The Facility Investing for Employment offers co-financing grants for projects with a high job creation impact. This Call for Proposals will support women entrepreneurs and women-led businesses and will make financing available to projects that promote the employment of women.
The thematic Call for Proposals on “Women in Business” will be launched in Egypt on 14 November 2022. The selection of projects is based on a competitive application process and gives priority to high-quality proposals that are mature and ready for execution. It will only co-finance those projects that are rated best in terms of operational viability, financial sustainability, and job creation.
The Call for Proposals will seek applications for four types of investment projects:
This 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.
The Facility Investing for Employment 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.
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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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