Updated Jul 23, 2020

2020 INGO Call for Proposals: Humanitarian Mine Action

Offered by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) announces a Call for Proposals for International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) concerning support in the field of humanitarian mine action for the period of 2021 - 2025.

Finland’s humanitarian mine action employs a comprehensive approach that contributes to wider efforts to promote global security, stability and development. Fragile states and fragile contexts are the focus of Finland’s humanitarian mine action efforts. The goal is to support and strengthen long-term security and development in the supported areas. Supporting local communities through partnerships and employment, promotion of gender equality and a human rights based approach are essential in Finland’s approach.

Humanitarian mine action comprises five pillars: mine clearance, mine risk education, victim assistance, stockpile destruction and advocacy. In addition to these five pillars, local capacity building is important. Finland’s comprehensive approach to mine action emphasises the importance of context specific analysis and combining several pillars of action in accordance with the needs at hand.

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Aug 09, 2020Deadline
$2,303,130 - $5,757,825Amount
12-60 Months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryAfghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria and Somalia
Focus AreasRule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Gender Equity (Gender)

To be eligible for INGO Support, the INGO has to be a non-profit organization that operates politically and administratively independently from governments. In addition, the INGO has to meet the following Minimum Requirements.

The INGO has to have:

  • at least three different nationalities represented in its governing structures;
  • operations in more than two countries;
  • been registered and/or legally competent for at least two years;
  • funding from at least one other source.

Other Requirements

Reporting RequirementsAn international non-governmental organisation (INGO) receiving Finnish Government development cooperation funds is required to report to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs about the progress of the programme or project and the use of funds. REQUIRED

Application Directions

The completed application form, the project plan and attachments must be sent to the following e-mail addresses: POL-20@formin.fi and kirjaamo.UM@formin.fi.


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