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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Co-op & Development, Local development

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Civil Society Organisations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific

Category: Call for proposals

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* Eastern Africa: Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

* Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia

* Indian Ocean: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles

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WE Funding – EDF 11th – Strengthen…
Funds for: Strengthening economic, social and environmental sustainability of small scale fisheries in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region
Main beneficiaries: NGO, public sector operator

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: Strengthening economic, social and environmental sustainability of small scale fisheries in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region
Main beneficiaries: NGO, public sector operator

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To strengthen economic, social and environmental sustainability of small scale fisheries in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region;
* To contribute to the implementation of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication and FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible Governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security;
* To support concrete fisheries management and governance initiatives in small-scale inland and marine fisheries with the possibility of replication at regional level;
* To promote sustainable management of small scale fisheries;
* To increase the contribution of small scale fisheries to sustainable growth;
* To contribute to the equitable development of small-scale fishing communities

Priorities
* Clearly demonstrate how small-scale fisheries can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
* Promote a human rights-based approach, by empowering small-scale fishing communities, including both men and women to participate in decision-making processes, and to assume responsibilities for sustainable use of fishery resources, and placing emphasis for the benefit of vulnerable and marginalized groups;
* Promote international standards on sustainable fisheries management and notably eradicate “destructive fishing practices” and the over-exploitation of specific fisheries;
* Improve the transformation, transport, conservation, etc. conditions at the fishery level, in order to guarantee the fish quality for consumption and reduce fish waste and losses;
* Promote multi-stakeholders approaches such as working with local authorities, public and/or private sector operators;
* Focus on fisheries and value chains of regional interest (i.e. shared fisheries or fisheries present in different countries of the region

Among financed actions
* Promote the sustainable management of small scale fisheries
– Support for the setting up and capacity-development of cooperatives, professional organisations of the small-scale fisheries sector and other organisational structures;
– Support to registration of the fishing activity and adjustment of fleet composition

* Increase the contribution of small scale fisheries to sustainable blue growth
– Create value addition, building on existing traditional and local cost-efficient technologies, local innovations and culturally appropriate technology transfers;
– Activities that foster, provide and enable investments in appropriate infrastructures, organisational structures and capacity development to support the small-scale fisheries post-harvest subsector in producing good quality and safe fish and fishery products, for both export and domestic markets, in a responsible and sustainable manner;
– Support to traditional forms of associations of fishers and fish workers and to their adequate organisational and capacity development in all stages of the value chain in order to enhance their income and livelihood security in accordance with national legislation

* Contribute to the equitable development of small-scale fishing communities
– Promotion of social security protection for workers in small-scale fisheries;
– Investment in human resource development in fishing communities, such as health, education, literacy etc;
– Improved access to clean water, sanitation and waste management, energy in fishing communities;
– Support to small-scale fishing communities affected by climate change or natural and human-induced disasters, including through adaptation, and mitigation measures

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 48 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person; 
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator (government bodies), local authority, a Non-State Actor (NSA), a business organisation (producer organisation, MSMEs, cooperatives and social enterprises), a research institute or an international (inter-governmental)organisation

– The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s)

– Actions must take place in one of the following regions as per allocated Lots: Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean