Criteria for Thematic/Subject Area Selection for MFF Medium Projects in Thailand
MFF Medium Projects will follow the priorities identified in the Thailand National Strategy and Action Plan (NSAPs) 2011 - 2013.
The thematic or subject area criteria used as the basis for MFF project identification are the 15 PoWs contained in the MFF Plan for Action. Project objectives should clearly support one or more of the PoWs, either directly, or in a strong cross-cutting manner. Project outputs and expected outcomes should address at least two (preferably more) of the Actions/Outputs listed under the 15 PoWs. It is also important to note that the PoWs are grouped into actions that support Knowledge, strengthen Empowerment, or enhance Governance, so the project outputs and expected outcomes should clearly relate to these. The project Actions/Outputs can, however, be modified, or be added to (from those listed under the PoWs), provided the modifications are necessary or intended to make the project objective more achievable.
Activities that communicate the project and the anticipated knowledge products should be clearly identified in the project plan. An additional preference (not a criterion) is that the proposed MFF project will build on previous or existing projects/ other interventions, by adding-value or expanding on them.
Since 2009, Two focal areas have been chosen by the Thailand National Coordinating Body. The first is on the Andaman coast, basically the coastal zones and islands of Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang. The second is on the Gulf of Thailand coast of Chumpon, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chantaburi and Trat.
In 2013, five provinces (Trat, Phang Nga, Satun, Samut Sakon, NakonSrithammara) where DMCR Mangrove Learning Centre are located have been selected as a priority area because knowledge management is the priority theme for Thailand.
Criteria for Geographical Area/Site Selection
As general guidelines, the following must be considered:
The physical features of the coastal location (these should fit with the MFF categories, estuaries, lagoons, wetlands, sand dunes, etc.), and preferably there should be spatial mapping/planning data available.
Criteria for Project Organisational and Institutional Arrangements
As the guiding principles of the MFF are that it is a multi-sectoral and partnership-based initiative; these principles should be reflected strongly in the project design. These important criteria relate particularly to project organization (including project management arrangements) and the involvement of institutional partners and other stakeholders.
Applicants should submit a concept note in English. Short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
The deadline for submitting concept notes is 17.00 hrs. May 1st, 2013.
Applicants should send concept note to Ms. Siriporn Sriaram, MFF Thailand Coordinator
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