BNCFF Calls for Proposals - Marine Protected Areas and Other Effective Conservation Measures

BNCFF Calls for Proposals - Marine Protected Areas and Other Effective Conservation Measures

BNCFF is closely working with the IUCN Green List as part of this CfP. The IUCN Green List is a global campaign for successful nature conservation. At its heart is the Green List Sustainability Standard that provides a global benchmark for how to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. The winning proposals are expected to:

  • Include the Green List Gap Analysis (self-assessment) as a deliverable to be
    funded by BNCFF funds; and

  • General alignment of their application with the objectives of the IUCN Green List Standard and criteria.

    As part of the CfP, the Green List will:

  • Organize an information webinar during the application period to respond to any question applicants may have around the Green List

  • Provide technical assistance to the selected project proponents in the form or:

  • A detailed presentation about the Green List, including its criteria and application process; and

  • Technical assistance during the implementation of the BNCFF funded project activities, notably on the completion of the Green List Gap Analysis

    What are we funding?

    The BNCFF
    supports projects to clarify business, design, and/or conservation related project aspects, in preparation for private sector financing.

    Funding is available to non-governmental organizations (NGO) as managers, advisors or funders/investors in MPAs; private sector entities that develop, manage or have an essential stake in MPAs; not-for-profit community groups; and universities and other research-focused institutions.

    Eligible activities include:

    Feasibility assessments, including:

  • Environmental, economic and social cost benefit analyses

  • Project cash flows modeling (Costs (CAPEX, OPEX) and revenue forecasts)

  • Business model activities (design, strengthening, diversifying)

  • Business plan refinement and/or public-private partnership RFP development

  • Legal studies

  • Management plans and EIA, including:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies

  • Environmental and Social Management Plans

  • General innovation to improve overall management effectiveness in MPA, MPA networks or OECMs

  • Stakeholder engagement efforts, including

  • Stakeholder mappings, discussion on free, prior and informed consent

  • Capacity building activities

    Other preparatory work, including:

  • Preparation of regulatory filings and related public processes

  • Project monitoring, implementation planning and enforcement activities

  • Data collection, process and integration for MRV activities

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; BNCFF Calls for Proposals - Marine Protected Areas and Other Effective Conservation Measures

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