The Small Initiatives Program (PPI) has launched a call for project proposals for emerging African CSOs working around major issues of nature conservation and/or the fight against climate change.
The Small Initiatives Program (PPI) is a program launched in 2006 by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM), and managed by the French Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN France).
The PPI pursues the following objectives:
- The implementation of field projects for the conservation of remarkable biodiversity (rare and/ or threatened, endemic species/ecosystems) and the fight against global warming by civil society actors in West and Central Africa,
- The strengthening of civil society in terms of instruction, management and monitoring of projects and in terms of technical skills associated with the implementation of these projects,
- Strengthening the ability of civil society organizations to influence the environmental policies of these countries,
- The sharing and dissemination of experiences between civil society actors.
The PPI is structured in three components:
- Financing of small projects: selection, financing and monitoring-evaluation of the implementation of projects in the field;
- Building the capacities of organizations: building the technical, organizational and institutional capacities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and support for the coordination of CSO networks;
- Capitalization and communication: recognition and dissemination of the results obtained for the conservation of biodiversity but also for the structuring of organizations.
- The maximum contribution for these small grants is €35,000
- This contribution will cover a maximum of 50% of the total cost of the project in the event that other international donors, international NGOs or international private companies contributions.
- The maximum duration of projects is 20 months
- Central Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Chad.
- West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo.
- Atlantic coast of West Africa: Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone.
- The project leaders eligible for this call for proposals “New partners” of the PPI.6 are emerging African CSOs that have never benefited from PPI funding, working around major issues of nature conservation and/or the fight against climate change.
- Structures must have:
- A legal status recognized by the administration which allows them to receive subsidies;
- Proven field experience;
- Experience in project management;
- Proven skills in the chosen area of intervention: biodiversity conservation and/or the fight against climate change through nature-based solutions.
For more information, visit https://www.programmeppi.org/aap/