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Encouraging Development of Non-Governmental Organizations in Belarus

Association for International Education and Exchange

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2010–September 30, 2012
  • Location Dortmund, Germany
  • Geographic Focus Belarus

About this grant

The program goal is to support civil society development in Belarus by strengthening Belarusian nongovernmental organizations. The grantee, a German nonprofit organization with extensive experience in Belarus, will work with United Way Belarus, the country’s leading support center for nonprofit organizations, to provide a range of Internet-based information and capacity-building resources. They will also provide an array of training and consulting services to Belarusian civil society groups. Registered in 1990, the Association for International Education and Exchange jointly owns, with the Minsk city administration, a facility in Minsk that is used for meetings bringing together civil society organizations, business people, and government officials. Since 2001, it has managed the German government-financed Belarus Support Program, a small grants program fostering civil society partnerships between Germany and Belarus.