In New Zealand, a call for innovative global development partnerships

Flag of New Zealand. Photo by: Nick Kean / CC BY

In Fiji, the Salvation Army hopes to improve disaster resilience, while the International Needs New Zealand aims to empower single mothers living in informal settlements. Both projects have won funding under round one of the New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund.

Two more grant cycles are in the offing this year under the fund, which “seeks to use specialist skills from New Zealand and encourages partnerships that will achieve sustainable and tangible development results in developing countries.” Round two applications must be received by April 24 and round three applications tentatively by Sept.27.

Interested applicants — all of which must be New Zealand nongovernmental organizations  — can take a page out of the winning entrants’ book. According to the NZ government, the proposed projects that have secured grants demonstrate value for money, showcase new and innovative approaches, and promote partnerships with other NZ and in-country based partners, among others.

Click here for more information on how to apply to the New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund.

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  • Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.

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