Deadline: 31 July 2020
Convention on Biological Diversity’s Bio-Bridge Initiative (BBI) is accepting new proposals for demonstration projects promoting technical and scientific cooperation among two or more countries on issues related to biodiversity.
As part of its mandate to catalyse and facilitate technical and scientific cooperation, the Bio-Bridge Initiative (BBI) currently provides seed funding of up to $20,000 to incubate projects and partnerships that promote exemplary approaches, particularly through South-South and triangular cooperation, to address biodiversity-related issues and challenges, and showcase good practices and lessons learned.
The following institutions are eligible to apply for seed funding support:
- Relevant governmental agencies, research and academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations in developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition;
- Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities;
- For proposals submitted by multiple Parties or organisations, one contact person shall be nominated for any future correspondence before official submission to BBI. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their CBD National Focal Points prior to submitting their proposals to avoid multiple proposals on the same topic from the same country and to promote stronger collaboration and alignment with national priorities.
- It is anticipated that funding will be provided directly to the entities providing the service(s) required to effectively respond to the need(s) articulated in the proposal.
- The Bio-Bridge Initiative has developed a three-step process and corresponding selection criteria to facilitate a robust and transparent assessment of the project proposals submitted.
- The selection criteria used at the three stages of assessment are designed to, inter alia, help:
- Identify project proposals that are in line with the BBI mission, objectives and principles and thus eligible for consideration under the Initiative (Eligibility Assessment Stage);
- Ensure that high quality proposals are prioritized (Quality Assessment Stage); and
- Identify proposals with greatest potential to produce concrete impactful outcomes (Technical Assessment Phase).
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