Direct Aid Program
The Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program managed through our network of overseas posts. The DAP is designed to support local communities in developing countries through projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.
DAP projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women's empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.
Who can apply for DAP funds?
Funding is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in countries that are eligible for official development assistance.
How to apply for DAP funds?
The Australian Embassy in Madrid coordinates the DAP for Equatorial Guinea. Please contact the Embassy if you are interested in applying for funding through the DAP.
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DAP projects in Equatorial Guinea
2017-2018: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Currently in progress, this project will provide the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) with equipment and scientific and community training to assist in increasing awareness and understanding of infectious health concerns. It will provide tools to develop training workshops aimed at students and academics on water and soil analysis, and establish a community training program to raise awareness amongst women and youth on environmental sanitation and the transmission of infections through water.
2017-2018: Desarrollo 2000
Currently in progress, this project aims at achieving socio-economic development by reducing reliance on food imports. Contributing to a successful existing agribusiness project in Kuche, this project is aimed at increasing output from cultivated land while also providing training to agricultural college students from the Escuela de Capacitación Agraria de Bata.
2016-2017: Fundación Madreselva
This project provided teachers with training and equipment for classrooms in Malabo to help improve the country’s education system. More information about this project can be found at the website of Fundación Madreselva.
2015-2016: Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Enfermería (FUNDEN)
The project helped improve health services for Equatoguineans in a tangible, practical way by providing surgical equipment to the Malabo Regional Hospital. More information about this project can be found at the website of FUDEN.
2014-2015: Fundación de Religiosos para la Salud (FRS)
The project provided pre-natal equipment to community health centres in several locations through Equatorial Guinea. More information about this project can be found at the website of FRS.