Three new projects financed by the Social Fund for Development
On June 25 and 26, the Ambassador of France in South Sudan, Mr Christian Bader, signed three grant agreements for projects implemented by South Sudanese NGOs and financed by the Social Fund for Development (SFD).
The conclusion of these grant agreements is the result of a process that was launched in February 2013 with the publication of a call for proposals on the Embassy’s website. It was then followed by a Consultative Committee which met in May 2013 at the French Embassy to select the best projects which will be awarded a grant. Selected projects are mainly focusing on improving food security and creating new livelihood opportunities through income-generating activities in Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr el-Ghazal States.
Thanks to a grant of 54 000 Euros awarded by the French Embassy, the NGO “Sudan Peace and Education Development Program” will implement a project on women empowerment through vegetable production and community micro-finance. This 18-month project aims at increasing food security and income of 400 women farmers in Aweil West County (Northern Bahr el Ghazal State).
The NGO “Agriculture Advisory Organisation” will be receiving a grant of 42 284 Euros for the implementation of a project on poultry production. The purpose of this 16-month project is to improve food security and access to income for 100 households in Morobo County (Central Equatoria State).
Thanks to a grant of 47 691 Euros of the SFD, the NGO “Caritas Yei” will implement a project to support sustainable rural development initiatives, with a view to creating self-employment in agricultural activities and increasing agricultural production. The 12-month project aims at improving food security for 100 rural households in Tore Payam, Yei River County (Central Equatoria State).