The Cyprus Planning Bureau is the administrator of the country’s development cooperation through CyprusAid.
The aid program in Cyprus began in 2005. Cyprus does not currently have a mechanism for project implementation on the ground. Thus it implements its projects of bilateral development in collaboration other European development agencies, and with international organizations (i.e., mainly the United Nations agencies).
Program areas at CyprusAid include infrastructure development and environment (i.e., climate change, dams, sewage systems, irrigation systems, forest management, solar energy, etc.) — among others.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
International Scholarships. CyprusAid funds scholarships for academic studies in Cyprus through the Technical Assistance Scheme. The funding supports degree programs as well as short-term training in subject areas that include tourism, forestry, and others.
Note: The program is temporarily suspended at the time of this update.
About international scholarships (Technical Assistance)
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
CyprusAid identifies partner countries eligible for development assistance, which are not the same as partner countries eligible for international scholarships (technical assistance). Below we list partner countries for international scholarships.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Indonesia
South Asia: Bangladesh, Pakistan
Eurasia and Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Eastern Europe and Russia: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova
Sub-Saharan Africa: Gambia, Sudan
The information about CyprusAid is available in Greek and English.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides contact information for the diplomatic missions of Cyprus around the world.
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