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