SHIFT's Challenge Fund Second Window Information Workshops

SHIFT's Challenge Fund Second Window Information Workshops

March 2016 

UNCDF SHIFT Programme will be organising Information Workshops for the Challenge Fund Second Window, "Fostering innovative business models for women's financial inclusion". The Challenge Fund Second Window will award up to US$1.8 million in matching grants to projects offering either an innovative approach or scaling-up an existing approach for financial service delivery to women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. Financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions and businesses are invited to submit an Expression of Interest between the 22 February and 15 April, 2016. Winning proposals will be awarded matching grants from USD 100,000 to USD 500,000 covering approximately 50 per cent of the project's costs.

The Information Workshops will provide a presentation on the Challenge Fund's Second Window and clarify questions pertaining to the Expression of Interest (EoI) preparation and submission. The schedule of the Information Workshops will take place as follows:

Date Time Venue Location
21 March 2016 1:30pm-4:30pm Sunway Hotel, No. 1, Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom Penh, Cambodia
25 March 2016 2:00pm-5:00pm United Nations Development Programme, Lane Xang Avenue Vientiane, Lao PDR
29 March 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm

GOUNH, Green One UN House, Ground Floor, Conference Room C2, 304 Kim Ma

Hanoi, Viet Nam
Postponed TBC TBC Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
31 March 2016 2:30pm-4:30pm Park Royal Hotel, 33 Alan Pya Phaya Road, Dagon Township Yangon, Myanmar

APPLY NOW: Second Window Expression of Interest Application Form
Learn more: Challenge Fund Second Window