Hivos East Africa

East Africa

Call for Proposals: Sustainable Diets for All

About Hivos 

Hivos is an international development organization that seeks new solutions to persistent and emerging global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our primary focus is achieving structural change and impacting lives. We do this through cooperating with innovative businesses, citizens, governments, and development organizations across four continents. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.


Hivos East Africa and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are implementing a Sustainable Diets for All Programme.  The programme aims to influence policy and practices of markets, government actors and international institutions through citizen action for the promotion of sustainable diets for all which are: Healthy: Nutritionally adequate and safe; Fair: Affordable and accessible for low income consumers and inclusive for all producers (women, men and youth) who get a fair deal; Green: Productive and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems and Diverse: Based upon existing (traditional) diversity, adapted for multiple, evolving local circumstances, providing greater resilience.

The programme also supports civil society organizations to increase their capacity to influence policy and practices of market and government actors through citizen research, action and related advocacy to promote sustainable diets for all.

The programme aims to deliver policy change in three main areas:

  • Healthy and Diverse Consumption, with a focus on awareness raising and the promotion of healthy food choices that improve diets.
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Informal Market Linkages: with a focus on how the informal food sector and small businesses can help connect cities with rural areas.
  • Nutritious and Diverse Production: with a focus on crop and seed diversity including the preservation and promotion of traditional varieties.

Call for proposals

Hivos East Africa invites reputable national level organisations in Uganda with demonstrable experience, successful record and programmatic focus in lobby and advocacy for food and nutrition security including acess to seed to submit technical and financial proposals to this call to implement the programme at national level.  The solicitation is for a contract period of 2 years from the date of signing the contract.

Who can apply

National level Lobby and advocacy organisations whose areas of engagement include:

  • Agriculture, food and Nutrition security.
  • Crop and Seed Diversity.

In addition of importance is also good knowledge and track record in gender mainstreaming, private sector engagement –particulary entities in Food Agri-business and  youth inclusion.

Application deadline

The deadline for submissions is 30 March 2018 at 5:30 pm East African Time. Submissions should be sent to the following adress:

Applicants must ensure that their letters of intent and proposals are in word or pdf format and are all sent by email with the Subject line: SD4ALL Project Proposal.

You can download the detailed application form and information on supporting documents required from the right side bar.

Disclaimer: The issuance of this Request for proposals does not constitute an award commitment on the part of Hivos.