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All results totalling $125,875,699
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Project Title: Developing a New Generation of Independent Media Professionals
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support and strengthen independent media by building a new generation of independent journalists, particularly from marginalized communities. The organization will train and mentor young journalists and emerging media professionals to produce professional quality media content. The organization will provide material and logistical support for trainees to contribute to, work for, or create independent media outlets or initiatives.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Defending Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: _ Gulf Regional
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To defend human rights and monitor violations in the Gulf. The grantee will work with its network of local human rights activists to compile cases on human rights violations, publish and distribute reports on human rights conditions, and carry out international and regional advocacy campaigns.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $130,000
Project Title: Advocating for Budget Transparency
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen governance and civil society oversight of public financial resources. The organization will engage civil society organizations in southern Iraq and organize dialogue sessions to advocate for greater transparency in public finances at the local and federal levels. The organization will educate peer Iraqi organizations using a guidebook on enhancing budgetary transparency based on existing Iraqi laws that it published last year.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Advocating for IDPs and Reconstruction in Tahamah
Organization Name: Live to Give
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To engage youth from underserved districts in advocating for reconstruction and internally displaced people in the Tahamah region. The grantee will train and mentor four youth teams to advocate for internally displaced people (IDPs) and reconstruction in two war-torn districts. The youth teams will monitor and document IDP needs and damaged infrastructure, produce quarterly and annual reports on their findings, compile stories of victims of conflict, and advocate authorities to improve conditions for these communities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Advocating for Legislative Anti-Corruption Tools
Organization Name: Lebanese Transparency Association - No Corruption
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To hold the national government accountable on anti-corruption. The organization will develop and launch an advocacy campaign on legislative anti-corruption tools. This will comprise organizing trainings for youth on advocacy tactics and approaches, developing a training toolkit, conducting training of trainer sessions for local leaders, holding information sessions on current legislation and proposals for amendments, and launching a school to equip young professionals to advance the field of anti-corruption.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $38,000
Project Title: Advocating Freedom of Expression
Organization Name: Forum Marocain des Jeunes Journalistes
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote freedom of expression and media freedom in Morocco. The organization will lead a capacity-building program for independent journalists; conduct trainings on human rights, the press code, and the legal framework that governs the media landscape in Morocco, and focus groups and initiatives on how to further media freedom and quality journalism; produce recommendations; and solidify a national network of young journalists.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Advocating Legislative Reform
Organization Name: Tunisian Youth Leaders
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To engage civil society youth in monitoring and advocating for legislative reforms. The organization will monitor and analyze bills in parliament. It will conduct workshops for its civil society partners on advocacy strategies, lead advocacy campaigns for reforming the criminal code, convene discussions with MPs and other stakeholders on reform initiatives, and organize a mock parliament.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $29,800
Project Title: Advocacy for the Freedom of the Press
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To reinforce legal protections for freedom of the press. The organization will advocate for amendments to the law governing Iraq's media regulatory body. The organization will also work to raise awareness among the public and social media influencers on the role and responsibilities of this body. In addition, the organization will monitor and document violations against journalists and produce an annual report with its findings and recommendations. The organization will present the report at an annual conference it will implement on the state of media.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Arab Barometer
Organization Name: Trustees of Princeton University
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote data- and evidence-based policy and decision making and strengthen polling and data collection capacities of civil society in the MENA region. The project will survey broad attitudes toward democracy and country specific views on local norms, processes, and institutions. It will conduct subsequent outreach and dissemination activities to publicize its results. It will also train local civil society stakeholders in data collection and consult with them on survey findings and the final report.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Arab Network for Human Rights Films
Organization Name: Ma3mal Art Productions
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To broaden public dialogue and debate on human rights through film festivals and to strengthen a regional network that promotes and advocates for human rights. The organization will support a regional network for human rights films by providing expertise and technical assistance on using films as a platform to discuss and advocate for human rights, facilitating cooperation among member organizations and other likeminded groups, and making information, research tools, and resources available to the human rights film community in the region.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $57,000
Project Title: Advocating Effective Youth in Local Governance
Organization Name: Association Citizen of Street Morocco
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen a culture of accountability and transparency at the municipal level in Fes. The organization will conduct skill building trainings and provide continued support as youth CSO leaders monitor local spending on youth priorities. It will provide trainings on new media technologies, to assist youth leaders with tools and knowledge to engage in decision-making processes and strengthen their activism capacities. The organization will also consolidate its network of emerging leaders, activists, and members of civil society organizations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: "Women's Voices" Radio Program
Organization Name: Ramz Development Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To empower women at the grassroots level to influence policymaking. The grantee will produce new episodes of its radio program "Women's Voices" featuring diverse women. The organization will also train women lawyers to monitor court cases dealing with women's rights in Sana'a; hold a workshop to present project findings to representatives from government, local and international organizations, and media; and produce and distribute a final report.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Accountability in Access to Health Services
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance accountability in marginalized communities' access to health services in accordance with Egyptian law. The project will inform beneficiaries of their legal rights and required procedures to receive public health services. It will also advocate for the proper application of new legislation on the right to health through civic campaigns, seminars, animation videos, and legal consultations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Addressing Obstacles to Women's Participation in the Workplace
Organization Name: DABIN Organization for Democratic Development and Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support and strengthen women's participation and representation in public life in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Building on survey results that identify challenges facing women public figures in the region, the grantee will hold roundtables to identify recommendations and work with government and political party leaders to advocate for their implementation. The grantee will produce and present an annual report summarizing the outcomes of these proceedings to parliamentarians and government officials.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $22,000
Project Title: Advancing Evidence-based Policy in Crisis Management
Organization Name: American University of Beirut (AUB)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To monitor the repercussions of Lebanon's economic crisis and advance evidence-based policy reforms that respond to citizen priorities. The organization will field surveys to assess the direct impact of the crisis on respondents' livelihoods and well-being, produce an analysis report and an infographic and lead a stakeholder dialogue session following each survey. The organization will also produce a synthesis report of its findings and a policy brief on recommendations, and disseminate them at a public event.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $48,200
Project Title: Advancing Social Accountability
Organization Name: Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote national government accountability through youth engagement in monitoring and assessing government performance in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The grantee will advance social accountability and democratic reform through mentoring three youth watchdog teams and assessing the performance of the Ministry of Social Development's juvenile services in the Gaza, Nablus, and Hebron governorates.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $42,000
Project Title: Averroes Academy
Organization Name: Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enable leaders from the MENA region to engage in economic policy reforms. The grantee will create an e-learning platform, lead two years of an economic policy academy that includes training workshops, virtual mentorship, and policy paper production, and produce an annual report on the intersection of economic policy and democratization that integrates the top students' policy papers from across the MENA region. A steering committee of civil society, economics, and democracy experts and academy alumni will lead the program to strengthen its quality and relevance.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $136,800
Project Title: Challenging Censorship
Organization Name: MARCH
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate for freedom of expression and revised legislation that supports it. The grantee will continue to support a group of youth to build a culture of citizenship rooted in personal freedoms and democracy by raising awareness and highlighting the need for reform. They will also create a space for constructive dialogue that encourages important conversations around personal freedoms and acceptance of differences through a digital platform. Finally, the organization will also engage with various stakeholders to advance the fight against censorship.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Citizen Engagement through Alternative Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote and encourage civic participation through alternative media. The organization will lead citizen advocacy and awareness-raising initiatives using alternative media tools including documentaries, short video programs, and cultural exhibitions. The organization will make its in-house studio accessible to other civil society organizations (CSOs) and community activists for media production, and continue the work of its online observatory highlighting the work of CSOs across the country.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Fact-Checking Public Information
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iran
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote issue-based socioeconomic discourse and to enhance accountability, transparency, and participation as core values within society. The grantee will fact-check data released by the government and publish a series of briefs analyzing the accuracy of public statements and publications. The grantee will also produce thematic reports summarizing its fact-checking analyses on timely topics related to good governance.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Female Journalists Club
Organization Name: Filastiniyat
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the role of female journalists in Palestinian media and public life. The grantee will conduct a comprehensive study on women in the media sector, lead dialogue sessions with stakeholders on relevant political and social issues, conduct workshops on skills training, and support stories developed and produced by its members.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $49,100
Project Title: Enhancing Youth Public Engagement
Organization Name: Chababona Development Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote youth public participation in marginalized communities of Midelt. The organization will mobilize, educate, and mentor marginalized youth to facilitate their active participation in Morocco's social, economic and political life. Program activities will include capacity-building workshops on leadership skills, and youth political participation. The organization will also lead trainings on civic journalism and organize a public forum bringing together youth activists and elected officials to exchange perspectives on local affairs and governance issues.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Civil Society
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Syria
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the impact of civil society organizations. The organization will train and mentor six Syrian partner organizations in the design and implementation of advocacy campaigns that draw attention to the need to protect human rights in Syria. This will comprise training modules on development of new campaigns, digital campaigning, advocacy, fundraising, media coverage, and women-led campaigning; and guidance in their application in active campaigns.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,300
Project Title: Enhancing the Understanding and Practice of Democracy at the Local Level
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Syria
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To support citizen understanding and action on local priorities during a period of conflict. The organization will lead a youth-centered initiative to deepen activists' understanding and practice of democracy. It will conduct a series of dialogue sessions on democracy-related priorities for the local community.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $27,800
Project Title: Enhancing Women's Leadership
Organization Name: Al-Amal Association for Protecting Mothers and Children
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Mauritania
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote women's participation in decision-making and public affairs. The organization will build the capacity of elected women in marginalized communities of Toujounine, Arafat, Dar Inaeem and Tayaret on leadership skills, women's role in public affairs and women's rights. It will also convene dialogue meetings on local priority issues.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $23,000
Project Title: Enhancing Youth Political Engagement
Organization Name: Hikaya Center for Civil Society Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Jordan
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote and expand youth political participation, particularly in upcoming parliamentary and local elections. The organization will launch an initiative to expand youth political participation in the upcoming parliamentary and local elections. It will produce a radio talk show on youth political participation, and organize dialogue sessions and training workshops with other civil society organizations to coordinate efforts at supporting youth engagement.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Expanding Democracy and a Civic Culture through Education
Organization Name: Human Rights and Democracy Media Center (Shams)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: West Bank / Gaza
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic and human rights values and norms within Sharia colleges in the West Bank. The grantee will conduct a series of workshops on tolerance and citizenship for students at Sharia universities, lead capacity-building workshops for Sharia teachers, mentor and remotely assist the trained teachers as they lead subsequent classroom lectures to continue and deepen those discussions, and continue to advocate for amending curriculum to include democratic values.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $32,000
Project Title: Establishing a Constitutional Culture
Organization Name: The Syrian Centre for Legal Studies and Research
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Syria
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote the rule of law, introducing a wide foundational understanding of a constitution and a culture of protecting it. The organization will draft a manual on constitutional awareness, vet it through three workshops with Syrian legal experts, and conduct public seminars to spread a broader understanding of a constitutional culture.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $52,000
Project Title: Exchanging Experiences in Economic Empowerment and Democratic Governance
Organization Name: Espace Libre de Citoyennete, de Formation, et de Developpement a Mohammedia
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To support and strengthen the capacity of a local NGO in the region working on environmental and cooperative rights in rural communities and share best practices from Morocco; and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices in democratic governance and participatory democracy. The grantee will work with its partner to provide technical support and hold meetings to assist independent agricultural and fishermen unions. The grantee will also host an academy in Morocco on local governance for regional civil society leaders.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Fostering Responsive Local Governance
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen community participation in local decision-making and improve the responsiveness of local authorities. The organization will carry out a training workshop and organize public forums that will bring together elected officials, civil society organizations, academics, students, and other segments of the general public to conduct solutions-oriented dialogue on local governance issues. The organization will establish a website to enhance government transparency and produce a report on local authorities' actions and decisions.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Fostering Pluralism and Dialogue
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To instill democratic and pluralistic values among youth and strengthen dialogue and cooperation between youth groups, religious leaders and local government. The grantee will work with local madrasas in four eastern provinces to disseminate its civic education curriculum focused on issues of democracy, human rights, Afghan constitution and laws, and peace and pluralism to counter extremist discourse. It will also develop culturally appropriate messages that it will disseminate through local media and community engagement initiatives.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Fostering Pluralism through Educators Network
Organization Name: Common Space for Enlightened Educators
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: MENA Regional
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To support a regional platform for educators to amplify counter-extremist narratives rooted in Muslim values and traditions. The grantee will strengthen the impact of educational and cultural initiatives in the region that provide pluralist civic narratives. The grantee will engage educators, expand its network membership, further develop an online platform to facilitate member information-sharing, map regional educational needs and challenges and work with members to increase production and dissemination of educational and cultural materials.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Empowering Marginalized Youth
Organization Name: Maghreb Institute for Sustainable Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To encourage youth engagement in civic life in marginalized communities in Tunisia. The organization will conduct a series of trainings for local decision-makers and civil society on participatory governance, conduct a survey on citizen priorities, and guide civil society and decision-makers through the process of defining priority areas, and designing and implementing projects to address these issues.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Empowering Rural Communities
Organization Name: Akhiam Association for Economic and Social Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Morocco
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote youth participation in public life and empower women to become involved in the political process. The organization will conduct capacity-building workshops for young women leaders of cooperatives and for youth and women leaders on electoral process, convene a study day on women's political participation, and lead discussions within youth civic clubs on issues related to human rights, citizenship and concepts of democracy.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title:
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote women journalists' participation in local media and to strengthen independent media in Herat province. The organization will maintain a media resource center for women; conduct seminars for women journalists on online journalism, photojournalism, investigative reporting, and media advocacy; maintain a women-led news agency; and organize a conference to assess local media gains and challenges in western Afghanistan.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $38,800
Project Title: Empowering Women Local Leaders
Organization Name: SOS Urgence
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Mauritania
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote participatory and inclusive governance, and build the capacity of women leaders of local cooperatives to advocate for greater economic and political opportunities. The organization will train women leaders on leadership skills, gender-sensitive governance practices, basic tenets of women's rights, and coalition building and advocacy. It will also lead a diagnostic study on women's cooperatives and advocate for women's inclusion in governance and public affairs in Brakna region.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Empowering CSOs through Issue-Based Dialogue and Advocacy
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen civil society organizations' (CSOs) capacity for issue-based advocacy and improve their impact on politics and decision-making processes. The grantee will conduct a study to analyze the prevailing disconnect between civil society and politics and provide strategic guidance for CSO engagement with government institutions and political leaders to promote reforms. In addition, the organization will hold meetings between CSO representatives and politicians and publish articles and video interviews about the topic on its website.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $56,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth in Aden
Organization Name: Alf Ba Civilian Coexistence Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To incorporate youth into decision-making processes through establishing shadow youth councils to engage with elected local councils. The grantee will provide advanced training and mentorship to shadow youth council members in four districts in Aden, identify weaknesses in local governance, offer youth practical experience in local government by involving them in the work of elected local councils, and hold monthly meetings. Public workshops for local stakeholders will produce plans for improving local council performance.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth Leaders
Organization Name: North African Policy Initiative
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Libya
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To engage civic leaders and build their capacity in policy analysis and process. The organization will lead a training on research, public policy analysis, and advocacy skills; train youth civic leaders on how to draft policy papers; and lead a six-month mentorship program on developing policy recommendations related to priority issues in their respective communities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Energizing Civic Debate
Organization Name: Sho'oun Janoubia
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen an independent forum for dialogue and to energize civic debate among all citizens of southern Lebanon. The organization will support a broad platform for civic dialogue, publish magazine issues, maintain its daily news and analysis website, and facilitate seminars on political, educational, and societal matters in the region.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Enhancing Rule of Law
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen due process and the right to a fair trial. The project will monitor trials against civil society activists and organizations. The project will publish reports on the trials that highlight the extent to which defendants received a fair trial. The project will also provide legal defense and support for individuals accused of charges related to the freedom of expression.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Enhancing Citizen Participation in Local Governance
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen citizen engagement with local officials in decision-making and good governance. The project will support four popular committees to monitor local government, advocate for solutions to problems faced by their communities, and promote principles of good governance. Local community members will also learn about local administration and election campaign management.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $23,000
Project Title: Enhancing Civic Engagement
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To enhance civic engagement and understanding of civic and human rights. The organization will train emerging local civil society activists on leadership and communications skills, national and international human rights laws and norms, and monitoring and documentation skills. The organization will then support trainee-led initiatives to promote civic and human rights.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Enhancing Civil Society Engagement
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Algeria
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To build the capacity of civic activists and human rights defenders and promote their engagement during the political transition in Algeria. The organization will conduct trainings on advanced communication and advocacy strategies; organize a seminar on themes related to the political transition; produce a memorandum with recommendations and demands; and convene consultations to mobilize and create strategies for effective civil society engagement in the transition.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Enhancing Civil Society's Role in Local Public Policy
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen civil society's role in informing public policy. The organization will continue to work with a task force comprised of local representatives from civil society, the Engineers' Syndicate, the Lawyers' Syndicate, the Health Care Professionals Syndicate, the Teachers' Syndicate, and the Chamber of Commerce. The task force will meet regularly and produce policy reports outlining priorities for improving local service delivery, which it will present to local government officials and the public.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Enhancing Collective Efforts to Strengthen and Expand Civic Space
Organization Name: Himam
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Jordan
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen collective action that expands and protects civic space. The organization will facilitate coordination among its members to improve their capacity, enhance their collective work, and improve cooperation between them and their stakeholders. The organization will hold two forums on rights-based issues, conduct training and mentoring on financial sustainability, and lead a public awareness campaign that addresses civil society's efforts in protecting civic space.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Enhancing Good Governance in Herat
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Afghanistan
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To enhance accountability, transparency, and responsiveness of local government in Herat. The grantee will produce two reports on structural and policy reforms to improve service delivery through the Departments of Education and Municipality. It will also campaign against corruption through street banners, posters, and maintain a phone line for citizens to safely report cases of corruption. The organization will investigate corruption allegations and follow-up with relevant authorities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $56,000
Project Title: Enhancing Independent Media's Content Production Capabilities
Organization Name: Association des Journalistes du Site Nawaat
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To expand and enhance independent media content development on democracy and governance related topics. The organization will increase and improve its video production, and produce short explainer videos as well as longer video segments monthly. The organization will focus its videos and reporting on issues pertaining to democratic development in Tunisia.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Enhancing Local Governance Accountability
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance local governance accountability and engage wider segments of the population in informing decision-making. The organization will organize a training on the roles of local government departments, meet with local officials of relevant departments, and host a panel discussion to convey citizens' concerns to decision-makers to help enact policy changes.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Enhancing Media Accountability and Accuracy
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Egypt
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance accountability and improve the accuracy and reliability of the media sector. The project will identify and expose false information and hold media outlets accountable through an online digital media platform that monitors and assesses the truthfulness and professionalism of leading online news sites. The project will review and assess online news articles and news outlets and publish monthly evaluation reports on its website and social media.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $25,000
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