural resources.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Strengthening Efforts to Maintain and Expand the Democratic Space in Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase awareness about and deepen analysis of political developments in Burma. The project includes a range of activities designed to increase awareness about political developments in Burma and to strengthen international efforts to advance political reform in the country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Leadership and Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote a more meaningful and robust political participation among women community leaders and to mobilize a women's leadership and policy network on key political issues. The activities will include an intensive leadership training for emerging women political leaders, targeted women's rights workshops with women MPs, and policy consultations around women's rights legislation, convening a broad coalition of women civil society activists, political party members, and members of parliament.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $80,000
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: Mobilizing Rohingya Communities to Promote and Protect Their Human Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote political awareness and civic activism among Rohingya youth and community leaders and to highlight human rights abuses faced by Rohingya communities. The organization will arrange a series of political education trainings for Rangoon- and Arakan State-based Rohingya youth and community leaders, develop a website that will serve as a repository for documentation of human rights abuses and information about the Rohingya, and conduct advocacy meetings with governments and international civil society organizations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $76,902
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Women's Leadership and Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote political participation among women community leaders and to mobilize a women's leadership and policy network on key political issues. The activities will include a series of leadership training seminars, women's rights trainings, and policy consultations among women civil society activists, political party members, and MPs.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $76,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting the Fundamental Human Rights of the Rohingya
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information about the human rights situation in Arakan State and within Rohingya communities internationally. Project activities will include documentation collection and reporting, along with a series of regular advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions, political parties, and among human rights partner organizations; and media briefings.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Legal Aid for Victims of Human Rights Abuses in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote legal reform, raise awareness of rights and responsibilities and provide legal assistance to people whose rights have been violated in Kachin State. The project activities will include conducting legal awareness, voter education, and paralegal trainings for Kachin citizens; hosting a workshop to review draft laws; as well as an organizational management workshop; and providing support to human rights lawyers to help sustain their work.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Strengthening Efforts to Prevent Mass Violence
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen efforts to prevent mass violence in Burma. The research project will seek to highlight and support counter-narratives that people in Burma use both to oppose extremist rhetoric and reconcile their own uncertainties and fears in ways that do not promote violence.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Developing Media Monitoring Skills
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Burmese public with a detailed analysis and evaluation on the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and online media reporting. The project activities will include a professional media monitoring and reporting effort in order to advocate for democratic reforms, structural changes, and more pluralistic and balanced media coverage of political and social issues, as well as a series of media roundtables to present and discuss findings.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Media Monitoring Initiative
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform the Burmese public about the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and online media reporting. The project activities will include a professional media monitoring effort and advocacy for democratic reforms, structural changes, and more pluralistic and balanced media coverage of political and social issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Developing Media Monitoring Skills
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform the public about the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and online media reporting. The program activities will include the development of a professional media monitoring initiative and advocacy efforts for democratic reforms, structural changes, and more pluralistic and balanced media coverage of political and social issues in Burma.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $74,999
Project Title: Developing Media Monitoring Skills
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform the Burmese public about the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and online media reporting. The program activities will include a professional media monitoring effort and advocacy for democratic reforms, structural changes, and more pluralistic and balanced media coverage of political and social issues.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $74,997
Project Title: Think Tank Development: Budget Research and Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society organizations. The program will include research and capacity-building training, as well as technical support to Burmese civil society organizations on budget review processes and systems that allow for more input from the public during the budget preparation process.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $73,774
Project Title: Promoting Civic Participation and Political Dialogue in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic participation and political dialogue in Upper Burma. A series of trainings will provide activists, political party members, and university students with information on issues relating to democratic transitions, political strategies, policy implementation, and leadership. Other activities will include regular public discussions and lectures on political topics with guest speakers; policy research and analysis on local government services; and maintenance of a book club and community library.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Participation and Political Dialogue in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic participation and political dialogue in Upper Burma. The multi-faceted program will include a series of trainings for activists, political party members, and university students on issues relating to democratic transitions, political strategies, and voter education; regular public discussions and lectures on political topics with guest speakers; a book club and community library; and policy research and analysis on local government services.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Participation and Political Dialogue in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic participation and political dialogue in Upper Burma. Project activities will include a series of trainings for activists, political party members, and university students on issues relating to democratic transitions, political strategies, policy implementation, and leadership; regular public discussions and lectures on political topics with guest speakers; policy research and analysis on local government services; and maintenance of a book club and community library.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Participation and Political Dialogue in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic participation and political dialogue in Upper Burma. Project activities will include a series of trainings for activists, political party members, and university students on issues relating to democratic transitions, political strategies, policy implementation, and leadership; regular public discussions and lectures on political topics with guest speakers; policy research and analysis on local government services; and maintenance of a book club and community library
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Assistance for Political Prisoners: Documentation, Advocacy, and Rehabilitation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the release, rehabilitation, and re-integration of political prisoners in Burma. The organization will conduct research and documentation; provide assistance to political prisoners, former political prisoners, and their families; and raise international awareness about the situation these groups face.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $66,667
Project Title: Promoting Women's Leadership and Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote political participation among women community leaders and to mobilize a women's leadership and policy network. Activities will include a series of leadership training seminars, women's rights trainings, and policy consultations among women civil society activists, political party members, and members of parliament.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Policy-Oriented Research and Analysis of Ethnic Politics
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide policy-oriented research and analysis of politics in the various ethnic states, with an emphasis on political participation. The project will contribute to an informed debate about ethnic politics through a series of roundtables and discussions, the publication of policy papers and briefs, the organization of trainings for civil society representatives and political party members from ethnic areas, and the formation of civil society networks designed to encourage ethnic political participation.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Independent News and Information in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Mon people about political, social, and economic developments in Mon State and southern Burma. The activities will include publishing its bi-weekly Mon-language newspaper that informs the Mon people about current events and basic principles of human rights and democracy and maintaining its office in Mawlamyaing.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $65,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Peace and Political Awareness in Arakan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote peace and political awareness among youth in Arakan State. The project activities will include an intensive youth leadership program focused on peace and civic education at its youth education centers, an outreach and education program designed to promote tolerance and civic engagement among diverse communities, and various public activities which seek to build positive relationships among disparate populations.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $65,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Documenting and Raising Awareness on Resource Extraction in Arakan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness among Arakanese in resource extraction-affected areas and to develop policies for the establishment of institutions, laws, and mechanisms to manage oil and gas revenue transparently and accountably. Project activities will include supporting communities in raising their concerns to policymakers and engaging key stakeholders in discussing and devising policies that support revenue transparency, effective management systems, and international protection standards.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Legal Aid for Victims of Human Rights Abuses in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote legal reform, raise awareness of rights and responsibilities, and provide legal assistance to people whose rights have been violated in Kachin State. The project activities will include conducting legal awareness trainings, paralegal trainings for Kachin citizens, a workshop to review draft laws, an organizational management workshop, and support to human rights lawyers to help sustain their work.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Policy-Oriented Research and Analysis of Civil-Military Relations
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide policy-oriented research and analysis of civil-military relations. The project will contribute to an informed debate about civil-military relations through a series of roundtables and panel discussions, the publication of policy papers and briefs, security sector trainings to civil society organizations from the ethnic areas, and the formation of civil society networks for security sector reform.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $65,000
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