The Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda; Guyana; Grenada; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Suriname; Dominica; Trinidad and Tobago.
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The Government of Japan offers a financial assistance scheme for development projects designed to meet the diverse needs of developing countries. Known as Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) or KUSANONE, this scheme supports projects proposed by local non-profit organizations including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), schools, hospitals and local government authorities aimed to benefit community at grassroots level.
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The GGP mainly targets projects that aim to meet Basic Human Needs (BHN) and projects that are highly beneficial at the grass-roots level and require timely support. Project areas include but are not limited to:
- Poverty Alleviation
- Public Welfare
- Environmental Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (e.g. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, 3 Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and Waste Management)
- Primary Health Care
The following projects do not fall within in the scope of GGP support:
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- Projects that have uncertain benefits to grassroots activities such as assistance for research by advanced academic institutions and capacity building of the recipient organization.
- Projects limited to commercial activities and creation of employment of particular individuals and organizations and that have uncertain direct benefits to grassroots activities.
- Culture, art and sport projects that are less related to economic and social development.
- Projects with a political or missionary purpose or the intention of military use.
- Projects that are concerned with goods which are harmful to human body (e.g. alcohol)
- In principle, the ceiling of the grant is 10 million Japanese Yen.
- Projects are expected to be completed within 1 year.
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- Local and International non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- Schools or Educational Institutes
- Hospitals or Medical Institutions
- Local Government
In special cases (only if they are the only entities able to successfully carry out the project)
- Government Agency
- Local office of an international organization
For more information, visit https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/EconomicCooperation.html
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