Opportunities

Innovation Call: Water & Energy for Food (WE4F)

Theme: Scaling Business Solutions for Water and Energy for Food Deadline: 15th June 2021 WE4F is an international initiative that aims to support growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the water, energy and food sectors. WE4F is looking for promising and innovative businesses working at the nexus of water, energy and food in East Africa. Entrepreneurs from Water-Energy-Food businesses who would like to scale and increase their impact on food security, gender and poverty reduction in an environmentally sustainable way are highly...

Senior Portfolio Officer- Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund

Deadline:15th June 2021 Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund (KKCF) is a five-year programme (that is currently in its first year of implementation) designed to support private sector investment and unlock the economic potential of refugees and their hosts in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei refugee-hosting area in northern Kenya. KKCF aims to attract private companies and support local entrepreneurs to create jobs and improve service provision in the Kakuma area. The program targets all private sector players, from small companies and medium-sized family businesses to social...

6th GAFSP CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is currently receiving proposals for country and producer organizations led agriculture projects in the context of the ongoing Covid19 global pandemic. This funding will support medium- to long-term COVID-19 response efforts for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of agriculture and food systems in a changing climate. The Country-led modality aims to fund projects that support eligible countries to address priority public sector investments and enable private sector development opportunities in line...

OPPORTUNITY: Gender Finance Consultant

The USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) is looking for a Gender Finance Consultant to support its Women’s Economic Empowerment. Specifically , to conduct a Gender Opportunity Assessment (GOA) developed by Palladium with two (2) partner financial institutions. The GOA is a data-driven assessment of the business case for financial institutions to expand their focus on W-SMEs. The assessment benchmarks the FI’s gender performance against peer institutions and identifies opportunities to better serve W-SMEs. The assessment evaluates strategy, leadership and...

OPPORTUNITY: Call for AgriTech Startups across Sub-Saharan Africa

Are you an agri-tech startup in Africa? Is access to finance still a challenge and would you like to scale up your start up to the next level? Our partner Small Foundation and Founders Factory Africa (FFA) are looking for innovative African AgriTech startups to transform business models and improve delivery of a range of services to smallholder farmers and micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the agricultural sector. Startups across the agriculture value chain which are addressing bottlenecks...

AfDB Call for Proposals: Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship Enablers for Stronger Women SMEs in Africa

Deadline: 30th May 2021 The African Development Bank (AfDB) under its flagship project, Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) aims to bridge $42 billion financing gap for women entrepreneurs in Africa by leveraging on the Bank’s financial instruments through the AFAWA Guarantee for Growth, an innovative mechanism derisking women entrepreneurs and enhancing Financial Institutions’ appetite in lending to Women Small and Medium Enterprises (WSMEs). These financial mechanisms are supported by the Bank through technical assistance to financial institutions and WSMEs...

Scholarship Opportunity: Online Course Resilient Fisheries Governance

The African Rural and Agricultural Association (AFRACA) with funding support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its Multidisciplinary Fund (MDF) is currently implementing a ten-month project on “Financing Innovation for Sustainable Fisheries with the Private Sector” which aims to support fishing businesses in Kenya access formal micro-finance and credit resources enabling them to innovate and scale up their fishing activities. We are excited to share with you this scholarship opportunity on governance of Fisheries Activities...

Call for Applications: NIRSAL AgroGeoCoop Formation

Are you a smallholder farmer, farmers’ leader or an aggregator? NIRSAL PLC is calling on all smallholder farmers, farmer leaders and aggregators particularly for dry season and non-seasonal commodities to take advantage of the NIRSAL AgroGeoCoop® formation exercise which is currently structuring smallholder farmers for access to finance, trainings, markets and more. Apply today to be part of the 16,000 Agro Geo-Cooperatives that will be formed on 4 million hectares of farmland which aims to enroll approximately 8 million farmers across Nigeria...

Call for Concept Notes: AGRA-ACELI Africa Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 7th May 2021 AGRA is seeking concept notes from credible organizations that offer sustainable, scalable, and innovative solutions that improve the reliability and provide assurance on the financial statements of Agricultural SMEs. These solutions might include financial management and record keeping tools, audit solutions, alternative financial reporting systems, digital record keeping, etc. More reliable financial statements increase the chance of Agri SMEs to access funding and investment opportunities. Do you have a solution to these questions? What innovative solutions can support SMEs to...

Call for Proposals: Impact and Innovation in Commodity Value Chains

Deadline: 15th April, 2021 The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for project financing from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), producer organizations, government agencies, cooperatives and enterprises to increase sustainable productive capacity and incomes of farmers/traders in the commodity dependent developing countries. The CFC provides a range of financial instruments mainly loans for equipment, working capital , or trade finance to introduce new innovations and practices in the value chain. Do you have a proposal with innovative solutions for the commodity...

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