Nuffic Grants in Nigeria for Food and Nutrition Security
Nuffic – Call for Grant Applications for Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria.
Nuffic has launched a call for grant applications for Food and Nutrition Security to improve professional education and vocational training in horticulture at the level of Polytechnics and/or universities, with a focus on the states of Kano and Kaduna, involving so called “bridging organizations”, which link farmers and value chain actors, and the private sector, in particular farmers organisations.
Objectives and Outcomes
The proposed project must contribute to the following objective:
- Contribute to End hunger (SDG 2)
- The proposed project must contribute to one or more of the following long-term impact(s):
- Reduce malnutrition;
- Promote agricultural growth;
- Ecologically sustainable food systems.
- 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.This will be achieved by the following outcome:
- TVET/HE organisations (in the selected partner countries and in the NL) perform their core tasks better, firmly embedded in their environment, in line with country/regional specific labour market needs and aiming at inclusiveness.
- Enhanced knowledge and skills of individuals and organisations (in partner countries and in the NL) in line with country/regional specific labour market needs and aiming at inclusiveness.Funding Information
- Maximum available funding for this call, excluding co-funding: EUR 400 000
- Maximum funding per Tailor-Made Training Plus, excluding co-funding: EUR 400 000Eligibility Criteria
Grant applicants: Eligibility for OKP Group Training grants extends to Dutch institutions providing secondary and higher vocational and academic education or other types of Dutch organisations that provide educational training courses and that also contribute to strengthening of the priority themes in the countries on the Country List.
These institutions must deliver the training themselves; intermediary organisations are not eligible.
The institutions must have sufficient organisational and financial capacity to run a training course.
This can be demonstrated using a COCA that is assessed as positive by Nuffic.
The organisations must also have demonstrable experience in providing the desired training course.
- Group training target group To be eligible for an OKP Group Training grant, an application must propose a training course for candidates who meet the following criteria:The candidates work for one of the following types of national and/or local organisations:
ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or NGOs.
The candidates may not work for:
- A bilateral or multilateral organisation;
- A non-governmental organisation that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature and environmental protection, health or human rights.Apply by 4th February.