IKI is launching new idea competitions for Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam

The IKI is looking for outline proposals for programmes to be implemented in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The International Climate Initiative is looking for outline proposals for programmes to be implemented in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Photos: James Anderson, World Resources Institute (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)/Julie Steinen/Shutterstock

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) has launched a new call for funding. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) carries out country-specific procedures to select ideas for a total of six bilateral programmes to be implemented in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam. The programmes are intended to support the countries in implementing their own Nationally Determined Contributions ( NDCs), the National Biodiversity Strategy (NBSAP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined in the Agenda 2030.

In Indonesia, the main topics of the new country call are sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, adaptation to climate change, enhancing natural carbon sinks and the transformation of the country’s energy system. In Thailand, the ideas submitted are intended to contribute to the adaptation to climate change (especially in cities) and the green energy transition. The proposals submitted for the call for funding in Viet Nam should cover the adaptation to climate change with a focus on nature-based solutions (NbS) and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) as well as the implementation of strategies for sustainable growth and the transformation of the energy sector.

A total of EUR 30 million is available for each of the three selection procedures. The idea competitions will be coordinated and implemented by the IKI Secretariat.

Application procedures and deadlines

Outline proposals for programmes can be submitted in English via the IKI online platform from now until 30 April 2020 (24:00, CEST). We do not expect programmes to start until the second quarter of 2021 at the earliest.

The programmes should be designed for an implementation period of five to seven years and must be implemented by a consortium of at least two organisations. Eligible applicants include non-governmental organisations, business enterprises, universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad, implementing organisations of the Federal Republic of Germany, institutions in partner countries (including national implementation organisations accredited with international or multilateral organisations) and multilateral organisations and institutions such as development banks and organisations and programmes of the United Nations.

Interested organisations must demonstrably have a strong network of local partners. Fifty percent of the funding is to be provided to national implementing organisations working in the respective partner country.