UNDP Provides Grants to Iraqi Civil Society Organisations

01 May 2013

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UNDP has signed grant agreements with eight Civil Society Organization (CSO) consortia in Iraq, representing 31 local CSOs across the country.

The CSOs will be supported by UNDP to carry out initiatives that help promote human rights, anti-corruption and adequate service delivery in Iraq.

This is part of the “Empowering CSOs in Iraq” project that seeks to strengthen CSOs to promote and monitor government accountability. Under this project, UNDP will work hand in hand with the eight CSO consortia to deliver projects that leave a positive impact on the daily lives of the Iraqi people.

Throughout the implementation of their projects, the CSO consortia will receive direct coaching from UNDP staff. During the selection phase, the consortia received practical training and direct assistance on project proposal writing and project cycle management. The CSO consortia will continue to receive such support, including on-the-job training and knowledge-sharing.

This project is funded by the Iraq UNDAF Trust Fund with Danish Government funding and is implemented in partnership with UNOPS. The project is also supported by the Committee on Civil Society of the federal Iraqi parliament and the Committee on Civil Society Organizations within the Kurdistan Region’s parliament.