CBF EbA Facility Second Call for Proposals is Open


Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), February 26th, 2020 – The CBF has opened its Second Call for Proposals, through the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (the EbA Facility). The EbA Facility is requesting project proposals with a focus on EbA actions that help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies.

The CBF Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (the EbA Facility) launched its Second Call for Proposals (2nd CfP), at its EbA Workshop held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic during February, 25-26, 2020. The launch ceremony was presided over by the German Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Volker Pellet, and the Vice minister for Coastal and Marine Resources of the Government of the Dominican Republic, Hon. Ydalia Acevedo, together with representatives of the German Development Bank (KfW), Mr. Karim ould Chih and the CBF, Dr. Joth Singh.

The workshop convened in collaboration with KfW, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the German Development Agency (GIZ) was attended by representatives of 11 organizations and partners whose projects were selected for support through the EbA Facility’s First Call for Proposals. It was intended to enhance grantees’ and their partner organizations’ ability to design, implement and manage successful EbA projects and programmes in Caribbean coastal and marine ecosystems and create a knowledge exchange platform for practitioners as well as policy makers. A total of twelve million USD was committed to the implementation of the 11 projects. The EbA Facility aims to continue promoting regional cooperation as demonstrated through this first workshop.

The CBF EbA Facility, through its 2nd CfP is requesting project concept notes with a focus on EbA actions that help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies. The EbA Facility resources are composed of a 45 million EURO contribution from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety through KfW.

Around ten to thirteen million USD could be allocated under this Second Call for Proposals, depending on the number and quality of proposals. The Facility will distribute grants from US$250,000 up to US$2 million, directly to local, national, regional and international institutions, including civil society organizations, government agencies, universities & research organizations, and community-based organizations in eligible countries. Eligible countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Proposals for regional projects are encouraged.

Applications are accepted until May 31th, 2020. Please consult our website at https://www.caribbeanbiodiversityfund.org/programs/climate-change for further details on the application process.

Applications can be submitted until May 31, 2020, at 23:59 UTC-5.

Check all the details in the Call for Proposals documents available here:

Check the questions & answers about the Call for Proposals here.

Asha-Gaye Cowell
Program Officer, Conservation Finance
Asha-Gaye Cowell is the Conservation Finance Program Officer. She has a diverse academic background, which includes a BSc. Economics and Statistics with first class honors, MSc. International Public and Development Management and a Visiting Fellowship Certification from the University of Oxford where she studied Behavioral Economics along with Strategy and Ethics. Complementing her academic prowess is a cross-section of professional experiences, including work with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), UNECLAC, USAID, the Permanent Missions of Jamaica to the UN, among others. With extensive civic involvement, volunteerism, and strategic partnerships, Asha is very passionate about leadership, international and regional development, economics, youth and climate change.

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