Call for Proposals: European Union Skills Initiative for Africa Funding Window III (recieve between EUR 150,000 and 400,000 per project)

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Call for Proposals: European Union Skills Initiative for Africa Funding Window III (recieve between EUR 150,000 and 400,000 per project)
Call for Proposals: European Union Skills Initiative for Africa Funding Window III (recieve between EUR 150,000 and 400,000 per project)

SIFA is an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC) supported by the German Government to strengthen occupational prospects of young people in Africa.

To begin with, eight countries have been selected as pilot countries – Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.

SIFA finances skills development projects in several African countries. Projects should contribute to employment-oriented skills development for young people.

Selected projects can receive a grant between EUR 0.2 to 3 million for sustainable and innovative initiatives.

Grants are allocated on a competitive basis through three different windows.

Call for Proposals: Innovative Skills Projects

Grant Amount per project

Between EUR 150,000 and 400,000

Thematic Areas

> Digital Tools and Skills

> Female Entrepreneurship and Employability

> Training Innovation in Informal Sectors

Eligible Applicants

> Professional TVET entities from the public and private sectors, academia, civil society, and organisations supporting entrepreneurship in the labour market.

Applicant contribution

> 10% of total project cost (in cash or in-kind)

> Project Implementation Period (12 to 18 months)

Documents (Download the following documents) 

> Guide for Applicants

> Call for Proposals

Eligibility Criteria for Funding Window III

> Timely Submission of the Proposal (Electronic)

> Proposal Completeness

> Geographic Scope

> Proposed Project Duration

> The Proposed Grant Budget

For more information please read the Guide for Applicants

Assessment Criteria for Funding Window III

> Responsiveness to COVID-19

> Demonstrated Jobs

> Demonstrating Value for Money

> Proposals shall refer to the conceptualisation, development and commercialisation of products, services, or processes solving an identified problem/skills gap in the labour market

> Demonstrated Viability and Sustainable Future Financing

Application Deadline – February 6, 2023

For more information, visit the official website

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