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Unaccompanied minors between the ages of 14 and 18 who are under protection of the Government of the Canary Islands are cared for by the Tenerife Institute for Socio-sanitary Care (IASS), an entity which also offers assistance to the elderly, dependent persons, women victims of gender violence, young people, children and families.

Contact details and information:

  • Instituto Insular de Atención Social y Sociosanitaria (IASS)
    Address
    : Calle Galcerán, 10, 38003, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Locate on Google Maps
  • Telephone: 922 843 200
  • Fax: 922 532 670
  • Web: www.iass.es

In order to foster proximity and exchanges between the citizens of the Island and the society and cultural diversity of African countries through their art, customs, traditions and values, a range of events are organised (dramatic arts, films, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, workshops…)

Particularly noteworthy is the Vive África initiative, an annual festival in Tenerife that showcases music, dance, painting and photography, literature or local cuisine, among others. Many of the cultural promotion actions are organised in conjunction with Casa África (Africa House), as the public consortium to which the Insular Council of Tenerife belongs.

Check out the Casa África programme

Contact and Information

  • Casa África
  • Address: Calle Alfonso XIII, 5, 35003, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Telephone: 928 432 800
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  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 20.00.
  • Exhibition opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00 to 20.00
  • Website: www.casafrica.es

Canary Island Government Aid

Over the last decade, the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands has been increasingly committed to development cooperation with less developed countries and peoples. Cooperation is taken to mean a set of actions, strategies and resources that the Canary Island Government has earmarked to improve the economic conditions and the quality of life of the developing countries with which it has proximity, cultural or historical relations.

The result of this increasing activity are the calls for subsidies where the Canary Islands Government allocates economic resources each year to implement development cooperation projects and social awareness and education campaigns by development non-governmental organisations.

Implementation of common business projects

The www.AfricaInfoMarket.org portal fundamentally seeks to provide information that facilitates the implementation of common projects between entrepreneurs from the Canary Islands and Africa and between development cooperation agents from the Islands and the neighbouring continent.

It is project of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Chamber of Commerce, Las Palmas Chamber of Commerce and the Canary Islands Government through the Canarian Society for Economic Development (PROEXCA) and the General Directorate for Relations with Africa for the Canary Islands Government.

Contact and Information

  • Sociedad Canaria de Fomento Económico (Canarian Society for Economic Development - PROEXCA) (Main Office)
  • Address: Calle Imeldo Serís, 57, tercer piso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Telephone: 922 470 456
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  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife Chamber of Commerce
  • Address: Plaza de La Candelaria, 6, 38003, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Telephone: 922 100 400
  • Website: www.camaratenerife.com/

Tenerife Voluntary Service Office

As part of the Tenerife Solidarity Programme managed by the Agency for the Promotion of the Disabled (SINPROMI, S.L. ), a Tenerife Insular Council public company, the Voluntary Service Office, has been set up to provide information and advice to volunteer(s) and associations. It also is a driving force for the objectives and actions of the Tenerife Solidarity Programme. Any potential volunteer can get information on all aspects of volunteering, NGOs, programmes run and on the steps to be taken to become a volunteer.

Casa África

Casa África (Africa House) is a public diplomacy instrument serving the State foreign action which includes the Insular Council of Tenerife. In order to accomplish its mission, Casa África is working towards its two complementary goals. On the one hand, to bring Africa to Spain, to Spanish public opinion overall – universities, experts, entrepreneurs, the media and the general public -, by incorporating the knowledge and participation of Africans and its institutions. The other key objective of Casa África is to work closely with African institutions and societies to discover their interests and priorities, helping to identify their potential counterparts and foster contacts.

Fundación Canaria para la Acción Exterior (Canarian Foundation for Foreign Action - FUCAEX)

It is a non-profit public foundation of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. Its purpose is to foster and support activities, actions and programmes aimed at consolidating the presence of the Canary Islands overseas and promoting their interests in the national territory and in the rest of the world, particularly, in those States with which there are special links and ties for economic, cultural, historical or similar reasons.

 

Coordinadora de ONGD’s de Canarias (CONGDCA)

The Federación Coordinadora de ONGDs de Canarias (Canarian DNGO Coordinator Federation - CONGDCA) is a federation of non-governmental organisations that operate from the Canary Islands in the sphere of development cooperation. The Federación Coordinadora de ONGDs de Tenerife (Tenerife DNGO Coordinator Federation - FCONGDS-TNF) is a member of the CONGDCA: The mission of the CONGDCA is education to develop and foster international cooperation to develop impoverished peoples and countries, along with any other countries in need due to natural catastrophes or other reasons. Its portal, contains up-to-date information on the member organisations, social agenda, events and news.

Agencia Española de cooperación Internacional

The Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation - AECID) is the management entity of the Spanish international cooperation policy foster, manage and implement the international development cooperation public policies, aimed at fighting poverty and achieving sustainable human development in developing countries, particularly those included in its current four-year Master Plan. Fighting poverty is the end goal of Spanish international development cooperation policy. It is part of the State’s foreign action and is based on a solidarity and interdependent cooperation of international society.

The Insular Council of Tenerife believes that international cooperation for development has to be a shared endeavour to support developing countries. This involves establishing relations between organisations and entities to foster increased levels of sustainable cultural, economic and social development.

Types of cooperation

  • Direct.- Where the Insular Council itself is an active party or counterpart in the project development with local organisations of the beneficiary countries.
  • Indirect.- Through Development Non-Governmental Organisations (DNGO), international networks and other entities, with priority on the countries from West African, particularly Cape Verde, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal; along with other African and Central and South American countries with a low human development index.

Services offered

  • Showcasing African culture ad cooperating with Casa África (Africa House).-In particular, organising dissemination and cultural activities to help people to learn more about the neighbouring continent and its cultural and social situation.
  • Education for development and awareness raising.-
    Another of the international cooperation goals is to incentivize education activities for informal, non-formal and formal development by means of awareness raising, education and the production of educational material that fosters values and attitudes related to solidarity and social justice by searching for channels for action to achieve sustainable development.
  • Emergency and humanitarian aid.-
    This involves sending the necessary emergency aid, including emergency food aid to protect human lives and relieve the situation of victims of natural or man-made catastrophes or in war zones. This aid is sent through local and Spanish DNGOs or directly, by funding aid such as food and health supplies and basic transport infrastructures.

Its goals

  • Increase the capacities of the institutions and individuals to drive the development of their countries.
  • Increase the economic capacities, by means of developing their companies and fostering commercial and economic relations.
  • Encourage co-development so that the immigrant groups in Tenerife help to develop their places of origin.

Other partnerships

    • Measures in coordination with Immigrant Associations.- The goal is to involve the immigrant association in identifying and implementing co-development projects , together with cultural and awareness raising actions as they are the direct transmitters of their customs and habits and fostering intercultural integration and coexistence. This is carried out in coordination with the Tenerife Immigration Observatory (OBITEN).
    • Partnership with La Laguna University.- The Insular Council of Tenerife likewise prioritises establishing close partnerships ties with La Laguna University to coordinate and complement their respective cooperation strategies.

Contact and Information

  • Address: Alcalde Mandillo Tejera, 8, 38007 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • Telephone: 922 843 993
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