Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: November 7th, 2022

Name of CSO Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy
Amount 794,820
Duration 12 Months
Dzongkhag Bumthang, Chukha, Dagana, Gasa, Haa, Lhuentse, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatshel, Punakha, Samdrup Jongkhar, Samtse, Sarpang, Thimphu, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Trongsa, Tsirang, Wangdue Phodrang, Zhemgang

Objectives of the project

  • The long-term goal of the project is to contribute to making democracy civil, clean, and healthy through educating and dispelling misconceptions about democracy, elections, and the role of elected leaders.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries    

  • Schools, local government offices, and civil society organizations across twenty districts working with vulnerable groups.

Estimated results

  • Developed around nine education resources (6 videos and 3 podcasts) addressing the pressing needs in civic education to make democracy civil, clean, and healthy.
  • Citizens develop more nuanced and ethical criteria to evaluate aspiring candidates and political parties, make informed decisions based on verified news and information, and develop a deeper understanding of the role of elected leaders.

Main activities

  • At least 3 focus groups were organized with diverse stakeholders (political parties, youth, vulnerable groups, local government, and rural voters).
  • Conceptualization and production of the 6 videos.
  • Production and airing of 3 podcasts.
  • Preview and finalization of the resources.
  • Launch the civic education resources with at least 100 political parties, local government officials, civil society members, and the business community.
  • BBS/Cable operators air the 6 resources in 20 districts.
  • At least one Gewog Amin Officer in 20 districts screens the civic education resources.
  • At least one school in 20 districts screens the civic education resources.