Request for Proposal

WorldFish is seeking proposal from Organizations/Institutes or Platform for entrepreneurship development (Business Incubator) program for a range of aquaculture value chain actors (both women and men) in Rajshahi and Rangpur Divisions for the Project “IDEA” (Income, Diets and Empowerment through Aquaculture).

WorldFish is an equal opportunity employer and encourages the participation of women and minorities.


WorldFish is an international, non-profit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. In the developing world, more than 1 billion people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 250 million depend on fishing and aquaculture for their livelihoods. The WorldFish mission is to strengthen livelihoods and enhance food and nutrition security by improving fisheries and aquaculture. We pursue this through research partnerships focused on helping those who stand to benefit the most—poor producers and consumers, women and children.     
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project “Aquaculture: increasing income, diversifying diets, and empowering women in Bangladesh and Nigeria” targets Bangladesh and Nigeria, two countries where the growth of aquaculture provides significant opportunities to enhance pond productivity, the income of smallholder families, the diets and nutrition of vulnerable households and particularly women and children and the empowerment of women.

The project will work in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions in northwest Bangladesh, areas with high levels of poverty and malnutrition and significant development potential for aquaculture. Within the target divisions, WorldFish will strengthen partnerships with private sector businesses, investors and government to develop profitable value chains and transform local government policies to enable increased production and incorporate fish into nutritional improvement initiatives.

This is a 50 month project that started from November 2018 and will end in December 2022 and builds on the emerging opportunities for expanding markets for sustainable aquaculture.

Proposal Submission and selection

The proposal should be submitted within 17th January 2020 and final processing will be completed by 15 days from the closure of advertisement. A hard and soft copy of the proposal should be submitted.

Required documentation

It is mandatory for the Partner to submit documentary evidence demonstrating their legal, taxation and financial status. This includes:

  • Registration (Ministry of Social Welfare/NGO affairs Bureau/other relevant Govt. certification)  
  • An organizational organogram of key personnel, inclusive of the names of such personnel;
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN);
  • Business Identification number (BIN) (if applicable);
  • VAT registration number;
  • Proof of a segregated account (providing the name and address of such an account);
  • Other valid documents (provided by government institutions)

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