Ongoing projects

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Youth Assemblies is a concept initiated in Mombasa, Kenya, which engages youth to take an active part in driving peaceful, democratic change in a society prone to insecurity. The concept builds on local mechanisms for dialogue and works through consultative parliamentary sessions, where issues of concern for the youth at the grassroots are brought forward.
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The purpose of the Oslo Center's Kenya program is to build a stronger democracy in Kenya. We will do this by actively supporting the increasingly strengthened political institutions and the democratic processes that are under construction in Kenya, as well as facilitating increased political dialogue between the political parties and actors.
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In cooperation with NDI, the Oslo Center is supporting political parties in strengthening political processes and institutions. Exchanging information and experiences related to coalition and consensus building is one of the projects main tools.
Political parties and organizations need to have the capacity to both compete and cooperate. "Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide" - the ultimate guidebook for organizing or taking part in political dialogues.
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In partnership with the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party, supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), a new project with the Parliament of Sri Lanka was initiated in 2018. The project focuses on strengthening consensus and coalition building in the Parliament. Sri Lanka is likely to continue to have minority-led coalitions in parliament, and […]

Former projects

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In cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), the Oslo Center initiated a program in 2016 supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The project was finalized in 2018 and created innovative bottom-up indicators of Citizen Inclusion and Confidence (CIC) in transitional processes. […]
The overall goal of the project is to strengthen democratic political institutions and processes in Somalia. The work has throughout the program focused on long term preparation for a multi-party system with representative political parties.
In Myanmar the Oslo Center is supporting youth to raise, discuss and advocate for issues of their own concern so that they can take active part in the democratic processes of the country.
Based on Norwegian experiences with management of oil and gas reserves on Norway’s continental shelf, the Oslo Center want to provide valuable contributions to a better, more prudent and transparent management of mineral resources in relevant countries, primarily in Asia.
The Oslo Center and Nepal Law Society is providing technical assistance in order to support the implementation of the newly promulgated constitution in Nepal. Since 2015, we have supported Ministry of Law and Justice in developing a constitutional mapping with over 230 laws identified, hosted outreach programs with the aim of informing people about the status of the constitution through our mapping, drafted some key laws on fundamental rights that shows how laws can be made inclusive independent of the current controversial constitution and training political parties on internal democracy and coalition building.
South Sudan faces significant challenges and opportunities when they as the youngest nation in the world are trying to build up a new state apparatus. The Oslo Centre wants to help strengthen the democratic institutions and the legal framework of the country, as well as build up a long-term program for Democracy.
The Kyrgyzstani Parliament The Oslo Center, together with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, cooperated with Kyrgyzstani political parties on strengthening democratic institutions and practices in the Kyrgyz Republic. As part of our effort to this end we held workshops on good governance for members of the Kyrgyzstani parliament, Jogurku Kenesh. The long term goal for this […]
In 2011 the «The Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites» was established, created to protect sacred places worldwide. This initiative aims to secure religious adherent the safe use of their sacred places. The Code of Conduct main purpose is to serve as a tool for initiating cooperation and reconciliation between ethnic and religious communities.