The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Finland supports civic society institutions

 

On 23 April 2013 the Embassy of Finland in South Africa disbursed R19.5million to support the civic society in Southern Africa. Mr. Petri Salo, Ambassador of Finland in South Africa and Ms Tsakane Bok, Coordinator at the Embassy facilitated the grants.

DSC_0205
DSC_0220
DSC_0225
DSC_0229
DSC_0235
DSC_0246
DSC_0248
DSC_0251
DSC_0260
1/9 
start stop bwd fwd

Ambassador Salo said that with the closure and scaling down of civic society institutions and organisations due to reduced development funding resulting from the global financial crisis, particularly in the Euro Zone countries, Finland, while not completely immune to the crisis was pleased to be able to continue to support democracy and development.

Speaking on the eligibility of receipt of the grant Ambassador Salo said that the Local Cooperation Fund (LCF), administered by the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria supports initiatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), science and technology communities, universities and other educational and research institutions, the independent media and also private corporations. Economic development is critical to societal development; hence chambers of commerce and commercial associations, as well as other organisations in the area of entrepreneurship are supported. The vibrancy of civic society is enhanced through cultural foundations and religious organisations, therefore these are also eligible.
 
The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria this year granted R 19.5 million on the following three focal areas Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strong Civil Society in Oversight Role and Sexual and Gender Based Violence.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

July 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

29th Summit of the African Union Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 04 July 2017 The 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union has come to close after 9 days, during which various statutory... <|> Ukraine Constitution Day 2017 The Constitution Day of Ukraine was celebrated at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of South Africa on 27 June 2017. Photo: Pictured at the reception are Mr.... <|> The 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland On July 1st, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the meeting celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the... <|> South Africa signs Tripartite Free Trade Area agreement 7 July 2017 South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). Signed on... <|> The Fourth Industrial Revolution as a Disruptor and Opportunity 12 July 2017 South Africa must build its skills base in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry if it is to cement... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Kazakhstan as it evolves 14 July 2017 Kazakhstan has entered a new historical period. This is according to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's article ‘The Course towards Future:... <|> Youth winners to represent South Africa in Stockholm 12 July 2017 Three learners from Limpopo, who won the South African Youth Water Prize (SAYWP) competition, will this weekend jet off to... <|> Global Tea Party for 150th year of Ceylon Tea 15 July 2017 The global tea party to mark the 150th year of Ceylon Tea was held on 6th July 2017 at the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in... <|> Seminar - The Art of Collaboration If you would like to be part of this initiative either as a partner or sponsor, please contact Sello Motsei @ 082 663 5389 or send an email to... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.