Nuffic’s Food and Nutrition Security Grant Programme in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda


Deadline: 19 August 2019

The Nuffic is inviting applications for its Food and Nutrition Security Grant Programme with an aim to improve quality of and access to professional education and vocational training relevant for the regional development of the agricultural value chain dairy in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda in strong collaboration with the private sector.

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Objective

The proposed project must contribute to the following objective: contribute to End hunger (SDG 2).

Programme Impact

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The following medium-term impact will contribute to this:

  • Education system (TVET/HE) is of good quality, relevant and accessible (SDG 4);
  • Partnerships between persons and organisations are inclusive and sustainable (SDG 17);
  • Organisations key to (sectoral) inclusive development of partner countries are strengthened by inflow of enhanced workforce.

The proposed project must contribute to the following long-term impact:

  • Reduce malnutrition;
  • Promote agricultural growth;
  • Create ecologically sustainable food systems.

Outcome

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This will be achieved by the following outcome:

TVET/HE organisations (in the selected partner countries and in NL) perform better their core tasks, firmly embedded in their environment (in line with country / regional specific labour market needs & aiming at inclusiveness).

Programme Focus

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The following should be addressed:

  • inclusion of private sector partners and TVET institutions in East Africa and the Netherlands in the development of institutional partnerships;
  • the partnerships should encompass a balanced engagement and strengthening of training and education institutions from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda;
  • increased youth participation in dairy value chains combining agricultural modernisation and innovations in skill-building for young people showing clear impact on employment creation;
  • coordination and alignment of interventions with dairy development and food and nutrition security programmes financed by The Embassies of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

Proposed projects should establish stronger participation of the private sector in the following areas:

  • definition of occupational standards, occupational competencies and competence based education and training curricula;
  • offer of facilities for students and practical training sessions (attachments and internships) including the development of farm and processing facilities for training organisations to ensure that they serve as models of local industries;
  • exploration of mechanisms for joint delivery and financing of training programme between TVET institutions, agribusinesses and private sector trainers and advisors;
  • facilitation of accreditation of agriculture training programmes based on public-private collaboration with national accreditation mechanisms.

The added value of a regional approach is to improve collaboration and coordination in the support of a regional offer of quality and relevant education and training programmes relevant for East African dairy value chains through:

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  • regional knowledge sharing;
  • sharing of resources from country budgets for education and training development;
  • exchange of experiences and best practices;
  • establishment of regional networks of excellence between TVET institutes and knowledge and innovation centres;
  • comparative and joint programmes with adaptation of innovations, models and new techniques relevant for commercial but also sustainable and climate smart agriculture;
  • higher levels of scaling and development impact also in relation to increasing access for young people to skills training and employment creation;

Proposed projects will have to clarify how the added value of collaboration in a regional approach will be achieved.

Funding Information

  • Maximum available funding for this call, excluding co-funding: EUR 1,800,000
  • Maximum funding per collaboration project, excluding co-funding: EUR 1,800,000

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Grant applications and applicants have to meet the minimum criteria to be eligible for a grant. The grant application must be submitted by a Dutch institution for secondary or higher vocational or academic education, or a knowledge institution or organisation in a Country.
  • The grant applicant is in a position to provide adequate financial management and, due to its experience and expertise in relation to activities similar to those for which the grant is being requested, can guarantee the targeted and effective performance of the activities to achieve the impact and outcomes as defined in the application; the applicant must submit data in the form of a COCA to enable its capacities to be assessed.
  • The grant applicant can function and operate appropriately within the legislation passed by the government in the country or countries in question.
  • The project proposal has a minimum duration of one year and a maximum duration of four years, and must be implemented and established by no later than 31 December 2021.
  • The grant applied for does not exceed the maximum amount specified in the call for grant applications.
  • Any required co-funding is guaranteed.
  • The grant application meets any specific financial requirements set out in the call.
  • The grant application must be in the compulsory format and meet all criteria and requirements stated in this document.
  • The grant application is in line with the CPI of the country concerned.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, visit this link.

  • Avatar Jeremiah S.Konah says:

    Jeremiah S. Konah

  • Avatar Jeremiah S.Konah says:

    I am the Project Coordinator for Saclepa- mah Development Association (SAMDA),
    A nonprofit organization,
    Interested in seeking for funding to empower and improve community dwellers in Liberia.

  • Avatar BIKORWOMUHANGI AMOS says:

    I would like to apply for the program but the problem is where should I apply from!!!!?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hello Baraka kalolela,

      Applicants must submit their application via email at the address given on the website.

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar BIKORWOMUHANGI AMOS says:

    I would like to know more information through communicating via the phone thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Avatar mfitumukiza edward says:

    very interesting aid

  • Avatar Yosam Kikulwe says:

    We are in Uganda and are organising farmers on value addition and we are organising a two day workshop on the 21-22 September 2019. And our objective is cover 2000 farmers associations . How do we apply for this grant. Yosam Kikulwe for YOSIE ADS LIMITED. KAMPALA UGANDA.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hello Yosam Kikulwe,

      Thank you for contacting us. Please submit your application via email at the address given on the website.

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar simon says:

    Karamoja region has been left out in terms of nutrition and sustainability.Karamoja to date still depends on outside regions of Acholi,Teso and Lango to get a balanced meal.Iam interested in this project.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Simon,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar ADEGITHO JOHN BOSCO says:

    Iam the board chairman panyimur dei area cooperative limited, we would like to apply for the project because our area has been affected seriously by drought. how can I find your office in Uganda incase I want to meet you.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi ADEGITHO JOHN BOSCO,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Muktar says:

    I am a chair person for a newly for farmers youth group in Kenya with a fertile rain fed land which can have a good irrigation system from river dawa which is one kilometer are we eligible for the grant

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Muktar,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar KABAROLE YOUNG LADIES ASSOCIATION says:

    Kabarole young ladies association is a community based organisation formed by female youth. It is found in Kabarole district, Rwenzori Region, Western Uganda, East Africa. we engaged in commercial irish growing for food security, nutrition and source of income for poverty eradication. We are soliciting for funding to support and expand the project.
    Can we apply
    Regards
    Aquirina
    Executive Director

  • Avatar Brian omariba says:

    Wow Great opportunity that aims in achieving Agenda 4 in kenya…Am from kibra slum and My dream is always get a solution for Poor families in kibrato get atleast a feeding program since it is abig challenge due to lack of employment…High poverty rate…Am a young environmentalist …a founder of two swm… organizations

  • Avatar Brian omariba says:

    Wow Great project also with the same mission in Kenya’s Agenda 4…Am from Kibra slum…Am aged 25..Am ayoung Environmentalist currently fighting for enviromental change in kibra ..Am inspired by Nuffic project and would like to be part of the project since it will have a huge Impact in kibra due to the highest rate of unemployment..and poverty….Kindly give A feedback

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Brian omariba,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar jimmy Akena says:

    what is the deeper meaning of: ‘ Dutch institution for secondary or higher vocational or academic education, or a knowledge institution or organisation in a Country?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi jimmy Akena,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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