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Terra Viva Grants

Terra Viva Grants is a nonprofit website for identifying where to look for grants in the “green sectors” of international conservation and development. It is a free site, and it features detailed profiles of over 300 grant makers worldwide in environment, natural resources, energy, and agriculture. The site maintains an updated grants calendar, other funding news, and information resources for grant seekers. Click here to visit website.

To check out the monthly update on the offered grants by Terra Viva, click here.

 

CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF)

The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) and the CTI Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) are pleased to announce the formal launch of the Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF).

The Forum provides selected clean energy projects with free support and assistance on the preparation of bankable business plans and professional investor pitches before connecting them with investors and finance at a specially conceived investors Forum to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 21st 2010.

AFRICEF is open to projects from any African Country, and particularly targets projects from South Africa, Mozambique and Uganda. Applicants need to respond to the attached call for proposals by 16th April; full details, guidelines for the application and application documents are available at the CTI PFAN website (www.cti-pfan.net) under the events section http://www.cti-pfan.net/events_detail.php?eventsid=25.

AFRICEF is being sponsored and co-organised by the CTI, CTI PFAN, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT) together with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) of Uganda and the South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI).

Download the information leaflet here!
Please contact kuroda@icett.or.jp for any further information.


GEF Small Grants programme

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) was launched in 1992 as a funding window designed specifically for NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs).

SGP is implemented by UNDP on behalf of the GEF agencies and executed by UNOPS. SGP is currently operational in 95 countries, through 81 country and four regional offices. SGP is managed by a National Coordinator (NC) and given strategic direction by a voluntary National Steering Committee (NSC) in each participating country.

SGP supports activities undertaken by NGOs and CBOs that are congruent with national priorities and the GEF focal areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, international waters protection, prevention of land degradation, and elimination of persistent organic pollutants.

Since its inception, SGP has confronted very real challenges in working with communities to reconcile global environmental priorities with local community needs and concerns - challenges that have been met in different ways across the globe depending on particular economic, cultural, political and environmental conditions. In the process, SGP has became "the people's GEF."

To date, SGP has awarded over 7,000 grants worldwide to civil society organizations, with a ceiling of $50,000 per grant and averaging around $20,000. 

 

 





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