FCPF Capacity Building Program

FCPF Capacity Building Program for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Southern Civil Society Organizations

Overview

The FCPF Capacity Building Program (CBP) works to provide forest-dependent indigenous peoples (IPs) on one hand, and other forest dwellers and Southern civil society organizations (CSOs) on the other, with information, knowledge and awareness on REDD+ to enhance their understanding of REDD+, and by extension their ability to engage more meaningfully in the implementation of REDD+ Readiness activities.

The program began in 2008 and has been implemented in two phases.

Phase 1: The first phase ran from 2008 through June 30, 2016 and financed 28 projects in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America totaling approximately US$1,900,000. Updates on the implementation of Phase 1 of the program have been presented to the Participants Committee regularly from April 2013 to September 2016.

Phase 2: The second phase began in July 2016 and will end June 30, 2018. This program supports two types of activities: national-level capacity building and awareness raising and regional-level exchange and sharing of lessons learned.

In this phase, funding goes to regional intermediary organizations who then coordinate capacity building activities in their respective regions. There are a total of six regional intermediaries, one for indigenous peoples and one for civil society organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America:

 

Region

Indigenous Peoples (IP) Organization

Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Africa

Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO)

 

Contact: Joseph Ole Simel

Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)

 

Contact: Mithika Mwenda 

Asia

Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education (Tebtebba)

 

Contacts: Vicky Tauli-CorpusHelen Valdez

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB)

 

Contact: Puspa Ghimire

Latin America

Association Sotz’il

 

 

 

Contact: Ramiro Batzin

Asociación Coordinadora Indígena y Campesina de Agroforestería Comunitaria de Centroamérica (ACICAFOC)

 

Contact: Guillermo Alvarado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Organizations in all FCPF member countries are eligible to apply for regional level activity funding; however, priority is given to countries for funding for national level activities according to the following criteria:

i) Their respective governments have signed Readiness Grant Agreements with the FCPF, thereby allowing the corresponding project to reinforce their REDD+ Readiness efforts;

ii) They are not among the original Forest Investment Program (FIP) countries that are eligible to host a Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for indigenous peoples and local communities projects.

In some regions, additional criteria have been applied to determine eligibility for national level activity support —for example, whether a country contains numerous organizations that have already benefited from the CBP Phase 1.

For more information, including on how to apply for funding from the Program, please write to the Contact Person from your corresponding regional intermediary organization.

Budget:

The budget for Phase 2 is US$3,047,394. Grants for each of the six regional intermediary organizations are typically in the range of US$400,000-US$750,000. Sub-grants or contracts for specific regional or country level activities are expected to be in the range of US$25,000-$US75,000.

FCPF Capacity Building Program: Grant Allocations (US$)

 

Balance

Allocation

Contracts already awarded 

Remaining allocation

 

 

 

 

 

IP Capacity Building Grants-Africa

 

934,583

160,000

774,583

IP Capacity Building Grants-Latin America and Caribbean

 

996,889

269,280

727,609

IP Capacity Building Grants-Asia/Pacific

 

560,750

70,000

490,750

Subtotal

2,492,222

2,492,222

499,280

1,992,942

Southern CSO Capacity Building Grants-Africa

 

671,250

314,810

356,440

Southern CSO Capacity Building Grants- Latin America and Caribbean

 

716,000

316,520

399,480

Southern CSO Capacity Building Grants-Asia/Pacific

 

402,750

104,218

298,532

Subtotal

1,790,000

1,790,000

735,548

1,054,452

TOTAL

4,282,222

4,282,222

1,234,828

3,047,394

Starting Point: Balance remaining on IP and Southern CSO grant budgets (original and new programs).

Criterion for allocation between regions: Number of FCPF countries in each region (including new countries), less seven Forest Investment Program countries.