2019 Call for Proposals: GEF Small Grants Program in Papua New Guinea

Deadline: 30 April 2019

Global Environment Facility through United Nations Development Program has launched a GEF Small grants Program to assist developing countries in fulfilling their commitment of protection of the global environment through local actions.

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SGP is sourced with the belief that global environment problems can be addressed effectively if local people are involved in decision-making at all levels within projects and have control over resources. It demonstrated that with a small amount of funding, communities at the grassroots level can make a significant difference in their livelihoods and the environment.

Focus Areas

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Proposals should meet the criteria under the following GEF thematic areas of

  • Biodiversity Conservation,
  • Protection of International Water,
  • Prevention of Land Degradation and Forest Management,
  • Climate Change and
  • Phasing out use of persistent organic pollutants.

Funding Information

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  • SGP will consider grants up to USD$50,000.
  • The duration of projects proposed should not exceed 24 months.


Concept Papers are invited from national non-government organizations and local community-based organizations. SGP supports field based participatory approach. Organizations and projects will be given preference to the extent that they:

  • Promote innovative community-based initiatives to reduce local environment 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, flexibility, partnerships and transparency in their approach during implementation of activities in projects.

How to Apply

Interested NGOs and CBOs may download the relevant guidance note and Concept Paper via given website.

For more information, please visit http://www.pg.undp.org/content/papua_new_guinea/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2019/2019-call-for-proposals.html

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