We are happy to inform you that the spring 2020 Call for Proposals for the Challenge Fund of the Czech-UNDP Partnership is open and accepting applications.

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

The eligible applicants include Czech private and public sector, NGOs, universities, state institutions or research centers. The applicants are required to engage local partners to assure viability in local conditions and to promote sustainability and scalability of the solution. Interested applicants can consult the official procurement notice with topics of the Challenge and submit their proposals via online application system by Tuesday 30 June 2020, 23.59 Istanbul time (GMT +3).

The estimated beginning of contracts is July 2020 and each contract is expected to last up to 12 months. The Challenge Fund awards range between US$20,000 and US$40,000, with applicants providing a minimum 20% of co-funding of the total cost of the project. For more information on the Challenge Fund, please check the website or message