The project will seek to achieve the following specific objectives:
The project will promote access to solar-powered water pumps for crop irrigation and animal farming for smallholder farmers. These will be appropriate SWPs that are already locally available in the Kenyan market. Priority will be given to quality products and suppliers who will provide after-sales support including product warranties. The project will therefore include measures to vet products to ensure relevance/appropriateness to the market.
Support provided by the project
Through a market-based approach, the project will focus on interventions on both the supply and demand sides to address key barriers constraining the distribution and adoption of SWPs in Laikipia county. On the supply side, the project will focus on capacity development for SWP companies and their rural distributors to ensure adequate availability and distribution in rural and remote areas. On the demand side, the project will focus on demand creation to enhance uptake of SWP technologies but will also enhance the capacity of the smallholder farmers to facilitate appropriate selection, use and maintenance of the SWPs. This will involve a mix of technical assistance and financial support to facilitate market development activities.
More specifically, eligible companies will be able to access:
Technical assistance - will involve needs-based support to enhance the supply and distribution of solar-powered water pumps.
Financial facilitation – the project will provide financial facilitation towards pre-agreed activities in line with the project intervention areas. Financial facilitation can either be:
The support will be structured in a performance-based approach in line with the achievement of the expected or agreed-upon results/outcomes. Any financial facilitation is provided on a co-financing basis.
Examples of eligible activities
Based on the intervention areas mentioned above, the project will facilitate the implementation of activities to overcome market development barriers to increase uptake and use of SWPs. The activities to address market barriers may include but are not limited to the following:
The companies will identify and prioritize their specific support needs in collaboration with SNV.
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The project seeks to support organisations with the following characteristics:
Application and Submission: Through the "I'M INTERESTED" tab on this page, interested applicants should Download the application template here, fill it in and submit by clicking the I'm Interested tab at the bottom of this page, creating a profile and attaching other supporting documents as are relevant.
Applications will be accepted from July 2021 on an open-ended basis. The project will assess applications, undertake due diligence and sign MoUs continuously over this period, but priority will be given to applications on a first come, first serve basis.
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Only applications that meet the above criteria will be considered.
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Applicants are not required to undertake any medical checks before selection or pay any money at any stage of the recruitment process.