Calls for Projects

Find out about AFD Group’s calls for projects and the managers of AFD-funded programmes
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The terms “call for proposals” or “call for projects” refer to the process by which AFD Group, either directly or via a programme manager, invites prospective project initiators to apply for AFD funding for projects with verifiable impacts through a competitive tender procedure.

OUR CALLS FOR PROJECTS

AFD Calls for projects

FINANCING CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS VIA CALLS FOR PROJECTS

 

THE “NGO INITIATIVES” MECHANISM

The main aim of this mechanism is to co-finance projects or programmes put forward by French civil society organisations (CSOs) that are deployed at local level with the aim of improving how local CSOs are organised and expanding their capabilities. 

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THE SECTORAL INNOVATION FACILITY FOR NGOS (FISONG)

The FISONG, which is managed by AFD’s Operations Department, is a “call for ideas” based on themes defined in consultation with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), with the aim of encouraging CSOs from France and beyond to develop innovative practices. 

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CRISIS AND POST-CRISIS CALLS FOR PROJECTS (APCC)

Since 2013, AFD has been developing a wide range of instruments to provide a more effective response to unstable situations, including crisis and post-crisis calls for projects (APCC). APCCs are based on specifications set out by AFD and allow projects to be codeveloped with CSOs and other French and international not-for-profit organisations.

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FINANCING PRIVATE-SECTOR INNOVATION VIA CALLS FOR PROJECTS

 

PRIVATE-SECTOR INNOVATION FACILITY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE (FISP-CLIMAT)

The FISP-CLIMAT, which is managed by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM), aims to promote innovation in the climate-change sector, through projects put forward by private-sector organisations and developed in an eligible country, in partnership with local stakeholders.

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FINANCING INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS VIA CALLS FOR PROJECTS

 

THE FRENCH LOCAL AUTHORITIES FINANCING FACILITY (FICOL)

Development decisions are most effective when they are taken at local level. It is this notion that underpins the FICOL, which was set up to help French local authorities support projects in developing countries.

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FINANCING THEMED SECTORAL PROJECTS VIA CALLS FOR PROJECTS

 
AFD regularly issues themed calls for projects that are open to a range of applicants, from CSOs to private-sector organisations. Their aim is to finance projects that have a local impact in the countries in which AFD operates, in line with the key priorities set out in its Strategic Orientation Plan.

THE CALL FOR SOCIAL AND INCLUSIVE BUSINESS INITIATIVES (SIB)

The aim of the SIB call for initiatives is to finance projects that promote and develop social and inclusive entrepreneurship in the countries in which AFD operates. Projects can be put forward by private-sector organisations, including NGOs, businesses and consortia.

HOW IT WORKS

AFD Calls for projects, Peru

A FOUR-STEP PROCESS:

  1. Read the page describing the call for projects in which you are interested
  2. Download the documents relating to the call for projects
  3. Prepare your application (by gathering the information and documents you must provide in order to apply)
  4. Apply by completing the application form and submitting your documents.

 
APPLY NOW! 

NB. Applicants must register on the platform to be able to apply for calls for projects.

Before completing the form, applicants should read carefully the eligibility criteria for the call for projects in question and gather all the requisite documents.

The application form can be accessed by clicking the “Apply” button on the page for each call for projects. Applicants may only submit one application for each open call for projects. They can amend their application at any time until the call for projects is closed.

The final version of an application is submitted automatically at the time a call for projects is closed. Applicants may amend their applications at any time while a call for projects is open. They should therefore ensure that any changes are made before the call for projects is closed. Applicants can view their application once a call for projects has closed, but will no longer be able to make any changes.
 

REVIEW OF PROJECTS

Panel members process and review applications once a call for projects has ended and in line with the schedule set out in the description. Applications are short-listed by the project partners, with the aim of removing those that are missing information or documents or do not fulfil the eligibility criteria clearly set out in the description of the call for projects. The short-listed applications are then submitted for review by the panel members.

Announcement of successful applicants:
Successful applicants will be notified directly by email. Applicants who do not hear back should assume that their application has not been successful. They may of course submit further applications when new calls for projects are issued.

CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING CALLS FOR PROJECTS

AFD Calls for projects, woman, Medellin, Colombia

Current calls for proposals

Research on the Mainstreaming biodiversity in economic sectors
Appel à manifestations d’intérêt (AMI) de recherches sur l’« intégration transversale (mainstreaming) de la biodiversité dans les secteurs économiques ».


This Request for Expressions of Interest targets research on two related themes (one with the other in a "mainstreaming" perspective): transformative changes in development models (development of knowledge in order to integrate biodiversity into agriculture, land use and cities sectors and policies), and the mobilization of financial resources to finance these changes.

Opening: April 28th, 2021 Closing: May 28th, 2021 (20:00 GMT)
Potentiel research proponents: Universities and research centers, NGOs, private foundations, international research centers and companies (including consultancy firms and individual consultants)
Area: all AFD countries of intervention are eligible, non-exclusive geographical priority to partner countries of the Biodev 2030 Facility: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea, Guyana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam.
 

 

Kiwa Initiative: 2021 Regional Projects
Appel à idées 2021 Initiative Kiwa


The Kiwa Initiative aims to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems, economies and communities in Oceania by supporting projects that promote nature-based solutions via grants and technical assistance.

Regional projects are between 1.5 and 5 million euros in grants.. 

Closing : September 15, 2021
Potential beneficiaries: National authorities, local authorities, regional organizations, local or international non-governmental organizations seeking to develop a project in at least two countries or territories from the list of eligible countries
Area: 19 PICTs, including 15 Pacific Island countries, Timor Leste and three French territories

 

Support to feminist CSOs in combatting gender-based violence

This call for proposals aims to support the capacity building of feminist civil society organisations in the partner countries of French international development and cooperation in their efforts to eliminate gender-based violence. The purpose of this call is to select the consortium of French and / or international and / or national CSOs from partner countries, which will serve as an intermediate fund and manage a 14 million euros grant envelope. 

Potential applicants will find below the link towards the full application forms and the minutes of a consultation meeting held with NGOs concerning the initial concept note of the call.

Digital Energy Challenge Call for Projects

The Digital Energy Facility is launching the first Call for Projects of the Digital Energy Challenge. The objective of the Challenge is to support the development of innovative solutions for energy access, the integration of renewable energy and utility performance improvement. 

Call for projects: 6th April - 30th June 2021 Notification of awards: September/October 2021

Who can apply? The 2021 Call for Projects targets projects based in sub-Saharan Africa and owned by:

  • Start-ups in the pre-seed phase or with early-stage activities. NGOs can apply under the Start-up category
  • Public utilities (public electricity power utilities and public Independent System Operators, power pools, regional organisations, energy regulators, rural electrification authorities and public organisations in charge of biomass resource preservation) in partnership with technology/service providers

 

FINANCIAL INCLUSION OF MIGRANTS

FISONG 2021 - Improving the financial inclusion of refugees, displaced persons and intracontinental temporary migrants

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Past calls for proposals

Support to feminist organizations in the South

Agence Française de Développement proposes to subsidize civil society organizations for the establishment of a mechanism for financing, strengthening and structuring feminist organizations in the South, the main objective of which is equality between women and men.

Please see details below:

Supporting retention of vulnerable children in school in Lebanon
éducation, enfants, Liban © Benjamin Petit / AFD

Opening : May 2020 Closing: August 14, août 2020
Project lead :  non-profit organizations, local or international, individually or as a consortium
Area: Lebanon

 

Improving access to quality primary health services for vulnerable populations in Lebanon
© Benjamin Petit / AFD

Opening: April 2, 2020 Closing: June 15, 2020
Project lead:  non-profit organizations, local or international
Area: Lebanon

 

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Ethiopia
© Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar

Opening: March 23, 2020 Closing : May 4, 2020
Project lead:  international organisations, civil society organisations
Area: Ethiopia

 

Boosting the potential of the blue economy in Sri Lanka: conservation of the shoreline, beaches and waves

Sri Lanka beach

Opening : 23rd May 2019 Closing: 12 pm, Paris time, on 18th of July 2019

Project lead : Civil Society Organisations (CSO), preferably in partnership with other international/local Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) and/or Non-Governmental Organisations and/or Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). 

Area: The entire coast of Sri Lanka may be targeted with the special emphasis on touristic areas and surf hot spots as defined in the ToRs.

 

Environmentally sound management of chemicals and hazardous waste

The call for project proposals aims at supporting innovations promoting “environmentally sound management of chemicals and hazardous waste” in developing countries.

Opening : 24rd June 2019 Closing: October 4, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Paris time

Project lead : The call for project proposals is open to legal entities that the FFEM may support within the scope of its mandate, which covers civil society, governments, local communities and authorities, public institutions, research entities, the private sector, foundations, international organizations. 

Area: Eligible countries are those listed as beneficiaries of official development assistance by the OECD DAC, with a priority given to the African Region.