UNNATI Challenge Fund (UCF)-THIRD CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

April 28, 2017 | 676 views | N/A

NOTICE OVERVIEW

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THIRD CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (Eol) for the UNNATI Challenge Fund

UNNATI Challenge Fund (UCF) through two of its specialised windows 1) Value Chain Window (VCW) and 2) Market Infrastructure Window (MIW) provides matching grants through a competitive bidding process where the best applications are selected. UCF invites interested private and public sector actors/ businesses/ institutions to present new and innovative concepts and business models to promote business growth that benefits the business but also support the growth of the project selected value chains i.e. Orthodox Tea, Ginger, Dairy and Large Cardamom focusing in Eastern Development Region (EDR). UCF is looking at projects with a potential to be replicated throughout Nepal that adds value, meets market demands and fulfils market gaps in agriculture sector. UCF will pay special attention to reducing discrimination of women and traditionally marginalized groups.

The UNNATI Programme is being implemented in Nepal with funding support from the Government of Denmark jointly with Ministry of Agriculture Development (MOAD). The

overall objective of the programme is to promote sustainable and inclusive growth that aims to reduce poverty and raise the living standards of poor people in Nepal.

After having concluded contracts with around 155 applicants based on previous calls, UNNATI has assessed the activity areas that are covered by these contracts and identified a number of gaps where additional activities will be needed to create a balanced support programme. UNNATI now invites interested private and public sector actors I businesses/ institutions to submit an Expression of Interests (Eol) with concept note to implement projects with UNNATI matching grants in the following categories:.

Orthodox Tea
VCW-T3 Tea blending facilities Open for private sector organisations operating in the EDR
Ginger
VCW-G4 Ginger washing facilities Open for public and private organisations, focusing in particular to serve the Koshi corridor
Cardamom
VCW-C3 Cardamom warehouse and sorting facilities Open for public and private organisations, focusing at providing services in the EDR

nterested organisations are advised to ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria for participation by reviewing the information package, available on request from email: unnati.dharan@gmail.com

Concept notes in hard copies in a sealed envelope must reach the following address before the deadline of 12th May 2017, cleariy mentioning “Reference: UCF concept note application – Call for Eol” and the window name and code as per the table above, in the envelope.

UNNATI – Value Chain Windows United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF),

UN House Pulchowk, Lalitpur Or

UNNATI – Access to Finance (A2F) project office Barghachi Path Biratnagar 3, House Number 93

 

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