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U.S. Department of State — Scientist Exchange in the Lower Mekong Region

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok announces funding in support of managing a Young Scientist Exchange Program where young scientists from the Lower Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) engage in exchange programs with participating institutes/research centers on issues deemed challenges for the region. They include issues of sustainable development and environment. Eligibility to apply extends to non-profit organizations. The program expects to make one grant for US$395 thousand. Funding Opportunity SFOP0002211. The application deadline is 04 August 2017. Link

Human Development Innovation Fund — Grassroots Projects in Tanzania

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) is funded by the UK government to create social impact in education, health and water, and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. In Round 3, HDIF welcomes funding applications for pilot and scale-up projects between £500 thousand and £1 million for projects up to three years.  Eligibility extends to non-state organizations such as for‐profit businesses; social enterprises; civil society organisations; public-private partnerships; NGOs; charities or societies; faith‐based organizations; community‐based organizations; academic institutions; and research institutes involved in solutions to improve services for the poor. Lead applicants should have proof of registration in Tanzania.  The application deadline is 08 September 2017. Link

European Commission — Transboundary Conservation Areas in Africa

The EC will make grants to support livelihoods development and benefit sharing for communities living in or near transboundary conservation areas in order to promote ecosystem management and wildlife conservation. The geographical scope is eastern and southern Africa, and the Indian Ocean. Eligibility for grants extends to nonprofit organizations in the EU, the ACP countries, and various other country affiliations — as well as to international organizations. The participation of co-applicants is mandatory. Grants will range from €0.8 million to €1.2 million, varying with cost shares. The application deadline for concept notes is 27 July 2017. Link

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs — Voice for the Marginalized

“Voice” is a new grant program financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and implemented by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos. Voice aims to support the most marginalized and discriminated people in ten low- and lower-middle income countries of Africa and Asia. The program operates through five target groups and four grant types, explained on the website. Grants may address practically any development issue of importance to the most marginal members of a community. This may include (for example) problems of access to natural resources by indigenous groups, disadvantaged women, etc. Voice currently calls for proposals focusing on Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, and Tanzania. The timing of when applications are reviewed depends on the grant type and country (check carefully).  However, proposals for most grants are accepted continuously through the end of 2017 or 2019. Link

U.S. Department of State — Environmental Funding for Pacific Islands

The U.S. Department of State announces environmental awards up to US$25 thousand to support local and regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries of the Pacific Islands region. Subject areas are agriculture and fisheries; sustainable economic development; adaptation to changing environmental conditions, e.g., coastal management; waste management, including marine litter; air quality; biodiversity and healthy ecosystems; marine protected areas; environment or health-related education; capacity building for scientific research on environmental issues; and deployment of new technology for application to environmental issues. Projects may propose activities in Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; Palau; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; or Vanuatu. Applications are invited from NGOs; public international organizations; institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations and businesses. Funding Opportunity 2017-EAP-SUVAREO. The application deadline is 15 July 2017. Link

U.S. Department of State — Training in Wildlife DNA Forensics and Seizure

In order to strengthen the battle against international wildlife trafficking, the U.S. government will fund training to law enforcement, customs officials, and wildlife authorities in crime scene management that includes how to correctly extract a DNA sample for forensic analysis, as well as training on evidence gathering and chain of custody. The primary countries of engagement may include one or more of the following countries in Africa: Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda — and one or more of the following countries in Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applications are invited from nonprofit NGOs and institutions of higher education in the USA and internationally for project funding ranging from US$500 thousand to US$1 million. Funding Opportunity INLEA-INLTC-17-006. The application deadline is 28 July 2017. Link

Phoenix Zoo — Funding for Wildlife Conservation and Science

The Phoenix Zoo (Arizona, USA) makes small grants to support wildlife conservation and science worldwide. Grants are limited to US$3 thousand for one year. Priority is for practical projects that help build capacity, and that involve local communities. The application period for preproposals is 01 August through 01 October each year. Link

European Commission — Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in Lebanon

The EC announces funding to enhance the protection and sustainable development of maritime resources in Lebanon. More specifically, activities should address how to recover the country’s affected marine ecosystems and to develop marine and coastal biodiversity.   Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs and universities in Lebanon, member states of the EU, and partner countries and territories covered by the European Neighborhood Instrument — in addition to qualifying international organizations. Grants will range from €250 thousand to €300 thousand, varying by cost shares. The deadline for concept notes is 05 July 2017. Link

European Commission — Policies for Agriculture and Nutrition in Burkina Faso

The EC will provide funding to collaborate with Burkina Faso on strategies and institutional reforms that improve agricultural sustainability and nutritional security in Burkina Faso. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs in countries of the EU and countries of the ACP agreement (including Burkina Faso). Grants will range from €1.5 million to €2.0 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/155765/DD/ACT/BF. The closing date for applications is 11 July 2017. Link

European Commission — Energy Development in Lesotho

The EC invites applications to promote expanded access to rural energy in Lesotho. Activities should focus on commercial opportunities for solar innovations in households; demonstration of mini-grid projects; and support for businesses that offer sustainable energy products and services in rural Lesotho. The lead applicant should be an NGO, private company, research institute, public sector operator, or local authority in Lesotho or an EU member state. International (inter-governmental) organisations are also eligible. Reference EuropeAid/155297/DD/ACT/LS. The deadline for concept notes is 07 June 2017. Link