Voice is a new innovative grant facility that supports the most marginalized and discriminated people in ten low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa and Asia. It aims to amplify and connect thus far unheard voices in efforts to leave no one behind.
Voice is an initiative of and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands as part of their overall policy framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ and is executed by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos.
Other programmes under this policy framework are the Strategic Partnerships on Dialogue and Dissent and the Accountability Fund. The Ministry has a long tradition of supporting civil society organizations operating in low- and middle-income countries. The Ministry has a representative on the Advisory Board, which provides overall strategic guidance to the Consortium.