COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) is calling for project proposals to be financed in 2021 under new COMCEC COVID Response (CCR) Program. Applications will be closed on November 15th, 2020.

With a view to address the existing and potential ramifications of the COVID Pandemic, the CCO has decided to initiate the CCR for the benefit of member country public institutions.

The CCR is mainly about alleviating the negative impacts of the pandemic on member country economies with a particular focus on agriculture, trade and tourism sectors in the pilot phase. Under the Program, the CCO will finance certain types of projects, which would focus on needs assessment, sharing expertise, providing direct grants to final beneficiaries and matching inventors with investors.

Need Assessment Brochure

Sharing Expertise Brochure

Direct Grant Brochure

For the details regarding project preparation, submission, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation procedures, see CCR Guidelines. Other reference documents will be communicated to the relevant COMCEC Focal Points (agriculture, trade and tourism) of the Member Countries through e-mail.

Click here to access themes. These themes have been prepared by considering the results of the questionnaire conveyed  to the Member Countries and the outputs of the COMCEC COVID Consultation Meetings held in July 2020. Themes are not exhaustive and member countries can submit project proposals on other topics.

Member Countries are encouraged to cooperate with the relevant OIC institutions while preparing and implementing their projects under CCR.

Project owners may consider designing certain activities (training, workshop etc.) online due to the circumstances imposed by the pandemic.

Please note that only government institutions can submit project proposals to CCR. NGOs and private sector organizations are not eligible.

Please contact COMCEC Coordination Office ( for further inquiries.