Ethiopia: Launch of Funding Window I on 10th and 11th of July

June 24, 2019

Young Carpenter in the TVET Teacher training institute in Addis Ababa

Launch of the Call for Proposals for Large Skills Development Investment Projects in Ethiopia,
which was scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa on 26th and 27th June 2019, has been postponed to 10 and 11 July 2019.

SIFA - Skills Initiative for Africa launches a program designed to address skills development and youth employment in Ethiopia.
SIFA - Skills Initiative for Africa is an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Union Development Agency - NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) supported by the German Government to strengthen occupational prospects of young people in Africa.
Under SIFA, KFW supports a Financing Facility for Skills Development to provide funding on a competitive basis for the implementation of innovative and sustainable skills development initiatives. The second pillar of SIFA is a technical assistance program supported by GIZ to strengthen private sector engagement. SIFA aims to foster the employment and entrepreneurship of youth, women and vulnerable groups including refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons, the disadvantaged and disabled.
The SIFA Financing Facility for Skills Development addresses the common challenges in skills development in Africa by upscaling and/or disseminating local best practices and supporting innovative and sustainable approaches. It is for initiatives, which directly engage the private sector, address market needs, and can have a regional impact. Initiatives must align with national strategies with the perspective of improving quality-based employment-oriented skills development.

Venue: Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa 1755
Dates: 10 and 11 July 2019

Launch event
Funding Window I