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Civic Education Project
The project will foster democratic governance and access to information through (1) Improved civic awareness and increased access to media; (2) CSO’s trained in basic project management, civic education and conflict prevention; (3) Civic education assistance coordinated.
Greater promotion of pro-poor growth, human rights, good governance and decentralization in accordance with international norms by strengthening national capacities at all levels, and empowering citizens and increasing their participation in decision-making processes.
About the project
Angola looks back at more than 40 years of armed struggle to shake of colonialist rule, as well as subsequent civil war, which left the country in physically, as well as socio-economically in ruins. In April 2002, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola [UNITA] and the Angolan Armed Forces [FAA] signed a peace agreement ending more than thirty years of civil war. Since then peace building, promotion of democratic participation and the legitimacy on the political system and its key institutions have been a critical point on the public and institutional agenda. There is a need to foment dialogue among communities about this matter, as well as capacity development for Angolan citizens about their rights and duties through civic education.
In order to respond to this need, UNDP – with support of the Government of Angola and International Partners – has established a ‘Support to Civic Education’ [SCE] Unit and is about to launch a Civic Education Program. The project consists in disbursing grants for civic education projects to Angolan Civil Society Organizations, and to closely monitor the implementation process with the overall goal of building CSO capacity during an ‘on-the-project’ learning process.
The project coverage is nation wide (18 provinces). Workshops are to be held in Luanda and Huambo, but will be directed to CSO personnel nation-wide.
Sources of Funds
UNDP TRAC1; SIDA ($ 1,011,561.00); NORAD ($ 789,722.04); USAID ($ 226,000.00)
Linkage to UNDAF Outcome 2
Programme Specialist / Governance
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