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PIND-

REQUEST FOR APPLICATION – ENGAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS TO CONDUCT TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL AND SOFT SKILLS TRAINING IN DELTA STATE

DELTA YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (DYEP) – GRANTS PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR APPLICATION – ENGAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS TO CONDUCT TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL AND SOFT SKILLS TRAINING IN DELTA STATE

BACKGROUND
PIND is a Nigerian non-profit Foundation established in 2010 to support a portfolio of socio-economic development programs in Niger Delta in order to improve standards of living of communities in the region. PIND supports projects in collaboration with a diverse range of donor partners including bilateral and multi-lateral aid agencies, federal and state government agencies in Nigeria, private companies and foundations. With an overarching goal of increasing income and employment in the region, PIND’ strategy is hinged on 2 main programs supported by 3 key enablers and these are:

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CRG EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM LTD/GTE (CEP)-

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PROMOTING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE

CRG EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM LTD/GTE (CEP)
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) NO.1-CEP-2021
PROMOTING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 22, 2021

PROGRAM SUMMARY
CRG Empowerment Program Ltd/Gte (CEP Ltd/Gte) was established to promote community development projects in Nigeria. The primary objective of the program is to effect positive changes at the community level through economic and capacity building activities in order to motivate unemployed/self-employed youth, women, youth groups and women associations towards self-reliance, independence and self-sufficiency.

The CRG Empowerment Program Ltd/Gte (CEP Ltd/Gte), is seeking grant applications from qualified, locally registered development organizations, including non-governmental and community based organizations, for the implementation of grants toward Technology in Agriculture projects. The grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with CEP Ltd/Gte’s internal grant management policies.

Application Requirements/Award Eligibility

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PALLADIUM-

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – NIGERIA STRENGTHENING CIVIC ADVOCACY AND LOCAL ENGAGEMENT (SCALE) PROJECT

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – NIGERIA STRENGTHENING CIVIC ADVOCACY AND LOCAL ENGAGEMENT (SCALE) PROJECT

INTRODUCTION
The Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Palladium International Development Limited through a cooperative agreement with USAID. The goal of the project is to strengthen good governance by increasing the capacity of civil society networks and coalitions to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at local, state, and national levels. The Project emphasizes leadership and innovation, and explicitly aims to engage marginalized populations, including women, youth, people with disabilities, and other minorities in the process.

The SCALE project has five main components:

  • Improve Organizational Capacity; Managerial, Financial, and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainability of targeted CSOs/BMOs for a more effective and efficient public service delivery;
  • Enhance Capacity for Improved CSOs/BMOs Advocacy, Collaboration, and Management
  • Improve the Policy and Regulatory Enabling Environment for Civil Society
  • Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)
  • Sector Strengthening and Advocacy

BACKGROUND
The Nigerian civil society (CS) sector has the potential to support transformational change in Africa’s most populous country and largest democracy and improving quality of life for Nigerians. However, the Nigerian CS is fragmented, and most Nigerian civil society organizations (CSOs) work in thematic, ethnic, and regional silos, limiting their ability to influence reforms at scale or in adjacent spaces. CSOs often take a confrontational approach to the state, which can lead to a backlash that damages citizen-government engagement. Also, few CSOs have the political clout to effectively engage government at national, state, and local levels.

The Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) Project is seeking to issue grant(s) to local Nigeria Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) operating at national and sub-national levels as ‘’Anchor’’ organizations providing sectoral leadership to thematic issue clusters of not less than five organizations on specific advocacy asks that promote transparency, accountability and effective public service delivery. SCALE is keen on promoting the innovative approach of collective impact to engagement and partnership by supporting clusters of Nigeria CSOs/BMOs harnessing their different skills and networks to advocate and effectively engage government and civil society for improved governance and more efficient public service delivery.

KEY SECTORS
SCALE will support democratic reforms to improve public accountability, transparency, and sustainable service delivery across any of the following key priority sectors: Health, Education, Economic Growth, WASH, GESI, Human Rights, Trafficking in Persons, Elections, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Early Child and Forced Marriage, Enabling Environment/Civic Space, Agriculture, Peace and Justice, Human Rights, Security, Anti-Corruption, Extractives, Religious Tolerance, Trade and Youth Development

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
SCALE will support advocacy efforts at the national and/or state levels, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Applicants are encouraged to aim to address common advocacy issues across different States of Nigeria, including the FCT.

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PALLADIUM INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LIMITED-

INVITATION OF APPLICATION FROM CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS (CSOS) AND BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS (BMOS) FOR FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

STRENGTHENING CIVIL ADVOCACY AND LOCAL ENGAGEMENT (SCALE)
NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (NOFO)
NOFO REFERENCE NUMBER: 217787006

INTRODUCTION
The Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Palladium International Development Limited through a cooperative agreement with USAID. The goal of the project is to strengthen good governance by increasing the capacity of civil society networks and coalitions to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at local, state, and national levels. The Project emphasizes leadership and innovation, and explicitly aims to engage marginalized populations, including women, youth, people with disabilities, and other minorities in the process.

The SCALE project has five main components:

  • Improve Organizational Capacity; Managerial, Financial, and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainability of targeted CSOs/BMOs for a more effective and efficient public service delivery;
  • Enhance Capacity for Improved CSOs/BMOs Advocacy, Collaboration, and Management
  • Improve the Policy and Regulatory Enabling Environment for Civil Society
  • Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)
  • Sector Strengthening and Advocacy

BACKGROUND
The Nigerian civil society (CS) sector has the potential to support transformational change in Africa’s most populous country and largest democracy and improving quality of life for Nigerians. However, the Nigerian CS is fragmented, and most Nigerian civil society organizations (CSOs) work in thematic, ethnic, and regional silos, limiting their ability to influence reforms at scale or in adjacent spaces. CSOs often take a confrontational approach to the state, which can lead to a backlash that damages citizen-government engagement. Also, few CSOs have the political clout to effectively engage government at national, state, and local levels.

The Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) Project is seeking to issue grant(s) to local Nigeria Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) operating at national and sub-national levels as ‘’Anchor’’ organizations providing sectoral leadership to thematic issue clusters of not less than five organizations on specific advocacy asks that promote transparency, accountability and effective public service delivery. SCALE is keen on promoting the innovative approach of collective impact to engagement and partnership by supporting clusters of Nigeria CSOs/BMOs harnessing their different skills and networks to advocate and effectively engage government and civil society for improved governance and more efficient public service delivery.

KEY SECTORS
SCALE will support democratic reforms to improve public accountability, transparency, and sustainable service delivery across any of the following key priority sectors: Health, Education, Economic Growth, WASH, GESI, Human Rights, Trafficking in Persons, Elections, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Early Child and Forced Marriage, Enabling Environment/Civic Space, Agriculture, Peace and Justice, Human Rights, Security, Anti-Corruption, Extractives, Religious Tolerance, Trade and Youth Development

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
SCALE will support advocacy efforts at the national and/or state levels, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Applicants are encouraged to aim to address common advocacy issues across different States of Nigeria, including the FCT.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the grant is to support the efforts of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at local, state, and national levels across any of the SCALE key sectors, paying attention to issues affecting marginalized populations, including women, youth, people with disabilities, and other minority groups. This will include supporting CSOs to advocate for reforms for curbing trafficking in persons or inclusive education for persons with disabilities, and BMOs to advocate for women-friendly and gender-sensitive business environments free from violence. The grant will NOT support direct service delivery activities.

AWARD INFORMATION
Subject to the availability of funds, under this NOFO, Palladium plans to make awards depending on each organization’s circumstances and capacity level. We will use the following ranges to guide our grantmaking according to organizational capacity (nascent, emerging, and mature).

  • Nascent: Microgrants up to NGN1,925,000.00
  • Emerging organizations up to NGN96,250,000.00
  • Mature organizations up to NGN96,250,000.00 and more than NGN96,250,000.00

Organization’s capacity will be assessed during a pre-ward assessment phase to determine their status and the category they fall into for the award.

The duration of any grant award under this NOFO is expected to be no longer than two years with the possibility of an extension, with an estimated start date of August 1, 2021. Palladium reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.

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BANK OF AGRICULTURE LTD/SMEDAN-

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR MATCHING FUND PROGRAMME FOR MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES (MSEs)

BANK OF AGRICULTURE LTD (BOA)/SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF NIGERIA (SMEDAN)
BANK OF AGRICULTURE LTD (BOA)/SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF NIGERIA (SMEDAN) MATCHING FUND PROGRAMME FOR MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES (MSEs): 2ND EDITION

INTRODUCTION
As a concept pioneered in Nigeria by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), fund matching has proved popular and successful in making micro and small enterprises (MSEs) attractive to access finance. The strategy requires the fund matching partners (often a DFI and an MSMEs-promoting institution/Government) to share the risks of making funds available to target MSEs – usually at concessionary rates over the medium-term.

Consequently, desirous of building synergy on this important aspect of their respective mandate SMEDAN and Bank of Agriculture Lid (BOA) hereby announces the continuation of the BOA/SMEDAN MATCHING FUND PROGRAMME FOR MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES. This intervention is to deliver credit, to the sub-sector, as a promotional mechanism to enhance enterprise output, competitiveness and jobs creation. The disbursing entity, under the programme, shall be the Bank of Agriculture Ltd (BOA).

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THE CONSORTIUM OF THE ACP-EU CULTURE (WEST AFRICA) – AWA PROGRAM-

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN WEST AFRICA

ALL FOR PROPOSALS
ACP-EU CULTURE PROGRAM: SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN WEST AFRICA

The ACP-EU CULTURE PROGRAM: SUPPORT FOR THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN WEST AFRICA) – AWA (Art in West Africa) is one of the six (06) regional projects selected under the ACP-EU Program Culture, a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), through the establishment of the new decentralized regional mechanism intended to strengthen the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in ACP countries.

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JHPIEGO-

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR SUB-GRANT

JHPIEGO
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR SUB-GRANT
HIV SELF-TESTING AFRICA (STAR) INITIATIVE EXTENSION (STAR PHASE 3)

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. We use innovative approaches, put research into practice and develop creative solutions to improve health care services, and strengthen the capacity of countries like Nigeria to save the lives of women and families.

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ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA)-

REQUEST FOR CONCEPT NOTE FOR AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN NIGERIA TO INCREASE YIELDS, RESILIENCE AND IMPROVED FOOD SECURITY FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

REQUEST FOR CONCEPT NOTE
AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN NIGERIA TO INCREASE YIELDS, RESILIENCE AND IMPROVED FOOD SECURITY FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

BACKGROUND
ABOUT AGRA:
The ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA) is a not-for-profit organization working with African Governments, other donors, NGOs, private sector, and African Farmers to improve the productivity and incomes of resources poor smallholder farmers significantly and sustainably in Africa. AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and country offices in Ghana, Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso in West Africa. AGRA and its partners aim to develop capacities of key actors (government, private sector, and others) at state and national level to integrate both sustainability and resiliency in staple food crops value chains. This is being done through selected staple crop value chains using consortia approach through which sustainable and resilient practices will be integrated using catalytic action and technical assistance. The program will catalyze resilient, sustainable, and responsive smallholder agriculture systems that provide for both people and planet.

The Grant Funding Opportunity
Through the funding of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via KfW, the grants AGRA is calling for are meant to build on existing investments at country level that seek to build/strengthen agriculture value chains and integrate natural resources management principles in food systems. Specifically, these grants will seek to demonstrate, in practical terms, how agriculture value chains can integrate both business sustainability and resilience in food systems. In addition to demonstrations, the grants are required to document key lessons, success and/or failure factor and briefs for policy and decision-makers, project developers, funding agencies and private sector.

Grant Intervention Areas
This is a call for concept notes for projects addressing sustainable agricultural transformation in Nigeria to increase yields, resilience and improved food security for smallholder farmers focusing on resilience, sustainability, production, and marketing constraints of selected staple food crops. The call is open to implementing organizations in Nigeria focusing on Kaduna and Niger States.
(i) Grants may support any of the following issues (list not exhaustive) scaling up production of staples (Maize, Rice, Soybean, Cowpea & Vegetables) and their contribution to soil fertility, nutrition, income and carbon sequestration – this will require strengthening seed supply systems using seed companies and the promotion of integrated soil fertility management practices through provision of extension advisory services to the farmers.
(ii) Promote the adoption of water harvesting technologies and the efficient use of the water on farms – for enhancing productivity and conservation.
(iii) Wide-scale uptake of climate smart and environmental sustainability practices such as conservation agriculture, good agronomic practices, post harvest management, and processing practices. This will require providing technical guidance and identifying institutional and market incentives that help address challenges associated with adoption of climate smart and environmental management in smallholder agriculture.
(iv) Strengthen functional markets, finances, information and risk mitigation measures by farmers and other value chain actors.
(v) Strengthen MSME’s capacity (particularly women and youth owned) along the focus value chains.
(vi) Establishing and/or strengthening of private sector linkages between lead firms and/or offtakers engaging with small-scale farmers for more predictable markets.
(vii) Development and dissemination of knowledge products on project experiences including lessons and scaling up of practices with the policy makers and private sector actors.
Structure and Purpose of the Grants

Interested, experienced and competent organizations are invited to submit concept notes for a 36 months project implementation period. Responses to this call for expression of interest should clearly demonstrate how they will effectively integrate private sector and natural resources management in the staple crops value chains.

A key component of this initiative is to document key practices, success factors, (integrated) policy issues and their implications on investment opportunities for private sector in integrated approaches in sustainable production and processing.

The proposed interventions should solve for inclusiveness of gender and youth as key players/stakeholders in food systems generally, and the selected value chains specifically. Integration of innovations such as Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) or Public Private Partnerships is highly encouraged.
Applicants can select to implement/develop their proposed interventions in any one or both states.

This request for grant concepts applications will remain open till 26th February 2021 before 23:59 hours Western Africa Time (WAT). Interested organizations/institutions must submit before the final deadline; Grant concept applications made after the final deadline of 26th February 2021 will not be considered.
Organizations wishing to respond to this expression of interest are invited to use the attached AGRA grant concept- provided here: https://bit.ly/3b5ztfp

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JHPIEGO-

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PREVENTING AND MITIGATING CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS AND ADDRESSING POSSIBLE DRIVERS OF CHILD EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE

JHPIEGO
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR SUB-RECIPIENT MOMENTUM COUNTRY AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP (MCGL):
“PREVENTING AND MITIGATING CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS AND ADDRESSING POSSIBLE DRIVERS OF CHILD EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE”

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America. For over 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has used innovative approaches and creative solutions to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families and translates the best science and practice to improve health care services and strengthen the capacity of countries like Nigeria. Jhpiego partners with governments, health experts and local communities to build the skills and systems that guarantee a healthier future for women and their families. In Nigeria, Jhpiego works across various states in close collaboration with national and state governments, providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning (FP), maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), HIV/AIDs, malaria, gender integration and mainstreaming, gender-based violence prevention and response, strengthening human resources for health, and non-communicable diseases.

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VOICE- CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR I-RANT! NIGERIA INFLUENCING GRANTS

I-RANT! NIGERIA INFLUENCING GRANT
OFFERED BY OXFAM INTERNATIONAL, HIVOS AND MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NETHERLANDS AS PART OF VOICE

Voice believes in periodically reviewing on matters touching the five rightsholder groups around the three impact areas. Recent events in Nigeria; – COVID-19, Youth uprising- #EndSARS; exposure of high-level corruption by politicians, reveal the need to focus on Voice impact areas in Nigeria now more than ever before.

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