The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) offers co-financing grants for projects with a high job creation impact. On 21 November 2022, the Facility will launch a Regional Call for Proposals in Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia.
The regional Facility IFE is an investment mechanism for employment that uses a competitive application process to provide co-financing grants to private and public projects in eight African partner countries.The Facility is part of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Operating under the brand Invest for Jobs, the Special Initiative aims to remove investment barriers and to create good jobs and training opportunities in its partner countries in Africa: Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia.The Regional Call for Proposals in Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia will be launched on 21 November 2022. It will seek applications for four types of projects:
The Regional Call for Proposals is not limited to certain sectors of the economy. Companies can apply individually or in a consortium with other entities from Africa and/or from the EU/EFTA region.Grants by the Facility Investing for Employment range from 1 million EUR to 10 million EUR. The applicant is obliged to contribute own funds to complete the project finance.Companies and other private or public organisations can submit concept notes as soon as the call for proposals opens.
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Côte d'Ivoire is a major producer of natural rubber and shea butter. With the support of Invest for Jobs, the two partner companies Bio Amandes and Prime Prestige are investing in the expansion of their production. The aim is to promote employment in rural areas.
The successful applicants come from the sectors industry, education, and fashion. As part of Invest for Jobs, the Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) co-finances more than 6 million euros for their job-creating investments.
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