The SADC TFCA Financing Facility has launched its first Call for Concepts for biodiversity conservation in Southern Africa. This call is open to government entities, Non-Governmental Organisations and Community- Based Organisations (CBOs) implementing biodiversity conservation related projects in the SADC region The call for Concepts is open from 15th June 2021 - 15th September 2021
The SADC TFCA Financing Facility is pleased to announce its first call for submission of Concepts focussing on Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) in the SADC Region. This is the first call in a series of calls to be announced by the Financing Facility.
This call aims to support three thematic areas in TFCAs:
TFCA FF grants:
Consideration will be given to concept notes for projects which meet the following criteria:
A signed letter of endorsement must accompany project concepts from the relevant government entity responsible for TFCAs in the country/s in which the project is located.
Please click on the links to access detailed instructions to applicants, Concept Note Template and the Environmental and Social Management (ESMS) Questionnaire attached in the Interim TFCA FF ESMS Framework.
To submit your application for a TFCA FF grant, please fill out the concept note template, budget template, ESMS questionnaire and send electronically (maximum 20MB) to sadctfcaffgrants[at]iucn[dot]org.
Why support SADC TFCAs?
Transfrontier Conservation Areas in the SADC region are home to a number of globally significant species and habitats, with potential to contribute towards economic development not only to national economies of participating countries, but also to the livelihoods of local communities living in TFCAs who are often faced with challenges related to human-wildlife co-existence.
The concept of TFCAs contributes towards biodiversity conservation in the SADC region, through setting aside large contiguous land areas to promote ecological connectivity. TFCAs aim to enhance collaboration among SADC Member States in conservation of biodiversity through adoption of common management approaches. The TFCA FF aims to contribute towards achievement of the objectives of the SADC TFCA Programme developed in 2013 through calls for concepts.