MPIDO: Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Actions on REDD+ in Africa

Deadline: 30 July 2016

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is currently inviting applications for Capacity Building Program in  Africa, the program will be implemented by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the Mainyoito Pastoralists Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO).

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REDD+ is the acronym used to describe an agenda for reducing emissions from deforestation; reducing emissions from forest degradation; foster conservation; sustainable management of forests; and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. It was conceived under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) in Cancun in 2010.

Eligible REDD+ capacity building Actions will be financed by PACJA and MPIDO.

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Geographic Focus

The Actions will benefit forest dependent indigenous peoples, civil society and local communities, preferably through national coalitions, of the following countries: Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.

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Actions with Priorities

  • Actions that catalyze, strengthen coordination and coalition building among forest dependent indigenous peoples, civil society organizations, local communities and the government agencies responsible for REDD+, leading REDD+ processes and increasing effective participation in the management and implementation of REDD+ nationally, including through a process of self-selection of representatives.
  • Actions that enhance the understanding of climate change and REDD+ and its impacts on forest dependent indigenous peoples, civil society and local communities especially in regards to land tenure and livelihoods;
  • Studies, analytical reports and reviews that explore forest dependent indigenous peoples, civil society and local communities’ respective roles, responsibilities and interests related to climate change mitigation and adaptation; and
  • Actions that support monitoring of national REDD+ activities;

Funding Information

The selected Actions will each receive grants ranging between USD 35,000 to USD 50,000

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Forest-dependent Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and networks from the below listed countries can submit project proposals to MPIDO, to be considered for financing by the project while eligible Civil Society organizations and networks from the above listed countries are called to submit project proposals to PACJA, to be considered for financing by the project.

How to Apply

Applicants that self-identify themselves as forest dependent indigenous people’s organizations should submit their proposals to MPIDO via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo and Uganda

For more information, please visit Capacity Building Program.

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