U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL seeking Applications for Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 10 June 2019

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Affairs is seeking applications for its “Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa”.

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INL seeks to support counter wildlife trafficking projects where activities are based in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania that will build upon Sub-Saharan Africa’s civilian law enforcement capacities and capabilities to counter wildlife crime and their response to wildlife trafficking by:

  • Increase interdiction of illicit trade
  • Build investigative and enforcement functions
  • Enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity
  • Develop cross-border and regional cooperation

Project Objectives

To strengthen Sub-Saharan Africa’s domestic, criminal justice institutions in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting successful enforcement, investigative, and prosecutorial functions of wildlife crime, while enforcing human rights. Proposed projects should be designed to strengthen the capacity of wildlife-related institutions and actors in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically targeting Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania.

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Objectives by Country

Kenya

  • Build interdiction, investigative, and enforcement capacity to stop the poaching and transit of protected wildlife.
  • Enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity to successfully prosecute those illegally transiting wildlife products with adequate sentencing.
  • Support the provision of non-lethal equipment to address the multi-faceted dimensions of poaching and wildlife trafficking.
  • Support for aviation work as it relates to countering the poaching and trafficking of wildlife.

Mozambique

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  • Build interdiction, investigative, and enforcement capacity to stop the poaching and transit of protected wildlife.
  • Enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity to successfully prosecute those illegally transiting wildlife products with adequate sentencing.
  • Encourage increased cross-border cooperation with neighboring countries to more effectively counter wildlife trafficking.
  • Support the provision of non-lethal equipment to address the multi-faceted dimensions of poaching and wildlife trafficking.
  • Support for aviation work as it relates to countering the poaching and trafficking of wildlife.

South Africa

  • Build interdiction, investigative, and enforcement capacity to stop the poaching and transit of protected wildlife.
  • Enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity to successfully prosecute those illegally transiting wildlife products with adequate sentencing.
  • Support the provision of non-lethal equipment to address the multi-faceted dimensions of poaching and wildlife trafficking.
  • Encourage increased cross-border cooperation with neighboring or source countries to more effectively combat wildlife trafficking.
  • Support for aviation work as it relates to countering the poaching and trafficking of wildlife.

Tanzania

  • Build interdiction, investigative, and enforcement capacity to stop poaching, counter trafficking of protected species.
  • Enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity to successfully prosecute those coaching and/or illegally transiting wildlife products with adequate sentencing.
  • Support the provision of non-lethal equipment to address the multi-faceted dimensions of poaching and wildlife trafficking.
  • Support for aviation work as it relates to countering the poaching and trafficking of wildlife.

Funding Information

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  • Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
  • Award Floor: $500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants (such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S.-based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions, with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in sub-Saharan Africa and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in English and Portuguese when done in Mozambique. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant and other members as sub-award partners.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants can apply via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314636

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