EU signs “Team Europe” grant agreements worth €5.3 million to help tackle COVID-19 and its socio-economic consequences in Indonesia
The European Union (EU) has signed three grant agreements worth €5.3 million or IDR 86 billion with European and Indonesian NGOs working in partnership to help Indonesia contain the COVID-19 outbreak and its social and economic consequences.
Three European NGOs – Stichting World Vision Nederland, Association Federation Handicap International, and Stichting Hivos – teamed up with 8 Indonesian NGOs: Yayasan Wahana Visi Indonesia, Perkumpulan Relawan CIS Timor, Perkumpulan Sasana Inklusi dan Gerakan Advokasi Difabel (SIGAB) Indonesia, Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI), Perkumpulan Lingkaran Pendidikan Alternatif untuk Perempuan (KAPAL Perempuan), Perkumpulan Pamflet Generasi, Perkumpulan Untuk Peningkatan Usaha Kecil (PUPUK) and Yayasan Sentra Advokasi Perempuan Difabel dan Anak (SAPDA).
“We are proud to announce the signing of three new grant agreements through our Civil society support programme to mitigate the health crisis caused by COVID-19 and to overcome its economic and social consequences for the citizens of Indonesia, in particular the poor and the vulnerable. We expect that the joint actions of the NGOs will benefit more than 2.9 million Indonesians in 8 target provinces,” said EU Ambassador Vincent Piket.
All actions will aim at:
The involvement of NGOs is crucial given that they have proven to be the closest organisations to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The projects cover 8 provinces, namely DKI Jakarta, West Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi and North Maluku with an expected implementation period of 18-24 months.
About the EU’s “Team Europe” coronavirus response in Indonesia
To support partner countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, the EU has launched the “Team Europe” approach. The objective of the “Team Europe” approach is to combine resources from the EU, its Member States and European financial institutions. “Team Europe” has mobilised around €20 million in grants to support Indonesia. Besides working with NGOs, the EU is preparing a grant accompanying loans by the German development bank KfW to support teaching hospitals in South Sulawesi and East Java. Other EU projects promote health sector investments and the UN Multi Sector Response Plan. An additional €20 million support the WHO to strengthen health systems and pandemic response in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. More info: https://bit.ly/TeamEuropeIndonesia
About European Union
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