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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: The Education for Justice (E4J) Grants Programme for Higher Education Institutions of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has selected the Centre for Law in Action in the Law Faculty of Mandela University to be awarded a major United Nations Grant.

This grant will be used for implementing activities to strengthen the role of higher education institutions in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, particular SDG 16, in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and the Seychelles.

According to the UNODC, a “total, 227 applications from universities and other higher education institutions from 69 countries from all regions of the world were received, 54 universities from 29 countries were invited for Round Two. While in total eight universities were originally selected, only four of these universities are able to implement activities in a sustainable and convincing way in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy that we can move this grants programme forward particularly knowing the impact COVID-19 has on higher education institutions around the world.”

The four awarded universities and the topics of their proposals cover the entire range of E4J thematic areas and geographical regions. To strengthen this network they will be convening a virtual launch event of the E4J Grants Programme at the end of October/early November 2020 where the four universities will be able to present their programme and get to know the other awarded institutions.

A Kenyan delegation at a recent training session offered by FishForce on the prevention of corruption.

Contact information
Mr Michael de Lange
Chief Operating Officer FishFORCE
Tel: 0415044961