Tenders and Open calls

IHA launches HESG Assessment Fund and first call for proposals

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) launches a new fund to co-finances assessments with its Hydropower Environmental Social and Governance (HESG) gap analysis tool for hydropower projects in priority countries for the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs - SECO.

The HESG tool has been developed to allow project developers to assess their projects against common good practice on hydropower sustainability with the objective to eventually qualify them for climate/green bond financing.

Managed by IHA’s sustainability division, the fund is endowed with CHF 1 million to co-finance at least 40 HESG assessments over the next four years.

The call for proposals for the first tranche of CHF 250,000 for 2020 is open until the 1st June 2020. The deadline has been extended as a response to the general disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Details and how to submit proposals

Call for proposal: Transform

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC is looking for promising research and innovation initiatives for sustainable development.

SDC’s Analysis and Policy Division has just launched TRANSFORM, a new instrument to promote applied, need-based research conducted by consortia of researchers from Switzerland and from the Global South and East and implementation partners from other sectors (government, civil society, private sector).

Deadline for submitting questions is 13 March; deadline for pre-proposals is 5 April 2020.

The Call Document is available online on SDC’s Research Promotion website

More information

For more information, please visit SIMAP, the Swiss public procurement platform simap.ch.