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Zambia and Rwanda Funding Partnerships Hub

The Scottish Government has launched a new Zambia and Rwanda Development Programme as part of its International Development Strategy. Full details of the funding round are available on the Lloyds TSB website.

Applicants to this funding round can use this page to look for potential partners. To submit a listing, email info@nidos.org.uk with the following information:

  • Name of your organisation
  • In which geographical area (i.e. Central Region Zambia or Western/Southern Province Rwanda) your proposed project would be implemented
  • Which thematic area your proposed project would cover (i.e. health, agriculture, sustainable economic development or education)
  • If you are you offering, or looking for, a renewable energy component
  • Brief summary (100 words max) on what you would bring to, or seek from a partnership
  • Web address
  • Contact name and email address

Funding Round Summary

  • Location: Central Province, Zambia and Western and Southern Provinces, Rwanda
  • Duration: The project duration will be a maximum of 4.5 years from October 2017
  • Budget: Project budget will be a minimum of £100k p.a and a maximum of £300k p.a.
  • Priority themes: Health, agriculture, sustainable economic development and education. The Scottish Government also welcomes projects which have a renewable energy component in addition to these priority themes
  • More information: For detailed criteria, visit the Lloyds TSB website
  • Closing date: Concept notes are due by 4 May 2017

To see a list of organisations, thematic areas of interests, and contact details, taken from the wall charts at the recent Scottish Government Strategy and Funding Information Day (March 23rd, 2017) and now reproduced in a chart, click here

Disclaimer: This page is provided for information only. NIDOS is not responsible for matching partners or for the content of this page.


University of Strathclyde

Renewable energy

I am an engineering researcher at the University of Strathclyde, working on renewable energy projects in Malawi. Our work is around bringing energy to communities in a sustainable way through local data collection, feasibility studies and needs assessments. We can take a renewable energy project through all stages of development; from concept to installation. 

Contact: Dr Hannah Buckland, hannah.buckland@strath.ac.uk Tel 0141 444 7266

ActionAid 

Geographical area: Rwanda (Western/Southern Province)

Thematic area: Health

We are interested in exploring partnerships with a Scottish-based university to lead on research or M&E element of the project, and work with ActionAid Rwanda and our local partners as we implement the programme activities. We would also be interested in talking to other Scottish based NGOs who have an interest / focus on women’s rights and would be interested in partnering with Action Aid in a joint approach, for example organisations who have a niche specialism in women’s rights on Gender-based Violence issues, and would benefit from ActionAid’s broader experience.

Contact: Louise Sowden, louise.sowden@actionaid.org

ActionAid 

Geographical area: Zambia (Central Region)

Thematic areas: Health, Agriculture, Sustainable Economic Development

We are interested in exploring partnerships with a Scottish based university to lead on research or M&E element of the project, and work with ActionAid Zambia and our local partners as we implement the programme activities. We would also be interested in talking to other Scottish based NGOs who have an interest / focus on women small holder farmers; access to markets; economic empowerment, and would be interested in partnering with ActionAid in a joint approach, for example organisations who have a niche specialism, and would benefit from ActionAid’s broader experience.

Contact: Louise Sowden, louise.sowden@actionaid.org

The Open University 

Geographical areas: Zambia 

Thematic areas: Education

We are interested in finding partners who would like to explore a project around building skills to improve education. Our key areas of expertise are: producing and using open and distance learning materials which model and support active pedagogy; using appropriate technology to reach learners; and working in or leading partnerships to deliver development projects. We have expertise in combining large scale development projects and research.  Examples of our work include teacher education across Sub-Saharan Africa (www.tessafrica.net), India (www.tess-india.edu.in) and English in Action, Bangladesh (http://eiabd.com/). See www.open.ac.uk/IDO for details

Contact: Hannah Mills, Hannah.mills@open.ac.uk

Link Community Development

Geographical area: Western/Southern Province Rwanda

Thematic area: Education

Renewable energy component: No

Link works to improve learning by raising the quality of education delivered by primary and secondary schools. Working from the inside out to bring about systemic change, our core areas of work are: strengthening school management; promoting community engagement; building teaching quality; challenging inequalities; and improving learning environments. We are seeking partners who are established in Rwanda working in any areas which support or complement our core work including: preventing school-related gender-based violence; promoting / removing barriers to inclusive education; school feeding; life-skills, technical, vocational and entrepreneurial education.

Contact: www.lcdinternational.org, Kate Sykes kate@lcd.org.uk

First Aid Africa

Geographical area: Central Region (Zambia) / Western/Southern Province (Rwanda)

Thematic area: Health, Education, Sustainable Economic Development

We bring experience from four previous projects (Small grants) from the Scottish Government. Most recently, we have developed a Mobile app for use in emergencies, to help communities save lives following trauma. And an evidence-based first aid syllabus, which is relevant to rural communities in East & Southern Africa. We have previously partnered with other organisations to target training at specific at-risk groups.

We would be keen to partner with organisations focusing on increased access to public health programs, which have an existing presence in Zambia/Rwanda.  We have offices in Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda, and Malawi and this would represent an expansion and tailoring of our work, to support communities in this region.

Contact: www.firstaidafrica.org, Sam Abrahams  samabrahams@firstaidafrica.org

Titandizane Construction Cooperative Society Limited

Geographical area: Mumbwa, Central Province

Thematic area: Agriculture, health, education, water

Contact: Pasyani Nyirenda, nyirendapasyani@gmail.com

Comfort Rwanda & Congo

Geographical area: Western/Southern Rwanda

Thematic area: Sustainable economic development

Our partners in Rwanda have been working with genocide survivors groups since shortly after the genocide. We are aware that as the years go by, survivors, especially widows, those who are injured, or those who were deeply impoverished, are facing their later years with uncertainty. We would like to develop a programme of ‘future-proofing’ those communities against economic (and social) meltdown as they grow older. Leave none behind. Income generation, shared community activities, retraining are all on the table. As we are a medium sized organisation we would be unlikely to be able to bid beyond £150,000 a year.

Contact: Dr Callum Henderson, Director, Comfort Rwanda & Congo

23 Lochty Street, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 6EE

07542 731983

callum@comfort-rwanda-congo.org.uk

Practical Action

Geographical area: Western/Southern Province Rwanda

Thematic area: We propose to develop a renewable energy component in partnership with organisations implementing any of the thematic areas identifie

Renewable energy component: Yes, offering a renewable energy component

We are interested in finding a partner who is considering how to include a renewable energy component for any of the above thematic areas. We would bring our immense experience in renewable energy as well as working experience in Rwanda. Based on the interventions proposed, we can jointly develop and include a renewable energy component in the bid.

Contact: www.practicalaction.org/consulting-energy, Francis Wainaina – francis.wainaina@practicalaction.or.ke

University of St Andrews

Geographical area: Rwanda

Thematic area: Health

We are keen to work with partners interested in the promotion of wellbeing and mental health in Rwanda and the Great Lakes area.

Our current project, in partnership with the Aegis Trust, focuses on expressions of posttraumatic growth in oral testimonies from survivors and perpetrators of the Genocide Against the Tutsi. We are also interested in the power of storytelling more generally.

Contact: hannah.grayson@st-andrews.ac.uk, Twitter: @RwandanSOChange, rwandan.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk

Rwanda Consumers Rights Protection Organization (ADECOR)

Geographical area: Rwanda

Thematic area: Agriculture, sustainable economic development or education and financial literacy

Contact: Damien Ndizeye, ndizeyedamien2000@yahoo.fr 

Scottish Fair Trade Forum

Geographical area: Rwanda or Zambia

Thematic area: Sustainable Economic Development

We are looking to explore the possibility of creating or developing Fair Trade links between Scotland and partner countries. We are initially interested in developing links with Rwanda but we are also interested in the potential with Zambia. We are a relatively small organisation whose expertise and experience lies with markets in Scotland, so would be looking to partner with other organisation(s) with in-country expertise seeking to develop business and markets for products in Scotland. We envisage being a smaller partner offering additional expertise and potential to an application from a larger partner.

Contact: www.sftf.org.uk

Martin Rhodes martin.rhodes@sftf.org.uk