Call for Proposals: UN Habitat Climate Smart Cities Challenge 2021 (up to $92,000): Proposals are invited for the UN Habitat Climate Smart Cities Challenge 2021. The Climate Smart Cities Challenge is a global innovation initiative that makes use of innovation approaches such as challenge-driven innovation to match cities with smart solutions that help them achieve their climate goals.
UN-Habitat is working with the cities of Bogotá (Colombia), Bristol (United Kingdom), Curitiba (Brazil) and Makindye Ssabagabo (Uganda) to develop a deep understanding of stakeholder and community needs, climate challenges faced by the city and set incentives to identify innovative climate smart solutions.
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Purpose of the Call for Proposals
The purpose of the Call for Proposals is to solicit proposals from interested non-profit and/or civil society organizations to provide technical support for the project “Climate Smart Cities Challenge’, a city-based open innovation initiative that invites technologists, businesses, innovators and investors to develop, test and scale cutting-edge solutions in a specific city or set of cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to making these cities more climate smart
They are now looking for a non-profit organization to lead the innovation competition phase of the project. Applicant organizations should wish to participate as a partner in the Climate Smart Cities Challenge and should be able to contribute complementary in-kind resources (human resources, knowledge, funds, in-kind contributions, supplies and/or equipment) to achieve the common objectives of the project and subsequently agreed in an Agreement of Cooperation between UN-Habitat and the organization.
- Grant of up to $92,000 is available.
UN Habitat Climate Smart Cities Challenge Eligibility
- Open to non-profit and/or civil society organizations;
- The organization needs to have demonstrated experience in challenge-driven innovation, challenge prizes and leading/implementing innovation competitions or similar processes.
- The organisation must have a legal status with a proof of registration;
- Must have a clear organisation profile and structure;
- Have an audited company financial statement (balance sheet and income statements) and auditors report for the last two years;
- Be willing and able to have a separate bank account for the funds provided by UN-Habitat.
Application: How to Submit your Proposal.
Applicants shall submit their Call for Proposal response by email until September 12, 2021 to the attention of Pontus Westerberg via this e-mail address: email@example.com.