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Danish development activities in Africa are aimed at preventing and fighting inequality and poverty, conflict, fragility, displacement and irregular migration and on strengthening resilience to climate change. 

Students under a tree. Nursery School Rescue Foundation Centre, Kenya. Photo: Jørgen Schytte

Denmark has been involved in development cooperation with African countries for more than 50 years. Denmark is one of the few countries in the world that meets the UN target with the aim of contributing 0.7 percent of GNI to development assistance. 

The strategy for Denmark’s development cooperation ‘The World We Share’ sets the direction for the Danish development activities in Africa. The strategy was adopted in June 2021 by a broad political majority in the Danish Parliament and is valid until July 2025. Read more about the strategy here.

Danish development cooperation is carried out with our African partner countries, multilateral organizations as well as the EU and other EU member states.

Our bilateral partnerships with African countries can be found here.

Read more about the results of the development cooperation here.

In addition to our bilateral and multilateral development cooperation, Denmark have strategic partnerships with Danish civil society organizations. Read more about this here.