14 Jan 2014

New small grant opportunity for 'conservation and gender' projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Photo: Benjamin Drummond
By Maaike Manten

Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, today launched a new small grants funding opportunity to further global and local understanding and practice of gender equality and women’s empowerment vis-à-vis environmental conservation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.



The call for proposals, also launched on 14 January 2014, is available on and invites  organizations working in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to submit proposals that focus on :

  1. 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
  2. Influencing policy-level decision making around gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environment
  3. 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
  4. Research to demonstrate benefits of incorporating women into environmental decision making and inform best practices (including tools, guidelines, etc.)

This small grant funding opportunity is being implemented in close collaboration with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot, and aims to benefit the conservation of Afromontane Key Biodiversity Areas.

A limited number of small grants (for up to USD 10,000) will be available for projects to be implemented between 15 May 2014 and 15 February 2015.

Further information on the opportunity, and how to apply, can be found here. The call for proposals document can be downloaded here, and the application form here.

Applications may be made until 28 February 2014.

For enquiries, contact