Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation is currently seeking proposals for ARCOS Small Grants Programme with an aim to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African Mountains.
To meet the objectives of this small grant, the following areas of intervention will be given priority:
1. Capacity Building and Institutional Development
2. Nature Based Community Enterprises
3. Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Benefits
4. Policy Analysis and Advocacy
5. Climate Change and Community Adaptation
6. Natural Resources Management Governance
7. Awareness, Knowledge and Information
8. Biodiversity Threat Mitigation.
Only initiatives where a civil society organisation is the main applicant are eligible. Government authorities and for-profit (commercial, private market) actors cannot apply but may participate as cooperation partners in the project, or be part of a coalition where a civil society organisation is the main applicant. Deadline for application is 31 May 2016. For more information, visit the ARCOS Network website.