|Posted by kaushik on June 12, 2013 at 3:15 AM|
The GEF-UNDP Small GrantsProgramme (SGP) was launched by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Programme to assist developing countries in fulfilling their commitment of protecting the environment through local actions. The programme in India is implemented through the Centre for Environment Education (CEE). The SGP programme is sourced with the belief that global environmental problems can be addressed effectively, if local people are involved in decision-making at all levels within projects and have control over resources. It demonstrates that with small amount of funding, the communities at the grassroots level can make significant difference in their livelihoods and the environment.
The fresh grant under the fifth Operational Phase of the SGP is now available.
GEF/UNDP CEE invites‘Call for Proposals’ which will be open till 31 July 2013.
The proposals are invited under the GEF thematic areas of:
(1) Biodiversity Conservation;
(2) Climate Change;
(3) Protection of International Waters;
(4) Prevention of Land Degradation; and
(5) Phasing out of Persistent Organic Pollutants (PoPs)/Chemical Management.
Criterion and Extent of Financial Support
The proposals are invited from Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) who are registered for more than three years and have three years’ audited accounts. The duration of each proposal may vary from 18 to 30 months. SGP will consider grants of up to INR 18 lakhs for each project. In special cases,where co-financing and partnership commitments are more, higher budgets may be considered, if the project activities justify the same.
SGP supports field-based, participatory process approach. Organizations and projects will be given preference to the extent that they:
- Promote innovative community-based initiatives to reduce local environmental threats
- Build local capacity to implement sustainable development strategies creating ‘local ownerships and institutional capabilities’
- Demonstrate high replicability, co-financing and scaling-up potential
- Foster public awareness on environmental issues as an integral part of the project
- Address livelihood, equality and gender concerns and sensitivities Involve women, marginalized populations and isolated tribal communities as equal partners in programme implementation
- Create an impact, influence policies and partnership at the national, state and district levels in the country
- Generate local knowledge and involvement of communities in planning, implementing and monitoring of projects
- Encourage sustainability and demonstrate people’s participation, democracy, flexibility, partnership and transparency in their approach during implementation of activities in projects
The interested NGOs/CBOs may download the form from the website: www.sgpindia.org and submit the proposal to the CountryProgramme Manager, GEF/UNDP Small Grants Programme, Centre for Environment Education, C-40, South Extension Part II, Ground Floor, New Delhi-110049 along with the following documents:
- Annual Report, indicative of the activities performed during the year,contribution from partners and projects
- Copy of the Registration Certificate
- Organization Structure, list of key professional/staff and their areas of expertise
- Audited financial reports of the last three years
- Demonstrated capacity in implementation and management of resources and in the GEF related areas
The decision of the National SteeringCommittee on the acceptance/rejection of any proposal is final.
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With best wishes for your organization,
Advisor - ProjectPreparation/Writing
Categories: Indian Opportunities