Grant programmes Norad grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and private sector development that work with partners in poor countries. Call for applications: Support to research institutions and organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa (Grant scheme 165.70) The main purpose of this call is to finance high quality research for development, based on local needs within thematic priority areas. Call for proposals 2017-2021: Supporting civil society in education Civil society organizations working in the field of education are invited to submit project proposal for initiatives in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali. The Norwegian Climate and Forest funding to civil society Norad has supported civil society organisations contributing to REDD+ since 2009. Grant Schemes for International Organisations and Networks The overall purpose of Norad’s support to international organisations and network is to ensure their ability to influence national, regional and international decision-makers. NORHED NORHED is the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development. EnPe The EnPe 2013-2019 programme is an independent supplement to Norad's NORHED-programme, within the fields of energy and petroleum. Private Sector Development, Job Creation, Technical and Vocational Education and Training Norad has three funding schemes to support private sector development and Technical and Vocational Education and Training in development countries. Civil society in the Oil for Development Programme The support for civil society will contribute to the Oil for Development Programme’s third outcome that partner countries authorities are held accountable. Women, Peace and Security Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of Security Council resolution 1325 - Women, Peace and Security in a three-year period (2015 – 2017). Rights of minorities of faith and belief The objective of this funding scheme is strengthening the rights of minorities of faith and belief, and countering discrimination based on faith or belief.