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Enhancing Food Security and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa – Funding opportunity by invitation only 

This funding opportunity process is now closed. The deadline for submitting a concept note was May 4, 2022.

This funding opportunity is part of Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC’s) Department-Initiated – Multiple Invitations (DIMI) pilot project within GAC’s funding processes for international assistance. Only organizations invited by GAC were able to apply.

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Application period

Invited organizations had from January 19 to May 4, 2022, to apply.


Action area(s):

Geographic focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
Estimated size of project(s): Can$7,000,000 to Can$19,500,000
Number of projects to be funded: 2 to 5 projects
Overall budget: Can$39,000,000
Objectives: Scale the impact of selected Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSF) innovations and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to contributing to improved food security (including nutrition) and sustainable livelihoods of the targeted poor and vulnerable people, particularly women. This DIMI initiative ultimately aims to achieve the outcome of enhanced and sustainable food security, livelihoods and resilience for targeted poor and vulnerable populations in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on women and girls.

Eligibility (by invitation only)

The institutions and organizations invited to submit proposals as part of this process were all involved in developing, testing and validating initiatives in phase 2 of the CIFSRF. These institutions and organizations were all selected based—among other reasons—on: the results of their initiative for phase 2 of the CIFSRF; their contribution in phase 2 of the CIFSRF to gender equality and women’s leadership and empowerment; and independent, external reviews, which indicated that there was potential to scale the impact of these initiatives.

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