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Strengthening Labor and Criminal Law Enforcement to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, ... - 0 views

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    The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $10,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in a minimum of five countries to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes: (1) strengthened labor and/or criminal legal frameworks concerning child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking; (2) improved enforcement of the labor and/or criminal legal framework, specifically related to child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking; and (3) increased coordination among law enforcement and social protection entities to address child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking.
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Increasing Access to Justice in Bangladesh - 0 views

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    This project will provide professional and technical development for defense legal professionals that provide criminal legal aid services in Bangladesh and help develop the organizational capacity of government legal aid committees to improve access to justice for indigent Bangladeshis. The project will provide legal training for defense lawyers to enhance the quality of legal aid services and engage with government legal aid committees to develop strategic initiatives to improve public outreach capabilities, planning, administrative capacity, and coordination among government facilities and NGOs. The project will support efforts to counter violent extremism in Bangladesh through improving access to justice and formal mechanisms to air grievances.
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2018 MBDA Broad Agency Announcement | Minority Business Development Agency - 0 views

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    The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will provide Federal assistance to support innovative projects seeking to promote and ensure the inclusion and use of minority enterprises. This Announcement is a mechanism to encourage new activities, education, outreach, innovative projects or sponsorships that are not addressed through other MBDA programs.

    MBDA has established key priorities designed to overcome the unique challenges faced by minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBDA is now initiating new approaches to serve MBEs that compliment Presidential priorities and U.S. Department of Commerce goals. These program priorities are separated according to the following 14 initiatives:

    Access to Capital
    American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Project
    Aquaculture
    Disaster Readiness
    Disaster Recovery
    Entrepreneurship Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Persons
    Global Minority Women Economic Empowerment Initiative
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Initiative
    Inclusive Infrastructure Initiative
    Research
    Space Commerce
    Sustainable Business Model
    Technology Transfer and Commercialization
    Virtual Business Center
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Court Archiving Project - Lebanon - 0 views

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    Lebanon's current court archiving system is insufficient to meet the demands of the caseload of the justice sector. The goal is to support the Lebanese judicial system to establish and use a legal archival system for paper and electronic cases in order to process cases more efficiently and effectively and to have the ability to retrieve past court proceeding files. As part of this project, the implementer will train file attendants/court clerks (those responsible for this process) on proper filing conventions, document preservation, tracking of files released/returned (including tracking the individual documents contained in each file to ensure files are whole upon return) and other areas related to paper and electronic file maintenance identified as-needed.
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Countering DPRK &Iranian Proliferation Activities N.Africa - 0 views

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    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to counter Democratic People's Republic of Korea -DPRK's and Iran's activities in North Africa, which could contribute toward the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
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BJA FY 18 Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative - 0 views

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    DOJ’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) is designed to engage the full range of criminal justice policymakers and practitioners in the development of innovative strategies to improve the justice information sharing (JIS) and technology capabilities of state, local and tribal agencies. In order to be effective, Global’s approach requires training and technical assistance (TTA) to adequately engage stakeholders; facilitate working groups and task teams; develop products and publications; and offer implementation support to the field. The FY 2018 Global solicitation is designed to enhance Global’s ability to achieve its goals through the provision of TTA support.
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Strengthening Implementation of Anti-Corruption Standards in Europe - 0 views

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    This award will support efforts in at two or three of five target countries (select among: Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Armenia, and Montenegro) to identify priority substantive anti-corruption measures and assist in implementation of related reform actions. The substantive measures will be determined in reference to the countries' commitments in the context of relevant international standards, and to the recommendations of the peer review bodies associated with those standards. Several anti-corruption mechanisms and fora promote action on these standards by facilitating peer reviews, resulting in recommendations for reform, or by generating country commitments. Exemplar mechanisms and fora include UNCAC and GRECO (primary) and the Anti-Bribery Convention, Istanbul Action Plan, Open Government Partnership, and related policy (secondary). Each of the target countries has engaged in at least one of these entities and has received recommendations or made commitments to address corruption in various ways. INL intends for this project to initiate a multi-stakeholder process in each country selected for this project to prioritize two to three peer review body recommendations addressed to - or political commitments made by -- the country. The project should then support the development of action plans and targeted follow-up action (i.e. technical assistance, advocacy, and coordination) to help governments implement the action plans. Suggested focus areas in which to develop priorities, action plans, and follow-up measures could include judicial integrity/independence, criminalizing and enforcing foreign bribery, transparency of party funding and electoral campaigns, law enforcement reforms, and public procurement fraud and corruption. Supporting action in these areas would aid the criminal justice sector and civil society in making tangible steps to adopt laws, policies, or procedures that either prevent or combat corruption.
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Accreditation of Mexican Law Enforcement Agencies, Emergency Communications Centers and... - 0 views

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    The purpose of this project is the accreditation of management practices and delivery of law enforcement services of Mexican law enforcement agencies, emergency communications centers and police academies (here in after referred as Mexican agencies) according to standards that meet international standards.
    Participating Mexican law enforcement agencies are evaluated with regard to major law enforcement areas such as: 1) Roles, responsibilities and relationships with other agencies; 2) Organization, management and administration; 3) Personnel Administration; 4) Law Enforcement operations, operation support and traffic law enforcement; 5) Detainee and court-related services; and 6) Auxiliary and technical services. The accreditation process provides a structured mechanism for Mexican law enforcement agencies to improve their management practices and the delivery of law enforcement services to their communities.
    Subject to the availability of funds and pending Department of State management approvals, INL intends to issue an award in an amount not to exceed $7,000,000 in total funding. The U.S. Dollar amount will be funded from INL allocated funds, for an initial project period of five (5) years. INL reserves the right to fund any number of applications or none of the applications submitted and will determine the resulting level of funding for each award(s).
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2018 TIP Office Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS) Funding Opportunity - 0 views

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    The 2018 TIP Office Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS) Funding Opportunity invites applicants to submit innovative proposals describing how they will advance transformational programs and projects that seek to achieve a measurable and substantial reduction of the prevalence of modern slavery in targeted populations in priority countries or jurisdictions.
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Countering Terrorism through a Strengthened Rule of Law Framework in Bangladesh - 0 views

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    CT seeks proposals to strengthen the Bangladeshi capacity to successfully implement the Antiterrorism Act of 2009, amended in 2013, and adequately address the threat of terrorism and terrorist financing in a rule of law framework. This project will complement CT-funded assistance focused on Bangladeshi prosecutors, investigators, and regulators that is being provided through the Department of Justice's Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT). Project proposals should focus on building the capacity of judges, magistrates, law clerks, and other judicial personnel, to successfully adjudicate terrorism cases in accordance with the rule of law and should address all of the following areas: 1. Develop a unified judicial practice focused on terrorism, terrorism financing, and money laundering cases that adheres to the rule of law; 2. Strengthen their capacity to implement Bangladesh's Antiterrorism Act of 2009 laws through the effective adjudication of terrorism, money laundering, and terrorism financing cases; 3. Develop administrative capacity for courts to streamline case management for terrorism cases and address significant backlogs.
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Professional Development for Young Legal Practitioners in East Asia and the Pacific - 0 views

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    Countries in the East Asia and Pacific region (EAP) are increasingly focused on enhancing regional security. Transnational criminal organizations take advantage of porous borders and fragile rule of law to illegally traffic drugs, arms, people, and wildlife. While countries in EAP face a range of challenges in developing robust rule of law, commonalities provide the context for INL's regional rule of law programming. Interagency and international cooperation on cases remains limited. Corruption is pervasive in many countries in the region. Legal systems are overburdened, and professionals may not have the resources to address their caseloads fully. This project will pilot professional development opportunities for legal professionals in the first five years of their career. The project will focus on sustainable legal professional development for prosecutors, judges, and public defense attorneys involved in criminal cases in the proposed pilot country. In the second year of the project, the implementer will conduct an assessment of a proposed second country for expansion.
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Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Program - 0 views

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    The Justice Information Sharing (JIS) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) solicitation has 2 categories listed; (1) Criminal Intelligence Online Training and Technical Assistance (28 CFR Part 23), and (2) RISS Technology Service Center (RTSC) and Administration Support. The Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Polices 28 CFR Part 23 TTA Program provides an online training to help state and local law enforcement professionals understand the guidelines that govern the development and implementation of policies and systems that facilitate criminal intelligence sharing and in FY16 over 6,900 users took this online training. The program also provide technical assistance to agencies wanting to ensure their policy and procedures protect the privacies and civil liberties as identified in 28 CFR Part 23. The RISS Technology Service Center (RTSC) staff supports technical programs and projects that span the RISS enterprise and support the six RISS Centers nationwide. This includes the infrastructure and security of the RISS Secure Cloud (RISSNET) and database applications development. The tasks will be to continue to operate, maintain, and upgrade RISSNET, support RISS member connectivity and access to RISSNET, maintain and enhance the RISSNET Portal and RISSNET infrastructure, continue to operate and further enhance RISS applications, participate in national information sharing projects and working groups, work with other federal agencies and share technology, and ensure applicable databases adhere to 28 CFR Part 23 Guidelines.
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Strengthening the Capacity of the Somali Police Force to Prevent, Respond to, and Inves... - 0 views

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    Build the capacity of the Somali Police Force to prevent, respond to, and investigate terrorism through professional, multi-functional trained and mentored Joint Investigative Teams (JITs) based in Mogadishu and Baidoa.
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BAA - Limodzi Program - 0 views

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    The intent of the BAA is to allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent to create high quality, effective partnerships with great efficiency in time and resources. USAID/Malawi will invite selected for-profit and non-profit, public and private organizations, as detailed below, to co-create research and development (R&D) solutions to the Problem and Challenge Statements stated in this BAA, including those organizations that have ideas, expertise, resources, and/or funding to add to potential solutions.
    Co-Investing: USAID/Malawi wants to align goals with the partners under this BAA, to facilitate shared responsibility, shared risk, and shared resourcing. Shared resourcing requires that cash and other resources, both tangible and intangible, such as in-kind contributions, expertise, intellectual property, brand value, high-value coordination, and access to key people, places, and information, are directed towards reaching the solution to the Problem/Challenge. Co-investing does not require equal shared resources (such as 1:1 leverage), but rather resource contributions that are appropriate to the specific project's objectives, considering the comparative advantages brought by the participation of each party.
    USAID/Malawi seeks expressions of interest to develop programming approaches to address the challenge through two themes:
    A. Catalytic Sustainable Development: Developing Malawian approaches to Malawian challenges.
    B. Organizational and Institutional Development: Strengthening support systems for local development.
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Strengthening Implementation of Anti-Corruption Standards in the Western Hemisphere - 0 views

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    This award will support efforts in at least two of four target countries (select among: Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru) to identify priority substantive anti-corruption measures and assist in implementation of reform actions related to them. The substantive measures will be determined in reference to the international and regional standards to which these countries have agreed, and the recommendations of the peer review bodies associated with them. Several anti-corruption mechanisms and fora promote action on these standards by facilitating peer recommendations or encouraging country commitments. Exemplar mechanisms and fora include UNCAC and MESICIC (primary) and the Anti-Bribery Convention, Open Government Partnership, Summit of the Americas and related policy (secondary). Each of the target countries has engaged in at least one of these entities and has received recommendations or made commitments to address corruption in various ways. INL intends for this project to initiate a multi-stakeholder process in each country selected for this project to prioritize two to three peer review body recommendations addressed to - or political commitments made by -- the country. The project should then support the development of action plans and targeted follow-up action (i.e. technical assistance, advocacy, and coordination) to help governments implement the action plans. Suggested focus areas in which to develop priorities, action plans, and follow-up measures include judicial integrity/independence, criminalizing foreign bribery, public procurement, public sector ethics, and international legal cooperation. Supporting action in these areas would aid the criminal justice sector and civil society in making tangible steps to adopt laws, policies, or procedures that either prevent or combat corruption.
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Youth for Peace: Follow On Programming - 0 views

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    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata (PAS Kolkata) seeks proposals for a project titled "Youth for Peace: Follow-on Programming." The project will bring together young leaders from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, to understand the complex variables that affect peace and violence in their communities, identify best practices of conflict resolution and see themselves as key catalysts in the peace building process. Proposals should be based on the framework of an inaugural two-day workshop with a follow on two-day workshop after a span of two-three months, and a final Youth for Peace Summit. The focus of the first workshop will be on understanding cultural contexts, the empowerment of young people to think creatively about community resilience and causes of extremism, and the promotion of grassroots campaigns to challenge violent narratives. The second workshop will help participants identify and focus on topics of individual interest which may include, but not be limited to, best practices in building "online and offline" community resilience, creating successful social media campaigns, smartphone photography, film-making and interview techniques, boosting media literacy, develop critical thinking skills, and challenging narratives with empathy and humor. The grantee is encouraged to recruit private sector collaborations, i.e. with Microsoft and Facebook, to support breakout discussions on improving youth employment prospects and using technology to counter radicalization. The project year will culminate in a South Asia Youth for Peace Summit in Kolkata to showcase how young leaders are utilizing their diverse skill sets, knowledge and networks to effectively address persistent problems of today. The grantee will also create 5 short videos using content from the workshops to amplify messaging.
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FY18 DRL Labor Rights and Mega Sporting Events - 0 views

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    The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects to address the potential negative human rights and labor rights impacts of international mega-sporting events.
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Institutionalizing CITES Training Programs for Front-line Customs EnforcementInstitutio... - 0 views

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    Work with mid-senior level customs officials with a national customs enforcement mandate, to create and institutionalize a long-term CITES enforcement training program that would provide ongoing training to existing and new customs officials stationed in key countries in Africa.
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This House Believes That: A U.S.-India Comparative Constitutional Law Debate Project - 0 views

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    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai (PAS Chennai) seeks proposals for a project entitled "This House Believes That: A U.S.-India Comparative Constitutional Law Debate Project." Under this project, the grantee will organize and implement a multi-tiered program which will include a workshop, mentorship and debate competition in English that offers youth (especially law students) from South India (age 19-30 years) an opportunity to objectively and dispassionately deliberate important contemporary issues through the lens of U.S. and Indian comparative constitutional law. The program will compare, contrast, and provide insight into the salient features of the foundational documents of the world's two greatest democracies. In the process, the project will interrogate the rationale and impact of democratic tenets such as freedom of speech and freedom of the press in an open, non-judgmental environment. (Please refer to the full announcement available under 'related documents' tab.)
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Gender Equity: Women's Equality, Empowerment and Leadership through Safe Higher Educati... - 0 views

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    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi (PAS New Delhi) seeks proposals for a project entitled "Gender Equity: Women's Equality, Empowerment and Leadership through Safe Higher Educational and Work Spaces." Through this grant project, the grantee will establish partnerships with five Indian universities/ colleges to organize five gender sensitization training workshops for 125 faculty of Higher Educational Institutions (HEI's) and conduct gender and safety audits at these institutions. Each workshop would be led by an eminent American feminist scholar or activist in addition to Indian experts. The workshops should predominantly be in Tier II Indian cities including one in North India and one each in the American Consulate districts (Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad). As part of the workshop, the grantee will organize and implement a creative exhibition/installation/performance showcasing narratives on safe and gender-just work places and campuses. (Please refer to the full announcement available under 'related documents' tab.)
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