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UNOPS announces Call for Proposals to Award Small Grants (Liberia)

UNOPS announces Call for Proposals to Award Small Grants (Liberia)

 

UNOPS has announced a call for Proposals to award small grants in support of well-formulated projects aimed at Delivering Climate-Resilient Solid Waste Management Services in Greater Monrovia, Liberia.

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The Cities Alliance Liberia Country Programme through the European Union-funded 4-year Solid Waste Management Project entitled “Delivering Climate Resilient Solid Waste Management Service in Greater Monrovia through Community Based Enterprises” supports primary waste collection services within Greater Monrovia Metropolitan region.

The project is complementary to the Cheesemanburg Landfill and Urban Sanitation project implemented through the World Bank. The project works directly with Monrovia City Corporation, Paynesville City Corporation, WASH Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to coordinate and provide overall oversight to project activity implementation and ensure implementation of a sustainable primary solid waste collection model.

Funding Information

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Grant amount is sized up to from USD 25,000 to USD 50,000 per project.
Objectives

The goal of the programme is to contribute to poverty reduction and improve the quality of life while supporting Liberia’s carbon neutrality agenda. The Programme overall objective is to ensure a citywide integrated solid waste management system that reduces greenhouse gas emission in Greater Monrovia, enhancing the city’s resilience against climate change and disease; thus, creating jobs and creates awareness of climate change.
The Cities Alliance with financial support from the European Union intends to award small grants for waste reuse pilots under two categories: Plastic Recycling, and Organic Waste to Composting. Cities Alliance invites CBEs, SMEs, NGOs, and local organizations from the twelve local authorities that collectively make up the Greater Monrovia area in support of the following proposal categories.
Category #1 – Non-organic waste
Reduce and reuse Proposals that have as the primary objective the measurable reduction in the use of plastics and that seek to promote more environmentally friendly re-usable alternatives. 1.
Recycling non-organic Proposals that have as the primary objective the sorting out from the general city/community waste the nonorganic materials that can be recycled and sold to businesses that can transform such waste into new products.
Transformation of non-organic waste Proposals that have the primary objective of using re-cycled non-organic waste to manufacture in a non-polluting manner any products that will generate market demand.
Category #2 – Transformation of Organic waste
Proposals that have the primary objective of transforming organic waste into either compost or any other usable product that will generate market demand.
Components

The project has four main components:

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Collection of more waste
Extraction and re-use of plastic and organic waste
Awareness and education campaigns
Integrated Solid waste management systems and capacity building.
Outcomes and Deliverables

The proposed project should expand the existing initiatives in the waste sector for composting and recycling and create a value chain for the reusable materials within the solid waste generation in Greater Monrovia. Each project is expected to identify and propose its own specific outputs.
The deliverables proposed by the project must be aligned with its overall objective and activities and contribute to advancing initiatives in the waste sector for composting and recycling and create a value chain for the reusable materials within the solid waste generation in Greater Monrovia.
For instance, this could be physical products that will be delivered by your recycling or organic waste composting project, or other soft components such as capacity building, community-local government engagement processes, or activities contributing to improving the status of women and girls.
Duration

Funding is available for projects with a duration of up to 12 months.
Eligibility Criteria

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Scope: Proposed projects must meet the objectives of one of the chosen themes of promoting the reduction, reuse and recycling of the waste within the greater Monrovia area.
Target organizations: CBEs, SMEs, NGOs, and local organizations from the twelve local authorities that collectively make up the Greater Monrovia area.
Fiduciary requirements: Organizations must be legally registered within Liberia for at least six months on the closing date of the call and must have or should be able to open a bank account in the name of the organization.
Geographic scope: Projects must take place within the geographic space of at least one of the 12 local authority areas of the greater Monrovia area.
Funding: Funding can be requested for grants between USD $25,000 and USD $50,0001 with a clear costing demonstrating how the amount applied for is derived.
Language: Applications must be submitted in English.
Applications: Applications must provide all the information and support documentation requested
Potential grantees, should not:
be included in any of the following ineligibility lists (which are consolidated and can be checked at the United Nations Global Marketplace):
The United Nations Ineligibility List (UNIL) which includes UNOPS’ ineligibility list;
The World Bank Corporate Procurement Listing of Non-Responsible Vendors and the World Bank Listing of Ineligible Firms and Individuals;
the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List;
be currently suspended from doing business with UNOPS.
For more information, visit https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/113086

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