Call for Proposals: Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program in Papua New Guinea

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Deadline: 29 April 2016

The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) is currently accepting concept notes from NGOs/CBOs in Papua New Guinea for its Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme.

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The objective of the grant facility is to build and replicate the successful experiences of vulnerable communities to respond to specific local environmental issues and support sustainable livelihood practices that will lead to global environmental benefits.

Thematic areas

  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Protection of International Waters
  • Prevention of Land Degradation
  • Phasing-out of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)/Chemical Management

Grants Information

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  • The duration of each proposal may vary from 18 to 24 months.
  • SGP will consider grants of up to USD$50,000.00 only for each project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Concept Papers are invited from Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), faith-based, youth and women’s organisations in Papua New Guinea.
  • Organizations and projects will be given preference to the extent that they:
    • Identify the threat and articulate innovative community based initiatives to reduce local environmental threats
    • Build local capacity to implement sustainable development strategies creating ‘local ownership and institutional capabilities
    • Demonstrate high replicability, co-financing and scaling-up potential
    • Foster public awareness on environmental issues as an integral part of the project
    • Address livelihood, equality and gender concerns and sensitivities
    • Involve women, marginalized populations and isolated communities as equal partners in programme implementation
    • Create an impact, influence policies and partnership at the National, Provincial and local levels in the country
    • Generate local knowledge and involvement of communities in planning, implementing and monitoring of projects
    • Encourage sustainability and demonstrate people’s participation, democracy, flexibility, partnership and transparency in their approach during implementation of activities in projects

How to Apply

Interested NGOs/CBOs can download generic forms via given website.

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