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Off Limuru Road, Opposite Muthaiga Mini Market
P.O. Box 30560-00100 Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 406 00 22-23-24
Fax: +254 20 406 00 25
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On September 9th, Ambassador Dr. Harald Günther presented his credentials to His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Kenyan Armed Forces
Small Embassy Grants: Information
In order to grant financial support to small development projects, the Austrian Embassy Nairobi has means at its disposal which are kindly provided by the budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1996, these so-called “North-South Embassy-Projects” enable the Ministry to engage also in those LDCs (Least Developed Countries) which are not considered priority countries within the Austrian Development Cooperation.
The Embassy’s role includes the selection and monitoring of the projects within its area of responsibility, which covers ten countries in Eastern Africa: Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Ruanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia.
Applying project partners should consider following qualitative standards and guidelines which are considered eligibility criteria by the BMeiA:
Projects must correspond with the guiding objectives of the Austrian development cooperation, namely:
- Poverty reduction
- Securing peace and human security
- Protection of the environment and natural resources
Apart from these fundamental development objectives, the following criteria are considered decisive:
- Support of partnership
- ownership of local institutions
- transparency and consistency of the project management
- effectiveness and efficiency
- commitment / application of concerned groups and persons
- special regards to gender equality and the needs of children and handicapped persons
The support goes strictly to non-profit projects and project partners need to have sufficient administrative capacities, the BMeiA does not assist projects in this regard. Preferred target groups are multipliers in the partner country’s civil societies, such as university professors, artists, journalists, media, networks, small businesses, local NGOs and community institutions. Financial support to Austrian organisations or citizens is strictly limited to cases, in which projects cannot be reached through local partners.
Supported projects may, among others, include:
- Capacity building (esp. in civil society)
- Problem-orientated studies and research projects
- Publications, websites, media, events such as conferences or seminaries etc.
- University and city-partnerships
- Co-financing of projects alongside (local) partners or Austrian donors
Interested project partners are invited to submit their applications by e-mail (subject: “North-South Embassy Projects”) to: nairobi-ob(at)bmeia.gv.at
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