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NDICI – Civil society and the private sector at the service of resilience and economic recovery in northern Mozambique – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Civil society and the private sector at the service of resilience and economic recovery in northern Mozambique aiming at increasing community resilience communities and accelerate economic recovery in Northern Mozambique.

13 million euro

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Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks Cooperation & Development Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Large company (> 250 employees) Professional organisation & network Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees)
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific

Action must take place on the territory of Mozambique.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To increase community resilience communities and accelerate economic recovery in Northern Mozambique
  • To promote inclusive socio-economic development, social cohesion and conflict mitigation and prevention, through the mobilisation of civil society and the private sector in Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces


LOT 1: Improving access to basic services in northern communities

  • Priority 1: To facilitate access to quality basic social services, contributing to the reduction of inequalities
  • Priority 2: To promote the processes of dialogue, participation, monitoring and influence of civil society and communities in the quality of public service provision and sectoral public policies

LOT 2: Improve livelihoods and economic opportunities in northern communities in collaboration with the private sector

  • Priority 1: Job creation and promotion of entrepreneurship through skills development actions
  • Priority 2: Strengthening public and private services to promote inclusive economic opportunities through support for institutional capacity building and skills development of vocational training and employment centres and promoting the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Priority 3: Promoting sustainable livelihoods in key rural sectors (agriculture, fisheries, agro-forestry, among others), improving access to markets, and promoting joint natural resource management initiatives to ensure productive and sustainable use of resources and greater climate resilience in the region

LOT 3: Increase local peace-building capacity to analyse, mitigate and prevent violent conflict and promote peace

  • Priority 1: To build a solid knowledge base through research and analysis of verifiable data/information on trends in violent conflict in the Northern provinces as well as the causes of recruitment
  • Priority 2: To understand the conditions of return and reintegration in habitable areas liberated by the forces for the general population
  • Priority 3: To stimulate dialogue among key stakeholders in various areas of common interest related to the mitigation and prevention of violent conflict and the promotion of peace
  • Priority 4: To support communities to identify, utilise and promote a culture of peace centredness through various means
  • Priority 5: To encourage and create conditions for key stakeholders to initiate concrete and joint actions to address and resolve security threats in order to maintain peace

Among financed actions

  • Improve the delivery of and access to basic social services
  • Scholarship and internship opportunities for the most marginalised groups and promote internships and work-linked training in close collaboration between technical vocational education and employment institutions and the private sector
  • Strengthen or create inclusive spaces for dialogue between key stakeholders based on a thorough understanding and analysis of existing peace structures at the local level

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action : between 36 and 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a non-profit making
  • Be a civil society organisation (CSO) (including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent foundations, private sector non-profit organisations) and their network-alliances-platforms at local, national, regional and international level
  • For LOT 2 only private sector companies including social enterprises, business chambers and associations, small and medium enterprises, vocational training operators and financial institutions are also eligible
  • Total budget of the call: 13 million euro
    • Lot 1: 5 million euro
    • Lot 2: 5 million euro
    • Lot 3: 3 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 2 million and 3 million euro
  • Cofinancing rate: up to 95% of the total eligible costs

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