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Search results for Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Year: 2017
Project Focus:
Displaying records 276-296 of 296 results
All results totalling $25,608,905
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Project Title: Building Voices for Business and Market Reform in Tunisia
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To support the development of organizations to advance market reforms and represent business constituencies. The center will stimulate broad-based dialogue and enrich the public debate on democracy, enterprise, and market reform. It will provide sustained capacity building support to promising associations, while also holding events that will convene diverse stakeholders to discuss Tunisia's urgent economic issues and encourage market-oriented thinking.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $400,000
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 government accountability in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The grantee will strengthen youth engagement on advancing social accountability and democratic reform by mentoring three youth watchdog teams and assessing the performance of the Ministry of Health in the governorates of Gaza, Nablus, and Hebron. The organization will lead 10 hearing sessions, conduct six town hall meetings, and produce a final report and a short film on its findings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $42,000
Project Title: Community Cross-Sectarian Peace Building in Iraq
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote civic engagement, tolerance, and pluralism among Iraqi citizens. An online TV station and the Baghdad-based Moderation Council will engage moderate voices, especially among youth, to produce video programs and lead community peacebuilding initiatives. The project will also seek to consolidate the foundations of the Moderation Council.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Engaging Young Women as Community Advocates
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To mobilize young women to advocate for community needs and priorities. The organization will continue to incubate and mentor a youth forum in Diwaniyah, consisting of volunteers from previous initiatives, and extend its outreach to a new group of young women to duplicate its program in two districts. It will organize five sets of training workshops, conduct four community initiatives, and convene seven community meetings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $33,000
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, and interaction with national representatives on accountability and anti-corruption. The grantee will design a guide on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), lead three four-day capacity building courses on the UNCAC's mechanisms, and support trainees in the development of 15 social audit reports and conduct of 45 awareness sessions for grassroots activists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,900
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 launch a regional Civic Space Watch that will create an electronic platform for monitoring, documenting, and sharing information on shrinking civic space trends from across the region. In addition, the grantee will convene regional CSO leaders twice to facilitate regional coordination, collaboration, and strategizing to defend civic space.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $73,498
Project Title: Preparing Iraq's Post-ISIS Leaders for Responsible Democratic Governance
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To improve the leadership capacities of reform-oriented public, private and civic leaders to develop solutions to Iraq's most pressing democratic governance and economic problems. The center will offer an intensive course on economic policymaking, leadership, and strategic communications. This course will prepare 60 leaders for immediate action with innovative, pragmatic solutions to Iraq's economic problems, which are vital to achieving economic reconstruction and effective democratic governance in Iraq.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $552,479
Project Title: Promoting Good Governance Locally
Organization Name: Association Forum des Sciences Sociales Appliques
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To encourage the use of evidence-based research to promote good governance practices. The organization will develop a dignity and sustainability index, combining indicators of lack of dignity and poor local governance practices to assess levels of citizens' satisfaction. It will also conduct a pilot study of 100 households, followed by a survey of 2,400 households across Tunisia; publish an annual report; hold seven two-day trainings for members of civil society to conduct advocacy based on the survey results; and organize trainings for elected municipal council members on the performance results of their municipalities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Pluralism
Organization Name: The Green University Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the capacity of youth activists and civil society actors to promote democratic ideas and counter violent extremist messages in the digital sphere. The grantee will organize a two-day national conference for civil society, youth, researchers, elected officials, and digital communications experts; and hold four, three-day trainings on digital communication skills, democratic ideas, and countering extremist propaganda online in marginalized neighborhoods in four target cities across Tunisia.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Youth Dialogue Forum
Organization Name: Basement Cultural Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote a platform for youth dialogue on public policy in Sanaa. In response to shrinking space for public debate and to promote dialogue amongst youth, the grantee will develop three themes of public interest for a public debate event. Each will last for three months and include three components: publishing articles, producing video clips, and conducting actual public debates.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth Leadership in Local Communities
Organization Name: Wogood For Human Security Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To empower youth activists to advocate for local community needs in Aden. The group will train 30 youth activists, hold 12 focus groups with citizens to identify local needs, present findings to decision-makers at two public forums, support youth initiatives on community priorities identified during fieldwork, and produce a final report containing recommendations for solutions.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Enhancing Legal Debates
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iran
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To raise awareness through debates among Iranian lawyers and civil society actors about the rule of law and fundamental rights and to strengthen a network of democratic jurists and human rights defenders in Iran. The project will produce Farsi-language content to serve as a resource for Iranian lawyers, law students, and clerics.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $47,000
Project Title: Improving Governorate Council Capacity and Inter-Governmental Relations
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To assist the Nineveh Governorate Council in re-establishing itself as a functional legislative body. The institute will prepare Nineveh officials and administrators to plan and initiate the necessary activities of government when they return to their duties. Effective preparation and coordination will be critical to the goal of rebuilding public trust and realizing ministerial decentralization to the provincial level. The institute will also consult with the governor and with stakeholders in the national government to strengthen relations and build consensus for a path forward for Mosul and Nineveh Province.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth in Aden
Organization Name: Alf Ba Civilian Coexistence Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Yemen
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower youth to participate in shaping the new political process in Aden. The grantee will train 20 youth on political empowerment; identify main public issues; implement four issue-based advocacy campaigns; and hold a final conference to highlight lessons learned.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
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 democracy and the application of local governance mechanisms through advocacy and engaging local actors. The organization will lead three forums on mechanisms for public consultations and dialogue; conduct three one-day roundtables for 300 local actors; and hold a two-day workshop for local activists on engaging civil society in decision-making processes of the new municipal law provisions.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,500
Project Title: Promoting Transparency on Labor Market Conditions
Organization Name: Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Jordan
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance transparency of job market conditions in Jordan. The grantee will collect data on three job sectors, create an occupational database, and share its findings at 18 public events and a meeting with national decision-makers. The database will provide current statistics on health, administration and finance, and engineering fields, as well as a five-year outlook for each occupational sector for use by youth, the general public and local decision-makers.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $31,800
Project Title: Supporting Online Community Radio
Organization Name: Association for the Promotion of Information
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Tunisia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To raise civic awareness and engage marginalized communities in civic debates through a local online community radio in Menzel Bourguiba, and build the capacity of a nascent online community media group. The organization will organize seven one-day trainings on basic tenets of journalism, conduct seven one-day workshop on radio content production and presentation skills, and launch weekly radio programs on topics related to community issues and rights of marginalized groups including women, youth and disabled people in Menzel Bourguiba and its surroundings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $14,170
Project Title: Connecting Citizens to Decision Makers through Media
Organization Name: Libyan Association for Youth and Development
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Libya
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote citizen engagement with local government decision makers through a media initiative, and build the capacity of a nascent civic group in Ajdabiya. The organization will lead a series of 15 one-day media trainings and an awareness campaign to amplify the voices of civil society actors and connect them to local decision-makers.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Promoting Active Citizenry in Rosso
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 include Teka 6 and Jadida communities; organize a two-day workshop on citizenship concepts, communication, and advocacy techniques; hold a one-day dialogue forum on local development and governance; and establish six additional community engagement clubs.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $22,500
Project Title: Advocacy to Empower Communities Combating Hate Speech
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To combat anti-minority hate speech. The project will convene researchers and advocates from diverse communities to create a "principles document," action plans for various sectors, a guide for the media, and a documentary. A final conference will publicize the results of its research and convene leading figures to sign the "principles document."
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Supporting Constitutional Reform
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Iraq
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To strengthen the partnership and act as a bridge between civil society and local officials to implement the provincial governance decentralization law. The program will organize a series of workshops designed to provide expertise, consultation and training on the new provincial responsibilities, powers, and structures under the amended law. The organization will also form and train youth teams to support campaigns on environmental issues and raise awareness of the Political Parties Law.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
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