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Bangkok - 18 May 2023


Deadline to submit applications: 11 June 2023

EOI information detail and application guidelines: available here

Application submission requirements: 1) Proposal Application Form, 2) Budget Proposal and 3) Annex 1-Submission Confirmation Letter, and ensure the application must follow the templates provided.

For any questions regarding the EOI should submit their questions by email to: [email protected]


The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) under the project ‘Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship’ (CWE), funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, and implemented by ESCAP.

The objective is to partner and provide grant funding in Fiji and Samoa, two of the Catalysing Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) programme’s focus countries, under the following themes:

Theme 1) Increasing the economic empowerment of rural and remote indigenous women entrepreneurs.

The proposals submitted under this theme should aim to increase the economic empowerment of rural and remote indigenous women entrepreneurs in Fiji and / or Samoa through collective structures, that will promote individual women as key actors to strengthening village and community-based economies with access to increased resources, training, and/or other forms of support.

Theme 2) Promoting women's entrepreneurship in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a focus on agriculture, fisheries, and tourism.

The proposals submitted under this theme should provide innovative approaches to supporting women's entrepreneurs in the agriculture, fisheries, and/or tourism sectors to adapt their business models and ways of working to the context of climate change and/or to develop business solutions tailored to the Fijian and/or Samoan context, which contribute to climate change resilience and adaptation.

The proposals, which address one or both of the above themes are welcome.

Project Implementation Timeline: 15 July 2023 to 31 March 2024, or any shorter timeframe proposed within these dates.

Applications are open to all organizations which hold a not-for-profit status in Fiji and / or Samoa. A proof of the organization’s not-for-profit status will be required as part of the application process. Applications are also open to other UN, government and multilateral entities, who have the skills and expertise in developing similar initiatives.

EOI information detail and application guidelines: Here 

Application deadline: No later than midnight on 11 June 2023, ICT, UTC +7, by email to [email protected]

Applications must follow the provided guideline and submission format as outlined in the Application Template and Budget Proposal.

More information about the ESCAP’s Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme, please visit


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