Deadline: 23 November 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, invites civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in countries within the Hotspot.
- Mainstream biodiversity into wider development policies, plans and projects to deliver the co- benefits of biodiversity conservation, improved local livelihoods and economic development.
- Improve the protection and management of the KBA network throughout the hotspot.
- The maximum budget per project is US $20,000.
- Projects are expected to start in February 2017 and must be completed by 31 July 2017 at the latest (6 months).
- 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
Interested applicants must send their letter of inquiry (LOI) via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot.