Call for Project Proposals: Learn4Work Grant

Deadline: July 12, 2013

Do you want to start or continue a project about skills training and food security? Do you think vocational education in Africa is a challenge? Then Learn4Work invites you to submit a project proposal to help establish a sustainable income for young people in Africa! You can form a public-private partnership with schools and companies. This partnership must consist of at least four partners from Africa and the Netherlands.

Countries of implementation

Projects need to be implemented in one of the following countries:

  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda

About Learn4Work

Learn4Work is a program co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to improve vocational education in Africa. It connects African and Dutch organisations, training institutes, companies and people. The program contributes among others to the number of young people learning a trade, the quality of vocational training and better matching training supply to the labour market demand.


  • Demand from local labour market related to the TVET providers is central.
  • Clear link between private sector organization and TVET provider in the project country.
  • Project contributes to food security in its broadest sense.
  • Commitment to document, develop concepts, and share experiences with Learn4Work network and beyond.

Applicants are encouraged to submit concept notes that address one or more of the following themes:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive industry/auto mechanics
  • ICT
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Value and duration:

  • A total amount of € 900.000 from Learn4Work fund is available for the second call.
  • Minimum total project budget € 50.000.
  • Maximum contribution from Learn4Work per project is € 175.000.
  • Learn4Work contributes to a maximum of 34% of the total project budget. A total own contribution of 66% is required.
  • Audit requirement: Project duration is minimal 12 months and maximum 36 months.

Accept the challenge if you want to contribute to build a better future for young people in Africa.

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