The UNDP initiative Action for Co-operation and Trust (ACT) places emphasis on the ideas and concerns of Cypriots themselves. From this perspective UNDP-ACT has established a mechanism for receiving proposals from Cypriot organizations and reviewing these through Programme Steering Committees for both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.
UNDP-ACT has three inter-related priority areas of work, which will determine the type of projects that it supports. These are:
- Improve opportunities for formal and informal education which promote learning to build a multi-cultural society based on justice, tolerance and mutual respect;
- Strengthen the role of civil society as a key actor in deepening citizen dialogue and participation in decisions affecting the country’s future; and
- Help to build partnerships for sustainable development and corporate social responsibility wherein Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot professionals can work together with partners in civil society to protect the island’s environmental and cultural assets and resources.
How can interested organisations get involved with UNDP-ACT?
Organisations interested in working with UNDP-ACT are advised to monitor this website and the media for announcements of Calls for Proposals (CFPs). CFPs are designed by UNDP-ACT in line with one or more of the priority areas mentioned above and in consultation with the members of the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot Steering Committees. Each CFP is designed to solicit project proposals which fit within UNDP-ACT’s strategic vision and which support its three priority areas.
UNDP-ACT implements a non-disclosure policy regarding the content and nature of the proposals submitted to it by external parties. Proposals received by UNDP-ACT will be treated with the strictest discretion at all times.