The USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh (ecosystems in Bengali) activity seeks to improve ecosystem conservation in Bangladesh by strengthening environmental governance and management, reducing key threats to biodiversity, and supporting market-based incentives in and around Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of the country.
The USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh activity will contribute to USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance policy by strengthening local capacities, accelerating enterprise-driven development, mobilizing public and private revenues, and achieving locally-sustained results. According to its SelfReliance Roadmap, Bangladesh is relatively weak in areas such as biodiversity protection, government and civil society capacity, open and accountable governance, and inclusive development. In the spirit of self-reliance, lessons learned from this activity will inform similar initiatives within Bangladesh to further build local capacity, ownership, and sustainability.
The USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh activity will contribute to regional knowledge and cooperation to advance the objectives of the USG’s Indo-Pacific Vision (IPV). Strengthening natural resource management is a key component of the vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The ecosystems of the Sundarbans and Sylhet are part of broader transnational landscapes shared with India; lessons learned from this activity will inform conservation efforts in both countries.
- The overall goal of the USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh activity is to improve ecosystem conservation in and around targeted Key Biodiversity Areas of Bangladesh.
- USAID intends to provide not more than $20,500,000 in total USAID funding, out of which $1,000,000 is exclusively reserved for a Crisis and/or Emergency Response budget line item.
- The anticipated period of performance is five (5) years or sixty (60) months.
- Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328787