The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Energy & Environment Program/Country Program Support intends to support the Government of Liberia through the Environmental Protection Agency to establish an Innovative Fund for Micro, Medium and Small Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) to access support for innovative waste recovery and sustainable waste management projects through the submission of proposals, and to organize community led Eco Brigades link to business setup for youth with deliberate focus on girls.
Innovation funds (also called seed funds or activation funds) are small granting funds used to jump start innovation, collaboration and self-organizing in networks. They have proven to be one of the most effective strategies for high impact networks, giving people on the ground a chance to initiate action that they believe will make a difference and often leveraging many new resources as a result of their successes (How to setup an innovation fund, June Holley).
The Innovation Fund (IF) contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction by focusing on: Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries (steel, cement, glass, chemicals, paper, etc.),