Finland financial boost for three projects

Three local organisations have received funding from the Finnish Embassy’s Fund for Local Cooperation. The signing of three funding agreements between the Embassy of Finland and the Civil Society Foundation of Namibia (CSFN), Namibia Art, Craft and Design and Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) took place earlier this week.
The total funding of the projects is about N$ 5 million. The fund supports the eradication of poverty and economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development of Namibia in line with the goals of the Fourth National Development Plan. One of the aims of the fund is to ensure that human rights, in particular the rights of the most vulnerable, are effectively implemented.
According to Ambassador Saloranta, the Fund for Local Cooperation is a local funding instrument administered by the Embassy. It has supported work towards the promotion and realisation of human rights and democracy in Namibia for nearly 11 years, complementing other funding instruments made available by the Government of Finland.