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News Call for proposals Small-Scale Initiatives Program (PPI) - IUCN France

A new call for proposals is open until 31st of March. It aims at financing and implementing 30 new projects in 19 countries in Western and Central Africa. The targeted environmental themes are the improvement of territorial governance, the protection of endangered species, the management of Protected Areas (PA) and their fringes, the fight against poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.

Concerned URL https://uicn.fr/new-call-for-proposals-small-grants-ppi-5/
Source IUCN France
Release date 15/02/2019
Contributor mlsusini
Geographical coverage Africa
Keywords endangered species, Protected areas, poaching, illegal wildlife trade

The Small-Scale Initiatives Program (PPI), created in 2006 by the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), and implemented by the French Committee of IUCN (IUCN France), in partnership with the IUCN Central and West Africa Program (IUCN PACO), launches a new call for proposals “small grants” projects.

This program’s main objective is to strengthen local NGOs in Central and Western African countries contribute to biodiversity conservation and addressing climate change adaptation by funding local projects.

Program Objectives

PPI’s objectives include:

  • To fund on-ground projects implemented by the civil society of Western and Central Africa that protect remarkable biodiversity (e.g.: rare and/or endemic species or ecosystems) and/or address climate change issues;
  • To build the civil society capacity on project development, management and monitoring and reinforce technical skills required to successfully implement these projects;
  • To raise the level of the civil society influence on environmental decisions and policies in their own countries, and
  • To facilitate the sharing of lessons learned and enable networking among grantees. 
Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants for this round of small grants are African NGOs that have not previously benefited from a PPI grant, working on high biodiversity values and/or that are important for addressing climate change issues.

Eligible countries are :

Western Africa: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, South and Central Burkina-Faso, extreme South of Niger.

North Atlantic Front of West Africa: Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone.

Central Africa: Cameroon, Republic of Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Sao Tome-and-Principe, Republic of Congo.

The maximum contribution for these small grants is € 40,000. This contribution will cover at maximum 50% of the total cost of the project (75% if only local donors) and the project duration is 15 months maximum.

Deadline for sending pre-proposal form: Sunday, 31st of March 2019 – 6:00 pm (Paris time GTM +1)

See website for more information here.