The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is inviting interested NGOs/CBOs to develop innovative proposals for projects towards supporting awareness and education on conservation; sustainable livelihoods activities on community based Sustainable Forest Management (SFM); Sustainable Land Management (SLM); Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) Management; and alternative sources of income and energy in targeted Community Wildlife Conservancies (CWCs) in Hurungwe, Mbire and Muzarabani Districts.
The focus should be on any one of the following thematic areas:
- Thematic area 1 – Awareness and Education: Awareness campaigns targeting Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT), deforestation and climate change adaptation and mitigation across the project area covering all 3 districts.
- Thematic Area 2 – Livelihood Enhancement: Sustainable livelihood activities that contribute directly to community based SFM, SLM and HWC management outcomes.
- Thematic Area 3 – Alternative Sources of Energy: The provision of alternative sources of energy, clean energy and energy saving technologies in the target Districts.
- Proposed project budgets should not exceed the maximum budget amount per thematic area.
- Thematic Area 1: USD $50 000.00
- Thematic Area 2: USD $150 000.00
- Thematic Area 3: USD $150 000.00
- Duration: Total expected duration of each project is up to 18 months effective from the day an agreement is signed between the grantee and UNDP.
Target beneficiaries/groups for project activities comprise of the following:
- Community members and Local authorities, in the target CWCs (men, women, youths, People Living with Disabilities (PLWD), indigenous and vulnerable communities/groups)
- Applicants should develop project proposals in consultation with communities from the proposed participating wards (evidence for consultations may be required).
- In addition to the protected area network, the ZVBP is also being implemented in 21 wards that are directly participating in the establishment of Community Wildlife Conservancies (CWCs) in Hurungwe, Mbire and Muzarabani.
- Projects proposals can target 1, 2 or all 3 districts (Muzarabani, Mbire or Hurungwe). The outcomes of interventions proposed for specific geographic areas should have clear landscape wide multiplier benefits.
Prospective grantees should be registered NGOs/CBOs that have demonstrated competences and experience in working with local communities in promoting sustainable livelihoods, environmental awareness, biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation. The attached UNDP Request for Information (RFI) form will be used to assess eligibility.
- The organisation must have technical and administration staff
- Proof of registration as an NGO/CBO including copies of registration certificate and constitution or another governing document
- Bank account: Grantees will be required to open a separate bank account for the project
- Demonstrated experience in the chosen thematic area
- In-depth knowledge and experience in setting up local community development initiatives
- Demonstrated experience and capacity to establish partnerships with local authorities, private sector and CBOs would be a distinct advantage
- Project vehicle and other assets are an added advantage
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=96350