The UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF) is pleased to announce its Fourth for Proposals.
About the MPHSTF
The UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF), officially launched on the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly on November 27, 2018 serves as a unique unified platform for international development cooperation and the mobilization of donor resources to implement integrated measures and complement the efforts to address the consequences of the Aral Sea disaster by the Government in the Aral Sea region through the Human Security approach.
MPHSTF Programmatic Framework
The MPHSTF’s programmatic areas complement existing national and UN-led efforts to mitigate the Aral Sea crisis. Proposals must contribute to one or more of the following areas that are the focus of the Fund’s Programmatic Framework:
Thematic Focus for the Fourth Call
As per the decision of the MPHSTF Steering Committee from 24 November 2023, the MPHSTF’s Outcome 1 - The stress on local communities due to the deteriorating environmental situation reduced and its outputs such as (i) local management practices and knowledge of ecosystem services are improved, (ii) new technologies in the area of water purification, agroforestry, afforestation, and soil stabilisation are piloted and (iii) the quality of water, air and soil pollution is monitored and addressed through local regulatory practices and relevant thematic areas are the priorities of the current (Fourth) Call for Proposals.
Who is eligible to submit proposals?
The Participating UN organizations (PUNOs), i.e., UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNODC, WHO, FAO and UNOPS are eligible to submit proposals to the MPHSTF. PUNOs are encouraged to develop proposals in partnership with national and international counterparts (e.g., government agencies, local authorities, NGOs, CSOs, academia, etc.). Proposals can only be formally submitted by PUNOs.
Preliminary discussions between participating organizations (PUNOs, government agencies, local authorities, NGOs, CSOs, academia, private sector, other) should take place to determine the scope of the project/programme, its strategic and programmatic relevance, governance arrangements, risks, sustainability among other aspects.
The proposals will be assessed against the following principles and selection criteria:
What are the Selection Criteria?
MPHSTF will evaluate proposals on the basis of the following key criteria:
The call for proposals is open from 24 November 2023 till 24 December 2023 (18:00, Tashkent time, Uzbekistan).
Completed proposal forms should be submitted to the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of the MPHSTF Technical Secretariat.
Before submitting your application, read the Guideline for the Fourth Call for Applications:
Application form templates can be downloaded here:
Originally published on aral.mptf.uz