Deadline: 30th September 2023 | Sustainable Biodiversity Management of Weto Landscape Ghana
|Title:||Sustainable Biodiversity Management of Weto Landscape ghana|
|Organisation:||United Nations Development Programme|
|Deadline;||30th September 2023|
The GEF Small funds project (SGP) has released the request for applications for the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) 4 project, which will give small funds to Sustainable Biodiversity Management of Weto Landscape Ghana and civil society groups in 2023.
The grant’s goal is to strengthen and guarantee the sustainability of operations with local communities in the Weto socio-ecological production landscape in the Volta Region that promote sound biodiversity management, governance, and sustainable livelihoods.
- The COMDEKS phase 4 award is focused on: A participative and strategic paradigm for conservation actions in a range of habitats.
- encouraging actions that might result in the creation of pertinent local and national policies and initiatives
- Putting into practise measures that could prevent or lessen the spread of zoonotic diseases like Covid-19 (conservation and management of ecosystems and wildlife, etc.); and putting into practise measures that help create a circular economy (realisation of a decarbonized society, promotion of renewable energy, preparation for climate change, encouragement of recycling, etc.).
- Awards of up to $50,000 USD.
- The grant-funded projects will aid in biodiversity restoration, conservation, and sustainable use of the land. The following, among others, will be included among the top field activities:
- Restoration and sustainable landscape management
- In the present patchwork of land uses, practises that support biodiversity conservation, restoration, and sustainable socio-ecological producing activities should be identified and replicated.
- In community projects aiming at generating resilient socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes, traditional knowledge and governance systems are strengthened and integrated with contemporary science.
- Building partnerships with private sector organisations to help local communities launch Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and gain access to new, innovative forms of financing, such as payment for ecosystem services, entry to the voluntary carbon market, impact investment, and others.
- Local communities can benefit financially from financial incentives to protect biodiversity, reduce land degradation, and create resilient landscapes that support sustainable lifestyles.
- Creating creative, integrated community-led initiatives to support the implementation of the landscape management and restoration strategy that could be used as a model for sustainably managing different production ecosystems, such as forest, wetland, mountain, dryland, coastal, and marine ecosystems, from a perspective of biodiversity conservation and nature-friendly practises.
- Supporting policy development and institutionalising socio-ecological production landscape (SEPLS) management and restoration in pertinent sector policies and strategies, including expanding and improving protected areas management and encouraging adoption of other efficient area-based conservation measures (OECMs) and restoration, reducing the risk of disasters, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and tourism at the national and local levels, and providing incentives for phase-out or reform.
- In an integrated, comprehensive strategy to balance and optimise the health of people, animals, and ecosystems, it is encouraged to promote sustainable management of production landscapes and actions to maintain ecosystem and biodiversity. Integrated landscape/seascape management initiatives, community-focused health and disease prevention initiatives, and efforts to minimise and control the trade and consumption of animals are just a few of the initiatives that may receive funding.
- Promotion of a circulating and ecological economy, with a focus on localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation. The idea of a regional or local Circulating and Ecological Economy encourages the development of a decentralised, low-carbon society that coexists peacefully with the environment. In this connection, COMDEKS will fund neighborhood-based projects that promote and put into practise natural disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption strategies, as well as waste management and other relevant initiatives.
- Knowledge management for enhancing, replicating, and expanding capacity
- Promoting access to, and exchange of, knowledge, experience, best practises, and lessons from socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes with national and local level stakeholders in order to incorporate lessons learned into planning tools and enable replication and upscaling of best practises globally.
- The following requirements must be met by the applicant to be eligible for the grant award: they must be non-governmental or non-profit organisations with the legal authority to operate in Ghana; they must be community groups/community-based organisations and social enterprise organisations recognised by the relevant district/municipal authorities; they must possess the necessary experience and track records to work with communities and groups in environmental, forestry, and/or agricultural related activities; and they must be based in or already have a wo
Visit the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) website for further details.