Third Call 2022

Caribbean countries are low greenhouse gas (GHG) producers but will feel the impacts of climate change. More than 70% of the Caribbean population lives in the coastal zones and some islands can be considered entirely coastal zones. Much of the settlement is in vulnerable areas due to topography. Effective planning has been impacted by a range of factors (e.g. limited stakeholder engagement, limited resources, limited use of technology for planning).  Funding of HIT RESET Caribbean is derived from the EU under the ACP Innovation Fund with the overall objective to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance resilience in coastal communities, in the Caribbean region. 

The  specific project objectives are:

  • Digital and modeling technologies utilized by coastal development agencies and high-level decision-makers in CARIFORUM countries for the prediction of the impacts of Climate Change and natural disasters, and the planning and management of coastal communities 
  • Government entities, coastal development agencies, and coastal communities in CARIFORUM countries developing urban planning policies and/or plans that are conducive to the use of digital and modeling innovations for sustainable coastal development

In addition, the  outputs of the project are digital technologies that are embedded in organizations that plan for coastal management and improvement of policy. 

This Third Call aims to solicit proposals centered around Specific Objective 1 of HIT RESET Caribbean, but also addressing the other specific objective if relevant. For more in-depth information on this Call of the project, please see the links below.

Supporting Documents

Third Call - Important Dates

  • Launch of Innovation Call: 1st July, 2022
  • Clarification Meeting: 20th July, 2022
  • Request for Eligibility documentation:  Extended to Tuesday 6th September, 2022
  • Draft Proposal Submission (to facilitate feedback): Extended to Monday 5th September, 2022
  • Project Development and Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop: 12th – 13th September, 2022
  • Cut-off date for Questions and Answers: 23rd September 2022
  • Deadline for Submission of final proposal & all eligibility documents: 30th September 2022
  • Notification of applicants:
    • Provisional Award/Non Acceptance: 25th November 2022
    • Contracting of successful applicants including completion of suggested revisions: 9th December 2022
  • Proposed Start Date: 1st January 2023


Who May Apply?

Entities from the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) that meet European Union criteria provided in the Call for Proposals documents will be considered for grant funding on a competitive basis.

Participants who meet the eligibility criteria could be a single entity, organization, university (private or public),a research organization (public or private), a private enterprise, a non-profit organization, or a consortium of entities or individuals.

In addition, all participants can submit more than one application. Therefore, an entity or individual that has already submitted a proposal either alone of part of a consortium, can submit another proposal (either alone or as part of another consortium).

Non – Eligible Participants

Employees or departments of the below project partners are not eligible to submit proposals:

  • The University of the West Indies
  • Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) and the
  • Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

This project aims to provide support for projects which develop innovations to increase resilience in coastal communities of the Caribbean, as well as strengthen institutions, national and local governments’ ability to leverage information and knowledge for policy amendments.