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Call for 2018 SI Pilot Project Proposal
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  The purpose of the Seoul Initiative on Green Growth (SI) pilot project is to disseminate Green Growth concepts through the region. The funds are supported by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea (KME) and now available for governments in the region to translate Green Growth concepts into onward trend of sustainable development around the world. Best practices through the implementing of project will be disseminated in national/local levels throughout the member countries in the region within the Seoul Initiative.


KME has the budget allocation to support 1 pilot projects which estimated project duration is 6~10 months and pilot projects have been suggested that a budget of $60,000~$70,000 for each project and it is suitable for year of 2018.


  During Phase 1 and 2, numerous concept of Green Growth were suggested, especially Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure for Green Growth, Application of Economic Instruments for Green Growth, Green Growth and Sustainable Consumption and Production for Climate Action, Promotion of Green Industry for Green Growth, City Development for Green Growth, System Change for Green Economy, Double Dividened of “Green” and “Economy” and Improving Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Development were covered as the main assignment at the policy consultation forums. The projects related to topics above(especially the topics from last year’s forum subject) will have higher priority, however any projects promoting a sustainable development of the nation will be also considered. Last year, KME funded three pilot projects as 2015 year’s SI pilot projects which were successfully implemented with the support from the Korea Environment Corporation (KECO, SINGG Secretariat), those were;


  1. Hazardous waste landfill development plan in Lao PDR

  2. Provision of Waste Resource Efficient Management Plan in Maldives

  3. Establishment of River Protection plan by Conversion of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) to Biodiesel in Fiji


[ Procedure of 2018 year’s SI Pilot Project Selection ]




Schedule (Tentative)


Receipt of proposals


01 November 2016 ~ 31 January 2017


Evaluation of the proposals


1 February to 28 February 2017


Notification of 2018 year’s SI Pilot Projects


February ~ March 2017


Interested government should submit an electronic version of the proposal in standard template (available for downloading from the website: http://www.singg.org) to Ms. PARK, Hye-yun <singg@keco.or.kr>no later than 31 January, 2017.

Several Pilot Project types of construction, general equipment procurement(buying goods) or just utilizing funds can be excluded when proposals evaluation step. And the proposed pilot project’s concept is not in concordance with above concepts of Green Growth it can also be excluded.

* Above schedule may be altered according to circumstances.


[ Overview of Project Implementation ]


Execution constitution

Total Budget composition (Estimate)


Korean experts group only

Korean experts group : $70,000


Korean experts group & Recipient country’s own experts group

Korean experts group : $50,000

Recipient country’s own experts group : $20,000


* If the contact person of submitted proposal is out of contact for long time after SI pilot project finalists selection, then this project will be ruled out and there will be availability of reconsideration or reselection from other submitted projects.

  * The selection may not be made when received no qualified SI proposal.