Program of development and adaptation to climate change of irrigated crops in Senegal
Deadline for submitting a proposal for this call is Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).
Important notice – The deadline to submit questions concerning this call for proposals was Wednesday July 12, 2017.
The total amount of funding available under the Program of development and adaptation to climate change of irrigated crops in Senegal call for proposals is $39,250,000 over five years. We may fund any number of proposals, or none, up to the maximum funding available.
We will not accept any late submissions. Be sure to review the instructions in Apply through a call for proposals before beginning your application.
Under this call, your project proposal must contribute to all of the following outcomes:
- Ultimate outcome: Improved socio‑economic well-being and resilience of farming households, with a particular emphasis on women and young people.
- Intermediate outcome 1: Increased socio-economic empowerment of women and young people.
- Intermediate outcome 2: Sustainable and innovative intensification of irrigated and climate-change‑adapted crops.
- Intermediate outcome 3: Improved, sustainable and equitable local governance and territorial management of water resources.
You must not alter any of these outcome statements.
By "young people", we mean any individual between the ages of 18 and 30.
By "household", we mean a small group of people who pool all or part of their income and property, and who consume or collectively share certain types of goods and services, including food and housing.
Please note that preference will be given to proposals that:
- report on consultations with women and girls;
- design an initiative that incorporates their input;
- specify how they, and women’s rights organizations, will be involved in the implementation of the initiative.
Priority will be given to proposals that fully integrate gender equality issues in their design. This means that gender equality issues raised in the gender comparative analysis will be integrated in the theory of change and are addressed specifically through concrete activities, resources, outcomes and indicators.
Proposals must also clearly indicate how:
- women and girls have been consulted during the project design;
- the needs voiced and suggestions made by women and girls in these consultations have influenced decisions on the project orientation and design;
- women and girls will be involved in the activities implementation and monitoring, as well as in the project assessment.
We will not pre-assess or comment on the eligibility of specific potential applicants. Carefully review the following eligibility screening requirements that we will use to assess submitted application packages for this particular call. To be eligible, you must be able to respond to each requirement and, where stipulated, provide supporting documentation:
- Applicants must be organizations that are legally constituted under the provincial, territorial or federal laws of Canada. Eligible Canadian organizations may form consortiums with other Canadian or non-Canadian organizations, members of civil society, training institutions or the private sector. However, multilateral organizations are excluded from this call for proposals. Preference will be given to projects carried out in partnership with one or more Senegalese organizations.
- In their proposals, applicants must also demonstrate that they have at least three years of experience in results-based management of development projects with a minimum value of $10 million.
Furthermore, in their proposals, applicants must demonstrate that organizations implementing the project have at least three years of experience in all of the following technical fields:
- implementing sustainable agricultural development projects;
- implementing socio‑economic empowerment projects that benefit women or young people;
- implementing climate-change adaptation projects.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have at least three years of experience in one of the above technical fields. For the other required technical fields, applicants may refer to either their own experience or that of one of the partner organizations that will be involved in project implementation.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have the required experience by referring to examples of successfully completed past projects, to be included in section 9.3 of the form.
If you are unable to respond to any of the above requirements, your organization is not eligible to apply under this call.
Project idea conformity
Carefully review the parameters of this call and judge whether your project idea will fit. You must be able to answer "yes" to all of the following statements in order for your application to be considered for funding under this call.
- Value of contribution: The value of the contribution requested from Global Affairs Canada must be at least $13 million and at most $18 million.
- Duration: Your proposed project must last a maximum of five years.
- Geographic scope: Your proposed project targets one or more of the following regions: Ziguinchor, Sédhiou, Kolda, Tambacounda, Kédougou, and may also include other regions.
- Applicant’s contribution: Your organization will contribute at least 5 percent of the total eligible direct costs, in cash, in kind or in a combination of the two.
If your proposed project does not conform to the above statements, it will not be assessed because it cannot be considered for funding under this call.
There are a number of resources available online to help you develop your application package. We strongly encourage you to read all of the following tools and guidance before beginning your application process. Failure to meet the mandatory requirements, minimum standards and deadlines detailed therein will result in your application package not being considered for funding.
- Apply through a call for proposals
- Questions and answers about applying for funding
- Funding tools
- Assessment criteria - Program of development and adaptation to climate change of irrigated crops in Senegal
- Questions and answers for this call
How to submit your application package
In order to be considered in this call, you must submit your complete application package through the Partners@International portal by Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).
Your application package must include all of the following documents:
- Program of development and adaptation to climate change of irrigated crops in Senegal : Application form (PDF - 393 KB, 32 pages) (completed, with "Validated" affixed by the application form software on the first page)
- Anti-corruption declaration (completed and signed) (PDF - 181 KB, 1 page)
- Declaration regarding outstanding debts due to Her Majesty (completed and signed) (PDF - 191 KB, 1 page)
- Proof of legal status (scanned, accompanied by translation if the original is not in English or French)
- Financial statements from the last two most recently completed fiscal years (signed)
The deadline to submit questions concerning this call for proposals was Wednesday July 12, 2017. Global Affairs Canada will not respond to questions on specific organizational circumstances or on specific project proposals. Answers will appear on Questions and answers for this call.
Reference documents mentioned in the application form
The following reference documents are furnished solely to provide information on Senegal and the identified issues. Applicants may consult them or other documents. Applicants are not required to refer to the documents below when filling out their application forms.
- Plan Sénégal Émergent (French only), gouvernement du Sénégal (2014)
- Programme d’accélération de la cadence de l’agriculture sénégalaise (French only) (PDF - 3.5 MB, 112 pages), ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Équipement rural, gouvernement du Sénégal (2014)
- Stratégie nationale pour l’égalité et l’équité de genre (PDF - 1.2 MB, 117 pages) (French only), ministère de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement social, gouvernement du Sénégal (2015)
- Contribution prévue déterminée au niveau national (PDF - 932 KB, 19 pages) (French only), ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement durable, gouvernement du Sénégal (2015)
- Climate-smart agriculture sourcebook: Executive summary, (PDF - 1.3 MB, 6 pages) published by the FAO
- The state of food and agriculture 2010-11: Women in agriculture - Closing the gender gap for development. (PDF - 4.6 MB, 174 pages) FAO (2011)
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