The Sub Saharan Africa Development Programme is focussed on the countries of Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia with a block grant of £1.33 million per country over three years starting in 2012/13 leading to a total allocation of £4 million. Funding has been provided for work addressing the priority areas of food security, renewable energy, climate change and water in Zambia, Rwanda and Tanzania. The Scottish Government does not work directly with the governments of these countries, but has awarded grants to organisations, or consortium, with experience and established partnerships with the relevant country. All projects contribute to the achievement of Millennium development Goals and will be delivered in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
The following programmes have been awarded funding for the period 2012-15:
- Food security for Tanzanian Farmers run by Oxfam Scotland will help farmers in Tanzania to adapt to the effects of climate change.
- The Kulima programme run by the Scottish Catholic Aid Fund will support small-scale farmers in Zambia.
- A Tearfund Scotland project that will work with communities in Rwanda to enable them to address their issues relating to food security, water and sanitation and climate change mitigation.
More details about the programmes which are receiving current funding are available here. In addition, details are available about a number of programmes that the Scottish Government previously supported in Sub Saharan Africa between 2008 and 2012.
All programmes are required every year to complete separate Mid Year Report and End of Year Reports throughout the period that the project runs. In addition, they are also required to submit an End of Programme report once the programme has come to an end.
All applications for funding rounds are independently assessed. IOD Parc, the consultancy company that assessed the 2012 Sub Saharan Africa funding round has recently written a report highlighting the lessons learned and the statistics for how many organisations applied for funding.