Registration to Participate in the third Call for Proposals

The Integrated Rural Development Programme announces Registration to Participate in the 3rd Call for Proposals

The Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) works in Jalal-Abad Oblast, Kyrgyzstan. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements the project with co-financing from the European Union and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The overall objective of the IRDP is to contribute to reduction of poverty in rural areas through economic and social development initiatives.

The specific objective of the IRDP is the improvement of income opportunities of rural population. This ought to stimulate the local economy and social development in southern Kyrgyzstan with focus on Jalal-Abad Oblast.

Within the specific objective IRDP focuses on three Outputs:

Output 1 aims to strengthen producers, processors and / or cooperatives in agriculture, MSME, rural tourism service providers and / or associations in tourism, in improving their degree of organization and co-operation, thus enabling them to co-ordinate their efforts in production, processing, development of tourism packages or marketing in order to increase efficiency and competitiveness.

Output 2 aims to increase the availability and quality of services needed for development of agriculture and tourism as well as for other rural businesses for the rural population.

Output 3 aims to improve the capacities of local authorities, the civil society and the private sector to jointly implement projects (measures), which improve the conditions for socio-economic development, such as better public services, which lead to improved business environment, and hence, improved and inclusive LED planning. This is to be achieved via an ongoing dialogue between the private sector / civil society and public sector to identify and jointly implement measures thereon.

Core implementation element are Grant Agreements with civil society organisations / NGOs which participate in calls for proposals.

The third Call for Proposals addresses Output 1 and has following lots:

Lot 1 addresses women economic empowerment and seeks to develop sustainable economic opportunities for women particularly in rural areas. Project proposals, which aim at contributing to the economic empowerment of women shall be submitted. The measures have to be designed in order to enhance the skills of women as active players in the economy so that these women can secure and/or increase their income and so the income for their household.

Lot 2 addresses youth economic empowerment. Project proposals aiming at contributing to the economic inclusion and empowerment of young people in the age between 16 and 28 years old shall be submitted.

Interested applicants shall submit the Registration Form to participate in the third Call for Proposals.

Please complete the provided form and send it until 00:00, 18th of November 2020 to [email protected] with the subject line “Request for Registration”.

Organizations which register will be invited for information sessions and will receive documents for the full application within 10 days after the registration. 

Please ensure that the lead applicant and the Co-applicants are legally registered in the Kyrgyz Republic, an EU or EFTA state, the lead applicant is registered since at least 3 years, the Co-applicants since at least 2 years, and that your organisation is a non-profit organisation.