The Tetra Tech is offering grant under “Innovations to reduce waste and create a circular economy in the artisanal fishing sector of Piura”.
The Ministry of Production has two initiatives that contribute to promoting innovation with a circular economy approach in artisanal fishing: The National Program for Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture – PNIPA, and the National Program for Innovation for Competitiveness and Productivity – Innóvate Perú. PNIPA promotes competitive, sustainable and inclusive innovation in the fishing and aquaculture subsector by co-financing research projects, technical assistance and capacity development initiatives to expand the country’s productive base, increase competitiveness and value, improve the use of fisheries and aquaculture biodiversity, among others.
The Innóvate Peru Program’s main objective is to promote and foster business competitiveness and productivity through innovation and collaboration. Innóvate Perú has co-financed innovation projects linked to productive and industrial development in the fishing sector. The RFA will review these initiatives in order to evaluate potential synergies.
CCBO seeks to identify innovative solutions to improve management of artisanal fishing waste in Piura and support the government’s plans to advance the fishing sector toward a circular economy. CCBO will fund one (1) applicant to work closely with artisanal fishing organizations in Piura (Paita and Mancora) to design and test models to management and recycling inorganic waste generated on vessels and in the ocean.
Tetra Tech was awarded the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) Program, a five-year contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment’s Office of Land and Urban. CCBO is responding to the global crisis of ocean plastic pollution by targeting pollution directly at the source in cities and towns, specifically in rapidly urbanizing areas throughout low- and middle-income countries.
In addition to the grant resulting from this solicitation, CCBO will carry out its own research on a number of topics. It is anticipated that this research will conclude when this grant begins and CCBO will share information with the successful grantee to utilize in their program. This research includes:
- Social and behavior change to identify the perception of citizens among key issues related with solid waste management; to identifying the internal and external determinants that affecting municipal and marine solid waste management by the general population; and factors or drivers that would motivate or incentivize a target population to adopt sustainable 3R/SWM behaviors.
- Market study for recyclable inorganic and organic solid waste generated at the municipal level and in artisanal fishing (only inorganic) to understand the current situation of the sector in terms of material flow, commercial and infrastructure aspects, and be able to carry out an adequate planning of innovative entrepreneurships, with a circular economy approach, in the cities of Paita, Mancora and Pisco.
- Policy analysis to understand gaps in SWM regulation and enforcement, including artisanal fishing regulation and what fishers and Artisanal Fishing Organizations can feasibly do to comply with regulation
- CCBO anticipates awarding one (1) grant that is not expected to exceed $150,000. Grant budgets must fully align with the proposed activities, and in certain instances the final budget will be less than $150,000.
- It is anticipated that the grant implementation will begin on or around March 2022 and the overall period of performance will be for approximately 24 months.
CCBO expects interested applicants to submit well-designed programs that are feasible in scope given the time available to implement activities, as well as the skills and resources of the applying organizations, and the budget limitations. The following illustrative activities are those CCBO envisions funding as a result of this solicitation, but applicants are free to propose their own solutions and activities. Important: applicants should NOT submit applications in which ALL of the following activities are included but should be strategically focused on testing one or two pilots.
In keeping with CCBO’s multi-phased grants, it is anticipated that applicants will develop a program that begins with basic information gathering to inform a pilot design (Phase 1) which should be done relatively quickly (i.e. 3-4 months) and then test the pilot and document the effectiveness of the pilot (Phase 2) which would take the remainder of the grant. Illustrative activities include:
- Phase 1: Situational analysis and design
- CCBO will carry out basic formative research on social and behavior change in the artisanal fishing (carried out by a different partner)
- CCBO will carry out basic market-based research on end-markets for inorganic waste (especially plastics) (including those generated by the fishing industry).
- Phase 2: Pilot testing and documenting lessons learned and best practices
- Eligible applicants include:
- In addition, CCBO will assess potential grantees using a pre-award survey to ensure the applicant maintains the necessary capabilities to execute the grant activity.
- Eligible applicants must demonstrate the following:
- Be legally registered to operate in Peru;
- Be in good standing with all civil and fiscal authorities in Peru;
- Sign applicable assurances and certifications; and
- Have a DUNS number or be willing to register for a DUNS number.
For more information, visit http://urban-links.org/project/ccbo-grants/