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Nuffic’s Integrated Food and Nutrition Security – Water Resource Management Grant Program in Bangladesh

Nuffic’s Integrated Food and Nutrition Security – Water Resource Management Grant Program in Bangladesh

Deadline: 4 July 2019

The Nuffic is seeking proposals for its Integrated Food and Nutrition Security – Water Resource Management Grant Program which aims to enhance capacity and institutional sustainability within the Bangladeshi maritime and port sector through the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

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The proposed project therefore relates to meeting the following objective(s):

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  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG 2);
  • Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water for all (SDG 6).


The proposed project must contribute to the following long-term impact:

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  • Ultimately, the goal is to achieve inclusive sustainable development through pro-poor economic growth by improving the enabling environment for water and food security
  • through maritime and (inland) port development;
  • Reduce malnutrition;
  • Promote agricultural growth;
  • Create ecologically sustainable food systems;
  • Water is used sustainably and equitably, ensuring the needs of all sectors and the environment.

The following medium-term impact will contribute to this:

  • Education system (TVET/HE) is of good quality, relevant and accessible (SDG 4);
  • Partnerships between persons and organisations are inclusive and sustainable (SDG 17);
  • Organisations key to (sectoral) inclusive development of partner countries are strengthened by inflow of enhanced workforce.


This will be achieved by the following outcome:

TVET/HE organisations (in the selected partner countries and in NL) perform better their core tasks, firmly embedded in their environment (in line with country / regional specific labour market needs & aiming at inclusiveness).

Project Proposal

The proposed project will have to address the following specific training needs in the context of the Delta Plan:

  • Develop and introduce competence-based learning methodologies for training institutions to enhance skills development and practical training possibilities in different aspects of Maritime and Port Development and Port Operation;
  • Support curriculum development that is relevant and responsive to current labour market needs, integrating upcoming new knowledge, technology and skills domains
  • within the maritime and port development sector;
  • Improve teacher skills in the formulation and didactics of specialised courses and its certification within maritime and port development.

The proposed project should also:

  • Change systems and practices within the maritime and port sector institutions through evidence – based research, institutional engagement and advocacy linked to training programmes;
  • Enhance employability of graduates within the maritime and port development sector, especially for women and marginalised groups;
  • Support the establishment of a centre of excellence in maritime higher education and research;
  • Ensure collaboration with government organisations that play a central role in the implementation of the Delta Plan and the private sector;
  • Align with the NICHE project BGD 292 with the Chittagong Port Authority Training Institute (CPATI) in the field of port development and management.

Funding Information

  • Maximum available funding for this call, excluding co-funding: EUR 1,000,000
  • Maximum funding per collaboration project, excluding co-funding: EUR 1,000,000

Eligibility criteria

Grant applications and applicants have to meet the minimum criteria to be eligible for a grant.

  • The grant application must be submitted by a Dutch institution for secondary vocational or higher vocational or academic education, or a knowledge institution or organisation in a Country, potentially on behalf of their consortia. The project must be a collaboration between a Dutch and a country A partner, potentially on behalf of their consortia. All country A partners have to be based in the country/countries specified in the call. Only the Dutch lead partner has to be based in the Netherlands.
  • The grant applicant is in a position to provide adequate financial management and, due to its experience and expertise in relation to activities similar to those for which the grant is being requested, can guarantee the targeted and effective performance of the activities to achieve the impact and outcomes as defined in the application; the applicant must submit data in the form of a COCA to enable its capacities to be assessed.
  • The grant applicant can function and operate appropriately within the legislation passed by the government in the country or countries in question.
  • The project proposal has a minimum duration of one year and a maximum duration of four years, and must be implemented and established by no later than 31 December 2021.
  • The grant applied for does not exceed the maximum amount specified in the call for grant applications.
  • Any required co-funding is guaranteed.
  • The grant application meets any specific financial requirements set out in the call.
  • The grant application must be in the compulsory format and meet all criteria and requirements stated in this document.
  • The grant application is in line with the CPI of the country concerned.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

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