The purpose of this RFA is to solicit applications from African entities to design and operationalize an Internship Partnership Network (IPN). The purpose of the IPN will be to: (1) expand Africa Lead II’s existing network of agriculture- and agribusiness-focused intern-hosting companies and organizations; (2) provide a matching service by recruiting, placing, and supporting interns in appropriate agricultural host companies/organizations; (3) build the capacity of companies and organizations to develop their own in-house internship programs; and (4) report on and publicize the results achieved by the IPN.
In soliciting grant applications from interested African entities, Africa Lead II will require bidders as part of their technical proposals to submit a clear plan for making the IPN financially self-sufficient. Africa Lead II support will not be provided to the IPN in perpetuity, so it is essential that bidders come up with a strong, credible, yet ambitious plan to become self-sufficient once financial support from Africa Lead II concludes.
Open the link below to read the IPN RFA.