The Trade Hub aims to co-invest in activities that contribute to; creating new jobs, generating high levels of private investment, increasing the value of exports and/or sales, empowering women and the youth, and introducing innovations to modernize agriculture.
Eligible partners include; private sector companies, research institutions, universities, and non-profit/for-profit organizations.
Annual Program Statements
Applicants will have the possibility to access Co-Investment grant funding from $250,000 to $2 million USD. These funds can be used to grow and upgrade businesses, expand corporate social responsibility projects, or conduct research and development activities to pursue market and technological innovations in the agriculture sector. The amount of funding provided is dependent on the amount of new private investment provided and the impact of the proposal on the Trade Hub’s indicators. For additional information, please refer to the two-component APS below.
Component A: Promotion of Catalytic Business Concepts (All Countries)
Annual Program Statement (APS) French
Component B: Promoting Research and Development (Nigeria)
Request for Applications
The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub is seeking applications from eligible applicants to fund a program entitled “The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub: Supporting Sourcing, Agricultural and Non-agricultural Exports and Agricultural Supply Chains affected by COVID-19 in West Africa”. For additional information, please refer to the RFA below.
The Co-Investment Process
Step 1: Click here to register your company/institution on the System for Managing Activities, Reporting, and Tracking (SMART) platform to determine your eligibility.
Step 2: Following registration, applicants will review guidelines and submit a brief concept note or application.
Step 3: If you submitted a concept note and your firm is selected, you will be asked to complete a full application. Technical assistance will be provided, if necessary.
Step 4: Applications will be reviewed and due diligence completed.
Step 5: Award recipients will be notified.
Step 6: Partners will be administered funds, receive technical assistance, and monitor key indicators.
Step 7: Co-investment program will be closed out, and partners will submit a report showing the impact on key indicators, such as business revenue, job creation, increase in volumes produced for domestic consumption or exported, etc.
Overview of Co-investment Fund and APS (French)