In 2008, the Scottish Government expanded the Malawi Development Programme to other countries in Sub Saharan Africa. Between 2008 and 2012, a total of four projects were funded in Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania and Sudan. When these projects came to an end, a new set of 3 projects were funded in Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania. Funding has been provided for Scottish based NGOS to address the priority areas of food security, renewable energy, climate change and water in these countries. All projects contribute to the achievement of Millennium development Goals and will be delivered in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
The following programmes have been awarded funding for the period 2012-15:
- Food security for Tanzanian Farmers run by Oxfam Scotland is helping farmers in Tanzania to adapt to the effects of climate change as outlined in the video opposite.
- The Kulima programme run by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is supporting small-scale farmers in Zambia.
- A Tearfund Scotland project is working with communities in Rwanda to enable them to address their issues relating to food security, water and sanitation and climate change mitigation.
More details about the programmes which are receiving current funding are available here. In addition, details are available about a number of programmes that the Scottish Government previously supported in Sub Saharan Africa between 2008 and 2012.
All applications for funding rounds are independently assessed. IOD Parc, the consultancy company that assessed the 2012 Sub Saharan Africa funding round has recently written a report highlighting the lessons learned and the statistics for how many organisations applied for funding.