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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement projects funded by MEPI focused on CSO capacity building and advocacy, and civic education. Projects have aimed to strengthen local engagement, CSO national dialogue, voter ownership, leadership skills and NGO governance.


2010
Basic Principles of International Law Affecting CSOs
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation describes sources of international law, the Universal Declaration on Freedom of Association, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (2008), and international best practices for the formation of organizations.

2010
Results of the Study on Recent Public and Self-regulations Initiatives Improving Transparency and Accountability on NGOs in the EU
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation provides definitions for accountability and transparency, trends for developing comprehensive frameworks for NGOs and trends for strengthening supervision and investigation powers.

2010
Foreign Funding and Civil Society: International Law and Best Practices
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation focuses on the UN Declaration on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and applying the ICCPR standard. It also highlights creating a financial action task force, public policy considerations and responding to proposed amendments.

2010
Foreign Funding, Accountability and Transparency
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation describes Article 23 of the Proposed Amendments in Yemen, which prohibits associations and foundations from receiving funding from foreign organizations. The focus is on the proposed law and alternative solutions.

2010
The Algerian Law of Association
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

This presentation outlines the need for associations in Algeria, how to manage change and proposed amendments.

2010
Supporting Local Governance in Yemen - Steps to Improving Relationships between Citizens and Government: Manual for Local Councilors, Civil Society Organizations and Citizens
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform

This manual is specific to Yemen and improving the relationship between citizens and their government. It focuses on participatory local governance and public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS) and a six-step process, including a SWOT analysis and engaging stakeholders.

2010
Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Strengthen Political Parties and Improve the Transparency of Electoral Systems in North Africa

The manual has three sections: Building the Confidence to Participate, Enhancing Capacities to Lead, and Making Connections to Succeed. The guide is designed to provide basic tools necessary to start taking action in communities.

2010
The Kingdom of Bahrain: A Guide to Parliament
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform

This manual aimed to help members of the general public to understand Bahrain’s parliamentary system. It also was meant to serve as a resource for Members of Parliament and their staff. Contents include: type of legislative systems, parliament's role in democratic systems and the parliamentary system in Bahrain.

2010
Government Supervision
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation focuses on problems with government supervision of associations and foundations, proposed amendments and best practices in CSO supervision. It also includes recommendations for improving the proposed amendments.

2010
Get Out the Vote - Election Day Timeline – Poll Monitors
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform

This sample timeline shows the schedule for poll monitors and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) trainings, as well as what should be included in election day packets.

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This Institute of International Education (IIE) training-of-trainers workshop for the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program took place in Tunisia in 2017. IIE

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