The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is implementing the InTex project, a three-year project funded by the European Commission (EC), which promotes innovative business practices and economic models in the textile value chain. The InTex project has five components. Two components have global reach and three components will focus on national implementation in three countries in Africa. The three countries are to be selected through this call for proposals, and with it also the three technical intermediaries UNEP will partner with to implement the three components that have national focus.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is implementing the InTex project, a three-year project funded by the European Commission (EC), which promotes innovative business practices and economic models in the textile value chain.

The InTex project has five components. Two components have global reach and three components will focus on national implementation in three countries in Africa. The three countries are to be selected through this call for proposals, and with it also the three technical intermediaries UNEP will partner with to implement the three components that have national focus.

Who can apply?

Registered non-profit national organizations, providing services to industry and functioning as business intermediary in one or more of the following areas: resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP), circularity, life cycle approaches, eco-innovation, including in the textile sector.

Such organization could for example be Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), Not-for-profit Organisations (NPOs), National Cleaner Production Centres (NCPCs), members of the RECPnet, research and innovation centres.

Applicant organizations must be located in the country where the project will be executed. Applications from the private sector or from consortia will not be considered.

Implementation period of the InTex project

29 months (Feb 2021 –Jul 2023)

Available resources per country

Depending on project proposal and identified needs, a funding envelope of a maximum of USD 230,000 will be made available to each of the three selected organization to implement the project activities in the respective one African country they are based in.

Co-funding and/or in-kind contribution to the project are expected from the applicant.

Read the relevant documents and use the templates provided submit your proposal before 25 January 2021:

  1. Call for proposals
  2. Annex A: Project document, distilled version
  3. Annex B: Application template
  4. Annex C: Budget template
  5. Annex D: Gantt chart template

For further information you can contact Robert Reinhardt and Kaushik Andakudi Kesavan.