New funding mechanism to help combat poverty

Through the new funding mechanism Visjon2030 there will be a call for innovation projects in education and health aiming to help combat poverty, and a call on formative dialogue reseach to follow the innovation projects from start to end. Welcome to an information meeting 21 June.

Illustration photo. Haydom Hospital, Tanzania

The primary objective of the Visjon2030 initiative is to contribute to poverty reduction in countries receiving development aid from Norway, by further developing and scaling up innovative solutions that promote achievement of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals for education and health (for each sector individually or in combination). 

The Visjon2030-initiative was launched in autumn 2014 by the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was a national brainstorming effort to foster innovative Norwegian solutions that can promote achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals for education and health.

Norad is responsible for the funding mechanism, with The Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway as important partners in distributing the funds.


Deadline 7 September

There was a call for project outlines in December 2015 to February 2016, to allocate funds to the different funding partners. 125 project outlines were submitted, and they have contributed to identify the thematic areas for the forthcoming calls.


This call will allot approximately 50 million NOK to innovation projects and approximately 10 million NOK to formative dialogue research -


Information meeting 21 June

Everyone with interest in this call is invited to an information meeting about the call, at the Research Council 21 June.

More information and registration


Identified priorities of Visjon2030


The identified goals for the calls are:

  1. Increased enrolment/reduction in dropout/improved learning outcomes in primary, lower- and/or upper secondary school;
  2. Increased job creation and lifelong learning through digital access. The goal is divided into two sub goals
  1. Improved internet access for schools, health clinics and individual households in marginalized areas
  2. Youth and women acquire job relevant skills, with an emphasis on digital skills and entrepreneurship

3. Improved health of women, children and especially youth.


This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Norwegian companies, groups of companies, industry organisations, research institutions, foundations and NGOs,


It is not compulsory to have submitted a project outline, as long as the application is according to the themes outlined in the application.

The planned call


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