Call For Proposal 2015 - UN ILO: Fund for Evaluation in Employment

Posted by Jamal Fida Tuesday, August 11, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: September 7, 2015.

The Fund for Evaluation in Employment is an initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) aimed at improving the effectiveness of employment and enterprise development interventions in the Middle East and North Africa. Through this call for proposals in 2015, the Fund offers technical assistance and seed funding to project implementers and researchers for impact evaluations and results-based monitoring and evaluation systems. A particular focus lies on generating evidence on labour market outcomes for young people and women. The Fund is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Silatech and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Eligible Organizations:
Eligible organizations include research institutions, NGOs, multilateral institutions and governments either implementing labour market and enterprise programmes or conducting research in the Middle East or North Africa. 

What is the support to shortlisted projects?
The Fund delivers two types of support: technical assistance and funding. The technical assistance is delivered through training, expert advice and small cash grants and is mainly directed at practitioners for the establishment and implementation of results-based monitoring and evaluation systems, as well as in some cases for the design of impact evaluations. 

Seed funding of up to US$650,000 is available for the implementation of 3-5 impact evaluations that should be conducted by or in partnership with researchers. According to the stage of the proposal, both support types can be provided, building on each other in a complementary manner.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - CFC: For Commodity Development Activites

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Closing Date: October 19, 2015.

The CFC (an intergovernmental financial institution) provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. The intervention should, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.

The CFC supported activities promote the development of the commodity sector in CFC member countries and contribute to sustainable development in the following aspects:
1.    Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
2.     Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
3.   Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

The CFC supports implementation of activities along the value chain that:
§   are innovative, scalable and replicable,
§   are financially sustainable,
§   have a potential measurable positive socio-economic and environmental impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains as compared to the prevailing baseline situation,
§   develop stronger connections with existing markets or create new markets along the value chain,
§ increase financial or other services available for commodity producers and commodity based businesses,
§   enhance knowledge generation and information dissemination, and

§  build effective and cost efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organisations and other stakeholders for commodity based development.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - Adaptation Fund: For Climate Adaptation in Developing Country

Posted by Jamal Fida Wednesday, August 5, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: September 28, 2015.

The Adaptation Fund Climate Finance Readiness Programme includes a component aimed at increasing South-South cooperation among accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and those seeking accreditation. Under this activity, developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and do not yet have an accredited NIE may receive support from an accredited NIE in one or more of the following areas: (i) identifying potential NIE candidates; (ii) assisting NIE candidates in the preparation of applications to be submitted to the Fund; (iii) providing support and advice during the application process. It is expected that such peer support will effectively help build national capacity and sustainability.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

NIEs eligible to provide support will be those entities that have tangible achievements with the Fund. The selection will be based on the entity’s experience with the Adaptation Fund, including in project preparation and implementation, and in supporting other countries at different stages of their application processes. 
Eligible NIEs must meet ALL of the following criteria:
·      Have been accredited by the Board,
·  Have an Adaptation Fund project or programme under implementation, hence demonstrating effective compliance with the AF fiduciary standards, and
·      Have experience advising, participating in, or organizing support to other NIE

The maximum grant is US$ 50,000 per applicant.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - IDRC: Cities and Climate Change

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Closing Date: September 18, 2015.

The Cities and Climate Change initiative will support high quality, demand driven, policy relevant action research that engages local authorities, communities, and the private sector. Research will help to meet the adaptation deficit in small to medium sized cities or well defined subdivisions of large cities, where demographic pressure and environmental stresses are particularly acute. Proposed solutions should address climate risk and uncertainty, and inspire innovation in adaptation strategies and technologies.

Proposed research must be gender-sensitive and target one or more of the following themes:
1.   "Hard solutions," for example, developing, protecting, and adapting climate-ready infrastructure; innovative WASH systems; the development and application of adaptation technologies.
2.   "Soft solutions," for example, innovative governance systems and planning approaches, fees for intensive resource use; collaborative management of water resources and associated infrastructure, services, and industries.
3. Research addressing climate and population thresholds that threaten the sustainability of communities and industries, influence behavioral change, and/or address barriers to adoption of adaptation strategies and technologies.

1.  The proposed research must take place in one or more of the following countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
2. The proposed research must be led by a research-oriented organization from academia, government, the private sector, or civil society and be based in one of the eligible countries listed above.
3.  Organizations from the United Nations system, members of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), or multilateral agencies are not eligible as lead organizations for the proposed research, even when operating in a developing country, but can be included as partners provided their budget share does not exceed 20%. 

Duration: Up to 36 months

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Call For Proposal 2015 - CDKN: Adaptation Futures 2016

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, August 2, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: October 4, 2015.

Adaptation Futures 2016 is the fourth PROVIA worldwide adaptation conference. It will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from 10 – 13 May 2016. The conference aims to move climate change adaptation forward by promoting solutions across sectors, borders and communities.

Adaptation Futures 2016 offers a platform to exchange new and practical ideas, experiences and insights for climate change adaptation. Participants are invited to share their research findings, public and commercial solutions, and policy issues. They are asked to demonstrate how their findings might be applicable to other communities, countries or sectors. Over four days, there will be opportunities to meet, mingle, inspire and develop partnerships.

Adaptation Futures 2016 comprises conference and workshop sessions on science, practice and policy. Participants can show and explain their solutions in an exhibition, make commercial contacts in a business fair and connect with their peers in field excursions to adaptation projects. Three types of sessions will be offered: science sessions, practice sessions (including policy practice) and combined science-practice sessions. The organisers invite proposals for full sessions that fit one of the three categories, as well as abstracts for individual presentations in the science sessions. They are particularly interested in combined science-practice sessions.

Many companies and public authorities contribute to scientific research, or conduct research themselves. Science sessions are therefore open to those wishing to present scientific findings and solutions relevant to climate change adaptation. Businesses, practitioners, policymakers, designers, investors and decision makers can also interact with scientists to explore and discuss solutions to the adaptation challenge in practice sessions, or propose solution-oriented science-practice sessions.

Seven sectoral themes have been identified to guide session proposals:
·       Cities and infrastructure
·       Food, forestry and rural livelihoods
·       Freshwater availability and access
·       Public health
·       Ecosystems and ecosystem-based adaptation
·       Disaster risk reduction

·       The Arctic

The Adaptation Futures 2016 conference is co-sponsored by PROVIA, the European Commission and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Video Competition 2015 - CIFOR: Think Forest

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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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