New funding opportunity for Community-Based REDD+ (CBR+) projects in Cambodia & Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 17 February, 2015

CBR+ is a partnership between the UN-REDD Programme and the GEF Small Grants Programme to deliver grants directly to indigenous peoples and communities to empower them to fully engage in the design, implementation and monitoring of REDD+ readiness activities, and develop experiences, lessons, and recommendations at the local level that can feed into national REDD+ processes.

Grants of up to USD 50,000 support a range of community-level activities such as: addressing drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, building the capacities of communities to engage in REDD+ readiness processes, clarifying and improving the definition of land use rights, exploring mechanisms for benefit sharing, and advancing the implementation of safeguards for REDD+, among others.

Proposals are now being accepted for Cambodia (deadline 16th March 2015) and Sri Lanka (deadline 23rd February) for national applicants. See here for more information.