Following talks on 15 October 2012 with President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, Minister-President Peeters has set aside EUR 1,170,000 for Doctors Without Borders and EUR 1,178,829 for the International Centre for Reproductive Health in Mozambique. Flanders is thus spending a total of EUR 2.35 million on projects in Mozambique, one of the three Flemish partner countries in development cooperation.
FICA IN BRIEF
Flemish development cooperation is committed to achieving the United Nations millennium development goals. The signatories aim to eradicate poverty by 2015. These goals are implemented in different projects. The Flemish International Cooperation Agency (FICA) supports projects related to agriculture/food security (MDG 1), healthcare and HIV/AIDS (MDG 4 and MDG 6), and sustainable entrepreneurship (MDG 7). FICA also contributes to the strengthening of Flemish support for development cooperation, and to the development of international solidarity and to trade-related assistance (MDG 8).
FICA is active in Southern Africa. Its partner countries are South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi. FICA works not only with local authorities, but also with indirect actors such as NGOs, research institutes and multilateral organizations including UNAIDS and the World Health Organization, in order to achieve the millennium development goals. FICA also provides financial support for emergency aid programmes. These programmes are implemented by experienced aid organizations whenever humanitarian or natural disasters occur somewhere in the world.