United Nations Development Programme/Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme

Zambia Applications have closed

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites interested Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) and Research and Learning institutions to submit Proposals to participate in activities under the Small Grants Programme.
The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) was launched in 1992 and supports activities of Non-Governmental and Community-Based Organizations in developing countries within five focal areas of, biodiversity; climate change; international waters; sustainable land management; sustainable forest management; chemicals and wastes, while generating sustainable livelihoods.
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) recently announced the start of its new operational phase – Seventh Operational Phase from 2020 to 2024, with a revamped strategy and renewed financial commitments. The SGP is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other partners and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The SGP in Zambia, is hosted and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implementation is funded by the Global Environment Facility. During the 7th Operational Phase (OP7) which will run from 2020 to 2023, GEF SGP will be focusing its initiatives in the three landscapes with a particular focus on the Zambezi, Kafue and Luapula landscape, which covers Copperbelt, North Western, Western, Southern, Luapula and South Eastern part of Eastern provinces.
Aligned with the Country Programme Strategy (CPS) developed in Zambia for the 7th SGP Operational Phase (OP7) running from 2020-2024, the GEF-SGP is now calling for the 7th round of Project Concepts in the Zambezi, Kafue and Luapula Landscape for innovative initiatives aimed at helping local communities protect, restore and sustain the environment and livelihoods of people living in poverty. Proponents of Project Concepts that will be successful, will later be requested to develop and submit Project Proposals. Successful Project Proposals will be funded through the Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility. The maximum amount of any grant awarded under this programme will be US$ 50,000.
Selection Criteria
The project concepts will be assessed based on the grant objectives outlined below:
i) Open to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) and Research and Learning institutions.
ii) Demonstrate ability to deliver concrete results within the project period;
iii) Proposals should have clear log frame with specific monitorable indicators (process and measurable indicators);
iv) Demonstrate innovation (uniqueness) and scalability (to other communities);
v) Clearly defined beneficiaries with a particular emphasis on women, youth and people living with disabilities;
vi) Address longer-term sustainability of interventions and provide a clear communication plan to capture compelling local stories;
vii) Demonstrated concepts and principles of Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM);
viii) Demonstrate contribution to the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1,5,13, 14,15 and 17;
ix) All applicants should be duly registered under the laws of Zambia and should have at least one-year post-registration experience with active and visible on-going activities.
Selection of successful Project Concepts will be based on merit and the decision of the National Steering Committee of the GEF-SGP will be final. Only the selected project concepts will be communicated to.
Prospective applicants wishing to apply or seek clarifications can access the Project Concept Forms on the link below or by contacting the following: The Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP GEF-SGP, United Nations Development Programme United Nations House, Alick Nkhata Road, Lusaka, or through email on:registry.zm@undp.org or arthur.asumani@undp.org
Project Concepts must be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service, through e-mail or by hand delivery to the address given below:
The Deputy Resident Representative
UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations House 9350, Alick Nkhata Rd
P. O. Box 31966, LUSAKA
E-mail : registry.zm@undp.org
Cc: arthur.asumani@undp.org
The deadline for submission of applications is 26 March 2021. Proposals that are received after the deadline, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.
Visit: https://www.zm.undp.org;
Project concept form
We look forward to receiving your Proposal.
Sincerely Yours
Roland SERI
Deputy Resident Representative