This call focuses on Karamoja Region with the areas of interest aligned to the Karamoja Regional Development Initiative (KAREDI) strategy specifically for enactment and enforcement of byelaws and ordinances on management and protection of critical biodiversity and natural resources.
The mission of UBF is: to mobilize financial resources for Biodiversity Conservation in Uganda. UBF provides financing and technical assistance to different entities in pursuance of its objectives and does not engage in implementation of biodiversity conservation activities, instead, it provides support to those who do.
Priority Focus Areas
- The aim is to support development and / or enacting and enforcing of Local Government byelaws and ordinances related to management and protection of critical biodiversity and natural resources in Karamoja. With this objective in mind, UBF desires to achieve the following:
- Promote community education, sensitization & awareness on dangers of natural resources degradation.
- Support local councils to enact and enforce bylaws and ordinances on the management and protection of critical natural resources.
- Any requests under this CFP must not exceed US$ 50,000. UBF reserves the right not to award any or all available funds. The grant implementation period shall not exceed two (2) years.
- Broadly, UBF may fund any activities which contribute to its mission and objectives related to biodiversity conservation in Uganda, broadly conceived, and specifically aligned to the aim of this call. Ineligible activities include the following
- Activities with potentially significant adverse environmental and / or social risks and impacts that, individually or cumulatively, are hard to mitigate or reverse or unlikely to be mitigated or reversed
- Activities with potentially significant adverse impacts on vulnerable groups, particularly with respect to displacement, loss of livelihoods or cultural resources, which are unlikely to be compensated to the satisfaction of those affected
- Activities which do not provide equitable opportunities to potentially impacted stakeholders, in particular vulnerable groups, to participate in consultation and decision-making during the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the activities
- Activities with potentially significantly adverse impact on sites of significant archaeological, cultural, or religious importance. e. Purchase of land
- The following types of organizations are eligible to apply: Civil Society Organizations including Community-Based Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations with either a nonprofit mission or those organized as social enterprises in which any profits made are invested in improving community livelihoods. In awarding grants, UBF will in general prioritize Ugandan based, owned and managed institutions. For an entity to be legible to receive funds, they must:
- Be legally registered in Uganda
- Have an established presence in the targeted project area in Karamoja
- Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project and not acting as an intermediary
- Have demonstrated capacity to implement the proposed project, including technical expertise
- Have experience implementing biodiversity conservation related projects and able to mobilize, organize, sensitize communities
- Have administrative capability and experience to implement the type of intervention proposed, based on the organizational mandate.
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