Scotland’s place as global citizen

| September 29, 2016

Scotland’s place as global citizen
Scotland will build upon partnerships with four countries to deliver a number of International Development works streams, Alasdair Allan announced today. The Minister for International Development told the annual NIDOS conference that Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda will form the Scottish Government’s sub-Saharan project base, and there will be a strong emphasis on education through scholarships in Pakistan. Following a public consultation the Minister announced that the Scottish Government will work with the partner countries to explore how Scotland can support some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Speaking at the NIDOS conference, Alasdair Allan said: “We held a wide, open and honest conversation through our consultation on our International Development Policy and were delighted with the responses we received. We said from the beginning that although we believed our budget was spread too thinly across seven countries, our historic and special relationship with Malawi would be preserved. We also wanted to be more focussed, targeted and transparent in order to make a real difference to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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