UN Habitat – Public space implementation projects | City-wide programme and COVID-19 recovery

UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Syria, Tanzania and Vietnam.

National and local authorities as well as non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result :

  • Influence cities to recognize the importance of localized city-wide public space network and policies and to maximize public space areas at a city level.
  • Effective creation, protection, design, and management of public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities and towns, as critical preconditions for poverty reduction and the fulfilment of human rights in urban areas.
  • Re-build confidence about being out in urban and public spaces following the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposal must demonstrate that they contribute to the following outcome:
  • Improved local policies, plans and designs for safe, inclusive, and accessible public spaces for all which supports more compact, better integrated and well connected, socially inclusive and resilient cities and neighbourhoods in partner cities

 

What are we looking for ?

The projects will demonstrate that multifunctional public spaces can contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG11.7: “by 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, particularly for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities”. Interested applicants can either propose a project that demonstrates the importance of stakeholder engagement, citizen participation, assessments, quality design, policy and management for the development of multifunctional public space or a series of smaller projects (around 5-10) that demonstrate how smaller public space interventions can have a larger impact on neighbourhoods and cities.

Applicants can also apply for small-scale projects that support Covid-19 recovery through public space implementation and placemaking. All projects proposed must also show how children and youth or girls and women or older people or people with disabilities (or all) will be fully included in site selection, design, construction and management of the public space(s).

Option 1 : Grant Supporting country or city’s approach to public spaces – up to $80,000 including administrative costs

Option 2 : Grant for Covid-19 recovery through public space implementation – up to $25,000 including administrative costs

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Legal Status
    • Certificate of registration/incorporation;
    • Proof of registration in Country of Origin;
    • Proof of registration of Country of operation;
    • Proof of country operational presence.
  • Organization profile and details
    • Clear organization profile and structure of the organization indicating;
    • Organization’s vision, mission, and objectives;
    • Management structure;
    • Members of the Governing Board and their Designations duly certified by the Corporate Secretary, or its equivalent document;
    • Proof of membership to professional associations if any.
  • Financial Capacity
    • Audited company financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and auditors report for the last two years.
  • Exclusive bank account
    • Is the organization willing and able to have a separate bank accounted for the funds provided by UN-Habitat?
  • Integrity and Governance
    • The organization should complete and submit a signed Partner Declaration Form.
    • Provide the profiles of the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Head of the Organization and Chief of Finance.

Date limite de dépôt de candidatures : Monday 2 November, 2020, 05:00 PM, East Africa Time

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