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Title : Call for WWQA Workstream Proposals and Seed Funding Applications 2022/2023
Project objective : The work plan of the WWQA consists of various thematic priority topics and related workstreams. In principle, the workplan in its entirety reflects the priorities and emerging issues identified for action by the Alliance in a process of peer exchange and prioritisation. Members of the WWQA community can submit the following:
Application proposal for the creation of a new workstream This second call is applicable to new workstream initiatives seeking to be adopted and that seek to contribute to the current WWQA Work Plan.
Applications for Seed Funding where applicable This is applicable to both new workstream proposals submitted under "1" (above) and to all other existing workstreams requesting seed funding from UNEP. Seed funding is generally designed to provide initial support for innovative workstreams addressing priority water quality issues and those which will feature co-benefits resulting from collaboration between WWQA and external partners.
While proposals shall generally contribute to supporting the agreed Work Plan of the Alliance, new proposals demonstrating an innovative thematic focus to the Alliance will be accepted for consideration and review with regards to approval by the Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC). Technical and scientific review and guidance shall be provided by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
Project background : The World Water Quality Alliance Coordination Team at UNEP and the Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) of the World Water Quality Alliance is pleased to announce the second call for applications for seed funding and the initiation of new workstreams. All WWQA partners are invited to submit applications.
Project description : This call is open to member organisations of the World Water Quality Alliance community.
This call will prioritise applications that focus on the delivery of change regarding a water-quality issue at a global, regional or country level. The proposal should demonstrate its capacity to foster data uptake, the subsequent creation of solutions and the enhancement of resilience.
Project requirements : The proposals/applications will be reviewed according to how they meet the following criteria:
1. The capacity to reflect the objectives and principles of the WWQA (See focus area described under eligibility)
2. The degree of innovation coupled with scientific and technical quality demonstrated
3. The capacity to collaborate with other WWQA workstreams
4. The degree of sustainability and cost/benefit together with procedural and implementation details.
5. The transformative potential and the outlining of a mid to long-term roadmap
Responsible officer : richard elelman
implementation start date : 31 October, 2022
Implementation end date : 31 October, 2023
Submission deadline : 6 October, 2022
Notification date : 31 October, 2022
Detailed proposal link
Title : Fourth Call for Application - Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation Fund
Project objective : In 2021, the biannual funding decisions were in July 2021 and November 2021. In 2022 the first cut-off date was February 28. The next cut-off date for Concept Stage submission you can apply to now is 15 July 2022 at 23:59 UTC+2. Applications received after the cut-off dates will be considered for the next round. You will find all the documents necessary to apply for a grant on our website.
Project background : Led by IUCN and UNEP, the Global EbA Fund is a quickly deployable mechanism for supporting innovative approaches to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). The Fund aims to encourage catalytic initiatives to help overcome barriers for upscaling EbA. Furthermore, it is expected that the Fund will address the gaps in knowledge and planning for EbA, as well as increase access to public and private funding for catalytic adaptation interventions. Through its International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Federal Environment Ministry of Germany has committed 30 million euros to the Fund.
Project description : The Global EbA Fund prioritizes the closing of resource and knowledge gaps with a broad thematic focus on innovation and urgency, thus encouraging creative solutions and partnerships among funding applicants and the wider EbA community. By supporting catalytic interventions, the Fund engages in strategic EbA policy mainstreaming and incentivizes innovative finance mechanisms and private sector investment. The Global EbA Fund will draw on and support the growing momentum behind nature-based solutions and EbA, creating synergies with other upscaling initiatives, including the Friends of EbA (FEBA), the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Global Adaptation Network (GAN), the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA; specifically, Action Track on Nature-Based Solutions), the Sustainable Development Goals and more.
Project requirements : The Global EbA Fund grants should be complementary and add value to existing work by filling a gap in an existing project, enhancing the impact of an EbA investment, contributing to policy upscaling of EbA, and/or serving to develop a larger proposal to another funding mechanism. The Fund prioritizes applicants that are well-grounded in the proposed region or area of work; have experience of the size and type of project proposed; and are inclusive of local communities, indigenous knowledge, and gender perspectives. You can find more information about the different requirements on the following pages: What We Fund and FAQs. This Call for Proposals will be contributions of USD 50,000 to USD 250,000 and will have no specified/prioritized regional or country focus. Projects may have a global, thematic, regional, and/or country-specific focus. The maximum project duration is 36 months. UN agencies and IUCN offices are not currently eligible to apply for funding from the Global EbA Fund. Countries, where the project is being implemented, need to be eligible for official development assistance (ODA). For multi-country projects, all of the countries must be ODA-eligible. In line with current IKI policies, the Fund will not provide grants directly to government partners but to organizations working directly with national, sub-national, and local governments to create an enabling environment for EbA and the implementation of strategic partnerships.
If you need more information or have any other questions, please contact Contact.EbAFund@iucn.org.
To send the proposal, please use this email address submit.EbAFund@iucn.org.
Responsible officer : Oscar Ivanova
implementation start date : 25 July, 2021
Implementation end date : 30 December, 2021
Submission deadline :
Notification date : 14 December, 2022
How to Apply – Global EbA Fund
Title : Structuring and regulation of the Climate Change Fund of the Republic of Paraguay
Project objective : The objective of this call is to garner expressions of interest from eligible institutions to participate in a climate change mitigation project, currently implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) REDD+ results-based payments pilot programme.
Project background : In November 2019 and with the support of UNEP as Accredited Entity, the Government of Paraguay signed a results-based payment agreement with the GCF for 9.8 million Tons of CO2 equivalent from avoided deforestation during the period 2015-2017. The Government of Paraguay committed to the GCF to use the payments received to generate further CO2 emission reductions through the implementation of the National Strategy for Forests and Sustainable Growth (ENBCS) as well as in the structuring, capitalization and operation of the Climate Change Fund.
Project description : The present call objective is to develop the architecture of the Climate Change Fund (FCC) of Paraguay, the legal, governance and operational instruments for their implementation within the framework of the Paraguayan laws and the conditions established by the Green Climate Fund within the framework of the “REDD+ Results-Based Payments project” approved for the country.
Project requirements : UNEP invites eligible institutions to participate in an agreement of cooperation. The interested institutions must provide information indicating that they are qualified to provide the services and allow the following aspects to be evaluated: Legal status of the entity (update documents of legal constitution); Financial and administrative capacity (2020 financial statements, organizational structure, capacity to hiring); Technical capacity (description of the current technical equipment or identification of the technical equipment required to hire); Experience in implementing similar technical activities (projects or preparation of studies, research, or programs associated with instruments or vehicles for sustainable or climate financing; environmental economics, mobilization of climate resources, incentives, green / climate products and services, among others)
Responsible officer : Erika San
implementation start date : 1 January, 1970
Implementation end date : 23 September, 2021
Submission deadline :
Notification date : 30 July, 2021
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Title : Call for Applications: Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator – UNEP-CTCN
Project objective : Provide technical assistance to eligible developing countries in support of innovation and technology for effective, long-term adaptation to climate change.
Project background : The Adaptation Fund has launched a new USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator, AFCIA) to foster innovation in adaptation in developing countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid.
Project description : The primary objective of the AFCIA administrated by UNEP-CTCN is to support developing countries to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies. Based on technical assistance services, 25 micro-grants projects will be implemented for 5 years to enhance climate resilience and adapt to climate change in the countries. Moreover, the AFCIA will facilitate knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices, strengthening opportunities of South-South and triangular cooperation on innovation in adaptation among the countries.
Project requirements : Applicants (e.g. government, non-governmental organisation, community group, young innovator and other groups) of eligible countries should fill in the Technology Concept Submission Form available online (at the below link). The application should be endorsed by the Adaptation Fund's Designated Authority and the CTCN National Designated Entity (NDE) of the country prior to official submission.
Responsible officer : Eva Comba
implementation start date : 1 May, 2021
Implementation end date : 30 April, 2022
Submission deadline : 30 April, 2022
Notification date : 31 May, 2022