Call for Proposals for Low value Grants

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UNDP Kosovo
Published
01/09/2020
Location
Prizren
Category
Listing Type
Grants  

Description

The UNDP project “Support for Sustainable Prizren – Initiating Urban NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions)” objective is to prepare the city of Prizren for reducing the overall Green House Gases (GHG) emissions through cross-sectoral interventions at the municipal level, such as collaboration between industry, government, private sector, civil society including women CSOs and academia that account for different experiences based on gender sensitive approach.

Brief Description of Project

The established Prizren Green Growth Centre (PGGC) serves as NAMAs planning and oversight office. This enables the municipality of Prizren to articulate their climate-related priorities and identified and prioritized urban mitigation actions as urban NAMAs. The Urban NAMA project approaches the issue of climate change from diverse angles, developing the Cross Sectoral Intervention Plan together with stakeholders/partners from different sectors. This brings synergies between reducing GHGs emissions and improving public infrastructures/services for all populations, including women and youth and marginalized communities.  Furthermore, the findings from baseline study for equal inclusion of men, woman and marginalised groups are included in the CSIP. The findings of baseline study indicate that in the sectors of energy, transportation, public infrastructure, waste management female are underrepresented. The need for raising awareness is quite high in all sectors, followed by training opportunities and changing social norms.

The 2020 was intended to be a pivotal year for the global gender equality agenda and global climate change ambition. It was supposed to be a year to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action and to celebrate the start of the Paris Agreement. Yet, the unexpected and rapid spread of the highly infectious novel coronavirus has set in our paths an enormous challenge. The subsequent economic slowdown and the postponement of the UN Climate Conference to 2021 threaten to stall the world’s commitments to climate action. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged reflection on our relationship with the environment. Climate change, deforestation and ocean pollution have contributed to deteriorating ecosystems, losses in biodiversity and faster disease transmission. The temporary GHG reductions in both carbon emissions and energy demand during the outbreak have given the environment breathing space. However, the rebound in emissions may be larger than the decline, unless the economic incentives and investment to restart the economy are geared towards cleaner and more resilient energy infrastructure and building back better, including through regional cooperation and policy coordination.

The combination of COVID-19 and the dual Nature and Climate crises dramatically multiplies the risks to vulnerable communities. Environmental degradation and climate change could make these outbreaks more frequent. UNDP’s interventions are geared towards helping governments to find solutions so that the recovery can be environmentally sustainable, climate-sensitive, energy efficient, and long lasting. This will allow for more strengthened livelihoods, resilient rural-urban planning, climate-friendly technologies, and environmental sustainability.

UNDP Kosovo response to the COVID-19 in coordination with the UN Kosovo Team, is line with the Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UNKT Socio-Economic Recovery Framework, including safeguarding progress on the SDGs and delivering on the leave no one behind approach.

Thus, through this project collaboration, Prizren Municipality seeks to improve the inclusion of women, marginalized groups, women’s right NGOs, students and local institutions in different sectors and support the awareness on gender equality, women’s empowerment and climate change adaptation and mitigation and green growth.

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS/ DELIVERABLES

The objective of this call for Proposals is to break down gender biases and pursue increase in the recruitment and advancement of women in environmental/climate change in cooperation with PGGC, council of high schools and universities through online forums with youth, girls, and women.

  • ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Interested NGOs/CSOs must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the selection:

  • Be legally registered as CSO/NGO in Kosovo and have in possession a valid registration certificate;
  • Demonstrate that its mandate and founding document are in line with the activities for which the fund is being sought;
  • Experience in the implementation of similar/related type of activities, is an advantage
  • Key project management team should have relevant experience in the related field for a minimum of two (2) years;
  • Previous experience in working with international organizations/donors is an advantage;

PROPOSAL

Proposed Methodology, Approach, quality assurance plan and Implementation Plan – this section should demonstrate the NGO’s response to the Terms of Reference by identifying the specific components proposed, how the outputs/ delivery shall be addressed, as specified; providing a detailed description of the essential performance characteristics proposed; identifying the works/portions of the work that will be subcontracted.

Moreover, the proposal should demonstrate how the proposed methodology meets or exceeds the TOR, while ensuring appropriateness of the approach to the local conditions and the rest of the project operating environment. This methodology must be laid out in an implementation timetable and a quality assurance.

Management Structure and Resource (Key Personnel) – This section should include the comprehensive description of the management structure and information regarding required resources including curriculum vitae (CVs) of key personnel that will be assigned to support the implementation of the proposed methodology, clearly defining the roles and responsibilities vis-à-vis the proposed methodology. CVs should establish competence and demonstrate qualifications in areas relevant to the TOR.

Submission Deadline

Proposals, with supporting documents, should be submitted by 13 September 2020 at 12:00 AM

Potential applicants should refer to the “Frequent Asked Questions” posted in UNDP’s website.

For additional questions about the Call for Proposals Guidelines or application forms, please e-mail E-mail address: registry.ks@undp.org

More information is available here.