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COVID-19 support to territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and fishing communities (ICCAs) in Malaysia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 18, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 9, 2021
UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)
UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)

The Global Support Initiative for Indigenous Peoples and Community – Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) is a global project funded by the Government of Germany, through its Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU), implemented by UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP).

Thematic Areas:
a) Communication and lessons sharing through culturally appropriate means;
b) Food production systems: agroecology and agroforestry;
c) Sustainable and well-governed wildlife consumption;
d) Prevention of zoonoses and future pandemics;
e) Transmission of traditional medical knowledge.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1) Locally registered non-for-profit Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
2) Applicant organisations must:
a) possess local registered bank account;
b) have experiences working with indigenous communities, fishing communities and understand issues faced by indigenous peoples, understand the principle of ICCA and have working experiences at the grassroots level.

Community-Based Organisation (CBOs) are encouraged to apply through the intermediary organisation who has the local organisation registration and bank account.

The grant for the ICCA projects shall be a maximum of USD 50,000. It is advisable applicant request for a grant based on the best-estimated expenditures required to conduct proposed activities but not based on the maximum amount. Applicants are required to submit a detailed budgetary estimate.

Deadline: 10 January 2021.

ONLY longlisted applicants will be notified for further development into a Full Project Proposal.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

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Jill Langhus
Dec 19, 2020
Dec 19, 2020

Thanks, Ana.