DanChurchAid Uganda with the support from DANIDA is launching a call for proposals in renewable energy in West Nile, Uganda with an objective to increase adoption of clean sustainable energy products by households for cooking and lighting.
This call for ideas is open to startups, small or medium enterprises , young innovators, non-governmental organizations ( international and local) and community based organizations. The winner will be awarded a grant of up to USD 40,000 and the second and third runner up will receive a price of USD 1,000 each.
Upon receipt of the Call for ideas herein attached please inform us if you intend to submit a proposal. Please response even if negative.
You shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the proposal and DanChurchAid Uganda will in no case be responsible or liable to these costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the process. DanChurchAid Uganda may for its own convenience and without charge or liability cancel this call for ideas at any stage
The winner will be awarded a grant of up to USD 40,000
DanChurchAid Uganda with the support from DANIDA is launching a call for proposals in renewable energy in West Nile, Uganda with an objective to increase adoption of clean sustainable energy products by households for cooking and lighting
CALL FOR IDEAS!
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Over one million refugees have fled to Uganda in the last two and a half years, making Uganda the third largest refugee-hosting country in the world, with 1.36 million refugees by June 2018. 92% live in settlements alongside the local communities, mainly in northern Uganda or West Nile (Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo and Yumbe)
Refugees and hosts are mostly dependent on natural resources to meet their basic needs for cooking energy, materials for shelter and agricultural land. Current energy practices in displacement communities are often inefficient and unsafe for people and harmful to the environment
The objective of the Green Challenge is for promotion of access and adoption of sustainable energy and green livelihoods in refugee and host communities for cooking and lighting. The application should respond to one (or more) of the following challenges in refugee and host communities in West Nile, Uganda
- Low adoption of sustainable energy interventions and products, addressing issues of low awareness, affordability and suitability of design of the products and solutions.
- Unsustainable production and poor quality of energy products
- We offer a grant of up to USD 40,000 for the winner. Second and third runner up will receive a prize of USD 1,000 each
- Pilot collaboration; onground support; collaboration with communities & refugee settlements in West Nile, community involvement
The call is open to startups, small or medium enterprises (SMES), youth innovators, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) both international and local) and community-based organizations (CBOS).
If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please contact the procurement and logistics unit on firstname.lastname@example.org.
During evaluation exercise, consideration will be given to concepts and ideas with a clear potential in following areas:
- Proposals should focus on improving adoption of existing renewable energy interventions
- Solution should demonstrate potential for scale and impact
- Solution should have the potential to reduce deforestation and air pollution
- Create income and employment for refugees and host communities
- Solution should be backed by a sustainable business and replicable business model
- Reduce risks for women and children
The DanChurchAid Uganda will perform the technical evaluation by setting up an internal evaluation panel. If needed, the evaluation panel may consult external experts for recommendations. The final decision will be made by DCA management.
Contents of the Proposal
The proposal should include:
Part A - Technical proposal
- Description of the proposed approach, methodology, solution
- Describe the Technical Architecture design
- Describe the approach for scalability of your solution
- Please describe your business model and potential costs to customers
- Work plan with breakdown of activities
- Project team details
- Relevant experience
Part B – Financial proposal
Should include: Revenue model. Costs - setup costs, recurring costs, training costs, travel costs not exceeding USD 40,000.
Proposal submission should be a maximum of 10 pages.
TIMELINE (Duration of project implementation and meetings)
11 February 2020
Launch of the “Call for Ideas”
18 February 2020 – 10 AM EAT
Information webinar (Please write to - email@example.com if interested in attending)
4 March 2020 23.59 EAT
Proposals submission deadline
5 March 2020 – 13 March 2020
Review of proposals & judge panel review
16 March 2020 – 18 March 2020
Finalist selected and notified. All participants are informed of the outcome of their submission
23 March 2020
Start of project
March 2020 – December 2020
Project implementation period/Final report submitted
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Only proposals submitted to email address firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 Mar 2020 (23.59– EAT time) will be accepted for evaluation. In case of any problems sending the proposals, please contact email@example.com. Proposals, written in English, shall be submitted in electronic format (PDF) to the following address: Procurement Committee, DanChurchAid Uganda, Box 11027 Kampala Uganda: +256 392 265 594.
All form of clarifications related to this call for ideas shall be submitted by this email firstname.lastname@example.org , at the latest 5 calendar days prior to the submission deadline.
WHO WE ARE
DanChurchAid is a not for profit organization dedicated to helping the world's poorest. We work to save lives, to build resilient communities, and to fight extreme inequality