French Global Environment Facility: Small-scale Initiatives Programme 2017 in Central & Western Africa

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) is currently seeking applications for its “Small-Scaled Initiatives Program (SSIP)” in order to strengthen the contribution of civil society and the decentralised collectives of Western and Central Africa to the conservation of biodiversity and the fight against climate change.

The two aims of SSIP5 are to protect outstanding biodiversity and fight climate change using nature-based solutions. SSIP5 will consider how to bring about improvements to living standards for local populations.

Thematic Areas

The eligible themes concern biodiversity protection and the fight against climate change, along with the improvement of local populations living standards.

  • Biodiversity is the main area of intervention of the SSIP
  • Fight against climate change

Funding Information

Contribution of SSIP will have an average amount of 35 000 € for each project.
Some projects can receive up to 50 000 € in case of projects with great biodiversity issues, guaranteed results, strong expertise of the NGO on the relevant field, or/and importance of cofinancing.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • NGOs from southern countries (at least 80% of projects), professional bodies, women and youth groups or associations. Priority is given to field based organizations. NGOs based outside the intervention area should specify their experience and involvement on the field
  • The international NGOs in partnership with NGOs that don’t have yet a legal status: these projects will be eligible if they contribute to the official recognition of the local NGO. The terms of the partnership between the international and local NGO should be stated in a formal agreement signed by the two parties. The empowerment of local organisations must be detailed and some easy-to-check indicators for this purpose must be developed
  • The recipients must have:
    • A legal status that allow them to receive a grant
    • A confirmed field experience
    • A management of projects experience
    • A solid knowledge of the field relevant to the project, on biodiversity conservation and/or on fight against climate change

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically via given address.

Eligible Countries

  • West Africa: Benin, the South and centre of Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and extreme south Niger.
  • Central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Sao Tomé and Principe.

For more information, please visit French Global Environment Facility.

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