FUNGUO is an innovation programme jointly implemented by UNDP and UNCDF in Tanzania. It is currently being funded by the European Union, FCDO and UNDP, with the main objective to increase the number of successfully scaled innovative ventures/ start-ups, to contribute to the national development goals and the accelerated achievement of SDGs in Tanzania. This is achieved through the programme’s contribution in addressing the stumbling blocks and gaps that hinder innovative impact ventures from scaling in 3 key areas namely, innovation financing, innovation service delivery and innovation enabling environment, while promoting an environment that promotes innovation for development and empowers innovators, entrepreneurs, and enablers.
In this Request for Applications (RfA), FUNGUO would like to identify impact-driven startups and scalable innovative SMEs, that are legally registered in Tanzania and majority owned by Tanzanians. Special consideration will be given to women-owned and women-led ventures. Successful applicants will be offered an equity-free responsible grant ranging from TZS 50 million to TZS 200 million.
The deadline of this RfA will be 11:59 PM EAT on 31st July 2022. All applications must be submitted through UNCDF e-investment platform: https://apply.uncdf.org/prog/220613_-_tanzania_funguo_innovation_programme/
Inquiries to this request for applications may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org cc email@example.com. Inquiries will be responded to the FAQ section on weekly basis until one week before the deadline
11:59 PM EAT on 31st July 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Download RfA document:
The programme is initially being funded by UNDP, the European Union Delegation to Tanzania and EAC, as well as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO). The implementation is being led by UNDP Tanzania in partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, UNCDF and the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), who is our government partner.
© 2021 – Funguo Program. All rights reserved