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Finance and funding

DiploFoundation is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2002 by the governments of Switzerland and Malta, and funded by a number of institutional partners and project-based activities. The organisation’s total income in 2019 was €1.9 million, with its largest donor being the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), accounting for 47% of the total income.

Through the years, Diplo has also cooperated with:

  • African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
  • Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
  • British Embassy Belgrade
  • Canton of Geneva
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • CUTS International
  • Department of International Relations
  • Emirates Diplomatic Academy
  • European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany
  • Ford Foundation
  • Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)
  • GSM Association (GSMA)
  • GSMA Capacity Building
  • IG Middle East North Africa
  • Instituto Matías Romero (IMR), Mexico
  • International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT)
  • International Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI)
  • International Organization of Francophonie (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  • Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD)
  • Maharat Foundation, Lebanon
  • Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies
  • Mexican Diplomatic Academy (Instituto Matias Romero)
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs of Malta
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Malta

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Annual reports

Diplo’s annual reports summarise the activities, accomplishments, and key areas of innovation from the previous calendar year. They provide an interesting synopsis of the organisation’s myriad programmes and initiatives, and offer an insight into its various partnerships and cooperations. The reports are a signpost to what Diplo plans to achieve in the short- and longer-term.

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