Grant Program 2014/2015 - DFID: Building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters programme (BRACED)

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, June 2, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: July 31,2014.

BRACED provides funding for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to build the resilience of people to extreme climate events in selected countries in the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

BRACED Project Development Grants (PDGs) have now been awarded, and projects are currently underway. The guidance document and application form for full funding are available below. Only projects with an existing PDG are eligible to apply for full funding from BRACED. Proposals for the permanent Fund Manager and Knowledge Manager for BRACED have now been submitted and are currently being evaluated.

Climate is changing and the most immediate impact is likely to be from extreme climate events such as droughts, floods, storms and cyclones. The 2012 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events (SREX) and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation provides clear evidence that climate change has already affected the magnitude and frequency of some climate extremes.

The UK’s Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review (HERR) predicted that globally 375 million people a year will be affected by climate-related disasters by 2015, and recommended that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change and other potential hazards into disaster risk reduction. The BRACED programme is part of DFID’s response to this recommendation.

BRACED is expected to directly benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and children, in developing countries by helping them become more resilient to climate extremes. In addition, through helping improve national policies and institutions to better integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate adaptation and development approaches, we expect the programme to indirectly help many millions more.

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Grant Program 2014 - KGF: Green Asia Grant

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, June 1, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: June 27, 2014.

The Korea Green Foundation’s Green Asia Grant annually provides financial aid to NGOs and civic organizations in the Asia region. This program is made to support NGOs who work on regional and global environmental issues and aim to build a network with Asia partners for environmental conservation.

Thematic Areas:
1.    Biodiversity
2.    Climate Disaster (disaster prevention, local resilience, etc.)
3.    Renewable Energy
4.    Other Environmental Issues in Local Areas

Grant request can be made for USD 5,000 per applicant. Up to 10 organizations will be provided the grant money to implement the program.

1.    NGOs, NPOs or civil society organization in Asia working for the public good are eligible to apply.
2.    Proposed project implementation duration should be 6 months beginning from August 2014 – January 2015.
3.    The proposed project must be a project type based on one of the following activity- education, campaign, and research.

Application materials include – completed application form, project proposal, and applicant information; officially recognized proof of identification form, brochures or any materials introducing the applicant and its projects.

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Call For Proposal 2014 - European Commission:for Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises

Posted by Jamal Fida Wednesday, May 28, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: June 25, 2014.

The call for proposals for Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises 2014 refers to action 2.8 of the Work Programme 2014 and aims to support exercises simulating the situation and conditions of major emergencies (due to natural and man-made disasters). It will require the activation of the European Civil Protection Mechanism, and the involvement of participating States, enlargement countries not participating in the Mechanism, and European Neighbourhood Policy, through the ERCC, mainly with deployment of intervention teams (including modules), teams of experts, national key contact point staff, officials of the Institutions and other intervention support.

The objectives are:
To improve civil protection preparedness and response to all kinds of disasters, including marine pollution, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear emergencies, as well as combined disasters and disasters simultaneously affecting a number of countries (inside or outside the participating states of the Mechanism) by providing a testing environment of established and/or new operational concepts and procedures of the Mechanism and a learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance interventions under the Civil Protection Mechanism.

The expected results are:
§  The existing procedures for the various elements of the Civil Protection Mechanism are improved and new procedures, where needed, are established.
§  The interoperability of intervention teams is improved as the result of the exercise; in particular this will mean quicker dispatch time, improved cooperation arrangements, better communication between headquarters and field, identification of shortcomings in the existing structures.
§  Participating states, enlargement countries not participating in the Mechanism, and European Neighbourhood Policy countries are aware and prepared to receive and to provide assistance trough the Mechanism.

Types of exercises:
Eligible projects to be co-financed under this call for proposals can be a table-top, command-post or full scale exercises (TTX, CPX or FSX). A combination of two or three of these types of exercises is possible.
§  Table top exercise (TTX) is designed to put real crisis managers in a situation to use existing plans and procedures to take decisions according to a proposed scenario. A TTX can also be used to develop plans and procedures were there are none. Being a discussion mode exercise, it does not require any deployment gathers the Exercising Participants in one single location under the guidance and control of experienced staff.
§  Command Post Exercise CPX is designed to put command structures in a real situation, requesting the deployment of a EUCP Team and possibly key staff of operational assets together with command and communication staff and tools. The Exercising Participants work from their offices or command posts.
§  Full Scale Exercise (FSX) is designed to replicate one or several phases of an emergency with the commitment of all the public bodies and authorities that would be committed in a real situation. All the functions (operation, command, logistics, communication, public information, etc.) of a real operation are replicated and played in a coordinated way.

The maximum EU co-funding rate is established in 85% of eligible costs, with a maximum of Euro 1.000.000 for each proposal financed. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is EUR 6 000 000. EUR 4 000 000 have been reserved for exercises involving only the participating States and EUR 2 000 000 for exercises with the involvement of one or more enlargement countries which are not participating states to the Mechanism or countries under the European Neighbourhood Policy (for more information see the WP 2014).

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Call For Proposal 2014 - R2HC: Second Phase Grant Program For All Country

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Closing Date: July 10, 2014.

The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. The programme is the product of a strategic partnership between the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust, with ELRHA overseeing the programme’s execution and management.

The Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) invites grant applications for the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) Second Phase. Any research that will strengthen the evidence base around public health interventions are encouraged to submit proposals. The project for which grant request is made should thereby lead to more effective public health interventions, in humanitarian crises.
Proposals may be concerned with any (or a combination) of the various public health topics, and extend to related issues such as shelter and WASH that have a clear impact public health. Proposals may also address the ethical issues surrounding the conduct of public health research in humanitarian crisis contexts.

Thematic Areas:
1.    Communicable diseases
2.    Sexual and reproductive health
3.    Multi-sector integrated responses
4.    Health systems and health services
5.  Cost-effectiveness of interventions to ensure that they provide good value for money and have the greatest public health impact

The term ‘Humanitarian Crises’ in this context includes natural disastersconflicts, or complex emergencies, either at the national or sub-national levels, within lower or middle income countries.

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Grant Program 2014 - IBA: Indonesia Biorisk Management Enhancement Grant (BMEG) Program

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, May 25, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: June 13, 2014.

The Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA) is pleased to partner with the U.S. Department of State Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) to support the Indonesia Biorisk Management Enhancement Grant (BMEG) Program.

The BMEG Program goal is to provide financial assistance for biosecurity and biosafety enhancements, such as laboratory security upgrades and biorisk management training, at biocontainment facilities in Indonesia. Individuals from public and private sector biocontainment facilities in Indonesia, including animal facilities, research facilities, diagnostic laboratories and hospitals are encouraged to apply.

The grants will be administered by CRDF Global, an independent non-profit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration. 
The applications will be evaluated on:
§  Biosecurity / Biosafety Impact
§  Quality and Feasibility of the Project 
§  Sustainability Potential  
§  Budget Relevance
§  Clarity and Completeness of Application

BEP, IBA and CRDF Global will evaluate the applications and inform each applicant whether their proposal was selected for funding. Each selected application will be awarded a maximum of USD 15,000 for a maximum of 6 months of work with the potential for extension under certain circumstances.

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Grant Program 2014 - TOYOTA Foundation: International Grant Program (Indonesia, Japan , Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)

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Closing Date: June 13, 2014.

This is the second year of our pilot program, which supports projects whose focus are on reviewing current challenges and issues shared among Japan and other Asian countries, and proposing policy recommendations. The primary focus of the program is on selected countries in South-east Asia and Japan. The program pays special attention on drawing lessons from existing practices made by local communities, especially in terms of following points: i) how local communities address the challenges and find solutions; ii) the role of various stakeholders in those processes; and iii) policy frameworks and social settings to support such efforts.

Through this program, we try to build a new form of partnership among Japan and other Asian countries, based on empathy shared among peers who face common challenges, instead of conventional ones such as donor / recipient relationships.

Thematic Areas:
1.    Aging Society
§  Comparing the ideas and practices of care in community
§  Promoting participation of elderly at local community
2.    Multicultural Society
§  Good practices in social inclusion of migrants, especially those with children
§  Vitalization of local community by residents with various cultural backgrounds
3.    Renewable energy practices for sustainable community development
§  National and sub-national analysis of the policy issue
§  Policy frameworks related to the issue
§  Analysis and evaluation of existing practices (both good and failed ones– preferred to be an analysis of various cases/contexts)

Project Duration:
The duration of projects is limited to one year, without any extension. All projects need to start on 1st November, 2014 and finish all activities by 31st October, 2015

Total Funding:
a.    Focusing in one of the target countries                                            : JPY 3,000,000
b.    Focusing more than two countries with comparative nature             : JPY 6,000,000

Please note that the maximum amount of funding is based on the number of target countries,not number of all countries covered in the project.

§  Potential applicants can be a team or a network of members from various backgrounds, with a proven record of delivering results in one of the thematic areas. Priority is given to habitats in these five target countries-Indonesia, Japan, PhilippinesThailand, and Vietnam.
§  Applicants must have experience in the thematic areas concerning the target countries.
§  Applicants have available human network of various stakeholders (policy makers, practitioners, researchers, local communities) in the thematic areas concerning the target countries.
§  Applicants must have experience in impacting the stakeholders.

§  Applicants must have strong communication skills

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Grant Program 2014 - BBVA Foundation: Climate Change and Development Cooperation

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Closing Date: June 30, 2014.

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards are intended to recognize basic research and creative work of excellence, as embedded in theoretical advances, models and fundamental perspectives for an improved understanding of the natural, social and artificial or technological worlds, technological innovations and developments, and the creation of outstanding works or new artistic or interpretative styles in contemporary classical music. Awards also go to significant achievements that advance our understanding or deliver material progress with regard to two key challenges of the global society of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation.

Awards will be granted in eight prize categories, spanning three domains. First, scientific and technological research in the areas of Basic Sciences, Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, and Economics, Finance and Management. Second, the creation, direction or performance of works of contemporary classical music. Third, scientific research and/or projects that represent significant advances in two core concerns of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation.

1.    Climate Change
2.    Development Cooperation
3.    Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
4.    Biomedicine
5.    Ecology and Conservation Biology
6.    Information and Communication Technologies
7.    Economics, Finance and Management
8.    Contemporary Music

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards will consist of €400,000.

Eligibility criteria:
§  Candidates shall be one or more natural persons of any nationality, without limitation of number in the case of convergent contributions to a given advance, whether due to a formal collaboration (with the candidate(s) belonging to one or more groups) or parallel working.
§  In categories Climate change and Development cooperation, entries are also open to agencies and organizations in the public or private sector (not-for-profit in the latter case) under the conditions stipulated in the preceding paragraph, providing their institutional or organizational purpose is to undertake activities relating to climate change or development cooperation.
§  Awards may not be granted posthumously.

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Call For Proposal 2014/2015 - SPF: Grant Fund 2014

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, April 14, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: October 31,2014: 

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation was established in 1 September 1986 as endowment of the Nippon Foundation and Japanese Motorboat Racing Industry with the mission to contribute to the welfare of humankind and the sound development of the international community. The foundation has worked to promote efforts to contribute to the international community. SPF promotes Japan’s international contribution, seeks to resolve global issues, and endeavors to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation with priority regions.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) accepts grant proposals from eligible organizations/institutions in different categories. Grant can be requested for projects in two different categories – Regular Projects and Special Funds.

Regular Projects – For projects in fields considered important by SPF, such as peace building and human migration. Regular Projects deal with issues.
1.    Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community
§  Peace Building and Security Issues
§  Non-Traditional Security Issues
2.    Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization
§  Market and Disparities Issues
§  Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement
§  Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society
3.    Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan
§  Exchange Program between Japan and the United States

Special Funds – For projects addressing pressing issues in the Asian and Pacific Islands Regions. Special Funds focus on four prioritized geographical areas –
1.    The Sasakawa Pacific Islands Nations Funds
2.    The Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund
3.    The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund
4.    The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund

Application can be made for any amount; projects supported by SPF till date fall between the range US$20,000 to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria:
§  Incorporated foundations and corporations, NPO corporations, universities and other incorporated educational institutions, and private organizations conducting non-profit activities, established on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Specified Non-profit Activities are eligible to apply.
§  Commercial enterprises and individuals are not eligible for the grant.
§  Applicant can be from any country.

§  Applications must be submitted either in English or Japanese language.

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Call For Proposal 2014 - HIF: Large Grant Facility for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation.

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Closing Date: May 6, 2014.

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) has a Large Grant Facility for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation.

The Fund seeks to work towards: enabling and supporting humanitarian innovators to move creative ideas through the innovation process; supporting them in building new partnerships with key actors; enabling the lessons from grant funded projects and from analysis of innovation processes in humanitarian contexts to be disseminated more widely; and strengthening existing relationships between humanitarian agencies, academics and those in the private sector engaged in innovation processes.

The basic criteria of applying for the grants at HIF are that the project proposed has to be innovative and it has to be related to humanitarian aid.

Calls for large grants proposals are made twice a year and offer grants from £75,000 to £150,000 for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation.

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Call For Proposal 2014 - ADB: Small Grant Projects on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, April 5, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: April 30,2014.

Natural hazards continue to cause significant loss of life in Asia and the Pacific. Direct physical losses from the disasters are not only following a steady upward path, but are also rising more rapidly than the regional gross domestic product. However, rising disaster losses are not inevitable and can be reduced by investing in disaster resilience.

Asian Development Bank’s IDRM approach brings together:
Disaster risk reduction: Investments to enhance hazard management, including risk assessment and measures to reduce exposure and vulnerability
Climate change adaptation: Planning for changes in the intensity and frequency of natural hazards and taking actions to reduce risk both today and many years into the future
Disaster risk financing: Development and application of financing strategies to manage and transfer residual risk, including through the use of insurance and capital market instruments

ADB’s Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund (IDRM Fund) for Southeast Asia supported by the Government of Canada invites proposals to implement small grant projects for community-based disaster risk management (DRM) in Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs) of ADB – Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam. This call for proposals will finance small grant projects under a regional technical assistance project supported by the IDRM Fund and will be implemented in close coordination with other activities of the technical assistance.

What are the project requirements?
§  Participation of local governments and civil society including target communities, youth groups, and grassroots women’s organizations in identifying and prioritizing needs; supporting implementation of non-structural interventions; and helping implementation of prioritized structural interventions by linking with ongoing and pipeline investments of local governments and/or development partners;
§  Address the needs of the target community, and recognize women as agents of change for strengthening disaster resilience
§  Demonstrate innovation in strengthening disaster resilience at the community level or focus on elements to strengthen the enabling environment for scalling-up community-based DRM interventions through regular development processes;
§  Benefitting ongoing or planned projects of government and/or ADB that focus on DRM or wider community-driven development
§  Addressing community-level DRM issues common in Southeast Asian DMCs through single country interventions, with lessons that can be shared regionally
§  Cost not more than US$100,000; and
§  Have an implementation period of 12–18 months

Eligibility criteria for accessing the IDRM Fund:
§    DMC agencies in Southeast Asia, development partners, regional and subregional institutions, and relevant  regional departments of ADB are eligible for IDRM Fund resources.
§        Regional projects that can be implemented in three or more of ADB's DMCs in Southeast Asia and that    have an implementation period of less than 3 years.
§       Projects consistent with regional disaster risk management priorities of Southeast Asia DMCs, with the    objectives of ADB’s country partnership strategy and results framework in each participating country,    and with the objectives of ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy.
§        Projects that introduce innovative solutions in establishing proactive and scaled-up approaches to IDRM,  and that are linked to ongoing regional disaster risk management programs endorsed by DMCs.
§ Project that support strong engagement with civil society and the private sector, and the enhance gender  equality and social inclusion. 

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