The Guatemalan Government has underpinned its commitment to CoST by agreeing to provide $120,000 to fund the Multi-Stakeholder Groups activities for the next twelve months. Their commitment to CoST is reflected with Deputy Ministers representing Government on the Multi-Stakeholder Group.
CoST Tanzania has recently received approval of £50,000 from DFID Tanzania office for the next six months. CoST Vietnam shortly expects to receive approval from the Prime Minister of Vietnam for funding of £100,000 from the DFID Vietnam Office for the next twelve months.
Short-term funding from the International Secretariat has now been disbursed to Zambia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Malawi and Tanzania. News on applications for limited funding from the International Secretariat for the remainder of 2012 will be issued soon.