ADB: TA 8179 CAM
Call for Expression of Interest
for Community-Based Climate Change
Adaptation Grants to Civil Society Organisations
Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning
Output 3: Civil Society Support Mechanism
Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest: 30 September 2015 (17:00 hrs)
About the programme
In order to promote mainstreaming climate resilience into development planning, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with funding from the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience of the Climate Investment Funds, plans to provide small grants to Cambodian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to implement community-based climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction projects. The small grants scheme is administered by Plan International, in close cooperation with the Royal Government of Cambodia.
The objectives of the small grants scheme is to (i) help communities better understand their sources of vulnerability; (ii) generate knowledge on impacts of climate change and potential civil society approaches to adaptation and disaster risk reduction; (iii) assess the possibilities of linking the studies to ADB-financed projects to enable mainstreaming of adaptation; (iv) capture lessons from community-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction initiatives, and provide feedback into the development of additional projects for replication; and (v) develop knowledge products that will serve as a useful resource for the government and development partners to help inform policy development and decision-making.
Each grant will have a budget of US$30,000 - $100,000, and be implemented over an eighteen-month period, starting in late 2015. Any registered Cambodian civil society organisation (CSO) can apply; applications from coalitions or partnerships (for example, an NGO that works together with several CBOs) are highly recommended. CSOs can implement projects which address risks and resilience to climate change in any location in Cambodia. CSOs can implement projects in any sectors including but not limited to agriculture, water resources, urban development, or transport. Proposals for projects that are gender-sensitive, participatory, innovative, and directly improve resilience of vulnerable populations (including women, children, people with disabilities, and minorities). will be prioritised for funding.
How can my agency apply, and what is the selection process?
Please send a two-page Expression of Interest in English to MCRDP Project-Plan International by 30 September 2015, using the template and guidelines found at:
https://app.box.com/s/e3089pb3116aje2c691rj7fftzozeaaz or email email@example.com to request for a template. As per the template, the Expression of Interest should include a brief summary of your organisation’s work, and demonstrate your agency’s interest in and capacity to effectively manage a community-based climate change adaptation project. We are not requesting a project proposal at this time.
All Expressions of Interest will be reviewed and a long list of about thirty-five applicants who are judged to be most capable to successfully participate in the programme will be selected. Each CSO on the ‘long list’ will send one representative to a week-long training at the end of September 2015. The training will cover a range of topics, including an overview of climate change adaptation, how to conduct a participatory climate vulnerability reduction assessment, design a project design, and prepare a proposal. Those who complete the training will be invited to prepare a full project proposal, and will be given a small budget to support that process. Approximately twenty proposals will be awarded.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. YUN Sina, National Capacity Building Specialist via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone: 093 556 607 / 017 556 601.