FORUT is a Norwegian NGO. We work towards poverty reduction and for a fair and just world. We fight so that women and children can realise their rights, and so that harmful drugs and substances as well as poor mental health do not hinder people’s access to safety and development.

Real power and a holistic approach

FORUT’s goal is for people to have real power to change their own lives.

FORUT believes that development work requires a holistic approach. We work with six thematic areas that are closely linked to one another: children’s rights, women rights and gender equality, harmful drugs and substances as an obstacle to development, poor mental health, work and livelihoods, and good governance.

Together with our local partners, we operate and work in six countries in the global south to promote development cooperation. FORUT works with development programmes in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Zambia. FORUT has a framework agreement with NORAD, The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, which ensures long-term financing of the programmes and projects in each country.

FORUT is an abbreviation for the Norwegian words FOR UTVIKLING which translates to FOR DEVELOPMENT. The organisation is owned by the Norwegian peace- and sobriety organisations IOGT, Juvente and Juba.

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Contact Us

FORUTs headquarters:

FORUT, Solidaritetsaksjon for Utvikling
Boks 300, 2803 Gjøvik

Visiting Address: Roald Amundsens Vei 1b, 2803 Gjøvik, Norway

Phone: +47 61 18 74 00
Email: forut@forut.no

Regional Office:

Visiting address: Torggata 1, 0181 Oslo, Norway