2016 INGO Call for Proposals: Supporting Development of Local Communities

Deadline: 17 July 2016

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) is seeking proposals from International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) concerning humanitarian demining for the period 2016-2020 in order to support the development of local communities through partnerships, employment, the promotion of gender equality and human rights based approach.

Finland’s humanitarian mine action employs a comprehensive approach that contributes to a wider effort to promote global security, stability and development. Finland focuses its’ mine action support to Fragile States and fragile contexts. It emphasizes the humanitarian, stabilizational and developmental aspects and benefits of humanitarian demining in fragile environments. The goal is to support and strengthen long-term security and development in the supported areas.

Goals

  • Achieve the goals of Finland’s development policy
  • Achieve Finland’s country- and organisation-specific objectives
  • Strengthen civil societies and democracies in developing countries and to pay due regard to the citizens opinions and needs in the national and international decision-making

Funding Information

  • Afghanistan: The maximum total amount to be allocated to this priority area is 2 500 000 euro for the period 2016–2020.
    • The grant is subject to annual parliamentary approval by the parliament of Finland.
    • Funding will be available to maximum 2 project proposals with contract duration of 1–5 years.
  • Iraq and Syria: The maximum total amount to be allocated to this priority area is 3 000 000 euro for the period 2016–2020.
    • The grant is subject to annual parliamentary approval by the parliament of Finland.
    • Funding will be available to maximum 2 proposals with contract duration of 1–5 years.
  • Somalia: The maximum total amount to be allocated to this priority area is 1 000 000 euro for the period 2016–2020.
    • The grant is subject to annual parliamentary approval by the parliament of Finland.
    • Funding will be available to maximum 2 proposals with contract duration of 1–5 years.
  • Ukraine: The maximum total amount to be allocated to this priority area is 1 000 000 euro for the period 2016–2020.
    • The grant is subject to annual parliamentary approval by the parliament of Finland.
    • Financing will be available to maximum 2 proposals with contract duration of 1–5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs considers INGOs to be non-profit organisations that operate politically and administratively independent of governments.
  • The INGO has to have:
    • at least three different nationalities represented in its governing structures
    • operations in more than two countries
    • been registered and/or legally competent for at least two years
    • funding from at least one other source

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application from via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Ukraine.

For more information, please visit 2016 INGO Call for Proposals.

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