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Sectors: Environment, Local development

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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The global objective of this call for proposals is to enhance the contribution of biodiversity to sustainable economic development and sustainable livelihoods.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To support the design and implementation of initiatives and projects that promote the sustainable management of biodiversity as well as sustainable livelihoods in Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Tanzania
– To promote adaptive management approaches, and approaches taking into account / adapted to local governance issues at community level
– To strengthen the capacities of local national actors (Non State Actors including the private sector, and communities) involved in the initiatives and projects presented

Among financed actions
– Protection/conservation of biodiversity resources (species and ecosystems)
– Best practices and sustainable use of biodiversity resources, including traditional knowledge, sharing benefits
– Control and eradication of alien and invasive species
– Valorisation of biodiversity resources, such as promoting ecotourism, diving
–  Promotion income generation activities, as alternative livelihoods
– Strengthening capacities, & legal frameworks, including training, harmonisation, standardization, improvement of management skills
– Improving data collections and baseline knowledge