2012 Funding and grants opportunity for Kenya

Call for Expression of Interest for establishing and operating a Climate Innovation Centre in Kenya
Organization                                      InfoDev
Deadline                                             October 24 2011
InfoDev is a program that was started by the World Bank in association with DANIDA and UKAid. The main purpose behind establishing the centre is to provide a country-driven approach to climate change and support he local government in the Greening Kenya Initiative.
The CIC will be designed and operated in accordance with the business plan already established for the Center through an extensive stakeholder engagement process. The business plan should be reviewed carefully before submitting an Expression of Interest.
Eligible organizations (universities, research institutes, government agencies, firms, NGOs) or consortiums can submit their proposals.  The selected organization or consortium will be responsible for all aspects of the CIC establishment and operations including securing appropriate facilities, identifying a world-class management team, providing the services and programs described in the business plan, ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of programs, reporting to infoDev, and ensuring in all ways the long-term sustainability of the CIC

Evaluation Criteria
  • Capabilities to build and manage complex organizations, including strong internal governance frameworks and a track record of fiduciary responsibility and accountability.
  • Proven ability to attract and build a strong team of individuals for project implementation.
  • Understanding of the needs of climate technology SMEs in Kenya or similar contexts, including experience evaluating climate technologies and incubating early-stage businesses.
  • Strong local and international links with potential partners including climate technology firms, investors, technical and business experts, policy experts, and leading research and development organizations.
  • Ability to leverage existing and additional sources of funding, both cash and in-kind, such as space, equipment, and staff
  • Ability to implement and maintain procurement and financial management processes and a comprehensive M&E strategy.
  • Based on responses to this request for EOI, a shortlist of applicants will be established and invited to submit a full technical and financial proposal based on a detailed request for proposals.
Visit this link for further details about this call for proposal/expression of interest
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