CALL FOR PROPOSALS
SMALL GRANTS FACILITY (SGF)
MANGROVES FOR THE FUTURE (MFF) PROGRAMME INDONESIA
Phase-2 cycle-2 (2012 – 2013)
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partnership-based regional initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems. It is supported by national governments, the United Nations and IUCN, NGOs, donor agencies and the private sector. MFF provides a unique regional platform for concerted action in support of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM), using mangroves as its flagship ecosystem in recognition of the important role mangroves played in reducing the damage caused by the tsunami, and the severe impact on coastal livelihoods caused by mangrove forest destruction. However, MFF is inclusive of all coastal ecosystems, including coral reefs, estuaries, lagoons, sandy beaches, sea grasses and wetlands. This is illustrated by the “ridge-to-reef”, or linked ecosystems based approach that MFF applies to coastal resources management.
MFF began with six Focal countries - those that were worst-affected by the 2004 tsunami, namely India, Indonesia, Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Thailand. In January 2010, Vietnam and Pakistan joined the programme as full member countries. This large group of countries face similar challenges and threats in relation to poverty reduction, sustainable development, coastal environmental conservation, climate change and natural disasters. Consequently, they can benefit significantly from MFF’s capacity to promote an integrated ocean wide approach to coastal area management in partnership with other regional bodies and programmes.
The objectives of the programme are to strengthen the focus on helping coastal communities to utilize coastal resources sustainably and to build resilience to the growing threats from climate change and natural disasters, including integrated more socio-economic, gender and climate change considerations. At the national level, implementation of the MFF Programme will focus on:
The SGF is designed to support local community action in the restoration and management of coastal ecosystems and their services as a basis for sustainable development based on priorities identified in the Indonesia National Strategy and Action Plan (NSAP), and also to offer tangible models to inspire policy-making. For this purpose, the MFF Indonesia Secretariat under strong guidance of National Coordinating Body (NCB) is calling for proposals to find strategic and tailor-made locally led interventions, especially via Community-based Organizations (CBOs) and local NGOs, which are often best positioned to work with local communities and have a good understanding of local ecological and social-institutional conditions.
The following eligibility criteria will be used when appraising SGF project proposals. The appraisals will be arranged by the NCB, with the assistance of the MFF Secretariat and UNDP. The criteria on which SGF project proposals will be judged are provided below.
B.1 Basic Criteria
B.2 Technical Criteria
The SGF will support small-scale coastal restoration and management efforts, prioritized, designed and where possible implemented, by the local communities or small scale business. SGF will support projects which:
C. Eligibility of Applicants
Proposals can be submitted by national/local NGO’s, CBO’s, research and scientific institutes, small scale businesses and enterprises which meet the following criteria:
Proposal should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy by mail or hand-delivered to the MFF Secretariat office below, by Friday December 7th 2012 at the latest and it was extended until Sunday 13th January 2013. Only short-listed proposals will be acknowledged after administration selection by the committee.
The Programme Associate/National Coordinator
MFF Programme Indonesia
UNDP Environment Unit
Menara Thamrin Building 9th floor
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 3
PO Box 2338, Jakarta 10250
Tel. 021-314 1308
The detail proposal template and the guideline at: http://www.mangrovesforthefuture.org/resources/documents