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Bring Citizens Together

When individuals unite as a civil society organization, they can better raise awareness of community problems and advocate for change. IRI shows citizens that they have a responsibility to develop relationships with political parties, and we help those citizens organize to create a dialogue and work strategically with government officials. Together we expand their collective capacity to create more accessible, accountable, and effective governance.

Empowering Citizens To Ensure Peace In Colombia

Through civil society, people find solutions to community problems, demand change in government policies, raise public awareness and increase citizen participation – all critical components of a thriving democracy.

In Colombia, IRI works with local and national government leaders to institutionalize a transparent peace process that includes engaging citizens in the decision-making process. Citizen ownership is key to maintaining peace throughout the difficult transition. Learn more about IRI’s work in Colombia HERE.

Countering Violent Extremism In Tunisia

Thousands of people have fled Tunisia to fight in Syria and Iraq. Tunisian security forces and government leaders are eager to collaborate on peaceful solutions to the problem. IRI convened a diverse group of stakeholders to share research and facilitate a dialogue to develop solutions to stem the flow of foreign fighters.

The conference, convened local and national government officials, security forces, civil society organizations, and youth from vulnerable areas and looked at how to expand the dialogue to develop actionable policy solutions. To learn more about the conference click HERE.

Promoting Transparency in Mongolia

Since 2014, IRI has supported transparency and accountability through a dual-track approach that targets both the government and civil society in Mongolia. Partnering with the Ulaanbaatar Mayor, we facilitated a jointly implemented Transparent Ulaanbaatar Academy where government officials, civil servants and civil society organizations collaborate and create a citizen-focused information campaign. With technical support from IRI, these groups have worked on initiatives that improve transparency and accountability—from budget analysis and citizen budget seminars to workshops for public servants in decision-making positions focused on legal knowledge of anti-corruption statues and international ethics standards

The generous support of individuals and corporations enable IRI staff and volunteers to carry out its mission around the world. With your help, IRI will continue its mission of hope for decades to come.

IRI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible

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