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Call for proposal – ICCA Projects (Deadline 4 May 2018) Call for Proposal – ICCA Legal Review
(Extended to 4 May 2018)

ICCA GSI - GEF Small Grants Programme

The Global Support Initiative for Indigenous Peoples and Community – Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) is a global project funded by the Government of Germany, through its Federal ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), implemented by UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP). In line with Country Programme Strategy, the programme aims to expand the range and quality of diverse governance types of protected areas, and enhance sustainable livelihoods of indigenous peoples and local communities through improved recognition, capacity building and empowerment, and on-the ground support to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs). Further, these actions will contribute to achieving national and global level Aichi 2020 Targets of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD); particularly, Target 11 – Increasing protected areas coverage, Target 14 – safeguarding essential ecosystem services, and Target-18 protection of traditional knowledge.

SGP in Malaysia is seeking qualified civil society organizations to put forward proposals that would help SGP undertake a project that working in the territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) in Malaysia.

Eligible Organisations

  • Locally registered non-for-profit Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
  • Organisation possess local registered bank account of the organisation.
  • Community Based Organisation (CBOs) are encouraged to apply through intermediary organisation who has the local organisation registration and bank account.
  • Organisation must have experiences working with indigenous communities and understand issues faced by indigenous peoples, understand the principle of ICCA and have working experiences at grassroots level.
  • The proposals must clearly present the experience of the applicant and its partner organizations in the issues to be addressed.

Grant Amount
The grant for the ICCA projects shall be a maximum of USD 50,000. It is advisable applicant request for grant based on the estimated expenditures required to conduct proposed activities. Applicants are required to submit a detailed budgetary estimate.

Project Duration
The duration of each grant project may vary from 12 to 24 months.
Deadline:
Friday, 4 May 2018 (5.00 PM).
Selection of grantees will be reviewed by SGP Malaysia’s National Steering Committee (NSC).
The full call for proposals document can be downloaded from SGP website. To obtain more details on SGP and guidelines for application please contact:

Call for Proposals Documents

  1. Proposal Template
  2. Budget Template
  3. Potential Project for ICCAs (Thematic Areas & Type of Projects)

 

Lee Shin Shin
National Coordinator
GEF Small Grants Programme – Malaysia
United Nations Offices in Malaysia

Menara PJH
Level 10,
No. 2, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
Precinct 2, 62100
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: (60-3) 2107 6000
Email: shin.shin.lee@undp.org
Website: www.sgpmalaysia.org

Call for proposal for conducting National Level Legal Analysis to assess the impact of laws, policies and institutional frameworks on Indigenous peoples and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs) in Malaysia

  1. General background on the context of the assignment
     
    In 2015, the UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme (SGP) as part of its OP6 strategic initiatives launched the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous peoples and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) in partnership with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany.  The main objective of the global initiative is to expand the range and quality of diverse governance types of protected areas and sustainable livelihoods of indigenous peoples and local communities through improved recognition, capacity building and empowerment, and on-the ground support to ICCAs. These actions are targeted to contribute to achieving the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi 2020 targets: Target 11 – increasing protected areas coverage; Target 14 – safeguarding essential ecosystem services; and Target-18 protection of traditional knowledge.
     
    The global initiative is implemented in 26 SGP countries, and core technical partners include the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Global Programme on Protected Areas (IUCN GPAP), the ICCA Consortium, and the Secretariat of the CBD.
     
    The initiative is executed through three distinct but mutually reinforcing “Work Packages” (WP): WP1 - Provide direct support to community-based action and demonstration on sound ICCAs stewardship for the purposes of ecosystem protection, sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction; WP2 - Legal, Policy and other forms of support for ICCA recognition and conservation (including governance assessments of protected areas and landscapes); and WP3 - Networking, knowledge production and exchange between national civil society organization (CSO) initiatives at regional and global levels.
     
  2. Scope of the assignment
     
    The overall aim of the assignment is to assess at the national level the impact of laws, policies and institutional frameworks on ICCAs; and come up with appropriate recommendations and strategies for reforms to improve the recognition and support to ICCAs.
     
    Natural Justice (NJ), a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Cape Town with hubs in Nairobi, Cotonou and New York has been engaged by ICCA-GSI as the global technical partner for coordinating and supporting the legal, policy and other forms of support for ICCA recognition under the WP2. NJ will provide guidance, methodology and other technical support for the national legal analysis on ICCAs.

    Specific objects of the assignment

    In accordance with the methodology and guidance provided by Natural Justice and the SGP country team the successful applicant will:
     
    • Conduct a detailed literature and desktop review, and analysis of laws policies and institutional frameworks on ICCAs.
    • Organise and host multi-stakeholder meeting(s) to discuss the preliminary results of the legal analysis and receive inputs.
    • Develop and finalise (through a series of consultative process and multi-stakeholder meetings) a holistic legal analysis report, with a dedicated section on recommendations and strategies to implement the finding to improve the recognition and support to ICCAs.
    • Produce quality policy briefs and information materials (on legal frameworks and policies on ICCAs) for distribution to policy makers and parliamentarians.
       
       
    Additional requirement
    If the legal analysis report is written in the national language, the applicant shall translate and make the report available in English and/or other appropriate languages.
  3. Who may submit proposals: An appropriate national NGO, CSO or academic institution with a profound understanding on legal frameworks and polices on ICCAs, and working experience with indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs). The proposal should clearly present the experience and capacity of the applicant organization and its research team to fulfill the assignment.
     
  4. Deadline: Duly completed proposal (in the format provided) with work plan and budget should be received by the SGP National Coordinator (NC) no later than 4 May 2018.
     
  5. Competencies:
    • Good understanding of international and national legal frameworks and policies on ICCAs, as well as key issues related to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiations, especially as they relate to indigenous peoples and local communities;
    • Strong commitment to ICCAs, indigenous peoples’ issues and biodiversity conservation;
    • Proven capacity to produce high quality qualitative research and ability to absorb, analyze and synthesize large amounts of complex information within deadlines;
    • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, and experience in organizing and hosting consultations with IPLCs and national level stakeholders including NGOs and governments;
    • Familiarity with the work of UNDP, GEF Small Grants Programme, UNEP WCMC, IUCN-GPAP and ICCA Consortium.
       
  6. Additional background information on ICCAs:
     
    1. CBD Technical Study 64— Recognising and supporting territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities
    2. Bio-cultural diversity conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities – Examples and analysis
    3. A toolkit to support conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities
    4. ICCAs and Aichi Targets
    5. Primer on Governance for Protected and Conserved Areas
    6. Governance of Protected Areas: From understanding to action
    7. Governance for the conservation of nature
    8. Parks: special issues on Community Conserved Areas
    9. ICCA Legal Reviews (including synthesis, international report, and country reports)
       
  7. Working modality: The selected grantee partner will work under the guidance and supervision of Natural Justice and the SGP country team, and in close collaboration with ICCA-GSI core technical partners. The grantee partner will strongly liaise and coordinate with the national catalytic organization PACOS Trust, who is supporting the SGP on ICCA initiative in the country.
     
  8. Budget: The maximum grant amount for the legal analysis assignment will be limited to $15,000 with applicants required to provide a detailed budgetary estimate.
     
  9. Period of services (tentative): July 2018 – Dec 2019 (18 Months)

Call for Proposals Documents

  1. Proposal Template
  2. Budget Template

For proposal submission and more information, contact:

Lee Shin Shin
National Coordinator
GEF Small Grants Programme – Malaysia
United Nations Offices in Malaysia

Menara PJH
Level 10,
No. 2, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
Precinct 2, 62100
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: (60-3) 2107 6000
Email: shin.shin.lee@undp.org
Website: www.sgpmalaysia.org