Tanzania Education Authority: Call for Proposals for Skills Development Fund (SDF)

Deadline: 15 December 2017

Tanzania Education Authority, the Government of Tanzania through National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) is seeking proposals for its Skills Development Fund (SDF).

This call is particular for the Agriculture, Agribusiness and Agro-Processing economic sector in Tanzania. It aims at capacity building for Tanzanians involved in agriculture, agribusiness and agro processing economic sector in order enhance their skills and foster their productivity, efficiency and economic growth. The call also aims at strengthening skills for agriculture, agribusiness and agribusiness potential to enable the expansion of value chain, increase employment and expansion of links to the market.


The NSDS focuses on six initial, key economic sectors due to their economic growth and/or job creation potential or their critical supporting role for other high growth sectors. The initial key economic sectors are:

  • Agriculture, Agribusiness and Agro-Processing,
  • Tourism and Hospitality,
  • Transport and Logistics,
  • Construction,
  • Information and Communications Technology, and
  • Energy

Financing Windows

  • Window 1: University Education
  • Window 2: Technical education and training
  • Window 3: Vocational education and training
  • Window 4: Employer based training

Eligibility Criteria                        

  • Only accredited higher education, technical education, vocational education, and registered employer-based training organizations in Tanzania are eligible to participate in the SDF competitive grant process.
  • Each institution should apply via its respective funding window as follows:
    • Window 1: University Education- All Public and Private Universities accredited by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), and operating in Tanzania.
    • Window 2: Technical education and training- All Public and Private Colleges and technical education training institutions accredited by National Council of Technical Education (NACTE)
    • Window 3: Vocational education and training- All Public and Private education and training institutions registered by VETA.
    • Window 4: Employer based training- All training institutions which are not formally registered by TCU, NACTE, or VETA which provides skills upgrading for pre- and post employment training programs and registered by approved authorities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the concept note form at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Tanzania

For more information, please visit Skills Development Fund (SDF).

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