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Гранты для обеспечения участия гражданского общества в сохранении биоразнообразия

 

CEPF and WWF Russia, as regional implementation team for the hotspot, are accepting letters of inquiry (LOIs) from non-government organizations, community groups, indigenous people’s organizations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organizations (CSOs). The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. The Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot covers varying proportions of Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. CEPF’s niche for investment in the region was formulated through a participatory process that engaged civil society, donor and government stakeholders throughout the region.

Themes

        Strengthening the Protected Areas of Turkmenistan.

        Transboundary work in Uzbekistan.

        Livelihoods, Ecotourism and Improved Land Use in the Khan-Tengri and Tomur Mountains Corridor and Other Priority KBAs.

        Species-Specific Projects Targeting One or More of the Following Species.

        SMART.

Funding Information

        LOIs must have a budget between US$20,000 and US$150,000 to be eligible for consideration.

        Projects are expected to start approximately six to nine months from the release of this call for LOIs. CEPF projects are typically 18-24 months in duration, but all work must be complete by June 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

        This call for proposals is open only for projects working in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

        Applicants that submit proposals for priority KBAs, from the eligible countries, and that also address the investment priorities named above, will receive the highest consideration from reviewers.

        Applicants that submit proposals for work in non-priority KBAs from the eligible countries must specifically address one of the investment priorities named above to receive any consideration from reviewers. (For example, they will consider work in non-priority locations if the work then addresses a priority species.) The ecosystem profile lists all KBAs and corridors with specific names and identification/code numbers. Applicants are advised to name specific KBAs and corridors by name and number in your letter of inquiry.

How To Apply

        Applicants must respond to the call via the Conservation Grants electronic portal.

        CEPF will not accept letters of inquiry via email or any other mechanism.

        If you have not previously used ConservationGrants, you will need to register for a new account. If you encounter any technical difficulties with ConservationGrants, please email them.

Selection and Award Process

        Conservation Grants will automatically confirm receipt of all LOIs that are properly submitted within the system by the closing date. The LOI review process will take approximately eight weeks from the closing date. All applicants will receive a response from CEPF following review of their submissions. The review committee will select the strongest LOIs that meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants whose LOIs receive a positive review will be invited to submit a full proposal, again through ConservationGrants.

        Full proposals that receive a positive review will lead to the award of a grant between Conservation International, as the host of the CEPF Secretariat, and the applicant’s organization (the “grantee”). Grants will be denominated in United States dollars and grant agreements will be in English.

Deadline: 16-Jan-21 For more information, visit https://www.cepf.net/grants/open-calls-for-proposals/2020-mountains-central-asia-large-grants-2