European Union Office in Kosovo 
European Union Special Representative in Kosovo

The Integrated Rural Development Programme announces Registration to Participate in Call for Proposals

Bishkek, 15/04/2019 - 13:39, UNIQUE ID: 190415_4
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The Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) works in the region of Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements the project with co-financing from the European Union and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The objective of the Programme is to support improvement of rural income generating activities to stimulate local economy and social development initiatives. It enhances the potential of agriculture and tourism sectors via active cooperation with local civil society, enterprises and self-governments. With a geographical focus on Jalal-Abad region, but not limited to its borders, it aims to achieve the objective through three interrelated outputs:

Output 1 aims to support farmers and tourism service providers in improving their degree of organization and cooperation, thus, enabling them to co-ordinate their efforts in production, tourism packages and marketing.

Output 2 aims to increase the amount and quality of rural support services related to agricultural production, rural tourism and other needs of the population.

Output 3 aims to create an ongoing dialogue between private and public sectors as well as civil society to jointly identify and implement measures and investments that improve the framework conditions for socio-economic development. The project attracts civil society and non-governmental organizations for cooperation via calls for proposals.

The first Call for Proposals targets agricultural and tourism value chains as follows:

  • In agriculture to support producers and producer groups to join forces for economic activities along agricultural value chains and carry out their capacity building. Also, to support service providers as important parts of the value chains, thus, establish a sustainable system of value chain development for the future. Applicants are expected to facilitate and carry out training for advisory services and temporarily manage the project investments.
  • In tourism to support tourism service providers within the tourism value chains to improve current and develop new services / touristic packages to improve the competitiveness of the sector. Applicants are expected to involve local self-governments and facilitate dialogues between the actors.

Interested applicants shall submit the Registration Form attached below to participate in the first Call for Proposals.

Please complete the provided form and send it until 00:00, 29 April, 2019 to irdp-kg@giz.de with the subject line “Request for Registration”.

Organizations which register will be invited for information sessions and will receive documents for the full application on 29 April, 2019 by COB.  

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