18th May 2015 The launching of the Restrictive Call of Proposals for the Non State Actors Component of the 10th European Development Fund, was conducted on the 14th May, 2015, 12:30pm at the FWC Moulton Hall. This Call of Proposals is a financing agreement between the Government of Tonga and European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme Reference No. TCFIIPE1/01/2015-2016
Hon. ‘Aisake Value Eke, Minister of Finance and National Planning, who is also the National Authorising Officer(NAO), graced the special event along with the Honary Consuls of Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands, the EU delegation from Suva, CEO, MoFNP and Government Ministries, representatives from the Non State Actors, Civil Society and Private Sector Businesses.
The Grants size amount for this second round of call of proposals is 162,000 EURO and the global objective is to build capacity of Non State Actors to actively participate in the development of the country, in relation to EU areas of interest which are economic development and trade, public finance management, energy and gender policies. The Call of Proposals are specifically focused to support 2 LOTs ; Lot 1 for the Non State Actors of with Grant size amount of 82,000 EURO and Lot 2 for Private Sector Development with 80,000 EURO.
Following the launch, an information session of the Guidelines of the Call of Proposals was carried out specifically for the Non State actors participants who were invited. Another information session was held on Friday 15th May, 2015 for the Private Sector and these both sessions were facilitated by the NAO technical support team help desk contracted with the Ministry of Finance and National Planning.
The European Union has had invested millions to Tonga for many years now, this including budget support, infrastructural projects to Vava’u, and many others. The Ministry of Finance and National Planning acknowledges the continuous support of the European Union.
Issued by: Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 2015. Phone: +676 23066 Fax: +676 24040 Website: http://www.finance.gov.to Address: P.O. Box 87, Vuna Road, Nuku’alofa, TONGA