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CHALLENGE FUND 2021: APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

We are happy to announce that the 2021 Call for Proposals for the Challenge Fund of the Czech-UNDP Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals is now open.

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, Ethiopia, Georgia, Cambodia, Moldova and 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 should submit their proposals via online application system by Monday 12 July 2021, 23:59 Istanbul time (GMT +3).  

The estimated beginning of contracts is September 2021, 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 consult the Czech-UNDP website or message cup.applications@undp.org.