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EAST WEST MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE INC

aka EWMI   |   New York, NY   |  www.ewmi.org

Mission

Working in partnership with grass roots groups, local governments and
international organizations, EWMI combines legal, civic and economic
initiatives to build just, prosperous and democratic societies.

Ruling year info

1995

Principal Officer

Adrian Hewryk

Executive Vice President

Rachel Tritt

Main address

575 Madison Avenue, 25th Floor Suite 702

New York, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

13-3586432

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

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Uganda Civil Society Strengthening Activity

East-West Management Institute, Inc. is implementing the Uganda Civil Society Strengthening Activity (CSSA), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a five-year project that will support the capacity strengthening of Ugandan CSOs to influence and contribute to improved development outcomes in four thematic areas: (1) health, with particular attention paid to achieving Uganda’s HIV/AIDS’ reduction goals; (2) education, youth, and child development; (3) agriculture and food security; and (4) democracy, rights, and governance.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

EWMI takes pride in its commitment to its local partners, and established the Partner Legacy Support Program in 2013 as a mechanism to continue to fund its partners around the world. To date, EWMI has accepted donations from individuals, foundations, and donor advised funds for partners in Cambodia, Kosovo and Liberia that promote access to justice for the most vulnerable groups in various political, economic and cultural contexts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In partnership with four local civil society organizations (CSOs): the Foundation for Internet and Society “Metamorphosis”, the Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI), the Foundation Open Society Macedonia (FOSM), and the National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM), EWMI is implementing the USAID Civic Engagement Project in Macedonia. The Project is a five-year initiative that supports Macedonian civil society and youth organizations to engage with citizens, the private sector and government stakeholders and institutions on issues of public interest. The project will support Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and CSO alliances that focus on priority issues of concern to the people of Macedonia; assist CSOs to promote dialogue; organize a yearlong LEAD (Lead, Engage, Act, Develop) Program that will equip motivated young people with skills that enable them to work within their communities. CEP will also provide opportunities for young men and women to participate in public life and decision-making processes on issues that affect their lives, their communities, and the Macedonian society as a whole.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Ethnic and racial groups

The Open Development Initiative (ODI) is an open data and information network developed by EWMI that sheds light on development trends in the Lower Mekong Basin. The lower Mekong basin is a trans-boundary ecosystem shared by 6 countries providing a central livelihood and food security to 65 million people as the largest inland fishery in the world. ODI’s objective is to increase public awareness, enable individual analysis, improve information sharing, and inform rigorous debate – all contributing to the sustainable development of the region from a social, economic and environmental perspective. The flagship site of this initiative is Open Development Cambodia (ODC) www.opendevcam.net. The site independently aggregates information across a wide range of sectors to draw a development portrait employing innovative visuals, including GIS mapping and time lapse animation of development issues. By combining open data, data journalism, and research capacities and approaches, the initiative offers one-stop shopping for data on country or regional development for civil society, the private and public sector. Our aim is to regionalize this platform with identified partners in all countries bordering the Mekong. A new site serving the entire region is now available at http://www.opendevelopmentmekong.net/.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent

The Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) project, implemented by the East-West Management Institute, Inc., is a USAID project aimed at strengthening the organizational and technical capacity of Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs) and grassroots networks. The project will work with CSOs to improve their management, planning, and analytical skills while enabling them to play a more active role in Cambodia’s economic and political development. The five-year project includes a grants program that offers small grants for important work such as monitoring land rights cases, assisting victims of gender based violence, and supporting the legal protection of Cambodia’s rich natural resources. The grants will also fund research activities such as public opinion polls and social-economic assessments that can help civil society organizations better target their services. The CCSS project emphasizes the value of local solutions to Cambodia’s development challenges while putting civil society organizations on a path towards sustainability.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent

The Advancing CSO Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (ACCESS) Project works to strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) throughout Georgia. ACCESS will enable Georgian non-profit organizations to improve their financial sustainability, organizational management, policy influence, and civic engagement. The goal is to empower CSOs to become respected community representatives capable of leading public debate and collaborating with government to create more transparent and accountable governance.

EWMI is implementing ACCESS in partnership with local organizations: the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC) and the Civil Development Agency (CiDA). The Project will build on the progress achieved under EWMI’s USAID-funded Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G-PAC) project, which bolstered the advocacy capabilities of CSOs and increased their policy influence on priority public issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

EWMI is implementing a human rights and justice support program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) entitled Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) Activity. The purpose of PROLoG is to strengthen the justice system in Georgia to ensure due process, judicial independence, and the protection of human rights. The activity is designed to address key challenges in the rule of law sector and capitalize on opportunities for accelerated rule of law and justice sector reforms where there is political will and/or interest from civil society. PROLoG works to strengthen the legal environment for the application of due process rights and improve their implementation.

PROLoG builds on the successes of EWMI’s prior rule of law program, the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP), also funded by USAID, in particular by continuing cooperation with the government counterparts at the High Council
of Justice (HCOJ), the High School of Justice (HSOJ), the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and Legal Aid Services (LAS), as well as with a variety of non-governmental organizations, including all members of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary.

EWMI is working with the following sub-recipients to implement PROLoG: Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), Transparency International – Georgia (TI); the Caucasus Research and Resource Center (CRRC); the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC); LexisNexis; the Northwestern School of Law; and the Washburn University School of Law. EWMI will deliver grants to support additional actors working to protect human rights and promote the rule of law in Georgia.

Population(s) Served
Adults

EWMI, in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), John Hopkins University, the Association of Civil Society Support Centers, and the Kyrgyzstan Development Institute is implementing the Kyrgyzstan Collaborative Governance Project (KCGP). KCGP is a five-year project that works to foster effective collaboration between civil society and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to deliver social services to its citizens, resulting in a more responsive and accountable government, as well as a more credible, sustainable civil society. Building upon USAID’s and other donors’ previous support to Kyrgyz civil society, KCGP supports government efforts to increase civil society participation in service delivery through social procurement mechanisms. Simultaneously, CGP works to strengthen Kyrgyz civil society’s ability to shape public policy, perform government oversight, and expand advocacy efforts. KCGP is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with additional funding by the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Oak Foundation Human Rights Programme selected EWMI and Partners Asia to carry out its new Donor-Advised Fund in Burma, with the aim of supporting the government’s declared commitment to the development of the rule of law as the nation begins its transition to democracy. The three-year, $2,000,000 project provides grants to local organizations in Burma, while providing technical assistance to these groups as they develop legal aid strategies and build up their individual organizational capacity.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent

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EAST WEST MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE INC

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michelle Scott

General Counsel, Fair Health, Inc.

Roberta Thami

Fomer Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank

Michelle Scott

General Counsel, Fair Health, Inc.

Eugenia McGil

Assistant Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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