Call for Innovative Initiatives by Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE)

Countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda.


The Call for Innovative Initiatives aims to strengthen post-secondary education and training capacity and to address capacity needs of education and training providers in one or more of the eligible countries.

The instrument will enable local and Dutch stakeholders to address specific local needs and challenges in post-secondary education and training, and to jointly work on innovative solutions. The Call for Innovative Initiatives is an open competition. A (joint) proposal is to be submitted by a consortium of partners from one or more eligible countries and the Netherlands.

Policy priorities:

  • Water
  • Food Security
  • Security and Rule of Law
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Available funding

The minimum budget is € 50,000, the maximum budget is € 200,000.

Closing date for:

17 June 2016 at 10.00hrs Dutch local time

More information on the epnuffic website: