Improving Inter-Community Decision-Making in Consolidated Communities through Civic Innovations
31 Jan 2018
Project Title: Improving Inter-Community Decision-Making in Consolidated Communities through Civic Innovations (CivInCoD)
Lead Applicant: Regional Research Institute of Social-Economic Policy NGO
Co-Applicant: “Equal Opportunity Endowment” Foundation (EOEF)
Co-Applicant: “Yeritasard Koty (Young Koty)” NGO
Co-Applicant: “Armenian Young Women’s Association” (AYWA)
Co-Applicant: “Development Solutions Institute” Foundation (DSIF)
Aim of the project
The project is aimed at solving civic engagement issues in order to strengthen inter-community cooperation in consolidated communities of Vayots Dzor and Tavush marzes trough usage of innovative decision-making tools. In this process a range of cross-cutting issues will be solved related to democratization, including support to electoral processes, enhancement of the role of non-state actors and their capacity building, and equal participation for women in decision-making, political processes, and entrepreneurship.
Target groups and beneficiaries
The beneficiaries of the project are the consortium members of this project/5 CSOs, representatives of 7 consolidated communities of Vayots Dzor and Tavush marzes, including 43 settlements (former municipalities).
The direct beneficiaries of the project are 140 young people and women from the above mentioned consolidated communities, 15 representatives of the CSOs implementing the project (3 people form each CSO), 70 representatives of the local authorities – 225 people in total.
This project will establish 7 informal youth councils, referred to as Civic Active Groups (CAG), comprising 140 members representing 43 settlements: 1 CAG in each consolidated community will be composed of 20 members. The target group of the project will be at least participating in the project consortium: 3 representatives from each CSO, 140 CAG members educated as trainers and equipped with the necessary knowledge to implement civic activities in the framework of the project and beyond, as well as 10 representatives from the local authorities of each of the 7 consolidated communities (1-2 representatives from each of the 43 settlements within those consolidated communities).
The indirect beneficiaries of the project are the residents of consolidated communities of Vayots Dzor and Tavush marzes – around 20,000 active residents.
The project main activities are:
Expected outcome and positive change brought by the project