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Stimulating Civil Society to Protect the Environment in Asian Russia

Pacific Environment

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2005–March 31, 2007
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Russia

About this grant

This grant will enable Pacific Environment to provide technical assistance and training to environmental organizations in the Russian Far East and Siberia. Pacific Environment is an American-based nonprofit that works to build the organizational capacity of key Russian environmental groups.Multiyear funding will support activities to strengthen the financial independence and long-term stability of key Russian partner organizations; build the skills, knowledge base and expertise of Russian civil society activists to address environmental issues; encourage greater collaboration among Russian environmental and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs); enhance the organizational capacities of partner organizations; expand information resources for partner organizations to increase their knowledge base, expertise and credibility; and provide direct funding to Russian civil society partners to help stabilize their programs.During the past two years, Pacific Environment assisted Russian NGOs by expanding research and information resources; promoting closer collaboration among Russian regional, national and international civil society groups; organizing exchange programs with Canada; providing ongoing technical assistance; working with Russian partners to reform international finance institutions; and offering direct funding through a regranting program.