The 2020 application window is now open!

General 18 May, 2020

Does your company want to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and at the same time explore new business opportunities? Or do you work in a non-commercial organisation that have innovative ideas on how working with business partners can contribute to local economic growth and employment?

From today, Danida Market Development Partnerships is open for applications!

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit globally, causing not only a health crisis, but also an economic crisis. The challenging situation in the developing countries asks for partners to respond with socio-economic recovery that focuses on inclusive job creation and green transition.

Partnerships consisting of commercial and non-commercial entities, can apply for support from DMDP to implement innovative and commercially oriented projects that can support the economic recovery process. DMDP promotes innovative business ideas that address local development challenges. DMDP projects will contribute to market development, local economic growth, employment and income opportunities in developing countries. This year, the needed socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 prompts an even stronger focus on green solutions to make sure that we are building back better and greener.

In addition to the DMDP selection criteria (notably SDG8), the 2020 application round therefore gives preference to ‘green’ and innovative projects that help address environmental challenges, contribute to improved climate conditions, or has a focus on efficient use of natural resources. Green and sustainable transformation of the economies in the recovery post COVID-19 is a priority for Denmark. DMDP foresees to support 8-10 partnerships in the 2020 window.

Through a DMDP partnership project, the combined knowledge, solutions and resources from companies, civil society organisations, business organisations, public authorities, and other non-commercial partners will drive transformative development results and viable business opportunities with a focus on joint value creation.

Concept note applications must be submitted before 15 September 2020, 13.00 CEST (Danish Summertime).

 

Please address any questions regarding DMDP to the DMDP Secretariat at dmdp@dmdp.dk