On Tuesday, January 21/2020, Norad announced to participants in Addis a new call for proposals for 2021-2025 funding CSO’s working in the area of forest and climate under Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI’s).
In a 1-day seminar organized by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa in collaboration with Norad, Ms Wenche Fone, Director for Civil Society Department at Norad, highlighted NICFI’s strategic framework and key thematic areas for funding and encouraged the CSOs for greater collaboration among themselves and improve their competence.
Mr Tore Langhelle, Councellor, Climate and Forest Portfolio at the Embassy, presented Norway’s current engagement with the government and CSOs in Ethiopia. A number of issues were discussed in a form of Q and A regarding the modalities on the upcoming funding.
The gathering further deliberated on the opportunities and challenges of the new (revised) CSO proclamation. Representatives from 22 CSOs working in the area of climate, forest, environment, livelihoods, and research in Ethiopia took part in the seminar.