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Thursday, January 25, 2007

AusAid boosts funding for NGO's working on peace, youth and women's activities in SI

The Australian Government’s development agency, AusAID, has provided an additional 9-million dollars boost in funding for NGO’s working on peace, youth and women’s activities.

AusAID says the extra 9-million dollars funding means Australia’s three year funding of 30-million dollars for NGO's will continue for another 12 months.

AusAID’s Director General, Bruce Davis, has said during his recent visit that the aim of the NGO program is to help local NGO's deliver better services to the community focusing on peace training, youth and women’s activities.

Mr Davis said there is real value for the people of Solomon Islands in productive work by NGOs that supports peace, youth and women’s activities.

He said Australia has decided to extend the NGO program to ensure that communities continue to benefit from practical NGO activities.

Mr Davis said, churches and other community based organisations working with women and youth play an important role in community governance at the local level.

Source: SIBC

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