The Embassy of Japan in Mozambique is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects. The GGP is intended to respond various development needs in a prompt and proper manner in order to directly support community-based organizations such as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), schools and local governments.
Priority areas are the areas that aim to improve Basic Human Needs (BHN) such as Education, Health and Water and Sanitation. Nevertheless, projects in other areas will also be considered. Examples of the past projects include:
- Construction of classrooms, school latrines, water cisterns, fences; acquisition of desks and chairs; Installation of electricity
- Health, Water and Sanitation
- Construction of small scale irrigation system, waste management;
- Gender issues, social welfare, supporting orphanages.
- The maximum grant amount per project is 10 million JPY (approximately 89,900 USD, depending on the JPY-USD-MZN exchange rate set at the beginning of each fiscal year). Any project with budget more than 3 million JPY needs to be audited by an external auditor and such cost can be included in the total budget.
- Eligible recipients to the GGP are community-based nonprofit organizations that implement development projects at grass-roots level. Examples include international and local NGOs, local public authorities such as provincial and district governments, educational institutions such as primary and secondary schools, and medical institutions such as hospitals and health centers. Except for extraordinary circumstances (such as post-disaster or – conflict relief), national and international governmental organizations are not eligible for the GGP. Neither individuals nor profit oriented organizations are eligible for the GGP.
For more information, visit https://www.mz.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_pt/00_000280.html