BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invites civil society organizations to apply for projects with an aim to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International (CI), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank.
This call for proposals is aimed to provide a ‘rapid response fund’ to protect Key Biodiversity Areas under immediate and urgent threat
Funding Information: This call for proposals is open for small grants (up to USD 10,000) only.
- The Fund is looking for projects that will support the role of civil society organizations in the application of site safeguard policies and procedures in order to avoid or minimize / mitigate ongoing and emerging threats on critical biodiversity habitats posed by development projects.
- Non-governmental organisations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society applicants may apply for funding.
- Applications from organizations that propose to build capacity of local civil society and community groups are particularly encouraged.
- Projects must be located within the sites and countries identified above and in the Ecosystem Profile.
- 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;
- has the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and
- may not assert a claim of sovereign immunity
How to Apply
Interested applicants must send their applications on the address given on the website.
Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
For more information, please visit Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.