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Forum Syd Green Ownership 2017-2021


03/17 - 12/21


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In September 2016 Forum Syd submitted a proposal to Sida for support to the programme Go! Green Ownership 2017-2019. After dialogue with the Embassy during the period September - December, Forum Syd submitted complementary information regarding the programme, on 21st November, and a final budget on 23rd December 2016. The contribution is an independent continuation on the previously supported programme ""Forum Syd - Environment and Climate with human rights and gender perspective", (contribution 51100070). During the previous agreement period, Sida gave a support of 45 000 000 SEK for the period 2014-2016. The new programme, which builds on previous experiences and programme results, aim to strengthen local organisations to engage poor and vulnerable groups, including women, to manage the root causes to inequalities related to access to, use of and control over natural resources. Marginalised groups will have support to demand their rights, and local authorities are provided support to implement poverty focused and sustainable development plans regarding the management of natural resources and adaptation to climate changes. A rights based approach is the basis for the intervention. The programme amounts to an amount of 49,300,000 SEK for the period March 2017-December 2019. Sida is requested to fund the whole programme. The programme and the assessment was subject to a Quality Assurance committee review on 13th February 2017. Comments and recommendations from this review were incorporated into this assessment.


The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to "Better living condition of community [ies] as they increase access to, control over, and sustainable and equitable use of natural resources by poor and marginalised people, including greater resilience to climate change". Three outcomes have been identified to contribute to the goal: - Increased application of more sustainable fisheries, forestry, and land management practices, and greater resilience to climate change by poor and vulnerable target communities; - Increased participation and influence in decision-making processes in order to increase access and control concerning natural resources and climate change by communities in collaboration with duty-bearers; - Enhanced use of Information/Communication Technology for Development and Communication for Development (ICT4D) measures by partner organisations for increasing equitable and sustainable access to and control over natural resources, and greater resilience to climate change.

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