CI Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies - Application Guidance
THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW CLOSED!
Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) in English (download HERE). LOIs must be submitted electronically to BirdLife International at CEPF-EAM-SGP@birdlife.org before the deadline of 28 February 2014. BirdLife International will not accept hardcopy LOIs. You will receive an email acknowledgement acknowledging receipt of your application.
Please refer to the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Ecosystem Profile for further information about the Hotspot HERE (PDF download, 4 MB). Also please read and refer to the CI Environment and Gender documents listed on the Resources page. In case you have any problems accessing documents, and/or if you have questions about the application process, please CONTACT US!
- Non-governmental organisations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society applicants may apply for funding.
- Applications from organizations that propose to build capacity of local civil society and community groups are particularly encouraged.
- Projects must be located within the sites and countries identified above and in the Ecosystem Profile.
- Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.
Government-owned enterprises or institutions are eligible only if they can demonstrate that the enterprise or institution:
- has a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor;
- has the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and
- may not assert a claim of sovereign immunity
Grants cannot be used for:
- the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people including displacement of land uses or impeding access to traditional uses of natural resources, or activities that negatively affect physical cultural resources, including those important to local communities;
- activities adversely affecting Indigenous Peoples or where these communities have not provided their broad support to the project activities; or
- the removal or alteration of any physical cultural property (including sites having archaeological, paleontological, historical, religious, or unique natural values).
BUDGET AND TIMELINE
A limited number of small grants (for up to a maximum of USD 10,000) will be available for projects to be implemented between 15 May 2014 and 15 February 2015.
Priority will go to environmentally-focused organizations that have identified a need for focusing efforts on better integrating gender or focusing on empowering women within their ongoing environmental work. Successful proposals will:
- Link women’s empowerment or gender equality with aspects of the environment (e.g. protected areas, environmentally-friendly livelihoods, sustainable food production, environmental policy, freshwater, climate change, etc.).
- Enhance existing environmental programs or interventions (instead of a new activity) to ensure sustainability and long term impact
- Address at least one of the priority areas of focus :
- Community-based capacity building, education and awareness that supports women’s involvement and benefit-sharing in environmentally-related activities – including community decision making and project implementation
- Influencing policy-level decision making around gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environment
- Information sharing and networking between practitioners and organizations working on gender equality and women’s empowerment to share knowledge, collaborate and strengthen a collective voice on these issues
- Research to demonstrate benefits of incorporating women into environmental decision making and inform best practices (including tools, guidelines, etc.)
For projects with a national-level scope:
- Projects will have to be located in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda
For community-based or site-based projects:
- community / site-based projects will need to be located in or near a Key Biodiversity Area within the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda:
Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas
Kikuyu Escarpment Forest
Laikipia National Reserve
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Lake Ol’ Bolossat
Mau Forest Complex
Mau Narok – Molo Grasslands
Mount Elgon, Kenya
Mount Kulal Forest
Ol Jogi Rhinoceros S Private Reserve
South Nandi Forest
Taita Hills Forests *
Budingo Forest Reserve
Bugoma Central Forest Reserve
Bugungu Wildlife Reserve
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Echuya Forest Reserve
Kagombe Forest Reserve
Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve
Kibale National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kyambura Wildlife Reserve
Mafuga Forest Reserve
Matiri Forest Reserve
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mount Elgon, Uganda
Mount Moroto Forest Reserve
Murchison Falls National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Semiliki National Park
Arusha National park (Arusha and Mount Meru)
East Usambara Mountains *
Livingstone Mountains Forests
Lyango Hill Forest Reserve (Mbizi)
Mahenge Mountains *
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Nguru Mountains *
North Pare Mountains *
Poroto (Mporoto) Ridge
Rubeho Mountains *
South Pare Mountains *
Udzungwa Mountains *
Ufipa Plateau – Loazi
Ukaguru Mountains *
Uluguru Mountains *
West Usambara Mountains *
Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas
Lake Chala and Lake Jipe Catchments, Kenya
Mount Elgon Catchment, Kenya
Lake Albert, Uganda
Lake Edward, Uganda
Mount Elgon Catchment, Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George Catchment, Uganda
Semiliki National Park Catchment
Virungu National Park and Rutshuru, Uganda
Kalambo River and the Ufuga Plateau, Tanzania
Lake Chala and Lake Jipe Catchments, Tanzania
Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Luiche River System
Malagarasi River System
Rufugu River System
Udzungwa Mountains Catchment *
Uluguru Mountains Catchment *
*=ex-Eastern Arc / Coastal Forests hotspot, now included in Eastern Afromontane hotspot; these sites ARE eligible for CI funding under this ("Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies") opportunity, but NOT for CEPF funding under the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot investment
For more information about Key Biodiversity Areas, and maps of the Eastern Afromontane KBAs, please visit
www.birdlife.org/africa/project/cepf-eastern-afromontane-hotspot (check the 'Resources' page) or
All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas with the team at BirdLife International at CEPF-EAM-RIT@birdlife.org. Those wishing to seek guidance from BirdLife International should do so at least one week in advance of the deadline - i.e. before 21 February 2014.
Decisions on are based on reviews by Conservation International, BirdLife International, and external technical reviewers.
If your LOI is successful, BirdLife International will be in touch with you to complete the necessary processes to award you a small grant.
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