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Project Title: Promoting Political Pluralism
Organization Name: Bedil Organization for Debates
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote political pluralism and provide space for issues-based discourse in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The organization will engage citizens in non-partisan public forums that provide a platform for diverse voices to discuss different perspectives on a wide range of social, economic and political priorities. The organization will share recommendations that emerge from the debates with local decision-makers.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Political Reform through Open Dialogue
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: _ Gulf Regional
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote open dialogue among civic activists from the Gulf on democratic reforms. The organization will focus on political reforms on a variety of topics including women's rights, political freedoms, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement. It will produce online media content on its website and host dialogue sessions focused on these issues.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Public Accountability
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote issue-based political discourse and enhance transparency and accountability in public life. The program will support a fact-checking portal that reports on the accuracy and consistency of statements of elected leaders, candidates for public office, and other officials. The grantee will disseminate its findings to Turkish media and on social networks.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $95,000
Project Title: Promoting Public Consultations for Good Governance
Organization Name: Alternative Citizen Movement
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance the capacity of civil society in strengthening governance and improving democratic processes. The organization will work with its regional civil society coalition to conduct workshops for elected officials on laws that require citizen input in policy decision-making processes, trainings on monitoring government expenditures, and convene regional forums and campaigns to promote and advocate for public consultations in governance and policy processes. The grantee will also host a strategic planning meeting for civil society organizations to create a strategy supporting democratic reform.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Promoting Peaceful Discourse
Organization Name: Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy in Tunisia
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To empower religious leaders to promote a moderate, peaceful, and democratic discourse. The organization will lead workshops on citizenship and pluralism for youth civic actors and imams; and convene regional discussions on key issues surrounding Islam, tolerance, and the democratic state, 10 thematic study days for imams and youth on key issues related to Islam, democracy and tolerance. It will also organize two public events to highlight youth initiatives related to pluralism, countering extremist discourse, and fighting corruption.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $135,000
Project Title: Promoting Public Policy Research
Organization Name: Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote accountability of public institutions based on evidence-based public policy research. The organization will continue producing its Trust in Public Institutions Index, lead research to measure trust in public health and education institutions, produce analysis and publish its report, and convene a conference on its research findings and recommendations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Responsive Municipal Governance
Organization Name: Will and Citizenship Organization (OVC)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance the ability of local elected officials to respond effectively to their communities' needs, and to improve the ability of civil society to monitor and evaluate municipal work and services. The organization will hold workshops for municipalities on the annual investment plan process, train civil society actors in advocacy and monitoring of municipal affairs, lead campaigns encouraging participation in annual investment plan town halls, and work with program participants to develop an evaluation system to monitor the performance of the municipalities in southern Tunisia.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $34,500
Project Title: Promoting Judicial Independence
Organization Name: Investigator Organization for the Rule of Law
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote judicial independence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) through research and engagement with judges, academics, and legal professionals. The organization will work with experts to produce draft laws aimed at reforming current KRI legislation related to judicial independence, host panel discussions and a conference, and lead an advocacy campaign aimed at adopting the draft laws.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Legislative Reform
Organization Name: Solidar Tunisia
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote legislative reform that protects vulnerable groups in line with the constitution. The organization will convene a series of consultations with civil society organizations representing the rights of marginalized and vulnerable communities; conduct research into which legislative reforms are necessary to meet the requirements of the constitution; and produce at least three policy papers with concrete recommendations to update the legal framework.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $48,000
Project Title: Promoting Local Governance Accountability
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote transparency and accountability of government institutions through citizen monitoring. The organization will monitor and evaluate the performance of government institutions, survey and document citizen concerns, hold training workshops and dialogue sessions, organize media productions, and hold a conference to release the findings if its report.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Media Sector Reform
Organization Name: ARTICLE 19 RESEARCH AND INFORMATION CENTRE ON CENSORSHIP
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve coordination between various stakeholders in the media sector, and support the development of self-regulatory institutions that protect freedom of expression and the press in Tunisia. The organization will convene a series of multi-stakeholder coordination meetings and workshops to improve collaboration between actors in the media regulatory environment; draft codes of conduct and best practices for journalists and judges; train journalists, judges, and MPs on the media regulatory framework; and build the capacity of the press council.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $66,300
Project Title: Promoting Online Media Accuracy and Accountability
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote the accountability and credibility of online media and improve its accuracy and reliability. The organization will lead a workshop on techniques to identify and refute false or inflammatory online material. The organization will monitor social media pages and correct misinformation and disinformation related to upcoming elections to protect the integrity of the electoral process.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote and strengthen youth leadership and engagement in public life. The organization will form a youth club to debate and advocate policy changes. It will also promote policy changes aimed at empowering youth and improving public services in Diyala by conveying the perspectives of and priorities of youth to local officials. The organization will develop the leadership and advocacy skills of youth.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title:
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support a pro-democracy TV station and to encourage a culture of civic engagement through citizen journalism. The organization will produce and broadcast daily news and civic education programs to promote democratic values in western Herat province. In addition, it will train youth on the basics of citizen journalism and train government employees on public accountability and access to information.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $56,500
Project Title: Promoting Citizen-Driven Accountable Governance
Organization Name: Aran for Developing Civic Culture
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote citizen-driven accountable governance. The grantee will continue its campaign to advocate for less partisan interference in the local governments of Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, and Halabja. The grantee will conduct surveys, engage political parties, organize public forums, gather constituency signatures for petitions, run a legal clinic on cases of partisan interference, and advocate for the activation of a political parties' law that limits political interference in governance.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Responsibility among Community Leaders
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To engender a culture of civic responsibility and engagement among community leaders in eastern Afghanistan. The grantee will hold civic education workshops for community leaders in the four eastern provinces of Khost, Kunar, and Paktia. The grantee will organize public-private dialogues in the three provinces to provide a platform for civil society actors and youth leaders to engage in advocacy efforts with provincial government officials on pressing needs of their communities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Values through Local Radio
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen local independent media and promote democratic ideas and civic values. The grantee will produce and broadcast news and civic education programs through its radio station for the citizens of Kabul and four nearby provinces. The organization will also mentor student interns from Kabul and Parwan Universities in radio journalism.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Promoting Community Dialogue
Organization Name: Association for the Defense of Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote cooperation and prevent conflict between civil society and security forces; and to provide legal support to civil society groups in southern Tunisia. The organization will conduct trainings for representatives of civil society and the security services on the emergency law in Tunisia, convene a public seminar on how the emergency law affects civil society, and train a group of volunteers to staff a legal support center for civil society organizations in the region.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Accountability through New Media and Technology
Organization Name: Why Not?
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civil society groups' ability to monitor political processes and promote government accountability using new technology and to support the development of a MENA regional coalition focused on accountability in the public and private sectors. The organization will host a fellowship program, link participants with leading watchdog groups in the Balkans, provide ongoing technical support and consultations to partners in the MENA region, and convene a meeting in Sarajevo for MENA accountability experts.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $73,200
Project Title: Promoting Active Citizenry
Organization Name: Association des Gestionnaires pour le Developpement
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Mauritania
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster dialogue between local authorities and the local population in Rosso and its surrounding villages. The organization will expand its geographic reach to other communities; organize workshops on citizenship concepts, communication, and advocacy techniques; convene a dialogue forum on local development and governance; and establish community engagement clubs.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Adherence to the Rule of Law
Organization Name: Eye's University Organization
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote rule of law and democratic principles within institutions of higher education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The organization will monitor and evaluate the adherence to laws by universities and the Ministry of Higher Education. It will also hold a series of roundtable and panel discussions, produce short video clips and radio broadcasts, publish reports, and host forums to present its findings.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $26,000
Project Title: Promoting Better Governance and Accountability of Public Health Systems
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote better governance and accountability of public health systems at the local level. The project will hold a series of listening sessions with citizens to identify and develop recommendations for improving local health services. The project will also train civil society activists to lead advocacy efforts and convene civil society, experts and government officials to discuss and encourage the adoption of identified recommendations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Engagement in Local Governance
Organization Name: Association for Citizenship and Northwest Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civil society engagement in municipal affairs in the northwest region. The organization will lead a capacity-building program for local civil society actors and members of municipal councils on the decentralization process and local governance in municipalities of the northwest region. It will engage program beneficiaries in monitoring local government initiatives, and convene a seminar on lessons learned and best practices in participatory local governance.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Data-Driven Local Governance
Organization Name: Association Forum des Sciences Sociales Appliques
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To encourage the use of evidence-based research to promote good governance practices in Tunisia. The organization will carry out a barometer survey of local governance and quality of life in 18 municipalities across the country, conduct trainings for local elected officials on how to use the barometer research to formulate local policies, and draft local reform agendas for their municipalities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Assembly and Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote freedom of assembly and advocate legislative reforms protecting the right to peaceful association. The project will strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and attorneys to effectively monitor freedom of assembly and build a constructive dialogue between civil society actors and public authorities. The organization will conduct targeted advocacy in collaboration with other civic actors and share its monitoring findings.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $38,000
Project Title: Promoting Good Governance of Natural Resources
Organization Name: Maghreb Economic Forum
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To build the capacity of local civil society in southern Tunisia to promote good governance practices in the natural resource sector. The organization will conduct trainings on access and analysis of open data on natural resource governance, lead advocacy efforts, convene a public event, and propose policy recommendations for natural resource governance.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Good Local Governance
Organization Name: Institut Arabe Pour la Democratie
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote participatory governance, including a national dialogue about decentralized governance at the region and district levels. The organization will hold region level consultation workshops bringing together civil society and local government officials to discuss recommendations for the next stages of the country's decentralization process, organize a national conference on decentralization framework at the regional and district level, produce a final report with analysis and findings, and publish a quarterly magazine.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Elections
Organization Name: The Arab World Democracy and Electoral Monitor
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen government representation of and response to citizens' needs and priorities in the West Bank through elections and electoral reform at the national and local levels. The grantee will host West Bank and Gaza national workshops on youth participation in elections, national advocacy campaign, and launch an online newsletter to publish election related updates.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $44,500
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Ideas and Values through Digital Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic ideas and values and advance public policy debate through digital media platforms. The organization will collaborate with members of Turkish academia and civil society to produce a series of informational videos and podcasts on critical socio-political issues in Turkey. In addition, the grantee will organize training workshops on developing and promoting explanatory digital media content and hold town hall meetings on democracy-related topics such as freedom of speech, women's rights and social and political polarization.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values
Organization Name: Center for Humanities Studies and Research
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance youth participation in civic life and provide civic actors with an open space for public policy debate. The organization will facilitate seminars and roundtable discussions on engaging youth in civic and policy debates, continue its capacity-building initiative in high schools and universities in Casablanca, organize a regional forum on socio-economic and political reforms in the Maghreb and publish two issues of its magazine, Rihanat.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,500
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values and Pluralism among Youth
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic values and pluralism and counter extremist discourse among youth. The grantee will hold a series of conferences and roundtable discussions at public and private universities in eight major Afghan provinces. It will also produce and disseminate 30,000 brochures and posters at universities, and publish a 200-page booklet, summarizing the project's key findings and recommending youth-led initiatives to address extremist trends and narratives at universities across the country.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values through Film
Organization Name: Yemen Will Triumph
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic values through films and filmmaking. The grantee will provide mentorship and hands-on training to young men and women on filmmaking and democratic ideas and values; produce short films; hold a film screening for civil society, media, local government, and educators; and engage youth in discussion sessions in Sana'a to encourage volunteer initiatives that translate the films' messages into action.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $44,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Dialogue on Decentralization
Organization Name: Mauritanian Center for Research and Humanitarian Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Mauritania
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote dialogue on decentralization process in Mauritania. The grantee will convene a seminar on potential impact of regional councils and decentralization on governance, and roundtables on governance challenges and opportunities in Mauritania. It will also conduct workshops on the new regional council law for civil society organizations and elected officials at the regional level.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Digital Good Governance
Organization Name: Tunis Lina
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote accountability and effective communication between municipal governments and their constituents. The organization will expand an interactive online platform to new municipalities that will facilitate interaction between the municipal council, bureaucracy, and citizens. It will also train municipal councils and staff on the use of the platform and promote its use among citizens.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Electoral Reform
Organization Name: Chahed Observatory for Monitoring Elections and Supporting Democratic Reform
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote civil society input into the electoral reform process in Tunisia. The organization will organize consultations on electoral reform with civil society organizations, parliamentarians, and the election management body. It will convene a committee of experts to formulate amendments to the electoral law, and conduct a series of awareness raising activities targeting the parliament and other national decision makers.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Rule of Law
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote impartiality and transparency in trial processes. The project will provide legal and media support for individuals facing politically motivated charges to ensure due process and the right to a fair trial. Two studies will analyze the legal punishments used in politicized crimes, the laws governing prison conditions and the treatment of prisoners.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $34,800
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Combatting Discrimination against Women in Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To protect and promote women's rights by educating media professionals on fair coverage of women's issues in the media. The organization will hold workshops for leading media figures and civil society activists on documenting and analyzing coverage of women's rights. The organization will conduct advocacy meetings with heads of media organizations to raise awareness of discriminatory coverage of women and advocate for gender-sensitive reporting.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Community Monitoring and Advocacy
Organization Name: Arab Watch Coalition
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civil society groups' ability to monitor development projects, contribute to shaping development plans in their countries, and hold their governments accountable. The grantee will provide technical support to its CSO members in eight countries, produce and disseminate information and analysis on the activities and policies of International Finance Institutions (IFIs), facilitate the engagement of its members and partners in the region with IFIs, develop the institutional capacity of the coalition and strengthen collaboration among members.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Combating Fake News, Hate Speech, and Incitement
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Libya
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To combat fake news, hate speech, incitement, and disinformation in digital media. The organization will conduct an awareness and education campaign to highlight the negative impact of Libya's current media environment on exacerbating and prolonging violence and conflict; enhance its digital media research platform; publish data about incitement and hate speech; and promote information about professional journalistic standards for media consumers and producers in Libya.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $29,800
Project Title: Countering Hate Speech
Organization Name: MENA Media Monitoring
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance ethical journalism practices and guard against inflammatory rhetoric and hate speech that undermines democratic ideas and values. The grantee will monitor and campaign against hate speech, in particular media attacks targeting human rights defenders and civil society activists, develop peer-to-peer networks for targets of these attacks, host seminars on guarding against such speech in media, and publish four videos.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Civic Engagement and Accountability in Gaza
Organization Name: Civitas Institute
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To engage youth in civic action, oversight of public spending, and interaction with local representatives. The organization will lead capacity-building courses on transparency and good governance, support trainees to develop social audit reports, and produce video clips highlighting the reports' findings. The organization will also host public dialogue meetings and conduct private meetings with stakeholders to follow-up report recommendations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $36,000
Project Title: Civic Monitoring of Parliamentary Performance
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance the transparency and accountability of the parliament. The organization will continue monitoring the parliament and its committees. It will prepare monthly and quarterly reports, organize press conferences and dialogue sessions to publicize its findings, and compile and publish a cumulative annual monitoring report.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $90,000
Project Title: Civic Participation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower youth to participate in civic life and seek solutions to local governance challenges. The organization will train young activists between the ages of 18-35 to better serve their communities. Participants will organize meetings and facilitate forums for interaction between the local government and citizens, in addition to leading advocacy campaigns on local priorities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $28,000
Project Title: Civic Space Watch
Organization Name: Al Chabaka Al Arabia
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To expand opportunities for regional collaboration and strengthen coordinated advocacy to protect and defend civic space. The grantee will maintain and expand its regional Civic Space Watch, which includes an electronic platform for monitoring, documenting and sharing information on shrinking civic space trends from ten MENA countries and use this information to produce an annual report that will contribute to advocacy efforts.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Civil Society Strengthening
Organization Name: Civic Space Institute
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To support knowledge sharing and exchange of best practices among civil society activists, particularly in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Through online courses, monthly discussions, and regular assignments for civil society leaders, activists, practitioners and academics throughout the MENA region, the grantee will educate participants on standards of good governance in times of crisis and build civic resilience in the face of restrictions imposed during the pandemic.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Civil Society Support
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide opportunities for civil society leaders to continue meaningful civic engagement and to facilitate dialogue among them on the future of civil society and the protection of basic rights and freedoms. The project will organize regional or international fellowships for civil society leaders and host a series of dialogue sessions to assess the challenges, opportunities and strategies for reforms in Egypt.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $230,000
Project Title: Civil Society's Role in Local Governance
Organization Name: Espace Libre de Citoyennete, de Formation, et de Developpement a Mohammedia
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote participatory governance practices at the local level. The organization will convene study days on public consultations and how local councils applied these mechanisms in local governance; organize roundtables and thematic discussions on municipal budget process and participatory approaches to governance, conduct workshops on transparency mechanisms, and a survey to assess local government's performance in public service delivery.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Civic Education Corps
Organization Name: PalThink for Strategic Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen democratic values and understanding among youth leaders in the Gaza Strip. The organization will lead a seminar and training series for a cohort of intellectually driven young men and women. It will then mentor them as they identify, develop and conduct community initiatives reflective of this training.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Defending Land and Housing Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote greater transparency and community engagement on land and housing rights. The project will monitor, disseminate information, and advocate for greater transparency of public-private development project plans. It will engage community members in identifying alternative policies and solutions and publish quarterly reports and a final comprehensive report on land and housing rights.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Democratic Transition Dialogue
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support civil society's engagement in shaping a vision and path towards democratization. The project will convene and facilitate a series of online and in-person dialogue sessions for influential Egyptians representing diverse political views and stakeholder groups including civil society, political parties, professional associations and unions. Recommendations that emerge from the dialogue sessions will be summarized and disseminated through the organization's network of contacts.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
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