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Largest ever agreement with Norwegian Church Aid to fight poverty

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) has signed an agreement of record size with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. The agreement provides a total of NOK 1.75 billion over five years to support NCA’s sustainable development work in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world.

‘Norwegian Church Aid has achieved excellent results. Many of its partners are faith-based actors who have an especially important role to play now as the coronavirus crisis threatens people in developing countries’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.

‘We know how important an active civil society is for development in any country. Norwegian Church Aid’s work in support of sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa is of great importance. The organisation’s cooperation with strong local partners also enables them better to face the coronavirus crisis,’ said Mr Ulstein.

In Angola, NCA has been successfully involved for more than a decade in fighting inequality and strengthening smaller civil society partners in promoting climate-smart agriculture, human rights - women’s rights in particular, job creation and economic inequality. NORAD will, with part of this funding, be able to continue support to the effective work NCA is already doing in Angola.