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UNDPIRH-CFP-202204 Czech Challenge Fund
Procurement Process :Innovation Challenge
Office :Istanbul Regional Center - TURKEY
Deadline :31-Jul-22
Posted on :15-Jun-22
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :92374
Link to Atlas Project :
00109001 - Czech-UNDP Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals
Documents :
Annex 4: Budget UNLOCKED
Annex 1 Terms of Reference
Annex 2 Guidelines
Annex 3 Application Form
Annex 4: Budget
Annex 5 Contract Template
Overview :

 

UPDATE: The Annex 4 – Budget has been reuploaded on July 5, 2022 due to a technical issue with one of the fill-in boxes. Both the updated and before June 30 version are considered valid for the Application.”

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Ref Nr: UNDPIRH-CFP-202204 Czech Challenge Fund

The Czech-UNDP Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals Project aims to respond to the development challenges by transferring Czech expertise and innovative solutions for SDGs to partner countries.

The objective of the Challenge fund: Czech solutions for SDGs is to facilitate the transfer of Czech know-how and innovative solutions that would address development challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Georgia, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Zambia and contribute to the achievement of SDGs.

The eligible applicants include the Czech private sector, NGOs, universities, state institutions or research centres. The applicants are required to engage local partners to assure viability in local conditions and to promote the sustainability and scalability of the solution.

All the details regarding the background of the call, criteria for selection and evaluation can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Interested applicants are also invited to attend:

  1. Seminar for applicants to the 2022 Challenge Fund, Thursday 16 June 2022, 09:00 - 11:00 CET (physically in Prague + online, in Czech language) Registration link
  2. Online Seminar “How to submit Challenge Fund application”, Tuesday 28 June 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 CET (in Czech language) Registration link for Zoom
  3. Online Seminar “How to submit Challenge Fund application”, Wednesday 29 June 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 CET (in English language) Registration link for Zoom

Locality: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Georgia, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Zambia

Development Challenges:  

Bosnia and Herzegovina    

  1. Sustainable Growth: with focus on e.g., Circular Economy, Decarbonization, Green Economy, Technology and Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Urban Development. 
  2. Good Governance: with focus on e.g., Waste Management; Exit Single-Use Plastics; Air Pollution; Renewables, Green Procurement, Food Waste. 

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia    

  1. Climate Resilience and Environment Sustainability: with focus on e.g., Access to renewable, affordable, and clean energy, Solar energy solutions, Sustainable urbanization and smart city technologies including strategic benchmarking tools for economic growth via Big Data usage, Dynamic traffic control and intersection coordination, Systems for inspection and maintenance of city infrastructure, Data crowd sourcing platforms.
  2. Inclusive Economic Transformation: with focus on e.g., Strengthening the innovation ecosystem targeting the youth, Technologies and tools to facilitate technology transfer and cooperation between universities and industry, Inclusive and innovative finance, Digital payments and innovative finance tools/approaches, Support to SMEs, Sustainable agriculture.

Georgia    

  1. Sustainable growth: with focus on e.g., Green dimensions of urban development, Public infrastructure and public urban areas, Development to attract/support tourism, Support for community areas and inclusive spaces. 
  2. Good Governance: with focus on e.g., Building/support of inclusive society, Democratic participation, Support of the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged people. 

3.Rural Development, Jobs and Livelihoods

  1. Disaster Risk Reduction and Environmental Protection with focus on e.g., Development of Protected Landscapes and Areas, Waste Management; Exit Single-Use plastics, Air pollution and renewables, Green procurement, Food Waste. 

Kingdom of Cambodia   

1.Sustainable Growth:

  1. Green Economy and Circular Economy: with focus on e.g., Climate resilience, Sustainable agriculture. 
  2. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: with focus on e.g., Innovative green solutions and energy affordability, Energy efficiency. 

Republic of Moldova    

  1. Sustainable Growth, with focus on e.g., inclusive and Equitable economic growth, Support of markets, employment and encouragement of economic growth, Mitigation of negative impacts of economic decline in the sectors of agriculture, market, employment. 
  2. Sustainable Green Cities, with focus on e.g., Green Technologies & Affordable Energy Sources, ensuring energy affordability, and mitigating the impacts of energy poverty for local communities. 
  3. Solutions on Digital Transformation, with focus on e.g., Digital Innovations & New Solutions for ICT Sector for local communities in and refugees from Ukraine. 
  4. Climate Change with focus on e.g., Energy efficiency, Green transformation (Based on EU Green Deal), Environmental sustainability and resilience, Ensuring energy affordability, and mitigating the impacts of energy poverty for local communities and refugees from Ukraine. 
  5. Just Transition” - Environment; Anti-Corruption and Eco-Innovations in the Governance Line, with focus on e.g., Digital services and technologies to improve and support the public service delivery, increasing people’s engagement, enhancing transparency, accountability, inclusion. 

Republic of Zambia   

  1. Good Governance: with focus on e.g., Access to education, including innovative ways to produce and fund school equipment and education activities, Youth employment, Job creation, Focus on creation and support of youth and women-led enterprises and livelihoods, Local development including promotion of local enterprise development, and development of new value chains. 
  2. Nature Resources Management and Renewable Energy with focus on e.g., Innovative green solutions and energy affordability, solar energy and mini-grid systems. 
  3. Climate Change with focus on e.g., Climate resilience, Climate Change adaptation and mitigation, Sustainable agriculture and diversification including forestry (and production of timber), fishery (with support of sustainable river fishing and fish farming) beekeeping, and support of cooperatives. 

Expected date of contract start: September/October 2022

Expected length of contract: up to 1 year

Estimated prize: Ranging between US$20,000 and US$40,000, the applicants provide co-funding of at least 20% of the total cost of the project.

The applicants must submit their proposals using the templates for the Application Form (in Annex 3) and Budget Form (in Annex 4). 

Challenge Fund Applications must be sent to procurement.irh@undp.org   by Sunday 31 July, 2022. 11:59 p.m. CET.

Subject “Application - Czech Challenge Fund 2022”