USD 100K UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme for Strategic Partners

Request for Proposals for Strategic Partners

GEF Small Grants Programme of UNDP

The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) implemented by UNDP, provides grants for initiatives of communities and civil society organizations, to enable them implement projects ¡n the focal areas of biodiversity conservation, climate
change mitigation, and sustainable land management.

The community-based projects are designed to result in positive change in the environment while at the same time supporting poverty reduction and local empowerment objectives.

In the current phase of the Programme titled “Sixth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme ¡n Kenya”, the objective of the project is to enhance the socio ecological resilience of ecologically sensitive landscapes and seascapes of global and national significance, through community-based initiatives.

The three sites selected are the production landscapes of: the Lake Bogoria National Reserve, the Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests, and the biodiversity-rich marine ecosystem of Shimoni-Vanga seascape of southern Kenya.

Recognizing that local institutions and communities may not have experience in strategy development and planning, and that integrated land/seascape management is a complex approach, SGP requests for proposals from highly qualified national NGOs, three of which will be allocated a strategic grant (up to USD 100,000) to operate as strategic partners at one of the land/seascapes, i.e. one strategic partner per site.

The selection of the strategic partners will be a competitive process, conducted by the National Steering Committee (NSC) of GEF SGP.

All proposals must be developed using the GEE SGP proposal guidelines, available at the SGP website.

For more information on the proposed activities, expected deliverables and criteria for selection, kindly visit the Kenya country page at the following website at: under the Documents section.

Proposals are to be sent by e-mail to by COB Thursday March 8th 2018, copied to

GEF Small Grants Programme,
UNON Complex, Gigiri,
Block M Level 2,
P.O. Box 30218, 00100,
Tel: +254 724 440 091

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Updated: February 26, 2018 — 11:35 am