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Call for Concept Notes: Agro Biodiversity and Food Systems – Asia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 16, 2021
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SEI Asia, with support from the Swedish government (SIDA), launched the Strategic Collaborative Fund Phase 2 (SCF2) programme in 2018 to enhance the current 2030 Agenda efforts in Asia and the Pacific.

SCF2 aims to foster regional cooperation and policy dialogue for sustainable development and environmental sustainability, through capacity building, knowledge sharing and increased collaboration.

The following SDG goals and Aichi Targets are directly linked with agrobiodiversity and food systems:
a) SDG: No Poverty especially to ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic and natural resources;
b) SDG: Zero Hunger especially ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practice;
c) SDG: Gender Equality especially Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic and natural resources;
d) SDG: Life on Land especially target to take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity;
e) Aichi Target:
• Sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and forestry
• Genetic Diversity maintained
• Traditional knowledge respected and integrated.

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SCF2 welcomes concept notes for regional strategic events in Asia, specifically in South and Southeast Asia that highlight the advancement of environmental sustainability, gender equality, human rights and poverty reduction.

Harnessing the Benefits of Agrobiodiversity to Build Sustainable and Inclusive Food Systems.

The thematic call aims to support activities, events, and processes that help achieve the transition towards sustainable and inclusive food systems by fostering regional partnerships around the interlinked themes of biodiversity, climate change, gender, human rights, and well-being in the Asian context.

The activities are expected to influence policies to increase agrobiodiversity implementation through various levers, such as governance, economic and financial measures, individual and collective action, science and technology.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Nonprofit organizations or networks based in Asia;
2. Organizations outside the region can be considered if the proposed event addresses issues relevant to Asia and can engage regional stakeholders;
3. Applicant organizations must:
a) have experience in hosting relevant policy dialogues that engage different groups and stakeholders;
b) feature key speakers and participants who are able to share knowledge and experience in environmental sustainability, while addressing cross-cutting issues of gender equality, human rights and poverty.

A maximum of SEK 450,000 (approximately USD 45,000) will be awarded per grant.

The grants can fund one or more events in their entirety or provide supplemental funding to already confirmed co-funded event(s).

The delivery period of event organization and impact monitoring must be within the timeframe of one year.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 25
Apr 25

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Jill Langhus
Apr 26
Apr 26

Thanks, Ana.