Small Technical Grants for Assessment for Improved Protected Areas Management and Governance
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is accepting applications for the Small Technical Grants for Assessment for Improved Protected Areas Management and Governance.
The purpose of BIOPAMA Small Technical Grants for Assessment (STGA) is to identify or update result-oriented priority actions for improved protected and conserved areas ‘management and governance, through new or updated quantified management and governance assessments and their associated enhancement plans.
The STGA aims are:
- To enhance or update the content of management and work plans for improved effectiveness and governance of ACP protected and conserved areas;
- To support the conservation targets achievement in ACP countries and the national, regional and global reporting to CBD.
- A STGA can fund one or several assessments (for instance within a Key Landscape of Conservation, a PAs network or a national PA system).
- The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is an initiative of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) financed by the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
It is part of the EU Biodiversity for Life Flagship initiative (B4Life) which supports efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and is implemented jointly by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).
- Enhance the management and governance of priority areas by addressing existing limitations (supporting new PAME/PAGE assessment tools, strengthening on-site infrastructure/equipment for patrolling, poaching control, developing capacity of staff);
- Strengthen the legal framework required to achieve effective biodiversity conservation targets;
- Support local communities’ initiatives aiming to enhance the livelihoods of local people whilst effectively contributing to protected areas management.
- The overall indicative amount made available for the 2020 Small Technical Grant for Assessment call for proposals is eight hundred thousand euros (EUR 800 000).
- Maximum amount: EUR 20 000
- Categories of Eligible CostsThe categories of eligible costs are:
- Human resources. The costs of personnel working under an employment contract with the beneficiary or an equivalent appointing act and assigned to the action, provided that these costs are in line with the beneficiary’s usual policy on remuneration.
- Those costs include actual salaries plus social security contributions and other statutory costs included in the remuneration.
- Travel. Costs of travel and related subsistence allowances, provided that these costs are in line with the beneficiary’s usual practices on travel and needed for the activities.
- Other costs, services. Costs derived from subcontracts, provided that the purchases are made in accordance with BIOPAMA II Procurement Policy and are in line with the national procurement regulations, if applicable. This can include the costs of mobilization of IMET Coaches, Green List Mentors, EAGL members and/or of PAME/PAGE experts/facilitators.
The BIOPAMA Regional Observatory, the Green list team can provide information and contacts of coaches and experts if needed.
To be eligible for a BIOPAMA AC STGA, applicants must:
- Be public or private legal entities (e.g. a registered/incorporated company or organisation) registered as a separate legal entity in an eligible ACP country ;
- Be in charge of or be involved in the protected and conserved area(s) management and/or governance at the national, sub-national or site level
- Be in charge of or be involved in the management of a transboundary conservation area;
- Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the grant, and not acting as an intermediary;
- Not be a beneficiary of any other grant funded by the European Union (including EDF funds) for the same activities, in the same protected and conserved area(s), network or system of protected area or transboundary conservation area.
Apply by 29th January.
For more information and application details, see; Small Technical Grants for Assessment for Improved Protected Areas Management and Governance