Deadline: 29 September 2017
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private, enterprises, universities and other civil society organizations for its Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot.
Strategic Direction & Priorities
- Empower local communities to protect and manage biodiversity in priority Key Biodiversity Areas
- Support local communities to design and implement locally relevant conservation and sustainable management actions that respond to major threats at priority sites.
- Support the development of economic models to improve both livelihoods and biodiversity conservation.
- Build the technical, administrative and financial capacity of local organizations and their partners.
- Enable civil society to mainstream biodiversity and conservation into policy making and business practices
- Support local research institutions to improve basic knowledge of biodiversity of priority ecosystems.
- Support civil society to disseminate biodiversity information and influence political and economic decision-makers in favor of biodiversity and conservation priorities.
- This call concerns large grants over US$20,000.
- The current average amount in the hotspot is US$147,000.
- Non-governmental organizations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other members of civil society can apply for funding.
- 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;
- the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and
- may not assert a claim of sovereign immunity
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Madagascar, Comoros.
For more information, please visit Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity.