|Japan supports grassroots level projects
Japan supports grassroots level projects
The Japanese government offers a financial assistance scheme for development projects designed to meet the diverse needs of developing countries, reports UNB.
Known as Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP), this scheme supports projects proposed by such bodies as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local government authorities.
The GGHSP has acquired an excellent reputation for providing flexible and timely support to development projects at the grassroots level.
The GGHSP mainly targets areas that aim to improve Basic Human Needs (BHN) such as projects that are highly beneficial at the grassroots level and those that require timely support on humanitarian ground, said a release of Japan Embassy in Dhaka.
This scheme has distinguished features as the Embassy of Japan is directly donating to the local NGOs. Government of Japan and the local NGOs will collaboratively carry on the projects.
GGHSP began its operation in 1989 and has been contributing to social development at the grassroots level.
In Bangladesh, a total number of 162 projects in the field of primary school, vocational training centre, hospital etc. have already received the grant amounting to US$ 12 million (approximately Tk 87.6 crore) by last year.
This year, the government of Japan is expecting to fund 7 projects of Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.