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« Investing for Employment » launches call for proposals in Rwanda

Green Economy projects are particularly welcome. Applicants can apply for co-financing grants worth up to 10 million euros per project.

The Facility « Investing for Employment » aims to support the creation of employment opportunities in Africa. It does so by offering co-financing grants for new investment projects with a high job creation impact. The Facility officially launched its first call for proposals in Rwanda on 3 May 2021.

The Facility « Investing for Employment » is an investment mechanism for employment, providing competitive grants to co-finance public or private projects in its eight partner countries in Africa, including Rwanda.

It is part of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Operating under the brand Invest for Jobs, the Special Initiative aims to create good jobs and apprenticeships and to improve working conditions in its partner countries in Africa.

The Facility’s ambition is to promote the labour market in Rwanda by providing financial and technical support to project leaders in order to boost the economy, generate long-term jobs and encourage continuous training.

The first call for proposals in Rwanda, launched on 3 May 2021 at 5 pm CET, seeks applications for four types of projects:

  1. Public Infrastructure for job creation – not-for-profit (up to 90 % of the cost)
  2. Common service for job creation – not-for-profit (up to 75 % of the cost)
  3. For-profit-projects that foster direct job creation, and have broader benefits/impacts that are not limited to the project owners (up to 50 % of the cost)
  4. For-profit-projects that foster direct job creation by the project owners (up to 25 % of the cost)

Grants range from 1 million to 10 million euros per project. The applicant is obliged to contribute own funds to complete the project finance. The level of co-financing depends on the type of project.

While project proposals from different sectors can qualify for funding, priority will be given to proposals that contribute to the economic development in areas such as green cities, sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy and transport systems, biodiversity and forestry, water, wastewater, solid waste, resource efficiency. All applicants will have to show how their projects contribute to the creation of sustainable jobs.

For more information, please visit our CfP website for Rwanda: https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/ife-call-for-proposals-rwanda

Potential applicants will have until 1 June 2021 at 5 pm CET to submit their concept note. The Facility invites companies and other interested parties, whether public or private, to submit high quality concept notes either as a consortium or individual entity.

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If you can't find the information you need, please send us an email to cfp-ife.rwanda@invest-for-jobs.com until 25 May 2021 at 5 pm CET at the latest.

Webinars will take place on 11 and 20 May 2021 at 10 am (CET) on the ZOOM platform. We will inform about the submission process and eligibility requirements. To receive the link send us an email at cfp-ife.rwanda@invest-for-jobs.com.



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