Strømme Foundation is a rights-based development NGO and works towards a vision of a world free from poverty. Our most important interventions in the fight against poverty are education, job creation and strengthening of civil society. 

We are a decentralised organisation. That means that all implementation of our programmes is done through local partner organisations. Our head office is in Kristansand, Norway,

Through our Country Offices, we implement education, livelihoods and civil society strengthening programs in Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.

Our Head Office is located in Kristiansand, Norway, and has a coordinating, capacity building and fundraising role.

Our values are

  • Dignity
  • Justice
  • Solidarity

Rights-based approach

Strømme Foundation employs a Rights-based approach in programming to ensure meaningful and systematic inclusion and empowerment of the most vulnerable. It takes the side of people who suffer injustice by acknowledging their equal worth and dignity.

We recognize the poor not as beneficiaries, but as active rights holders and establishes corresponding duties for duty bearers against whom the claims can be held. One of the ways in which we do this is by identifying and utilizing the potential and strengths of the community.


Partnership model

Communities are the legitimate long-term implementers of sustainable development programs.

We do not implement directly in the field, but rather engage local based carefully selected Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) as our implementing partners.

We focus on building partner and community capacities to be effectively involved with their own development for achievement of sustainable results in poverty eradication.