Grant List of 2017 Year


  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-10-10

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    19780

    Organization:

    Center for Rights Development, NGO

    Contact:

    Violetta Zopunyan

    Grant Amount:

    $44,382.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote implementation of right to health in the country by overseeing enforcement of the introduced E-health System from the point of view of personal data protection (1 report with recommendations presented to state bodies); conducting 2 studies on Obligatory Health Insurance System and Medical System Mediator Institute from the point of view of access of patients to guaranteed health services (recommendations presented to state bodies); developing the concept for enhancing the role of professional associations in healthcare sector and engaging health professionals to ensure implementation of the national standards in line with international recommendations; mentorship and supervision over the hotline center sustained at Legal Clinic of the Yerevan State University (continuous technical support for documentation and case analysis is provided); initiating awareness raising activities to present formulated recommendations to relevant state officials (3 public discussions, 3 articles, 3 press conferences); mobilizing main partners (HCAV, RWRP, PINK, WRC) to advocate for the reform in human rights in patients care.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2007-10-05

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    19779

    Organization:

    Real World, Real People, NGO

    Contact:

    Sem Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    $45,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to improve access to health for vulnerable population groups (HIV positive, injecting drug users, sex workers, LGBT population and people in need of palliative care) through advocacy for enforcement of the national policies on palliative care and HIV/AIDS in compliance with international human rights standards (3 reports produced, recommendations developed to improve access to services, 2 public discussions organized, 4 meetings and consultations with relevant state officials and 8 meetings with key populations held to present findings and seek solutions); through rights protection and advocacy to improve access of patients to palliative care and HIV services (up to 100 people received legal counselling, a 3-day training organized in cooperation with Global Fund for 20 police officers to discuss problems with access to narcotic drugs; through building capacity of NGOs on budget monitoring to advocate for proper budgeting for palliative care, HIV and TB programs (3 digests and policy papers based on budget monitoring, a 3-day training for 20 participants from NGOs, negotiations with Global Fund to initiate budget monitoring in the fields of HIV, TB and palliative care.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-10-05

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19760

    Organization:

    Public Agenda, NGO

    Contact:

    Gegham Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    $20,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to critically assess the “Nation-Army” concept through independent expertise and understand how this campaign is perceived among the university students. For this purpose, Public Agenda NGO plans to hold expert discussions around the “Nation-Army” concept and generate alternative to this notion, which will be communicated to the wider public. Through establishment of an expert group, the Public Agenda, NGO will be able to multiply its communication means and harness legitimacy by positioning itself as a neutral platform for discussion. After this stage of the project is completed, the organization will hold 10 focus groups in the Armenian universities, in order to reveal the students’ perception of the new campaign. The results of the focus groups will serve as pivotal reference point for further debates around “Nation-Army” concept. The third component of the project will be writing of a comparative case study, where both examples from other countries as well as Armenia’s historical experience will be analyzed, in order to showcase that Armenia’s security can be ensured without further militarization.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-10-05

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19757

    Organization:

    National Center of Public Policy Research, NGO

    Contact:

    Artak Manukyan

    Grant Amount:

    $58,283.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to contribute to transparent, accountable and efficient management of public funds through monitoring public procurement in the spheres of military, police, and spending of education loans. Along with sectorial monitoring, the project will review legislative developments in procurement, monitor e-procurement and single source procurement, study practice of complaint and appeals system, make comparative analysis of procurement systems of different countries. The spending and management of the World Bank Education Improvement Project will be monitored, and the results and recommendations will be advocated to the responsible state bodies and international organizations. The project findings will be presented and promoted through press-conferences, round-table discussions, procurement quarterly publications, interviews to media, meetings with responsible state agencies, MPs and international organizations as well as business society. A final monitoring report will be prepared and presented in a round-table discussion and will be posted in a webpage.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-10-05

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19759

    Organization:

    Region, Research Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Laura Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    $19,730.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to understand the ways the “Nation-Army” concept is propagated through the mass media. Region, Research Center, NGO will carry out monitoring of 5 major TV channels (Armenia’s Public TV-H1, Armenia, Shant, Yerkir Media, Kentron) and 5 online media platforms (1in.am, aravot.am, 168.am, tert.am, news.am) with largest readership. The idea behind this project is to expose the penetration and intention of state-backed narratives that legitimize the “Nation-Army” concept. Based on the results of the monitoring, Region, Research Center, NGO will submit a scenario for a short movie and a promotion strategy which is to be approved by the Board of OSF - Armenia.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-08-31

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19678

    Organization:

    Boon, Cultural-Scientific Foundation

    Contact:

    Gemafin Gasparyan

    Grant Amount:

    $67,800.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to design, produce and broadcast a series of online programs in 3 rubrics; “Public Perceptions of April War”, “Soviet heritage” and “Right to Resistance”. For the first component, “Public Perceptions of April War”, the applicant will examine the attitude of people towards war and violence and will evaluate the consequences of war on them. The video series will be produced in Yerevan, Stepanakert, Martakert and Tavush regions. Funding of the “Public Perceptions of April War” rubric is provided for two steps-design and implementation. At the design stage, the grantee will form an expert group to conduct a participant observation in order to explore the attitude of the community members and the local context regarding Nagorno Karabakh conflict. At the second stage of the project the grantee will visualize the findings of the participant observation through video materials by following ethical academic and journalistic standards. Findings of the participant observation will be submitted to Foundation for review and approval of the second stage of the project. As a result, 15 video materials will be produced and broadcast on Factor TV. At the end of the project, along with the produced episodes, a summarizing video material will be prepared and broadcast on social media and Factor TV. The second component, “Soviet heritage”, aims to study and present how the soviet heritage impacts modern Armenian reality in terms of politics, governance, economics, daily and public life and social issues. The study will involve interested parties in the discussion and will aim to answer how to mitigate the negative influence of the Soviet legacy on the democratization and civil society development in Armenia. As a result, fifteen programs on “Soviet heritage” will be produced and broadcast. The third component, “Right to Resistance” series aim to introduce series of video talks related to the resistance to current degradation of democracy and human rights. The series will cover fifteen episodes presented by prominent professionals and academicians. The video series will include a film, photo, documentary interference, graphics and statistics. For the series on “Soviet heritage” and “Right to Resistance”, content managers will be recruited to develop the methodology and the questions for the series. An open call will be disseminated to reach out to experts to be invited as speakers for the programs. Developed topics for the series will be reviewed and discussed with the Foundation. Additionally, Boon TV’s activities will aim at illustrating the subliminal intentions of the militaristic and pseudo-nationalist propaganda that the government of Armenia currently carries out.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-08-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    19738

    Organization:

    Investigative Journalists, NGO

    Contact:

    Edik Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    $210,000.00

    Purpose:

    For supporting investigative journalism in Armenia to enhance anti-corruption efforts in the country, to ensure public control over transparent and accountable management of public funds and governance. Journalistic investigation will cover public procurement of the state and local self-government bodies, with particular focus on single source procurement, conflict of interest issues, revealing and publicizing instances of fraud of public funds through procurement. Journalistic investigations for integrity of public office holders will reveal corruption practice of high-ranking officials, abuses of power and authority, detection of conflict of interest, analysis of income and property declarations of high-ranking officials. Follow-up of the publications up to initiation of court cases on the revealed corruption practices of the high-ranking officials will be ensured. Journalistic investigations of foreign aid programs implemented by the government through international loans and grant funds in the areas of education, energy and road construction will be conducted. Journalistic investigations will also cover mining, banking and telecommunication sectors, disclosure of high officials holding monopoly, dominant or privileged position in those areas. “Editorial Board on Wheels” component will be implemented in 15 communities of three marzes - Tavush, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor - to increase public awareness and public accountability in local communities through mobile operation of the journalists. Two journalists from post-Soviet countries will pass internship at Investigative Journalists, NGO aimed to scale-up investigative work on government transparency and accountability and to facilitate a network that provided a platform for capacity building, sharing best practice and peer-review processes.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-06-14

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19730

    Organization:

    Mandate, NGO

    Contact:

    Lusine Vasilyan

    Grant Amount:

    $71,550.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to monitor legislative activities of the parliament, implementation of its oversight function, activities of parliamentary factions and members of parliament (MP) during 2017 fall and 2018 spring sessions to promote transparency and accountability of the parliament as a legislative, representative and political body. Activities of the parliament will be monitored for the following directions – efficiency of legislative activities, implementation of oversight function, ethics issues in the parliament, statistical indicators for MP and factions, parliamentary hearings, asset and income declarations of MP. The project will maintain an updated statistical database of attendance records, voting patterns, and income and asset declarations of 105 MP. The content of legislation will be analyzed on relevance to the country’s current needs; procedure of adoption of draft laws, as well as consistency of party/faction voting patterns compared to pre-election platforms will be monitored. The website will be updated on a regular basis with statistical data, journalistic articles, interviews and expert reviews which will be widely disseminated through media. Monitoring reports will be published at the end of each parliamentary session, summarizing and analyzing the activities of sessions, factions, and MP. The reports will be presented to the public in press-conferences. Presentation of the reports and the project will be organized in the regions. The ongoing and final results of monitoring will be presented in video materials, infographics.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-06-28

    Program:

    Education

    Grant Number:

    19681

    Organization:

    Institute of Public Policy, NGO

    Contact:

    Arevik Anapiosyan

    Grant Amount:

    $49,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to enhance the capacity of Institute of Public Policy, NGO (IPP) towards its mission to impact the education policies undertaken in the country, and adapt the education content and system for a better societal transformation towards democratic development of the country. The project is built upon two major objectives: 1) to enhance IPP’s institutional and organizational capacity and solidify its niche in the field of education as a key research and advocacy think tank, and to create a reliable community of sound academics who would show willingness to take active role in the development of quality education in Armenia; and 2) to conduct research projects in the field of integrity of higher and general education, and to produce research-based policy papers. For higher education, IPP will formulate and advocate the key advocacy asks on academic integrity and freedom, and mobilize main stakeholders, including civil society, academia and international community for reinforcement of the asks. For secondary education, IPP will assess the integrity of inclusive pre-school and secondary education in Armenia, provide practical recommendations for improvement, and disseminate major findings and recommendations among professional communities, decision makers, donors, grassroots activists and parents.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-06-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19732

    Organization:

    Union of Informed Citizens, NGO

    Contact:

    Daniel Ioannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    $30,500.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to build a better understanding about the main themes and methods of propaganda and disinformation in Armenia and diminish their impact. For this purpose, Union of Informed Citizens, NGO (UIC) plans to fact-check the statements of politicians, public figures, and government agencies and expose disinformation and manipulation. The organization will develop its technical and professional capacity in order to cover a wide range of materials and reach out to different segments of the population. Sut.am will be the means for fighting disinformation, which will regularly publish video (18 units) and textual content (approximately 200) in order to reveal propaganda and disinformation used to manipulate the public.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-06-27

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    19744

    Organization:

    "Factor" Information Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Arevhat Sahakyan

    Grant Amount:

    $86,300.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support operation of an independent online media platform to promote freedom of expression, to counter disinformation and populism, and to spread democratic values, human rights and fundamental freedoms, the ideas of social justice and rule of law. The online media platform will aim to sustain diverse public discourse, ensure credible information dissemination, and give voice to liberal ideas and alternative opinions. Independent and balanced media products and journalistic analysis will be prepared and widely distributed. More specifically, the online media platform will produce and broadcast documentary films, investigative video materials, on-line discussions, monthly interviews/debates on the issues of public concerns, will publish analytical articles. Video materials will be produced by the core team of content producers and the partner media organizations contributing to the platform. Coalition of media partners will contribute to the online media platform.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-06-12

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    19685

    Organization:

    Umbrella, Journalists International Network, NGO

    Contact:

    Marianna Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    $40,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create alternative discourse around social and political issues in Armenia by combining quality journalism, arts and civic activism. The project comprises of the following 3 components: 1) Political journalism (interviews, articles, columns) addressing a wide range of issues, including the new developments in EU – Armenia relations, anti-EU and anti-human rights propaganda, challenges of Armenia in EEU, civil society activism and agenda on human rights, justice, accountability; 2) Human stories (articles, photo and video stories, illustrations) to challenge widespread discriminatory narratives and public stereotypes around marginalized groups; 3) Public actions combining arts and activism in response to issues of rights, justice and accountability. As a result of the project it is expected to have: weekly articles and interviews on social and political issues; 48 human stories accompanied with illustrations, photos or videos; 30 articles by columnists covering issues of public concern; ad hoc public awareness raising actions.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-04-01

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    19675

    Organization:

    For Equal Rights, NGO

    Contact:

    Gayane Abrahamyan

    Grant Amount:

    $37,158.00

    Purpose:

    For the following two components: 1) continuation of the support to “Article 3” Human Rights Club, which aims to establish an alternative educational hub for journalists, youth, activists and NGOs. Through the use of different methods (trainings, exhibitions, film screening, panel discussion) it aims to promote human rights education, develop critical thinking among youth, enhance the culture of dialogue and debate through non-formal and peer-to-peer education. In total, 25 public discussions, 5 closed meetings, 10 trainings, 20 cultural events, one three-months art course, one three-months human rights course, 10 TyusUp women’s talks and 6 debates will be carried out within the grant period; 2) media component, which aims to create urgent media response tools for current social, economic and political issues, establish grounds for diverse public discourse and give voice to alternative opinions. The component includes production and broadcasting of three TV programs; 1) "Round Table" discussion with experts and civil society representatives, 2) “Hard Talk” interviews with high level officials, 3) Series of investigative videos. The produced content within this component will be broadcasted by Factor TV. In total, 30 editions of “Round Table” discussions, 12 “Hard Talk” series and 20 brief informative-investigative videos will be produced within the grant period.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-03-31

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    19674

    Organization:

    Public Journalism Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Seda Muradyan

    Grant Amount:

    $60,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support operation of Media Center for providing an open space for civil society and media to share and disseminate alternative content and promote issue-based discourse between civic and political actors around the important socio-political developments. Media Center will be a debate platform for civil society, media, experts, politicians, state officials, activists, and others, where discussions will be organized around the issues of human rights and democratization, corruption, accountability, justice, education, public health, socio-economic problems, security and other to expand human rights and justice discourse and withstand the growing nationalistic and militaristic narratives. Media Center will organize at least 120 livestreamed online press-conferences, debates, movie screenings, interviews and other events in Yerevan, including active discussions on 2017 Yerevan municipal elections, 8 livestreamed TV debates via A1+ online platform (to be further produced by Factor, NGO), and 8 regional discussions. Media Center will launch a new Parliament Watchdog initiative through organizing 6 discussions on the newly elected Parliament’s activities. New formats will be utilized during the events like Current Affairs - 8 analytical interviews on politics, democratic developments, security, business and technology in Armenia and across the region, Diplomatic Corner - press conferences and interviews of ambassadors and diplomats, Cross-Examination Interviews to be conducted by two moderators, who will pose questions to the guest(s), and the Stories of Victims of Human Rights Violations aimed to follow up at least 6 stories of those who were injured and subject to violations during public protests, demonstrations, conflicts, etc. Media articles and press releases will be prepared after each event and widely disseminated to more than 3000 email subscribers, media and social networks, reaching about 500,000 followers and viewers.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-02-17

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19663

    Organization:

    Umbrella, Journalists International Network, NGO

    Contact:

    Marianna Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    $10,575.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize an awareness raising campaign in the regions of Armenia encouraging citizens to take part in 2017 parliament elections and refuse from taking election bribes. The awareness raising campaign will be organized through 5 open-air rock concerts in 5 cities of Armenia - Spitak, Vanadzor Gyumri, Stepanavan and Ashtarak with participation of a famous local rock band Vordan Karmir. A transformable truck will be used as a stage for each concert, which will last for 1 hour and 20 minutes. During the concerts, the organizers will disseminate printed materials and T-shirts with the above mentioned messages. Information about the upcoming concerts will be disseminated by youth centers, hubs, local TVs and social media. An experienced concert moderator will be hired for the whole project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    19518

    Organization:

    Tsayg TC, LLC

    Contact:

    Margarita Minasyan

    Grant Amount:

    $5,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support production of TV debates between the representatives of political parties/alliances participating in 2017 parliamentary elections to ensure public debate and presentation of the pre-election platforms for the electorate to make educated vote on the day of elections. Fourteen TV debates on Tsayg TV channel will be broadcast around the issues of public health, education, foreign policy, army, economy, culture, human rights, ecology, migration, pensions, urban development, corruption. Representatives of civil society will be invited to TV debates to raise the questions from their perspective. TV host will demonstrate unbiased approach to the topics and the guests of TV debates; diversity of opinions will be ensured by TV hosts during TV debates





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    19512

    Organization:

    Kyavar TV Company, LLC

    Contact:

    Armen Galstyan

    Grant Amount:

    $5,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support production of TV debates between the representatives of political parties/alliances participating in 2017 parliamentary elections to ensure public debate and presentation of the pre-election platforms for the electorate to make educated vote on the day of elections. Ten TV debates of “Vector” TV program on Kyavar TV channel will be broadcast around the topics of education, corruption, agriculture, efficiency of local governance and community enlargement, public health, social protection, human rights, economic development, etc. Four of the TV debates will be broadcast live. Representatives of civil society will be invited to TV debates to raise the questions from their perspective. TV host will demonstrate unbiased approach to the topics and the guests of TV debates; diversity of opinions will be ensured by TV hosts during TV debates





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-31

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    19515

    Organization:

    Dzagedzor, TV Company, LLC

    Contact:

    Vahagn Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    $3,200.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support production of TV debates between the representatives of political parties/alliances participating in 2017 parliamentary elections to ensure public debate and presentation of the pre-election platforms for the electorate to make educated vote on the day of elections. Ten TV debates on Sosi TV channel will be broadcast around the issues of education, public health, social protection, women’s rights, agriculture, ecology, industry, etc. Representatives of civil society will be invited to TV debates to raise the questions from their perspective. TV host will demonstrate unbiased approach to the topics and the guests of TV debates; diversity of opinions will be ensured by TV hosts during TV debates





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19661

    Organization:

    Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation

    Contact:

    Stepan Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    $24,250.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to monitor implementation of the agreement on facilitation of visa issuance process in Armenia both by the EU Member State Embassies, relevant state agencies and visa centers; collect, analyze visa rejection cases; monitor the process of biometric passport issuance and management of biometric data in line with human rights standards. ACGRC will conduct a public discussion of the monitoring report in Yerevan and actively collaborate with media representatives, i.e. Media Center and MediaLab to spread information on project findings. ACGRC will also continue monitoring implementation of commitments in the fields of human rights and good governance proposed for the stage of visa dialogue, via targeted meetings and public discussions with the government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Assembly, the EU Delegation in Armenia, the EU member states, experts and civil society





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19528

    Organization:

    Transparency International Anticorruption Center

    Contact:

    Sona Ayvazyan

    Grant Amount:

    $9,868.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to contribute to the conduct of fair elections in Armenia through monitoring misuse of administrative resources during 2017 parliamentary elections. The objective of the monitoring of the administrative resources is to assess how the electoral system is designed vs. how it operates in practice through gathering information on cases of misuse of administrative resources, facilitating transparency of electoral processes, raising public awareness, and advocating for the adequate enforcement of legislation. Project aims to monitor misuse of administrative resources – coercive, institutional, regulatory, financial and administrative - by using direct monitoring of electoral campaign events, and collection of reports in media and social networks. Direct monitoring of electoral campaign events will be done in cooperation with the regional youth centers and civil society hubs. Beforehand the electoral campaign, training sessions will be conducted in regional centers on direct monitoring methodology. Collected interim findings will be publicly presented at two press-conferences held during the election campaign (5.03.2017 – 31.03.2017) and one – held after the Election Day (3-4 days after the Election Day). Data will be periodically shared with the CS partners, media and relevant stakeholders. Possible cases of misuse of administrative abuse will be identified for initiating strategic litigation with involvement of lawyers. At the end, a final report and presentation of it will be organized. Draft recommendations for improvement of legislation, procedures and enforcement related to elections in Armenia will be developed based on the results of the monitoring. These recommendations are going to be promoted through advocacy and lobbying efforts





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19525

    Organization:

    Goris Press Club

    Contact:

    Susanna Shahnazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    $20,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the Civil Society Hub in Syunik to serve as space for local debates, support and provide resources for local activism in raising issues and formulating demands for change, and engage local CS community in promotion of accountability and justice. This will be accomplished through the following: 1) organizing training sessions for active youth on electoral rights and observation, local governments’ accountability, and civic control over public resources; 2) organizing awareness raising and monitoring in the run-up to the Parliamentary elections through 4 issue-based discussions/debates between the political parties and local community, checking electoral lists in 2 communities, monitoring of the use of admin resources and conducting observation in Syunik; 3) conducting at least 5 public discussions in Syunik on the local issues and developments in the country in cooperation with civil society partners; 4) mobilizing active youth from target communities (Goris, Tegh, Vorotan, Qarahounge, Tatev, Brnakot, Halidzor, and Shinuhayr) for mapping local issues and problems in consolidated communities and supporting campaigns on 3 identified problems; 5) providing media coverage of the local problems through 20 articles and 5 videos to be disseminated via website, “Hetq” online, “Asparez” newspaper, local TV, and other media; 6) exchanging information and cooperating with CS Hubs in Shirak, Gegharkunik and Armavir in local initiatives, discussions, elections, etc.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19527

    Organization:

    Martuni Women's Community Council

    Contact:

    Anahit Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    $20,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the Civil Society Hub in Gegharkunik to serve as space for debates, support and provide resources for local activism in raising issues and formulating demands for change, and engage local CS community in promotion of accountability and justice. This will be accomplished through the following: 1) training local activists through 5 training sessions on electoral processes and observation, civic control over public resources and local governance accountability, access to healthcare in prevention of HIV among migrants, access to state social benefits for vulnerable groups and prevention of domestic violence; 2) organizing awareness raising and monitoring in the run-up to the Parliamentary elections through 4 discussions/debates between the political parties and local community, checking the electoral lists in 3 communities, monitoring of the use of admin resources and conducting observation in 24 precincts in Gegharkunik; 3) organizing 6 public discussions in Martuni on the important issues and developments in the country in cooperation with civil society partners; 4) mobilizing active youth from target communities (Martuni, N.Getashen, Vardenik, Vaghashen, Lichk, Artsavinist, V.Getashen and new groups from Geghhovit, Madina and Astghadzor) for raising local issues and supporting campaigns on 3 identified problems; 5) preparing and disseminating through “Asparez” newspaper, Media Center, local TV, and other media at least 12 articles on the issues raised by local active groups and other activities of the Hub; 6) exchanging information and cooperating with CS Hubs in Shirak, Syunik and Armavir in local initiatives, discussions, elections, etc.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19526

    Organization:

    Armavir Development Center

    Contact:

    Naira Arakelyan

    Grant Amount:

    $20,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the Civil Society Hub in Armavir to serve as space for local debates, support and provide resources for local activism in raising issues and formulating demands for change, and engage local CS community in promotion of accountability and justice. This will be accomplished through the following: 1) organizing 8 training sessions for active youth on electoral rights and observation, access to healthcare and education, civic control over public resources, prevention of domestic violence, labor rights; 2) organizing awareness raising and monitoring in the run-up to the Parliamentary elections through 4 issue-based discussions/debates between the political parties and local community, checking electoral lists in 3 communities, monitoring of the use of admin resources and conducting observation in Armavir; 3) conducting at least 8 public discussions in Armavir on the local issues and developments in the country in cooperation with civil society partners; 4) engaging active groups from new communities (New Kesaria, Hatsik, Lukashin, Lernagog) in the hub’s initiatives; 5) mobilizing active youth from target communities (Metsamor, Qarakert, Noravan, Tandzut, Miasnikyan and Arazap) for raising of local issues and supporting campaigns on 2 identified problems; 6) preparing and disseminating through “Asparez” newspaper, Media Center, local Alt TV, Public Radio, blog and other media at least 12 articles on the issues raised by local active groups and other activities of the Hub; 7) exchanging information and cooperating with CS Hubs in Shirak, Gegharkunik and Syunik in local initiatives, discussions, elections, etc.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2017-01-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    19524

    Organization:

    Khoran Ard, NGO

    Contact:

    Seyran Martirosyan

    Grant Amount:

    $20,000.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the Civil Society Hub in Shirak marz to serve as space for debates, support and provide resources for local activism in raising issues and formulating demands for change, and engage local CS community in promotion of accountability and justice. This will be accomplished through the following: 1) training local activists through 10 training sessions on the electoral processes and observation, human rights and democracy, accountability and corruption, participation and monitoring of local governance and budgets, non-violent actions, and community development; 2) organizing awareness raising and monitoring in the run-up to the Parliamentary elections through 5 community meetings and 4 issue-based discussions/debates between the political parties and local community, monitoring of the use of admin resources, conducting observation and providing legal aid during the voting day; 3) organizing 10 public discussions/debates in Gyumri on the key issues and developments in the country in cooperation with civil society partners; 4) setting local participatory mechanisms through mobilizing CS experts and active youth from target communities (Ashotsk, Bavra, Torosgyugh and Tsoghamarg) for raising issues and utilizing the local petitions tools; 5) organizing open-space forum for alternative ideas on community development and initiatives of youth and supporting implementation of at least 2 local initiatives; 6) preparing and disseminating through “Asparez” newspaper, Media Center, local TVs, radios and other media at least 12 articles/interviews on the issues raised by local active groups and other activities of the Hub; 7) exchanging information and cooperating with CS Hubs in Armavir, Syunik and Gegharkunik in local initiatives, discussions, press-conferences, elections, etc.