CALL FOR PROPOSALS: (CLOSED)

Is your company or organisation ready to take action to fight climate change? Do you have great ideas on how to make your supply chains from shelf to field more resilient and climate-friendly?

Then join forces with partners along the supply chain and let innovative ideas grow.

Together we can! Stop Climate Change!

Submit your project concepts for the Initiative 4 Climate Smart Supply Chains until June 20th 2022.
CLOSED: The application deadline has expired. 

For more information DOWNLOAD the Call for Proposals (PDF) summarizing all key facts around the Initiative.

If you have any questions, please contact us at i4c(at)giz.de

 

Initiative 4 Climate Smart Supply Chains

With extreme temperatures and rainfalls, climate change is increasingly affecting agriculture: less growth, lower yields, more pests. Especially smallholder families in the global south, whose livelihoods depend on harvests, are struggling with these challenges. This is also felt by companies that purchase agricultural products. Hence, global companies are increasingly engaging in climate risk management measures to enable secure sourcing.

At the same time, agricultural supply chains, especially in commodity production, are a major cause of climate change: about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions result from food systems and agriculture. Unsustainable farming practices or deforestation play a central role here.

Agricultural supply chains provide the livelihoods for many hundreds of millions of smallholder families. Cooperation among the actors along the supply chain from shelf to field is therefore key to achieving international development goals.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ Global Programme ‘Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains’ is launching the Initiative For Climate Smart Supply Chains (I4C) to engage actors along the agricultural supply chain to jointly implement projects fighting climate change and promoting Just Transition.

For more detailed information DOWNLOAD the Call for Proposal (PDF) or find an overview of the key facts below.

The Call for Proposals

The I4C is a Call for Proposals for business-led Consortia aiming to make global supply chains from shelf to field climate smart

We invite companies and organisations along agricultural supply chains to apply with their joint project concepts that meet the criteria as defined in the Call for Proposals

It particularly targets companies from the consumer and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. This includes the sectors i) food and nutrition ii) clothing and textiles (cotton products) and footwear iii) cosmetics and personal care iv) detergents and cleaning products.

Form a project team and pitch your green ideas!

At the time of application, a full project proposal is not yet required. The pre-selected Consortia will further develop their concepts with the support of GIZ. Several winning Consortia may be selected. The winning Consortia will be responsible for the implementation of the final project proposals. 

Please find an overview below and see the Call for Proposals (PDF DOWNLOAD) for additional guidance.

What is the scope of each project? 

We are looking for innovative holistic agricultural supply chain approaches that contribute to the transformation of global food and land use systems against the backdrop of advancing climate change. Initiating positive change from production to consumption. 

Submit project concepts fostering climate action in agricultural supply chains meeting the following requirements

 

Action areas

All projects must clearly linked to the national climate targets - Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)/ National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) - in the agricultural sector of the implementing Partner Country/ies. 

All projects must contribute to at least two of the following action areas:

Action areas - more information

1. Increasing agricultural productivity and incomes sustainably

This action area is about measures to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, without having a negative impact on the environment. Such approaches are expected to increase food and nutritional security. A key concept related to boost productivity is sustainable intensification, whereby crop yields per unit of land, water, energy, nutrients, and labour are improved through conventional, high-tech, agro-ecological, or organic technologies.

Exemplary actions include:

  • Land and soil management
  • Certification and implementation of sustainability standards
  • Efficient nutrient and water management 
  • Introduction of climate smart post-harvest and processing technologies

 

2. Adapting smallholder farming systems and livelihoods to climate change

This action area aims to enable farmers and other actors along the supply chains to better cope with changing climatic conditions and extreme weather events. This means, reducing exposure to short-term risks while strengthening their resilience by building their capacity to adapt and thrive in the face of shocks and long-term stresses. Particular attention is given to protecting the ecosystem services that ecosystems provide to farmers and others. These services are critical for maintaining productivity and ability to adapt to climate changes. Where possible, interventions should contribute to the NAPs.

Exemplary actions under this area include:

  • Climate change risk management
  • Irrigation and water management
  • Introduction of adapted varieties and agricultural as well as income diversification
  • Introduction of digitalization and traceability systems

 

3. Reducing and/ or removing greenhouse gas emissions

The Paris Agreement commits us to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and ideally below 1.5 degrees Celsius to combat climate change. This action area includes measures that contribute to the reduction and/or elimination GHG emissions. This means reducing emissions for every calorie or kilo of food, fibre, and fuel produced and avoiding deforestation from agriculture. In addition, soils and trees must be manged to maximise their potential to act as carbon sinks and absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Approaches to support monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) are also welcome under this action area. Where possible, measures should contribute to the NDCs.

Exemplary actions include:

  • Forest protection, monitoring of forest cover, agroforestry
  • Introduction of renewable energy and energy efficiency

Targeted agricultural supply chains

Multiple-commodity projects are welcome. The project must focus on at least one of the following agricultural supply chains:

Geographic focus

Target countries must be among the BMZ Partner Countries listed under Bilateral Partners, Reform Partners and Global Partners. Implementation of the activities must be in one or more of the specified Partner Countries.

Achieving impact

The beneficiaries of the project are smallholder families and/or other stakeholders working along the selected agricultural supply chains in the specified Partner Country/ies.

All projects must contribute to the overall objective of promoting climate protection and climate change adaptation. Hence, all projects must contribute to indicator 3 ‘Capacity building’ and at least two of the specified indicators below.

Indicators – more information

1. Farm income:
Number of supported agricultural enterprises (e.g., farms, farmer associations etc. as well as up and downstream enterprises in the Partner country/ies), whose average income has increased.

2. Increase in crop yield:
Number of producers who have increased their yields per unit of land (kg/ha), of water, of energy or of nutrients.

3. Capacity building (compulsory):
Number of people (farmers, workers, entrepreneurs, extensionists etc. disaggregated by young adults and women) involved in climate-smart supply chains who confirm their increased capacities to better adapt to climate shocks and long-term stresses (increased resilience to climate change).

4. Climate-smart innovations:
Number of climate smart innovations (e.g., climate relevant insurances or technologies) introduced.

5. GHG emissions reduction or avoidance:
Reduced/ avoided tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (tCO2e) directly achieved by the project until project end.

6. GHG removal:
Removed tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (tCO2e) directly achieved by the project until project end.

Duration

All projects must have a duration of 1.5 to 3 years, ready to start implementation in December 2022.

 

Project Volume

The total volume of the project is between 2 and 3 million euros (including the below-mentioned own contribution).

The Consortium makes an own contribution of at least and preferably more than 50% of the total volume. Own contributions can be made financially and/or in-kind (e.g., by assigning own personnel). A higher share of the Consortium in the total volume is evaluated positively.

The International Company’s own contribution to the Consortium's share (not the total project volume!) should be at least and preferably more than 40%. If more than one International Company is part of the Consortium, they can share the requirement of a contribution of at least 40% to the total share of the Consortium.

Who can apply?

Join forces! It’s teamwork.  

Any applying Consortium shall consist of at least two Consortium partners, including:

  • at least one of the Consortium partners is an International Company,
  • at least one of the Consortium partners is a Local Entity in each Partner Country and
  • optionally, one or more International Associations may participate as further Consortium partners.

The Consortium does not need to be formalized via an agreement.

Criteria to qualify as ‘International Company’
  • Any commercial company, partnership or other entity established in the EU, or any other country not listed in the OECD DAC List of ODA Recipients,
  • active in the trade, processing and/or procurement of the specified agricultural supply chains,
  • at least EUR 1,000,000 annual turnover,
  • at least eight employees, and
  • sufficient financial stability and liquidity to provide the necessary own contribution.
Criteria to qualify as ‘Local Entity’
  • Any company, partnership, association, cooperative, foundation, organisation, research institution or NGO with
  • head office or major part of activities in one or more Partner Countries.
Criteria to qualify as ‘International Association’
  • Any association, organisation, partnership, cooperative, foundation, research institution NGO or companies not falling under ‘International Company’, active in the field of international development cooperation or having an international focus with
  • head office in the EU or any other country not listed in the OECD DAC List of ODA recipients.

Why to apply?

Get support for climate action! On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) GIZ is awarding up to 50% of total funding to the best-placed projects and supports them in their realisation.

Take responsibility! While attractive part-financing and project assistance for good is offered, projects will be developed and implemented by the winner Consortia.

Contract for winners

Depending on the proposed project concept and composition of the Consortium, GIZ will conclude (i) a cooperation agreement with the selected Consortium and (ii) a grant agreement to channel GIZ’s financial contribution to the project.

The contracting party of such grant agreement will be either a Local Entity or an International Association. Additional Consortium members (Local Entity/ies and/or International Association/s) who should also receive financial contributions may be integrated in the grant agreement as sub-recipients.

The International Company shall not receive any financial support or other benefit from GIZ, nor will GIZ place any order with the International Company in the context of the selected project.

How will proposals be selected?

The following criteria will be used for the pre-selection:

What is the process and timeline?

The Call for Proposals will be open from May 16th 2022 for five weeks. It is a two-step procedure. Pre-selected projects will finalize their concepts into a full project proposal in July 2022. Final selection will be announced by end-August 2022.

A virtual Q&A session organised by the GP AgriChains will be offered on Tuesday, May 24th 2022 at 14:00 CEST to clarify any open questions. To register for the Q&A session, please send an e-mail to i4c(at)giz.de.

Process – more information

Pre-selection: A selection committee consisting of members of BMZ, GIZ and climate change/agriculture experts from academia and practice, will shortlist up to eight Consortia based on the pre-selection criteria.

Project development: The pre-selected Consortia will then have five weeks to elaborate their concepts into a full project proposal. The GP AgriChains will offer an equal amount of support, e.g. on administrative requirements, to all Consortia.

Final selection: The Consortia will submit the full project proposal and present their projects to the selection committee. The final decision will be taken by the selection committee based on pre-announced final selection criteria. Awardees shall be informed by e-mail about ten days after the presentation.

Conclusion of contract: The aim is to finally select up to five Consortia. GIZ will conclude a cooperation agreement with each of such five Consortia and a grant agreement with the respective Local Entity or International Association participating in the respective Consortium.

Additional terms and conditions
  • The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with headquarters in Eschborn and Bonn, Germany, ("GIZ") is the organiser of I4C.
  • Participation in this Call for Proposals does not constitute an entitlement to conclude a contract with GIZ nor to receive any financial contribution from GIZ.
  • GIZ reserves the right to exclude participants who provide false or incomplete information. In such a case, it is also possible that financial contribution by GIZ may be subsequently withdrawn. GIZ will ask for a statement in case of suspicion. If this remains unanswered, GIZ reserves the right to exclude the participant from the Call for Proposals.
  • If a selected Consortium does not take advantage of the financial contribution, GIZ reserves the right to decide at its own discretion what to do with the financial contribution.
  • GIZ reserves the right to react transparently to unforeseen circumstances by changing or cancelling the Call for Proposals, especially in the event of manipulation or if the execution of the Call for Proposals is endangered.
  • Should any clause of these terms and conditions be invalid, the validity of the remaining terms and conditions shall remain unaffected.
  • Recourse to the courts is not permitted.

What are FAQs?

Project concept
What is covered under the targeted agricultural supply chains ‘spices’?

The project can focus on the agricultural supply chain of spices, however not herbs. All agricultural commodities that count as spices are accepted. This includes, for example, vanilla, rooibos, cardamom, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg and ginger.

Can a project focus on multiple-commodities and/or various Partner Countries?

All projects must focus on at least one of the specified agricultural supply chains in at least one or more of the specified Partner Countries.

Hence, it is possible, for example:

  • The project focuses on one commodity in one Partner Country.
  • The project focuses on multiple commodities in one Partner Country.
  • The project focuses on one commodity in several Partner Countries.
  • The project focuses on multiple commodities in several Partner Countries.

If several Partner Countries are addressed or a regional approach stretching across several Partner Countries is proposed, the time and financial resources must be planned appropriately.

Further, if more than one International Company applies in a multiple-commodity project, the selected agricultural supply chains must be covered by at least one International Company that is active in the trade, processing and/or procurement in all the speci­fied agricultural supply chains.

Can the project also focus on an agricultural commodity that is not among the specified targeted agricultural supply chains?

The project must focus on at least one of the specified targeted agricultural supply chains. The beneficiaries of the project are smallholder farmers, workers and/or other stakeholders in one or more of the specified Partner Countries working at least along one of the specified agricultural supply chains.

Only selected activities that target the above defined beneficiaries regarding income diversification may include additional other agricultural commodities that are not among the specified targeted agricultural supply chains. However, the primary focus must be on one or several of the agricultural supply chains as specified in the Call for Proposals.

Who are the beneficiaries of the proposed projects?

The beneficiaries of the project must be smallholder farmers, workers and/or other stakeholders in one or more of the specified Partner Countries working at least along one of the specified agricultural supply chains.

Can the project target beneficiaries who are already financed or supported by GIZ, but not on climate smart activities?

The project can target beneficiaries who are already financed or supported by GIZ or others, if the activities proposed are not yet financed or supported by GIZ or any other party.

What is the difference between the Partner Countries classified as Bilateral Partners, Reform Partners, and Global Partners? Does it have any implication?

The Call for Proposals includes all BMZ Partner Countries classified as Bilateral Partners, Reform Partners and Global Partners. These are BMZ categories of partnerships. However, the different categories are not relevant for the proposed projects. Implementation of the activities must be in one or more of the BMZ Partner Countries, regardless of the three categories.

Are proposals accepted that are purely applied research or analytical in nature?

No, it is not possible to apply with a project exclusively on research.

Consortium
Can an organisation such as an NGO or company apply individually or only in a Consortium?

It is not possible to apply individually. Only in a Consortium that fulfils the Call for Proposals criteria (see ‘Who can apply’ in the Call for Proposals).

Can more than one International Company participate in one Consortium?

Yes, it is possible that more than one International Company participate in a Consortium, if at least one Local Entity in each Partner Country is also included.

Any applying Consortium shall consist of at least two Consortium partners, including:

  • at least one of the Consortium partners is an International Company,
  • at least one of the Consortium partners is a Local Entity in each Partner Country and
  • optionally, one or more International Associations may participate as further Consortium partners.

The participating International Companies can also share the minimum requirement of 40% share of the Consortium’s own contribution. 

Does the ‘International Company’ have to be established or have headquarters in the EU? Or can the ‘International Company’ be based in the US?

The International Company must be established in the EU, or any other country not listed in the OECD DAC List of ODA Recipients. Hence, the International Company can also be based in the US.

Can a university apply as a Consortium member? What kind of Consortium member would a university be?

Yes, a university counts as research institution and can either qualify as ‘Local Entity’ if in Partner Countries or ‘International Association’ if in EU or any other country not listed in the OECD DAC List of ODA Recipients.

‘Business-led Consortium’ - Is it necessary for the international company to lead the Consortium/project? What does ‘business-led’ mean in practical terms since all Consortium members will sign the collaboration agreement?

By ‘business-led’ is meant that an International Company must be a partner of the Consortium and a large part (40%) of the Consortium’s own contribution must be provided by the Internationale Company/ies. The economic partner plays an import role.

Indeed, if the Consortium is selected, all Consortium members will enter into an agreement with GIZ. Each Consortium member will be responsible for its own activities and contributions within the project. The consortium will report to jointly GIZ.

However, how the consortium best coordinates among itself, is left to the individual consortium. There should be one main contact person per Consortium. The Consortium determines who is best suited for the role within the project.

Can a Consortium submit more than one project concept?

Each Consortium (same constellation of Consortium members) is only allowed to submit one project concept. A Consortium member may participate in different Consortia (with different Consortium members), though.

Does a non-operating holding company qualify as an International Company?

Yes, it is possible, if the legal entity is established in the EU, or any other country not listed in the OECD DAC List of ODA Recipients, and its subsidiary companies are active in the trade, processing and/or procurement of the specified agricultural supply chains. The non-operating holding company must have a significant influence on the subsidiary companies. Please explain, when filling out the application form ‘Consortium Members’ – main activities.

In addition, the following criteria have to be fulfilled:

  • at least 1 Mio. EUR annual turnover,
  • at least eight employees, and

sufficient financial stability and liquidity to provide the necessary own contribution.

Can a Country Office of UN Organisations (e.g. UNDP, FAO, UNEP etc.) be considered as the Local Entity as part of a consortium?

A Country Office of a UN Organisation does not qualify as a Local Entity. However, a Country Office of a UN Organisation qualify as an International Association.

Is the Consortium eligible if the International Company has a shareholding in the Local Entity?

Yes, this is possible. However, it is desirable and encouraged that more local actors be included that are independent from the International Company.

Does an internationally operating company that provides goods or services for stakeholders in the supply chain count as International Company?

Internationally operating companies that are not active in the trade, processing and/or procurement of the specified agricultural supply chains, for example consultancy or service providers, do not count as International Company. However, these companies may participate as International Association in a Consortium together with at least one International Company and at least one Local Entity.

Finances
What is the minimum/maximum total project volume for each project?

The total volume of the project is between two and three million euros (including the below-mentioned own contribution).

The Consortium makes an own contribution of at least and preferably more than 50% of the total volume. Own contributions can be made financially and/or in-kind (e.g., by assigning own personnel). A higher share of the Consortium in the total volume is evaluated positively

Out of the total Consortium's share (not of the total project volume!) the contribution of the International Company shall be at least and preferably more than 40%. The participating International Companies can also share the minimum requirement of 40% share of the Consortium’s own contribution.

What is the minimum contribution of the Consortium to the project?

The total volume of the project is between two and three million euros (including the below-mentioned own contribution).

The Consortium makes an own contribution of at least and preferably more than 50% of the total volume. Own contributions can be made financially and/or in-kind (e.g., by assigning own personnel). A higher share of the Consortium in the total volume is evaluated positively.

The International Company’s own contribution to the Consortium's share (not the total project volume!) should be at least and preferably more than 40%. If more than one International Company is part of the Consortium, they can share the requirement of a contribution of at least 40% to the total share of the Consortium.

What is the minimum contribution of the International Company to the project? If more than one International Company is part of the Consortium, can they share the minimum contribution?

Out of the total Consortium's share (not of the total project volume!) the Contribution of the International Company shall be at least and preferably more than 40%. Own contributions can be made financially and/or in-kind (e.g., by assigning own personnel).

If more than one International Company is part of the Consortium, they can share the requirement of at least 40% contribution to the total Consortium’s share.

Is there a minimum financial contribution by the Consortium members required? Is there a maximum in-kind contribution by the Consortium members?

Own contributions can be made financially and/or in-kind (e.g., by assigning own personnel). The own contribution can be made 100% financially or 100% in-kind or shared between financial and in-kind contributions. There is no distribution rule. Contributions should be reasonably calculated, plausible and designed to make the most sense for the project and impact achievement.

Can the purchasing of the selected agricultural commodities from the beneficiaries of the project be considered as a contribution?

Economic activities that are carried out anyway (independently from the project) by the business partner cannot be considered as contributions to the project.

This is to be distinguished from the recognition of costs from the use of capital goods of the partners for the project (e.g. machines, software licenses etc.), which are indicated in the application document under ‘procurement of goods’ and/or ‘other costs/consumables’. The aim is to mobilize resources for the projects from the partners' side. The project is intended to have an additional impact beyond the day-to-day business.

Can overhead costs be accounted for in the budget? What overhead rate is acceptable for the budget?

A percentage may be entered for administration costs if it would be disproportionately time consuming to work out specific project-related administration costs and provided that the lump sum appears to be set at an appropriate level.

Can travel expenses of International Companies be accounted for in the budget (and hence, as own contribution)?

If travel contributes to the achievement of the project's objectives and is an integral part of achieving impact, then travel costs may be listed at appropriate levels.

Is it possible to apply with an existing project, that will be scaled up? Can already invested funding be considered as contribution?

Consortia may apply with a component of an existing project, provided that the activities proposed are not yet financed or supported by GIZ or any other party, and that the project component meets the qualification criteria listed in the Call for Proposals. Activities which are already financed or supported by GIZ or other donors are not eligible for funding.

If the project in case of scaling-up requires the use of in-kind services (materials and equipment or capital goods) that were procured for the previous project, only the proportional costs (depreciation) can be recognized. Non-recurring expenses incurred for the existing project cannot be considered as a contribution.

Can the contributions of the Consortium Partner be phased?

All projects must have a duration of 18 months to 3 years, ready to start implementation in December 2022. When which consortium partner contributes what amount to the project over the duration of the project should be planned by the Consortium in a way which makes most sense for the project.

How will the own contribution of the Consortia be reported and verified?

When submitting all project progress reports and final reports, the Cooperation Partner shall report to GIZ the costs it has actually incurred in providing the contribution. The notification of the Cooperation Partner's own contribution must indicate the nature and scope of activities conducted.

No voucher-based reporting is conducted. However, the Cooperation Partner shall ensure that it keeps all documents, that these documents are drawn up with due commercial prudence, and that they can be submitted to or inspected by GIZ on request. The Cooperation Partner hereby undertakes to provide further information if required.

Does GIZ only award cash grants to winner Consortia?

GIZ will conclude one grant agreement with each winner Consortium to channel GIZ’s financial contribution to the project. The award does not include in-kind contributions by GIZ.

The contracting party of such grant agreement will be either a Lo­cal Entity or an International Association. Additional Consortium members (Local Entity/ies and/or International Association/s) who should also receive financial contributions may be integrated in the grant agreement as sub-recipients.

The International Company shall not receive any financial support or other benefit from GIZ, nor will GIZ place any order with the In­ternational Company in the context of the selected project.

Can public funds be awarded to more than one Consortium partner? Does GIZ conclude more than one grant agreement per Consortium?

Only one of the Consortia members becomes the main recipient (signatory) of the grant agreement, and will then be responsible for managing the GIZ grant and may re-distribute the funds to other eligible Consortium members (Local Entity/ies and/or International Association/s) as sub-recipients.

What are the conditions for financing materials and equipment through public funds?

Costs for materials and equipment can be foreseen within the project but should not exceed 30% of the total volume and not exceed 30% of the public funds (GIZ Contribution). When procuring pesticides and/or medicines, compliance with the GIZ procurement policy is a must.

If materi­als and equipment are purchased, these items need to be hand­ed over to a non-profit or public organisation at the end of the project. If materials and equipment continue to be available to a private enterprise for economic use after the end of the project, only the depreciation during the contract period is eligible for reimbursement.

Indicators
If the project covers several countries, do all countries have to contribute to the same indicators?

The project must contribute to at least three of the specified indicators (indicator 3 compulsory). However, not all the countries must contribute to the same selected indicators. Indicators should be selected based on what makes most sense for the project.

Are there any priority indicators other than indicator 3 ‘Capacity building’?

There is no other compulsory indicator than indicator 3. The project must contribute to at least three (including indicator 3) of the specified indicators.

Selection process
Are projects that focus on more than one specified agricultural supply chain and/or more than one Partner Country given priority?

No, the quality of project is not evaluated by the number of agricultural commodities, or the number of Partner Countries addressed.

If addressing multiple specified agricultural supply chains or Partner Countries, or proposing a regional approach stretching across several Partner Countries, time and financial resources must be planned accordingly.

If the Consortium contributes more than the minimum 50% of the total project volume, will it be evaluated positively?

A higher share of the Consortium in the total volume is evaluated positively. Financial contribution by the Consortium counts 20% in the pre-selection process.

Other
What are the contract agreements with winner consortia?

Depending on the proposed project concept and composition of the Consortium, GIZ will conclude (i) a cooperation agreement with the selected Consortium and (ii) a grant agreement to channel GIZ’s financial contribution to the project.

A cooperation agreement is an agreement between GIZ and the Consortium. In this agreement, the different roles and contribu­tions of the different Consortium partners as well as GIZ will be de­fined. No Consortium member assumes any contractual responsi­bility for the other Consortium members. Each Consortium member will be responsible for their own activities and contributions within the project. The winning Consortia will be responsible for the imple­mentation of the proposed project.

The contracting party of such grant agreement will be either a Lo­cal Entity or an International Association. Additional Consortium members (Local Entity/ies and/or International Association/s) who should also receive financial contributions may be integrated in the grant agreement as sub-recipients.

The International Company shall not receive any financial support or other benefit from GIZ, nor will GIZ place any order with the In­ternational Company in the context of the selected project.

What is the role of GIZ in the project implementation?

The winning consortia are independently responsible for project implementation.

Besides a cooperation agreement with the selected Consortium, GIZ will conclude a grant agreement to channel GIZ’s financial contribution to the project (see FAQ ‘What are the contract agreements with winner consortia?’) The contracting party of such grant agreement will be either a Lo­cal Entity or an International Association. Additional Consortium members (Local Entity/ies and/or International Association/s) who should also receive financial contributions may be integrated in the grant agreement as sub-recipients.

GIZ coordinates the initiative and provides technical backstopping for the winning consortia.

How to apply?

Applicants who are interested in submitting their project proposals must complete the specific form here and submit it before the deadline on Monday, June 20th 2022 at 23:59 CEST. All applications must be submitted in English.

For applying you must fill out the short online application and attach the two documents 'Consortium Members' and 'Project Concept'. Other formats or documents will not be accepted.

Submission Form – Call for Proposals

I. General information

II. Members of the Consortium:

Please fill in this template to name all members of the Consortium and upload it here:

(DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX or PDF, max. 1 File, max. 2 MB File)

III. Project concept

Please fill in this template describing your project concept and upload it here:

(DOC, DOCX or PDF, max. 1 File, max. 50 MB File)

IV. Any additional information you would like to provide

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Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us at i4c(at)giz.de