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Development of Belarusian NGO Capacity in the Field of Environmental Protection


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–July 31, 2011
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Belarus

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen citizen engagement in local decisionmaking through the establishment and support of environmental advocacy centers in Belarus. ISAR will provide grants and technical support to equip these centers to carry out advocacy efforts in support of the United Nations’ Local Agenda 21, environmental justice, and monitoring of environmental issues by civic groups. A small grants program for organizations working on these and related public participation issues will also be implemented. ISAR made initial grants to three advocacy centers in 2008 and additionally provided ten small grants to local organizations supporting projects ranging from environmental education and ecotourism to habitat protection and environmental advocacy. In the last nine years, ISAR awarded over 150 grants totaling more than $400,000. Established in 1983, ISAR’s mission is to support citizen activists and grassroots organizations in their efforts to create just and sustainable societies.