BirdLife International,the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)in the Eastern Afromontane BiodiversityHotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs)for projects in countries within the Hotspot per the Scope of this Call, as described below.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International (CI), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility,the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to
ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. More information on CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.
Non-governmental organisations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society applicants may apply for funding.Applications from organizations that propose to build capacity of local civil society and community groups are particularly encouraged.Projects must be located within
the sites and countries identified above and in the Ecosystem Profile. Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.
Government-owned enterprises or institutions are eligible only if they can demonstrate that the enterprise or institution:
- has a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor;
- has the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and
- may not assert a claim of sovereign immunity
- the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people including displacement of land uses orimpeding access to traditional uses of natural resources, or activities that negatively affect physical cultural resources, including those important to local communities;
- activities adversely affecting Indigenous Peoples or where these communities have not provided their broad support to the project activities; or
- the removal or alteration of any physical cultural property (including sites having archaeological, paleontological, historical, religious, or unique natural values).
Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI)in English or in French using the form referenced at www.cepf.net/grants/apply/Pages/default.aspx.Both PDF and Word files are available in English and Frenchon this website.
LOIs must be submitted electronically to CEPF email@example.comDecember
2013.CEPF will not accept hard copy LOIs. You will receive an email acknowledgement acknowledging receipt of your application.
For more details : http://www.cepf.net/SiteCollectionDocuments/calls_for_proposals/CEPF_EAM_5th_RFP_EN.pdf