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Procurement Process :CP-QB-FBS - Call for Proposal – Quality Based Fixed Budget
Deadline :12-Aug-20
Posted on :24-Jul-20
Development Area :FORESTRY  FORESTRY
Reference Number :68217
Link to Atlas Projects :
00104372 - Building Resilient Communities Wetland Ecosystems and As
Documents :
Concept note and Eligibility Criteria- climate action grants- 2nd call
Overview :

The Government of Uganda with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Support Programme.

This is an integrated project that aims to improve livelihoods through climate actions that build national resilience and contribute to mitigation of climate change. The project aims to support the government of Uganda to achieve transformational change by scaling up public and private investments in climate change actions to deliver long-term sustainable development and promoting low carbon climate resilient development. 

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are central commitments by parties to the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015. Uganda committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% through the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions to reduce vulnerability in priority sectors which include; energy, agriculture and livestock, forestry, infrastructure, water and health.

The NDC Support Programme is implemented by Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment/Climate Change Department (MWE/CCD), with funding by the European Union and the governments of Germany and Spain as a contribution to the NDC Partnership, and technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).   The Responsible Parties of the project include National Planning Authority (NPA), Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED) and the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).

The UNDP in conjunction with Climate Change Department/Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) under the NDC support Programme has established climate action grants to support mitigation and adaptation actions.  In the first call, six organizations were the winners of the climate action grants and were awarded last year.  UNDP in collaboration with the Climate Change Department MWE invites the second call of applications/proposals from registered grassroots community-based groups, NGOs, CSOs that are female, and youth led for grants implementing ongoing and innovative initiatives on climate action that contribute to the implementation of Uganda’s NDC.

The climate action grants will focus on women and youth-led innovative technology solutions with high impacts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to NDC implementation and sustainable development. The proposals that demonstrate climate solutions that integrate local communities, particularly women and youth projects at grass/local or local levels are preferred.

The grant shall between US$ 8,000 to US$ 10,000 (UGX 29,000,000/= to 37,000,000/=.) per project and the project should be implemented for a period not more than 12 months (one year) from the receipt of the grants.

Proposed interventions must be in line with Uganda’s NDC priority sectors;

  • Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
  • Waste Management
  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Water resource management
  • Wetlands
  • Infrastructure
  • Water conservation

Priority will be given to proposals that respond to the following aspects:

  • Projects that invest in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies by contributing to NDC implementation and those that demonstrate solutions to address climate change impacts
  • Organizations that are implementing ongoing climate projects that are facing financial challenges to expand or can demonstrate that a grant will leverage more substantial funding to implement activities
  • Foster participation of women and youth in the implementation of climate actions
  • Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, women or youth led initiatives that reach vulnerable groups of people and engage stakeholders that would not normally be involved in the more centralized project activities

All applications should be submitted via email to by no later than 17:00 hours – Kampala Time, on Wednesday 12th August , 2020; Attention: NDC Support Programme.