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UNDP: Call for Community Organizations of the Province of Sumapaz (Colombia)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 11, 2021
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) logo
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) logo

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the RAP-E Central Region in the framework of the Water Safety Plan project, communicate the launch of the invitation to submit proposals to choose three (3) local organizations to be beneficiaries of Low Value Grants (SBV).

This call is aimed at strengthening the capacities of community organizations related to water management, through the financing of activities to carry out community readings on water security:
• characterization and diagnosis,
• mapping territorial areas that account for the priority areas and needs,
• identification of projects to strengthen water security.

Special emphasis is placed on the participation of organizations of women, youth, victims of the armed conflict, peasants, ethnic communities and LGTBIQ population.

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The contest is an opportunity to boost the potential of ideas and new practices that contribute to responding to problems identified with the management of water as a common good and human right, and that help to articulate multiple processes and actors, generating impacts and collective benefits.

The call is limited to the Sumapaz river basin, which in the department of Cundinamarca includes the municipalities of: Agua de Dios, Arbeláez, Bogotá (Locality 20), Cabrera, Granada, Fusagasugá, Pandi, San Bernardo, Venice, Pasca, Ricaurte, Silvania, Sibate, Soacha.

Applicant organizations:
1. Can be social, community organizations with an ethnic focus, peasant, productive or other forms of organization typical of the territory (such as organizations of victims and organizations defending the Human Rights of Victims, environmental organizations, cultural organizations, youth organizations);
2. Must be domiciled within the basin of the Sumapaz River;
3. Must be legally constituted.

The proposal must be thought and presented by the applicant organization(s), and executed by themselves with commitment, responsibility and ownership.

The selected organizations will have a support of $20,000,000 Colombian pesos for the execution of their project.

Duration: Two (2) months, without the possibility of extension.

Su Propuesta deberá estar redactada en idioma español y será válida por un periodo mínimo de 90 días.

La fecha máxima para el envío de las propuestas es 12 de abril de 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 21
Mar 21

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thanks, Ana.