Call for proposals: GEF small grants program (Tanzania)



The GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) supports community based initiatives, which aims at securing global environmental benefits through community - level actions in the areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation & adaptation, protection of international waters, promotion of innovative affordable and practical solutions to chemical management and prevention of land degradation. 

The GEF/SGP is focusing its support programmes to the rural areas of Tanzania. However, priority will be given to proposals that focus on three critical ecosystems with universal value but which are threatened by a variety of degradation risks. The three critical ecosystems are:- 
  1. West Kilimanjaro – Lake Natron Ecosystem 
  2. Serengeti ecosystem 
  3. Jozani ecosystem in Zanzibar 
At the thematic level, preference will be given to projects that target local communities and indigenous peoples in the following focal areas: 

(i) Climate Smart Innovative Agro-ecology 
(ii) Low carbon Energy Access Co-benefits 
(iii) Gender equality and women empowerment 
(iv) Capacity building of indigenous peoples to increase their participation in the development process 
(v) Sustainable conservation of Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) 
(vi) Capacity building in environment management for conversion of waste into energy 

GEF/SGP support funds are only eligible to NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, Local Government authorities (LGAs) and Research and Training Institutions.

Call for Proposals 

Proposals are invited from NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Research and Training Institutions for community-level projects in the six focal areas mentioned above. In addition, proposed projects should demonstrate the following attributes:- 
  1. Consistency with country priorities as articulated in National Development Frameworks. (Particularly, the Second Five Year Development Plan - FYDP II for Mainland and MKUZA for Zanzibar).
  2. Poverty-oriented focus, demonstrating that grantees would be less poor on a sustainable basis after project completion 
  3. Address gender issues at formulation, implementation and benefit sharing stages 
  4. Innovative, support people’s livelihoods, replicable and demonstrate plans for scaling up 
  5. Provide proof that ownership of proposed project lies with grantees 
  6. Clearly demonstrates that grantees would be able to co-finance in cash and in-kind for at least 25% of the total project cost 
  7. Provide a work plan with monitoring and evaluation indicators 
  8. Clear demonstration that the project will contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
  9. Project budget not exceeding the equivalent of US$ 50,000 should be presented in Tanzania Shillings. 
Please submit Project Proposals by Close of Business on Friday 24th June 2016 to:
Country Director 
UNDP Country Office 
P.O.Box 9182 
Dar es Salaam 

Attn: Small Grants Programme