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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Co-op & Development, Economy - Finances, Environment, Health, Local development, Transport

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, SMEs

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE Funding – FED – Consolidate…
Funds for: Consolidating stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundation for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development
Main beneficiaries: cooperative or association, local government, international organisation

Responsible: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda

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Funds for: Consolidating stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundation for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development
Main beneficiaries: cooperative or association, local government, international organisation

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To consolidate stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundation for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development;

Priorities
* To increase food security, improve maternal and child nutrition, and enhance household incomes through support to diversified food production and commercial agriculture and through improving household resilience (notably to climate change) and women empowerment;
* To increase trade of commodities within the region, within the country and with neighbouring countries through the improvement of transport infrastructure;
* To strengthen capacity, gender-responsive good governance (core mandate and general broad mandate) and the rule of law at the level of local government authorities and empower communities to participate in improved local service delivery

Among financed actions
* Lot 1:
– Facilitate the adoption and production of diverse food crops and animal products;
– Facilitate access to key inputs and output markets for women and men small-scale farmers;
– Train farmer groups and other small market operators along the value chain in community saving and credit schemes;
– Foster linkages between smallholder farmers, agro-processors and market operators;
– Assess and identify market opportunities and product niches along the stages of the value chain and facilitate market exchanges and contractual agreements;
– Developing and promoting community-based nutrition initiatives including micro nutrient supplementation & deworming, promotion of maternal and young child feeding practices, hygiene and sanitation and child care;
– Increase the use of effective family planning methods with the aim of decreasing the number of teenage pregnancies and increasing child spacing which address both nutrition and population growth issues

* Lot 2
– Increase downward accountability mechanisms through strengthening the role of CSOs, media, and other local actors (media, private sector etc) in local governance and promotion of accountable and, responsive services delivery;
– Foster the oversight role of CSOs (and other actors) by strengthening their collaboration with local governments to undertake local governments’ performance assessments and coordinated approaches to monitoring of service delivery and implementation of local government plans or national programmes

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action:
– Lot 1: between 36 and 48 months;
– Lot 2: between 24 and 36 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: NGO, private sector organisation, public sector operator, foundation, cooperative or association, local government, international (inter-governmental) organisation;
– Be established in an ACP state, a member state of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the OECD and Overseas Countries and Territories;
– Have an operational presence in the Republic of Uganda and, if possible in the proposed areas of intervention with a permanent office and technical staff;
– Have a demonstrated capacity of at least 5 years in the related field(s) of the proposed action

– The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) 

– Actions must take place in Northern Uganda in one or more of the following sub region(s): Acholi, Karamoja, Lango, Teso and West Nile