Sunday, May 27, 2018

Australian Embassy in Nepal: Direct Aid Program 2018-2019

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Deadline: 11 June 2018
Australian Embassy in Nepal has announced a call for Expressions of Interest for its Direct Aid Program 2018-2019.
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget. It has the flexibility to work with local communities in developing countries on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development consistent with Australia’s national interest.
It sits alongside Australia’s longer-term country and multilateral development strategies and with its wide geographical reach plays an important role in supporting local community efforts towards poverty reduction across the globe.
The program is founded on a set of principles which:
  • advance developmental outcomes in countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) through projects primarily focused on practical and tangible results. This may include projects which support good governance, human rights and those with a strong advocacy component,
  • support Australia’s wider foreign and trade policy interests and public diplomacy [JB emphasis] objectives, including promoting a distinctive and positive image of Australia, and
  • allow for a wide geographic reach reflecting that Australia has global interests and that DAP provides an effective way to build relationships and maintain Australia’s profile.
DAP projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women’s empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.
How to Apply
Eligible organisations interested in receiving DAP funding should initially complete the Expression of Interest form online via given website.
Eligible Country: Nepal
For more information, please visit Australian Embassy in Nepal.

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