Norad's Oil for Development program will hand out new grants to civil society in 12 countries. The deadline for applications is October 1st 2015.
Oil for Development will assist partner countries in managing oil and gas resources based on Norwegian experiences. The overall objective of the program is to reduce poverty through economic, environmental and socially responsible management of petroleum resources. The program was started in 2005. Norad is now calling funds for the period from 2016 to 2018.
Civil society has influence
Civil society is essential to influence and hold governments accountable. Norad therefore wants to support civil society in their work, as a step to reduce poverty.
Countries participating in the program for the period 2016-2018 are:
- Southern Sudan