Five NGOs Received Grants in the Scope of the “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” Project

The names of the non-governmental organisations that won in the 4th round of the Small Grants Competition announced in the scope of the “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project are known. 

Representatives of five NGOs visited the office of the Armenian Lawyers’ Association to sign grant agreements. The winning organisations are planning to carry out extensive work in a number of top priority sectors. 

The “Centre for Social Technologies” non-governmental organisation will conduct public oversight and monitoring of the RA 2012-2016 Strategic Programme for Legal and Judicial Reforms.  

“We are going to reveal problems, cases of delay, and corrupt practices, as well as the cause of them. I think that the components we have included in our project activities might lead to big revelations,” says Project Manager Gegham Grigoryan, adding that the project will help make the strategic programme more transparent for the public. 

The “Centre of Condominiums of the Lori Marz” non-governmental organisation submitted a project proposal focusing on monitoring the management processes of the apartment buildings of Vanadzor. 

“In many cases random people are appointed who don’t even know the rights and responsibilities of chairmen of condominiums are appointed in this position. In many cases condominiums are there just for show. There is no communication between governing bodies and property owners,” noted the head of the NGO, suggesting that if owners become a part of the management process of the condominium, the bills will be paid in time and activity reports will be demanded. 

The authors of the “Strengthening Public Oversight Mechanisms in the Ararat Marz” project believe that there are corruption risks and cases of abuse in maternity hospitals of the Ararat Marz. In order to neutralise this problem the “Greens of Ararat Marz”  non-governmental organisation, in partnership with the “Women’s Council of Ararat City” non-governmental organisation, will contribute to the neutralisation of this evil through oversight and raising awareness. “Our goal is to alert pregnant women once again, make youngsters more active to contribute to the eradication of corruption in their own city and country through participation in independent projects,” noted Alina Lalayan, the Head of the “Greens of Ararat Marz” NGO.

The “Decent Generation” non-governmental organisation will implement the “Monitoring of the Possibilities of Reducing Corruption Risks in the Processes of Public Procurement” project.

After signing the grant agreements, the members of the Grants Commission of the “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project held a discussion with the representatives of the winning NGOs.

The “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the OSCE Office in Yerevan. The project is implemented by the “Armenian Lawyers’ Association” NGO and its partner organisation “Freedom of Information Centre” NGO.

20 non-governmental organisations have received small grants in the scope of the project. This has enabled to implement anti-corruption projects throughout the entire territory of Armenia.