SGP is calling for proposals based on a new grant making modality to be administered at the global level. This is in addition to similar ‘Call for Proposals’ (CFP) undertaken by national level SGP country programmes. The principles under which this CFP will work are based on the interest of fairness, transparency and integrity – SGP IS CALLING FOR GRANT PROPOSALS ABOUT PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE- $150k in funding
Deadline: 15 September 2022
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) is a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1992. SGP grant-making in over 125 countries promotes community-based innovation, capacity development, and empowerment through sustainable development projects of communities’ local civil society organizations with special consideration for indigenous peoples, women, and youth.
SGP projects support biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, prevention of land degradation, protection of international waters, and reduction of the impact of chemicals, within a sustainable development framework that promotes sustainable livelihoods and citizen empowerment.
- Maximum of US$ 150,000 grant funding, available for the activity with an expected duration of 18-24 months.
- A nonprofit entity (universities, research institutes or non-governmental organizations) with demonstrated expertise and experiences in behavior change research, experiment and practices. United Nations organizations and any government/municipal organizations are NOT eligible.
- Ability to develop tools, training and communications materials to enhance the capacity of partner universities/entities to undertake a coherent behavior change experiment/project.
- Experience in organizing training, workshops and meetings to transfer knowledge and facilitate learning and sharing.
- Knowledge of plastic and waste management issues, and how human behaviors have affected environmental protection.
- Ability to work with a global diverse team, and understanding of developing countries’ setting.
- Experiences in development and implementation of development projects.
- Experiences in plastics/waste management, ocean and chemicals and waste issue areas highly desirable.
- Adequate Administrative staff and proven track record in administering similar grants.
Other critical considerations.
- No sub-agreements allowed.
- Past performance strongly considered when selecting the most suitable proposal.
Specific activities to be funded (must be included in the proposal):
The project proposal should include a global implementation plan, with particular emphasis in the Global South, and should cover the key areas of work described below, as they relate to plastic, waste management and behavior change.
Development of a Global Framework Strategy and Plan on Plastics and Behavior Change
Develop a global framework Strategy and Plan on plastics and behavior change, including
- Why behavior change is important to addressing the plastic pollution crisis.
- What methodologies and processes will be undertaken?
- How to conduct trainings and capacity development.
- A work plan to carry out the capacity building and application of theories and methodologies.
Technical Guidance Notes, Tools, Trainings and Capacity Development
- Develop technical guidance notes, tools and materials to enhance national and local capacity in developing and implementing behavior change projects, with a special focus on plastic and waste management.
- Develop questionnaires/surveys to identify behavior patterns, measure change overtime, and identify trends, with attribution to project activities in order to identify key drivers of behavior change.
- Organize global and regional trainings/workshops to train national teams in behavior change theory and practices.
Knowledge Management, Learning and Networking
- Establish a global network of universities, research institutes, and civil society organizations (selected by SGP at the national level) and ensure learning and sharing in this network.
- Work with national universities/research institutes to produce a global report on the community-based application of behavior change
- Host visiting fellows and researchers from developing countries
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
- The entity will undertake participatory monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, on the basis of agreed schedules in the memorandum of agreement between it and the grantee.
- It is expected that the organization/entity will have an inbuilt real-time monitoring process (i.e. quarterly) as best designed by them on the basis of the capacity of in-country partners they will be working with and ready to provide information as requested in an ad hoc basis.
- The entity will maintain regular consultation and contact with SGP Technical Advisor regarding the implementation of the project, provide acceptable project and program level progress (financial and narrative) reports on quarterly basis and prepare a final evaluation report (s) for the period of the agreement.
- The entity will have mandatory annual progress reporting to SGP based on an agreed format. The report will reach the SGP global office by end of November.
Visit the official webpage for further information – SGP IS CALLING FOR GRANT PROPOSALS ABOUT PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE- $150k in funding.