Mission East becomes strategic partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
20 Dec 2021 | Mission East

Mission East becomes strategic partner

Mission East will receive DKK 21 million annually from Danida for the next four years. This is the result of a major tender round among Danish civil society organisations, organised by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which 18 Danish organisations, including Mission East, were selected to receive a 2022-2025 strategic partnership agreement. Mission East was also a strategic partner in 2018-2021.

Mr. Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, has just announced that Mission East has been selected to receive a strategic partnership agreement with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the next four years. The partnership agreement means that Mission East will receive DKK 21 million per year for its work in several of Mission East's partner countries during the agreement period.

The agreements build on Denmark’s Strategy for Development Cooperation, The World We Share, which was concluded this summer. Mission East will help translate the strategy into action in some of the world's poorest countries.

"We are grateful and proud to once again receive this recognition for Mission East's work, which includes both emergency relief and long-term development assistance to communities in crisis. With this grant we can make a big difference to hundreds of thousands of people in need in the most remote parts of the world", says Secretary-General Betina Gollander-Jensen.

 

Long-term solutions

Mission East is among a total of 18 civil society organisations that have been selected to receive strategic partnership agreements with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The strategic partnerships will support strong and independent civil societies and democratic values and human rights in the countries they work in. They aim at fighting and preventing poverty and inequality along with conflict, displacement, and irregular migration while strengthening resilience towards climate change. 

"It is crucial that Danish development aid goes to work in the world's most fragile countries, where poverty is greatest. I am therefore very pleased that the agreements support this movement", says Mr. Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation.