The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nepal has issued a call for proposals to support a new natural resources management cum climate change program called “Hariyo Ban Nepalko Dhan ” (Hariyo Ban) program. The Hariyo Ban program aims to reduce threats to biodiversity and vulnerabilities of climate change in Nepal through an appropriate set of site-based interventions in priority biodiverse landscape(s) as well as enabling policy environment at the national level. The specific objectives of the program are to: i) reduce threats to biodiversity in target landscape(s); ii) build the structures, capacity and operations necessary for an effective sustainable landscapes management, especially reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) readiness; and iii) increase the ability of target human and ecological communities to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
Applications can be submitted by U.S. or non-U.S. non-profit or for-profit nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), public international organizations (PIO or IO), and other qualified non-U.S. Government (USG) organizations.
The closing date to submit applications is 12 January 2011. For more information, visit grants.gov and search by funding opportunity number: “RFA-367-11-000001.”