Deadline: 11 October 2019
UNDP has announced a Call for Proposals under the “GEF Small Grants Programme”, in frame of Innovation Program on social inclusion and is focused on person with disabilities and responsive development.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by UNDP, is a programme that builds capacity at the local level to address global environmental challenges and sustainable development in developing countries.
SGP provides financial and technical support to civil society organizations to conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s well-being and livelihoods. SGP is rooted in the belief that local actions can contribute to addressing global environmental issues, while promoting sustainable local livelihoods and empowering local communities.
The overall goal of the Innovation Programme on Persons with Disabilities (PwD) will be to demonstrate and generate lessons and good practices on how environment related projects could actively promote participation of PwD and have concrete results on both environment and socio-economic issues.
The Innovation Program will compose of following components:
- Grant-Making at country level: SGP Georgia will support 2-3 community-based projects related to any of the focal area/strategic initiatives with PwD in Georgia. Priority themes on PwD inclusive projects will include:
- Climate Change Adaptation and Persons with Disability;
- Women’s empowerment and Persons with Disability;
- Youth and Persons with Disability.
- The Small grant programme (SGP) grant up to $50,000 to be used over one or two years;
- Grantmaking will also focus on bringing together cross-sectoral implementation of the SDGs as well as the consideration of the “Sendai Framework” on Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery (DRR&R).
- Proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative, and have potential for replication and scaling up;
- Successful projects should consider strong social inclusion, including gender equality and women’s empowerment and youth, in their initiative;
- Projects may be focused around conservation, technology, awareness and others, but all applications should explicitly state the plan for having strong impact and concrete results on global environment as well as livelihood;
- SGP Country Programmes and projects that could bring partnership and leverage additional resources (e.g. cofinancing with INGO, foundation, private sector) at the Program and Project levels are given priorities.
- The call for proposals is open for national NGOs. National NGOs who are participating in GEF SGP OP6 grant application are also encouraged to apply.
Eligible Country: Georgia
How to Apply
- Organizations will be notified about approval of project concepts; notified organization could submit one project proposal either in Georgian or English languages in November, 2019;
- Interested applicants can submit project concepts either via email or in hard copy at the address given on website.
For more information please visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=59158.