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Middle East and North Africa

Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)
To increase democratic awareness and leadership skills of women civil society leaders and government officials in the provinces of Herat and Kabul. AIL will conduct democracy and leadership workshops for about 435 civil society representatives and government officials.

Afghan Women's Network (AWN)
To raise the political awareness and increase the political participation of young Afghan women who are refugees in Pakistan, or who have recently returned to their previous homes in Jalalabad. AWN will conduct 16 civic education workshops (eight in Peshawar, Pakistan, and eight in Jalalabad, Afghanistan) on the role of women in Afghan politics, elections, and government structure.

Afghanistan National Participation Association (ANPA)
To raise public awareness of democratic values, human rights, women's rights, and political decision making among Afghans. ANPA will produce 48 weekly educational radio programs to be broadcasted over 30 independent and 15 government radio stations. The programs will provide an outlet for the thoughts and views of regular Afghans on current events, issues relating to the Parliament, and political developments in the country.

Afghanistan Study Center (ASC)
To educate and encourage Afghans to play an active role in the country's political process. ASC will continue its civic education program, focusing on human rights, democracy, peace and national unity, and women's rights. ASC will conduct a total of 30 civic education workshops, each for about 50 participants, and will target opinion makers, teachers, and community leaders in both rural and urban areas.

Afghanistan Women Services and Education Organization (AWSE)
To raise awareness of women's rights and to encourage women to participate in public life and maximize their contribution to Afghanistan's democratic transition. AWSE will conduct 40 workshops for 800 participants on the topics of women's rights, human rights, the rights of children, and women's political participation in the province of Ghazni.

Afghanistan Women Support Association (AWSA)
To promote women's rights, raise awareness about women's rights, and engage women in political life in Afghanistan. AWSA will conduct educational workshops in Kabul, Kunduz, Logar, Kapisa, Parwan, and Nangarhar provinces on women's rights and political participation, and produce and distribute a women's rights magazine throughout Afghanistan.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To provide basic trade union education for workers. This project will begin building strong democratic unions and promote coalitions of civil society organizations and trade unions that contribute to fundamental principles of labor rights. ACILS will develop capacity building programs for journalist and teachers unions, conduct a workshop to promote rights of women in the work place, and develop 20 radio programs on labor rights.

Association for Support for Women of Afghanistan (NEGAR)
To train Afghan women on forming coalitions and interest groups and to build the indigenous organizational capacity of NEGAR in Afghanistan. NEGAR will establish four field offices (three in northeast and one in west Afghanistan), conduct four workshops on women's political participation, and organize its fourth regional conference on Afghan women for peace and democracy.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To enhance awareness of entrepreneurship opportunities and free-market mechanisms, and to increase access to publications and educational materials describing democratic and free-market mechanisms. CIPE will continue developing its curriculum that includes Tashaboz (Entrepreneur) courses, university entrepreneurship leadership program, and economic reform feature service.

Cooperation Center for Afghanistan (CCA)
To promote democratic practices and human rights among local councils and religious leaders, raise awareness of women's rights, strengthen women's professional capacity, and advocate for bringing Afghan laws within international norms of women's rights. CCA will conduct workshops on good governance for local councils, hold workshops on human rights for religious and community leaders, offer legal counselling for victims of domestic violence, and publish a women's rights magazine.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To strengthen the capacity of Afghan provincial councils, both individually and collectively, to develop as effective local government institutions. NDI will support the development of a national network of provincial councilors, coordinate inter-council communication and training for provincial council members, and strengthen the ability of provincial councils to communicate with external stakeholders.

People in Peril Association (PIPA)
To maximize women's contribution to Afghanistan's democratic transition. PIPA will continue working with the Afghan Women Resource Center (AWRC) to build the capacity of grassroots women's organizations in areas of civic participation, community development, and project management. PIPA will conduct a three-month training-of-trainers program for AWRC staff and conduct six training workshops on NGO management for women NGOs in Kapisa and Parwan.

Polish Humanitarian Organization (PHO)
To build capacity of female public servants and enhance their knowledge of women's rights in Kapisa province. PHO will conduct a year long computer training class for 36 public servants and a three-phased workshop on women's rights, gender equality, and women's empowerment for 25 public servants, most of whom will be women.

Vital Voices Global Partnership
To enhance the understanding of leadership and communication skills of the newly elected Afghan female parliamentarians and to promote networking and coalition building among female legislators inside Afghanistan. Vital Voices will conduct an intensive two-day workshop on leadership and communication skills and an ongoing mentoring program for 34 newly elected Afghan female parliamentarians.

Welfare Association for Development of Afghanistan (WADAN)
To promote durable peace, democracy, and human rights in Afghanistan. WADAN will expand its Maliks project to 48 new districts; train 2,400 Maliks in peace-building, conflict resolution, democracy, accountability, women's rights, and community empowerment in northern, southern, and eastern provinces. WADAN will also facilitate the institutional development of the National Maliks Association by holding two national assemblies for the nascent network.

Women Activities and Social Services Association (WASSA)
To raise awareness about women's rights and to encourage women to participate in public life. WASSA will continue working with Afghan women by conducting eight women's rights awareness workshops in the Herat, Badghis, Farah, and Ghor provinces and organizing village awareness campaigns. WASSA will also produce 40 radio and television programs and publish a two-page section about the project activities in Mehr quarterly magazine.



Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH)
To promote human rights and civic education in Algeria. LADDH will train a core group of 40 civil society activists, journalists, and jurists on human rights, transparency, and accountability advocacy skills; raise awareness among Algerians, especially youth, of human rights and democratic values; and strengthen its institutional capacity.

Amusnaw Cultural Association (ACA)
To conduct a capacity building program for local NGOs in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. ACA will conduct a series of six two-day workshops on organizational skills for 30 activists from 15 local groups working with non-Arabic speaking women. ACA will also assist in designing and implementing a public awareness raising campaign targeting 200 women in three villages of the region and four legal literacy projects.

Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)
To raise awareness among Algerians of values underlying transitional justice processes. AIHR will develop an Arabic-language training manual on human rights and transitional justice; conduct a ten-day training-of-trainers program on transitional justice for 20 Algerian key players including civil society activists, government officials, judges, lawyers, and journalists and assist workshop participants in designing and implementing activities related to the truth-seeking process.

Collective of Families of the Disappeared in Algeria (CFDA)
To continue lobbying and advocating on the issue of enforced disappearances in Algeria. CFDA will expand and strengthen its network of families of the disappeared throughout Algeria, continue documenting cases of enforced disappearances, and publishing its quarterly newsletter. CFDA will also hold a three-day international conference on transitional justice to advocate for the establishment of an independent truth and justice commission in Algeria.

Feminine Association for the Empowerment of Individuals and Practice of Citizenry (AFEPEC)
To conduct a civic education and capacity-building program for youth in Algeria. AFEPEC will organize two six-month courses on democracy and human rights for 50 male and female youth; conduct eight two-day training workshops on organizational skills; organize 20 educational trips for participants to interact with local civic groups; and assist trained young people in designing five projects and help local groups implement them.

M'barek Ait Menguellet Cultural Association (MAMCA)
To raise awareness on women's rights under the new Algerian family code. MAMCA will hold a series of three two-day awareness-raising workshops in three major Algerian cities for women's rights groups, family law judges, and journalists. MAMCA will also design and publish a guide on the family code and distribute it to workshops participants, local authorities, media, human rights groups, and university students.



Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS)
To help establish a network of Bahraini NGOs to provide resources, capacity building, training, and coordination of activities to strengthen the role of civil society in Bahrain. BHRS will hold six bi-monthly training workshops for representatives from a diverse group of 60 Bahraini NGOs in democracy education, advocacy and awareness training, and the role of civil society in democracies.

National Democratic Institute for International Affaires
To encourage Bahraini youth to participate in the 2006 electoral process. NDI will work in partnership with the Bahrain Youth Society Forum to implement a civic education workshop for youth leaders on the elections process, advocacy, and organizational skills. NDI will also assist Bahraini youth organizations to organize candidate forums and a roundtable dialogue with counterparts from the Middle East and North Africa region to exchange experiences of youth political participation.



American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To support unions to become independent effective advocates for workers rights in Egypt. ACILS will continue to empower Egyptian labor support organizations through its worker rights monitoring and advocacy program; workshops on worker rights and reporting violations; and training-of-trainers programs for activists, and journalists.

Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies (AITAS)
To raise youth awareness of parliamentary functions and improve communication between MPs and university students. AITAS will conduct 24 three-day training courses for university students in Cairo and Asyut, three four-day parliamentary shadowing conference for 500 students to role play parliamentary committees, and a one-day conference.

Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession (ACIJLP)
To advocate reform of Egypt's judicial system. ACIJLP will hold four one-day workshops for judges, lawyers, human rights activists, parliamentarians, and Ministry of Justice officials on constitutional reform; produce a study on the key challenges to constitutional reform in Egypt; and form a network of legal and judicial experts.

Asyut Association for Human Rights (AAHR)
To build capacity of human rights organizations in rural Egypt. AAHR will conduct a five-day workshop on human rights for 20 board members, staff, and volunteers of the organization, and a subsequent five-day training-of-trainers course on human rights for five of the most outstanding participants.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To spread awareness about good governance practices in the banking sector, including helping the banking sector implement the Egyptian Code of Corporate Governance. CIPE will work with the Egyptian Banking Institute to hold a conference and retreat for decision makers in Egyptian financial institutes to plan how to implement the corporate governance code. It will then work with them to produce policy briefs and hold roundtable discussions to expand knowledge and use of the code.

Civic Monitor for Human Rights (CMHR)
To promote awareness of women's rights. CMHR's will publish a booklet on women's rights; human rights reporting and documentation training for women from local organizations in al-Daqahliyah, Bani Suwayf, and Shamal Sina'; and general seminars on human rights. CMHR will also publish a report detailing human rights violations against women and distribute it to local partner organizations, press agencies, government officials, and NGOs.

Egyptian Association for Development of Society (EADS)
To raise youth awareness on civic and human rights concepts. EADS will conduct a one-year civic education program for 60 young people in Aswan. The program will cover civic responsibility, human rights, tolerance for diversity, and community activism and will incorporate these concepts into drama, visual art, and music productions that will be presented at a public celebration on human rights.

Human Development Association (HDA)
To raise awareness of basic civil and political rights among women in rural Egypt. HDA will hold two five-day workshops for 40 young women who are completing their compulsory community service year, hold one three-day training-of-trainers workshop on documentation skills, and conduct a field survey to assess women's political awareness in ad-Daqahliyah province.

Human Rights Association for the Assistance of Prisoners (HRAAP)
To raise awareness of prisoners' rights and investigative techniques in dealing with cases of prisoners and detainees for practicing lawyers and law students. HRAAP will conduct eight two-day workshops in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Daqahliyah, and Dumiyat for 200 lawyers and law students on prisoners' rights, communication skills, and investigative techniques on human rights violations.

Land Center for Human Rights (LCHR)
To promote awareness of farmers' rights. LCHR will conduct a one-day seminar in Cairo to help NGOs in 11 rural areas set their annual agendas and hold two workshops for NGO leaders from targeted areas. LCHR will also conduct 11 one-day symposia on issues of democracy and human rights as they relate specifically to people living in rural areas of Egypt.

Legal Aid Association for Constitutional Rights (LAACR)
To engage rural NGOs in civic and democratic reforms and build their links to parliament. LAACR will conduct a parliamentary monitoring campaign in four provinces and build a network of four Democracy Support Councils in the targeted areas. The network will follow up on challenging obstacles facing democrats in these districts, coordinate local civic activities, and engage local decision makers.

Maat Center for Judicial and Constitutional Studies (MCJCS)
To stimulate discussion of and direct attention to prisoners' rights in Egypt. MCJCS will lead a series of seminars and workshops on prisoners' rights and provide lawyers with necessary skills to promote prisoners' rights in underserved areas such as Al-Fayyum and Al-Gizah.

National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (NADRF)
To promote women's political participation in rural areas. NADRF will conduct a seminar for women political party leaders, NGO leaders, and human rights activists on women's civil and political rights. It will also conduct a training of trainers program for 30 rural women from six provinces, and supervise the trainees as they conduct a political awareness course in each of the six governorates.

New Horizons Association for Social Development (NHASD)
To promote a culture of civic responsibility among the underserved areas of old Cairo. NHASD will conduct a one-year civic education program, consisting of 15 one-day training workshops for 100 young people from old Cairo. The workshops will promote political tolerance, civic responsibility, citizen empowerment, volunteerism, and community action.

Rural Studies Center (RSC)
To promote political awareness in rural areas. RSC will conduct a study on the relationship between the lack of civil and political rights and violence, use the study's findings as the basis for six political awareness workshops and produce an audio cassette on civic education targeting illiterate citizens in rural areas.

Shumu Association for Humanitarian Rights and Developing Local Community
To promote political participation in marginalized communities. Shumu will lead a two-day training-of-trainers workshop for 25 activists from ten governorates; ten one-day awareness sessions in their respective regions; and a one-day workshop to develop publicity materials on political rights of citizens.



Civic Education and Human Rights
To raise awareness of human rights, strengthen advocacy skills of human rights defenders, and promote understanding of democratic values, good governance, and citizens' rights among Iranian NGOs and civil society leaders. This includes trainings for Iranian human rights defenders on human rights monitoring, reporting, and fact finding.

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation (ABF)
To raise awareness of extrajudicial executions in Iran since the 1979 revolution and promote understanding of human rights principles and democracy literature among Iranian citizens. ABF will develop its Iran human rights memorial, create an electronic library of human rights documents in Farsi, and conduct outreach and media campaigns.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To raise the capacity of Iranian businessmen and businesswomen to engage as private-sector actors and to expand the existing modest networks in Iran that can promote market-oriented reform. CIPE will work to initiate a series of workshops on entrepreneurship in Iran.

National Iranian American Council (NIAC)
To foster cooperation between Iranian NGOs and the international civil society community and to strengthen the institutional capacity of NGOs in Iran. NIAC will conduct a three-week training program on project design and grant writing for a group of 14 Iranian civil society leaders. NIAC will assist the trainees in designing a project to be implemented inside Iran and developing grant proposals for their prospective projects.



Alabrar Humanitarian Society
To educate citizens on their basic civic and political rights in Wasit province. Alabrar will organize 40 seminars for 1,200 men and women, and conduct a workshop to train 16 NGO activists and four journalists to equip them with the skills needed to monitor human rights violations. Alabrar will also organize a one-day conference to encourage dialogue between citizens and their local government representatives.

Almarefa Cultural Institute
To increase civic and democratic awareness among Iraqis. Almarefa will conduct workshops for educators, women, religious leaders, scholars, and public officials in rural and urban areas in Karbala. Almarefa will also expand its program by launching a website, organizing panel discussions to raise awareness about women's rights, and expanding the distribution of its democracy newsletter and posters to south central provinces.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To continue building the capacity and advocacy skills of the labor union movement in Iraq. ACILS will conduct training-of-trainers programs designed to build the capacity and fundamental skills of Iraq's labor movement. ACILS will also conduct three economic policy and advocacy development seminars for the Iraqi trade union leadership that will facilitate the creation of a national economic policy for Iraqi unions. Outreach efforts will also continue to Iraq's largest union, the General Union of Oil Employees.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To build the organizing, collective bargaining, and membership servicing capacity of the General Union of Oil Employees and the Kurdistan General Workers Syndicate. The project will strengthen the Iraqi oil sector unions' capacity to develop their own vision and strategy for the role of oil revenues in the Iraqi economy and social system and advocate for this strategy. ACILS will support a strategic planning session followed by workshops on freedom of association and organizing.

American Society for Kurds (ASK)
To provide NGO capacity-building training in Irbil for 25 newly formed NGOs from the Sunni dominated provinces of Al Anbar, Salah Al Din, and Ninewah. ASK will conduct a series of training lectures and workshops, coordinate a four day on-the-job training program, and hold a one-day retreat for the NGOs to build networks and develop joint programs to promote democracy and foster cross-ethnic cooperation.

American Society for Kurds (ASK)
To conduct a parliament monitoring and good governance campaign for the Kurdish Regional Government. ASK will develop a program of citizen monitoring of the parliament and organize ten dialogue sessions between the citizens and MPs in Arbil. ASK will also conduct 24 seminars for 480 government employees in Duhok on good governance and transparency.

ASUDA Organization for Combating Violence Against women (ASUDA)
To continue and expand a women's rights monitoring project. ASUDA will conduct a third monitoring survey on abuses against women in Mosul and Kirkuk and publish the results in its annual report. ASUDA will also conduct a seven-day capacity building workshop in Sulaimaniyya for 20 representatives from 10 women's NGOs in Central and Southern Iraq and train them to replicate ASUDA's monitoring and advocacy activities.

Athar Center for Development
To encourage citizen participation in local government affairs in Dhi Qar province. Athar will conduct 144 one-day seminars for 4,320 citizens and organize 12 roundtable discussions to raise awareness about the role of local government and the importance of citizen participation. Athar will also organize a one-day conference to encourage dialogue between citizens and local government representatives.

Babylon National Association for Human Rights (BNAHR)
To build a network of women's NGOs in Southern Iraq (Babylon, Najaf, Wasit, Karbala, and Diwaniyya). The key areas of focus for BNAHR will be to promote the use of public advocacy to local governments on women's political, economic, and social issues. These areas will be critical on the debate on federalism and the possibility of devolving family/civil law to the provinces.

Badlisy Cultural Center (BCC)
To expand a human rights awareness campaign among the youth in northern Iraq. BCC will conduct a year-long training course on democracy, civic participation, dialogue, reconciliation, and gender equality for young people in Sulaimaniyya, Halabja and Khormal. BCC will also publish a human rights bulletin for 70 local schools and distribute 1,500 copies of Nama, a newsletter on human rights activities by civil society organizations, throughout Iraq.

Baghdad Women Association (BWA)
To develop the leadership skills of women activists. BWA will organize a series of training workshops for 360 participants including NGOs activists, women leaders, students, and government employees in Baghdad. These participants will return to their organizations as mentors to educate their peers on the skills they have learned in the training and to encourage women's participation in public life.

Bent Al Rafidain (BAR)
To continue to conduct democracy and political awareness courses for women. BAR will conduct two series of training courses for 480 male and female government employees and 240 women from rural areas of Babylon. BAR will also expand and improve its website and bi-weekly periodical, which provide information on democracy and political participation and serve as networking tools for women's organizations throughout Iraq.

Bethnahrain Free Women's Union
To educate Iraqis about the importance of participation in Iraq's democratic process. Bethnahrain Free Women's Union will conduct a series of educational trainings for 120 participants including women, government employees, children, and youth drawn from different religious and ethnic groups in Kirkuk. Bethnahrain will print 200 copies of a democracy handbook and distribute them to workshop participants and interested human rights NGOs in Kirkuk.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To support nascent business associations and chambers of commerce, and expand the constituency for market-oriented democratic development to include academics, media, the private sector, and politicians. CIPE will provide training to Iraqi business associations and political parties on economic platforms, continue its small grants program, produce and air 25 "Business Talk Radio" programs on economic and market reform, and conduct its third business barometer survey. CIPE will facilitate the development of business councils in Mosul, Sulaimaniyya, and Basra.

Childhood Care and Sponsorship Organization in Iraq (CCSOI)
To conduct an interactive theater program on democracy and freedom of speech for young people in Diwaniyya province. CCSOI will produce a play and perform 20 shows.

Civil Society Initiative (CSI)
To increase citizens' awareness on principles of civic participation and government accountability in Sulaimaniyya, Kirkuk, and Arbil. CSI will conduct a series of 20 workshops for 400 citizens, government employees, and NGO representatives and facilitate six "Open Dialogue" sessions between seminar participants and local government officials. CSI will produce a film on government functions, accountability, and citizens' rights and responsibilities under the new Iraqi constitution.

Democracy and Human Rights Development Center (DHRD)
To promote dialogue, civic participation, and democratic values among young people, local police, and security forces in Halabja. DHRD will train young people, police, and security forces in civic education and advocacy, and engage them in dialogues for resolving conflict within a framework of respect for human rights. DHRD will also conduct a survey of public attitudes on local government performance to use as an advocacy tool.

Independent Film and Television College (IFTC)
To provide training and direction in the creative process of documentary film-making. IFTC will complete a 12-month training course focusing on constitutional awareness for the Iraqi people. This program is different from other constitutional awareness programs in that students will explore the relationship between the theoretical provisions and the practical effects regarding the implementation of the new Iraqi constitution.

International Republican Institute
To continue strengthening political parties and organizational skills of parties in Iraq. IRI will continue to use its resource centers throughout the country to host training events and seminars on party building and public outreach. Focus group research and polling will continue to play a role in forming the development of Iraqi political party platforms in a post-election environment.

International Youth Association (IYA)
To educate university students from Baghdad and surrounding areas on civic activism as an alternative to political violence. IYA will conduct 40 two-day workshops for youth in Baghdad. IYA will conclude its program by organizing a national conference that will bring together civil society actors from different governorates to discuss the issue of violence and how to address it at the national level.

Iraqi Election Information Network (EIN)
To expand women's role in public life and empower them as election monitors. EIN will prepare 100 women to serve as trainer-of-trainers from throughout Iraq and assist them as they subsequently train and empower an additional 1,500 women as election monitors for the local council elections. EIN will supervise and coordinate the trainings and will include all 1,600 women in its election monitoring activities.

Iraqi Future Foundation (IFF)
To provide an independent source of training, advocacy, information, and community outreach in one of Iraq's most troubled areas. IFF will develop and maintain its Al Anbar Center for Democracy (ACD). Through the ACD, the IFF will maintain a democracy resource library, access to information via a computer lab with internet, and a monthly series of democracy-based lectures and forums in conjunction with Al Anbar University.

Iraqi Organization for Human Rights Coordination (IOHRC)
To provide training and address the issues of enshrining the new Iraqi constitution and human rights. The IOHRC will develop the capacity and awareness of the judiciary in Central and Southern Iraq. IOHRC training events will culminate in a national conference addressing the issues faced by the legal community in Iraq and best practices to overcome any shortfalls in transitioning to judicial independence in Iraq.

Iraqi Prospect Organization (IPO)
To continue its program to empower youth to channel their voices into the political process. IPO will conduct a series of educational advocacy workshops and policy debates in four major universities in Baghdad, Nasiriyya, and Babylon, the salient points from which will be presented and elaborated on in a monthly magazine produced by IPO and in televised debates.

Iraqi Workers Association for Evolution and Development (IWAED)
To raise awareness on human rights and democracy values in Alanbar province. IWAED will organize 36 seminars for 900 participants, including municipal and provincial council representatives, community and tribal leaders, lawyers, religious leaders, and workers. The seminars will include participants from Falluja, as well as other cities such as Alkarma, Aklawiyya, Anassaf, Alkhalidiyya, Aljazeera, and Anaamiyya.

Islamic Women Society (IWS)
To educate women on democracy and human rights issues in language that references an Islamic perspective. IWS will conduct 60 seminars in Basra province and will also prepare and distribute 5,000 copies of a booklet on Islam and democracy.

Kurdish Institute for Elections (KIE)
To promote the role and participation of young people as advocates for democracy and civil society. KIE will promote democracy education and conduct an election awareness campaign for Iraqi university students in Sulaimaniya, Arbil, Baghdad, and Kirkuk. KIE will train an ethnically diverse group of 20 student leaders from these regions in election laws and procedures, democracy awareness, and the legislative process.

Love and Peace Society (LPS)
To continue to raise civic and constitutional awareness of Iraqi women. LPS will conduct 64 constitutional awareness workshops for 1,500 participants from 15 districts throughout Dhi Qar province, including 800 women of the marsh areas, 300 NGO representatives, and 400 participants from the general public. LPS will also publish a report that will include recommendations about reforms related to women's rights and the constitutional amendment revision process.

Nahrain Electronic Encyclopedia
To continue building a network of Iraqi journalists and providing them with a web-based platform to publish news articles via the Nahrain website. Nahrain will continue to be used by many decision-makers and political leaders as a key source of information both inside and outside of Iraq. The Nahrain website currently receives approximately 35,000 visits per day.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To continue to strengthen political parties and coalitions of parties in Iraq. NDI will continue to use its resource centers throughout the country to host training events and seminars on party building and public outreach. Focus group research and polling will continue to play a role in advancing the development of Iraqi political parties in a post-election environment.

National Women's Coalition of Iraq (NWCI)
To conduct an awareness and lobbying campaign on legislation that affects women. NWCI will hold a national forum for its member organizations and other women's rights NGO leaders to discuss the constitution and articles that might affect women's rights. NWCI will also coordinate and offer legislative and informational support for a nationwide campaign to educate the public and lobby parliamentarians on legislation affecting women's rights.

New Horizon for Women (NHFW)
To educate young people, and especially young women, on democracy and human rights values. NHFW will conduct 12 monthly training workshops for 240 participants from schools and universities in Baghdad to raise their awareness about procedures and issues related to the constitution and to equip them with skills to participate actively in building a democratic society.

People in Need (PIN)
To strengthen dialogue between citizens and elected officials, and empower local CSOs to play a larger role in society in the southern provinces of Missan, Basra, and Dhi Qar. PIN will conduct training for nine Iraqi organizations to enable them to engage citizens in debate with representatives of local government in their home provinces, focusing on issues of concern to the local communities.

Rafidain Civic Education Institute (RCEI)
To expand a democracy training program in al-Muthana, Dhi Qar, and al-Qadissiyya. RCEI will train six trainers to conduct 36 workshops targeting students and NGO activists to provide them with the skills to raise awareness of the need to combat corruption. RCEI will launch a Resource Center in Samawa for NGOs and distribute 1,000 copies each of two democracy and human rights booklets.

Student League for Human Rights (SLHR)
To encourage the creation of a network of young democracy activists. SLHR will establish a youth center in Baghdad to encourage the youth's engagement in democracy and the political process. The center will connect Iraqi youth activists by providing capacity building workshops in democracy and human rights education, publishing a monthly democracy newsletter, and conducting a poster awareness campaign promoting youth engagement in political life.

Sufaraa Al-Taf Organization in Babel (Sufaraa)
To develop the organizational, leadership, and advocacy skills of NGOs in Southern Iraq. Sufaraa will organize a series of training workshops and a leadership forum for 15 civil-society organizations. Participants will include NGO activists, women leaders, students, and elected representatives in Wasit, Dhi Qar, and Babylon. Participants will develop advocacy skills needed to address the concerns of citizens in Southern Iraq to elected members of government.

Women for Peace Organization
To conduct a capacity building training program in Amman for a diverse group of 20 leaders of Iraqi NGOs, Women for Peace will conduct a six-day intensive workshop on project management, monitoring and evaluation, and program sustainability in cooperation with Sama International Consultants, an Amman-based organization that specializes in training Iraqis in Jordan.

Women of Mesopotamia (WOM)
To educate and equip a cadre of women to raise civic awareness on anti-corruption in Karbala. WOM will conduct a series of 11 workshop trainings for a group of 275 women from local NGOs and local government offices. WOM will also organize a five-day training-of-trainers workshop for seven of its staff members to strengthen the training and management skills within the organization.



Adaleh Center for Human Rights Studies
To advance youth civic awareness in universities. In partnership with human rights clubs at six Jordanian universities, Adaleh will conduct two three-day workshops, each targeting 30 activists, on communication and organizing skills. Adaleh will then assist the clubs and the trainees to launch and manage two-month civic awareness campaigns in their respective universities.

Al-Urdun Al-Jadid Research Center (UJRC)
To strengthen the role of civil society institutions in oversight, reform, decision making, and developing policy recommendations. UJRC will conduct nine workshops for representatives of civil society organizations, business community leaders, and government officials on the role of civil society in Jordan's reform plans.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To develop the organizing capacity of trade unions, increase the ability of the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) to deliver educational programs and policy positions to its affiliates, and improve access to information about fundamental, internationally recognized workers' rights. ACILS will provide operational support to the GFJTU's Women's and Labor Education Departments, technical support to four trade unions on how to organize new members, and work with the unions to develop basic trade union informational materials.

To monitor the activities of the Jordanian parliament, improve communication between MPs and the public, and raise public awareness of the functions of parliament. AmmanNet will produce and broadcast a weekly FM radio program that summarizes parliamentary sessions and hosts discussions about their implications. AmmanNet will also monitor MPs and their voting records on its regularly updated website.

Arab World Center for Democratic Development (UNIHRD)
To promote good governance practices in civil society organizations. UNIHRD will conduct six two-day training workshops in Amman, Mafraq, Tafelah, Aqaba, Irbid, and Kerak; modify its existing manual on good governance; lead a training of trainers course for 12 civil society organizations; and organize the First Jordanian Forum for Good Governance.

Baqa'a Women's Camp Association (BWCA)
To spread awareness of human rights issues and enhance the development of women in the Baqa'a camp. BWCA will lead 240 hours of human rights and capacity-building training for 200 young women from the Baqa'a camp who have recently completed high school or college. Sessions will include lecture-style presentations and discussions, hands-on-training, and on-site training by experts in the field.

Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ)
To engage young people in civic activism in Jordan's democratic transition and in advancing freedom of expression. CDFJ and a six-person core editorial group will train 28 young people on print journalism and mass communication. The trainees will use these skills to research, interview decision-makers, obtain public feedback, and write newspaper articles on community concerns.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To strengthen the capacity of the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) to advocate on behalf of the private sector. CIPE will work with YEA to research and prepare papers on six policy issues, conduct two roundtable discussions on each issue, and publish an annual policy report.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To strengthen the capacity of al-Urdun al-Jadid Research Center (UJRC) to become a leader in corporate citizenship efforts. CIPE will work with UJRC to conduct field research on Jordan's corporate sector, hold three discussion fora with companies on corporate social responsibility, publish an annual report on companies' social performance, lead three workshops on corporate citizenship, publish four Economic Policy Dialogue newsletters, and hold a national forum on Jordan's experience with corporate social responsibility.

Good Life Studies Center (GLSC)
To increase young people's awareness of corruption and its effects, prepare a core cadre of young people to continue anti-corruption training throughout Jordan, and establish GLSC to focus on issues of corruption. GLSC will lead a training-of-trainers workshop and develop a training manual as the key resources for five anti-corruption training workshops for 125 young people throughout Jordan.

Jordanian Center for Civic Education Studies (JCCES)
To support youth civic activism. JCCES will lead a two-semester project to introduce civic education to 750 students at the University of Jordan and launch a pilot Project Citizen program at Mu'tah University for a minimum of 450 university students.

Jordanian Women's Union (JWU)
To strengthen the union's volunteer network. JWU will conduct a training-of-trainers course for 15 JWU staff who will serve as trainer's assistants and facilitators for the 15 three-day trainings courses for 225 volunteers at its eight satellite offices, as well as its headquarters in Amman. The training will cover the same communications, report-writing, and time management topics.

Land and Human to Advocate Progress (LHAP)
To raise the civic awareness of students and involve teachers in civic activities in rural areas of Jordan. LHAP will expand its school parliament program to three new schools in the Bani Kenanah area in northern Jordan. 

Moderation Assembly for Thought and Culture (MATC)
To increase the Jordanian citizenry's understanding of decentralization and local governance. MATC will lead 12 workshops on local governance with two each in the new regional seats and eight in Amman.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To raise awareness and activism among female political activists and the general public of the importance of women's political participation. NDI will work with a representative coalition to establish the Women Helping Women Political Action Committee (WHW), a peer network of women's activists. Through WHW, NDI will conduct campaign skills training for potential women candidates and campaign volunteers, organize campaign development fora, and establish a fundraising committee.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To improve perceptions among the general public and political elite of the role and performance of women parliamentarians. Through videos and photo essays, NDI will document the experiences of the 13 current women in parliament and women running in the 2007 parliamentary elections.

Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J)
To raise women's rights awareness, engage MPs on issues of concern to women, and encourage women to engage with parliamentarians on these topics. SIGI/J will continue its human rights education program through three citizenship rights workshops and one legal illiteracy workshop. It will also lead workshops on parliamentary issues, national strategies, and Jordanian women's documents.



National Democratic Institute for International Affaires
To better understand what factors influenced voters' political choices during the Parliamentary elections and to provide new insight into the perceived role of women as political leaders in Kuwaiti democracy. NDI will conduct a series of focus groups following the June elections to assist Kuwaiti women leaders to better understand voter attitudes and political choices, identify lessons learned from the campaign tactics of men and women, and develop strategies for post-election engagement in politics.



Center for International Private Enterprise
To increase awareness of Lebanon's code of corporate governance, improve communication among Lebanese small businesses, and increase access to information on economic reform. CIPE will work with the Lebanese Transparency Agency to lead three corporate government workshops and develop a support and communication network

Center for International Private Enterprise
To build the ability of Development to People and Nature Association (DPNA) to educate young people on free market economies and the meaning of entrepreneurialism. CIPE will work with DPNA to organize "Getting Started" workshops that introduce college and vocational school students and recent graduates on market economy, entrepreneurialism, and participation in them, and to develop and launch a "Doing Business" information kit on how to set up and run a small enterprise in Lebanon.

Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA)
To promote youth involvement in their local communities. DPNA will use its Youth and Municipalities Guide to train youth activists on political involvement with their municipalities. DPNA will also lead workshops for participants from this training, and community workers from local NGOs, in a training-of-trainers course to extend the influence of DPNA's work.

Generation for the Integrity of Lebanon (GIL)
To raise awareness on human rights, confessional groups, and state building. GIL will lead six three-day workshops in six cities and 20 outreach sessions at local high schools on freedom of information for Lebanese youth. It will also publish and distribute four newsletters and 1,500 copies of a book on civic participation in Lebanon.

Lebanese Center for Active Citizenship (LCAC)
To engage young people in the decision-making process at the local level. LCAC will produce a periodic news magazine, al-Muwaten, that will provide a youth perspective on political life in North Lebanon. LCAC will develop the capacities of young people to interact with public officials, report on political and civic developments, and monitor government activity.

Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP)
To monitor and document legislative debates, draft legislation, and laws approved by the Chamber of Deputies. A minimum of 25 proposed laws will be scrutinized and evaluated by a 40-person team (the Legislative Monitor) led by LFPCP. The Monitor's findings will be distributed through media reports and four quarterly seminars led by LFPCP.

National Association for Vocational Training and Social Services (NAVTSS)
To strengthen the civic involvement of young people in their communities at Bourj al-Barajneh and Nahr al-Bared. NAVTSS will train 15 to 20 young people on life skills, social issues, and human rights, and lead four one-day workshops on communication and leadership skills for this core group of youth, on methods of working with children, tactics for organizing activities, and ways of teaching human rights.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
$100,001 (Supplemental)
To strengthen the capacity of Lebanese civic organizations to promote democratic reform through advocacy campaigns and citizen participation programs. NDI will work with local NGOs to strengthen the role of youth in political life, increase transparency of the national budget process, and implement a national campaign to reform Lebanon's penal code. NDI's Beirut-based Regional Resource Center will also provide Arabic-language training guides and materials and encourage exchanges throughout the region.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To strengthen the capacity of Lebanese civic organizations to promote democratic reform through advocacy campaigns and citizen participation programs. NDI will work with local NGOs to strengthen the role of youth in political life, to increase transparency of the national budget process, and to implement a national campaign to reform Lebanon's penal code. NDI's Beirut-based Regional Resource Center will also provide Arabic-language training guides and materials and encourage exchanges throughout the region.

Philanthropic Amlieh Association (PAA)
To promote women's empowerment. PAA will further consolidate and expand its women's rights education program into schools and civic organizations in Beirut, southern Lebanon, northern Lebanon, and the Bekaa' Valley. PAA will also strengthen its institutional capacity, including staff development and design of additional training materials.

Southern Issues (SI)
To strengthen a network of journalists who address developments in southern Lebanon. SI will publish 12 issues of its monthly publication, Sho'oun Janoubiyya. The magazine encourages understanding, provides the forum for a wide array of citizens to express their opinions on issues related to development, and fosters debate among citizens living in southern Lebanon, as well as with their elected and appointed leaders.



Akhbar Libya Cultural Foundation (ALCF)
To stimulate the emergence of a culture of free expression in Libya. ALCF will develop its Arabic website and strengthen its network of correspondents inside and outside the country in order to provide Libyans with accurate information, create an Arabic searchable database of information on issues related to developments in Libya, and create an English section of the website to reach a wider international audience.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To raise rank-and-file awareness of worker rights and provide training to protect these rights through collective bargaining in Libya. The American Center for International Labor Solidarity will conduct a program that aims to identify future Libyan labor leaders and create opportunities to involve them in subsequent activities in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Transparency Libya
To promote a culture of transparency in Libya. Transparency Libya will launch an anti-corruption website that will provide information on combating corruption in Libya. It will offer primary materials and direct links to major information sources for anti-corruption documentation, legislation, regional and international agreements, news, survey results, and reports. The organization will also conduct research and monitoring on corruption in Libyan public life.



Association Amal Women in Action for a Better Future
To conduct a women's rights and democracy awareness campaign in the slum areas of Casablanca. Amal program will raise legal literacy and promote a better understanding of democracy and human rights among women and young people. Amal will produce and perform a play on women's rights and democracy to be performed in 20 town halls and high schools in Casablanca's poor districts.

Association Mohammedie for the Moralization of Public Life (AMOVIP)
To encourage Moroccan youth participation in combating corruption in public life. AMOVIP will conduct an anti-corruption program in Mohammedia. AMOVIP will run a civic awareness campaign targeting high school students and commission a poll on citizen perceptions of local government. AMOVIP will also develop recommendations, conduct a series of meetings with government officials, and organize a colloquium.

Azilal Association for Development, the Environment and Communication (AADEC)
To reinforce local democracy in southern Morocco. AADEC will conduct a two-day human rights training workshop for 30 teachers and administrators from five high schools and three youth centers, create youth citizenship clubs in each of these institutions, and conduct two two-day human rights workshops for 60 local associations. AADEC will work with these associations to develop and adopt a good governance charter.

Boujad Sustainable Development Association (BDD)
To increase youth civic participation and combat corruption. BDD will mobilize ten neighborhood associations and 200 young people to conduct a series of youth-led community service projects. As an outgrowth of community service activities, a youth democracy and anti-corruption network will be developed and provided with appropriate training. The network will conduct community awareness-raising and anti-corruption activities.

Center for Humanities Studies and Research (CEHR)
To educate Moroccan youth on democracy and civic action. CERH will organize a series of workshops on issues related to democratic transition. Workshops will lead to conferences on the democratization process, including political and religious reforms. Outcomes of these activities will be published in What's at Stake?, a quarterly Arabic language journal, featuring the opinions of the youth.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To promote a competitive market system in Morocco and strengthen sound corporate governance principles in Morocco's private sector. CIPE and its partner in Morocco will increase public awareness of corporate governance principles and foster a culture of disclosure, transparency, and accountability. CIPE will hold a series of workshops on corporate governance and an economic journalist training session.

Ennakhil Association for Women and Children
To build the capacity of local NGOs, including women groups. Ennakhil will conduct a series of activities aimed at strengthening civil society and increasing democratic awareness. The organization will conduct a study on civil society in Ait Ourir, reinforce the capacity of 15 local associations through a series of training modules, and support these civil society organizations to carry out awareness raising activities.

Espace Associatif
To strengthen civil society groups, promote good governance, and connect civil society groups to local decision makers. Espace Associatif will organize four intensive two-day training workshops in Rabat for 60 NGOs from different regions in Morocco, conduct field research on NGOs' perception of governance practices, and organize a national seminar to present its findings and establish "regional consultative councils" for NGOs and local government.

Moroccan Association for Development and Solidarity (AMDS)
To promote women's legal rights in Morocco. AMDS will create and support a network of 13 women's groups and conduct a series of three training-of-trainers seminars for 26 trainers on women's legal rights and project management. The training will enable these associations to conduct two two-hour weekly sessions on women's rights. A total of 650 Berber, illiterate women will receive legal literacy through the program.

Moroccan Association for Schools as Instruments of Peace (AMEIP)
To educate youth on democracy and civic values. AMEIP will target 14 high schools in the region of Marrakech. AMEIP will create democracy mobile units made up of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who will visit the targeted schools. AMEIP will also provide human rights clubs within these schools with technical assistance and engage 45 teachers in a human rights and democracy program.

Moroccan Women's Alliance for Development and Training (MWADT)
To continue its women capacity-building program in Tetouan, Morocco. MWADT will maintain its three women's centers for rural women in northern Morocco, conduct legal literacy classes for 400 women, conduct civic education courses for 40 youth in two local high schools, build the organizational capacity of MWADT, and publish one issue of its bulletin Mubadarat (Initiatives) and a guide on gender-based violence.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To support the development of leadership and more active involvement of younger generations of party activists. NDI will provide the next generation of political leaders with the intensive training and skills necessary for the long-term development of political parties. NDI will also continue to support an internship program for party caucuses in partnership with the Chamber of Representatives and Mohammed V University.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To build bridges between public opinion and policy-making through research. NDI will work to fully establish the People's Mirror Strategic Research Center as an independent, local, social enterprise. The Center will continue to offer professional services to partners and clients by conducting qualitative research on political and social issues.

Network of Associations for Participatory Development (RADEP)
To reinforce local democracy in Morocco and encourage linkages between civil society and local government. RADEP will bring together social society activists and local government representatives for six roundtable discussions on issues related to democratization. RADEP will also support a nascent network of NGOs in Meknes through a series of training workshops on organizational skills.

Regional Observatory for the Protection of Public Monies (ORPDP)
To promote good citizenship and ethical behavior among youth. ORPDP will organize a four-day training-of-trainers seminar for 20 trainers from the four provinces in central Morocco. Trainers will organize a three-day training-of-facilitators session for 16 facilitators in their respective provinces. Each facilitator will then organize awareness raising discussions on good citizenship in six schools. Approximately 60,000 students will benefit from these awareness raising activities.

Third Millennium for Development and Child Welfare (TMDCW)
To continue reinforcing local democracy and encouraging linkages between civil society and local government. TMDCW will hold five two-day capacity-building sessions for local community and NGO representatives in four local communities in southern Morocco. Participants will determine community priorities, strategize on a collective development policy, and establish a consultative committee between NGOs and community representatives. TMDCW will also continue publishing its bi-monthly newsletter.

Transparency Morocco (TM)
To combat corruption in the Moroccan educational system. TM will conduct a training workshop for a network of 70 transparency facilitators who will then conduct anti-corruption activities with youth locally. TM will conduct ongoing creativity workshops that will lead to the development of anti-corruption awareness raising materials such as flyers and cassettes. Finally, TM will organize a conference targeting corruption in Morocco's educational system.

Voluntary and Cultural Action Association (VCAA)
To educate young people living in the slums of Sidi Moumen, Casablanca on democracy and civic action. VCAA will conduct a series of capacity-building courses for NGOs working with youth in these slums. VCAA will also mobilize high school students through a series of creative writing, sports competitions, and democracy and human rights workshops in order to stimulate their interest in civic action.

Women's Action Union - Casablanca
To promote Moroccan women's rights and combat gender-based violence. The Women's Action Union branch in Casablanca will document and monitor violence against women; conduct legal literacy workshops and awareness raising for women from disadvantaged backgrounds; and organize a public awareness day for decision makers, media, and civil society organizations to present a compiled annual report on gender-based violence and advocate for laws that criminalize it.


Saudi Arabia

National Democratic Institute for International Affaires
To strengthen municipal councils and provide reform-minded Saudis with resources and opportunities to share experiences of democratic reform. NDI will organize a roundtable dialogue for municipal councilors, citizens, and media representatives to discuss the roles and responsibilities of municipal councils and coordinate an exchange mission of 10 to 15 council members to learn about local government structures and explore ways the municipal council system can be supported and strengthened.



NGO Development and Training
To build the capacity of civil society organizations through training on NGO management, accountability, proposal writing, coalition building, report writing, project monitoring, facilitation, and flow of information. This includes training of trainers on basic management skills for a group of Syrian NGOs to report transparently and develop their institutional capacities overall, as well as subsequent trainings by these groups to additional organizations. Additional training will also be provided on the conduct of domestic election monitoring efforts.

International Republican Institute
To support democratic reformers through the use of Internet-based technology and political process training. IRI will provide technical assistance in establishing debate fora for Syrian democrats and improving reformers' ability to communicate both with the general population, and with one another, through the Internet.



Al-Jahedh Forum for Free Thought (AJFFT)
To continue a civic education and democratic dialogue program for Tunisian civil society. AJFFT will continue to hold weekly discussion groups, conduct a series of three one-day workshops for 50 women on women's rights, and hold a series of five one-day leadership workshops for young people. AJFFT will also consolidate its research cells, run by young people, in order to examine issues of concern to local democrats.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To promote independent media in Tunisia and strengthen associations and institutions representing professional journalists. ACILS will work with the Union of Tunisian Journalists (SJT) to build the capacity of the SJT to function as an independent labor union. SJT will build a stronger organization through networking on both the regional level with journalists from Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt, as well as on the international level by building solidarity through the International Federation of Journalists.

Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)
To conduct a civic education program for youth in Tunis, Tunisia. AIHR will partner with the Tunisian branch of the Arab Network for Civic Education (Civitas/Tunisia) to train a core group of 30 primary school trainers and ten teachers on civic education methods and tools to help them establish ten civic clubs for primary school students, and organize an annual exhibition for youth civic projects.

Committee for the Respect of Freedom and Human Rights in Tunisia (CRLDH)
To advocate for a general amnesty to political prisoners who were engaged in peaceful activities in Tunisia. CRLDH will organize five two-day meetings with the European Parliament, political parties, and international NGOs in France, Belgium, and Germany on the need for a general amnesty; conduct a series of four two-day training workshops for Tunisian human rights activists on transitional justice; and develop its website.

Mohamed Ali Center for Research, Studies and Training (CEMAREF)
To train 50 young Tunisian male and female civic activists, aged 20 to 40, on leadership skills. The organization will conduct five four-day workshops, each for ten activists, on leadership skills including decision making, time management, conflict resolution, problem solving, and communication. CEMAREF will follow up the training with site visits to the trainees' respective groups in order to evaluate the trainees.



Association of Southeastern Industrialists and Businessmen (GUNSIAD)
To raise awareness of basic human rights among law enforcement agencies and the general public in southeastern Turkey. GUNSIAD will print and distribute human rights literature and conducting two two-day seminars in each of the five southeast provinces of Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Sirnak, and Kilis.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To help young female entrepreneurs identify solutions to common obstacles facing their entrepreneurial advancement and communities' empowerment. CIPE will work with the Anatolian Young Leaders Association (AGL) to establish and administrate a two-month long business management training program. The program will enhance the business skills and raise community awareness of 40 businesswomen between the ages of 25 and 45 from provinces in Northwest Turkey.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To enhance the ability of regional business associations to develop and advocate local policy platforms, and to increase the dialogue between the national government and regional private sector stakeholders. CIPE will work with local NGO Economistler Platformu to conduct two analytical workshops and two seminars on project management. CIPE and Economistler will also establish four regional development committees and conduct a regional economic policy summit.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To increase the ability of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (COGAT) to assist private enterprise directors in their adoption and implementation of corporate governance principles, and to engender a voluntary and broadly accepted culture of good governance amongst private enterprise in Turkey. COGAT will hold eight corporate governance workshops and will sponsor a nationally recognised "Governance Award"

Helsinki Citizen's Assembly (HCA)
To organize two workshops for the fourth assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, one on the new tactics in human rights activism and one on approaches to post-conflict reconciliation. HCA will also assist the NED project manager for the World Movement for Democracy with the preparations for the assembly and identifying topics and participants for various workshops.

Human Rights Agenda Association (HRAA)
To promote an understanding among Turkish lawyers of the need to incorporate European principles of human rights in the Turkish legal system. HRAA will conduct two four-day workshops on the European Convention on Human Rights and its implementation in Turkish domestic law for 50 lawyers. It will also develop a list-serve to facilitate communication between the participants, and will conduct eight follow-up roundtable discussions.

International Republican Institute
To improve the understanding and enhance the involvement of young people in Turkey's national political system, and to enhance the grassroots campaigning skills of candidates for office and political activists. In cooperation with the ARI Movement and Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), IRI will conduct two capital internships, two schools on participatory democracy, a capacity-building training, a youth public opinion survey, and a campaign training for Parliamentary candidates for 2007 elections.

International Republican Institute
To enhance the capacity of IRI partner civic organizations and party youth organizations to mobilize young and first time voters, and to contribute to an increase in youth voter registration and turnout. IRI will assemble an ad-hoc coalition of youth civic and political organizations under a common banner to carry out a registration and "get out the vote" drive for the 2007 parliamentary election.

National Democratic Institute for International Affaires
To strengthen grassroots networks and extend the capacity of three Turkish NGOs TUMIKOM, ARI Movement, and Flying Broom. NDI will mentor these organizations, facilitate relationships between them and other local NGOs and promote a dialogue on state of democracy in Turkey. NDI will also build their advocacy skills and introduce mechanisms for more local citizen participation.

National Democratic Institute for International Affaires
To encourage parliamentary reform in the areas of election law, political party law, and political party financing, and to strengthen political parties' structures and promote greater internal democracy. NDI will continue assisting the Democracy Committee to implement parliamentary reform and provide technical expertise. It will also continue to advise the Working Group on Legislative Issues for the 21st Century and assist the political parties.

Organization for Research and Dissemination of Economic and Social Issues (GAYA)
To enhance understanding of civil participation among disadvantaged women and to strengthen the social and economic skills of women in southeastern Turkey. GAYA will conduct two six-month training courses on women's rights for 100 women in the two provinces of Malatya and Elazig in southeastern Turkey.

Turkish Committee to Monitor Parliament and Elected Officials (TUMIKOM)
To promote accountability and transparency of the parliament's work and decisions. TUMIKOM will produce and distribute its Third National Report on activities of the parliamentarians and its Promise Report on the extent to which the Justice and Development Party and other parties in the parliament have kept their pre-election promises. TUMIKOM will also monitor and coordinate the work of its 33 local branches across the country.

Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)
To raise public awareness of the right to information, monitor effective implementation of the access to information law, and promote government transparency. TESEV will lead four training workshops on the right to information, conduct field tests in 10 cities across the country to measure the implementation of the access to information law, and present the findings of the field tests in a press conference.

U´┐Żan Süpürge (Flying Broom)
To promote women's rights in Turkey and to strengthen cooperation between public sector institutions and women's rights organizations. Flying Broom will conduct a workshop for 25 public sector employees on women's rights and gender equality and will provide each participant with a guidebook that lists local women's rights organizations, their mission and activities.

Women's Solidarity Foundation (KADAV)
To raise public awareness of women's rights and combat violence against women and to provide legal aid to female victims of violence. KADAV will conduct ten seminars on women's rights, and produce and distribute know-your-rights brochures. KADAV will also publish and distribute posters and flyers with information on women's rights and combating violence against women.


West Bank and Gaza Strip

Al-Hares Center for Studies and Media
To enhance youth civic and political participation. Al-Hares Center for Studies and Media will educate youth in ten villages in the Bethlehem district and strengthen their communication and leadership skills. The center will then work with trained members to establish local youth committees for peace and nonviolence in each village.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To support the development of an autonomous, democratic trade union movement in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that is capable of defending the rights of workers and taking a leadership role in promoting their interests at the national level. ACILS will work with the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions to educate and mobilize members for the upcoming legislative elections, and build national sector unions.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To provide knowledge and skills necessary for the Palestinian private sector to strengthen democratic institutions and enhance their competitiveness. CIPE will work with the Center for Private Sector Development to revise its corporate governance handbook, train trainers for corporate governance workshops, hold workshops for CEOs and their staff on corporate governance, launch a university program on corporate governance, raise awareness of the topic through local media, and develop teaching materials.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To strengthen the capacity of the Center for Private Sector Development (CPSD) to augment the voice of the Palestinian private sector through advocacy. CIPE will work with CPSD to hold three seminars based on policy papers regarding policies that affect the business community, evaluate the performance of private sector groups, and lead two seminars to provide recommendations on external policies that affect the private sector.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To build the capacity of Al-Mustakbal Foundation (AMF) to more proactively strengthen the voice of the private sector. CIPE will work with AMF to lead three seminars on political accountability, respect for the rule of law, and democratic participatory politics. AMF will develop three analytical papers to inform the discussions.

Civic Forum Institute (CFI)
To promote grassroots civic action. CFI will strengthen 11 geographically based grassroots civil society coalitions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. CFI will provide training on government policies, legislation, networking, and advocacy for 55 local NGOs and mentor them as they design and implement 22 civic action campaigns.

Civitas Institute
To strengthen citizen participation in the political process in the Gaza Strip. Civitas will conduct a voter education and election monitoring campaign, focusing on the final round of local elections. Following elections, Civitas will train neighborhood committees on advocacy and leadership skills in order to strengthen citizen oversight of the councils.

To enhance young women's ability to articulate their views and messages on media outlets and connect young women leaders with their local media. Filastiniyat will work with 24 young women leaders to develop 12 radio programs on political, social, and economic issues affecting their local communities. It will also work with another 12 young women leaders to develop six television programs along similar topics.

General Union of Cultural Centers (GUCC)
To strengthen civil society in the Gaza Strip by building the institutional capacities of cultural centers so that they are able to work more effectively with their constituents, particularly women and young people. GUCC will provide capacity-building training to a cross-section of 34 cultural centers throughout the Gaza Strip which will address NGO managers, project managers and administrative assistants, and program officers who work directly on youth and women programs. GUCC will also conduct a needs assessment and survey of all cultural centers in the Gaza Strip.

Holy Land Trust (HLT)
To promote nonviolence and conflict resolution in the West Bank. HLT will conduct a conflict management training program for three villages, with a focus on strengthening the social infrastructure in these villages, leading to more vibrant communities that manage conflicts nonviolently. HLT will subsequently establish information centers in the villages which will allow citizens to report how they used nonviolent tactics to resolve the situation.

Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)
To jump-start local efforts at Palestinian and Israeli dialogue. Every second Wednesday, IPCRI will convene a half-day public forum for 100 participants on issues of joint concern to the Israeli and Palestinian publics. The issues will be raised by public officials, decision makers, and scholars from both communities, and Palestinians and Israelis will equally be invited to participate.

Jerusalem Media and Communication Center (JMCC)
To promote a culture of dialogue between Arabs and Israelis by facilitating the exchange of ideas. JMCC will work with its Israeli counterpart Political Security Domain to produce 46 editions of the electronic newsletter bitterlemons. Each edition will comprise articles written by two prominent writer-editors, as well as opinion pieces from-or interviews with-prominent politicians, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs from Israel and Palestine.

Ma'an Network
To build the capacities of Palestinian radio. Ma'an will work with ten member radio stations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to train radio journalists and produce and air a 20-part radio series. The trained journalists will gather public opinion on the program topic, identify guests to participate in on-the-air debate, and coordinate in the studio between the local station and Ma'an's network.

Miftah Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy
To support emerging, youth political and civic leaders. Miftah will assist emerging leaders in identifying, articulating, and communicating their concern in two public conferences and eight decentralized meetings.

Musawa Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession
To improve attorneys' knowledge of, and ability to, defend the rule of law. Musawa will strengthen a network among, and provide professional training to, 720 practicing attorneys and law students from eight areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip on laws related to the constitutional court, elections, and government administration. Musawa will also air 16 summarized sessions on local television.

Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR)
To mobilize the police for community protection and development. PCDCR will lead three 40-hour conflict resolution training sessions for 75 police officers in Gaza, Nablus, and Hebron, one training-of-trainers course with instructors at the Police Training Academy, a public opinion poll on citizen perceptions of the police forces, and 26 radio programs to enhance police outreach to citizens.

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR)
To advance scholarship and knowledge on issues related to domestic politics. PSR will gather empirical data and publish an updated study, the 2006 Democracy Index, which forms a quantitative measure of the status of democracy in eight areas of values and practices. The index will be used in making comparisons at the various phases in the process of transition to Palestinian democracy.

Palestinian Center for Research and Cultural Dialogue (PCRD)
To raise young people's awareness of civic education concepts and practices. PCRD will target 120 youth from six locations in the Bethlehem district; conduct 18 discussion groups on democracy, human rights, civic rights, citizenship, cultural dialogue, and acceptance of "the other;" and form a core group of 20 young people for follow-up youth projects.

Palestinian Commission for Human Development (PCHD)
To monitor the Palestinian Legislative Council. PCHD will raise citizen awareness about the duties of the Palestinian legislature and the role of citizen oversight through establishment of five advocacy committees throughout the Gaza Strip. PCHD will also hold awareness raising sessions, roundtable discussions, public meetings to promote understanding of the legislature, and produce radio talk shows.

Palestinian Development Forum (PDF)
To promote the relationship between councilwomen and the local community. PDF will work with councilwomen and volunteers in six Gazan municipalities to lead a succession of town hall meetings, roundtable discussions, and workshops that provide fora for these women to share their platforms and experiences and to engage with their constituents on municipal issues.

Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG)
To monitor the Palestinian judiciary. PHRMG will raise public awareness of the importance of judicial reform and the implementation of the rule of law through 12 public meetings throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. PHRMG will expand this awareness campaign through four radio and two television programs on the need for an independent and reformed judiciary.

Palestinian Vision
To strengthen community activism among young men and women in Jerusalem youth clubs. Palestinian Vision will train 16 youth who will lead life skills seminars, hold public events, and give lectures on current campaigns and social situations to 1,000 adolescents and youth aged 14 to 17.

To promote Palestinian civil society initiative. Panorama will launch a Palestinian civil society initiative among a minimum of 100 NGOs that will strengthen responsive and responsible citizenry, develop and promote a national work plan for genuine reform, and build the capacity of 80 local NGOs to act on these issues.

Society Voices Association for Community and Civil Work (SVA)
To develop women's abilities to participate in political life. SVA will lead ten training sessions on women's legal awareness and rights for 300 Gazan women and select 200 of them to participate in intensive ten-day camps. SVA will incorporate the women into its women's fora and work with them to develop radio programs, a newspaper supplement, and other community outreach activities.

Women Media and Development (TAM)
To elevate the awareness of women's rights and gender issues within the Palestinian media community. TAM will lead advanced training on gender issues for staff at two Jenin-based television stations. It will mentor and supervise the trainees as they produce eight television programs on social and political issues, which will encourage the training participants to use their newly acquired skills.

Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)
To promote women's empowerment. WATC will train 80 rural women on women's rights, gender awareness, communication and leadership, and advocacy in order to participate in WATC's Sanabel network of rural women leaders throughout the West Bank. It will also provide advanced training and mentoring to graduates of its previous program, who will work as leaders of the Sanabel Central Committee.



ARTICLE 19 Global Campaign for Free Expression
To facilitate reform efforts to protect media freedom and independence in Yemen. ARTICLE 19 will work with the Yemeni Journalist Syndicate and the Yemen Female Media Forum to establish a Media Law Working Group that will review legislation related to the freedom of expression, identify areas for reform, and develop draft reform legislation. ARTICLE 19 will also conduct awareness activities and publish a report on freedom of expression in Yemen.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To increase capacity for Yemeni business associations in organizing the private sector, articulating a business agenda, and advocating policy reform. CIPE will conduct an executive management training program in Sana'a for representatives of associations and chambers of commerce from all 21 Yemeni governorates on the role their organizations play in democratic and economic reform, practical ways to support small businesses, community economic development and business ethics, and basic principles of strategic planning and advocacy.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To enhance the awareness of Yemeni business leaders, policy makers, political parties, and the media of barriers to economic reform faced by the private sector. CIPE will work in partnership with the Yemen Polling Center to conduct a survey of the level of corruption in Yemen and a business barometer survey to gauge barriers to economic reform prior to the elections, followed by two seminars to discuss survey results.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To raise awareness of governance processes and transparency among Yemeni family-owned businesses. CIPE will collaborate with the Yemeni Businessmen's Club (YBC) to organize and implement a two-day workshop for the owners of the largest 100 family-owned businesses in Yemen, with a focus on good governance management techniques for family-owned businesses. Following the workshops, YBC will facilitate continued discussions and information dissemination to training participants and raise awareness of the issues to the broader public.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas within the private sector and the business community at large in Yemen. CIPE will provide support to the Market and Consumer Research and Studies Center to continue publication of their monthly magazine Eqtesad wa Aswaq (Economy and Market). The magazine will inform and educate the private sector, leading opinion makers, and policy makers in Yemen on issues of democratic market-oriented reform, on both a local and regional level.

Civic Democratic Initiatives Support Foundation (CDF)
To conduct a national voter education and monitoring campaign in anticipation of the September 2006 local and presidential elections in Yemen. CDF will train 10,000 volunteers to monitor campaigns and election day in 150 districts within 15 governorates. CDF will also produce 24 get out the vote broadcast messages that will promote female participation in elections to air on radio stations in six major provinces.

Democracy School (DS)
To enhance the capacity of youth to participate in public policy debates. DS will conduct a leadership capacity-building program for 110 youth activists in Yemen and establish a model parliament, or "Youth Council," that will consist of ten policy-focused committees. Through training and field research, participants will gain in depth understanding of their respective policy areas and develop a priority list of reform issues for which to develop recommendations.

Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC)
To provide Yemeni youth with skills and training in leadership, project management, democracy, and human rights. HRITC will facilitate the formation of human rights and democracy clubs in seven major Yemeni Universities in Sana'a, Aden, Taiz, Hodayda, Hadramawt, Dhammar, and Ibb; provide capacity building training for club leaders; and implement a small grants program engaging students in leading, designing, and conducting their own civic activities.

Sister's Arab Forum (SAF)
To support a political empowerment program for Yemeni women. SAF will conduct a comparative review of legislative reform and women's experience in gaining representation in Jordan, Morocco, and Egypt with current Yemeni laws and experiences; organize a national seminar for discussion of the findings that will spearhead the debate on local council election laws; and train 33 women local council candidates in political campaigning in advance of the elections scheduled for September 2006.

Women's Forum for Research and Training (WFRT)
To promote values of democracy and civic participation among teachers and students at primary, secondary, and university schools in Yemen. WFRT will hold training-of-trainers workshops in "Project Citizen" for high-school principals and teachers and university students, in addition to its workshops in Foundations of Democracy for primary school teachers. WFRT will also conduct performances of plays to educate students in secondary schools about democracy and civic participation.

Yemen Observatory for Human Rights (YOHR)
To compile and publish the first ever annual human rights report in Yemen. YOHR will train 30 lawyers and human rights activists on investigative, observation, and report writing techniques to conduct field observations in eight major provinces, and commission 25 researchers and experts to produce background papers on the status of democracy and human rights in 18 topic areas.

Yemeni Female Media Forum (YFMF)
To promote awareness of, and protect against, women's rights abuses. YFMF will compile and publish the first women's rights report in Yemen. YFMF will train 17 female journalists and human rights activists on writing techniques to in order to conduct field observations of women's rights abuses and conditions in 18 provinces, produce three quarterly and one annual report, and hold press conferences to highlight report results.

Yemeni Polling Center (YPC)
To educate decision makers and citizens on important social, economic, and political challenges facing the country through scientific polling and information research. YPC will conduct two public opinion polls gauging Yemeni political and electoral awareness and attitudes, will publish and announce the findings in two conferences held in May and August 2006, and will launch a website to post information, research, and public opinion studies.

Youth Center (YC)
To conduct a democracy education and awareness campaign for Yemeni youth from Sana'a, Hodeida, Aden, Abyan, Thamar and Taiz. YC will train a cadre of its staff to become trainers in advocacy and lobbying. YC will then organize meetings on democracy, the constitution, and elections for youth to engage in dialogues with decision makers and leaders, and form committees of trained youth to follow up on each issue.

Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF)
To provide women's rights activists with skills in advocacy and leadership. YLDF will conduct, through its Girls World Communication Center (GWCC), a Skills Development Program (SDP) in human rights and networking for 40 trainees from the human rights field in government and NGOs in Yemen, and hold a training-of-trainers program for 15 alumni who demonstrated the greatest ability to learn and apply lessons from last year's SDP.



American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To equip the leadership of the labor movements in Algeria and Tunisia to respond properly to economic changes. ACILS will organize 18 focus groups on privatization issues in three regions in Algeria, as well as two leadership awareness raising seminars. It will also conduct two four-day training-of-trainers workshops for textile sector unions in Tunisia to strengthen their bargaining skills and strategies.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To build the capacity of trade unions and professional associations of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Yemen, and enhance cross-border networking to advance worker's rights across the region. ACILS will provide its labor education program to unions and associations in Kuwait, Bahrain, and Yemen, and will add two cross-border programs focusing on women's empowerment within the labor union movement and migrant worker groups.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To improve the working and living conditions of workers in the construction and building sectors in the Middle East. ACILS will work to establish more representative, democratic, and efficient trade unions in the region. ACILS and its regional partner will conduct workshops that focus on organizing, collective bargaining, and strategic planning for building and construction unions in Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon.

To facilitate the free flow of information to citizens in the Gulf and Yemen. AmmanNet will train candidates from Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, and Yemen. Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, to use the internet as a broadcast medium for radio programming in their countries. AmmanNet will then provide technical and equipment support to establish an internet-based radio station in each country and three in Saudi Arabia.

Arab Penal Reform Organization (APRO)
To raise public awareness of conditions in prisons and detention centers in the Arab world. APRO will train six NGO leaders and human rights activists from various Arab countries on prisoners' rights and investigative techniques, hold a regional strategy session for leading Arab organizations, and produce the second annual report on prison conditions and the status of penal reform in the Arab world.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To increase awareness and develop strategies for the implementation of the Business Principles for Countering Bribery in the Middle East and North Africa region. CIPE will work with Transparency International to conduct a series of workshops to insure that companies in the region adopt the principles and implement them vigorously.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To increase access to information concerning corporate governance and strengthen network support practices throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. CIPE will cooperate with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance to enhance the capacity of NGOs in Morocco, Tunisia, and Jordan to develop a corporate governance task force capable of affecting change in private firm, state-owned, and family-owned enterprises; provide access to information; and stimulate strategic thinking to advance corporate governance in the region.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To raise awareness and educate leading opinion makers in the Arab World of the need for market-oriented reforms. CIPE will work with the Oman-based International Research Foundation to produce the Fraser Institute's second annual issue of the economic reform index for the Middle East and North Africa region and increase its distribution.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To increase the capacity of business associations in the Middle East and North Africa region to participate in public governance. CIPE will begin a dialogue on the importance of good association governance in the Middle East and North Africa region through a series of workshops held for Association executives and board members in Egypt, Lebanon, the Gulf, North Africa, and Jordan.

Center for International Private Enterprise
To bridge the gap between developments in Arab and global media in terms of policy, deregulation, and professionalism. CIPE will hold a regional roundtable discussion on the most significant challenges facing Arab media including freedom of the press, access to information, and the relationship between the media and governments in the Arab world. The session will result in guidelines for the development of Arab media.

Foundation for Anatolian Folklore and Culture (FAFC)
To promote fundamental freedoms and democratic values in the region by establishing cross-border networks between Turkish and regional NGOs. FAFC's activities, and the development of these networks, will benefit civil society and the NGO community through knowledge sharing, publicity, and regional cooperation and will break new ground in countries where regional cooperation in the civil society sector is minimal or non-existent.

Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC)
To facilitate the engagement of civil society organizations and democracy activists based in the Middle East and North Africa in the democracy development dialogue with governments in the region as well as international NGOs and Western governments. HRITC will conduct a regional workshop in Sana'a, Yemen, on human rights and democracy for 30 participants from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, and Egypt.

KARAMAH Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
To organize the isolated efforts of moderate Muslim women jurists around the world into an active, viable network capable of producing positive change and to encourage the development and dissemination of gender-equitable jurisprudence on women's issues. KARAMAH will consolidate its network of progressive Muslim jurists, train them, and help them communicate regularly on issues of concern to women's rights in the region.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To establish a regional association of municipalities in the GCC States. NDI will implement a five-day workshop on the roles and responsibilities of municipal associations and provide the skills and knowledge base to establish an association. NDI will hold consultations and workshops to assist members in developing the framework for the establishment of an association.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To address the under-representation of women in political life and increase women's effectiveness as elected officials. NDI will produce a DVD featuring women leaders from the Arab world sharing their knowledge, successes, strategies for overcoming challenges, and advice to women who are entering the political arena. NDI will use the DVD to generate a broader discussion about women's participation through local and regional media outlets.

Yemen Youth Development Center (YYDC)
To strengthen the capacity of youth NGOs in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula. YYDC will invite leaders of youth organizations from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait to Yemen to participate in a youth NGO capacity-building training program, discuss strategies for expanding the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Youth Network, and launch a magazine to keep members connected.


* Indicates Department of State Funding Beyond NED's Annual Appropriation