Call for Proposals: Small Scale Development Projects (Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi)

Deadline: 30-Sep-23

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka has opened a call for proposals for local small scale projects to be implemented in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2024.

The Small Scale Projects (SSP) are one of the instruments of the development cooperation of the Czech Republic. SSP are identified by the respective Embassies of the Czech Republic (through applications submitted by potential implementers) and approved by headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). SSP aims to contribute to the local subject by small-scale development activities in accordance with the beneficiary country´s national development priorities.

Funding Information
Czech financial contribution for the project is 200,000 CZK – 500,000 CZK (co-financing from other sources is arbitrary and desirable) and the total cost of salary/fee, subsistence allowance, accommodation, travel cost and eventual insurance and vaccination of the experts must not exceed 25 % of the project´s total costs.
Project implementation must not exceed 31st October of the relevant year (project billing must also be done by this date).
The project has to be implemented after the signature of the contract for implementation (which usually occurs around March) by end of October 2024.

Project Implementation
SSP does not include the payment of the implementer´s administrative costs.
The financial amount approved for the implementation of the SSP in CZK is also binding for the conversion into foreign currency.

One of the crucial condition is a project sustainability (meaning the project would be able to run in a future without further financial support).

Tangible assets of the project should be marked with a logo of the Czech development cooperation. In the case of project´s intangible assets, it is always necessary to mention the financial support of the Czech development cooperation.
The transfer of funds between items in the approved identification form must be justified in writing to Embassy and described in the final report.

Eligibility Criteria
The project proposals should correspond with the development priorities of the country.
Implementer of the SSP is a local subject with legal personality in the country of the project implementation.
Implementer must be eligible to sign contract with MFA CZ that establishes jurisdiction of Czech laws and Czech courts.
It is desirable that the implementer would cooperate with Czech subjects, e.g. would purchase Czech products, use Czech know-how etc.
Funds are allocated to non-political and non-governmental group only.
Submitted proposals can be changed based on the notice from the Embassy until the deadline set by the Embassy.

Termination Criteria
The project implementer is obliged to submit a written final project report, incl. financial report to the Embassy no later than one month after the end of the project,
The photo documentation of the project outcomes has to be attached to the final report by the implementer.

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