ODW Finland’s Development cooperation programme 2018–2021
Operation A Day´s Work Finland’s aim is to encourage young people in Finland and developing countries to build a fair and sustainable world.
The objective of ODW Finland’s development cooperation programme is to promote youth rights and the participation of young people in society as well as active citizenship in Finland and the countries involved in the programme. During the programme period 2018–2021, ODW Finland will operate in Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Zambia. The common objective of all programme partners is to empower young people, promote youth participation in society and defend youth rights. Direct support to non-governmental organizations in developing countries strengthens the local civil society and increases the space for civil society actors to participate in decision making that affects them.
Global citizenship education and development communications are also key elements of the ODW Finland’s development cooperation programme. The programme aims to increase the capabilities of Finnish youth to take action in the global framework, and to promote solidarity. In Finland, global citizenship education and development communications are being carried out nationally and both in Finnish and Swedish.
The development cooperation programme 2018–2021 describes more specifically the principals and goals of ODW Finland’s activities. Programme is funded with both programme support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and with funds from Finnish student´s and school children´s Operation A Day´s work (Taksvärkki) collection.