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Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language

PortugalGrants for Portuguese development NGOs — and scholarships for individuals in Portuguese-speaking developing countries — in subjects of sustainable development

Principal Office: Portugal

Within Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language (O Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I. P.) administers Portugal’s development cooperation. Development cooperation focuses on the Portuguese-speaking developing countries other than Brazil.

Programs of bilateral aid emphasize governance, education, health, and sustainable development. Under the theme of sustainable development, Portugal funds projects in agriculture, natural resources, and water and sanitation.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Co-Financing of Portuguese Civil Society for Development Cooperation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports Portuguese development NGOs which have legal status, and which meet other specified criteria. .

About support for Portuguese NGOs

APPLICATION: Portuguese civil society organizations register with Camões IP to be eligible.  Camões IP calls for proposals from these registered organizations.

Link to calls for proposals

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Portugal’s priority partners for bilateral development cooperation are indicated below.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Timor-Leste

Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Principe

Note: Grant-funded Portuguese NGOs engage in countries in addition to those listed above.

Comments

The website of Camões IP is available in Portuguese and English.

Camões IP is a new and evolving organizational structure (established in 2012) to integrate Portugal’s development cooperation with the country’s international programs in education, culture, and Portuguese language.

Camões IP offers contact information at the country level.  This may be particularly important in the countries of bilateral cooperation.

The Portuguese Platform of Non-Governmental Organizations is an umbrella organization of more than 50 Portuguese NGOs engaged in development activity. The platform offers a directory of its members, news, and online access to documents.

Last Profile Review

November 2017

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