Social support for MFS2
Simavi is glad and proud to receive, in these times of cutbacks in development cooperation, subsidy from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuZa) in accordance with the joint finance system for Dutch development organizations (MFS2). Two alliances to which Simavi belongs, have received subsidy; namely WASH and SRHR.
The WASH-alliance is a joint venture between Simavi (pen holder), AKVO, AMREF, ICCO, Rain foundation and WASTE - and is active in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene. A subsidy has been awarded to the alliance of 51.25 million euro’s for a period of five years. This amount will be utilized by the partners within the alliance to realize WASH projects.
The SRHR-alliance is a joint venture between Simavi, World Population Foundation (WPF), AMREF, dance4life, Choice and Rutgers Nisso Groep and is active in the area of sexual and reproductive health as well as human rights. The alliance has been awarded a subsidy of 50.7 million euro’s for a period of five years. This amount will be utilized between the partners within the alliance to realize SRHR projects.
Broad social support
Rolien Sasse director of Simavi: "We are tremendously glad that in both alliances in which Simavi is involved, subsidies have been awarded. This fantastic result is largely due to the fact that MinBuZa has awarded the WASH and SRHR with an exceptional review. This acknowledgment of quality for the alliances is also an acknowledgment for Simavi as an organization. We can be proud. Of importance for awarding subsidies is the social support for Simavi. Therefore the award is partly owed to the volunteers, donors, foundations, service clubs and companies that support Simavi.
In spite of the positive outcome, for WASH as well as SRHR this means that about a quart less subsidy has been awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, than both alliances had requested. Still the awarded subsidy forms a workable starting point by which the joint organizations can realize several projects and hereby help millions of people. In times to come organizations within the WASH and SRHR will look into possibilities how to solve the shortfall in their budgets.
Gepubliceerd op: 01/12/2010