Deadline: 30 September 2019
The GEF is a global partnership among 181 countries, international institutions, NGOs, and the private sector that aims to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives.
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Young people are increasingly aware of the seriousness of climate change problem and the impacts affecting them. They have enthusiasm and passion to contribute to climate action. However, youth in developing countries in particular very often face the barriers to implement their ideas, due to lack of awareness, education and skills, and funding. This Innovation Program proposes to address these issues by empowering and engaging youth to implement climate action through training, awareness and practical projects.
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The program will support youth-led climate projects at the local and country levels that aim to provide young people an opportunity to implement impactful and innovative local ideas. The program also hopes to identify successful approaches, which can be elevated beyond local level to help raise ambition and inspire youth at the local and country levels.
- “Green jobs” for young generation
- Renewable and energy efficiency technologies for productive use that result in youth employment and/or supporting youth entrepreneurship. Relevant project examples include creation of youth-led enterprises (e.g. solar energy entrepreneurs), provision of vocational training (e.g. trainings for youth on renewable technologies; rural youth on solar technology, etc.);
- Youth-led initiatives that implement nature-based solutions to climate change, leading to income generation and improved livelihoods. Relevant projects examples include community-based forest restoration, REDD+ initiatives etc.
- Develop awareness, skills and competencies of young people to lead climate action on local, national and global levels.
The projects selected under this theme will focus on raising awareness of youth, creating learning opportunities and supporting outreach initiatives implemented by young people on local and national levels. The projects can be local and/or national and could include CSO-Government Dialogues focusing on youth and climate issues and have potential national and global policy and programme linkages.
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Budget and Duration
- As per the SGP Operational Guidelines, the maximum amount for each grant project should not exceed the limit of US$ 50,000.
- The duration of each grant project shall not exceed 18 months, given the nature of projects.
Project Eligibility Criteria
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- The call is open to the national NGOs operating in Armenia.
- Proposals should be bold, innovative, and transformative, and have the potential for replication and scaling up.
- Successful projects should consider strong social inclusion elements, including gender equality and women’s empowerment and persons with disabilities.
- All applications should explicitly state the plan for measuring and evaluating the impact of the work and show quantifiable results in line with the Nationally Determined Contributions for Paris Agreement.
- Proponents are encouraged to leverage additional resources and partnerships with larger networks (including co-financing with international foundations, NGOs and the private sector).
How to Apply
Project concepts should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
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Eligible Country: Armenia
For more information, please visit http://www.sgp.am/en/News/61