Extension of the call for proposals to May 09, 2021 at 23:59 GMT
The deadline for the call for proposals has been extended to May 09, 2021 at 23: 59 GMT to provide more clarifications particularly on the mandatory minimum requirements under Section IV-Evaluation. Kindly read the Updated invitation package and updated proposal template. All the clarifications are indicated in RED. Carefully review your proposals to make sure they address and comply with all the requirements. These requirements are very important, as they represent the first step of the screening process. No proposal will be considered for further evaluation if it does not meet all of them.
We would like to draw your particular attention to requirements 1. and 4. under section: IV: Evaluation. They seem to have been overlooked in many proposals:
1. Explicit written acceptance of the terms and conditions applicable to FAO Letters of Agreement as laid out in the LoA template in Annex I.
This requirement has been added to the signature page (Page 10 in the invitation package in the English version) where the applicant needs to certify that the information provided is correct. By signing the page, the applicant provides at the same time his/her written acceptance of these terms and conditions.
4. Presentation of the community action plan/process.
The applicants shall clearly present/describe the community plan/process, in which their proposal is integrated and will contribute to. It is important to note that the main purpose of the call is to support the implementation/scaling up of an existing community plan/ process.
Applicants who have already submitted proposals will have the opportunity to review them, ensure they comply with all requirements, and they will need to either confirm their application or resubmit an updated version if necessary.
Kindly be reminded that:
We have added a link to the updated proposal template in Word format to facilitate the submission of the proposals
Finally, an e-mail will be sent to acknowledge the receipt of each submission.
In the framework of the project “Global Transformation of Forest for People and Climate: A Focus on West Africa” funded par Sida, FAO, in collaboration with the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food of ECOWAS (ARAA / RAAF), is pleased to announce the launch of an open and competitive call for proposals for community-based forest/land management demonstration initiatives. The project supports the implementation of the ECOWAS Forest Convergence Plan for the Sustainable Management and Use of Forest Ecosystems in West Africa.
Through this call, the project will select and support small demonstration initiatives aimed to develop, demonstrate, and share knowledge about community-based sustainable land and forest management in West Africa and highlight its potential economic, social, and environmental contributions for the benefit of the population and the global environment.
If you are interested in applying to this call, please note that:
- The deadline for submission of proposals is 11 April 2021, 23:59 (GMT)
- Submissions and queries should be sent only to this mailbox: FAO-SRO-Africa-Western (FAOSFW) FAO-SFW@fao.org
- All e-mails must indicate in the subject the specific purpose to facilitate the management of correspondence and ensure respect of confidentiality :
- Expression of interest to submit a proposal OR
- Request for information/clarification OR
- Submission of a proposal.
- Responses to single queries will be shared with all those who expressed interest in submitting a proposal. As indicated in the invitation, kindly indicate your interest in participating using the e-mail address provided above.
- All requests for clarifications shall be submitted between 01 and 15 March 2021, 23:59 (GMT). After this date, no additional requests can be considered.
- This call for proposals is open to international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit groups/associations/cooperatives, or similar entities legally constituted and recognized in at least one of the 15 ECOWAS member countries.
Among other eligibility criteria described in the invitation package, proposals shall clearly explain how the planned actions to be funded are integrated into a community process and/or participatory action plan covering at least two to three subsequent years, ensuring sustainability and continuity after project support.