The Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD), the directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is responsible for implementing the policies and programmes of Norway’s Development Cooperation. The Agency’s task is to work with the international community to fight poverty. Norway’s Development Cooperation’s main goal “is to contribute towards lasting improvements in the economic, social and political conditions under which people live in developing countries, with special emphasis on assistance which benefits the poorest sector of the community.” The thematic areas of its work are:
The rights of the child
Persons with disabilities
Women and gender equality
Private Sector Development
- Indigenous people
NORAD recognizes the role of the civil society in combating local and international issues and works closely with NGOs in supporting them in their interventions and also building their capacities. Keeping in mind the importance it gives to NGO partnerships, the bilateral agency has separate guidelines, policies and procedures for regulating its grants for NGOs. It includes ‘Civil society as a channel for development,’ ‘Strengthening local partners Norad funding for Norwegian NGOs,’ Funding for international NGOs and networks’ and ‘Evaluations from civil society.
The contact information of NORAD is:
Postboks 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo
Telephone: 22 24 20 30
Telefax: 22 24 20 31
The NGOs / NPOs Consultants
Geo. Coverage: Asia, Africa and Europe
IMPORTANT: Please do not send unsolicited emails seeking funding support to donor agencies. This will discredit your organization and can also bring bad reputation to you as an individual. Fund raising is a competitive process and you need to follow ethics and not spam donor emails with long, unrelated requests for grant support. If you just keep sending emails seeking support without knowing your donor, your chances of raising funds for your NGO will be drastically reduced and you may be blacklisted as a spammer.