Woord en Daad

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 22 October 2018 at 06:30

Job opportunities from Woord en Daad 

PLANNING, MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING OFFICER (M/F) AND PROJECT MANAGER (M/F) FOR THE 6-YEAR PROJECT WATER PRICING FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH AWASH AREA, ETHIOPIA.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 21 February 2018 at 09:03

                VACANCY

Yemisrach Social Enterprise (YSE) is looking for Regional Coordinator

Category:

Business Development, Marketing and Employment.

Location:

Addis Ababa

Managerial Level (Middle)

Duration:

One Year (possibility of Extension based on performance)

Reports to: Enterprise Director

Salary:

Negotiable

THE ENTERPRISE

Yemisrach Social Enterprise (YSE) is a job placement service provider enterprise. The Enterprise mainly focuses on facilitating pre-employment skill trainings and linking job seekers with different companies/organizations. The enterprise is operating this social business model in a challenging but a problem solving, rewarding business environment with a learning through doing and learning by sharing approach. YSE is part of the global job booster network of Woord en Daad.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Regional coordinator provides direct services to different companies, industries, organization

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 July 2017 at 09:44

Jobs at Impact Booster: Expert Profiles - Positions for staffing

Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. Its shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. iMPACT Booster is shortlisted to prepare a full proposal for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund. This is a 2 million fund to run 5 acceleration rounds in Uganda. The most important requirement for final selection of the proposals is the quality and expertise of the team. To create a solid team the following experts are required.

Enable Youth

Enable Youth Uganda is a pilot challenge fund aimed at identifying and supporting, through training, mentoring and investment support, selected motivated youth in five districts in rural Uganda who wish to set up their own rural or agri-sector-based enterprise.

The following experts are needed to successfully implement the Enable Youth program;

Position 1: Fund management expert and legal exp

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 July 2017 at 11:45

Our call to the next cabinet: Invest in Food Transition!

4th of July - Dutch Parliament - The Hague

A broad coalition of 45 parties urges the new Dutch cabinet in this manifesto to transition towards a sustainable food system, through which the Netherlands will contribute to green growth, healthy food for all, and a more peaceful world with less conflict and more stability. We ask the next government to invest in this, together with the private sector, consumers, civil society, farmers, education and science.

On July 4th a delegation of signatories presented the manifesto to the House of Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. You can watch the livestream (in Dutch) HERE.

Masterclass FoodTransition

The work does not stop here! This manifesto was an initiative of the Food Security Policy Group of the AgriProFocus network. In September we will organise a Masterclass FoodTransition for Members of Parliament. If you are interested to join, please contact Sander Mager (Chair of the Poli

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Loes van Dijk Great!

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Sajji RYAKUNZE really great!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 January 2017 at 08:54

Jobs at Woord en Daad

· SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGER

· SENIOR MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING (MEAL) PROGRAMME OFFICER

Application Deadline: 26th Jan 2017

Woord en Daad connects people throughout the world in their fight against poverty, from a Biblical perspective. In this way, we wish to contribute to sustainable change in the Netherlands and worldwide. Woord en Daad works in the following areas: education, technical and vocational education and training, job placement, inclusive agribusiness development, WASH, and emergency relief. In the Netherlands, Woord en Daad aims to make people, companies and the government aware of their responsibility with regard to poverty worldwide.

Woord en Daad is looking for a senior programme manager (click for more) and a senior MEAL programme officer (click for more) for the five-year programme Employable Youth in Ethiopia (EYE), which is a programme funded by the Addressing Root Causes of Migration (ARC) fund of the Dutch Ministry of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 13 May 2016 at 11:29

3ème Edition du salon agricole et financier "AGRIFINANCE":

Terminus et fin. La 3ème édition du salon agricole et financier "AGRIFINANCE" du Bénin a fin pris fin ce jour 13 Mai 2016 à la salle des fêtes Majestic de Cadjèhoun à Cotonou à la satisfaction de tous les participants.

La journée a été consacrée dans un premier temps à l'animation de deux panels ci-après par des personnes ressources :

Panel 1 : Expériences de financement de filières agricoles porteuses : cas de l’anacarde et de l’ananas

Panel 2 : Partenariat IMF-PTF : une autre manière de faciliter l’accès au financement agricole.

Après l'animation des deux panels, la parole a été donnée aux partenaires Woord and Daad, Orabank et Fadec Agriculture pour présenter leurs produits aux participants. Ensuite, les témoignages de satisfaction et la remise des Attestations de participation aux partenaires et aux exposants.

Il est à noter que pour les rencontres d'affaires "B2B", 100 promoteurs de

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SALOUFOU Moussabihatou Merci Mr Gbewa pour votre appui

2 years 8 months ago

ONG GBEWA Merci aussi à vous Mme Moussabihatou et Mme Tania pour la collaboration dans la réalisation des activités des communautés d'innovation et votre contribution remarquable à la réussite de la 3ème édition du salon agricole et financier "AGRIFINANCE". Vous constituez un duo féminin combattant du réseau AgriProFocus Bénin. Que le tout puissant vous accorde la force nécessaire pour continuer dans cette dynamique. La promotion de l'entreprenariat agricole au Bénin est notre cause commune. Vive le dynamisme de l'équipe de la coordination et des communautés d'innovation du réseau AgriProFocus Bénin !!!

2 years 8 months ago

Lisette van Benthum Je suis d'accord avec tout ce que vous dites ici, ONG Gbewa. Viv e la dynamisme de l'équipe de la coordination de AgriProFocus Bénin. Et egalement une grande merci à vous, ONG GBEWA, pour votre support enthousiaste pendant le Salon Financier et votre energie et enthousiasme dans le reseau au Bénin et sur le plateforme en ligne !

2 years 8 months ago

ONG GBEWA Merci Mme Lisette pour vos bonnes appréciations. Nous vous souhaitons un bon retour au Pays-Bas après votre brillante participation à la 3ème édition du salon agricole et financier "AGRIFINANCE 2016" au Bénin. La lutte continue pour des victoires plus grandes dans le secteur agricole béninois !!!

2 years 8 months ago

Meggy d'ALMEIDA Je viens juste de prendre le train en marche.Félicitations à vous ong GBEWA

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 March 2016 at 08:26

Going beyond stereotypes to strengthen your Farmer-Firm trade relation


Around 100 participants gathered on March 24 at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam for the AgriProFocus Expert meeting: 'It Takes 2-2-Trade'.


A sustainable relationship between farmers and their customers is paramount for good business. To achieve this both parties need to be aware of each other's strengths, weaknesses, and perceptions. In a structured way, the 2-2-Trade tool brings these strengths, weaknesses and perceptions to the surface. With a facilitated, structured discussion 2-2-Trade creates mutual understanding between farmers and their customers creating space for development and new initiatives and opportunities that bring benefit to both.

The meeting focussed on how trade relations can be made more sustainable and profitable by looking at the critical components of the relation and how the 2- 2 Trade tool can be used in business cases of the participants.

Three cases where 2-2-Trade has been applied were pr

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Posted By in Acces aux Services Financiers Bénin
Posted 2 March 2016 at 07:19

Financement du secteur agricole

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du Projet ‘’Plaidoyer Accès aux Crédits Agricoles’’, une initiative conjointe de DEDRAS-ONG, Entreprise Eminence Internationale et de la plateforme AgriProFocus Bénin avec le soutien de Woord & Daad, la Plateforme Nationale des Organisations Paysannes et de Producteurs Agricoles du Bénin (PNOPPA-Bénin) a organisé le 13 janvier 2016 sur la télévision nationale ORTB, un débat télévisé sur l’accès des petits producteurs au Fonds National de Développement Agricole (FNDA).

Suivez le débat sur l'accès aux crédits : quelle chance pour les producteurs ?



Prosper KOUTCHAINOU Bonjour et merci pour le partage

2 years 10 months ago

GES-ONG DONALD Bonjour et merci pour le partage.Agréable journée à toute l'équipe

2 years 10 months ago

Philippe AKPAKI Félicitations au partenariat AgriProFocus, DEDRAS-ONG et Éminence Internationale. Ce genre d'initiative est à encourager. Pour le développement du secteur agricole au Benin, l'accès des producteurs aux crédits adaptés doit être assuré

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Cadre legislatif et réglémentaire pour l'investissement agri

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  16 July 2015, 09:00-13:00
  Cotonou, Hôtel Azanai

AgriProFocus Bénin en collaboration avec DEDRAS ONG et l'Eminence International vous invitent à participer à l’atelier de "réflexion sur le cadre législatif et réglementaire pour l'investissement agricole" au Bénin qui aura lieu le jeudi 16 juillet 2015 à AZALAÏ Hôtel à Cotonou à partir de 9 heures précises.

Cet atelier s'inscrit dans le cadre du projet "Plaidoyer pour l’Accès aux Crédits Agricoles’’ au Bénin, une initiative conjointe de l’ONG DEDRAS, du Cabinet Eminence International et de la plateforme AgriProFocus Bénin avec le soutien financier de Woord & Daad.

L'atelier a pour principal objectif d'appréhender les contraintes du dispositif législatif et réglementaire pour l'investissement agricole et de proposer des pistes de solutions pour le renforcement de l'offre de financement agricole au Bénin.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 December 2012 at 08:40

Agri-Hub Ethiopia organized another Agri-Finance Fair in Hawassa last Saturday 8 December. The fair was held with the aim of linking farmers to financial institutions and to sensitize farmers about value addition.  This time, the fair was hosted by Hawassa University. 

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About 460 farmers and professionals attended the fair, which is twice the amount of participation of the first finance fair in October.  They visited the 16 banks and MFIs who were exhibiting their financial products and attended the debate and learning sessions. One of the key issues raised during the debates and presentations was the limited possibilities for farming as a business within the current macro-economic climate.  The difficulty of getting finance was also a point of debate. One of the exhibitors, Sidama MFI, presented their plans to open a micro-bank department in the coming 3 years to serve the missing middle: loans between 5,000 and 50,000 dollar.

Overall, the fair was a success.  Farmers were able to get rel

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 26 October 2012 at 09:16

By Evert-Jan Brouwer (Woord en Daad)

 

(Y)our perspective on ‘Strengthening the agri-sector through skills development’

 

Recently, agriculture, food security and rural development have received more attention from development organisations, donor governments and international institutions. Also the need for investing in skills development in Africa has come back on the agenda. So far however, the link between the two has not been paid sufficient attention to.

Woord en Daad and Red een Kind, two Dutch members of Agri-ProFocus, organised an expert meeting in Kampala (3-5 October 2012) to specifically address this gap. Eighty participants from ten African countries attended the meeting and contributed to the debates. The Big Question was: how can we make skills training relevant for the agri-sector, so that smallholders start to run their farm as a business and reap the benefits of that?

Through this blog I want to share the outcomes of this important meeting.

The most important docume

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 31 August 2010 at 01:04

One issue that came out during the APF Multi Stakeholder Meeting was the need to improve access to (value chain) finance.

 

Most APF members have something to offer in this regard, be it knowledge, services or finance. SNV, Cordaid, Woord en Daad, KIT and WUR feel that a series of practical workshops focused on access to finance can be concrete actions to implement the value chain specific action plans and/or to sharpen them further.

It will also be a good opportunity to start an action learning process.

 

Which type of finance for whom?

In all segments of the chain, there is need for a specific financial product, with a specific purpose.

  I              Producer Organisations (producers) need inputs before they start growing/ rearing their crop/ cattle and cash once their produce is ready. Possible ways of addressing the needs of the producers are:

¨        Self-finance by the producer organisation (e.g. by raising shares); +low costs, no collateral, - limited amo

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Christel Schiphorst

Dear all,

My colleague Wim Goris started up an discussion on the Kampala Principles on the special Finance ning.

Please have a look and add your opinions and experiences too.

Christel

7 years 5 months ago

Christel Schiphorst

Please find this concept proposal to organise an event toward November 2011:

 

Market Place event in Zambia: Linking farmers to finance
Draft concept note

Background
It has abundantly been proved in studies and during reflections that the actors of the agriculture sector have poor access to finance, especially the smallholder farmers, but also other actors within the value chains, Within the Agri- Pro Focus platform in Zambia, a working group has been set up to address this challenge.
Apart from the lack of suitable financial products on the side of the service providers, and the lack of capacity of clients to meet the requirements, there is obviously an information gap between service providers and potential clients. Banks and MFI’s don’t have time to go and move throughout the villages to inform and prepare their potential clients about the requirements and conditions. Farmers fear to contact the service providers. Hence the lack of communication prevents bankable farmers to access the existing services and the lack of dialogue between both sides generates mismatch between expectations of farmers and the offers of the institutions.

The Agrifinance group of APF decided to organize in 2011 at least 1 market place event to facilitate dialogue between the financial service providers and the agriculture actors, especially the farmers. ZATAC will explore the feasibility of such an event in the XX region and prepared with Woord & Daad and Cordaid a draft concept note to initiate the process.
Purpose of the market place
Bring together financial service providers and potential clients to share information and dialogue in order to improve access to finance for actors in agriculture in the XX region.
Objectives
• To share information on the products of the financial service providers, and have a dialogue on their affordability and appropriateness for financing agriculture.
• To learn from good practices where the financial services match with the needs of farmers, processors and traders.
• To have better insight in the capacity and readiness of farmers and other value chain actors to access formal financial services and define the gaps.

Concept of the market place

The market place is an event of one or two days where financial service providers and potential clients will meet, dialogue, discuss and possibly do business.
The activities of the market are yet to be defined concretely around many questions.
On the focus of the event:
- Which actors of the value chain will the event target besides the farmers?
- Which service providers will be invited on which criteria? (banks, MFIs, SACCO’s…)
- Will the event focus on specific commodities?
On the methodology:
- Will there be possibility for the participants to discuss face to face their applications for a loan with individual service providers? And used as learning cases for others. The follow up will be used to document the process
- Will there be a workshop-like session where some concrete applications will be studied and discussed for learning (business plan, requirements and conditions of some service providers)?
- Will there be a forum for information and discussion on a number of issues relevant for the region, e.g. finance through contract farming, mobile banking services, warehouse receipt systems, role of microfinance, etc.?
- Will there be a presentation and discussion on best practices?
- Can we include a competition element?
- How can we make it part of a process? Action learning?
On the follow up:
- The event should not be a one off activity, but the first step in a regional process leading to other initiatives to narrow the gap between financial demand and offer. How and by whom?
- How to document the initiative for broader spread out of the achievements and lessons learnt?
Etc, etc.

Process to concretize the market place event

- The concept note will be finalized in order to mobilize interested actors in Zambia to support the organization of the event.
- A steering committee will be set up to define the concrete set up of the market event. The committee will integrate interested actors from the farmers organizations, service providers and support institutions. APF will try to get support of Knowledge institutions to assist us with the process design.
This committee will concretize the design of the market place event (content, date, choice of the participants, guide the implementation process, make a budget and assure resources, etc.) and the role of the committee members.
- Is there a need to prepare the event by mapping on beforehand the financial service providers in the region to make the selection of participants?
- External support can be sought for the implementation, e.g. including master students of Mulungushi University (as WUR-Alterra has built a relationship with the university) and/or contract a consultant. Can KIT (Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands) give support?
- The Agrifinance group of APF will follow up and give feed back to the process in the chosen region.

Timing

- Feed back on the draft concept note during the meeting of the Agrifinance group on 20 September 2011.
- Circulate the concept note and forming the steering committee in September.
- First meeting of the steering committee 2nd half of September.
- The market place event will probably take place in November 2011, preferably around the NABC trade mission to Zambia (6-10 Nov) (see http://apf-zambia.ning.com for details).

7 years 4 months ago

Christel Schiphorst Mobile Banking expands at Standard Chartered: http://www.ruralfinancenetwork.org/pages.php?p=58&r=0&option=4&ID=116

7 years 3 months ago

AgriProFocus NL

Dear all,

Thank you all for reading and/or contributing to the discussion on this ning. Time to share follow-up:

  • I mentioned the Dutch debriefing event (30 August). Here are the minutes. These minutes and comments on Kampala Principles were also shared with MFW4A- the organizers of the Zipping farmers and finance event.
  • The MFW4A follow-up included an event in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: Making Finance Work For Africa 2011 Partnership For Africa, held 15 and 16 september. Participant Christine Ngugi is kindly sharing her notes of the Addis event (attached).
  • Read more about the preparations for a MFW4A AgFin working group that will work on finance policy recommendations; support/link to CAADP plans; and finance knowledge management.

Have you been at the Addis conference? Any questions to participants? Feel free to share your views too !

Kind regards,

Wim Goris

Christel Schiphorst said:

Dear all,

My colleague Wim Goris started up an discussion on the Kampala Principles on the special Finance ning.

Please have a look and add your opinions and experiences too.

Christel

7 years 3 months ago

Peter Phiri

Hai Christel

FnB has come up with loans agriculture loans that would be given to farmer to buy equiment chemicals and seed the farmers would only access such a service if l go on the ground l write a report to the bank after l advise the farmer on what crop he /she needs to buy and l put out r progrem of the farmers on chemcals and budget for them

Agri-ProFocus said:

Dear all,

Thank you all for reading and/or contributing to the discussion on this ning. Time to share follow-up:

  • I mentioned the Dutch debriefing event (30 August). Here are the minutes. These minutes and comments on Kampala Principles were also shared with MFW4A- the organizers of the Zipping farmers and finance event.
  • The MFW4A follow-up included an event in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: Making Finance Work For Africa 2011 Partnership For Africa, held 15 and 16 september. Participant Christine Ngugi is kindly sharing her notes of the Addis event (attached).
  • Read more about the preparations for a MFW4A AgFin working group that will work on finance policy recommendations; support/link to CAADP plans; and finance knowledge management.

Have you been at the Addis conference? Any questions to participants? Feel free to share your views too !

Kind regards,

Wim Goris

Christel Schiphorst said:

Dear all,

My colleague Wim Goris started up an discussion on the Kampala Principles on the special Finance ning.

Please have a look and add your opinions and experiences too.

Christel

7 years 3 months ago