Support to the Secretariat of the voluntary association of conflict affected countries g7+
Development cooperation , 25.03.2021

Support to the Secretariat of the voluntary association of conflict affected countries g7+

Description

Contribution of 250 000 euros to the Secretariat of g7+ to support the implementation of its Work Plan in 2021 (especially Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation). g7+ is a voluntary association of countries that are or have been affected by conflict and are now in transition to the next stage of development.The group is currently comprised of 20 countries from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. g7+ was formed in response to a gap identified by conflict-affected states in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals. The main objectives of g7+ are 1) to implement the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States -principles; 2) to shape policy on and advocate for reforms to the way development partners engage in countries affected by conflict and fragility; 3) peer learning and cooperation among g7+ member countries; 4) to strenghten g7+ as a platform to advocate peace and statebuilding in countries affected by conflict and fragility and to strenghten g7+ as an organisation; and 5) to implement the Agenda 2030 in fragile states. The strategic priorities of g7+ in 2019-2021 are 1) advocacy to promote g7+ mission and create policy impact; 2) strengthen peer learning under Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation; and 3) strengthening g7+. The fragile-to-Fragile (F2F) cooperation among the member countries is one of the main activities of the g7+. The purpose of F2F cooperation is for member countries to support each other through exchanging experiences and resources in implementing the New Deal, supporting member countries during times of acute crises and peer learning in areas such as peace and reconciliation, public finance and natural resource management. The annual budget of g7+ is approximately 3 million USD. g7+ works with fragile states whose support in a comprehensive manner is one of the conclusions of Finland´s Development Policy Results Report 2018. In addition, support to g7+ is well in line with Finland´s activities and objectives in mediation. Finland's current Government Programme states that in Finland’s foreign policy, a stronger priority will be placed on conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding. The cooperation with g7+ also contributes to Finland's aim to increase partnerships with African countries as stated in the Government Programme because 12 of g7+ member states are African countries. The covid-19 pandemia has highlighted the need to build resilience in fragile states which is one of the objectives of g7+.

Funding decision  25.03.2021

250 000 €

Target region

Developing countries

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Security system management and reform 70%
  • Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 30%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Funding channel

G7+

Contact

keo-10

Code for the object of funding

89892999

ID

UHA2020-003865

Modified

05.05.2021