Viet Nam Call for Project Concept Notes June 2015

Location: Selected Communes in Hoi An, Viet Nam. 22nd Jun 2015 to 3rd Jul 2015

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MFF is a partnership-led regional initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed coastal ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem dependent coastal communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The initiative uses mangroves as a flagship ecosystem, but MFF is inclusive of all coastal ecosystems, including coral reefs, estuaries, lagoons, sandy beaches, sea grasses and wetlands. The National Coordinating Body of Viet Nam, chaired by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and co-chaired by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, provides overall guidance and technical oversight to MFF in Viet Nam.

Eligible applicants, grant amount, and project duration:

MFF Vietnam invites NGOs, CBOs, academic and research institutes, small scale businesses, management boards and enterprises to submit project concept notes for its Small Grant Facility. The maximum amount per grant is USD20,000. Project duration is 12 months. Projects should ensure the equal participation of both men and women and other disadvantaged groups.

Geographic and Thematic Focus:

Cua Dai Ward, Cam An Ward, Cam Thanh Commune, Cam Kim Commune and Tan Hiep Commune in Hoi An City.

The SGF project concept notes should focus on the following priority thematic areas:

  1. Rehabilitation and renovation of marine and coastal ecosystems (mangroves, coral reefs, and abandoned shrimp ponds);
  2. Introducing and/or developing climate resilient livelihoods for coastal communities;
  3. Demonstration of co-management schemes for marine and coastal ecosystem conservation;
  4. Introduction of benefit sharing mechanisms for local communities from eco-tourism activities;
  5. Enhancing access, dissemination of information and early warning system about natural disasters (typhoons and floods) for local communities, especially disadvantaged groups; 
  6. Replicating and scaling up good practices in management, conservation, and use of marine and coastal resources.

Information on guidelines and templates:

General guidelines for MFF Grant Facilities can be found at

Applicants should submit a Concept Note using the template at


Must be addressed to MFF Viet Nam National Coordinator, by email, and/or by post through IUCN Viet Nam Country Office, Building 2A, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Tel: (04) 37261575. More information and hardcopies of guidelines and templates can be obtained from the MFF Viet Nam National Coordinator. 

The deadline of submission is 3 July, 2015.

Mangroves in Long Khanh Commune, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam

Mangroves in Long Khanh Commune, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vin ... , Long Khanh Commune, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam © IUCN Vietnam

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