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NDICI – Grant Contract for the Implementation of Education and Youth Empowerment in North Western Nigeria – 2023

The Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) - "Global Europe" for the period 2021-2027 is the EU's main instrument for international partnerships on sustainable development, climate change, democracy, governance, human rights, peace and security in the EU's neighbouring countries and beyond.

10,000,000 euro

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Call reference EuropeAid/177252/DD/ACT/NG
Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Education & Training Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Research centre & university State administration & affiliated entities Training organisation & school

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To emancipate the poorest, underserved and most marginalised population groups including women and girls in the North-West of Nigeria (Sokoto, Kano and Jigawa)
  • To provide and to develop vocational training and critical social skills for youth, including training for green jobs


  • To develop actions aimed at increasing alternative/accelerated education programmes, as well as transition possibilities to non-formal education or formal education for 500 000 young people in 60 schools/learning centres
  • To develop actions enhancing non-formal education, training and skills for at least 60 000 young people (60% girls and 40% boys) with an aim to provide the target group employment- and livelihood opportunities, green jobs included
  • To provide at least 150 safe spaces for girls and young women, where learning of critical social life skills to transition into adulthood is enhanced and preparing for green jobs is supported
  • To develop action enhancing and integrating peace education and prevention of violent extremism into education for boys and girls
  • To launch at least 20 behavioural change campaigns, with a focus on girls’ empowerment, and to develop 12 pilots applying innovation media approaches

Additional Information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or private entity
  • Be a non-profit making entity
  • Be a NGOentre
  • Total budget of the call: 10,000,000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between  50% of the total eligble costs and 90% of the total eligible costs

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