Call for Proposals: Develop a Clean Cooking MRV System to Support New Regulations
This project responds to a request made by the Ministry of Energy in Uganda to support the implementation of the national cooking strategy under development. More information on Uganda’s involvement in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is available on its Partner Page.
Uganda is currently receiving CCAC funding to develop an integrated national clean cooking strategy that will support the government’s priorities for a strengthened clean cooking regulatory framework, reduced charcoal consumption, and improved access to clean cooking options, especially electricity, biogas and ethanol.
At a minimum, this project will complement these efforts by developing a Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system, recommended national standards for ethanol stoves, electric pressure cookers and electric induction cookers, and a national regulation on charcoal consumption. It is also expected to develop recommendations for national standards on clean cooking, and a corresponding draft regulation for charcoal consumption. This project is expected to launch in Q1 2024.
This project will require close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and alignment with existing clean cookstoves projects in the country, including a government programme to increase clean cooking access through the private sector.
Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:
1. The Government of Uganda adopts an MRV system for the residential cooking sector by the end of the project.
Indicator: Number of monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems developed or updated that include SLCPs.
Output 1.1: Monitoring, reporting and verification system for residential cooking sector in Uganda.
2. The Government of Uganda adopts national standards for ethanol stoves, electric pressure cookers and electric induction cookers by the end of the project or soon after.
Indicator: Number of laws, regulations or other policy instruments with SLCP targets or mitigation measures.
Output 2.1: Draft standards for ethanol stoves, electric pressure cookers, and electric induction cookers in Uganda including recommendations for implementation and enforcement.
3. The Government of Uganda endorses a regulation on charcoal consumption targeting the city of Kampala and secondary cities by the end of the project or soon after.
Indicator: Number of laws, regulations, or other policy instruments with SLCP targets or mitigation measures.
Output 3.1: Draft regulation for ethanol stoves and charcoal consumption in Uganda is developed targeting Kampala and secondary cities, including recommendations for implementation and enforcement.
4. Relevant government authorities in Uganda have increased capacity to measure, verify and report on emissions and emission reductions from cooking by the end of the project.
Indicator: Number of government entities with improved capacity for SLCP action.
Output 4.1: Capacity building workshops to relevant government agencies on SLCP analysis, including on monitoring, reporting, and verification.
To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:
- Complete and submitted before the deadline
- Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.
- Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses
- Project duration is less than 24 months
- Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected
For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success.
Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Presents a clear plan to achieve the required outcomes during the lifetime of the project or soon after
- Includes a plan or activities to enable the scaling up of, replication of, or sustained use of project results over time
- Sets out a clear approach for enabling or contributing to SLCP emissions reductions and resulting co-benefits
- Involves relevant stakeholders
- Approach is grounded in a strong understanding of relevant risks
- Complements other relevant initiatives, funding mechanisms, and existing policy processes
- Applicant demonstrates necessary capacity and experience to perform the work
- A realistic, cost-effective, and clearly justified budget and approach is proposed
- Project meets the minimum requirements for the OECD DAC gender equality marker Score 1
- A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team, and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners.
- Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application. ia
- Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.
The selection process may take up to 6 months after the closing date of the call for proposals. Due to the high volume of requests, the CCAC will not respond to requests for updates or feedback during this time.
How to Apply
Applicants may choose to follow the cost range proposed above OR propose a different budget supported by a clear justification. However, applicants should note that cost efficiency will play a significant role in the selection process.
The completed Application Form and Excel Budget Form should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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