Digitalisation in Ghana: The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) launches an online Call for Expressions of Interest

If your company or the public entity that you are representing is active in the field of digital transformation, or if you are planning to invest in it, you are invited to participate in this Call for Expressions of Interest. The online survey is open from 8 to 26 November 2021.

This Call for Expressions of Interest is targeting entities active in Ghana that seek potential grants
to co-finance their investment in digitalisation projects, including, but not limited to:

Firms from the technology sector with high innovation and scalability potential
• Hubs or platforms supporting firms in their digitalisation strategy through technical support,
training and/or fundraising guidance
• Firms or organisations aiming to transform their business models by digitalising processes,
products, value chains or delivery channels as a prerequisite for further expansion
• Providers of professional education aiming to expand the provision of digital skills required
for the labour market (e.g., app development, server administration)
• Public sector bodies aiming to address local digital infrastructure deficiencies or expand digital
public services to improve the conditions for firms relying on such infrastructure

Please use this link to participate in the Call for EoI:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G8PLQ32

The information received regarding the specific type and size of digitalisation investments,
job creation potential etc. will offer IFE valuable information to tailor its potential subsequent Call for
Proposals in a manner that properly addresses the needs and interest of potential project partners.
The launch of the Call for Proposals is planned for the first quarter of 2022.

The Call for Expressions of Interest is intended to (a) gather information on interested entities and
(b) gather information on the entity’s investment idea in digitalisation.

Digitalisation projects which IFE could potentially fund would need to be operationally viable and
financially sustainable. The execution of the digitalisation investment until commencement of
operation should not exceed 18 months. In alignment with the IFE overarching objective,
the eligible digitalisation projects need to also contribute to significant creation of jobs – at
the entity of the project partner or additionally also at other entities (multiplier effect).

The facility Investing for Employment is an investment mechanism created by KfW Development
Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
as an integral part of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation. Operating under
the brand Invest for Jobs, the Special Initiative aims to remove investment barriers and to
create good jobs and training opportunities in its partner countries in Africa: Côte d’Ivoire,
Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia.

Please note:
This Call for Expressions of Interest (the “Call”) is for the purpose of exploring the market potential
for projects and/or investments in the mentioned sector and the gathering of information in
preparation of a potential future Call for Proposals. The publication of this notice does not
represent a competitive call or tender process and should not be taken to guarantee that
such a competitive call will be launched in the future.

For more information about the facility Investing for Employment:
https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/investing-for-employment
General information and further support services offered by the Special Initiative on
Training and Job Creation: https://invest-for-jobs.com

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