Farmers in Cambodia.
Chhor Sokunthea / World Bank

Work in the South

Due to the decision of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Kepa has closed its country offices in Tanzania and Mozambique.
Kepa implemented one global programme for decades which meant that all activities in the global South fell under the same strategic objectives than in Finland. However, the focus of our work in the South is slightly different. Our main goal is to strenghten local civil society through partnerships and other activities took place in Tanzania and in Mozambique where Kepa had presence until June 2018.

Supporting change-making advocacy

We believe that sustainable structural changes are achieved through political decision making. For this reason we have chosen to direct our support to advocacy CSOs in the South working on the same themes that Kepa does in Finland.

We have currently 10 partners in the South, four Mozambique, four in Tanzania, one in Cambodia and one in Nicaragua. Support is given to partners' own plans and chosen strategies which may involve for example direct lobbying, campaigning or media work.

Through working together with our partners we also receive valuable information and insight that supports Kepa's advocacy in Finland.

See our services in the South.

Building capacity and producing information

Kepa brings CSOs together in different events such as workshops and seminars, aiming to support CSO advocacy and facilitate information sharing and networking that creates space for civil society actors to jointly learn from each other.

Policy analysis on Kepa's main themes is part of our work in the South. The themes are economic justice, climate justice, development financing and enabling environment for civil society,

We are also actively in contact with many of our members partners to learn from them and to gain knowledge that helps us to provide links and information to wider group of CSOs in our operating countries in the South as well as for our member organisations in Finland.

Follow our blog and news to keep on track of topical policy issues and state of civil society in Tanzania and in Mozambique.