The APA Small Grants Project has recently completed its 7th cycle of funding and with its completion, comes some interesting lessons learnt, some new challenges identified and offers a valuable insight into what translating the ICPD Agenda into country level programs in 2009 means in the Asia Pacific Region. The APA Small Grants program is one of the major components of the core work of the Asia Pacific Alliance and has operated as such since APAs inception in 1999. The grants program is supported by funds provided by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and each country is provided with USD 25,000 to carry out activities that support APAs core objectives.
As with all of us who are trying to achieve something, change something, motivation comes from somewhere deep, a personal experience that provides us with the fire to keep on going even when the obstacles seem insurmountable.
Read the Countdown 2015 Europe publication “Funding for Reproductive Health Supplies: An Analysis of Official Development Assistance from European Donors.”
APA members will strengthen efforts to raise awareness on the neglected needs and to adequately address them by campaigning to finish the ICPD agenda on family planning, HIV and AIDS and environmental issues by 2015.