ICAD Call for EOIs: Inviting NGos and CBOs in Canada, Zambia and Malawi

Deadline: 1 September 2017

The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), on behalf of the Southern African Nutrition Initiative is inviting applicants from Non-Governmental and Community Based Organizations in Canada, Zambia and Malawi to address issues related to HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Nutrition and Gender through capacity-building projects through partnerships between Canadian, Zambian and Malawian organizations.


  • To improve the health and nutrition outcomes of women of reproductive age living with HIV and children under 5 living with and/or affected by HIV;
  • To strengthen community/civil society capacity in Canada, Malawi and Zambia to address gender, SRHR, HIV and food and nutrition security;
  • To increase the knowledge of community/civil society in Canada, Malawi and Zambia to better understand and address linkages between gender, HIV and food and nutrition security through the exchange of good practices;
  • To identify and disseminate results and lessons learned about community twinning projects and the community/civil society response to gender, SRHR, HIV and nutrition/food security in Canada, Malawi and Zambia.

Grant Information

Small grants between 15,000 CAD and 60,000 CAD will be provided to twinning partnerships to administer projects over the course of 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Canadian organizations will be those that are involved in (i) HIV, SRHR and/or nutrition work in Canada or (ii) international development work, focusing on HIV, SRHR and/or nutrition. Organizations that have not previously been involved in HIV, SRHR, nutrition or international development may apply but must clearly demonstrate a strong rational and capacity to participate.
  • Academic institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Priority will be given to ICAD member organizations.
  • Eligible organizations in Zambia and Malawi are community-based organizations (CBOs) who work in HIV, SRHR, women’s rights, gender and/or nutrition and have existing programming that addresses linkages between these issues OR who are interested in developing new programming to address these linkages. Applicants must be non-governmental organizations and community-based and registered as such. Applicants must be based in or have existing partners in the targeted districts of Ntchisi and Dowa, Malawi and in Mpika and Shiwa Ng’andu, Zambia. Local arms of international organizations are not considered CBOs for the purposes of this initiative.
  • The working language of the initiative is English.
  • This initiative will support existing partnerships and facilitate new partnerships. Partnerships can be:
    • Canadian-Zambian, Canadian-Malawian, Zambian-Malawian, and Canadian-Zambian-Malawian. Applicants do not need to have an existing partnership in order to apply. For existing partnerships, both partners must meet the other criteria in order to be eligible. The two partnership options are:
      • If a partnership already exists between two or three eligible organizations (Zambia-Canada, Malawi-Canada, Zambia-Malawi, Zambia-Malawi-Canada), each partner should submit an application and describe the partnership in the application
      • Organizations that do not have existing partnerships should apply and the selection committee will propose partnerships between successful organizations (Zambia-Canada, Malawi-Canada, Zambia-Malawi, Zambia-Malawi-Canada)

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their application online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Canada, Malawi and Zambia.

For more information, please visit ICAD Call for EOIs.

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