Great interest in IKI Small Grants 3rd Call for Proposals

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The 3rd Call for Proposals by IKI Small Grants closed on 15 April 2022 with an enormous participation of 475 project entries.

All complete project applications will be subject to a technical and legal/commercial evaluation. In consultation with the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), IKI Small Grants selects the best project ideas. The IKI Small Grants Team of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is responsible for this assessment. After completing the selection process, all applicants are informed whether their application has been selected for funding. 

The proposals were submitted by more than 450 organisations from 80 different countries worldwide. These include a wide spectrum of actors, ranging from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), youth and women-led organisations as well as few private enterprises. About half of the project applications were received from actors from Africa, one third from actors from Asia and about 20 percent of all applications were submitted from Latin America. .  

Balanced interest in all four funding areas  

When looking at the four funding areas, the picture is equally coherent. The IKI received around 220 proposals for the funding area adapting to the impacts of climate change, more than 80 proposals for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, around 50 proposals on forestry and more than 110 on biodiversity conservation. 

The proposed topics range from environmental education and low-carbon mobility to energy efficiency and agriculture. Among other things, organisations want to support rural development measures, promote sustainable agriculture, or focus on vulnerable population groups such as women and children in climate-relevant training programmes. The majority of applications are characterised by concrete measures at the local level.

Together with the projects of the first two calls, IKI Small Grants will soon fund about 100 projects worldwide  

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