SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund for Environmental Sustainability, Gender Equality & Poverty Reduction

Deadline: 31 March 2016

SEI along with the support from Government of Sweden, funds events focused on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality and poverty reduction.

The Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Programme funded by Sweden aims to promote informed dialogue where different groups and stakeholders can share knowledge in regional forums and other strategic events with the goal of helping to shape public policy to advance environmentally sustainable development.

The events should preferably bring representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society together with researchers, and feature active exchanges between participants.

The program aims to change mind-sets and everyday practices to ultimately benefit the citizens of the region, with particular attention to poor and marginalized groups such as, but not limited to, women, children, ethnic minorities and other environmentally vulnerable groups based on their specific contexts.

Grants Information

A total of 1,200,000 SEK will be awarded evenly in the 4 quarters of a year to support 4 strategic events each year with the maximum limitation of 300,000 SEK.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipient organizations should be based in Asia or, if they are based outside the region, be addressing issues relevant to Asia.
  • Recipients can be public nonprofit organizations or networks with experience in providing dialogue platforms to enable different groups and stakeholders who can share knowledge in the areas of environmentally sustainable development, gender equality and poverty reduction in Asia with focus on Southeast Asia.
  • Depending on their role and interests, private-sector participants may be responsible for their own expenses, with a possible exception for cost-sharing option for micro- and small enterprises with resource constraints.
  • The concept note should explain how the funds will add value to the event beyond what the existing funding can provide.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply by filling the template for concept note provided on the website.

For more information, please visit SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund.

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