The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) was established in 2010 by the national parliament of Denmark. The purpose of DIPD is to provide democracy assistance by partnership-based projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
DIPD provides funding on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
DIPD supports party-to-party projects between a Danish political party and partners in developing countries. The Institute also support multiparty partnerships based on a cross-political platform.
On behalf of Venstre, DLDP has received funding from DIPD to develop and run our current projects a in Zambia and Kenya. Danish political parties in parliament and Danish organisations, which meet the requirements specified, can apply for DIPD funding.
The vision of the DIPD is to contribute to the development of effective political parties and well-functioning multiparty systems as key elements in a democratic culture, thus ensuring citizens in developing countries the freedom and human development to which they have the right.
All of the 8 Danish parties are represented in the board of DIPD. Henrik Bach Mortensen is chairman of the board. Henrik Bach Mortensen and Karsten Lauritzen are appointed to the board of DIPD by Venstre.
Read more about DIPD here.