Saturday, December 14, 2019

Netherlands Enterprise Agency Call for Applications: SDG Partnership facility

With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries.

  • SDG 2 (ending hunger)
  • SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth)
  • SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)

These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres. Combining the expertise of these parties is essential for finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.

Themes

During the second call, PPPs could submit project proposals with one of the following themes:-

  • Nutrition value
  • Sustainable value chains
  • Sustainable and climate-proof food production systems
  • Better work and income for youth and women

SDGP Focus Areas

The SDGP programme is a far-reaching facility. A major part of the SDGP are the subsidy tenders. The 2nd tender focuses on stimulating private sector development and improving food security in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Projects contribute to one of more of the following focus areas:

  • creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures (better work and income as well as increased production)
  • reducing malnutrition
  • promoting economic growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector
  • creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains
  • increasing private investments in developing countries

Budget Information

Applicants can apply for a subsidy of at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant’s PPP consists of a maximum of 6 partners of which at least 1 Dutch organization, 1 local organization, 1 NGO or knowledge institution, 1 company and 1 government organization. A local government organisation is preferred.
  • The SGDP programme is open to activities in the countries included in the SDGP country list: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia.

Program Phases

The SDGP programme consists of three cosecutive phases:

  • Project development – Applicants send in their project idea (Concept note).They will then receive follow-up advice from an RVO advisor on their project idea.
  • Subsidy application – Applicants submit their project proposal together with the subsidy application, after which RVO.nl will assess their application.
  • Implementation and follow-up – After an official approval, applicants may carry out the project with the support of RVO.nl.

Deadline

  • (October 1st, 2019)

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Click here for apply and more information

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