Call For Proposal 2015/2016 - Toyota Foundation: International Grant Program

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, April 13, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: June 12, 2015.

This is the third 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 countries and areas in East and Southeast Asia. In 2015, the program provides grant for projects to conduct mutual field visits and exchanges of local practitioners and other stakeholders, and for them to together develop policy recommendations and other outputs. Through this program, we aim to build a new form of partnership among countries/areas in Asia, based on empathy shared among peers who face common challenges, instead of conventional ones such as donor / recipient relationships.

Grant amount (maximum per project)
Project focusing in two target countries/areas: 5 million yen
Project focusing in three or more target countries/areas: 7 million yen

Project Duration: One year (start form 1 November 2015 – 31 October 2016)

Thematic Areas:
a)    Aging society: Key players for sustainable aging communities
b)   Multicultural society: International migration and diversified communities

The applicants (the representative and the members) must be:
  a)      Experienced in the thematic areas concerning the target countries/areas
  b)    With available human networks of various stakeholders (practitioners, researchers, policy makers,   local communities) in the thematic areas concerning the target countries
  c)     Experienced in impacting the stakeholders
  d)    With strong management and communication skills

Target Countries:
§    East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, Japan

§ Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam


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Call for Proposal 2015 - IDRC: Scaling Up Food Security and Nutrition Innovations

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, February 23, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: March 27, 2015.

Canada’s International Development Research Centre and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada are pleased to announce the 2015 open call for proposals under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (the “Fund”).

Food and nutritional insecurity remains a significant challenge in many regions of the World. The need to improve food security is particularly urgent in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, as well as in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for almost 90% of the undernourished people in the world, most of them in rural settings. The World Bank has estimated that under current conditions, global food production will need to double by 2050 to meet increasing global needs. In the face of growing food demand and constraints of available resources (such as cultivable land, water and energy), it is not possible to produce increasingly higher quantities of nutritious food without the introduction of game-changing innovations at a scale that enables the development of improved sustainable food systems. There is wide consensus about the fundamental role that small-scale farming plays in attaining food security in the developing world. Unfortunately, productivity remains chronically low in many of the least developed countries, and productivity-boosting innovative technologies and practices have yet to reach (or be taken up by) many small-holder farmers. This is particularly true outside of breadbasket regions where water and fertile land is often scarce, the risk of droughts, floods and frost are high, and smallholders struggle to make a living. There is an urgent need to develop and scale up innovations specifically suited for small-scale farming in these regions, in order to increase the sector’s productivity and reduce food insecurity.

The call will support projects that aim to develop, test and apply ways to scale up food security and nutrition innovations, particularly ones that address the needs of women small-scale farmers as core users. It will support projects that take effective, pilot-tested innovations to a wider scale of use and application, to deliver meaningful development outcomes (i.e., reaching important numbers of end-users) through the effective deployment of scaling up models, delivery mechanisms and approaches. Page 5 of 14 Proposals submitted to this call will need to include the following three key objectives, (adapted to the context of each particular project):
1. To scale up effective, pilot-tested innovations, and achieve meaningful impacts at scale.
2. To test and assess the effectiveness of creative and bold scaling up models, delivery mechanisms and approaches.
3. To inform decision-making and public policies, at different levels and varied contexts, using evidence-based research results.

Please note that these objectives are mandatory and must be included in all proposals that seek funding through this call. Proposals will be requested to present a sound business case for the innovation(s) they intend to scale up. The business case will include:
a. The innovation. A description of the innovation; how and why it works, and the science behind it; evidence that the innovation has already been pilot tested and is ready for scale up.
b. Potential for impacts at scale. A description of the problem/opportunity that the innovation is targeting; number of potential end-users at the end of the project and longer term (post-project); expected changes/benefits at the user level, and/or at the organizational and institutional levels, when appropriate.
c. Delivery mechanisms/scaling up approaches. A description of the possible mechanisms, models approaches to convey the innovation to end-users; alternative scaling up pathways that might be tested.
d. Cost – benefit analysis. A projected quantification of the costs and benefits attributable to the innovation (with/without the innovation), separated by types of end users, if appropriate.

Successful proposals must present a sound, achievable and convincing scaling up plan (objective 1) describing how impacts at scale will be attained, during and after the project. A clearly outlined set of scaling up activities, and a realistic, achievable set of milestones will be required as part of the scaling up plan. This plan must also include a comprehensive exit strategy that details post-project activities, roles, responsibilities and possible post-project outcomes and shows how the scaling up effort will self-sustain.

For innovations to scale up and become widely used, innovative business models, delivery mechanisms and approaches, tailored to the specific innovations, but robust enough to work effectively in diverse settings and conditions, need to be tested and extensively deployed.

Project are anticipated to begin on October 2015, The size of the project funded by this call will be in range from CA$0.5 to $1.5 million.


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Call For Proposal 2015 - NICFI: Climate and Forest Funding for Civil Society 2016-2020

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, December 1, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: January 6,2015.

The Norwegian Forest and Climate Initiative (NICFI) is currently accepting grant proposals under its Funding Scheme for Civil Society. Through this funding scheme Civil society organizations working on Climate and Forest issues are supported to enhance their role in reaching the overarching goals of contributing to the establishment of a global regime for REDD+, reduced CO2 emissions from deforestation and forest and peat degradation, sustainable development and human rights. This funding scheme will run from 2016-2020.

The applying organisations are invited to present proposals that can contribute to one or several of the following outcomes for the grant scheme:
1.    Incentives to achieve REDD+ efforts are established through the new international climate regime and/or other climate, environment and development funding streams.
2.    Governments in targeted developing countries have implemented REDD+ related policies, measures and safeguards, such as policies for green growth, sustainable livelihoods, and land use-planning, the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities and women’s rights.
3.    Private sector actors have implemented social and environmental policies and practices that reduce the pressure on forests, and are engaged in global public private partnerships to reduce deforestation.

Four thematic areas
In order to achieve these outcomes, four thematic areas are of particular importance. Therefore, applicants are asked to submit proposals within the following thematic areas:
1.    Indigenous and Other Forest-dependent Populations’ Rights and Interests
2.    Commodity Supply Chains and Green Growth
3.    Legality, Transparency and Governance
4.    International Consensus on REDD+

Eligibility Criteria:
§  Applicants can be civil society actors working within the field of reduced deforestation and forest degradation in targeted developing countries. Independent competence centers or think tanks with an idealistic, non-commercial purpose and inter-governmental organizations outside UN may also apply.
§   Applicant must demonstrate significant relevance and competence to one main thematic priority, but cross-thematic proposals may also be considered.
§  Concept notes must describe which of the outcomes it will contribute to and how.

§  All projects must demonstrate an added value to REDD+ in the relevant country or region and relate to national REDD+ policies and programs when relevant.

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Grant Program 2016 - Nestle: Grant for nutrition, water, and rural development

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, November 14, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: February 28, 2015.

We created the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated. Through the prize, we reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value, an approach any organisation can take to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems.

We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable.

We invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, with the objective of helping them be brought to scale and to achieve financial sustainability. The winners share a total of CHF 500,000 in prize money (approx. USD 540,000).

There are three categories of funding:
1.    Rural Development: sustainable agriculture, development of local value chains and extension services etc.
2.   Water: improving access to clean water; protection and conservation of water resources: water, sanitation and hygiene etc.

3.  Nutrition: improving access to food; food fortification and technology; nutrition education programmes etc.

The Nestlé Prize timeline is as follows:
§  15 October 2014 – 28 February 2015: Nomination period
§  March – September 2015: Review of nominations
§  September – October 2015: The Creating Shared Value Council may request additional information from nominees
§  2016: Public announcement of the Nestlé Prize Winner

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Call For Proposal 2014 - CFC: Support to Commodity based growth, Employment generation, Increase in household incomes, Reduction in poverty, and Enhancement of Food Security

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, September 12, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: October 10, 2014.

The CFC (an intergovernmental financial institution) provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains. Through financial support, the CFC seeks to support implementation of innovative interventions that target new opportunities in commodity markets leading to commodity based growth, employment generation, increase in household incomes, reduction in poverty, and enhancement of food security. The intervention should be scalable and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains.


Financial support in the form of grants and loans ranges from US$100 thousand to US$1.5 million. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). 


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Risk Award 2014 - UNISDR: to Increase People’s Resilience to Risks and Disasters ( Award up to €100,000 )

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Closing Date: November 1, 2014.

The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Global Risk Forum Davos (GRF) and Munich ReFoundation (MRF) jointly invite individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies for Risk Award up to €100,000 to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters. Primary aim of the award is to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The award may concentrate on population development, water as a resource, and other risk.

Topic: Disaster emergency – Resilience for the most vulnerable.
Ideas involving the people at risk, proposals combining bottom-up approaches with top-down frameworks and projects engaging multi-stakeholder partnerships (different sectors, different sizes, different organizational background, PPPs) are highly encouraged.

Eligibility Criteria:
§  Applicants can be individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies.
§  The proposed project should be between 6 months to 2 years.
§  The proposal must address the topic: ‘Disaster Risk Reduction – People-centered, innovative and sustainable’.
§  The proposed project must include an implementation part (action), a proposal solely based on research is not sufficient.
§  The risks must be related to natural, climate change and/or environmental issues.
§  Risks due to social turmoil, war, chemical disasters, and/or political crises will be funded.
§  The RISK Award contribution must have a visible impact within the project.
§  If the whole budget is bigger than the RISK Award it must be clearly visible for what purpose the RISK Award funding will be used.


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Grant Fund 2014 - GPF: For your Idea to Better the World

Posted by Jamal Fida Thursday, September 11, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: September 30,2014.

The Genesis Prize Foundation invites teams representing non-profits or for-profits around the globe to participate in the Genesis Challenge with their idea. This is an opportunity for total ten teams of Youth with ideas to win $100,000 USD each along with other benefits like connections to mentors, and opportunities to convene and learn from one another. The idea issues can vary from peace to human rights, to gender to children or any other. It should be a team effort to solve a communal or global problem.
Multi-disciplinary teams of young adults should propose big ideas to better the world. Each team must consist of approximately 10 individuals and must designate a team leader (age 20-36). Other team members must be 18 years or older.

The interested teams must register to the Genesis Generation Challenge by 30 September 2014 and submit complete application by 28 October 2014.

Eligibility Criteria

§  Any individual, organization and/or business entity can participate in the challenge.
§  Employees of the Competition Host, the Genesis Prize Foundation, RAMPIT and any of their subsidiaries and/or affiliates of those entities and immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees from those entities, are not eligible.
§  Interested entities must register to participate in the challenge.
§  Individuals must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
§  Applicants cannot reside in nor be governed by countries that are prohibited by law, regulation (including United States or other applicable export laws and regulations), treaty or administrative act from entering into trade relations (including export of technology) with the United States of America or its citizens.

§  Entrant may not register more than one true and uniform identity; multiple registrations for a participant using multiple identities are not allowed.


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Award 2015 - WFN: Wildlife Conservation

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Closing Date: October 31, 2014.

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) invites biodiversity conservation leaders working in countries or regions that do not fall under high-income economy by the World Bank to apply for Whitley Awards 2015. The winners are each awarded £35,000 GBP to implement the proposed conservation project for maximum period of 12 months. The targeted grantees are those individuals who work in locations where international fund are hardest to raise, most needed, and will make the largest conservation impact.

Applications which give evidence that the project can become self-supporting or be able to attract further funds over time will be given priority.

Eligibility Criteria
§  Applicant must be biodiversity conservation leader working in and national of country/region that is not defined as high-income economy by the World Bank.
§  Applicant must be the leader of the project for which s/he is applying. Joint applications are not accepted.
§  Applicant must be able to communicate her/his ideas in English.
§  PhD projects, MSc dissertations and undergraduate projects are not eligible for the Award.
§  Expeditions, government work or government departments – are not supported.
§  Applicant must also send a separate email with no attachments following submission of the application form and supporting documents. This email should confirm that the applicant has attempted to submit an application.


Note: The application form should be attached as a Microsoft Word document and not a PDF. Please put WA 2015 in the subject heading and your full name.


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Grand Fund 2014 - CDKN: Climate compatible development Impact Research Fund

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Closing Date: September 26, 2014.

CDKN is pleased to launch the Climate compatible development Impact Research Fund (CIRF)which aims to fill priority research gaps and address key questions relating to climate compatible development, across four thematic areas.  The approximate total budget for the call is up to £3.35 million. We expect to fund around 8 to 16 projects of 12-20 months’ duration, depending on quality of applications and amount of funding requested. From this page you will be able to access all the relevant information, application forms, and guidance documents associated with the CIRF, as well as short articles introducing the thematic scope of the call.

Overview:

In this call, CDKN challenges the international research community to develop innovative research to provide a robust and accessible evidence base for decision-making and achieve maximum policy impact. The highest standards of theory and intellectual rigour are expected. Multi- or inter-disciplinary research collaborations are encouraged, where they improve research quality.

The four thematic areas were developed following a six month consultative phase with academics and policy-makers in developing regions; they are as follows:
§  Robust national plans for climate compatible development transitions
The next fifteen years provide the window of time in which the global economy must shift toward low-carbon development to avoid a global mean temperature change of greater than 2°C and climate change’s worst effects, a reality affirmed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. Research commissioned through this package will look at: informing and operationalising national targets, strategies, or plans for low-carbon development; understanding the effects of green growth objectives on other policies; and identifying and resolving political economy constraints and enablers that affect the ambition and implementation of national plans.

§  Enabling conditions for urban climate compatible development
Urban areas are a crucial location for achieving climate compatible development. The urban population will swell to almost 5 billion by 2030 and with growth particularly concentrated in Africa and Asia. The second research area will examine the enabling conditions for implementation of climate compatible development in rapidly growing cities in developing countries, with a focus on infrastructure, peri-urban climate compatible development, innovative funding mechanisms, incentives, health, and women and marginalised groups.
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Climate-related disaster risk management and adaptation have been identified as priority areas by government stakeholders in many of CDKN’s deep engagement countries, and these sets of policies often provide a practical entry point for delivering climate compatible development. The scope of this thematic area includes understanding and measuring the social and economic impacts of disaster risk management and adaptation initiatives, and enhancing the resilience of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including those in the informal economy.

§  Climate Compatible Development and the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

Water, energy and food security are central to the pursuit of climate compatible development. The direct impacts of climate change on human development can be clearly seen in these sectors, for example, through changes in water availability and crop production. Policy formulation and implementation, however, tends to be on sectoral lines. The core premise of the WEF ‘nexus approach’ is that the policy objectives in one sector (water, energy or food) can interact with those in other sectors, because they are either preconditions for the realisation of a another sector’s objectives, or one sector (system) imposes conditions or constraints on what can be achieved in the other sectors. This research package will examine various elements associated with governance, equity, and transnational nexus resource management.


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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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