Forging partnerships and facilitating collaborations are the cornerstones of the FLICT approach and this is why we view our growing network of partners as our strongest asset.
Since our inception we have received its core mandate and funding from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
We have always functioned in collaboration with a State structure, as a political counterpart in the country of operation. At present, this role is held by the Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages (former Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration / Ministry of National Dialogue) in Sri Lanka, with whom we have entered in to an implementation agreement.
Throughout its journey, FLICT has received co-funding from other like-minded development agencies and is currently supported by the European Union (EU).
FLICT works with local initiatives, which are groups of persons, organizations or cooperation of organizations working on aspects of social integration with special emphasis on grassroots and middle level leadership.
The 3 tiered administrative structure in Sri Lanka
FLICT partners with a diverse range of groups including media, arts and cultural associations, business community, i.e. trade associations, chambers of commerce and industry, service clubs such as Rotary and Lions, training institutions, universities and academic networks, professional associations, faith-based organizations, youth networks, members of youth parliament, student unions, lobby and interest groups such as women or human rights activists.
Our commitment towards empowering marginalized communities is reflected in our active engagement with the Estate Sector and 15 identified Numerically Small Groups. To ensure equal access for all, it is imperative that concepts of social integration be mainstreamed on the supply side of the service delivery system as well. That is why FLICT works closely with local level administrative bodies, local authorities and elected members.
The island-wide pool of National Integration Promotion Assistants (NIPAs) and Coordinators (NIPCs) appointed by the Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages (former Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration/ Ministry of National Dialogue) is yet another network FLICT partners with when facilitating collaborations between Civil Society, Private Sector and State.