Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Namibia

Deadline: 1 August 2016

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Namibia” with an aim to reduce poaching and trafficking of rhinoceroses and their body parts originating from Namibia.

INL seeks to build upon Namibia’s civil law enforcement capabilities to combat wildlife crime and their response to wildlife trafficking  by:

  • legislative frameworks
  • build investigative and enforcement capacity
  • enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity
  • raise awareness of wildlife crimes in Namibia.

Project Objectives

  • Training: INL will cooperate with and assist wildlife source and transit zones to strengthen Namibia’s capacity to disrupt poachers and wildlife traffickers by providing technical assistance and training.
  • Advisory Capacity: INL may support a temporary and possible longer-term advisor to work directly with Namibian counterparts in order to provide expert counsel towards stronger collaboration between Namibian wildlife entities that will result in more successful investigations and convictions of poaching and trafficking of rhinoceroses cases.
  • Legislative Reform: INL may assess and/or provide support to strengthen current laws in Namibia that will provide the tools necessary for successful deterrence and conviction of poaching and trafficking of rhinoceroses.
  • Raise Awareness: INL funds may be requested to raise awareness of rhinoceros poaching and trafficking in order to strengthen investigative and enforcement capacity.
  • Equipment: INL will emphasize the importance of developing and disseminating cost-effective and accurate tools to support anti-poaching and anti-wildlife trafficking investigations and prosecutions.

Funding Information

  • The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $1,800,000.
  • The period of performance is no more than two year(s) with an anticipated start date of September 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S. based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions.
  • Applicants must have the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in Namibia and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in Namibia, if required by the country of project implementation.
  • Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar training or capacity building projects, preferably in Namibia or East Africa.
  • INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in English. It is preferable that the applicant have to ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in English and Swahili. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
  • INL encourages applications from potential new partners.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Namibia.

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