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, 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 Maldives chaired by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) provides overall guidance and technical oversight to MFF in Maldives.
Eligible applicants, grant amount, and project duration: MFF Maldives 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 grant amount shall be between MVR 150,000 to a maximum of MVR 375,000. Project duration is 12 months.
Geographic and Thematic Focus:
The SGF project concept notes should focus on the following priority thematic areas:
Main thematic areas:
Cross-cutting thematic areas:
Information on guidelines and templates:
General guidelines for MFF Grant Facilities can be found at http://www.mangrovesforthefuture.org/resources/documents?documentId=18919. Applicants should submit a Concept Note using the template at http://www.mangrovesforthefuture.org/resources/documents?documentId=18989
Must be addressed to MFF Maldives National Coordinator, by email and/or by post to below address. More information and hardcopies of guidelines and templates can be obtained from the MFF Maldives National Coordinator. The deadline of submission is Sunday, 30 November 2014 by 5PM.
Muaz Adnan/ MFF Maldives National Coordinator
UNDP Maldives, Edhuruhiyaa, Floor 9,Falhumathee Magu, Male’, Maldives
Tel: 3343261/3324501 Fax: 3324504