23 June 2016

New partnership facility with DKK 41 million for the promotion of market development in development countries

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, launched a new partnership facility on the 18th of June 2016 called Danida Market Development Partnerships. The aim of this partnership facility is to make more enterprises explore the business opportunities in the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with civil society organizations, research institutions, business associations and other non-commercial partners.

Danida Market Development Partnerships aims at creating local economic development and facilitate employment in development countries. It is thereby contributing to developing markets which promote the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

The starting point will be a business idea driven by one or more companies and there will be given support to combining knowledge and resources from several actors with the purpose of securing more far-reaching developmental results.

In 2016 DKK 41 million has been allocated to a pilot phase which is expected to be implemented in support for 5-6 partnerships.

The application deadline is the 1st of October 2016. For more information and application process visit the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.

Two information meetings will be held - one in Copenhagen and one in Jutland - in the end of August 2016. Date and location are to be announced.

Questions may be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office for growth, Employment and Occupation at VBE@um.dk.