FAO FLEGT Programme launches Call for concept notes in VPA countries
The FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (FAO FLEGT Programme) is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in timber-producing countries engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU.
Eligible VPA Countries include: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, Guyana, Honduras.
In addition to a continuing focus on private sector, this Call will also value proposals seeking innovative and effective methods to integrate gender issues in the context of the forest governance aspects that are addressed.
Grants of up to US$ 110 000 are available through the project. The selection of proposals will be done through two phases. In the first phase, all eligible applicants are invited to submit concept notes. In the second phase, proponents of selected concept notes will be asked to submit full project proposals.
The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is 15 September 2016.