First call for proposals

A first call for proposals for pilot projects under the PWP was issued in July 2020, with a deadline in September 2020.

Key facts

  • 23 pilot projects were selected under the first call for proposals (see here for overview of the projects). Further information on the selection process is available below.
  • The projects will be implemented in 22 countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Budgets range from USD 65,000 to 80,000.
  • Duration: 12-18 months.
  • Funded by the governments of Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

Implementing partners

As per the eligibility criteria, the pilot projects selected to date will be implemented by:

  • Parties to the Basel Convention;
  • Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres;
  • not-for-profit entities that have observer status under the Basel Convention; and
  • non-Party States that have observer status under the Basel Convention.

Selection process

A first call for proposals for pilot projects to be implemented under the PWP was launched in July 2020. The proposals received were systematically assessed by the steering group (formed by the co-chairs of the projects groups of the PWP working group and the officers of the officers of the PWP working group) using the template featured in the modalities. Based on the completed assessment, the steering group ranked and selected the pilot projects and prioritized them taking into account the financial resources available.

Meetings of the Steering Group of the PWP Pilot Projects

The working group of the PWP, at its first meeting, established a steering group tasked with overall guidance and oversight of the process for submission, selection, implementation and evaluation of pilot projects in line with applicable rules and regulations. To date, the steering group has held two virtual meetings on 27 November 2020 and 21 January 2021, respectively, to discuss matters related to the selection and operationalisation of the pilot projects. Relevant meeting documents are available below.

 
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Provisional agenda of the Plastic Waste Partnership Meeting of the Steering group (Online, 27 November 2020)181.39 K
Report of the Secretariat on the eligibility screening and draft assessment of project proposals under the Plastic Waste Partnership pilot project programme (2 November 2020)242.07 K
Compilation of the synopses of the eligible project proposals under the Plastic Waste Partnership pilot project programme300.92 K
Informal note of the online meeting of the Steering Group of the Plastic Waste Partnership (Online, 27 November 2020)190.52 K
Provisional agenda of the Plastic Waste Partnership Meeting of the Steering group (Online, 21 January 2021) 181.52 K
Report of the Secretariat on the assessment and selection of project proposals under the Plastic Waste Partnership pilot project programme227.05 K
Informal note of the online meeting of the Steering Group of the Plastic Waste Partnership (Online, 21 January 2021)201.77 K