Idea Submission

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Submission Timeline

Stage 1: Idea submissions will go through an initial screening, comprising a technical assessment of the submission to determine the feasibility of the proposed approach; the potential for financial engagement of the private sector, the expected emissions reduction or adaptation benefits, and the permanence of the initiative.

Stage 2: Interaction between the ADMIRE Team and the idea proponent will further refine the proposed idea. The filled-out submission form will be re-opened to allow the proponent to elaborate on necessary elements as identified by the ADMIRE team.

Stage 3: Having obtained all necessary details and elaborated the proposal in full, the ADMIRE Team will summarise the proposal and provide an assessment to the Technical Review Committee (TRC).

Stage 4: The TRC, comprised of external and independent technical experts and UNOPS staff, will make the final decision regarding approval or dismissal of the idea submission. The TRC may also conditionally approve ideas, contingent upon revisions of approach, targets or objectives.

Stage 5: With a positive decision by the TRC, and if applicable in the development of the NAMA or NAPaction, UDP will engage the proponent for discussions of the Terms of Reference (ToR). These discussions will take into consideration any conditions stipulated by the TRC, and will include a work plan with timeline, specify the roles of the proponent and UDP, and of potential local or international technical experts. Once agreed, this ToR will form an Annex to a Memorandum of Understanding.

Stage 6: In most cases, the Memorandum of Understanding will be a tri-partite agreement between the applicant, UNOPS and the UDP as the prime supplier of technical assistance. In rare cases, and by common consent, it may be agreed that the proponent will not be a direct part of the tri-partite agreement, but will play indirect roles in the development of the NAMA or NAP action. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed by relevant parties.


TRC Evaluation

The TRC considers the idea submissions according to main areas of evaluation:

i. The political context: specifically a solid endorsement by the relevant line ministry is a requirement for approval.
ii. Financial viability: whether the proposed activity is bankable and if the proponent has suitable fiduciary qualities for attracting finance.
iii. Financial engineering: whether it is possible to engineer the finance around the NAMA or NAPaction, including both public and private finance, as well as evaluating public sector openness to adjusting current budgetary situation.

28 NOVEMBER 2021