Video Competition 2015 - CIFOR: Think Forest

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, August 2, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: August 31,2015.

CIFOR is sponsoring a video competition on the topic of why forests are vital to a sustainable future. All languages are welcome, although non-English videos must have English subtitles.

We want you to tell the world how forests fit into the bigger picture. Make a video – of no longer than 2 minutes – showing why forests are vital to a sustainable future. We will help to get your message out there by promoting your video on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Just as you don’t need to be near forests to benefit from them, you don’t have to be standing in a forest to show the world why they matter. You might be living in a city or out on the farm, you might be using a fancy camera, holding out your phone, or making animations on your computer – the only limit is your imagination.

The competition offers prizes of US$4 thousand (winner chosen by judges) and US$1 thousand (winner chosen by online voting).

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Call For Proposal 2015 - Foundation Future of the Carbon Market

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, August 1, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: August 30,2015.

The Foundation Future of the Carbon Market focuses on the support of market based programmatic emission mitigation approaches in developing countries. This includes in particular the CDM’s programmatic approach, Programmes of Activities (PoA), but also initiatives which are developed outside the framework given by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, can be eligible for funding, if they are aligned with the funding criteria.

Based on the belief that the principle underlying programmatic mitigation approaches is also of strategic importance for future mechanisms of international climate finance, the Foundation would like to fund measures that:
§  support the dissemination of the programmatic project approach;
§  use the market to exploit further emission reduction potentials;

§  acquire knowledge and experience that might be valuable for future carbon market mechanisms and enhance the ability of countries hosting the PoAs to develop more far-reaching climate policies.

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Call For Concept Note 2015 - CDB: Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund

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Closing Date: August 7, 2015.

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is pleased to announce the Third Call for Concept Notes for the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF). The purpose of the CDRRF is to provide grants to communities across the Caribbean to support the costs of undertaking projects to strengthen the population’s ability to react to and reduce the risk of exposure to natural hazards. Concept Notes should depict innovative and transformative community-driven solutions in the priority areas of Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation and related livelihoods projects. CDRRF will collect information on the lessons learned from each project that can be applied to other community projects. Information from a project that is found to be especially successful for one community will be shared with other communities. Non-Governmental Organisations, Community-based Organisations, Faith-based Organisations and Government Agencies as well as National Research Institutions in 18 Borrowing Member Countries of the CDB may submit Concept Notes to implement projects for up to 24 months ranging in cost from USD400,000 to USD650,000.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - DFATD: Technological Platforms to Strengthen Public Sector Accountability and Citizen Engagement

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Closing Date: October 27, 2015.

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is launching the Technological Platforms to Strengthen Public Sector Accountability and Citizen Engagement call for proposals. This call for proposals is valued at up to twenty-five million Canadian dollars (C$25,000,000) over a period of five years. Canadian organizations may submit only one application for this call, either on their own or as the lead organization of a consortium.

The purpose of the Technological Platforms to Strengthen Public Sector Accountability and Citizen Engagement call for proposals is to fund initiatives that will support public sector institutions and civil society in their ability to advance equitable democratic reform, deliver effective and sustainable development results to citizens, improve service delivery, combat corruption, and engage meaningfully with citizens through the use of technological platforms.

All proposals must contribute toward the ultimate outcome and must demonstrate that they contribute toward one or more of the intermediate outcomes:
§  Ultimate Outcome: Increased empowerment of women and men, girls and boys, and marginalized groups, to engage in democratic processes, and enjoy and exercise their human rights.
§  Intermediate Outcome 1: Enhanced equitable and inclusive participation in democratic decision-making processes, especially by women and marginalized groups, through the use of technology in select countries.
§  Intermediate Outcome 2: Increased use of science and technology by people, especially women and marginalized groups, in select countries to hold their governments to account.

§  Intermediate Outcome 3: Increased responsiveness of public institutions to the diverse needs and rights of people, especially women and marginalized groups in select countries, through the use of technology.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - UNESCAP: Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, July 31, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: September 30, 2015.

In anticipation of a forthcoming replenishment of the Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness, ESCAP is calling for project proposals to build and enhance tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness capacities, particularly in end-to-end early warning for coastal hazards.

The 2013-2016 strategy of Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness has three main pillars:
1.    Regional mechanisms
2.    Special country needs
3.    Civil society and business sector initiatives

Geographic scope:
Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian Countries:  Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam.
Pacific Island Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Project duration:  Maximum 18 months.

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Request For Proposal 2015 - US EPA: Cooperative Agreement to Strengthen Environmental Governance Capacity

Posted by Jamal Fida Thursday, July 23, 2015 0 comments
EPA is soliciting proposals for a collaborative program that would enhance environmental governance capacity of institutions (environmental and/or related functions):

§  in support of United States Government Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): in Central America and Caribbean, South America, the Middle East, North Africa, and/or
§  in support of other EPA bilateral initiatives, including but not limited to, EPA’s collaboration with: China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Sub-Sahara Africa, and Brazil.

The overall objective of this cooperative agreement is to assist institutions in strengthening their legal, technical, research, analytical, program implementation capacity, and policies and procedures for more effective governance through the exchange of expert knowledge, information, strategies, and tools.  The proposed program will provide capacity building through the development and implementation of projects in areas, including but not limited to:
§  water resource management: surface and groundwater, drinking water, and wastewater management
§  solid waste management
§  air quality management
§  greenhouse gases (GHG)
§  black carbon
§  climate adaptation and resiliency
§  emergency response capacity
§  environmental impact assessments (EIA)
§  public participation/social inclusion
§  Environmental enforcement and compliance.  

The estimated total award will be US$5 million over five years.

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Call For Proposal 2015/2016 - APN: for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region

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Closing Date: August 9, 2015.

The Asia-Pacific Region is home to more than half the world’s population with development aspirations that challenge the sustainability of natural resources, communities and their cultural heritage. Achieving these aspirations is further complicated by the impacts of natural and anthropogenic changes in the Earth’s bio-geophysical systems.

Recent research and supporting observations have provided new insights into these changes and their impacts but have, at the same time, raised a number of new and challenging issues and questions. The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) seeks to identify and address these issues through scientific research, capacity building, science-policy dialogue and awareness raising.

In order to achieve its mission, APN fosters the understanding of global environmental change by conducting regional research through collaboration and capacity building in accordance with the four goals outlined below. Each goal may be achieved primarily through support of competitively selected activities in research, capacity building and science-policy dialogue, in particular, according to the scientific themes identified under its action agenda, which are climate change & climate variability; biodiversity & ecosystems; changes in atmospheric, terrestrial and marine domains; resources utilisation & pathways for sustainable development; and risk reduction and resilience. Specifically, APN goals, in order of priority, are:
1.    Supporting regional and international cooperation in research on global change and sustainability issues particularly relevant to the region.
2.    Enhancing capabilities to participate in research on global change and sustainability and to support science-based decision-making.
3.  Strengthening appropriate interactions among scientists and policy makers, and providing scientific input to policy decision-making and scientific knowledge to civil society and the public.

4.    Cooperating with other global change and sustainability networks and organisations.

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Award Innovations 2015/2016 - UN Habitat: Youth Innovation Awards

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Closing Date: July 31,2015.

UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaboration Organization (IESCO) supported by China Development Orient Urban Development and Investment Company Limited (“CDB-ORIENT”), a major private sector organization in China have jointly launched a biennial Youth Innovation Awards Programme.

These organizations have consequently sent out the first calls for entries for those interested in being considered for the award. The award intended to recognize, honor and promote young generation of leaders who are in a unique position to leverage the power of invention to establish businesses which would contribute to solving social and environmental problems.

The aim of the Award is to acknowledge and recognize initiatives which will create positive impact socially, economically and environmentally. The initiative should act as catalyst towards the promotion of sustainable cities and towns and encourage talent needed for future urban development measured by creation of youth employment, poverty alleviation and ensuring ecological safety. This Award will be granted to outstanding inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe – particularly those from developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and depending on the success of the pilot initiative and subject to the availability of resources, it will be replicated in other parts of the globe.

The 5 categories span the breadth of the Award and are judged by the steering Committee and panel of expert judges in their field. Awards will be given in the following categories:
1.       Youth Leadership,
2.       Green inventions and Innovations,
3.       Urban Ecological Safety,
4.       Youth Entrepreneurship, and

5.       Social and cultural innovations.

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Professional Training Courses 2016 - Wageningen University in the Netherlands: Center for Development Innovation

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Closing Date: 21 July 2015; 20 October 2015; and 22 March 2016.

We offer a wide range of courses which will help you to develop the capacities, leadership qualities needed to be creative, adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world. In our courses we connect WUR’s technical and scientific expertise with cutting-edge processes of innovation and learning.

The Centre for Development Innovation offers over 35 courses in the fields of:
§  Food & Nutrition Security
§  Sustainable Markets
§  Adaptive Agriculture
§  Ecosystem Governance
§  Conflict, Disaster & Reconstruction
§  Innovation & Change

Funding for most courses is available through the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP/MSP).

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Grant Fund 2015 - GIF: Innovation Fund

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, July 10, 2015 0 comments

GIF is open and accepting applications for funding. We take applications on a rolling basis, with no specific deadline to apply.

Over the coming months, GIF will operate as a lean start-up as we build our processes, senior management team, and investment capital. We plan to make a modest number of investments during this period, and expect to operate at full capacity by fall 2015. 

GIF welcomes applicants to propose innovative, cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge in any country (or in multiple countries) in the developing world.

Anyone may apply, including teams from social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, and researchers in any country.

GIF offers funding ranging from USD 50,000 to $15 million. Applicants should request the amount of funding they need to advance their innovation. This typically depends on the innovation’s level of development.

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