Japan Provides Assistance to Y21F [Archives:1999/05/Local News]

February 1 1999

The Government of Japan extended a grant of US$ 26,418 to the Yemen 21 Forum for the execution of its project for improvement of NGO capacity in Yemen. The grant comes in the framework of Japan’s assistance for grassroots projects which is aimed at supporting small-scale community-based projects.
Agreement to this effect was signed on January 25th, 1999, by Professor Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf, Founder of Yemen 21 Forum, and Mr. Masataka Ishida, Charge’ d’Affairs of the Japanese Embassy in Sana’a.
With this grant, together with donations from Yemen Times, the German and UK embassies, the Yemen 21 Forum has been properly equipped to provide logistical support to local NGOs, including temporary office space and meeting areas.
It is worth mentioning that the Yemen 21 Forum was a recently established NGO with the aim of helping Yemen move into the 21st century by improving the capacities of NGOs. Its operations will start next week.