The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), and BirdLife International have announced a call for proposals for Small Grants program for Environmental Civil Society Organizations in Lebanon to support the sustainable management of water catchments through integrated approaches for the conservation of threatened freshwater biodiversity.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
The Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot is the second largest hotspot in the world and the largest of the world’s five Mediterranean-climate regions. CEPF’s niche for investment in the Mediterranean was formulated through a participatory process that engaged civil society, donor and governmental stakeholders throughout the region.
LOIs will only be accepted for the Strategic Direction 2: “Support the sustainable management of water catchments through integrated approaches for the conservation of threatened freshwater biodiversity”.
- Investment Priority 2.1: Enhance the knowledge base on freshwater biodiversity and the importance of freshwater ecosystem services.
- Investment Priority 2.3 Engage with government, private sector and other stakeholders to support integrated river basin management practices that reduce threats to biodiversity in priority catchment management zones.
- Grant Size: Between US $ 5,000 and US $ 20,000
- Non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises may apply for funding. Individuals must work with civil society organizations to develop applications rather than apply directly.
- Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.
- 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.
For more information, visit https://www.cepf.net/grants/open-calls-for-proposals/2021-mediterranean-basin-small-grants-Lebanon