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Skills Initiative for Africa’s Funding Window I – South Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 4, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on July 9, 2019

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

SIFA is now open for its Funding Window 1 “Large skills development investment projects proposed by domestic training entities in partnership with companies”.

This window supports employment-oriented skills development through large investment projects in modern work place skills development, and building the capacity of public and private training institutions to deliver quality skills.

The objective of the Financing Facility is to increase quality and innovation in practical, employment-oriented skills development through the implementation of sustainable, nationally and regionally relevant skills development initiatives.

Grant Amount per project: Up to EUR 3 million.

Project implementation duration: Up to 30 months.

Eligible Country: South Africa.

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The Lead must be a domestic entity and a public or private accredited training provider. The primary partner needs to be from the domestic private sector.

Applicants can apply via given website.

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 05, 2019
Jul 05, 2019

Wow! This is great. Thank you for sharing!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019

Feel free to share, apply.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply;
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and use its filters (right upper corner) to find what really suits you.
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others.
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests - tell these stories too. They will enlighten and inspire the sisterhood.