Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs has announced that Danmission has been selected for a strategic partnership agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DANIDA for the period 2018-2021. The partnership agreement means that Danmission during the length of the agreement period receives DKK 15 million annually for our work in Africa, Asia and the Middle East..
The new partnership agreement entails a significant increase in Danmission’s grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Danmission considers the new status as strategic partner as a significant recognition of many years of work among the poor and excluded.
In its assessment of Danmission’s application, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes Danmission’s unique role as a faith-based organization borne by values such as “faith, reconciliation, dialogue, dignity, accountability and justice”.
“We are both happy and proud to receive such recognition – recognition both of our skilled employees and not least of our role as a faith-based organization. This is a very important step towards recognizing religion as a major factor in development work in many countries”, says Danmission´s Secretary General Jørgen Skov Sørensen. He continues:
“We are looking forward to further strengthening our work during the next four years in an even closer cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our partners around the world”.
Danmission is among a total of 17 civil society organizations that have been selected for strategic partnership agreements with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to the new partnership agreement, Danmission currently receives an annual grant of approx. DKK 4.4 million from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Danish-Arab Partnership Program (DAPP) for our work in the Middle East.
Photo: Bo Nygaard Larsen.