Within the context of the NEXUS project, the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD), a subsidiary body of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), in partnership with the OIF Representation for West Africa (REPAO), and with the support of the Government of Quebec, is launching a call for proposals from November 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023.
The call for proposals, with a total budget of 400,000 euros, will provide four grants of between 75,000 and 100,000 euros to eligible non-profit organizations established in West Africa, each to implement a project lasting 24 months. The countries covered by the call for proposals are: Benin, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
Each proposal should contribute to one of the following two activities of the NEXUS project:
- The establishment of a cascade financing mechanism and support for the deployment of at least 10 integrated, transformative climate and agricultural innovations, adapted to regional conditions and accessible to vulnerable populations to increase the impact of the response to climate change;
- The establishment of a training mechanism and cascade financing of at least 10 projects for young entrepreneurs in green agriculture contributing to the development of agro-ecosystems, improving integrated climate-economic opportunities and supporting sustainable agricultural value chains.
The objective of the NEXUS project is to promote innovations and good agricultural practices in the management and sustainable use of natural resources (water, energy, biodiversity) to support, by 2027, the food security of more than 20 French-speaking countries, through a regional approach in several phases.