The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking proposals for “Building Eri Value Chain and developing Micro-entrepreneurs’ in Rani Block of Kamrup District of Assam”, to create an Employment & Entrepreneurship Opportunity for Women.
As a public organization entrusted with donor funds and committed to supporting developing economies, UNDP works to improve access to quality assured supplies in a cost effective and reliable way.
The objective of the proposed assignment would be:
- Development of 50 micro-entrepreneurs through training and capacity building of existing micro-entrepreneurs and SHG members through the Biz-Sakhi Module of UNDP.
- Training to 100 eri silk rearers and 25 eri silk spinners through coordinated efforts with resource organisation on improving the production processes through development and support to lead farmers.
- Promotion of producer collectives – 1 PG per village on eri rearing, 1 PG on spinning and promotion of Producer Organization
- Support the micro-enterprises and producer collectives in market linkages and business development.
It is expected that the Service Provider would work towards achieving the following key outputs:
- Improved capacities of women to establish and run micro-enterprises, and development of a pool of women sourcing managers for engagement in the producer collectives and micro-enterprises.
- Increase in production of eri cocoon and yarn, and reduction in market risks and imbalances through collective actions and thereby, establish a self subsistence eco-system in the production level value chain.
- Enable a value added community economic multiplier effect through low-cost technologies on yarn production including value addition and market linkages.
- At least 5 years of experience in working in farm and off-farm sector capacity building projects with organizing women collectives/weavers/producers and livelihood restoration.
- At least 5 years of experience of facilitating market linkagesfor farm produce focused in the handloom sector especially related to women weavers.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=68825