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Search results for Project Country: Lebanon
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Focus:
Displaying records 26-49 of 49 results
All results totalling $6,422,907
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Project Title: Building Business Association Capacity And Enhancing Public-Private Dialogue II
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To build the capacity of industrial sector business associations as representative membership organizations; and to encourage participatory public policymaking affecting the industrial sector. The center will work with a local partner to enhance the capacity of a leading civil society organization representing the industrial sector. This will advance a private sector-led process for policymaking that enhances the business-enabling environment.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $324,921
Project Title: Empowering Youth for Increased Transparency
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen youth engagement in the promotion of transparency of government institutions. The institute will provide technical and financial assistance to a youth-led civil society organization that works to improve transparency of Lebanese institutions during and beyond the election cycle. Simultaneously, the institute will work with party youth wings to monitor the legislative agendas of their newly elected members of parliament based on their campaign promises.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Pre-Election Assessment Mission
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To improve electoral processes to ensure more transparent, participatory, and fair elections. The institute will conduct a pre-election assessment mission (PEAM) and deploy a long-term analyst who will assess responsiveness of electoral stakeholders to PEAM findings and implementation of key reforms.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $135,000
Project Title: Youth Leaders for Tomorrow
Organization Name: Nokta Fasle
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen youth leadership capabilities among their local communities in southern Lebanon. The organization will build a cadre of youth activists and strengthen the depth of youth engagement at its six clubs in southern Lebanon. Activities will include a training-of-trainers course for youth, workshops on leadership and civic engagement, and mentorship of six youth clubs in forming a centralized union and leading local advocacy campaigns and community initiatives.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $29,000
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 four magazine issues, maintain its daily news and analysis website, and facilitate four seminars on political, educational, and societal matters in the region.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Challenging Censorship
Organization Name: MARCH
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of the censorship law's implementation and advocate for revised legislation that supports freedom of expression. The grantee will train 12 freedom of expression defenders, produce a legal report to advocate for policy changes, lead six one-day workshops on freedom of expression for youth members of political parties, and strengthen its online presence for its anti-censorship campaign.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Local Municipalities Monitor
Organization Name: Beirut Center for Middle East Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote citizen oversight of local municipalities. The organization will monitor and report on the activities of local municipalities. The findings will be updated to its web-based platform and the grantee will lead workshops with activists in these municipalities to enhance their coverage and knowledge of these local councils' work.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: National Campaign for the Disappeared
Organization Name: Act for the Disappeared
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus:
Description: To promote a national reconciliation process that clarifies the fate of the disappeared in Lebanon and restores dignity to the victims. The grantee will continue raising awareness and advocating for the adoption of the draft law in the Lebanese Parliament to establish an investigative commission. The grantee will monitor at-risk gravesites and initiate legal actions to protect them, launch an advocacy and awareness campaign, and produce a report with recommendations on protecting at-risk gravesites.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Youth Mobilization for Issue Advocacy
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the issue-based advocacy efforts of youth-led civil society organizations (CSOs) and coalitions, and help create avenues for them to make more tangible contributions to public policy in Lebanon. Assistance will include a youth activism academy that will focus on long-term strategic planning, campaign design, and networking; ongoing financial and technical support for advocacy campaigns run by three high-potential CSOs or coalitions; and a pilot parliamentary internship program to provide youth with another point of access to decision makers in the government.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $260,000
Project Title: Protecting Public Space for All
Organization Name: NAHNOO Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To bridge sectarian and political divides through engaging youth in advocacy campaigns for open access to public spaces. The grantee will advocate for public spaces through activities led by its two community action teams in Beirut and Tyre. It will develop a manual for low-cost parks, organize three public initiatives, hold regular meetings with local elected officials in Beirut and Tyre, and increase its media presence.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Enhancing Dialogue
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 four magazine issues, maintain its daily news and analysis website, and facilitate four seminars on political, educational, and societal matters in the region.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Challenging Censorship
Organization Name: MARCH
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of the implementation of Lebanon's censorship law in support of revised legislation that supports freedom of expression. The organization will expose and challenge limitations of Lebanese censorship law and call for freedom of expression through nine discussion forums, three public exhibitions and panels, and three one-day censorship trainings for youth.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Monitoring and Investigating Corruption
Organization Name: Lebanese Transparency Association - No Corruption
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance accountability regarding public development initiatives. The grantee will conduct and publish three major investigations on the topics of the Litani River, international funding for Syrian refugee education, and rented power-generating ships in Lebanon. It will also follow up on investigations of waste management facilities in Bourj Hammoud, Costa Brava, and Saida.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $38,000
Project Title: Municipality Eye Watch
Organization Name: Beirut Center for Middle East Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote citizen oversight of local municipalities. The organization will work with its established task force to monitor and report on the activities of 10 local municipalities. The findings will be available on its web-based platform and discussed in a public conference in Beirut.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,200
Project Title: Fushat Amal: A National Campaign for the Disappeared
Organization Name: Act for the Disappeared
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote a national reconciliation process that clarifies the fate of the disappeared in Lebanon and restores dignity to the victims. The grantee will raise awareness and advocate for the adoption of the draft law in the Lebanese Parliament to establish an investigative commission. It will publish a minimum of 1,000 profiles on its online database, train 50 youth to conduct 80 interviews with the families of missing persons, publish and distribute 400 copies of a 40-page booklet on the missing, and launch a three-phase lobbying campaign aimed at the public and political representatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,400
Project Title: Youth Leaders for Tomorrow
Organization Name: Nokta Fasle
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen youth community leadership capabilities in southern Lebanon and to enhance a nascent youth-oriented organization's ability to promote constructive engagement in community life. The organization will build a cadre of youth activists and strengthen the depth of youth engagement in southern Lebanon. Activities will include a training of trainers course for 30 youth, eight one-day workshops, and mentorship of four youth clubs in leading community initiatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $29,000
Project Title: Enhancing Dialogue
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 project will support a broad platform for civic dialogue, publish four magazine issues, maintain a daily news and analysis website, and facilitate four seminars on political, educational, and societal matters in the region.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Challenging Censorship
Organization Name: MARCH
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of the implementation of Lebanon's censorship law, in support of revised legislation that supports freedom of expression. The program will illustrate the limitations the current Lebanese censorship law places on freedom of expression through 12 discussion forums, three short videos, a "know your rights booklet," and one-on-one meetings with government officials.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,500
Project Title: Protecting Public Space for All
Organization Name: NAHNOO Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To bridge sectarian and political divides through engaging youth in advocacy campaigns for open access to public spaces. The grantee will mentor two youth community action teams in rallying official and popular support for the campaign. The teams will produce three short awareness-raising videos, lead three public initiatives, and hold regular meetings with local elected officials in Beirut and Tyre.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Monitoring Waste Management in Municipalities
Organization Name: Lebanese Transparency Association - No Corruption
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance accountability efforts at the local level. The association will lead an accountability and monitoring alliance of NGOs that will investigate, monitor and document waste management in five municipalities. These efforts will be captured in a final report that will be shared with decision-makers and used as an advocacy tool to pressure local and national leaders to more effectively address citizen concerns.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $38,400
Project Title: Youth Leaders for Tomorrow
Organization Name: Nokta Fasle
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen youth leadership capabilities among their local communities in southern Lebanon and to enhance the ability of a nascent youth-oriented organization to promote constructive engagement in community life. The organization will build a cadre of 18 youth activists, reach out to the broader youth community, and establish three youth clubs. For each club, the program will organize two two-day workshops on constructive civic engagement and support an initiative to effectively engage youth in community life.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $27,900
Project Title: Youth Engagement in Municipal Accountability
Organization Name: The Lebanese Center for Active Citizenship
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enable civic groups in Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli, to engage municipal council their responsiveness regarding residents' needs and concerns. The center will lead a training and advocacy program on participatory budgeting for youth, and hold six two-day workshops on municipal budgets, access to information, and local needs assessment for 60 youth from local citizen action groups. The center and its affiliated groups will monitor municipal budget-making and implementation as they relate to development projects in each geographic location.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,800
Project Title: Building Business Association Capacity and Enhancing Public-Private Dialogue
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To build the capacity of industrial sector business associations as representative membership organizations and to encourage participatory public policymaking affecting the industrial sector in Lebanon. The center and its local partner will enhance the sustainability of industrial sector associations and develop grassroots constituencies for democratic reform through improved governance, programs and services, issue advocacy, and the facilitation of public-private dialogue.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $316,056
Project Title: Fushat Amal: A History of the Disappeared
Organization Name: Act for the Disappeared
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote a national reconciliation process that clarifies the fate of the disappeared in Lebanon and restores dignity to the victims. The grantee will expand its interactive Arabic-language memorial on the missing and disappeared. It will also lead four one-day trainings on documenting cases for 50 university-aged youth, conduct 40 interviews with surviving families, integrate 80 profiles into the database, lead three commemoration events, produce an awareness-raising video, and coordinate three meetings of its civil society working group on the issue.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
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