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
- objective is to increase quality and innovation in practical, employment-oriented skills development through the implementation of sustainable, nationally and regionally relevant skills development initiatives.
The Funding Window 1 “Large skills development investment projects proposed by domestic training entities in partnership with companies” 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 programs for the youth in priority growth sectors.
Selected projects can receive a grant between EUR 0.2 to 3 million.
Kenya - Deadline for Concept Notes: 05 Aug 2019
Ethiopia - Deadline for Concept Notes: 07 Oct 2019
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Priority area: employment-oriented skills development for young people.
Project duration: Up to 30 months.
Eligible Applicants - Lead: Domestic public or private accredited training provider. Primary partner: Domestic private sector entity.
For more information, visit https://skillsafrica.org/