IMVF and ADWAC supply garden tools and fertilizer to rural communities
    24 January 2020
    As part of the Tekki-Fii – Building a Future: Make it in The Gambia project, IMVF and partner ADWAC - Agency For The Development of Women and Children, distribu...
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    ACCIONA ODS – A new Iberian Cooperation Project on the Sustainable Development Goals
    19 September 2019
    The launch of the Acciona ODS project: Actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the participation of local actors: a territorial approach, t...
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    Tekki-Fii - Building a Future: Make it in The Gambia Project organised 2 regional forums
    17 September 2019
    As part of the Tekki-Fii - Building a Future: Make it in The Gambia project, IMVF and partners, in partnership with the National Youth Council and The Gambia Na...
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Throughout 30 years of activity, between 1988 and 2017, IMVF has designed and participated in 160 projects in 10 different countries and in 10 diverse areas of intervention. 


Created in 1951 as a private institution of public utility, IMVF is a foundation for development and cooperation, that started its activity as a NGDO in 1988, in Sao Tome and Principe. From the 90s onward, we have expanded our action to other countries, mainly Portuguese Speaking Countries and broaden our scope of intervention. In 2017 we widened again our sphere of activities to new geographies in Africa and Latin America as well. The results achieved have turned IMVF into a key stakeholder in different areas of expertise and intervention such as Cooperation and Development.


Promote human dignity, comprising equal rights and opportunities and justice for all, improving the welfare of the most vulnerable populations, thus fighting against exclusion and contributing towards a more sustainable planet, as a cornerstone to guarantee living conditions for present and future generations. This is the framework of what we do and how we do it.


 Assuring best practices and strengthening communities, public entities and civil society regarding the respect of values and principles such as solidarity, gender equality, sustainability, accuracy and transparency are at the core of our work. Working in close cooperation with our partners in Development, alongside with the commitment and motivation of around 250 staff workers, of which more than 90% are involved on field work, have ensured the quality and relevance of our actions.

Intervention Areas



Million Beneficiaries


We actively contribute towards sustainable development and promotion of human dignity by designing, implementing and collaborating in projects and activities in a diverse range of areas.

  • Health
  • Education
  • Rural Development and Food Security
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Civil Society
  • Municipalities and Local Authorities
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Global Citizenship
  • Migration, Post-Conflict and Humanitarian Action
  • Strategic Studies and Development

30 years of projects


Part of our acquis in the communities where we develop projects, as well as the reflection about areas and subjects in which we work in, is available in the multimedia archive, that holds more than 6 thousand photos and around 240 videos and 230 publications, including books, studies, papers, reports and other documents.



One cornerstone to the best practices promoted in our activities and projects is a thorough recruitment of experts and human resources.



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1100-548 Lisboa, Portugal
+ 351 213 256 300


Guinea Bissau

Avenida da Unidade Africana, 40-A, Bissau
António Nunes

Sao Tome and Principe

CP 280 – São Tomé
+239 222 199 / 222 998
António Lima

IMVF - Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr


Most of the activities that we promote are a result of partnerships and collaborations with different institutions. We are always available to new projects proposals and to apply for funding in joint applications. Contact us and find out more about IMVF.