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The Dakchyata grant fund has been designed to support the establishment of innovative public private partnerships in Nepal in TVET. Funding will be available for projects at national and regional levels, across our three target sectors: Agriculture, Construction and Tourism.

Introduction to the grants programme

Under the grants programme, Dakchyata will provide funding for activities targeted towards improving the TVET sector through piloting innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models aimed at enhancing the relevance, quality and sustainability of TVET with a total of 9 million Euros being made available over the life of the project.

Objective of grants programme

The overall objective of the Dakchyata grants programme is to improve relevance, quality and sustainability of training provision in the TVET sector by piloting innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models. The specific objectives of the grants are to:

  • Improve the access to and quality of TVET service provision
  • Promote linkages between labour market demand and supply
  • Pilot innovative PPP models and recommend scale-up of relevant TVET provision

The PPP models will promote shared ownership of the TVET system, support the sustainable development and delivery of an effective TVET system and facilitate partnerships between the supply and demand sides of the labour market.

A summary of the main features of the first call for applications is as follows:

Main features

  • Minimum: 500,000 EUR
  • Maximum: 1,000,000 EUR
  • Project timeline of 18 – 24 months
  • Focus on at least one of the Dakchyata focal sectors (from either Agriculture, Construction or Tourism, or sub-sectors within these)
  • Two stage application process (concept note and full proposal)