Created in Luxembourg in 2011, North-South Cooperation is an NGO specialised in education and training.
We are convinced that education is the key to empowerment and emancipation and that it is a determining factor in ending misery.
Our projects in the South are based in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our beneficiaries are the poorest of the poor. We partner with local community-based organisations well representative of the beneficiaries.
We contribute to the local economies: by supporting local cooperatives; by offering mentorship services to local small entrepreneurs.
We also work on projects in Luxembourg: to help refugees develop and exploit their personal skills; to make the public aware of the co-operation issues, with its challenges and possible solutions.
We are committed to make all our interventions sustainable and to empower our partners: our projects must develop our partners’ capacity for self-supporting activities. Therefore, we will not support activities that create dependence on external interventions.
Our aim is to 'hand over the stick'. We are against top-down approaches in development: we work with partners, who aim to employ all our technical, financial, human help to develop their own capacity.
We believe in participatory development. We support people’s organizations and communities, and we work with them in a participative way. The development we believe in is people-centered: people’s needs come first. We work to empower the most disadvantaged and the poorest of the poor.
In 2015, we have received the Agrément by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs as NGO partner of the Luxembourg co-operation.
In 2016, we have become member of the Cercle de la Coopération.
With our projects, we contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.