French Global Environment Facility Small-Scale Initiatives Program for Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa

Small-Scale Initiatives Program

Program(s) Offered: Biodiversity protection, Climate change
Program Level: Training
Provider: French Global Environment Facility
Country to Work in: Sub-Saharan Africa

Scholarship Description
The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) (or in French, Fonds Fran├žais pour l'Environnement Mondial) runs the Small-Scale Initiatives Programme to support civil society organisations in Africa which are actively working on biodiversity protection and climate change action.

This Small-Scale Initiatives Programme (SSIP) aims at strengthening the civil society contribution of Central and Western African countries, Madagascar and Mozambique to the conservation of the Environment by funding local projects.

The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) is a financial instrument of French cooperation and development policy, dedicated to the protection of the global environment. For 20 years, its mission has been to co-finance projects with a strong environmental focus in developing countries and emerging markets. The SSIP focuses on Sub-Saharian African countries, including Madagascar and Mozambique.

Successful applicants include NGOs from the eligible countries, professional bodies, women and youth groups or associations.

Eligible groups
Citizens of sub-Saharan AFRICAN countries

Participating Institutions
French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) [formerly, French Global Environment Facility, FGEF]

Fields of study
FFEM works in six main areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, persistent organic pollutants, and the stratospheric ozone layer.

The SSIP Program will cover organizations with a focus on Biodiversity protection and climate change action.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
This will depend on the project under consideration

Scholarship benefits
The programme has been set up to help civil society organisations to:
  • undertake field projects in West and Central Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique,
  • strengthen their technical, training, management and project monitoring capacities,
  • strengthen a small-scale projects monitoring network in West and Central Africa,
  • strengthen their capacities for influencing environmental policy choices in the countries concerned,
  • share and disseminate their experiences and successes
Method of Application
Eligible and interested bodies must contact FGEF.

It is important to read the SSIP Program page, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this programme

The application deadline is February 15, 2011, 6 p.m. (Paris time)

The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) (formerly, French Global Environment Facility, FGEF) is a French public bilateral fund whose mission is to protect the global environment in developing countries, in the name of the French cooperation and development policy.

Its intervention strategy is steered by a Committee gathering 5 ministries (Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry for Research) and the French Development Agency (AFD). The AFD is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the FFEM and is hosting its Secretariat.

Application Deadline: 15 February 2011
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)

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