Published On: Sun, Mar 23rd, 2014

IGAD Grants on Regional Civil Society Drylands Governance Facility

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is inviting proposals for Regional Civil Society Drylands Governance Facility to implement projects during 2014-15. The major aim of the grant program is to support CSOs within the IGAD region to engage effectively with regional environment, water and natural resource governance issues in order to promote resilience in the drylands and to participate effectively in the IDDRSI.

Key Intervention and Priority Areas

  1. Access to natural resources particularly land, water, forests and pastures/rangelands
  2. Sustainable Natural Resource Management in ASALs in particular Water Resource Management
  3. Environment and sustainable livelihood development

Eligibility Criteria

  • IGAD Region (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia) NGOs, CSOs and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Lead applicant and partners shall be organizations and not an individual.
  • Applicant must be a legal entity of CSO/NGO organization established in accordance with National laws (registered at national and/or regional level) or has mandate to operate nationally or regionally in IGAD countries (e.g. be recognized by UN or other international organizations in countries with weak legal framework for CSOs).
  • Applicants must have sufficient technical and institutional capacity for the correct and smooth implementation of the project.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record of implementation of similar types of projects.
  • Applicants must have basic financial management and report writing skills.
  • Proposed project must fit broadly in the intervention areas of the Call.
  • Applicant should preferably have the capacity to implement cross border interventions and partnerships that bring together a range of well organized CSOs.
  • Applicant preferably is a consortium (maximum 3 partners) to leverage on capacities, economies of scale, regional integration and comparative advantage of the region.
  • Applicant should work within the defined intervention and priority areas of work.
  • Proposed project must be implemented in at least on the following IGAD Region Countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Somalia).

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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