Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency.

Call for proposals: promotional and awareness raising campaigns in Africa

Support for national ethical, sustainable, fair trade or organic farming days or weeks organised in Africa 

Enabel’s Trade for Development Centre (TDC) wants to strengthen advocacy for sustainable, inclusive production and consumption that respects decent work in various African countries. This is why it plans to support the organisation national ethical, sustainable, fair trade or organic farming days or weeks. 


The aim of this call for proposals is to support between 3 and 6 national ethical, sustainable, fair trade and organic farming days or weeks.   

Grant amount 

between €10,000 and €20,000. Co-financing by the applicant of an amount equivalent to 10% of the grant is required. 


To be admissible for grants, the applicant must satisfy the following conditions: 

  • be a legal person; and 
  • be a public entity or be a national or inter-regional not-for-profit federation or a not-for-profit platform of producer organisations; and 
  • be established in: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania or Uganda ; and 
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action and not be acting as an intermediary. 

The awareness and/or promotion campaigns (actions) must be organised in 2024 and/or 2025.   

Geographical coverage

The campaigns must be implemented in one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Morocco, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. 


Activities eligible for funding are:  

  • promoting ethical, sustainable, fair-trade or organic products.  
  • and/or raising awareness of these types of products among African consumers or producers, or among companies (potential customers or others) and public authorities on the continent.   

The activities must have a national dimension and visibility at this level. They must be multiple and integrated into a coherent whole (the action). 

The following are examples of activities that could be financed by the TDC:   

  • Media and press campaigns at national level  
  • Advocacy actions aimed at the political world  
  • Events to raise awareness of fair, sustainable and ethical trade, or organic farming.  
  • Organising trade fairs  
  • Organising forums for sharing experiences and best practice. Panels of national and international experts  
  • Tools uniting and networking players, such as websites, etc.    

Deadline for submitting a proposal

15 November 2023.  

 Call for proposals documents  

You will find below the full rules and regulations together with the documents to be completed. 

Full rules and regulations  

Proposal submission form and other appendices to be completed  

Appendices for information purposes 

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