The MGF is open to all sectors (including Ministries and Government Departments). The value of medium projects shall be larger than BDT 2 million and up to BDT 7.8 million. Project duration is maximum 24 months.
The proponent should have a good understanding of the socio-economic and ecological settings of Shyamnagar. It is also essential to have strategic understanding of policy responses needed at various levels of government to successfully demonstrate ecosystem based approaches for strengthening resilience of ecosystem dependent communities in Shyamnagar.
MGF will be implemented in Shyamnagar upazila (Satkhira) adjacent to Sundarban.
MFF encourages ecosystem based approaches to build resilience of coastal communities through its grants facility. Currently eight small grants are operating in Shyamnagar. Besides the small grants, MFF Bangladesh and NCB have facilitated local level policy dialogues with Upazilla administration, local government leaders, different government institutes and local communities and developed a citizens' vision for developing a resilient Shyamnagar alias Shonar Shyamnagar 2050. An Action Plan was developed with broad strategies to realize the citizens' vision. MFF envisages that Citizens' Action Plan will support a coordinated effort from local government and development actors to build resilience of ecosystem dependent communities of Shyamnagar.
To initiate implementation of select strategies of Citizens' Action Plan and replicate successful examples from ongoing and completed small grants projects, MFF is looking for project proposals for funding under its Medium Grants Facility (MGF).
MGF will support innovative concepts on ecosystem based approaches to build resilience of coastal communities under the following themes:
General guidelines for MFF Grant Facilities can be found at http://www.mangrovesforthefuture.org/resources/documents?documentId=18919. Information of Citizen Action Plan and list of on-going small grants can be obtained from MFF Bangladesh Secretariat.
Applicants should submit a Concept Note using the template at http://www.mangrovesforthefuture.org/resources/documents?documentId=18997.
Must be addressed to MFF Bangladesh National Coordinator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to House 16, Road 2/3, Banani, Dhaka 1213. More information and hardcopies of guidelines and templates can be obtained from the MFF Bangladesh National Coordinator.