Danida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation, which is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
Oxfam IBIS has been in a strategic partnership with Danida for over 30 years. Our partnership entails collaboration around Danida's priorities: fighting poverty, promoting sustainable growth and stability, and ensuring equality of rights and opportunities in developing countries.
Among other things, the cooperation consists of a strategic cooperation agreement regarding both long-term development and emergency aid. In the period 2022-2025, special grants (to be added later) and strategic dialogue on topics such as local partnerships, the participation of women and youth in peacebuilding, responsible tax policy, and coordination between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish NGOs and the Danish embassies.
Oxfam IBIS has entered a new strategic partnership grant with the Danish MFA, running from 2022-2025 as a continuation from the 2018-21 grant. The Strategic Partnership grant totals 103 million DKK per year. The new partnership centres around Danida’s strategic priorities: Human rights and democratic values, fragile contexts and displacement, climate and green solutions. Throughout the programming Oxfam IBIS prioritises working with women, girls and youth, as well as greening its engagements.
With these funds we are running programmes in 12 countries. These countries are:
and neighbouring countries (Lebanon), Palestine, Yemen, Guatemala, Colombia.
For more information on the work we do in these countries, please have a look at our country pages.
As a part of our strategic partnership with Danida, Oxfam IBIS is the recipient of additional grants. These grants are released to support the existing country programmes funded by the strategic partnership according to emerging needs over the 4 year period. So far, Oxfam IBIS has been granted 5 grants from Danida which are listed below.
in Northern Lebanon a project to increase resilience by improving access to food and basic services such as WASH and protection and improved livelihoods among vulnerable refugee and host communities with 7.9 million DKK
Mali project for loss and damage support, contributing to climate adaptation of local small scale farming methods to be more productive and sustainable in the Segou region with 5 million DKK.
Mali project to improve the living conditions and livelihoods among vulnerable people impacted by the food crisis, focusing on providing basic humanitarian needs and protection with 3.4 million DKK.
In Abs District, Hajjah in Yemen to improve food security for the most vulnerable, food insecure people through multi purpose cash support, emergency livestock support and gender sensitive cash support with 9.5 million DKK.
In Kenya as a response to the drought aiming to improve access to water, protection, and food security among drought affected households with 5 million DKK.