EPPIC will bring together citizens, local governments, and the private sector to collaborate in establishing effective and innovative solutions. The EPPIC competition is also the opportunity to drive change by raising awareness, collecting lessons learned and trying new approaches to address localized plastic issues.
The EPPIC challenge in Indonesia will take place in Mandalika Lombok, looking for 10 innovative solutions to fight plastic pollution there and compete at the EPPIC Pitch Competition in December 2021. The selection of the 10 solutions that will enter the pitching competition is based on 6 criteria: viability and local potential, innovativeness, sustainability, scalability, impact/ SDG, diversity & complementarity.
UNDP Indonesia give three sets of scores in consultation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment. The EPPIC Project owner, UNDP Viet Nam Office, provides a fourth set of scores. 8 judges from donor, UNDP global or regional innovation office, investor, government representatives of Indonesia and the Philippines, will select 2 winners based on their presentation at the pitching event. The ocean plastic issue requires multifaceted intervention, therefore the 2 winners are supposed to represent at least 2 facets of the problem, upstream and downstream, for more comprehensive intervention.
It intends to deliver two outcomes:
- Circular economy of plastic products in four target areas in ASEAN strengthened.
- Knowledg e, cooperation and networking in ASEAN-countries for prevention and reduction of plastic waste in nature increased.
EPPIC will be implemented with the following expected outputs:
- A portfolio of innovative solutions to combat ocean plastic pollution is selected and designed
- Tailored support to grow and scale-up provided to the identified solutions
- Diffusion and replication strategies designed and delivered
- Relevant plastic prevention initiatives supported by EPPIC widely shared with ASEAN countries
- In order to apply, participants must abide by all the following minimum requirements:
- At least one member of the team must be a citizen of an ASEAN country.
- At least one member of the team must be able to communicate clearly and present the solution in English
- Participants do not need to be a legal entity at the time of application. If they are selected as a winner in the EPPIC Final Pitching competition in December 2021, however, the organization or individual must register as a legal entity in one of the ASEAN members states in order to receive the acceleration training and seed funding.
- Participants can apply to one project site per year. For 2021, they need to specify if they are applying to Mandalika, Lombok (Indonesia) or Samal Island (the Philippines) challenge sites. Participants are allowed to apply to the challenge in both 2020 and in 2021. The applications should respond to the questions outlined on the website and upload the following documents:
- One o f the following options:
- Slid e deck about the solution (max 7 slides)
- Concept note about the solution (max 2 pages)
- Applicants are encouraged to use creative and innovative formats for presenting their idea, including using video (max. One minute), graphics, or other formats.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit any awards, certificates, or patents received related to their solution.
- One o f the following options:
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=85963