Challenge Fund 2022: Applications are open!

We are happy to announce that the 2022 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 send the application to   by Sunday 31 July, 2022. 11:59 p.m. CET.

The estimated beginning of contracts is September 2022, 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. 

You may also attend:

  • 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
  • Online Seminar “How to submit Challenge Fund application”, Tuesday 28 June 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 CET (in Czech language) Registration link for Zoom
  • Online Seminar “How to submit Challenge Fund application”, Wednesday 29 June 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 CET (in English language) Registration link for Zoom

For more information on the Challenge Fund, please consult the Czech-UNDP website, see our LinkedIn page or message  

About the Challenge Fund

Through the Challenge Fund, 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 Challenge Fund projects is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.