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									        NORWEGIAN AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
                               (NORAD)
                    Persons of contact: Marit Vedeld
                             P.O. Box 8034
                       Oslo Dep. N-0033, Norway
                         Tel.: +47 22 24 20 30
                         Fax: +47 22 24 20 31
                     E-mail: marit.vedeld@norad.no

Statement

“The purpose of Norwegian development cooperation and NORAD is to contribute
towards lasting improvements in economic, social and political conditions for the
populations of developing countries, with particular emphasis on ensuring that
development aid benefits the poorest people.”

NORAD's activities are based on five main goals of Norwegian development
cooperation, with priorities given to supporting the development of education,
particularly in Africa.

Types of assistance offered      Direct funding;
                                 Technical Assistance;
                                 Institutional linkages;
                                 Material assistance (e.g., books, equipment, etc.);
                                 Studies / research.

Channels of provision            Assistance is provided only through partnerships with
                                 donor country institutions and cooperation
                                 agreements with national ministries.

Types of eligible institutions   Universities;
                                 Technical colleges;
                                 Research centers or institutes.

Thematic assistance priorities   NORAD does not give priority to any particular
                                 thematic concerns.

Target beneficiaries             Women;
                                 Teachers / academic staff;
                                 Researchers.




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Geographical restrictions          Assistance is restricted to Sub-Saharan African
                                   Countries, mostly anglophone, and to South Asia.

Written policy document            NORAD has a written policy document for public
for public reference               reference entitled “Strategy for strengthening
                                   research and higher education in the context of
                                   Norway’s relations with developing countries” and
                                   published by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign
                                   Affairs, June 1999.

General procedures                 Assistance can be requested through the
for requesting                     relevant Norwegian Embassy for State to State
Assistance                         cooperation, and through the Norwegian University
                                   Council in Bergen for university links.

Required information               Requests should be presented within an overall plan
or documentation                   for the academic development of the concerned
                                   institution and backed by the leadership of the given
                                   institution.

Duration of review process         This varies a lot depending on the capacity of the
                                   requesting institution; it usually takes several months
                                   for a successful request to be recommended for
                                   approval and a decision made.

For support requests               The Norwegian University Council, NUFU/SIU
and submission of requests         N-5020 Bergen
contact                            Norway.

                                   Norwegian Embassies in relevant countries.

Particular deadlines or            There is an annual deadline of May/June.
cut-off dates for the submission
of requests for assistance

For more information on NORAD please visit its website at:




                       http://www.norad.no/english/index.html




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