Call for Proposals: Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation in Africa

In the framework of the implementation of the Member state funds to “Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation”, AU-IBAR will undertake to utilize these funds to empower African youth and women to effectively participate in the animal resources sector. The beneficiaries of this call of proposals will be members of the newly formed African Union networks; African Youth in Livestock Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN) and the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) and other African youth and women engaged in the animal resources value chain in Africa.
Application Deadline in 4 days

The African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office reporting to the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the AU Commission. The Institution is mandated to support and coordinate the improvement of Animal Resources (livestock, fisheries and wildlife) as a resource for human well-being in the member states of the African Union and contribute to economic development, particularly in rural areas.

In the framework of the implementation of the Member state funds to “Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation”, AU-IBAR will undertake to utilize these funds to empower African youth and women to effectively participate in the animal resources sector. The beneficiaries of this call of proposals will be members of the newly formed African Union networks; African Youth in Livestock Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN) and the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) and other African youth and women engaged in the animal resources value chain in Africa. The proposed grant will support existing women and youth-led enterprises and early start-ups. The expected outcome of this Call for Proposals is to facilitate the industrial development and transformation of Africa’s animal resource sector.

The following call for proposals is composed of five sections:

  • The first session offers a brief introduction to the call of proposal, describes the award and objectives of the award
  • The second session provides the necessary information on the award among which the amounts of the awards accessible.
  • The third refers to the eligibility conditions while the fourth provides the methodology to apply.
  • The last section on the contracting authority timeline for the call of proposals.

Where and How to Send the Application Form?

Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope by private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) at the address below:

The Director
African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Kenindia Business Park, Museum Hill, Westlands Road
P.O. Box 30786 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Applications sent by any other means (e.g. by fax or normal/registered mail) or delivered to other addresses will be rejected.

The outer envelope must bear the reference number and the title of the Call for Proposals, together with the full name and address of the applicant.

Soft copies of applications should be sent to procurement@au-ibar.org with copies to ahmed.elsawalhy@au-ibar.org

Applicants mentioning partners should send the applications with the partners’ agreement statements.

NB: All applicants must submit Hard and Soft copies of their applications to the above mentioned addresses. This is a prerequisite for further processing of the applications.

Submission Deadlines

The applications must be received by 28th March 2019

Source: The African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)

Illustration Photo: Great Lakes Products, Ltd, which has been operating along Lake Tanganyika since early the 2000s has a diverse business portfolio that includes capture fisheries, aquaculture and maize milling. WorldFish is providing technical and extension support to enable the company increase its supply of quality seed to smallholder farmers in the districts of northern Zambia. (credits: Chosa Mweemba / WorldFish / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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