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Request for Proposals: Technical Assistance Needed for a Feed the Future Resiliency Project in Northern Ghana

USAID’s Ghana Mission is requesting proposals for a five-year contract to provide technical assistance to the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project, under the Feed the Future initiative. The project is designed to contribute to Government of Ghana efforts to sustainably reduce poverty and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations in the Northern Region of Ghana.

Consistent with USAID Forward principles of direct support to host governments to the maximum extent possible, RING’s interventions will be implemented through a collaborative approach with the District Assemblies (DAs) in Northern Region and with the Northern Region Coordinating Council (NRCC). For eligible DAs, USAID support will be directly to the DAs and for DAs not yet eligible for direct funding, the Contractor will provide technical assistance for the achievement of RING objectives while building the capacity of the DA.

The project will fund up to 17 district governments in the Northern Region of Ghana for activities including income and diet diversification, access to credit, and health education messages. It will be implemented using a rigorous impact evaluation that will evaluate the relative contribution of income growth and smoothing strategies and consumption smoothing strategies to reducing vulnerability and improving nutrition versus the impact of integrated nutrition and economic growth interventions.

In February 2012, USAID’s Bureau for Food Security Assistant to the Administrator Paul Weisenfeld and USAID Ghana Mission Director Cheryl Anderson signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ghana’s Northern Regional Minister, the Honorable Moses Bukari Mabengba, to officially launch this Feed the Future Ghana resilience and nutrition project.

Applications are due by January 7, 2013. For more details, visit fbo.gov and search SOL-641-12-000005.

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