Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) from Service Providers

Do you have experience that you believe is beneficial to up-and-coming innovators? Can you demonstrate a solid track record backing up your work? Do you operate in one of the Middle East and North Africa  Regional Innovation Hub’s (MENA RIH) 10 target countries (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories  Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen)?

If you answered yes to the previous questions, then join our pre-vetted pool of service providers for the MENA RIH!  You can be part of scaling water-energy-food nexus solutions and unlocking opportunities across the MENA region.

Growing small organizations and firms in the MENA region, specifically those working in the water-energy-food nexus, requires specific support services to unlock growth opportunities and scale their solutions. These entities require a tailored suite of technology and business services to support them in analyzing the context of the markets in which they operate; assessing technology trends; improving gender and base of the pyramid integration; developing their business models; incorporating environmental, social, and governance principles (ESGs); and determining the organizational structures and strategies needed to prepare them for, or accelerate, their growth. Please note that being a pre-approved service provider does not guarantee that you will be selected for actual Scopes of Work through this process. Rather, your organization will be on a pre-vetted list of potential offerors. 

Through the MENA RIH, WE4F aims to onboard around 50 MENA -based innovators working on water-energy-food related challenges who will receive access to a portfolio of support throughout the next four years. In order to offer the best quality of services and solutions for even the most specialized of requests, the MENA RIH is looking to partner with experts and professionals in a broad range of fields, from legal counsel and HR management, to ESG compliance, to graphic design and public relations.

All information about the call, as well as the link to the online form to submit EOIs to join the pre-vetted pool of service providers can be found at:

Missed the webinar? A recording is available on the WE4F YouTube Channel.

Click here for the webinar Q&A document. 

Milestones and Important Deadlines:

December 21, 2020: Launch of the Call for EOIs from Service Providers
January 14, 2021: Informational Webinar and Responding to Questions and Answers (Q&As)
January 30, 2021: Deadline for receiving EOIs
February 5, 2021: Beginning of shortlisting of service providers
February 28, 2021: Confirmation of pre-vetted service providers

Estimated timeline for the procurement and delivery of services: Between Q2 of 2021 and 2024.