Call for Proposals — Small Scale Cross-Border Trader associations and organisations

Interested parties called to submit proposals to participate in developing community-led, environmentally sound, nature-based solutions and projects that strengthen the resilience of livelihoods

September 20, 2022
Image of a group of small scale cross border traders in black t-shirts that read: Cross border trader

A group of Small Scale Cross Border Traders

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites interested Small Scale Cross Border Trader associations and organisations to submit Proposals to participate in developing projects that strengthen resilience of livelihoods, that are environmentally sound, and nature-based solutions led by communities.


The proposals should be focused on the following:

1. Improving the economic opportunities to female cross-border traders

2. Alternative business that are not reliant on the cross-border trade

3. Businesses that are environmentally friendly with positive social impact on the communities

Applications must be submitted in English ONLY. Filled application materials should be sent electronically to the following e-mail address: in PDF (signed and stamped) in Word formats. The subject line should read: "The Cross-Border Project - Grants: SSCBT Project 2022 | [Name of your organization]”.

Deadline for submission of the grant proposal is 14th October 2022. It should be noted that it is your responsibility to ensure the timely submission of your full proposal to the indicated email address on or before the deadline. Proposals that are received after the deadline, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.

An information meeting will be held via Zoom for interested applicants

Meeting ID: 873 1677 0542

Password: 721083

Meeting link:

Date: 28th September 2022

Time: 10:00hrs

Submit all technical questions to the UNDP focal point Ms. Kasweka Malenji at


Please download and read the following guidelines before submitting a proposal:

Call for selecting CSOs/FBOs for Promoting recovery of small-scale cross border women traders from COVID-19 through diversified and sustainable business opportunities and livelihoods