UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Call for Expressions of Interest: Greening SMEs in Georgia

Deadline: 20th July 2020

UNEP is looking for an Implementing Partner to provide technical support for greening small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia. As part of the EU-funded “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment) programme (2019 – 2023), UNEP is leading a component on promoting ecological value-chains and product innovation (hereafter “eco-innovation”) among Georgian SMEs.

The national Implementing Partner will contribute to the delivery of activities under “Output 2.6 Ecological value-chain and product innovation“ as part of “Result 2: Circular economy and new growth opportunities“ under the national EU4Environment work plan for Georgia (agreed on in close consultation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture as well as the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia in early 2019).


  • This call for expressions of interest is open to any not-for-profit organization, think tank, university or research centre. While it is advantageous if the applying entity is based in Georgia, applications from entities outside the country are also welcome.
  • Previous experience in sustainable consumption and production, resource efficiency and/or circular economy is essential.
  • Existing connections with Georgian networks of governments, representatives of private sector (particularly SMEs) and/or civil society are required.
  • Proficiency in English and Georgian languages is required. Russian is an advantage.


To express interest in this assignment and/or receive further details on the project, please send a succinct description (max. four A4 pages, font size 11) of your organization’s profile and experience no later than Monday 20th of July 2020 to Alex Leshchynskyy at the UNEP Europe Office.

The expression of interest should provide details on the relevant experience and previous work of the organisation (including publication links) in the field of eco-innovation, resource efficiency and cleaner production and/or circular economy in Georgia and other Eastern Partnership countries.

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