BMUB-UNDP Call for Proposals: Strategic Support to Territories and Areas Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (ICCAs) in Georgia

Deadline: 27 January 2017

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking proposals under the project Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) for its “Strategic Support to Territories and Areas Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (ICCAs) in Georgia”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUB).

The Global ICCA Support Initiative (ICCA GSI) provides support to territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities in different regions of the world, with a special focus on twenty six (26) countries participating in the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP).

Project Objectives

  • Accompany the work or promote the development (as appropriate) of an ICCA network
  • Hold consultations at various levels and organise sub-regional and/or national meetings to discuss and then compile a synthesis paper on the national ICCA situation that will include historical, cultural, socio-economic, geographical and ecological information and identify the main factors and policies affecting ICCAs and the key issues for their recognition and appropriate support in the country.
  • In full respect of the communities involved and of the level of privacy they desire, start to develop a database on existing and potential ICCAs in the country, as much as possible by using formats that are the same, or compatible with, those of the ICCA Registry and WDPA.
  • On the basis of explicit and appropriate selection criteria for the country (e.g. representativeness, conservation values, level of threat), identify a minimum of 4 to 10 “emblematic” ICCAs in the country.
  • Establish a communication link with the communities that govern and manage the identified ICCAs and, after assuring their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and the desired level of confidentiality, establish mutual contact points (preferably specific individuals).
  • Accompany and support a minimum of 4 to 10 emblematic ICCAs (existing or potential) in a self-strengthening process.
  • Facilitate the review and peer-to-peer validation.
  • Facilitate a campaign of ICCA dialogue, awareness and understanding in the national context, including through dissemination of relevant information about opportunities to share experience and develop mutual learning and support among the communities that govern and manage their ICCAs.

Funding Information

The proactive ICCA initiative is expected to last up to 36 months and to have a maximum budget of US$50,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Strong commitment to ICCAs, indigenous peoples’ issues and biodiversity conservation
  • Familiarity with key issues related to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiations, especially as they relate to indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs)
  • Experience in organizing and hosting consultations with IPLCs and national level stakeholders including NGOs and governments
  • Ability to collate (or produce if necessary) high quality background materials on CBD Aichi targets, conservation results and ICCAs
  • Proven ability to facilitate effective and balanced consultations which includes diverse actors and perspectives to ensure that voices are heard and exchanges are constructive
  • Proven ability to document the proactive ICCA initiative and produce high quality written reports according to deadlines
  • Familiarity with UNDP, SGP programming, and IUCN global commissions an advantage

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Georgia

For more information, please visit UNDP Call for Proposals.

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