The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA); and Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) have initiated the “Take on the P.E.A.R.L Innovation Challenge Call”.
This Innovation Challenge Call will support the piloting and or scaling of inclusive business solutions as a mechanism to recover from the impact of COVID-19, by addressing key business level barriers through targeted funding and/or targeted technical assistance. P.E.A.R.L refers to Private-Sector Lead; Effective and Feasible solution; Additionality (from a development/donor perspective); Addressing COVID Recovery & Resilience; Improve Livelihoods. Applicants should present an innovative idea/solution that helps them to scale-up operations and impact.
UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA); and Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is inviting proposals from interested innovators who can implement their suggested ideas in an inclusive and sustainable manner. All proposals must present the business model of the company/organization, show how it is inclusive and financially viable, explain which barriers the business/organization faces in scaling up, how the prize award would be used to overcome them, and what impact the solution would have on low income people and local communities.
UNDP will support inclusive businesses to scale-up operations through this Innovation Challenge Call. This is expected to result into clear positive impacts on the target beneficiaries, and the promotion of Uganda as a preferred tourism destination for sustainable and inclusive tourism.
- Winners can receive up to US$ 40,000 in cash and/or in-kind support (goods and services) through this Innovation Challenge.
Applications must be led by a private sector firm or a not-for-profit social enterprise with a financially sustainable business model.
- The organization must already operate an inclusive business. It must be able to show that a significant number of low-income people are already included in its value chain in a strategic way and for mutual benefit.
- It must match the price award as part of its proposed budget (in cash or in-kind).
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=72757