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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Tunisia)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) makes small grants (US$ 5-8 thousand) to private enterprises in Tunisia in support of biodiversity conservation in coastal areas in the Mediterranean region. The overall aim of this call is to engage private sector stakeholders to adopt sustainable practices. Projects should be implemented in the future marine protected area (MPA) of Zembra and Zembretta. The call is open to the private sector, including small-scale businesses, private enterprises, local community groups and cooperatives. Letters for Inquiry have to be submitted by 20 March 2020. Find out more

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization — Fellowships at Chinese Universities

UNESCO and the China Scholarship Council announce the availability of 75 fellowships under “The Great Wall Program” for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Chinese universities. Applications are invited from eligible developing UNESCO member states in Africa, the Asia–Pacific region, Latin America and Caribbean, the Arab States, and Europe and North America. Fellowships are for one year, and most fellowship programs are in English. Among the many participating Chinese universities that admit scholarship students are some that offer agriculture, forestry, environment, and other disciplines in natural resources. The application deadline is 25 March 2020. Find the Program

Global LEAP Awards — Electric Pressure Cooker Competition

The Global LEAP Electric Pressure Cooker Competition recognizes manufacturers and distributors of electric pressure cookers that design energy efficient electric pressure cookers suitable for use in off-and weak-grid settings. Winners and finalists of the competition will be eligible for up to US$200 thousand prize money. The competition is open to companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 27 March 2020. About the competition

International Fund for Agricultural Development — Renewable Energy Technologies in Agriculture

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) seeks an implementing partner to scale-up renewable energy technologies in existing IFAD agriculture projects in the Latin America and Caribbean for the benefit of smallholder farmers and producers. IFAD will make a three-year grant of US$2 million to be used for implementing and scaling-up energy technologies. Eligibility extends to inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, academic/research institutions, and companies. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 March 2020. More

King Baudouin Foundation — KBF Africa Prize 2020-2021

The KBF Africa Prize is awarded to Africans or African organizations who are making an outstanding contribution to development in Africa. There are no restrictions as to the chosen themes. The Selection Committee favors community approaches that deal with actual and current challenges in Africa. The winners receive financial support of up to €200 thousand. Self-nomination is not permitted. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2020. Find out how to nominate a candidate

Earth Journalism Network — Reporting on Critical Environmental Issues in the Pacific Region

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to journalists based in the Pacific Islands to report on critical issues related to climate change, biodiversity, pollution, and the illegal wildlife trade. Selected journalists will receive an average of US$ 1,500 in funding to cover travel and field reporting costs to produce of in-depth or investigative stories focused on environmental challenges in the region. Grants are open to early- and mid-career journalists. Deadline for applications is extended to 31 March 2020. More information

Thomson Reuters Foundation — Story Grants: Reporting the Energy Transition in Southeast Asia

The Thomson Reuters Foundation invites journalists and editors from Southeast Asia to participate in a three-day training program on climate change and energy transition. The Foundation will provide mentoring support and a number of small story grants to journalists and editors who completed the training. To be considered for this opportunity, participants must submit an application that includes a story proposal and budget. The application deadline is 04 March 2020. Click here

AQUAEXCEL2020 — Access to Aquaculture Infrastructures

The AQUAEXCEL2020 project invites proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilizes the aquaculture experimental facilities of any of their participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The transnational access program offers access to facilities and expertise not available in the applicants’ own country. Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits to the chosen research infrastructure for periods of up to three months. Associated travel and subsistence expenses will be paid for. Applications have to be submitted by 06 March 2020. More information here

Earth Journalism Network — Fellowships for the UN Ocean Conference 2020

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) announces a new fellowship program for journalists interested in covering the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal (June 2020). EJN will pay for travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected fellows and provide any other support relating to the trip. Fellows will also benefit from two days of orientation and special briefings prior to the conference. Selected participants must be professional journalists or represent an established media house. Deadline for applications is extended to 07 March 2020. Find the fellowship

French Embassy in Cameroon — Environment and Biodiversity Protection in Cameroon

The French Embassy in Cameroon provides support to the Cameroonian civil society organizations with the objective to foster sustainable development projects. Submitted projects should focus on environment and biodiversity protection, e.g. conservation of threatened species, fight against poaching, creation/development of a green industry, integration of indigenous and/or peripheral communities of Protected Areas, and the inclusion of women in environmental protection. (Note: Projects with focus on citizenship and human rights are also being accepted.) The required financing shall range between €10 thousand and €60 thousand for a maximum of 15 months. Eligibility extends to Cameroonian CSOs. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 08 March 2020. Find info