Opportunity - Call for concepts: From knowledge to climate-resilient action in African countries
- Climate Change
- Financing and Business Models
Context Local people and communities in Africa and the global South are experiencing multiple intersecting and compounding risks, including climate vulnerability, economic poverty, lack of development services, and political marginalization. Despite these challenges, there is a growing appreciation that these communities have the knowledge, experience, and capacity to develop and implement their own effective resilience solutions. Even with their rich experience and knowledge of resilience, they largely have inadequate influence and leadership opportunities in decisions and actions that most affect them.
Therefore, there is an urgent need to put local and marginalized people at the center of climate-resilient action. Acknowledging this, organizations around the world are adopting the principles of locally-led adaptation that recognize the expertise and talents of individuals and communities on the climate frontlines to shape their own responses to the climate challenge.
Call focus The ‘knowledge-to-action’ call will provide grants to projects led by African organizations that mobilize Indigenous and local knowledge to support locally-led and inclusive climate-resilient action in Africa.
Projects must align to at least one or more of the following CDKN themes working to achieve climate resilience:
Driving gender equity and social inclusion; Improving access to finance for locally-led climate-resilient action; Supporting just and appropriate ecosystem-based approaches; Enhancing climate literacy; Empowering young people.
Application This is an open call. After assessing the concept notes, up to ten projects will be invited to develop proposals and up to five projects will be selected for funding.
A webinar will be held in both English and French on 13 April 2023 at 11h00 - 12h00 Central African Time (CAT) to go through the application process.
Duration of grants: Up to 3 yearsBudget: Up to USD 150,000 per project