Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) has implemented 447 projects and programs in 240 soums of 21 aimags of Mongolia with funding of CAD 6.6 million during the 20 years of its operation in Mongolia. Ambassador of Canada to Mongolia Ed Jager highlighted this achievement of the Canada Fund during the anniversary celebration ceremony held on February 15.
The CFLI is carrying out 11 projects in Ulaanbaatar, Dornod, Dundgobi, Uvurkhangai and Khentii aimags, with grant assistance of CAD 183 thousand between 2016 and 2017. The projects aimed at poverty and air pollution reduction and capacity building for women and girls include a number of projects such as setting up a library for patients at the National Cancer Center, establishing a sewing workshop for women living around the Ulaanchuluut landfill site of Ulaanbaatar city, and donating heat conserving devices to Ger district families of Songhino-Khairkhan district.
During the ceremony, the Canadian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar and the CFLI gave advice to civil society and NGOs on how to be involved in the program and on project proposal writing.
The CFLI provides grants annually to projects targeted to the improvement of the quality of people’s life, as well as cultural, social and economic development. “-Selection process of projects submitted for the program will be held from June to September this year. Applications of projects with short-term or a term of four months to one year are invited" said S.Munkhzul, an official from the Canadian Embassy.
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives program was launched in Mongolia in 1997. As of now, the program has involved over 260 thousand children, 66 thousand women, 26 thousand families and 3300 youths of Mongolia.