The PCLG is excited to announce that it is piloting a new small grants initiative that will foster multi-stakeholder collaboration and learning between conservation and development and/or rights focused organisations in three great ape range states.
Potential themes of interest include:
a) Responses to emerging conservation and development challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
b) Indigenous Peoples and local communities and conservation – including equity, justice, governance and/or human rights.
c) Issues relating to conservation and wellbeing – including, for example, negative social impacts of conservation, benefit-sharing from conservation, conflict in the context of conservation and development interventions.
d) Human-wildlife conflict.
e) Gender equity in conservation approaches.
f) The role of communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade.
g) Large scale infrastructure projects and/or land acquisition, communities and conservation.
The PCLG small grants must support learning activities. These could include, for example:
> Facilitating national, regional or local dialogues;
> Learning workshops or related exercises;
> Participation in relevant national or regional conferences/policy consultations/events as a key speaker/contributor;
> Evidence synthesis and sharing findings;
> Establishing new partnerships;
> Mobilising for policy advocacy;
> Communicating research findings/insights or learning from experience of a project.
Utilize This Offer
1. Activities must take place in one or more of: Cameroon; Democratic Republic of Congo; Uganda;
2. Learning groups must include at least one organisation working on great ape conservation and at least one organisation working on development and/or rights;
3. Learning groups must be made up of:
a) Community-based associations or organisations;
b) Community-based enterprises and cooperatives;
c) Women’s associations or organisations;
d) Indigenous or ethnic minority groups or associations;
e) Youth groups or associations;
f) Non-governmental organisations;
4. You will be required to implement your learning activities during the period March/April 2021 to June 2021.
The minimum PCLG small grant you can apply for is USD$ 500.
The maximum PCLG small grant you can apply for is USD$ 5,000.
Apply by 13:00hrs GMT on Monday 1st February 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.povertyandconservation.info/en/pages/pclg-small-grants