HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 cc223-4W
Mr. Fitzpatrick

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what are the aims of the Nicaragua Land Resources Monitoring Project. [28645]

Clare Short

The aim of the Land Resources Monitoring Project is to establish a sustainable remote sensing capability in the national environment protection agency, Ministerio Nicaraguanse de Recursos y del Ambiente (MARENA), which will provide information on forose fire risk, fire events and forose condition.

Mr. Fitzpatrick

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list DFID's contribution to technical co-operation projects and to joint funding scheme projects in Nicaragua by individual project. [28644]

Clare Short

The information is in the table.

(i) Technical cooperation programme projects
Project DFID contribution
Land Resources Monitoring Project 513,000
(ii) Joint Funding Scheme projects (funding shared 50:50 between HMG/NGO)
Agency Project DFID contribution
CODA International Institutional Capacity Building Programme 260,950
Health Unlimited Community Health Care Programme 301,162
International Cooperation for Development Promoting Gender and Development with Women's and Mixed Organisations 306,782
MSI Developing Participative Programme Management Capacity 106,520
One World Action Community Health Care Programme 127,995
One World Action Support for Solidez 78,859
Y Care International Acahualinca Youth and Community Development 33,450
Y Care International Integrated Rural Community Development Programme 122,883

The table does not include Joint Funding Scheme projects being supported through the block grants provided to certain agencies, as information on these will not be available until mid 1998.

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