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A Call for Proposals for the Agro Innovation Start-up Lab 2023

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A call for proposals for the Agro Innovation Start-up Lab 2023. The innovation was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to set up a cohort of supported start-ups as a part of Deraya focusing on new solutions in the Agricultural sector.

This Request for Proposals is specifically related to the UNDP project Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery Project (SLCRR) funded by the European Union, Baladyati 2. For South Libya, agriculture remains the top priority interest for starting a business or a startup as reported through the survey conducted by the Deraya program.

Libya is in the process of diversification of its economy after a prolonged period of instability. As part of the UNDP implementation of the Local Peace Building and Resilience strategy for the South and its active projects of SLCRR, UNDP is focused on building a socio-economic structure that is resilient to shocks, reintegrating Libya in the global economy and creating employment that is safe, productive and remunerated equally, available to different groups of vulnerable people in Libya.

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Eligibility and Requirements for the Agro Innovation Start-up Lab

Participants must meet the following:

  • All participant applications must identify the exact number of experts that will be involved in the activities, with a clear description of their experience, in Libya and internationally.
  • Participants from participants, the time needed to get a Libyan visa should be featured in the proposal, along with all other logistical details.
  • For Team Leader, the participants must have a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree in Engineering, Economy, Public Administration, Management, Entrepreneurship, or a related field.
  • The Team Leader participating must have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in project management, and three (3) years of professional experience in innovation, start-up, and entrepreneurship programming is an asset.
  • For the Assessments Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, participants must have a bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Engineering, Economy, Statistics, or Public Administration.
  • For the Assessments Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the participants must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in working with Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and a minimum of two (2) years in administering report writing.
  • Participants must have proven exposure to the start-up ecosystem in Libya and experience in monitoring start-up grants through at least 1 experience of grants evaluation in Libya.
  • For Agriculture Innovation experts, the participants must have a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Agriculture, Environment, Biology, Economics, Management, or Engineering (Bachelor – 5 points, Master’s – 10).
  • The Agriculture Innovation Experts must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in corporate consulting related to the food industry, agriculture, or light manufacturing in Libya (2 years – 20 points, 6-7 years – 25 points, 8+ years – 30 points).
  • For Financial Specialist/Grant Management Specialist, must have a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Accounting, Finance or Statistics, or Economics.
  • The Financial Specialist/Grant Management Specialist must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a financial management specialist, accounting, or grant management and must have proven at least one project experience in financial management of grants distributions in Libya.
  • All participants must have excellent knowledge of Arabic and English.
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What You Stand to Gain from the Agro Innovation Start-up Lab

Selected participants will receive the following:

  • Selected participants will launch Agriculture Innovation Lab communication on the Deraya website and social media.
  • About 40 start-ups will be selected to receive the grant (grants equal to 8,000 USD each).
  • The Agro Innovation Start-up Lab will ensure the registration and legal status of the start-ups.
  • The Agro Innovation Start-up Lab will set up eligible expenses and set up mechanisms for financial monitoring.

Application Process

The application deadline is the 10th of November, 2023.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit the official webpage of UNDP.

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