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Since 1990, Commission funding for ACP countries has risen steadily each year in real terms – and now it is spending more than ever before on aid for trade. Since 2001, more than €850 million of Commission funds have been used to help ACP regions to boost trade and integrate into the world economy.


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  • Engaging People through Popular Culture to Increase Stability and Dialogue in Timor-Leste
    The first soap opera produced in Timor-Leste has been used as a medium for addressing the social issues causing instability which led to and resulted from the civil unrest of 2006. The project promotes stability and dialogue in communities.

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  • Integrating Climate Change adaptation into development strategies of Solomon Islands
    SICAP builds resilience to adapt to CC and natural disasters, provides Government with the budgetary leverage to harmonise and co-ordinate relevant actors. Particlular emphasis is on the reduction of vulnerability of most exposed communities.

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  • Projet d'appui à la filière du riz au Bénin (PAFIRIZ)
    Le PAFIRIZ vise, en partenariat avec les producteurs riziculteurs et leurs organisations professionnelles, à appuyer la production du riz local en quantité et qualité afin d’améliorer sa compétitivité et de concurrencer le riz importé dans le pays.

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  • Promoting the use of the Aloe plant in Kenya
    This project has empowered the communities to promote the use of the aloe plant, they have been trained on propagation of the plant for on-farm multiplication and subsequent marketing to the local factory for processing.

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  • Strenghtening Non-State Actors in The Gambia
    The Non-State Actors (NSA) Strenghtening Programme aimed to equip NSAs with a greater capacity to engage with the Government and to play a more effective role in The Gambia's national development process. One of the NSA beneficiaries was GAMCOTRAP.

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  • Msamala Sustainable Energy Project in Malawi
    The Msamala project seeks to improve access to and use of sustainable energy (solar PV, efficient stoves, solar driers) within the communities, initiate reforestation activities, and collaborate with institutions and communities on energy issues.

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  • Green Health – Back Yard Gardening to increase food production among vulnerable households in Malawi
    5 000 people living with HIV-AIDS in the Zomba District, are organised in "positive living" clubs which teach to produce more, diverse and nutritious food, to reduce losses of food to pests and to generate income to help them in periods of need.

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  • An example of Europe's Contribution to Peace in Sudan and South Sudan
    The very positive impact of the AUHIP, to which the EU contributed EUR 1.2 million in 2010 is commendable. In 2011, increased emphasis is likely to be put on the Darfur Political Process and thus represents an evolving reorientation.

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  • A safe place to call home
    Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago in partnership with the European Union hosted a Construction Conference to school local contractors, builders and volunteers on the tools and techniques for building safe yet affordable homes.

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  • Approvisionnement en eau potable par l'energie solaire
    Mise en place de panneaux solaires qui alimentent des pompes solaires immergées qui pompent l'eau souterraine à 80 métres pour remplir des reservoirs et alimenter des bornes fontaines au village.

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  • Ending female genital mutilation/cutting and child marriage
    Through a joint project on the abandonment of social norms harmful to girls and women, UNICEF and the EU have supported families, communities and countries in their efforts to stamp out these practices.

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  • Yelula/U-khâi: Strengthening community responses to HIV/AIDS in Namibia
    At the heart of the HIV and AIDS response is the tremendous work done at community level with minimal resources. In 5 regions of Namibia, Yelula/U-khâi taps into these networks and seeks appropriate ways of supporting their growth and effectiveness.

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  • Sustainable agriculture development in Koinadugu District in Sierra Leone
    The aim of SADev project is to contribute to sustainable food security in Koinadugu District in northern Sierra Leone, which is the largest and most remote district in the country.

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  • Better food security by increasing farming production in Sierra Leone
    In response to the soaring global food prices experienced in 2008, a consortium of Concern Worldwide, COOPI and OXFAM implemented this project in Tonkolili, Kailahun and Kono districts of Sierra Leone from 2009 to 2011.

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  • Science-led innovation protects livestock from the Tsetse fly in Kenya
    This project promotes the control of the dreaded Tsetse fly through production of collars containing chemicals that repel the flies. Previously grazing especially near game parks has been a challenge due to Tsetse.

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  • Building incomes while preserving forest in Tanzania
    The project will improve forest condition in the targetted communities (10 villages in Manyara region) through participatory forest management systems and to fight poverty through forest based livelihood activities.

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  • Reducing the vulnerability to floods and hurricanes in Caribbean countries
    The Caribbean Basin Radar Network will provide weather surveillance and warning and reduce vulnerability to natural disaster, particularly floods and hurricanes.

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  • Supporting growth and know how of African microfinance institutions
    SMARTRAC is a capacity building program designed for microfinance institutions that wish to improve their skills for managing and monitoring risks and sustainable performance.

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  • Up-scaling Access to Integrated Modern Energy Services for Poverty Reduction, Tanzania
    This programme, developed from a pilot project, supports development of micro and small enterprises and improved livelihoods through increasing access to decentralised energy systems for electricity and motive power from sustainable energy resources.

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  • Improving education and vocational opportunities in rural areas in Zambia
    The project aims at increasing the working capacity of people of the Lusaka province in Zambia by providing vocational education and trainings for the most vulnerable population.

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  • Strengthening the adaptive capacity of rural poor to water scarcity in drylands, Kenya
    The purpose of the pilot action was to strengthen the capacity of dryland communities to cope with the impacts of climate change, improve food production and ultimately livelihoods.

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  • Tabeisa, South Africa
    Tabeisa assists with strategies to encourage black economic empowerment by helping entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities to set up small businesses.

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  • Climate change threatening communities in the Lake Victoria region, Tanzania
    The action promoted adaptation alternatives in the fishing communities of the Ukerewe District (Lake Victoria). It highlighted sustainability and environmental problems, provided communities with methodologies for changes in water level and quality.

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  • Combatting AIDS in Burkina Faso
    Until 2002, Burkina Faso didn’t have an efficient program to prevent the AIDS transmission from mother to child. Thanks to the pilot project funded by the EC, 15 000 women have received advisory sessions and anti retroviral drugs are now available

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  • Improving the quantity and quality of food security in Eritrea
    The inhabitants of Debub zone, one of the driest parts of Africa, are suffering from food insecurity as they lack agricultural inputs, adequate knowledge in methods of production and access to clean water. EU supports efforts to improve their plight.

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  • Programme pour les Organisations de la Société Civile Appuyées et Renforcées (OSCAR)
    L'implication des Acteurs Non Etatiques et en particulier celle des Organisations de la Société Civile demeure très limitée à Benin. Par conséquent il a été décidé de mettre en oeuvre un programme d’appui à la société civile.

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  • Combating HIV & AIDS in Malawi and Mozambique
    Corridors between Malawi and Mozambique are an alarming focal point of HIV infection. Local village populations, truckers and sex workers moving along the two passages are mainly affected. APLLE aims to help combat the spread of the disease.

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  • Besoins fondamentaux de la région de l'Aftout, Mauritanie
    Le projet a possibilité une amélioration de les conditions de vie des populations de cette zone rurale, une de plus pauvre du pays. Il y a permit l´accès a l´eau et les services sanitaires et d´éducation de base et l´organisation communautaire.

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  • Réhabilitation d'une route pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire au Niger
    Grâce au soutien de la Commission Européenne, 119,4 km d'une route internationale du Niger a reçu un entretien. Plus d'un million de personnes bénéficieront de ce projet qui a permis l'augmentation des opportunités d’emploi et de revenus.

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  • 8th EDF Micro Projects Programme (MPP)
    The Micro Projects Programme in Uganda has achieved improved access to healthcare, primary education and water-sanitation facilities in poor rural areas. This community-led project has generated many employment opportunities and boosted rural economy

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  • Improving water facilities in Uganda
    In 2001 the EU supported the renovation of Mubende's (Uganda) water supply system dating from 1925. The increased, easier and affordable access to safe water contributed to reducing poverty levels and improving the quality of life in the area.

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  • Mauritian association for children and adults with mental disabilities
    The funding supports the vocational training and rehabilitation services for young adults with moderate to severe intellectual disability. The focus over the last 2 years is on the professional abd social integration of young disabled men and women.

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  • Management of marine resources to promote economic development in the Indian Ocean
    This is a regional programme for the sustainable management of the coastal zones of 7 countries of the Indian Ocean. It is an initiative of the Indian Ocean Commission, funded by the European Union for a total of €18 million.

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  • Renforcer durablement la production agricole des groupes vulnérables au Tchad
    Le projet vise à améliorer durablement la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales du Moyen Chari et du Mandoul au Sud du Tchad par des initiatives novatrices de production agricole.

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  • Giving land access to rural communities in Angola
    The Land Law of 2004 allows rural communities to entitle for land rights but this aspect of the law is not yet operational. This project supported the implementation of the land law in order to give a secure land access to rural communities.

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  • Assainissement de la ville de Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo
    Avec une population de plus de 10 millions d'habitants, la ville de Kinshasa ne dispose pas d'un service de gestion des déchets et ordures. L'UE a déboursé 22 millions d'euros pour le curage de canivaux et le ramassage des déchets et ordures.

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  • Appui aux populations affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire dans la Région des Savanes au Togo
    Le projet vise à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales affectées par la hausse des denrées alimentaires, ainsi que à favoriser la création de mécanismes de résilience permettant de faire face aux chocs externes.

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  • Amélioration de la productivité et de la rémunération juste du travail des petits producteurs au Togo
    L'objectif du projet est le renforcement de la sécurité et la souveraineté alimentaire moyennant l'amélioration de la productivité en céréales dans les 5 régions du pays et la rémunération juste du travail du petit producteur de céréales.

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  • Garantir la protection des jeunes en conflit avec la loi au Togo
    Le projet garantit la promotion et la protection d'au moins 2 500 jeunes en conflit avec la loi ou à risque de tomber dans la délinquance à Lomé et Atakpamé.

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  • Developing a community-based approach to HIV/AIDS in Cunene (Angola)
    The German and the Angolan Red Cross have joined the battle against AIDS prioritising the Cunene Province. The project and its services were unique in Cunene as it was the only project/organisation carrying out sensitisation as well as offering home

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  • Promotion du droit à l'éducation pour les enfants en situation de handicap dans la commune de Dapaong

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  • Tsumkwe Energy in Namibia
    The project intends to facilitate a reliable provision of electricity through a solar-diesel hybrid energy source, to the San community in Tsumkwe, with the cooperation of the community, regional council and companies.

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  • Breaking the silence on girls' and women's rights in Sierra Leone
    This project aims at strengthening Civil Society Organisations to become an effective force for the defence of human rights.

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  • Protected marine areas and fisheries in Sierra Leone
    Fisheries are crucial for food security, livelihoods and government revenue in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The project is drawing on community-based surveillance to tackle industrial and local illegal and unsustainable fishing.

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  • Programme de Relance durable de la filière coton en Côte d’Ivoire
    L'Union européenne soutient la relance économique en Côte d'Ivoire à travers le programme d'appui à la filière coton qui aborde des problèmes structurels et organisationnels du secteur pour une relance durable.

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  • Renforcer la société civile congolaise en améliorant sa visibilité dans les médias et sa crédibilité
    Promouvoir le rôle des médias et de la société civile en République du Congo

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  • Improving forest management and livelihoods of the rural poor in the insular Caribbean
    The overall objective is to maximise the contribution of sustainable forest management to the rural poor in the insular Caribbean by building capacity for institutional arrangements, which optimise the socio-economic contribution of forest resources.

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  • Improving environmental management in Tanzania
    Coastal communities in Rufiji, Mafia and Kilwa districts increase their income through participatory and equitable use and protection of their natural resources.

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  • Peace and Security in Africa
    The European Union and the African Union (AU) concluded a financing agreement of € 300 million on the African Peace Facility (APF) at the margin of the 12th AU Summit. The peace facility is a major financing instrument of the joint Africa-EU strategy

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  • Building community roles and incentives in ecosystem conservation and management, Tanzania
    This project helps ensure key African ecosystems provide lasting conservation and livelihood benefits by strengthening policy and practice and the role of local communities in ecosystem management.

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