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Consultancy services to conduct entrepreneurship and business management training for briquette making groups in four districts.
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :UNDP Country office - UGANDA
Deadline :21-Oct-19
Posted on :04-Oct-19
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :59815
Link to Atlas Project :
00074620 - Improved Charcoal Production Technologies
Documents :
RFP for Briquetting
Overview :

Request for Proposals

Consultancy to conduct entrepreneurship and business management training for briquette making groups in four districts

 

Background

 

Biomass is the main source of energy in Uganda, contributing about 94% of all energy consumed. Of the total biomass consumed, wood fuel accounts for about 80%, charcoal 10% and crop residues 4%. Firewood and crop residues are majorly consumed in rural areas while charcoal is consumed in urban areas. The heavy dependence on biomass-based fuels continues to exert immense pressure on existing forests, woodlands, tree resources and other forms of biomass. It also threatens the sustainable flow of benefits, goods and services derived from forests and woodlands.

 

To address the barriers that impede sustainable charcoal production, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) on behalf of Government of Uganda is, with support from UNDP Green Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF) seek to adopt improved charcoal production technologies and sustainable land practices through an integrated approach (Green Charcoal Project).

 

UNDP is now seeking the services of a competent firm to provide capacity building and skills development of at least 16 briquette making groups to enhance their capacity in managing their processes in a sound business framework.

 

Application Deadline: 21st October 2019.