New call for the Small-Scaled Initiatives Program (FFEM & IUCN)
This call is open to 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.
Deadline to apply is 1st of May 2017.
|Geographical coverage||Western Africa,|
|Keywords||grant, biodiversity, climate change,|
The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) has launched a fifth phase of the Small-Scale Initiatives Program (PPI 5) for the 2016-2019 period.
This program’s main objective is to help local NGOs and local authorities in Central and Western African countries contribute to biodiversity conservation and addressing climate change adaptation by funding local projects.
The 5th round of PPI grants will target projects tackling the issues of protecting remarkable biodiversity and addressing climate change impacts through nature-based solutions that improve people's livelihoods.
About 15 projects will be funded in 12 Western and Central African countries for this 5th round.
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.
The program has 3 pilars:
- Selection, funding, monitoring and evaluation of local projects coordinated by the IUCN French Committee (IUCN-FC)
- Building capacities and networking of CSOs coordinated run by the IUCN Central and West Africa Program (IUCN-PACO)
- Documenting and sharing outcomes and lessons learnt with a wider audience.
- Western Africa: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, South and Central Burkina-Faso, extreme South of Niger. For Burkina Faso and Niger, the limit is along the ecoregion of the “West Sudanian Savanna"
- Central Africa: Cameroon, Republic of Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Sao Tome-and-Principe, Republic of Congo.
Eligible bodies 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.
The recipients must have:
- A recognised legal status that allows them to receive a grant;
- Confirmed on-ground experience;
- Experience in project management;
- A solid knowledge in the field relevant to the project, e.g. biodiversity conservation and/or on climate change issues.
For application forms and regulations see website here.
Please note that this information has expired.