The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support local civil society in Ukraine:
DRL seeks proposals that will empower local civil society organizations to perform a watchdog function and advocate for democratic governance through activism and networking; and raise awareness among and build the capacity of citizens to use existing local mechanisms and institutions for holding government more accountable. The program should increase local-level civic activism and build a network of civic activists throughout Ukraine. The program should focus specifically on government oversight and financial transparency at the local level and include small grants for local watchdog advocacy efforts in the regions. Program activities may include advocacy training for local civil society activists to increase their knowledge and skills related to existing advocacy tools and mechanisms; training for local activists on key areas of local government oversight; mentoring for civil society groups undertaking local advocacy campaigns; building a network of civil society activists; providing learning opportunities between national advocacy campaigns and local activists; and encouraging partnerships between civil society and local media to communicate important information about local reforms to the public. RTWT
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion on 25 Years of Independence: The Ukrainian Referendum, with Nadia Diuk, vice president of programs for Europe and Eurasia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy; Marie Mendras, professor in the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po University, Paris; and William Green Miller, fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
2:30 p.m. – December 1, 2016
Venue: Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.