The Climate Smart Business Challenge Facility (CSBCF) is thrilled to announce the launch of its call for proposals. If you are a small and growing business (SGB) with innovative and climate-smart solutions – we want to hear from you!

Based in Tajikistan, Pakistan, and India, this regional facility is seeking out SGBs in the private sector with groundbreaking solutions, products, services, concepts, or technologies that can directly contribute towards strengthening the climate resilience in agriculture and water nexus.

Focusing on agriculture, forestry and water nexus, CSBCF is a pilot project implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Tajikistan in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The project is support by the International Climate Initiative’s (IKI) Small Grants programme and funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the Federal Foreign Office.

This is an opportunity to become champions of green practices and demonstrate the potential of the private sector to contribute to climate resilience. The facility is dedicated to providing selected SGBs with grant financing and technical support to implement their proposed solutions, helping them bring their vision to life.

The deadline for the submission of project applications is 22nd May 2023, 11:59pm UTC. Interested applicants can access the Call for Proposal Guideline and application template here: