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Enough Project Heads into 2016 at New Venture Fund

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Enough Project Heads into 2016 at New Venture Fund

Posted by Enough Team on December 17, 2015

 

The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention group, will switch fiscal sponsors on January 1 from CAP, where it was launched and incubated, to NVF.

Washington DC – The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention policy group, announced its transition to a new non-profit fiscal sponsor, moving from the Center of American Progress (CAP) to New Venture Fund (NVF). The Enough Project headquarters in Washington DC, with analysts and researchers based in the Horn, Central and East Africa.

Launched in 2007 by its Founding Director John Prendergast and Gayle Smith, the newly appointed Administrator of USAID, Enough has been at the forefront of research, advocacy, and policy seeking to build leverage for peace and justice, and to prevent and end atrocities and genocide in Africa.

John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, said: “For eight years, CAP supported our growth and development, allowing us to experiment with an evolving theory of change to impact policy in support of peace and human rights in Africa.  I’m deeply grateful for the partnership we’ve had over this period and look forward to the new relationship with NVF.”

Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, said: “We are extremely proud of the work the Enough Project has done over the years. CAP recognized the importance of John and Gayle’s vision and worked hard to seed it, help it grow and flourish into the organization of critical impact for international peace and social justice that it is today. As the Enough Project takes the next steps in their evolution, we look forward to witnessing their continued success.”

With an increasing focus on countering armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror, and the pillaging and trafficking of natural resources, in 2015, the Enough Project launched The Sentry. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is an investigative initiative that seeks to dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts.

Lee Bodner, President of New Venture Fund, said: “The Enough Project has played a leading role in bringing attention and action to atrocities in Africa and has forged powerful partnerships to hold accountable those who perpetrate crimes against civilians. The New Venture Fund is honored to host the Enough Project, and we are committed to helping it grow and evolve to bring lasting change to countries suffering from conflict.”

Since its start, the Enough Project has produced numerous original reports based on expert analysis and field-based research. Enough’s reports, campaigns, analysis, op-eds, and policy recommendations have been featured in major media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, and BBC.

Anna Prow, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Enough Project, said: "Our years with CAP have been a time of incubation, strengthening, and growth, and the Enough Project moves into 2016 with momentum and focus. We look forward to this next phase of innovation and continued impact on our mission to prevent mass atrocities and in support of peace and social justice."

To read recent Enough Project reports, visit: www.enoughproject.org/reports

For media inquiries to the Enough Project and The Sentry, please contact:
Greg Hittelman, Director of Communications, +1 310 717 0606gh@enoughproject.org

For media inquiries to the Center for American Progress, please contact:
Tom Caiazza, Associate Director Media Relations, +1 202 481 7141tcaiazza@americanprogress.org

About THE ENOUGH PROJECT
The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention policy group, seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators and facilitators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror, and the pillaging and trafficking of minerals, ivory, diamonds, and other natural resources. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops and advocates for policy recommendations, supports social movements in affected countries, and mobilizes public campaigns. Learn more – and join us – at www.EnoughProject.org

About THE SENTRY
The Sentry seeks to dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts. Our investigations follow the money from conflict zones and into global economic centers, using open source data collection, field research, and state-of-the-art network analysis technology. The Sentry provides information and analysis that engages civil society and media, supports regulatory action and prosecutions, and provides policymakers with the information they require to take effective action. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is an initiative of the Enough Project, with its supporting partners C4ADS and Not On Our Watch (NOOW). Learn more at TheSentry.org

About NEW VENTURE FUND
New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, supports innovative and effective public interest projects. NVF was established in 2006 in response to demand from leading philanthropists for an efficient, cost-effective, and time-saving platform to launch and operate charitable projects. NVF executes a range of donor-driven public interest projects in conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts. 

About THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS
The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure that our national policies reflect these values. We work to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals that foster a government that is "of the people, by the people, and for the people."