UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Small public space implementation projects’.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for the implementation of innovative public space projects. Local authorities and non-profit organizations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result:

The 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.

Proposals 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 neighborhoods in partner cities.

Main activities and outputs: The Implementing Partners will be undertaking main activities as follows (but not limited to):
● Implementation of public space demonstration projects that illustrate how public space can be designed and improve use and overall quality of life;
● Public space surveys and assessments;
● Organization of meetings and capacity building workshops on the institutional and operational arrangements to facilitate public space planning, delivery and maintenance;
● Organization of participatory workshops that address the design, development, and maintenance of public spaces;
● Communications campaigns that highlight the important role public spaces play in the lives of citizens;
● Collaboration with both international and local planning/design experts in the production of concept designs for the pilot sites;
● Identification of opportunities for further scaling-up of the project;
● Supervision of public space construction works
● Development and documentation of public space tools and methodologies.
● Provision of in-kind contribution to this implementing partnership.

In addition to project implementation funds, UN-Habitat will provide financing and technical support to do participatory design workshops using Minecraft.

Once selected, a process of detailed formulation in collaboration with UN-Habitat’s Public Space Programme will be undertaken to establish an Agreement of Cooperation under which the work will be implemented.

Donor Name: UN-Habitat
Funding name: Small public space implementation projects

Deadline: 14th, November, at 5pm East Africa Time

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Each Implementing Partner can receive up to $100,000 for the full portfolio, including administrative costs.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: Projects must be ready to start immediately and be completed within a period of three to 12 months.

Eligible organization: As below

In this call for proposals, UN-Habitat is looking for implementing partnerships with local governments and non-profit organizations that can manage and deliver innovative public space upgrading and regeneration projects. 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 such as street furniture, parklets, street lighting, bicycle parking, market stalls and other types of public space can have a larger impact on neighborhoods and cities. All project proposals must have the potential to be used as a demonstration project to show how collaborative public space design and upgrading can be used to meet the SDGs. The aim is to show that public space projects can have a big impact on urban life.

Eligible Country: Proposals can be submitted for projects in the following countries and territories: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea Conakry, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, Vietnam

Submission mail: michael.atogoh@un.org

Other important link:
● Form (Proposal): Click to view
● Form (Budget): Click to view
● About: Click to view
● Call for Proposals Technical Document: Click to view
● Partner declaration form: Click to view
● Call for Proposals Technical Document:Click to view

How to apply: Read and fill out the documents below and address your CFP response by email to the attention of Michael Atogoh, email michael.atogoh@un.org. The email must quote the following CFP reference in the subject: CFP/10-2018/CPEDU-PSP.

You must submit all the documents requested in the Call for Proposals Technical Document. Please also ensure that you cover all the requirements from the technical proposal in your project proposal.

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