CzechRepublic-Czech Development Agency
Grants to Czech nonprofit organizations for international development projects, and fellowships and scholarships to students in developing countries for university studies in the Czech Republic
Principal Office: Czech Republic
The Czech Development Agency (CDA) was established in 2008 as part of the strategic and organizational changes being introduced in the Czech Republic’s framework of development assistance. The CDA primarily focuses on the design and implementation of bilateral development.
The aim of the Czech Republic is in line with the international community to reduce poverty in the developing world. Themes at CDA include agricultural development and training; land and water management; water supply and sanitation; waste management; and pollution remediation (among others).
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — Czech Civil Society and Local Governments. The CDA offers competitive grants to Czech civil society organizations and Czech local governments for collaborative projects in developing countries. Eligibility extends to Czech development NGOs, academic institutions, and county and municipal governments.
APPLICATION: CDA’s website posts calls for proposals. Each call includes objectives, eligibility criteria, grant size, program size, an application form, and calendar deadline. Note: The information is available in Czech only.
2 — Fellowships and Scholarships, Developing Countries. The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports administers a program of international fellowships and scholarships for study at Czech universities. The study areas include agriculture and natural resources.
APPLICATION: Applications are made through the Czech embassy in the applicant’s country. There is an annual application deadline.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The bilateral development assistance of the Czech Republic defines program countries, project countries, and other countries.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Cambodia
Eurasia and Central Asia: Georgia
Eastern Europe and Russia: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine
Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Zambia
CDA’s website is available in Czech and partially in English.
CDA provides contact information.
FoRS is the name of the Czech Forum for Development Cooperation. Its website describes the platform’s purpose, history, members, and activities.