Cambodia – Czech Challenge Fund 2022

As there is a currently an open call for applications for Czech Challenge Fund 2022, we would like to introduce you all the priority countries to make your decision making easier.

Kingdom of Cambodia is a country located in Southeast Asia and has a population of 17,3 million people. It is composed of 25 provinces with a capital city Phnom Penh.

Cambodia has been one of the priority countries of Challenge Fund since 2020. So far, there were only 2 projects implemented.  Cambodia is a big country with a great potential for new projects and innovation possibilities.

Projects that were implemented in the past were so far focused on two main areas – healthcare and livelihood. Challenge Fund projects provided innovative solution for women menstrual health – reusable and affordable sanitary pads, which are produced by local small women tailor businesses. Second project focused at production of Czech innovative solar dryer to support the export of Cambodian agricultural products to the EU.  You can find the full list of implemented projects here.

Cambodia has various interest in different innovations beyond the above mentioned topics both in the capital city and countryside, that is why the priorities of UNDP office in Cambodia for 2022 call for applications are as follows:

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. 

About the Czech-UNDP Partnership – Challenge Fund and Expertise on Demand

Through the Challenge Fund and Expertise on Demand, the Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs brings innovative solutions from the Czech Republic’s private sector, NGOs, universities, state institutions, research centres and individuals to tackle specific developmental challenges in the priority countries. The implementation of projects and expertises is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Currently a new call for application is open, deadline is on 31th July 2022!