Call for Proposals

Call for Good Practices in Skills Development for Africa

Are you passionate about reducing unemployment levels among the African youth?

Are you part of a project that seeks to generate employment through the development of skills?

Does your project aim to change the perception of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) or other levels of education in your country?

Get a chance to share your work with the continent, network and gain great exposure.


Africa is in dire need of job creation through skills development. With high unemployment rates and skills in demand the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency seeks to fill the gaps in the current labour market with qualified youths. The AUC/NEPAD and its partners are committed to working with the youth to find sustainable solutions through skills development. The AUC/NEPAD is looking for innovative good practices aimed at harnessing the potential of the youth population.

The best projects chosen will be presented at the AU event in Addis Ababa Ethiopia from 30th October until 1st November 2017. This will be a travel expense paid trip where the winning projects will also be featured and made available on the NEPAD skills development online platform.

We are interested in a project that encompasses:

  • Practical and innovative approaches to generate employment through skills development in all education levels and pathways.
  • Enhancing equitable access to disadvantaged groups (women, young girls and disabled people).
  • Changing the perception of TVET in Africa. 
  • Incorporating new technology to meet the labour market demands.


  • Applicants must be a citizen of one of the AU’s member states.

Application Process

  • Applications or questions must be sent to in the format displayed below.
  • Competition deadline is 2nd October 2017 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Click here to access the application form.
  • Please Note: No funding/grant is available.



NEPAD SANBio Mobility Grants - New instruments available

NEPAD SANBio has launched an extension to the mobility grant to include fellowships for candidates in the SANBio Member States. 

The SANBio Mobility Grant offers:

1. Support to candidates on fellowships is for a duration of up to 3 months and may include travel in the region or internationally.

2. Experts in technical or business fields may be invited by host institutions for up to 4 weeks for specific technical assistance to be provided to organisations in SANBio member states

3. Knowledge exchange/peer to peer visits for up to 2 weeks duration includes regional and international meetings as well as seminars or training courses with a specific focus in the areas of health and nutrition and on strengthening the visibility of SANBio network partners.

4. Business development mentorship programmes to support bioscience start-ups for up to two weeks with the aim to support commercialisation of research outputs.

SANBio Network encourages more applications from the region. The Mobility Grant is open until December 2018.

Ten grants to support fellowships worth R 100,000 each for travel support will be awarded up to 31 March 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to and application details can be accessed on, applications can be sent to



Building Skills for Jobs: Call for proposals 2017

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is pleased to issue this second call for applications for funding of projects related to demand driven Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Building Skills for Jobs supports cooperation between private sector, educational actors and public authorities in Norway and in developing countries.

The overall objective of the programme is that people have job relevant skills. In the long term this is expected to lead to the following impact: More people are employed in the local job market.

Deadline project applications: 6 October 2017 at 15:00 CET

Please note that there are some substantial changes in the eligibility criteria and target countries from last year’s call.

The full call, with a link to the application form, and Guidelines for applicants, can be found at SIU's website.



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