Deadline: 15 January 2016
BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in countries – Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is currently inviting applications for the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot. CEPF’s niche for investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot was formulated through a participatory process that engaged civil society, donor and governmental stakeholders throughout the region.
Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
All activities must support sustainable financing and related actions for the conservation of KBAs:
- Support civil society organizations to develop forest carbon partnerships and projects that advance biodiversity conservation in Key Biodiversity Areas.
- Support civil society organizations to develop partnerships and projects for non-carbon payment for ecosystem services schemes and other market mechanisms in Key Biodiversity Areas.
Grants available & Duration
- Non-government organizations, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations may apply for funding.
- Applications from organizations that propose to build capacity of local civil society and community groups are particularly encouraged.
- Projects must be located within the sites and countries identified in the Ecosystem Profile.
- Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.
- Government-owned enterprises or institutions are eligible only if they can demonstrate that the enterprise or institution:
- Has a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor;
- Has the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and
- May not assert a claim of sovereign immunity.
How to Apply
- Applicants must first submit a letter of inquiry to the foundation . Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.
- Applicants must use the CEPF letter of inquiry template available on the website.
For more information, please download the pdf Biodiversity hotspot.