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Urgent Action Fund-Africa: Natural Resource Governance & Climate Grant

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 1, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2021

UAF-Africa will support work that includes:
a) Innovative and creative strategies that address and draw attention to the impacts and injustice of climate change and environmental violations on women;
b) Initiatives that advocate for policies and legislation to mitigate climate change;
c) Initiatives that seek to advocate for women’s access, use and control of land;
d) Initiatives that seek to prevent or reduce deforestation;
e) Initiatives that seek to advocate for clean and safe  environment particularly concerning water and air pollution;
f) Initiatives that advocate against the exclusion of women’s voices in decisions around matters of the environment;
f) Research and documentation of environmental and climate change challenges that have been compounded by COVID-19 pandemic e.g access to water.

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The Call for Proposals is open from 1st October, 2020 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from feminist, women’s rights and climate justice defenders, collectives, cooperatives, groups, organizations and movements working in Africa.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa is committed to supporting African feminists and women  human rights defenders and their formations to advocate for their active participation and decision making in the  governance of natural resources and the orientation and implementation of climate justice policies and practices.

UAF-Africa will provide Rapid Response Grants of up to USD 7,000, and Advocacy and Alliance Building Grants of up to USD 10,000  to support the above-mentioned work.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

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. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers thay may 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
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

This sounds great. Thanks, Ana!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020