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Search results for Project Country: Lebanon
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Focus:
Displaying records 1-25 of 49 results
All results totalling $6,422,907
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.


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Project Title: 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 continue to raise awareness of the issue of the disappeared by holding 12 informational sessions, monitoring and documenting gravesites, updating its database to include additional research collaboration, and publishing a report on the needs of the families of the disappeared.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Media Recovery Fund
Organization Name: Samir Kassir Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen independent media as it recovers and centers its focus on government accountability. The organization will launch a media recovery initiative to support Lebanese media scene that was heavily hit by the recent explosion in Beirut. Through this effort, it will support the replacement of destroyed equipment, repairs to offices, provide health insurance for journalists, and coordinate an investigative report on the explosion.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Monitoring Government Responsiveness to Citizen Demands
Organization Name: Maharat Foundation
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote accountability over government responsiveness to citizens' demands. The organization's journalist and multi-media editor will monitor the government's response to citizen demands through media coverage. The project will produce and disseminate in-depth stories and illustrative videos that analyze relevant topics, with an emphasis on evaluating and explicating government promises of reform.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Leaders for Economic Reform
Organization Name: Lebanese Institute for Market Studies
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To promote economic reform efforts that align with a market economy. The organization will organize a leadership academy that comprises two workshops, online mentoring and a policy fair. It will also mentor civic and political activists in the development of economic reform proposals to effectively present and advocate to policymakers.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
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: 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: 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: 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: Youth Activism for Lebanese Accountability (YALA!)
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 prepare Lebanese youth to more effectively hold their government accountable. The institute will lead a course on the principles of civic engagement, debate and dialogue skills, and advocacy and accountability campaigns. To increase youth engagement with elected officials, the institute and partners will organize roundtables with local and national decision-makers, and support them as they lead advocacy and accountability campaigns. To deepen youth ability to engage in evidence-based debate, the institute and its partners will support youth debates training and regional youth debates exchanges.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: Mobilizing Champions for Market-Based Economic Recovery
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To enhance business association capacity to serve and represent members and to promote private sector perspectives and market-based solutions to Lebanon's economic crisis. The Center will build the capacity of the national manufacturing association of Lebanon as an effective service provider and advocate for its embattled private sector constituency. The Center will also partner with leading think tanks to provide analysis of critical issues and promote market-based solutions for economic recovery in Lebanon.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $462,144
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 continue to work with a cadre of youth activists at its youth clubs in southern Lebanon. The grantee and its youth club union will lead 12 dialogue sessions, develop a training guide, produce a visual campaign comprising infographics and videos, and host a national conference on education curriculum reform.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Issue-Based Politics II
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote issue-based political discourse in Lebanon, the Institute will amplify alternative voices in civil society, using public opinion polling and trainings to help them develop effective strategies to advocate to political leaders and to educate and mobilize citizens on top policy priorities. To assist reform-minded political parties and independent candidates to compete against established political actors, the Institute will conduct capacity building trainings for nascent organizations, party democracy trainings for established organizations, and seminars for civil society and political parties to facilitate citizen-responsive platforms.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $700,000
Project Title: Protecting Public Space
Organization Name: NAHNOO Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To hold government officials accountable through engaging youth in advocacy campaigns for open access and the protection of public spaces. The organization and its community action teams will lead civic initiatives, launch an advocacy campaign to redesign Horsh Beirut Park, produce a feasibility study on Ramlet al Bayda beach, and lead a workshop to demand local municipality accountability for the redevelopment of Tyre Garden.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
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 expand and train its network of freedom of expression defenders and support them to lead civic initiatives, continue to advocate for the transfer of the Lebanese Bureau of Censorship to civilian jurisdiction, and strengthen its online anti-censorship campaign.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Engaging Local Communities to Promote Better Access to Information
Organization Name: Lebanese Transparency Association - No Corruption
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To monitor and support implementation of the access to information law. The organization will conduct workshops to train community activists on the law and its provisions to request and obtain information specific to municipal budgeting and development projects. Trainees then will directly monitor implementation in 72 municipalities and the organization will use these findings to produce infographics, lead a seminar, and publish a report.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $38,000
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 seminars on political, educational, and societal matters in the region.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $80,000
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 continue to work with a cadre of youth activists and strengthen the depth of youth engagement at its six clubs in southern Lebanon. The grantee and its youth club union will reach out to its youth community and broadly announce workshops at its clubs who will then help lead an advocacy campaign on education curriculum reform in addition to launching small initiatives targeting local community needs.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $29,000
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. The center will work with a local partner to optimize its membership model and component relationships and will strengthen the voice of business through a well-rounded policy agenda.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $347,499
Project Title: Promoting Issue-Based Politics
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote issue-based political discourse in Lebanon. The institute will amplify alternative voices in civil society, using public opinion polling and data-driven trainings to help them develop effective strategies to advocate to political leaders and to educate and mobilize citizens on top policy priorities. It will then support these partners as they conduct their advocacy campaigns.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: Youth-Led Policy Engagement and Accountability
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 increase the participation of Lebanese youth in policy discourse. The institute will conduct policy debate trainings and facilitate debate competitions in various regions. To increase youth engagement with elected officials, the institute will create youth parliamentary delegations in three electoral districts to give university students the opportunity to work with members of parliament and monitor their progress on priority issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $225,000
Project Title: Protecting Public Space for All
Organization Name: NAHNOO Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To hold government officials accountable through engaging youth in advocacy campaigns for open access and the protection of public spaces. The grantee will work with its community action team members to organize public events to raise awareness on the threatened status of Ramlet al Bayda Beach, Horsh Beirut Park, and Tyre Garden; train youth activists to lead civic initiatives; and hold regular meetings with key stakeholders and decision-makers.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Protecting Public Space for All
Organization Name: NAHNOO Association
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To hold government officials accountable through engaging youth in advocacy campaigns for open access and the protection of public spaces. The grantee will work with its community action teams to create policy guidelines for a new masterplan for improved public access to Ramlet al Bayda beach through three workshops. It will also organize a public event to raise awareness on Horsh Beirut park's threatened status due to illegal development projects, lead a workshop to produce guidelines for the rehabilitation of Tyre garden, and continue to hold regular meetings with key stakeholders and decision-makers.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $29,887
Project Title: Civil Society and Voter Education for Parliamentary Elections
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To address citizen concerns, promote citizen engagement and raise awareness in advance of elections scheduled for May 2018. The institute will use public opinion polling to implement a voter education and get-out-the-vote campaign in the critical pre-election period. These efforts will strengthen civil society's role in the lead-up to parliamentary elections in engaging citizens, candidates, and elected officials.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: Post-Election Political Party and Civil Society Development
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Lebanon
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To support partners from political parties, civil society, and independent political organizations in the post-parliamentary election environment. The institute will produce a post-election public opinion poll and use it to debrief partners and consult on crafting policy, good governance practices, connecting with constituents and developing a strategic plan based on the election results. Additionally, the institute will work with CSOs and other partners to facilitate roundtable discussions on key issues in Lebanese politics, develop policy recommendations, and lobby elected officials to foster more citizen-responsive governance.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Title: Promoting Accountability and Integrity of Parliamentary Elections
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 issue a progress report during the campaign period on the recommendations made by its pre-election assessment mission; deploy an election-day international observer delegation; and conduct an analysis of the post-election environment with specific attention to election dispute resolution.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $250,000
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