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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are added the following fiscal year.

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Projects : Conflict and Fragile Conditions

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2012

26th Asia Pacific Roundtable – ASEAN-Institutes for Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)

Sponsoring and supporting one of Asia's most policy-relevant dialogues on major security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region in Malaysia. The theme of the conference was "Asian Security, Governance, and Order." The Foundation organized a panel featuring participants from Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia to discuss "The Role of Non-State Actors in Promoting Conflict Resolution."

Total Expenditures: $13,305

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Access to Local-level Justice in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka

Strengthening and expanding local-level justice mechanisms in the conflict-affected North and East through support for community mediation.

Local Partners:

Ministry of Justice; Centre for Mediation and Mediation Training; Sarvodaya Legal Services Movement; Viluthu-Centre for Human Resource Development; Sri Lanka Police Service; Group Action For Social Order; Eastern Self Reliant Community Awakening Organization; Rural Economic & Community Development Organization; University of Colombo, Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre

2012

Aid to Subnational Conflict Areas

Conducting research on the Philippines’ component of a multi-country comparative analysis of aid to subnational conflict areas. The study constitutes a critical and comprehensive examination of subnational conflicts and will identify the most critical contextual factors and program characteristics needed for aid programs to be successful, and illustrate some of the more promising approaches used to date. 

Local Partner:

Social Weather Stations

Total Expenditures: $165,251

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Aid to Subnational Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas: Balancing Development, Governance, and Security

Conducting multi-country comparative research on aid to subnational and post conflict areas with strategic recommendations for governments and donors to provide more relevant, balanced, and effective assistance within subnational conflict areas.

Local Partners:

MIAdvisory

2012

Building Local Capacity for Policy Analysis in Aceh

Building the capacity of researchers from universities and nongovernmental organizations in Aceh to provide empirically based policy advice to promote conflict-sensitive development in Aceh.

Local Partners:

Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies at Syiah Kuala University and the International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS, a joint initiative of Syiah Kuala University, the Ar-Raniry State Islamic Institute and Malikussaleh University)

Total Expenditures: $293,392

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Building Peace in Afghanistan: Institutional Support to the National Consultative Peace Jirga

Improving communication and coordination between governmental and nongovernmental peace workers to increase the local sense of ownership, address legitimacy of efforts, and nurture long-term sustainability. Restoring relationships between community members by operating on the ground level and making recommendations to more effectively execute peace-building efforts from the ground to the national level.

Local Partners:

Helmand Transitional Budget Support Fund (HTBSF)

Total Expenditures: $81,452

Funding Sources:
European Commission
2012

Citizen Survey on Mindanao Peace

Conducting a dedicated Mindanao-wide sample survey on the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The results helped inform the negotiators about the perceptions, concerns, and interests of the public.

Local Partner:

Social Weather Stations

Total Expenditures: $70,509

Funding Sources:
Government of the Philippines, Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process
2012

Coalitions for Change (CfC)

Supporting formal and informal multi-sectoral coalitions and networks around specific policy and reform issues in the areas of basic education, local governance, peace and security in Mindanao, and disaster risk management/climate change; Supporting civil society organizations in improving the delivery of services to communities across the Philippines and; Supporting research, analytical, and capacity development activities of common interest to Australian Aid and The Asia Foundation.

Local Partners:

Abante Katutubo; Action for Economic Reform; Agusan Del Sur Society Network for Sustainable Integrated Development Inc. (ADS Network); Alliance of Bangsamoro for Peace and Sustainable Development; Antique Development Foundation, Inc.; Ateneo De Manila University; Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative Inc.; Ayala Foundation Inc. Antique; Ayala Foundation Inc. Oriental Mindoro; Balay Rehabilitation Center; Basilan Advocates for Peace; Environment, and Sustainable Development Association; Bicol Center for Community Development, Inc.; Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.; Caritas Diocese of Libmanan, Inc.; Catholic Mission for Indigenous People; Center for Community Journalism and Development; Community Awareness and Services for Ecological Concern, Inc. (CASEC); Community Development Society of the Philippines; Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society; Defending Family Values Foundation, Inc.; Diocesan Commission on Social Action - Justice and Peace, Diocese of Virac Social Action Foundation, Inc.; Foundation for Communication Initiatives; Foundation for Professional Training Inc.; Halad sa Guimaras Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Hublag Evelio Inc.; Iloilo Caucus of Development Non-Government Organizations Inc.; Institute for Political and Electoral Reform; Integrated Resource Development for Tri-People, Inc.; International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance; International Children’s Advocate Inc.; International Institute of Rural Reconstruction; Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc.; JeepneED; Kasilak Development Foundation, Inc.; Katotohanan, Pagkakaisa at Serbisyo Foundation, Inc.; Lawyers’ League for Liberty, Inc. (Libertás); LINK Center for the Deaf, Lihok Pilipina Foundation, Inc.; Mag-uugmad Foundation Inc.; Mahintana Foundation, Inc.; Matawkasi Inc.; Mindanao Action for Peace and Development (MAPAD) Initiatives, Inc.; Mindanao Dynamic Culture of Peace, Inc.; Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc.; Muslim Sisters Bridging Society Inc.; Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc.; Notre Dame of Marbel University-Champagnat Community College; OND HESED Foundation, Inc.; Pailig Development Foundation, Inc.; Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA); Panaghugpong sa Gagmay ang Bayanihan Grupo sa Oriental Negros Inc.; Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting; People’s Initiative for Learning and Community Development; People's Organization for Social Transformation Development Network, Inc. (POST); Philippine Association for Citizens with Developmental and Learning Disabilities, Inc.; Philippine Business for Social Progress; Philippine Grassroots Engagements in Rural Development Foundation, Inc.; Project Development Institute for Asia, Inc.; Quidan Kaisahan- Negros Occidental Inc.; Rotary Club of Banilad Metro, Inc. (RCBMI); Samahan ng Mamamayan Zone One Tondo Inc.; Sentro para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc. (SIKAT); Social Action Center - Legazpi City; Social Weather Stations; Southern Partners and Fair Trade Center, Inc. (SPFTC); St. Ma. Goretti Development Education Foundation Inc.; Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Talaynged Foundation, Inc.; Tambuyog Development Center, Inc.; Tarbilang Foundation, Inc.; Technology Outreach and Community Help Foundation, Inc.; The Andres Soriano Foundation, Inc.; Tribal Leaders Development Foundation Inc.; Ulangig Mindanao, Inc.; Ummah Fi Salam; United Youth for Peace and Development; Uswag Development Foundation, Inc.; Vera Files Inc.; VSO Bahaginan Foundation, Inc.

Total Expenditures: $2,775,053

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Comparative Review of Community-Based Development in Conflict-Affected Areas of the Philippines

Conducting a study to assess the impact of community-based development projects on conflict and peace building.

Total Expenditures: $126,941

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Conflict Mitigation Through Community Oriented Policing Phase II

Mitigating the threat of violent conflict by strengthening community-police relations through the development of community oriented policing activities, research, policy dialogue, and forging partnerships between police and communities.

Local Partners:

Educação Comunidade Matebian; Ita Ba Paz; Fundasaun Mahein; National Police of Timor-Leste; Secretary of State for Security; Suco Councils of Baucau, Manatuto, Aileu, and Bobanaro; United Nations Police; New Zealand Police

Total Expenditures: $503,026

Funding Sources:
New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
2012

DFID Partnership Program Agreement: Conflict and Security Programs

Regional partnership with the Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID), including seven countries (Pakistan, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Thailand, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka), that is working to improve state-society relations in conflict-affected areas throughout the region. Helping to reduce mistrust and alienation between conflict-affected communities and state authorities. Strengthening and expanding locally driven efforts to improve governance and resolve disputes. Contributing to improved understanding of aid effectiveness in conflict-affected and fragile states.

2012

Improving Aid to Subnational Conflict Areas

Conducting a multi-country study of development assistance to subnational conflict areas in Southeast Asia (Aceh, southern Thailand, Mindanao) as part of a regional program to build understanding of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of subnational conflicts. Providing recommendations for donors and host governments to improve the effectiveness of development and governance approaches for conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and recovery in subnational conflict areas. Strengthening the awareness of key officials, policymakers, and civil society throughout the region.

Total Expenditures: $736,000

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

National Survey and Regional Dialogues

Crafting space, relationships and mechanisms in supporting inter-ethnic dialogue and collaboration at provincial and community levels in conflict prone areas. Using transformed inter-ethnic relationship in conflict mitigation and peace building collaborations at the local level. Designing a forum play based on the issues of federalism. Conducting a nationwide survey to record the mood/perception of the general public on issues related to politics, service delivery, economic woes, and federalism. Conducting a key informant interviews with Nepal Transition To Peace (NTTP) Forum members, civil society members, and non-NTTP political actors to assess the roles played by the Forum and to determine its significance in Nepal’s peacebuilding scene. Conducting focus group discussions with local political actors, local ethnic/identity activists and local civil society members as well as perception survey of the public in three conflict prone districts to gather baseline information on the nature, frequency and intensity of disputes related to resources, federalism, and local governance. Conducting locality case studies of 10 program VDCs under community mediation program to establish a baseline for future assessment in addition to 300 citizen report cards filled out in six sample districts for current assessment.

Local Partners:

Backward Society Education; Faith Nepal; Institute for Integrated Development Studies; Interdisciplinary Analysts; People and Policy Institute; Pragya Management; Sahara Nepal; Shilpee Art Group

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