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Creole-Speaking Civil Society Organizations in Caribbean

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 3, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 12, 2020

The Karayib Klima has launched  proposals for creole-speaking  civil society organizations in the  Caribbean. It aims to fund concrete actions and advocacy campaigns in the area of climate resilience.

Only projects implemented in Karayib Klima’s target countries and territories are eligible: Haiti,  Grenada, Sainte Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint Martin.

Projects must fall under one of these two funding streams:
1) Climate resilience actions proposing adaptable, replicable and measurable solutions to the effects of climate change for the mutual benefit of stakeholders of the coalition members;
2) Climate resilience awareness and advocacy campaigns contributing to raising awareness among the decision makers and the general public on issues of climate resilience.

Other Eligibility Criteria:
1) Be submitted by a coalition of civil society organizations (at least 2 organizations from 2 different countries);
2) Have impacts on climate resilience at the Caribbean multi-country and multi-territory level;
3) Bring mutual benefits to all coalition members;
4) Be presented by an organization playing the role of Project Leader and justifying of relevant capacity and technical expertise;
5) Be realistic and have a measurable impact within the project’s timeframe;Include project indicators, monitoring and evaluation;
6) Take into account for gender  and youth mainstreaming;
7) Be of a duration of no more than 12 months.

A coalition can present only one project for each stream.

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Proposed projects must be within the implementation framework of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change  (2015) and suggest activities aiming to increase adaptation of people and territories to climate change.

Projects linked with the following areas are particularly targeted:
a) social, educational and  health;
b) sustainable economic development; and
c) ecosystems and biodiversity.

The grant awarded to each stakeholder coalition by Karayib Klima ranges from €5,000 to €40,000 per project.

The call for proposal is open until December 13th 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 03, 2020
Nov 03, 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 upper 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 that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do 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 04, 2020
Nov 04, 2020

Thanks, Ana.