CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot
Welcome to the website for the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. The grants awarded to civil society organizations from this fund will work towards safeguarding globally threatened species and critical sites in the Eastern Afromontane.
These investments will promote innovative partnerships between NGOs, government, local communities and land-owners to enhance conservation and connectivity in the Eastern Afromontane, and improve the conservation of globally threatened species through systematic conservation planning and action.
BirdLife International, together with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (BirdLife in Ethiopia) form the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot (2012-2017). The investment will support civil society in applying innovative approaches to conservation in under-capacitated and underfunded protected areas, Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) and priority corridors in the region.
The RIT will raise awareness of CEPF; solicit grant applications and assist organizations to make applications; review applications; give small grants and jointly make decisions with CEPF on large grants; and monitor and evaluate progress with the investment strategy.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International (CI), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. More information on CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.
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