lundi 18 octobre 2010

Les programmes financés par la NED au Venezuela

Nous reproduisons ici, les informations publiées sur le site Internet de la NED (National Endowment for Democracy) concernant les programmes et institutions financés par cette structure au Venezuela.


To build the capacity of Venezuelan journalists to cover issues related to security and defense policies from a human rights and democracy perspective and to strengthen the organization as an institutional reference in Venezuela for the rights of citizens to monitor security issues. This project will train journalists to improve their understanding of their role in promoting transparency and accountability of public policies concerning security issues.
To promote public debate about the quality of public services and to strengthen the capacity of citizens to influence government decision making processes at the local level. This project will train citizens on monitoring public services and actively advocating for programs and services that meet the needs of local residents.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
To strengthen the understanding of democratic values among workers and business owners and build a framework that fosters a democratic, market-oriented culture within Venezuelan companies. CIPE and a local partner will promote democratic values and dialogue on worker-employer relations by training individual companies and organizing roundtable discussions with business owners and managers, as well as workers and union leaders.
Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
To develop a Legislative and Economic Analysis Program that will undertake a technical, non-partisan cost-benefit analysis of new national legislation, and to promote strengthening of communities, academia and private initiatives through better and more detailed information and analysis. CIPE and a local partner will share the results of the analyses through a variety of print and online publications and a number of forums, roundtables and focus groups.
Civic Education
To strengthen the capacity of Afro-descendant women to promote their rights and participate in community decision-making. This project will conduct a series of six, two-day workshops to promote personal and community development. At the conclusion of the training sessions, it is hoped that the participants to apply their newly-learned leadership abilities to improve their communities and transmit their skills to community members.
To strengthen the capacity of community leaders to participate in local democratic processes and advocate for solutions to the challenges facing the local population. This project will identify emerging community leaders from poor and middle class neighborhoods in Caracas; provide them with a structured training program on democracy, political processes, community outreach, and local development; and offer them technical assistance as they perform local development initiatives.

To promote greater youth commitment to civic participation, democratic values, and community service. This project will organize weekly meetings and activities for youth members on issues of democratic values, community participation, social action and leadership. The project will hold workshops on civic leadership and values, as well as a series of working retreats, which will provide youth with an opportunity to perform intensive community service together.

To build the democratic leadership capacity of young adults. This program will train university students and young community leaders on democratic values, leadership, teamwork and effective communication. To publicize its leadership school and attract participants, this project will conduct a communications campaign via local newspapers, radio stations, text messaging, and the internet, and will distribute posters and flyers.

To improve the democratic leadership and citizen participation skills of Venezuelan women, especially of the lower and middle classes and to strengthen the institutional capacity of women-led organizations in Venezuela. This project will train women leaders to improve their skills and ability to affect democratic change in their communities.

$ 60,900
To strengthen the leadership capabilities of students and youth and to enhance their ability to interact effectively their communities and promote democratic values. This project will train 40 youth from student and community organizations and will reinforce the leadership capabilities of 20 participants from last year’s program.

Human Rights
To promote an improved understanding of legally guaranteed human rights for the families of individuals abused by members of the police forces. This project will provide families of victims of human rights violations with advanced training on legal protections for human rights and options for seeking accountability and justice. Additionally, this project will train police officers on the need to respect human rights.

To empower indigenous communities and strengthen their knowledge of human rights, democracy and the international organizations and mechanisms available to protect them. This project will continue its training program on democracy and human rights, and will work with participants to create a document detailing the human rights violations perpetrated against them and will denounce them before international organizations.

Instituto Prensa y Sociedad–Venezuela (IPYS-Venezuela)
To promote and defend freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Venezuela. IPYS-Venezuela will maintain a national network of correspondents to monitor and report on threats to and violations of freedom of expression. IPYS-Venezuela will also participate in two international forums in Europe in order to raise awareness about the state of freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Venezuela.

International Republican Institute (IRI)
To create and implement strategies to address issues at the local, municipal and state level, and work to engage party leaders to develop issue-based platforms. IRI will work with two municipal administrations and a governor’s office to promote democratic governance policies and practices. IRI will also work with political parties to bring local issues to national platforms.

The grant listings posted here are from the 2009 Annual Report, published in June 2010.

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