Selection of 25 new small-scale projects by IKI Small Grants

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Good news for small-scale climate and biodiversity projects: the IKI Small Grants funding programme allocates another 3,5 million euros to 25 local projects in 19 countries that contribute to climate and biodiversity protection. 

For the first time, the three IKI ministries, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, have selected the most ambitious and sustainable from the 475 proposals submitted. The projects will contribute locally to the protection of biodiversity and climate protection. Many projects are aimed at supporting local groups, targeting youth and women in particular. For example, one IKI Small Grants project in Kanyakumari in India, reforests mangrove forests and at the same time supports female fisher from the indigenous population. In Namibia, there are plans to set up an e-bike sharing system on the outskirts of Windhoek. The upscaling of climate-smart agriculture models is the goal of a project in Mexico, where indigenous knowledge is passed on to students to reduce vulnerability to climate change and improve the communities’ livelihoods.

IKI Small Grants specifically supports small local, national, or regional organisations in ODA-eligible countries. It is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

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