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Programmes and projects

The Programme and Project Orientation (PPO) for 2012 is an extract taken from Danida’s Programme and Project Database. The Programme and Project Orientation is an overview of all the bilateral and multilateral activities that were approved, in progress or completed in 2012.

The strategy for Denmark’s development cooperation, “The Right to Better Life”, has four priority areas: human rights and democracy; green growth; stability and protection; and social progress. The cases below provide examples of Danish initiatives within the four areas.

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    When South Sudan achieved independence in July 2011 after decades of civil war, Denmark moved in quickly with a comprehensive development and stabilisation programme.
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    The project “Women’s Political Participation in Jordan” aims to strengthen women’s involvement and active political participation at local and national level in Jordan, with particular focus on building their capacity to defend their own rights and securing improved conditions.
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    Denmark supports the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)’s work to eradicate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). More than 120 million women have suffered FGM/C in Africa and Yemen, where the practice is primarily documented.
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    The Harapan Rainforest Project is supported by Danida through the Special Climate Change Fund’s Fast-Start Finance. The project aims to protect and restore approx. 100,000 hectares (an area twice the size of the Danish island of Bornholm) of rainforest in Sumatra in Indonesia – one of the most richly biodiverse and also one of the most endangered forest habitats in the world.