Danish-Arab Partnership Programme
Help to strengthen good governance and ensure economic opportunities, especially for young people and women in the region.
The Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP) is Denmark's collaboration project with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focusing on reform and democratization. The programme strengthens dialogue, partnerships and mutual understanding between Denmark and the MENA region. The Danish government launched the programme in 2003 to support the reform and democratization processes in the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA region), and simultaneously strengthen the dialogue with the Arab world through the Danish-Arab partnerships. The starting point was the development goals which UNDP's Arab Human Development Report from 2002 had identified as crucial to the region's development. The initiative has since been at the center of Danish foreign policy concerning the relationship with the MENA region.
Through DAPP (the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme), Denmark has supported dialogue and reform since 2003, aiming to promote popular participation and financial opportunities in Egypt. Through partnerships between Danish and Egyptian civil society organisations, the public authorities and industry, DAPP has supported human rights, religious dialogue, political participation for young people and women, access to the labour market and independent media
Via DAPP, Denmark supports the reform and democratisation process to promote long-term stability and growth in Jordan. Since 2005 DAPP has worked in partnership with public authorities, civil society and industry in Jordan, including by supporting the development of fair legal systems, the participation of young people in political and the economic affairs, promotion of women’s rights and access to the labour market as well as supporting independent, in-depth journalism. Together with the Danish organisation Danmission, DAPP has promoted the use of interreligious and intercultural dialogue among young people and religious leaders to strengthen coexistence and diversity and to prevent extremism.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Egypt - Jordan