Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘APWLD Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Future Sub Grants’ from  grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

The sub-grants will be awarded to four grassroots feminist organizations in GCF priority countries from Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific to:
a) Hold a workshop/dialogue between GCF board members, GCF secretariat and CSOs monitoring GCF, National Designated Authorities and Country Focal Points, project specific departments and organizations, Accredited and Direct Access Entities of GCF and other related NGOs advocating GCF; and
b) Come up with strong recommendations to their governments and CSO observers at GCF as the peoples’ perspectives on climate finance.

Selected sub-grant partners will be guided by APWLD with its analysis on Development Justice and Just & Equitable transitions; and will be invited to a regional training organised by APWLD to be held on 9 and 10 September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand to build their capacities as GCF gender monitors for their country/region. Following the regional training and subsequent national roundtable, the sub-grant partners are expected to identify a functional working group to engage in GCF and Gender monitoring discussions nationally and regionally through the GCF South-South working group/list-serv to update on their national projects.

The partners will be expected to produce a report and advocacy briefer from roundtable consultation in their respective countries that they conduct afterwards between Sept-Dec 2018 and co-publish it with APWLD. This will also be used in strategic advocacy by APWLD in its submissions and engagements at CoP24, and with GCF Watchers during the year.

APWLD sub-grant is only a supplementary support for existing programmes/projects within the organizations that can be additionally utilized for organizing the round-table consultations and related outcomes to influence climate finance through GCF.

Criteria: The organizations will be selected on the basis of the following –
From the GCF project countries
Prior engagement areas of the organization in climate/development finance, environment, gender and human rights is mandatory

Proven organizational capacity to monitor GCF projects in the region/country with a special focus in the areas of safeguards on gender, indigenous peoples, and environmental and social assessments. Organizational experience in monitoring the compliance and performance of accredited entities with the Fund’s standards and check the monitoring and evaluation component for the Fund is an advantage.

Selected sub-grant partners must send at least 2 representatives/organization to attend APWLD’s regional training on 9- 10th September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least one, if not both, representatives must be a woman, and directly involved in the sub-grant programme throughout the timeline.

Donor Name: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Funding name: APWLD Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Future Sub Grants

Deadline: 10th, August, 2018 (midnight Bangkok time)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
● US$3,000
● Travel support to attend the regional training will be provided additional to the sub-grant.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: The duration of these sub-grants is for six months.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● The sub-grants will be awarded to four grassroots feminist organizations in GCF priority countries from Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Eligible Country: Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Submission mail: shradha@apwld.org

Other important link:
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How to apply: Please send completed forms via email with the subject line “Application for 5F Sub-grants” to Shradha Shreejaya at shradha@apwld.org, by no later than 10 August 2018, midnight Bangkok time. Please note that incomplete applications will not be entertained.

The applicant should submit an expression of interest with the following documents:
● Concept note drawing on the objectives of the sub-grant and activity/work-plan proposed to be held in region/country of the applying organization from October to December 2018.
● Budget proposal for the proposed activities/work-plan.
● Organizational profile and personal resumes of organization representatives who will be attending the training and organizing consultations (please note that at least one, if not both, of the representatives must be a female).
● At least one reference/endorsement from a professional engagement preferably from APWLD membership.


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