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Danida Market Development Partnerships

Danida Market Development Partnerships - The 2019 application round.

The 2019 application round for support under the Danida Market Development Partnerships programme (DMDP) is now completed.

Eight partnership consortia have been selected to receive support for projects that will spur local growth and create more and better jobs and income opportunities through inclusive and commercially sustainable business concepts. Grants are given to not-for-profit administrative partners, whereas participating companies pay their own expenses as well as possible investments related to the partnership projects and the inherent business case.

The eight partnership consortia will now work on developing more detailed project proposals. The development process extends over a period of four to six months, where the consortia will receive guidance and support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including the relevant embassies.

Key partners in the eight partnership consortia and their projects are:

  • Mennonite Economic Development Associates of Canada with AAK A/S and partners. Project: Promote a Sustainable Business Model for Women Shea Collectors in Nigeria.
  • GAIN with Arla Food Ingredients and partners. Project: Promoting Economic Growth and Nutrition through Fruit Processing in Ethiopia.
  • Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre with African Coffee Roasters. Project: Traceable Organic Coffee from Kenya.
  • Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) with Orana A/S and partners. Project: Spurring job creation in Kenya by enhancing competitiveness of the banana sub-sector.
  • iDE - International Development Enterprises (UK) with Plastic Bank. Project: Creating a Sustainable Circular Economy for Plastic Waste in Vietnam.
  • DanChurchAid with INGEMANN A/S AF 1989 and partners. Project: Agri-Tech Solutions for Climate Resilience and Financial Inclusion of Smallholders in Kenya.
  • WWF Verdensnaturfonden with M-PAYG ApS. Project: Solar cooling for reduced food loss, job and income opportunities among smallholders in Kenya.
  • ActionAid Denmark with I Like Local. Project: Scaling economic opportunities for youth and women in Kenya through platform technology in tourism.

The point of departure for a partnership project is an innovative business idea driven by one or more businesses that conduct responsible business. The business idea must support local development and contribute to promoting SDG 8 (local economic growth and employment). This is achieved by combining knowledge, solutions and resources from companies, civil society organisations, business organisations, public authorities, and non-commercial partners. This creates more transformative development results and viable business.

Read more here.

Please address any questions regarding DMDP to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Department for Green Diplomacy (gdi@um.dk).