7 Aug 2014

Two new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot calls for Letters of Inquiry

Robin Moore/iLCP
By Obaka Torto

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organisations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects under the 7th (open call for small emergency funds) and 8th (large and small grants) calls for proposals.


7th Call for Proposals

For small grants (up to USD 10,000) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

The opening and deadline dates for this call for letters of inquiry:

Opening Date: Wednesday 30 July 2014

Deadline Date: This is an open-ended call. Applications can be submitted at any time until further notice

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Download the 7th call for proposals: English & French 


8th Call for Proposals

For large grants (of more than USD 20,000) and small grants (of USD 20,000 or less) in Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia

The opening and deadline dates for this call for letters of inquiry:

Opening Date: Monday 04 August 2014

Deadline Dates: For large grants: Monday 15 September 2014; For small grants: Monday 29 September 2014


Download the 8th call for proposals: English & French 


Eligible applicants are NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organisations. Government institutions are eligible in certain circumstances. 

More Information:

Ecosystem ProfileEnglish (PDF – 4 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary:  English (PDF - 2.5 MB) / French (PDF - 2.6 MB)

CEPF Investment StrategyEnglish (PDF – 1.7 MB) / French (PDF - 1.5 MB)

See also and

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, the 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