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UNDP Call for Proposals: F-Sure Karamoja Project Micro-Grants Program (Uganda)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 4, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on October 29, 2020

Proposed interventions should target local communities including subsistence farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and other resource users and ensure that vulnerable segments of the population in the project area have sustainable livelihoods and employment including improved agricultural systems, to manage the population dynamics, economic disparities, environment shocks and recovery.

Priority will be given to proposals that respond to one or both of the following objectives:

Contribute to reversal of land degradation and deforestation, biodiversity loss, and a reduction of climate change emissions
Promote diversification and improvement of livelihoods and livelihood options through techniques like water harvesting, post-harvest management, business skills development, etc
In addition, proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches through which local enterprises and communities, particularly women, are able to access alternative energy; adapt to climate change; and sustainably use natural resources for productive purposes are preferred.

Priority will be given to proposals that respond to one or both of the following objectives:
a) Contribute to the reversal of land degradation and deforestation, biodiversity loss, and a reduction of climate change emissions;
b) Promote diversification and improvement of livelihoods and livelihood options through techniques like water harvesting, post-harvest management, business skills development, etc.
b) In addition, proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches through which local enterprises and communities, particularly women, are able to access alternative energy; adapt to climate change; and sustainably use natural resources for productive purposes are preferred.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) GEF Small Grants Programme invites applications/proposals from registered indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) for grants to implement community-level projects that enhance ecosystem services, adopt sustainable land management practices, and innovate alternative livelihood options in six districts of Karamoja Region comprising: Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong, Karenga, Nakapiripirit, and Nabilatuk, in Uganda.

The maximum grant shall not exceed US$ 20,000 per project and the project lifetime shall not exceed 1 year (12 months).

Application deadline: 30 October 2020.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/30sliwc

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 04
Oct 04

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Oct 05
Oct 05

Thanks, Ana.