Civil Society Reinforcement in Armenia

Civil Society Reinforcement in Armenia

The project contributed to community development by strengthening the institutional and methodological capacities of community-based NGOs and promoted their cooperation with local government agencies on the basis of participatory democracy.

Activities

  • Institutional and methodological capacities of local NGOs strengthened through training sessions and seminars on fundraising, strategic planning, grant writing and grant management.
  • The role of civil society organizations at the regional level has increased by promoting dialogue between NGOs and local government bodies.
  • Parent groups were strengthened and encouraged in their participation in policy-making processes.

Results:

  • 20 organizations from each region participated in trainings
  • 208 civil society organizations (with 346 representatives) from 10 regions and Yerevan increased their capacity
  • 208 civil society organizations developed their strategic plans
  • 208 community-based organizations increased their knowledge of grant management
  • Stakeholder dialogue took place in all regions and Yerevan
  • 11 public discussions were held (one in each region and in the capital) dedicated to strengthening participatory democracy
  • A round table with participation of delegates from all regions of RA was held in Yerevan
  • A manual for CSO leaders, public initiatives and parents’ groups was developed and shared among all stakeholders
  • 208 CSOs (with 346 representatives), public initiatives and parent groups from 10 regions and Yerevan increased their institutional capacities.

Project completion date: 2014

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