The private sector plays a crucial role in the eradication of poverty

Calling for submission for the Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) Manufacturing Window


The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) is a US$ 24 million competitive, transparent mechanism that provides grant finance for innovative projects proposed by the private sector active in Malawi’s agricultural, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme, UK Aid, IFAD via the PRIDE programme, and the Federal Republic of Germany through KFW, the MICF is designed to be a quick, responsive mechanism that is not overly bureaucratic and understands the needs of the private sector.

MICF aims to enable manufacturers in the agriculture and non-agriculture sectors in Malawi to backward integrate processes to incorporate locally produced products and services that would enable them to compete in international markets or allow for import substitution in the domestic market, while at the same time delivering large social or environmental impact.

Link to the MICF website

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