Proposals in Central Asia & Caucasus

April 3, 2013

Finalist – Afghan Young Women Feminist Network

We will train 30 Afghan young women’s from Kabul province of Afghanistan with the knowledge and abilities to use the internet as a tool to share information and findings with the peers and to be able to be actively involved in the process of creating the content of the RUIDAD Publication| The First Feminist Publication in Afghanistan. The participants will be divided into two groups of 15 persons each at two separate sessions of morning & afternoon to be trained. participants will learn: interviewing of Afghan women activists, researching information, basis of blogs & social networking.

March 29, 2013

Finalist – Afghanistan: Kabul Beat — Far Away from War

Kabul Beat is an online magazine in two national languages of Afghanistan Dari & Pashto & English, that aims to share stories from different and undermined provinces of Afghanistan. Kabul Beat will teach 7-10 aspiring bloggers and writers from different provinces of Afghanistan who wish to write but due to financial problems and lack of access to internet can't present their writings to worldwide audience. Kabul Beat will have monthly issues and each issue will contain will have 7 blogs. The blogs will be in Dari and Pashto languages and the complete issue will be translated into English.

March 3, 2013

Georgia: Students Care

Georgian mountainous region Khevsureti is famous for its culture. Local people there have limited access to new technologies, plus they face hard economic conditions, loosing motivation to spend their time&money on keeping our traditions. We students care about our culture, economy and with the research and training program aim to help community of this region adapt to ongoing processes, leading to cultural, social and economical development.

March 2, 2013

Armenia: Women’s Voices through Citizen Media

We are planning to organize a 4-day summer camp focused on citizen media training activities the aim of which is the awareness raising and empowerment of young women and girls from rural areas. The result of this camp will be well informed, educated and empowered participants ready to advocate for their rights, trained how to raise their voices through citizen media and transmit gained knowledge and skills to their local community members.

Kyrgyzstan: The Open World

The aim of the project proposal is to promote the participation of young people and students in raising citizens’ awareness of the decisions made, as well as in the collection, processing and transfer of information and to ensure the active life of their community. 2 equipped media centers in two Schools in different communities. One community is consisted on Uzbek nationality residents, another is mixed of Kyrgyz and Uzbek nationalities.

March 1, 2013

Afghanistan: Kabul Beat

Kabul Beat is a online magazine in two national languages of Afghanistan Dari & Pashto & English, that aims to share stories from different and undermined provinces of Afghanistan. Kabul Beat will teach 7-10 aspiring bloggers and writers from different provinces of Afghanistan who wish to write but due to financial problems and lack of access to internet can't present their writings to worldwide audience.

Mongolia: Outside Looking In – Our Lives Through Our Eyes

We are proposing to train a group of 10 youth in digital video and photography media tools, to create and experiment with different formats such as documentary and self-portrait styles. Through our series of workshops we will support the youth to explore, critique and shape a relevant social message. The project will involve learning about different kinds of media distribution strategies, including social media and community exhibitions.

February 27, 2013

Uzbekistan: Vocalising Uzbek Ideas

‘What is the next step in Uzbekistan’s development’ is the question the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will ask the nation’s young adults to answer, through making low-budget documentaries. With the 2015 deadline for the Global Millennium Development Goals approaching, the ‘Vocalising Uzbek Ideas’ project will let Uzbek youth explore, through digital films posted online, what lies next in their nation’s road to development.

February 24, 2013

Georgia: Being Emo in a Christian World

The primary goal of the project is to establish a healthy cooperation and mutual understanding between the Emo community and the highly religious Christian Orthodox youth in Georgia. The main challenge associated with this initiate is to correctly explain the ideological conviction of the group and to erase the preconceived notion that being an Emo means being anti-social and above all, anti religious.

Georgia: Disability Visibility

The project goal is to bring the challenges facing people with disabilities at the centre of online discourse in Georgia. By offering personal stories of a group of disabled individuals, the project hopes to show that disability need not be viewed as a financial and social burden. We need to create a pool of strong, productive and active disabled individual who can in turn change the image of disability in the country by powerful online presence.