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UN Habitat Climate Smart Cities Challenge 2021 (up to $92,000)

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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Call for Proposals: UN Habitat Climate Smart Cities Challenge 2021 (up to $92,000).

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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

  • Grant of up to $92,000 is available.

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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.

Selection Criteria

  • 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: pontus.westerberg@un.org.

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