The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) GEF Small Grants Programme invites applications/proposals from registered indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) for grants to implement community-level projects that enhance ecosystem services, adopt sustainable land management practices, and innovate alternative livelihood options in six districts of Karamoja Region comprising: Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong, Karenga, Nakapiripirit, and Nabilatuk.
Proposed interventions should target local communities including subsistence farmers, pastoralists, agropastoralists, and other resource users, and ensure that vulnerable segments of the population in the project area have sustainable livelihoods and employment including improved agricultural systems, to manage the population dynamics, economic disparities, environment shocks, and recovery.
- The maximum grant shall not exceed US$ 20,000 per project and the project lifetime shall not exceed 1 year (12 months).
Priority will be given to proposals that respond to one or both of the following objectives:
- Contribute to the reversal of land degradation and deforestation, biodiversity loss, and a reduction of climate change emissions;
- Promote diversification and improvement of livelihoods and livelihood options through techniques like water harvesting, post-harvest management, business skills development, etc.
In addition, proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches through which local enterprises and communities, particularly women, are able to access alternative energy; adapt to climate change; and sustainably use natural resources for productive purposes are preferred.
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