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USAID Karnali Water Activity

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KARNALI WATER CHALLENGE: Promoting Water Security and Water-use Efficiency Solutions

RFA No: RFA-KarnaliWaterActivity-23-001

The USAID Karnali Water Activity is accepting applications from eligible Nepali civil society organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, other non-profit enterprises, and private companies willing to forego profit who are interested and qualified to develop proven, innovative, and scalable water security and water-use efficiency solutions at both the household, farm, and watershed and/or sub-watershed levels. The Karnali Water Challenge will award up to a maximum of three grants of NPR 2,186,000 each to eligible organizations and implement the winning concepts over the next 12 months in the geographic focus areas of the USAID Karnali Water Activity (29 municipalities in the Rara Khatyad, Tila, Middle Karnali and Lower Karnali watersheds).

The Karnali Water Challenge is designed to: 1) identify innovative solutions and technologies for water security and water-use efficiency for both domestic and productive purposes; 2) explore promising practices and ideas that can demonstrate results at scale, and 3) promote learning between users, service providers, innovators, and other stakeholders working on water security and water efficiency.

Additional details about key priority topics, selection process and evaluation criteria, and standard templates for the technical application and cost budget are available at the following link: 

Applicants can submit questions for clarification on the Karnali Water Challenge by sending queries to before 5.30 pm local time on April 05, 2023. Applicants must submit an electronic concept note and profile to of the USAID Karnali Water Activity before 5.30 pm local time on April 21, 2023.

Job Overview

Category Expression of Interests, Tender Notice, Bid, Development / NGO
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check details below.
Education Please check details below.
Posted Date 22 Mar, 2023
Apply Before 21 Apr, 2023
City Kathmandu