While funding for our core work comes mainly from the Dutch government and Dutch general public, often we see opportunities to leverage our and our partners’ expertise in new ways to create additional impact.
We call these our “special projects”, developed with seed funding from Oxfam Novib and scaled up with the support of institutional donors including Danida, SIDA, the Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the European Union, IFAD and others. Due to recent budget cuts across the Dutch government, a number of projects which had previously been earmarked for support from Oxfam Novib’s core funding are now open for external support.
special projects currently in operation or being developed, and available for co-funding, include:
quality educators for all - 12 jul 2012
Working to improve teacher training in both the formal and non-formal educational sectors in Uganda and Mali.
justice for marginalised people - 21 mrt 2011
Working to improve alternative justice options for marginalised people excluded from the formal justice system.
research and advocacy for Fair Taxation - 21 mrt 2011
Working to make tax systems more accountable, transparent, fair and pro-poor.
pop culture with a purpose - 21 mrt 2011
Working to help civil society organisations harness the power of the mass media to fight gender-based violence.
responsible shrimp culture improvement - 21 mrt 2011
Working with public, private and NGO partners in the Netherlands and Indonesia on issues in he shrimp supply chain.
|Bron||Oxfam Novib, 28 March 2011|
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Why I support this project: 'We saw that the UAFC project could add value by being targeted and comprehensive'
Why I support his project: 'I am noticing in the international discourse that female condoms are mentioned more and more often'
The Dutch word “zelfdoen” captures our approach: we believe in people doing things themselves. Therefore we have always attached great importance to building capacity wherever we work.